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New Generic Jedi Costume Standards released - May 2012
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Schph Gochi (Phyllis Schulte)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the only concern I would have is that the buttoned cuffs..

for the most part...
there are no buttons in the SW Universe..

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No buttons, no laces will need to work out way to close the cuffs,

What closures are canon other than zips?

EDIT - I knew I had seen some, the cuffs of Padmes packing dress has self covered buttons - can post image tonight when on computer. Can alter design for self covered loop buttons or a different closure (those cuffs are what inspired design for sleeves on another jedi design I will make oneday)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is true that the PT was more kindly to buttons...

I will let the other judges weigh in on that...
but...
quite honestly...I have never seen buttons on any Jedi...but again...
I don't claim to know everything..

Velcro was always heavily used for closures...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest I can't remember seeing Jedi's with buttons.

As Phyllis has said the PT did have a few characters with buttons and while I'm not opposed to it they would need to be clearly from the Star Wars world, not something you could pick up from the local shop.

I do like that people are trying to think outside the box to bring us some unique Jedi's.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the rest of the outfit clearly signals "JEDI!!!" I would not have a problem with buttons, as long as they look part of the costume Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

today I drafted and toiled undertunic to give idea of what I want to do, also made mock ups of both buttoned and press stud version of cuffs.

please ignore the bad topstitching as i decided to sew it without pressing and remember why this is a bad idea

cuff - ditto on the topstitching

buttons I like (vintage well worn plastic, most likely came off grandads shirts pre 1980, they don't don't quite match 11mm) and fabric (hand dyed)

button cuff

press stud cuff
more images are available http://s811.photobucket.com/albums/zz38/jediress/costume%20progress/Jedi%20Progress/

sorry don't know how to make the images smaller on the board
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The board seems to do that automatically. If its all the same, I'd go for studs over buttons, as buttons are so rare in universe. Invisible fastenings are the vogue!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fyr Mureys wrote:
The board seems to do that automatically. If its all the same, I'd go for studs over buttons, as buttons are so rare in universe. Invisible fastenings are the vogue!


agreed.....

the buttons you show are a bit too "pedestrian"....


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personally...
.if I was dead set on cuffs...
.which none of my Jedi costumes have cuffs...
I would close with velcro...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like working velcro which is why I want to stay away from it, it may also be to heavy for the fabric as even the lightest velcro tends to be fairly stiff due to the plastic hook side. I like the studs more than I though I would and give the invisible closure (and will sit flatter than the velcro will), people tend not to notice basic buttons on a cuff as we see them all the time, not sure how to finish the sleeves without cuffs as due to my tendency to hold a lightsaber backwards I tend to catch open sleeves with them (also really clumsy so less things for me to catch on props, stands, other people etc always better), open to ideas if anyone has any.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're going for something invisible, use a wider cut of material and elastic on the inside and roll the outside in and stitch it up. It will close around your wrist and keep it from dangling and catching - doing a lot of reverse grip myself - and it's completely invisible.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of closure method would be acceptable for a finicky mandarin collar... can I use a frog or can nothing be visible?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

generally speaking...the mandarin collar doesn't close...

not sure what you mean by finicky

A mandarin collar should generally be put together with a medium to heavy weight interfacing that helps it stand up properly...
so I guess I don't understand the question..
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've got this mock turtle neck that had a visible zipper, I removed. Now I can't keep the lower part closed. I tried a hook and eye (like a bra strap has) but the slightest movement and it unhooks itself. I'm not concerned with the collar itself, because it looks good... it's the lower opening that wont close, and I can't sew it because then it wont fit over my big head, lol. Here's what I've got... for some reason I couldn't get the photo to embed... http://s618.beta.photobucket.com/user/Gladstone41/media/IMG_20121002_141547_zps092cbf1f.jpg.html
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




Well....don't know if I can explain this...
but...

sew on a similiar color fabric panel from behind on both sides of the opening using the current stitch lines to hide the "panels"...

and sew some velcro to those panels to close up the opening when on.

you will still be able to open up the velcro to put it over your head...

does that make any sense?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does, thank you.
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