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Making SWTOR Humble Hero Set
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Ronne (Eva Lassler)



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:15 pm    Post subject: Making SWTOR Humble Hero Set Reply with quote

Hello.

Sorry for adding a whole new topic, but I have failed in searching. I seriously consider making approvable SWTOR Humble hero set.

Some time ago, I have seen photos of a person having this set. I think there was a link in the actual costume reference library page. However, I'm unable to find it now.

Can I please ask those who made the set already, to post some pics? I'd like to see how it can be done. Perhaps any pieces of advice, too? Are there any tricky parts I should focus on? I'd like to get some real look at the Humble hero set. In my opinion "digital gear" may be a little difficult as they do not always follow the rules of logic Very Happy

Thank you very much. And I appreciate your help.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to go look it up: https://torf.mmo-fashion.com/humble-hero/

The only real difference I see between that and Generic Jedi as written is the tabards are kind of thin. Otherwise, it's just a sleeveless OT setup.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Volund Starfire made this costume.

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/costume.php?mode=view&c=13618&bu=profile.php%3Fmode%3Dviewprofile%26u%3D5260&bl=Back+to+Volund+Starfire%27s+profile

it's basically just "Luke ROTJ" in a different color scheme.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be me who did it, as Cobalt stated. It is a recolored Luke, but there are a couple of minor differences.

The shirt is standard and actually has normal cuffs. I built mine with a button-down shirt pattern that I added a bib to. I used an Army Green fabric. The seam runs the underside of the arm.

The vest is a short kimono. I used Onasberg that I tea-dyed. It has a seam across the shoulder and down the side. The stole is the same material and color.

The trousers are the same material as the shirt. I used a pajama pants pattern for them and included a wide elastic waist with a fly. It's just a two-part pants pattern, but if you add a small gusset in the crotch, it will make things a little more comfortable.

The belt is pretty much straight forward, but has a peculiarity to it. The saber hook and D-ring are hung UNDER the Obi. So, I connected the belt to the obi with under the hook and ring and velcroed it in the back. The back of the obi has an obvious flat look.

The boots are comfortable because they're two parts. I use a pair of low boots with a leather/pleather gaiter over them. They aren't connected.

Finally, the gloves are just a pair of wrist-length gloves.

Keep the leathers the same colors, the outer cloth pieces the same colors, and the inner cloths the same colors.

I have a bunch of reference shots if you'd like me to share them with you.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Volund Starfire wrote:

I have a bunch of reference shots if you'd like me to share them with you.


That would be absolutely amazing. I have checked the profile link provided and those pictures seems to be blurry. Dunno why. So if you can post them here? Or I can provide you my email.

The best in-game reference photos I have seen so far are here https://swtorista.com/armor/humble-hero

I'm also a little concerned about the fact that there are no visible seams. And I'm not sure how to ensure this perfect "female shape" without them.

That's the "digital gear logic" I mentioned earlier. You can't really have this perfect shaped tunic without seams (or I lack the skill to do so and I need to do more Googling) Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I bought fabrics and other stuff to start working on my SWTOR Humble Hero.



So far I almost finished my lightsaber (like 80% done)




But I have two questions which I hope someone can answer before I move forward:

1. Can I add any extra seams to fit the tunic properly? I feel the tunic would fit better if I add two seams to the sides of my chest.

2. Should the stole be sewed to the tunic? (scruff-line / behind the neck)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronne wrote:


But I have two questions which I hope someone can answer before I move forward:

1. Can I add any extra seams to fit the tunic properly? I feel the tunic would fit better if I add two seams to the sides of my chest.

2. Should the stole be sewed to the tunic? (scruff-line / behind the neck)


A reasonable amount of seams should be acceptable - converting from a digital image to real life will always involve some compromise, and side seams seem pretty reasonable.

And I'd recommend some kind of fastening to make sure it stays in place, being that directly stitching the stole to the tunic, or using velcro/press studs.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dangams wrote:


A reasonable amount of seams should be acceptable - converting from a digital image to real life will always involve some compromise, and side seams seem pretty reasonable.

And I'd recommend some kind of fastening to make sure it stays in place, being that directly stitching the stole to the tunic, or using velcro/press studs.


Alright Smile Will do as you suggest.

I managed some progress yesterday. It is far from being done, of course.





I'm a little concerned about the collar. It is quite wide (it looks okay on the pics, but it is just unplanned illusion Laughing ).

Though I have stretch fabric, it is not stretchy enough to make the collar fit my neck perfectly. If I narrow it, I won't be able to pull the "shirt" over my head. Would it be okay to add a hidden zipper to the back of the shirt?

I have quite long hair. No matter if I wear a ponytail or loose hair, the back of the collar will always be hidden under it.

Thanks again for the reply. I was hoping someone could reach back to me and advice Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good so far!

If you mean the gap in the front of the collar being too wide, it is on the wider side but not too much so at the moment. Looking at the outfit on the male body type on TOR Fashion, it looks like the gap can be up to a third of the distance between the edges of the stole.

I wouldn't go for a zip, really, unless it will be hidden by fabric - relying on hair to hide something is just asking for the wind to unhide it in my experience.

Hope this helps!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not exactly what I meant. Here I can demonstrate better:



I noticed I probably have to remake the seam under my neck. It seems too pointy and I suppose this is bad. Also, the angle of the collar's ends needs to be straight.



And the main problem is there is a space between the collar and my neck:



I can try to adjust it a bit, but I'm afraid I will not be able to pull the shirt over my head if I do this. I don't use stretchy thread. And I don't even know if my sewing machine can handle them. It's not a professional sewing machine at all Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you bring the shoulders in more towards the neck?

Also, maybe make the front flap piece disconnected, but put snaps on it. Then you could pull it over and snap up the front piece, sort of like the flap on an Imperial officer's uniform.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a bad suggestion. Smile If your collar is tight and without serious stretch then you will need an opening of sort when putting it on and taking it off. Hiding that behind your front panel could work.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Corellian styled shirt but yes to close that gap you need to make the distance smaller or recut the neck on new fabric and cut the hole smaller
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The collar doesn't look too bad, actually. It's supposed to look like the "space priest" shirt Luke has from ROTJ. The bib needs to go straight across the chest at the same height as the point, though.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I followed your ideas Smile And it turned up even better than I expected (considering me not being that skilled in sewing)! Very Happy

I managed to add a zipper under the flap. The flap is now disconnected and I will add tiny sew-on snap buttons. I can now pull the "shirt" over my head with no problem.





My pants are done as well. Today I will try to finish the tunic and post pictures again.
I really feel honoured! You guys help me so much on this! I appreciate any of your ideas and suggestions. They are priceless! cheers
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