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my Kloo-horn research / build/ finished prop & costume
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: aaand action...! Reply with quote

here a short video of a Close Encounter of the Third Kind... :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9WVg56yd9Y
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: approaching approval... Reply with quote

Got some nice boots (had to cut of the belts), grey pants and a belt. Got a chef's jacket: mounted some black buttons, cut the length to the lower hip and tapered the sleeves. Next: have to make a high mandarin collar because the existing mandarin collar is way too low.
With the boots and the big head-mask it seems to become a 7ft high Bith standing...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:39 pm    Post subject: collar Reply with quote

the collar is pretty high; there is a fold in the middle of the collar (top section is thicker). The collar is under the eyering-section (maybe a cutout is necessary). The opening is small and tapered.


edit:
looking at the sceencaps again and trying to make a draft collar made of foam, I think there is no cutout at the collar. The collar was folded. This way it sneaks under the eyerings-section and the triangle-shape seen on screencaps is plausible.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:13 am    Post subject: finished costume Reply with quote

so that's it:




edit: the closing of jacket is too tight because the neck-section of the mask is quite bulky. So maybe I will alter the buttons. Another point is that the photos are quite noisy because for taking a picture of the complete body in my small garage I have to use a big lens on my camera. Aperture was chosen too high (wanted to get all the details sharp) and so the ISO went through the roof. It's quite challenging to take pictures with a self-timer when sweating in this costume... Maybe another set of pics with different settings will be made.
edit2: when I reposition the buttons, they are more to the middle than to the right. So I will try another jacket that is of a bigger size than the one that I use now.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

new jacket arrived. First one was my normal size (2XL), now it's 6XL and it is much more comfortable and nice. (it has to be of bigger size because the bulky neck-area of the mask raises the jacket and so the sleeves and makes the opening for the neck very tight.).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in the meantime I just wanted to share a nice photo that I made recently (Bith-pics in line with this topic will follow soon Very Happy ):

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really good stuff! I hear you about the bulkiness of the mask neck. I often help people with advise on their Greedo builds, and I always tell them to hold off on taking their measurements until after they have the mask!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: collar Reply with quote

So I took a new jacket that is way bigger. Bottom was shortened and now it was made so that is does not go up at the front. Sleeves are tapered. Collar made from scratch (I used pieces from another jacket to get the same exact fabric. I am really pleased how good this sewing worked regarding that I am a rookie at the sewing machine. Another skill I am training by this hobby. Such a great thing.). Now the collar is more opened at the front and is has a nice appearance that matches the screencaps in an acceptable way. For taking these pics I put the mask and the jacket on my mannequin. New black buttons are mounted on the press buttons.









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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alpha Chaos 13 wrote:
Really good stuff! I hear you about the bulkiness of the mask neck. I often help people with advise on their Greedo builds, and I always tell them to hold off on taking their measurements until after they have the mask!

thank you so much for your kind words- that really made my day.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For your application, you will need to take pictures of you wearing this costume. You will also need an additional image of you holding the head (not wearing it), so the judges can see that you are the one wearing the costume.

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:11 pm    Post subject: tweaking... Reply with quote

Just made five pics for approval: front, right side, back, left side and without mask...will have to add some foam into the collar to make sure that it is always positioned right (had some issues when making a video).
Wanted to make a nice 360-video but I have to learn more about the right way to make a nice greenscreen-video: pre-production like green spill, shadows, distance (hard to solve regarding the very tiny garage), resolution, cam-orientation, video-codec, raw-data, lighting, postproduction with keying etc. ... I'm loving it (because this will help me realize the other ideas that I have in mind...).
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:44 am    Post subject: approval pics Reply with quote









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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alpha Chaos 13 wrote:
Good luck!

thank you so much, Brian.

I still have to make a action-photo... just forgot to do so last time I was in my garage.

But in the meantime here's my finished 360-Bith-clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNdnM3aOHLw
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject: action shot... Reply with quote

here's the missing action-shot:

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