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Padme Episode II travel/refugee gown
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JediDWH (Lisa Curtis)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooooo, exciting! I'm super excited to see how this turns out; I can tell it's going to be gorgeous, but seeing it will be awesome. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you :-D

By now I've leaf-coppered (opposed to leaf gilded; which would involve gold opposed to copper...) the headdress. I do have a step-by-step walkthrough for that on my website (currently at the bottom of that page, but it will go up higher when I post further progress later) and am honestly just too lazy to reformat all those pictures and text for the forum.

Here's the result so far, with the leaf coppering finished:





Tomorrow I'll continue the work by faking the 'black tarnish' on the now metallic headdress. Stay tuned Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Annnddd.... finished!

Again, I've taken lots of pics and wrote too many words of the process how I tarnished the headdress - all of which can be found on my website.

Let's compare my finished headdress to the original headdress.
For the records, in the following image, the original headdress is shown in the pictures on the left side, while my reproduction is on the right side. Also keep in mind that the photos of the original headdress were probably taken under studio light, while I photographed mine on a cloudy day outside. Click to enlarge:



I'd say that while my headdress isn't an absolutely perfect reproduction, it's still (very!) recognizable.
By the way, the headdress weights 450 grams (15.873 oz). That's very well tolerable, IMHO.
Also, again for the records, I started working on this headdress on October 30th, 2012 and was finished on the 3rd of December 2012 - with a considerable amount of breaks in between (during which I cured my epoxy allergy, waited for new materials etc.).

I'll continue the work on this costume by approximately mid-January to beginning of February 2013, which is when I'll have the fabrics to make the dress at hand. Thanks for following me so far :-)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my... That's breathtaking! Congratulations on finishing this part of the costume! By the way... Is it possible for you to take a picture of you wearing the headdress? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sothis wrote:
Oh my... That's breathtaking! Congratulations on finishing this part of the costume! By the way... Is it possible for you to take a picture of you wearing the headdress? Rolling Eyes


Sure! I can do that tomorrow, when my son is home early from school. Today he'll come home late when it's almost dark; and I always prefer taking pictures in daylight opposed to flash / inside.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or wait - I quickly snapped a pic myself.
Hope you don't mind that I'm not wearing any makeup and my hair is a mess Wink


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might not be precise but it's Danm close! Wow nicely done
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anakin Skywalker wrote:
It might not be precise but it's Danm close! Wow nicely done


Yes, it's particularly close if you don't have pictures of the original headdress right next to it (because in that case you wouldn't be able to compare directly how I goofed with some of the overlaying shapes).

And thank you Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fabulous! Amadalia
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! That looks absolutely spectacular! I really can't tell from the photos that it's paper cording in epoxy and not metal. Is it still light and comfortable?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LaV317 wrote:
Fabulous! Amadalia


Thank you! (That headdress on that emoticon you posted is next on my list by the way Wink )

SongofAmazon wrote:
Wow! That looks absolutely spectacular! I really can't tell from the photos that it's paper cording in epoxy and not metal.


Thank you!
That was the point of painting and leaf-coppering it Wink It's not about the material you use, it's about what you do with that material to make it look like something else.
Also, don't forget it's not just paper cording; there's also a huge amount (approximately 100 yards...) of two different thicknesses of cotton thread involved Wink

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Is it still light and comfortable?


As I already said:
By the way, the headdress weights 450 grams (15.873 oz).

That's just a bit more than what my (waist-long) hair weights when it's wet. Also, the weight is evenly distributed between front- and back cap; and the cap, fortunately, developed no tiny 'pressure spots' during the work; so it's still comfortable.

After I took that pic above, I just kept it on my head and practically 'forgot' about it... until I dropped something on the floor about an hour later and when I bent down, the headdress slipped from my head (because it's still lacking the rubber strap that fixes the headdress around the back / bottom of the head - that, too, is something that can be found on the original headdress).
See.. it's so comfortable that I even forgot about wearing it for an hour Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A million points of awesome to you. That headpiece is spectacular! And lightweight? That's the holy grail of costuming. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JediDWH wrote:
A million points of awesome to you. That headpiece is spectacular!


Thank you! Smile

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And lightweight? That's the holy grail of costuming. Mr. Green


And how.
I remember my last trooping wearing my Jamillia costume, which has approximately 30 yards of fabric in it.
It was outside and it was raining - not hard, but enough that the dress started soaking up water from the floor.
Eight hours later I was barely able to get back into the changing room, which was on the third floor in a building without an elevator.
The dress was SO heavy (and wet to the hips!) that I barely managed to climb the stairs, had to pause every few steps to catch my breath, and basically stopped all traffic on those stairs by doing so because they weren't wide enough to let anyone pass me by because of my large skirt Crying or Very sad
(And don't even let me get started on the subject how long I scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed.. to get all the mud washed out of my cream colored embroidered underdress.)

That's how important 'lightweight' is; not just for headdresses. Never forget; when trooping, you're going to wear whatever you wear for 8-10 hours straight. It MUST be at least tolerable.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naergi wrote:

And how.
I remember my last trooping wearing my Jamillia costume, which has approximately 30 yards of fabric in it.
It was outside and it was raining - not hard, but enough that the dress started soaking up water from the floor.
Eight hours later I was barely able to get back into the changing room, which was on the third floor in a building without an elevator.
The dress was SO heavy (and wet to the hips!) that I barely managed to climb the stairs, had to pause every few steps to catch my breath, and basically stopped all traffic on those stairs by doing so because they weren't wide enough to let anyone pass me by because of my large skirt Crying or Very sad
(And don't even let me get started on the subject how long I scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed.. to get all the mud washed out of my cream colored embroidered underdress.)


Oh my! And I thought I some real trooper moments. I must say, you got me beat. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! Bravo! Excellent, breath-taking work.
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