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COMPLETED: Aimee's Generic Jedi

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:33 pm    Post subject: COMPLETED: Aimee's Generic Jedi Reply with quote

Hey guys! Starting work on my Generic Jedi! I'd like to make it so that it is RL approvable. I'm going to try to finish it as soon as I can so I can wear it to Disneyland with my kids and potential upcoming events. Smile

This was my general idea:


I was going to use Simplicity 4450 as my base pattern.

The tabards, it's not a set design yet just an approximation. I'm hoping to do some scrollwork appliqué along the bottom of the tabards along the lines of this accepted generic jedi: http://www.kjo.rebellegion.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/mxztvn2x-680x1318.jpg but a different design.

I also like the long skirt on this OT, so I might do something kinda like that:
http://www.kjo.rebellegion.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Picture024_zps56b99e04.jpg

for the OT I was going to use one of these two as the fabric
http://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/handspun-handwoven-natural-fabric.html
alt: http://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/cotton/handwoven-natural-fabric-55-inch.html

I thought maybe I could find some interesting dark brown fabric locally for the tabards and pants to add a little texture contrast from the OT fabric...? Maybe a linen?

I liked these pouches a lot, can I use these?
http://www.utopiabase.com/pu-jedi-functionable-pouches-set-of-3.html
If so, can I just get this full belt set?
http://www.utopiabase.com/movie-themes/star-wars/jedi/obi-wan-full-belt-set.html
Otherwise I could get the above pouches and this leather belt:
http://www.parksabers.com/parks_parts.html

I'm hoping I can use these boots I already own and perhaps add a cover for the inside zipper eventually? It's kinda hard for me to find boots due to my shoe and calf size.
Here's me wearing them:
http://aimeemajor.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/gally22.jpg
http://aimeemajor.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/river5.jpg
and a non worn photo:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/734/22624543004_0a99d0d850_z.jpg

I figured I would start with this set without the outer robe/cape and then eventually add that.

I ordered a Bellator custom saber from Force Relics so sometime early next year I can add that to my kit. Smile In the meantime I'm hoping to borrow a hilt from a friend.

Thanks in advance for your advice!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

your 'alt' fabric is screen-accurate obi-wan TPM, the same kind used in the movie.
that would be my first choice. you have a good eye.

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I have a few different belts.

the ParksSaber belt has no button studs, so it wouldn;t be acceptable.

the utopiabase belt set is acceptable.. but it's plastic.
it looks pretty cheap in person. I bought one, but I didn't like it.
(I kept all the metal bits and threw the rest away). Sad

this one was the best deal I found:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Prop-Anakin-Belt-ROTS-NEW-/131652209674?hash=item1ea7154c0a
you won't find a better belt for the price.
(there are multiple auctions running at the same time; can also be ordered with pouch and/or covertec clip).

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boots look good.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks a bunch for the feedback!

the alt fabric is cheaper so if that's a great option then I'll go with that! yay!
The pattern calls for 4 yards for the OT and 3 for the tabard... (7 total), but I've heard that that fabric shrinks 17%(http://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/cotton/handwoven-natural-fabric-55-inch.html ) So would 10 yards be a right amount to order...?

That belt you linked to on eBay looks like a really nice option, thank you! I wish their shipping wasn't so slow though! The estimate is like february...?

Did you think the pouches were ok from utopia base?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look how excited I am! (I hate neutral photos of me...)


That's following the tutorial, with no access to the pattern. I just kinda copied what he was doing. Those are straight tabards, no widening. I think on my torso at least, widening them can make the bottom bits look super narrow and I don't have wide man-shoulders. (Jedi tunic already feels like you're wearing 80's power shoulders....) Also note how high the obi rides because of dem hips. You might have to move your waist seam up higher than you expect because dem hips (and thus, make your skirt longer). I also did a buttcape and like how that turned out. My tab's end at the obi in the back, is all.

I decided to just suck it up and learn how to do the leatherworking - shipping takes too long, and it's breaks even on the first belt you make.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I'll look into that! Smile

I contacted the ebay seller regarding ship times and since they have it in stock he can ship it faster. Maybe not in time for the premiere, but much sooner than FEb.

Is 10 yards enough for the tabard and OT, considering for 17% shrinkage?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually buy 7 for the tunic set, so 10 should be lots, given the shrinkage.




the pouches from UB are lightweight low-density urethane foam, with clips screwed into the back.
my clips broke off within the first 5 minutes. the foam is not dense enough to hold the screws.
I don't recommend these.

I bought solid resin pouches instead. (username EeanLedgor)
I also bought the leather pouch which c/w the anakin belt (same ebay seller as the link above)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks a bunch!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went ahead and ordered the fabric ( http://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/cotton/handwoven-natural-fabric-55-inch.html ) for the OT and I picked up sone dark brown linen for the tabards. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like you're off to a good start. The fabric you've chosen is certainly more than usable. Smile

The only thing with the boots, is that they have a lot of elastic, which doesn't really match the rest. Otherwise they look good.

Great River btw. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

one problem I've had with the OT fabric from dharma is that it's so open weave that it stretches and distorts easily. my OT still looks nice but I am kind of concerned about pulls and durability down the line. I'm assuming others have used this fabric before as it's been recommended a lot...?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completed costume (after all these years haha... I got distracted I guess). I will submit today!







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