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Padme Episode 1 Peasant Costume help

 
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edgejedi (Jase Fox)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:27 am    Post subject: Padme Episode 1 Peasant Costume help Reply with quote

Hi everyone - trying to help a friend out here - can anyone point him in the right direction please? I know it is in the Ep 1 Visual Dictionary (p28), but does anyone else have any other info or support that they can help pass on please?

JimmyVeers wrote:
Hello everyone, I'm putting together a Padme peasant costume (not for myself I might add, it's for a keen 11-year old). It seems to be the least popular of all the Amidala costumes so resources seem a bit limited.

Any help or guidance would be welcome especially images & links about the fabric & accessories.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I'm disappointed, I thought we would see you as Padmé in the near future. Razz

Anyway the best place for all Padmé costumes is www.padawansguide.com
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obi Anne wrote:
Now I'm disappointed, I thought we would see you as Padmé in the near future. Razz

One day, one day.... Shocked Rolling Eyes Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

O_O im asking the same question what type of fabric should i use?? i got no idea!! i really want to make this costume also!! it doesn't look that hard.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The costume itself isn't that hard, but I'll warn you - it's very HOT! Unless you live in a cooler climate, I recommend wearing this one during cooler seasons. Yes, I know it was designed to be movie-desert-wear, but when you add the binding to the wrists, around the boots, and the belt at the waist, you pretty much cut off all air-flow into the garments. WHEW!!

That being said, use as much light-weight, natural-fiber fabric as you can - cotton, cotton, cotton. Very Happy The over-tunic kinda looks like monks-cloth (or even raw silk), and pants look like bubble gauze, or something similar (maybe crinkled silk). As for the blue sweater-looking part... I have no idea. It looks to be a very loosely knitted fabric, that was purposely constructed to be big on Natalie Portman.

I wish I still had my reference pics for this costume, but I lost them ages ago.

Good luck, and have fun with this!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay what about the shoes???
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just made this costume, and actually happened accross the real thing at the Science exhibit in Minnesota. The shirt is two layers, a lighter gauze topped with some sort of scarfy material. I still haven't been able to find that, so I invented my own top layer.

My page for this costume is here.

The photos I took at the exhibit turned out a bit blurry, but it might give you some different angles at it.

I used suiting for the pants, a cotton gauze for the shirt, a silk weave for the vest, and a heavy wool for the belt. On the original, the blue part of the belt and the gray wrist ties are totally cheese cloth, so that's what I used. I had to splice two pieces together, though for the belt.

I should mention that everything in my costume, except the pants, the brown part of the belt, and the edging on the vest was hand dyed to be the color it is now. RIT and similar dyes work well to get the colors you might want.

For shoes, I used moccasins. She appears to use something like that in the movie.

Since my hair is pretty short, I utilized a half-wig and styled it by adding in extensions for all the braids.

For the thingy on the belt, I found a large wooden bead, filled the hole with wood putty, and varnished it at least 5 times. The red part, I made out of sculpy clay, painted, and varnished it. I drilled some holes in the center of the wooden part and made a giant button out of it so I could attach it to the belt.

One thing I noticed about the shirt, to get that nice billowy effect, is that the sleeves are actually longer than your fingertips, but they're gathered into some bias tape and pushed back up onto your wrist.

If you have any other questions, please ask. I had a lot of fun researching this costume.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks everyone for the info and help! I'll pass everything on.

Jenna - awesome job and great ref pics - many, many thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will have a look in dressing a galaxy book for the exact name of the fabrics Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you find out what that scarfy stuff is or where to get it, let me know, I'm still on the look-out for it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure, there is something about the costume
I had a look a few days ago on the book to check something !!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some friends took photos in Sydney recently of the costume:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattandkristy/3233582410/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattandkristy/3232657475/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattandkristy/3233492616/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattandkristy/3233057882/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattandkristy/3223781320/

It looks like the layer is a custom job, It could be replicated by pulling lots of warp threads from a loose cheesecloth (like the waist wrap) and making many vertical rows of stitching. Then washing it and drying it and distressing it a lot!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So on the book, there is close picture of the fabric.
It's "hemp and linen mix fabric"
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That just describes the fibres, not the weave Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im going to start working on it i just need to go to have some one to go fabric shopping with me ^^ lol
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