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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:44 pm    Post subject: Question about costumes Reply with quote

Hi all,
I'm new to Rebel Legion. I'd love to make a costume, either one of Padme's or Leia's, but I'm not sure which one!

I heard that there was a place where they sell you the costume but it's just the pieces and you sew it and put it all together. If that's right, can anyone please tell me where that is? And if it has a website or anything like that, that would be so helpful!

Thanks so much! (:
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hum... you might have heard that people purchase costume pieces like belts, pouches, lightsabers and that sort of thing so they can put together a complete costume. These are usually already made and complete with nothing for you to do to them but add them as an accessory to your costume.

An example of something in pieces you would need to assemble might be the Endor Donut helmet for Princess Leia's Endor Commando costume. We just need to know specifically what you are looking for to point you to the source, there is no one single source for costume parts.

So depending on the character you want and specific costume you want... start asking around for sources for whatever pieces you are looking for that you are unable to make yourself. For example, someone was looking for a Princess Leia belt so people pointed them to others they knew who were selling fairly accurate replicas that the RL would accept.

Another example might be people who need armor parts for Jedi General costume, that type of thing.

I don't know of anyone offering pieces you sew together.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've decided that I'd like to make Padme's Arena Battle costume from Ep. II. Do you know where I can get a pattern for that one?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know of any out of the box so to speak patterns. Most patterns have to be modified to make them look like the Padme costume.

Simplicity used to have one (4433) but I don't know if it was very accurate. It would probably have to be modified.

http://www.wookieehut.com/art/simplicitypatterns.html

Padawan's Guide has lots of refreence photos and some pattern suggestions to get you started.

http://www.padawansguide.com/white_makingof.shtml

Even if those patterns are out of date, you can go to a fabric store and look through the catalogs to find suitable shirt and pant patterns that you would then need to modify to match the look of Padme.

There may be others here that can point you to good sources for the pouches, blaster, and holster. But it would help for you to edit the title of your post to reflect which Padme costume you are looking for help with so they don't overlook your question Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all your help! Very Happy

And yeah, I know, I should edit the title. I wasn't sure what to call it at first because I wasn't sure what I was going to ask, and then I forgot to change it.

And your links were really helpful! Thank you very much.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been wanting to do this costume for a while too. Kathy already mentioned this, but one of the websites I have been using a lot for research is www.padawansguide.com.

The boots are one of the things I have had a hard time finding too, especially the shinguards or whatever.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One good thing to also keep in mind is to read over the standards for the costume, so that when you are making the alterations to the pattern (I know on the Simplicity costume it's just a lot of extra seams), then you'll know what you need for the costume to be formal.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miana wrote:
One good thing to also keep in mind is to read over the standards for the costume, so that when you are making the alterations to the pattern (I know on the Simplicity costume it's just a lot of extra seams), then you'll know what you need for the costume to be formal.


Yes, make sure you keep looking at the standards to make sure you're getting it right. It'd be a shame to spend so much time on it and then not have it be approve-able.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES ! This is definitely good advice !! If you make it to the standards, you can't go far wrong. Have you checked over the costume standards for the costume you want to do ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Standards for Padme's costumes are on this page:

http://www.rebellegion.com/about_standards.php?id=8974

But you should really collect as many reference images as possible and basically, do your best to replicate the look of the costume because the standards are not as specific as an actual picture. But at least by looking at the standards you will know what sort of parts might be acceptable and which things you can not leave out. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, more good advice Very Happy

I use screencaps alot as reference, if you make it as it's seen on screen, you are on the right track Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wondering, would these work for the boots (not counting the shinguards)? http://www.halloweencostumescollection.com/adult-padme-amidala-boots.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably not because they aren't tall enough. Even with the shin guards you can still see the boots. So, they should be the proper height. Too bad because the soles of those boots are the right style.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you use those and attach a piece of vinyl or leather that matches the boots to the top of the shin guards? Kinda like a spat?

However, now that I think about it, the spat would have to go all the way up the leg, so it might be worth it just buy taller boots.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'd suggest just buying taller boots.
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