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WIP: Rey, Advice and Constructive Critisim needed

 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:29 pm    Post subject: WIP: Rey, Advice and Constructive Critisim needed Reply with quote

So recently I started creating costumes in hopes of having a few that meet Rebel Legion standards so that I can apply on my eighteenth birthday. This has proved to be a lot more difficult than I anticipated, but quite fun. Currently, I have various costumes in various stages of construction. I'm working on three different versions of Padme, Two of Leia, One of Rey, and a set of Jedi Robes. I've decided that I'm going to put all the others on a hiatus and focus on completing my Rey. The first version I had of her was for a volunteer event at my job. It was put together in a night and the vey first thing I sewed by myself. Quite frankly, it is embarrassing to look like. None of the pieces of it meet Legion Standards with the exception of the hairstyle. But hey, everyone starts somewhere.

Recently I've been scouting through forums and have learned that this is quite the friendly and helpful community. And you all are ridiculously talented. I was hoping to seek the advice of you all. The version of Rey I am making is the Jakku.


I bought a white cotton like fabric to construct her tunic. I attempted to create my own pattern, but I'm not at all experienced with that type of thing. After I sew the shirt, I'll dye and distress it to reach the appropriate color. Any advice on particular methods when it comes to dyeing? I thought to use tea, but someone suggested coffee.

I Also purchased Fabric to create her wrap dress. I'll post pictures of it. I got six yards so that is would be one long piece.

The Arm wraps have been giving me a struggle. I used ace bandages but those fell apart after running through the Disney Parks for two days. I attempted to sew material to interfacing, but the had a reaction o sorts to the fabric. Would sewing the material to compression socks work? I tried to make a sleeve with just the fabric, but it slides down.

As far as the staff and the boots are concerned, I was directed towards very helpful tutorials. I haven't started on my boots yet, but I'm halfway through with the staff.

I have a picture of my first Rey, if I provided it, would it all be possible to get feedback on certain aspects of it so that I could avoid that same mistakes when creating the new version?

Also, Does anyone have any tips on what paint to use for the staff?

Thank you very much!
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AliyaJ (Aliya Buist)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the place to be! I'm sure if you post the picture there would be many Reys that could help you out! Smile

About the staff, while I haven't made a Rey staff, I did make an electrostaff for my Boushh costume. I used rustoleum primer, though I can't vouch for the color since Boushh has just a flat black staff. Smile

Best of luck!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AliyaJ wrote:
This is the place to be! I'm sure if you post the picture there would be many Reys that could help you out! Smile

About the staff, while I haven't made a Rey staff, I did make an electrostaff for my Boushh costume. I used rustoleum primer, though I can't vouch for the color since Boushh has just a flat black staff. Smile

Best of luck!


Thanks for the tip!! I have little experience in prop construction so it's definitely appreciated. Amadalia

By the way, you've got an epic Sabine!!!! Great build!!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the staff, I would recommend using rubberizer (available at Walmart, Lowe's, etc.) as that gets the nice effect. To get it dirty, dry brush with brown, tan, and the like.

If you'd rather not self draft, I'd go off of Mc Call's M7421 and the CRL for sure. https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7421 Also the RPF is great. http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=237501

Of course, I'd love to see pictures and help as best I can. In fact, I have an entire pintrest board dedicated to Rey, because I want to do it right. I haven't even submitted mine yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just be warned the McCalls pattern needs lots of modification to bring it to the standard, but it is a good foundation to start with.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stardancer1914 wrote:
Just be warned the McCalls pattern needs lots of modification to bring it to the standard, but it is a good foundation to start with.


Agreed.
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