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I must say "goodbye" to DB94 and Fringe...

 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:49 pm    Post subject: I must say "goodbye" to DB94 and Fringe... Reply with quote

Greetings fellow smugglers! It is with sad regret that I must write this post.

My base is up for re-submitting all 'old frame' costumes and the deadline is March 31st. Unfortunately for me, all three of my Han Solo costumes fall into this category. Since the time has passed and the conditions for acceptance into the RL with a Han Solo costume have changed (much more accurate costumes are necessary since several years ago), the standards have left my poor old Han costumes by the wayside (my pants even have pockets!).

Given my lack of funds and unwillingness to spend in this area to bring the pants and various other items up to standards (even informal standards), I am going to let those costumes pass by the wayside.

With that, however, I will no longer be a member of DB94. It was fun to be a charter member of this detachment but other costuming interests and financial considerations must make this decision for me at the moment.

Will I ever put together another Han outfit? Possibly in the future, but not right now.

I bid you all farewell and May the Force Be With You!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking at your costumes, there's not a lot that needs to be changed.

- you've got embroiderd stripes and leather boots w/no zipper..
so you just need one of two now: riding seam or pin tuck.
(pin tuck is just a straight seam along the front crease on each leg -- you simply iron the crease,
and stitch it in place. that will take you all of five minutes).

- I don't see pockets on the ANH pants.
for the brown ones, I'd just stitch the pockets shut.

- your trousers-belt needs 3 rows of holes instead of 2.
that will be $10+shipping. http://store.cuffwatches.net/leatherbelts.html
(you can also get them on ebay. something like this, is all you need:
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-3-HOLE-PUNCH-BLACK-LEATHER-BELT-sz-MEDIUM-/190502286385 )

- your ANH vest needs a small ~3inchx4inch rectangular pocket added on top of the 'moon' pocket (where the gloves go).
there's an easy way to do this after-the-fact: harvest a small bit of fabric from inside the large back-pocket.
make a rectangular patch from this fabric, and attach it to your vest with "Stitch Witchery" (or equivalent iron-on glue-tape).

- unfortunately this doesn't help your ROTJ vest. the ROTJ costume won't pass with an ANH vest.
you pretty much need to build a new one, with the correct pocket-layout. Confused

- your ESB is fine from the waist up Wink

so now, its just a question of belt tools. corellian exports can hook you up cheap.
and/or, the ESB-tool is only $5 on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-wars-Han-solo-E-S-B-gun-belt-part-prop_W0QQitemZ290542430536
(paint it silver and you're good to go)




in the end, you might have to leave ROTJ by the wayside, due to cost/logistics in building a new vest..
..but ANH and ESB are easily fixed Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THanks for the tips. But the reason I thought that it won't work is the fact that the basic requirements for the pants in the standards say "pocketless" pants. And mine do have pockets, regardless of whether or not I sew them up. Remember, they are basic trousers with back pockets as well...I figured that wouldn't look good, just to sew them shut. That still does not take the seams of the pockets away...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I understand how you feel about the pants, if the pants fit well though you could always use them as a pants pattern... just draw in a ridding seam add 1/4 inch seam allowance and loose the pockets. I am sure if you posted something in your base someone could help make em up for you.

If you do decide to just let it go, you at least still have a formal at least. The re-judging has been put off for so long because of just this reason, its going to frustrate a ton of people... just no good way around it.

If there is anything we can do to help.. just let us know.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I can now say "Hello" again to DB94!!

I got inspired by everyone here discussing the Han Solo stuff and I decided to have another go at making my ANH Solo and bring it up to standards.

I applied the small pocket to my ANH vest, got the new pants and sewed in the pintucks and purchased the correct ANH belt tools. With everything else I already had, that was that! I am happy to report that I have just been cleared as a Formal/Canon ANH Han Solo!

here's my question: do I formally submit my pics for admittance to the DB94 again??
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PM Sent...


And Welcome back to DB94
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