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Cara Dune Build

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:14 am    Post subject: Cara Dune Build Reply with quote

Welp...I'm going to guess Cara will fall in this detachment so I'm posting my build progress here to get started. If she lands in Rebel Supporters later, so be it. However, my gut tells me DB94 is the place for her so here I write my research and build woes. Wink

I've been slowly piecing this together since we saw the first images from D23 last year.

I went ahead and put together a glove tutorial for how I made mine and what I used. It can be found at the following link:

I also purchased these pants at Walmart to use as the base.

I will be adding the patterned panels to these pants with this fabric:

I also purchased this for the piping on her pants.

I will be using a black, stretch knit for the top and have a preliminary pattern already made for it.

Boots have been ordered from Crow Props and should be arriving in a few more weeks.

My friend is a stylist and we did a whole tutorial on how to do Cara's hair with long hair (mine reaches down to about 6 inches past the bottom of my bra strap). Here is a front and side shot of the finished look.

I will be using matching colored ribbon when I do it for real. Since this was a practice attempt, we used what was handy.

My friend is printing my armor for me and as soon as it is done, I will get started painting it and getting it attached. I'm thinking magnets are the way to go with this but still debating.

I've purchased 4 TK boxes to go on the back of my belt and have sanded, primed and painted them. Now I am going to weather them to get the worn out feel of Cara's.

I'm not sure yet how I am going to attach them but I'm sure something will come to me. Mr. Green

For the lower belt and gauntlets, I am using this material as a base.

It really is a teal in real life but it's showing more of a green online. Anyway, I purchased 3/4 of a yard which should be more than enough for the gauntlet cuffs and the belt.

I'm slowly making headway and will post as I get more done.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're thinking she falls here, too!

That hair tutorial!!!! That's amazing! That's been one of the big things that has been holding me back from considering this costume; I don't want to cut my hair or wear a wig. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing that info!
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