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Senatorial Leia Build Log

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:00 am    Post subject: Senatorial Leia Build Log Reply with quote

Hi, I just wanted a place to put my build log and such for later on.


Dress:

- Used Pam's pattern exactly. http://chucrew.com/Leia/dresspattern.html
- drew it out on wrapping paper
- made a muslin copy

-decided it worked for me, did the same thing with the real fabric, which is the Jet Set from Joann's. Fabric: https://www.joann.com/sew-classic-knits-jet-set/prd32706.html

** don't forget to stop for the slits while sewing on both sides of the dress on both copies**
- commission Cosplay Meg for the belt https://www.facebook.com/CosplayMeg/
-buy boots (TBD if I like them or not) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FYX2N5Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1




Hair Buns:

Amazon Spree:
Hair: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K89PFZM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Base wig: (TBD if I like it or not)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MGZX8TT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Comb Clip:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075MW1BL3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Also needed but no links:
- 12 gauge/ 2mm wire from the floral department of michael's
- hair nets
- color matching bobby pins
- hot glue as needed in random places while still follwing the tutorial

Here's the tutorial I used: http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=38334&fbclid=IwAR1c42i5sqS6Gc8Nd1_vlRSbJ1-ziy6OPKQ_2-Bv9F23KTigTJCgXzSBnnA

Notes:
- it doesn't really need tape wrapped around the wire (I struggled with that part for some reason and skipped over it, I just used hot glue in places where it was needed)
- be careful and gentle when handling the long pieces of unbraided hair, it's a pain
- easier as a two person job, one person on either end of the wire
- 12 gauge fits between the teeth og the combs linked above perfectly.

My buns!:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Things that are going on now:

- waiting on belt from Meg
- waiting on fabric to cut out and sew the second layer of the dress, and therefore start to complete the dress
- waiting on boots, wig to see if they work/like them
-waiting on hairnets and bobbypins to put on buns (pic is without both, just hair spray)
- need to sew the seams on the first layer of the dress
-maybe make more buns????
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


Made another single bun, need to make another tomorrow to have two pairs, just in case. Also, making uns is frustrating but kind of fun.

Boots came in, snipped off the buckles and snipped the stretch in the back a little wider to accommodate my wide calves.

Wig came in, wouldn't work for me. Sending it back.Mad Ordered another wig, this time the Chibi from arda-wigs.com in Spanish brown. I have to wait to see if the wig color matches the buns I've already made or if I have to make a new set with a new hair color.

Wig:
Color comparing right now, it looks like I might be okay, but I won't know for sure until the wig gets here.

I plan to follow Cosplay Meg's tutorial for handling the base wig and what not.
Tutorial: https://aminoapps.com/c/cosplay/page/blog/princess-leia-wig-tutorial/bMUo_u8ml5Zm1l1QkDeBbkE0rnjmBr

Things going on now:
- waiting on belt from Meg
- waiting on fabric to cut out and sew the second layer of the dress, and therefore start to complete the dress (should be Thursday now)
-waiting on hairnets and bobbypins to put on buns (pic is without both, just hair spray) (Should be tomorrow)
- need to sew the seams on the first layer of the dress
-make at least one more bun with the hair I still have left over so I have two sets.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's looking great so far! I'm sorry your first wig didn't work out. That new wig is a high quality one, so fingers crossed that the buns match.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely try looking for one without a fringe. And get a center part; that will make it easier on you. Smile

Boots looks like they will work without straps and buckles, so in general it looks like things are going well for you.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:26 am    Post subject: Hair tutorial Reply with quote

Hello! I am just working on my first build and don't have a ton of experience, but I did happen to come across this really excellent video recently.

This is of the best I have seen so far for working with synthetic hair extensions for Star Wars hairstyles. I am not sure it would work with a wig as a base, but thought it wouldn't hurt to pass it on!

I found kanekalon hair to be super affordable (like $8 for 6 feet of braiding hair) and there were lots of colors. The ladies at a local beauty supply were able to match to my hair color almost perfectly.

3 Iconic Star Wars Hairstyles Tutorial: https://youtu.be/cqZQZ-YX9H4

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leia wig is done! Here are some pictures. I followed Meg's tutorial here: https://aminoapps.com/c/cosplay/page/blog/princess-leia-wig-tutorial/bMUo_u8ml5Zm1l1QkDeBbkE0rnjmBr






The wig has a nice, clean part in the back and a slightly messy zig-zag part in the front to take away the bangs.

Still sewing the dress, I'm having to hand sew it because my machine eats it, no matter what needle and foot I try using. It's annoying but I'm getting there. Working on the hems at the bottom and the keyhole. Next is the collar.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to see your progress. Smile Sad to hear your sewing machine trouble; some machines simply doesn't like certain types of fabric.
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