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Padmé Amidala Senate kimono - fabric for the obi?

 
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Bloody87 (Karen Ravn)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:35 am    Post subject: Padmé Amidala Senate kimono - fabric for the obi? Reply with quote

Hello everybody!

On one of my travels on ebay I stumbled upon this amazing fabric (according to myself)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GOLD-TAUPE-TAN-KHAKI-BAMBOO-LATTICE-DIAMOND-SATIN-UPHOLSTERY-FABRIC-/190576402974?pt=US_Fabric&hash=item2c5f3d221e

The pattern reminds me of the obi in this costume:

http://files.rebellegion.com/standard/images/padme/queen-kimono.jpg

Although it's a fantastic costume, I have no plans on making one right now, but perhaps the find could be of use to some of you out there

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice find! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is pretty dang close! Great find! Thanks for sharing. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The actual Obi is a dull silver metallic and is not gold and white/cream.
If you look at my photos of the Obi here http://www.padawansguide.com/coruscant_kimono_exhibit.shtml it gives the impression that the Obi is dull gold, but that was due to the type of lights at FIDM and how they affected my non flash photos. Believe me, the actual Obi was dull silver when I view it in person. I was shocked at it not being more cream colored (the way it looks in the movie and in the books/promo photos).

I think at some point the RL Costume Standard was altered from the correct description of the Obi color, to saying the Obi is gold (when it is not).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might have a terrible screen setting? But almost al of the pictures provided there come off as golden to me Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mara Skywalker wrote:
I might have a terrible screen setting? But almost al of the pictures provided there come off as golden to me Razz

Like I said, that is due to the type of lights used in the exhibits and the exhibits not allowing flash photos. If you look at Benae Quee's photos in http://www.padawansguide.com/coruscant_kimono_exhibit.shtml that were taken with a high end camera and under better lighting, you will see the true color of the Obi, the dull silver.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what she found is not exact, but it is one of the best off-the-shelf finds that would indeed pass standards, so is still a great resource while we continue to hunt for the perfect fabric source.

Thanks for sharing those references too. This is really all the more reason we need to collect some central image galleries for the detachment.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes the fabric would work for the Obi, but I just wanted to clear up the myth that seems to keep coming up that the actual Obi is gold, when it really dull silver.
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