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Twi'Lek Headpiece Help

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:35 pm    Post subject: Twi'Lek Headpiece Help Reply with quote

Hey all - this isn't about Lekku - those are under control.

I'm working with a friend on a Twi'lek, and I'm wondering if any of you Twi'leks out there can help us out with a snag. Are there patterns for the headpieces/bands that hide the seam of the appliance and help hold it on? Pretty much every female in the movies has a variation on it (practical or ornamental), and I think it should be simple to piece together but my friend (who's very good at sewing and would know more about the practical application) seems to be befuddled with what I'm sketching out for her.

So any experience would be appreciated - what did you use/how did you do it for your headpieces?


Not sure if this helps, but the design I've planned out for her is styled closely after the flight cap/comm unit set-up Jango had while flying the Slave I in AotC (just adding a chinstrap and modding the earpieces to allow for her ear cones).
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont know if this helps...but I got my stuff from summer..
this is her website
she has some suff on there that might help..
http://www.completewermosguide.com/lekku.html
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Crix! I took a look at what she had for headpieces and threw together several more sketches from various angles. Now I just need to get a hold of my friend and see if this makes it any more clear...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry I didn't spot this thread earlier... did you get everything figured out with your seamstress?

I usually make my headpieces in three parts: the piece that goes around the back, the chin strap (which is primarily used to hold the ear covers close against the sides of my face), and the wrap that goes around the forehead. To get the look of a pilot flight cap, it might be possible to integrate the forehead wrap into the part that covers the ears and the back of the head. You'll need to have a way to close it snugly and evenly in the back, though, since the forehead wrap is what typically holds the lekku in place. The most important thing to remember is to take all of the measurements and try-on sessions while you are wearing your lekku headpiece. (That's a learn-from-my-fail bit of advice... I made my first head wrap without the lekku on, and it turned out too small!)

Here are the three basic pieces that I use:

The chin strap is held onto the lekku with velcro, then I velcro on the piece that hides my ears and the back of the headpiece, and finally the long wrap goes around my forhead and closes in the back with yet another piece of velcro.




Here's how it looks when it's all assembled.




Pam :-)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twi'lek Pam wrote:
I'm sorry I didn't spot this thread earlier... did you get everything figured out with your seamstress?

I usually make my headpieces in three parts: the piece that goes around the back, the chin strap (which is primarily used to hold the ear covers close against the sides of my face), and the wrap that goes around the forehead. To get the look of a pilot flight cap, it might be possible to integrate the forehead wrap into the part that covers the ears and the back of the head. You'll need to have a way to close it snugly and evenly in the back, though, since the forehead wrap is what typically holds the lekku in place. The most important thing to remember is to take all of the measurements and try-on sessions while you are wearing your lekku headpiece. (That's a learn-from-my-fail bit of advice... I made my first head wrap without the lekku on, and it turned out too small!)

Here are the three basic pieces that I use:

The chin strap is held onto the lekku with velcro, then I velcro on the piece that hides my ears and the back of the headpiece, and finally the long wrap goes around my forhead and closes in the back with yet another piece of velcro.




Here's how it looks when it's all assembled.




Pam :-)


Oh wow Pam. If you weren't a woman and already married, I could just kiss you. Fantastic! Now that my seamstress isn't doing 101 anime comissions, I can sit her down and force her to study these.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucky_Lekku wrote:

Oh wow Pam. If you weren't a woman and already married, I could just kiss you. Fantastic! Now that my seamstress isn't doing 101 anime comissions, I can sit her down and force her to study these.
Why, do you think she'd rather kiss a Wookiee? ^^

I'm always amazed by Pam's creations. She's a great costumer and I hope to, one day, meet her in person. And hey: Her Darth Talon should be ready for CV in August. New Pam stuff, yay! Laughing
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