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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:25 am    Post subject: ROTJ Han Solo Reply with quote

Hello all. I'm Bodatheyoda (Kevin, Cincinnati, OH) I'm looking to do a ROTJ Han to get my membership into the RL. I'm already a TK in the 501st and I've been doing a bunch of research.

Sadly my sewing skills are very lacking. Is there anywhere/anyone that makes the ROTJ Vest and pants? The rest I can manage but those two things are making me a sad panda. I've looked at pics non stop, and know all the difference about he different movies. The ROTJ does not have the half moon pouch thing if I'm looking correctly. I've looked around a bit and not found anything about people who make them. Any help would be greatly appreciated ^_^. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try corellianexports

Just make sure the ROTJ vest is actually the ROTJ vest. I know in the past the photos for the ROTJ vest on their site was actually the ANH vest. I mentioned this to Vince who is the owner of the site, just not sure if he ever fixed it.

You can also try magnoliclothiers just not sure if they make an ROTJ... I know they make ANH though.



Good luck, there are not many good vests out there... for the cheap.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

magnolli makes 2 "smuggler vests" : they call them 'model A', and 'model B.'
model A is ANH; B is ROTJ.

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Available in two versions:

Model A:

* Features five front pockets, one with a special double-flap for extra security.
* Back has shoulder loops and a large cargo pocket.

Model B:

* Features six front pockets with symmetrical pattern
* Back has shoulder loops only


but, yeah. its pricey @ $225
Confused

might be cheaper to get one made locally
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me if this belt is acceptable? Or where I can find one that is? http://www.jedi-robe.com/90,613,star_wars_costumes___adult.han_solo_costumes.Star_Wars_Han_Solo_Belt_and_Holster_Replica.html#
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its the same one they sell at costumebase. it needs a few modifications.

in a nutshell: its missing a pouch between the droid caller and the front buckle;
the end of the holster needs to be capped; also, the buckles are wrong for ROTJ.

for ROTJ, you need 2 hexagon buckles (same buckle on front and rear).
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm no good with making belts...is there a link for somewhere that has accurate belts?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes but they are quite expensive
http://www.mpfilmcraft.com/mpfilmcraft/Han.html
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best advice I have ever heard in costuming forums:

You can only have 2 of the 3 following:
Quickly made costume
Accurate costume
Affordable costume


***You can do a costume fast and cheap but you will suffer quality***
***You can do a costume accuratle and cheap, but it will take time***
***You can do a costume Fast and accurate, but it will not be cheap***


Let us know where you fall in there we can probaly help you better.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ouch that is pricey... >.<
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I want to be accepted into the RL..but I don't wanna throw hundreds of dollars at it either. And I'd like to have it by the end of May for a con here in Ohio.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We now have a few holster builds on the forums.. might want to try a stab at it. My holster cost me 65$ to make... vs 400+ that someone else makes. Not to mention in anything costuming related... he is not there to fit you so your hoping that the belt he sends you will fit you properly. There is more to fitting a holster than the waist... there is the yoke that the holster hangs from. If you’re short the holster may hang to low. These are things that if you make your own holster you can fix. Now the one he sells is adjustable if I remember correctly, but only an adjustment for the waist. Not to mention that is still a ton of money for something that you can make. You do not need to be a master with leather to make a holster.

Here are a few of our own Hans who have tried and tried successfully making their own holsters.

Jedi Mikes Holster build

Nikkos Khann holster build
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodatheyoda wrote:
Well I want to be accepted into the RL..but I don't wanna throw hundreds of dollars at it either. And I'd like to have it by the end of May for a con here in Ohio.


You don't need to be 100% screen-accurate with your costume except you want to. Just like Robert mentioned before. But remember always: You want to be proud of your costume and it should survive several (the most, i hope Very Happy) events you participate in. There you have to find your balance.
However: working under pressure of time is a bad idea. I'm doing my own Han Solo at the moment and I can tell you, this takes its time.

Concerning the belt: I suggest (like Cobalt60 before me) to let one be built locally. Isn't there a leather-store or fantasy-costume-store or someting nearby?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spent more on my costume after it was approved , than I did before Surprised
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cobalt60 wrote:
I spent more on my costume after it was approved , than I did before Surprised


Yeah, been there done that. Very Happy Back in the day I got in by the skin of my teeth. No boots at the time at all, wrong vest as well. Who knew there were two different ones? Took a while before I realized that one. There's always upgrades.
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