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Becoming General High Ground (An RoTS OWK Build)
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General_HighGround (Chris)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:19 pm    Post subject: Becoming General High Ground (An RoTS OWK Build) Reply with quote

Back in July I got my Generic Jedi accepted, and I had no idea where to go after that. Some of my favorite Canon Jedi are Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, and Plo Koon. And after making some decisions Ive decided upon Obi-Wan, and started growing my hair and contemplating cutting my beard down. I kept getting encouragement from various sources and I can now go full steam ahead with this build, which I plan to have done by Christmas at the LATEST.
With the help of family I will be making the inner and outer tunic myself. Which will be doubled and lined with satin (either cotton-silk or poly).
I plan on using reguar khakis (maybe even proper colored Chinos?)
Ill add stirrups and buttons for suspenders.

Heres what Ive done so far:
Went to Joaan Fabrics and found some pretty good looking gauze and muslin.


Bought a Roman Props Inception (This saber is absolutely gorgeous, and will be getting a crystal chamber and a neopixel blade)



Bought nice 3d printed apporvable belt boxes.



Ive Comissioned the Robe to be made on Etsy. It will be wool, and I will be making sure all of the CRL guidelines are met with seams and what not. The example pictured here is the black version, not the reddish brown that we will hopefully be able to find.


And I just bought custom made boots from Crowprops (great price and can make modifications very easily). They will be adding metal eyelets to the lace holes (for piece of mind, really).



And this was after my friends awesome wife shaping and styling my hair. I cant replicate this Sad lol


And I made the plunge and had my beard cut. So now Im dedicated


The bottom is so drawn out because my hair hasnt relaxed from when it was long all the time.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Chris. Let me know if you have any more questions.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dropping in to cheer you on! Love the work you've put in so far.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it Joaan or Joann fabrics? do they have a website and what was the name of the fabric?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Master John wrote:
Is it Joaan or Joann fabrics? do they have a website and what was the name of the fabric?

Joaan fabrics, sorry lol

Sorry this has been slow everyone! The person making the cloak was hit hard with the flu, and the person I was talking to after purchasing my boots went dark and had to reach out to the owner of Crowprops and he said that he will be overseeing the process and that hell try to have them shipped out next week.

Woodman (on here, the forums) is making my inner tunic and belt.

On a side note, Ive completely changed my eating habits and August 30th I was 294, and now Im 250, trying to hit 240 or less by the end of the year. My goal is to be 200 by March which will be the lightest I have ever been as an adult Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's, good news.

also do you know if your fabrics are in store only or available online? and if it is online does the fabrics have a specific name?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Master John wrote:
That's, good news.

also do you know if your fabrics are in store only or available online? and if it is online does the fabrics have a specific name?


I found them all in store.


Ill have to find the receipt since I have no idea what the fabric is called for the liner.

BUT FOLKS WE HAVE PROGRESSSS
The boots from crowprops came, but were too small in the calve. Theyre being remade and should be on their way to me today or after the 1st.


Got my belt and inner tunic from Woodman here on the forums


And heres what we have so far for the outer tunic, and decided to test it against the full inner tunic
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have some questions, regarding the tunic, could a OWK judge please pm me?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a judge but I've made this costume....
https://imageshack.com/a/img913/4574/nmP8vj.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img540/8418/xA7QSH.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img537/46/mBSeDj.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1001x803q90/138/d4dm.png


.....and I've studied the "real" one in person.
https://imageshack.com/a/img905/5994/EJhtva.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img908/7849/PAddhp.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img903/7493/tjFGrI.jpg
^^ (note: no shoulder tucks on the robe)
https://imageshack.com/a/img910/8640/WLNjuX.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img905/3528/fSu3Sm.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img907/4800/SSUP6R.jpg



what's your question?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cobalt-60 wrote:
I'm not a judge but I've made this costume....
https://imageshack.com/a/img913/4574/nmP8vj.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img540/8418/xA7QSH.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img537/46/mBSeDj.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1001x803q90/138/d4dm.png


.....and I've studied the "real" one in person.
https://imageshack.com/a/img905/5994/EJhtva.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img908/7849/PAddhp.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img903/7493/tjFGrI.jpg
^^ (note: no shoulder tucks on the robe)
https://imageshack.com/a/img910/8640/WLNjuX.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img905/3528/fSu3Sm.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img907/4800/SSUP6R.jpg



what's your question?

HOLY MACKERAL
Your costumes are, in one word, perfect.
Well now my question is where did you get your fabric?? Lol

But my actual questions are:

1. Is it absolutely required for the tunic to be split in half behind the obi to make a "perfect" skirt drape for the lower half? This is actually in the Anakin CRL but not the OWK CRL. If I can make the bottom of the tunic drape right and not look like its wrapped around my legs without having to cut it in half, will it pass?

2. Again, these were taken from Anakin CRL and mentioned nowhere in the OWK CRL: Collar of OT is 2" wide (this is how we have already made the collar), and shoulder tucks that at least 1.5", so if theyre 1.75" I should be ok?

Btw I may pm you with some specific shots of your tunic, if thats ok.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the fabric was a fluke find in a bargain bin @$3/yd. I tried to get more but I had no luck.

THIS is a much better choice than mine...but be warned, it is notoriously difficult to work with:
https://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/cotton/handwoven-natural-fabric-55-inch.html?lnav=fabric_cotton.html


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1. "Is it absolutely required for the tunic to be split in half behind the obi "
no. the skirt seam is hidden under the belt, so the judges won't see it.
the important part is: they do not want to see the tunic skirt hugging your legs.
if the lower part of the tunic is hugging your legs then it won't pass.

2. yes that should be ok,

and of course you can PM with questions. cheers.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the exact same saber and it is beautiful. Although i'm having trouble understanding or knowing what parts to buy to have it light up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob Thompson wrote:
I bought the exact same saber and it is beautiful. Although i'm having trouble understanding or knowing what parts to buy to have it light up.


Im a saber installer so Ill shoot you a PM.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Dharma material is beautiful but it needs to be dyed and it's a nightmare to sew. An absolute nightmare because the weave is so loose.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you try the heat'n'bond method?
http://custombagpatterns.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/65ae1c3967f0.jpg

when it comes to stretchy/loose fabric, I would 'laminate' each panel to an equal-sized, non-stretchy, satin lining panel (around the perimeter only).

ie: take the 'back panel' (for example), cut an identical 'backpanel' out of sturdy lining material (in this case satin);
use the heat'n'bond tape around the perimeter of the entire panel, to 'fuse' these 2 layers together (at the edge-only)

now you have a 2-layer 'back panel', which is sturdy enough to go through the sewing machine.

repeat for every tunic piece (front/left panels, sleeves, etc) -- BEFORE you assemble the tunic.

then assemble the tunic as you normally would.

(if that makes any sense Razz LOL)
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