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Generic smuggler?

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:38 am    Post subject: Generic smuggler? Reply with quote

Hi gang,

New here so please bear with me if I am posting this in the wrong section.

I am wanting to put together a "Han Solo" type of smuggler/scoundrel but I am unsure of a few things as the costume guidelines section was a little vague. Either that or I am as blind as a mynock and couldn't find it...

Anyway, here are my questions...

1. Is it even possible or allowed to create a smuggler type character/persona that is similar to Han without actually being Han?

2. If it is, my idea for a costume would combine elements of Han's Bespin outfit, Luke's Medal ceremony outfit, and Kyle Katarn's outfit. Would that be considered acceptable?

3. I am new to the entire idea of prop building and costume making and DEFINITELY want to adhere to the Rebel Legion's guidelines. Is there any websites out there which sell Rebel Legion approved quality props and costumes?

Any input you can provide would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks and May the Force be with you!!!

Mike
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the boards, Mike.

To answer your questions, I don't believe we currently have any Standards for Generic Smugglers. If we do, they would be listed here: http://www.rebellegion.com/costume-standards/fringe/
or here:
http://www.rebellegion.com/costume-standards/allies/

As far as websites selling Rebel Legion approved anything, not really. Legion approval is based off of three things: does the costume replicate the source material as closely as possible(aka does it meet the Standards?) ? Does the costume fit the wearer properly? Does the costume appear to be high quality? If it meets all three, then you're good to go.

The best thing to do is start a Work In Progress thread in the costuming forums and post lots of photos as you build. That way the judges and other members can give you feedback as you progress.

Hope this helps Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the reply but I am still a little confused.

The links to guidelines you post list numerous characters from Star Wars. For example, Han Solo.

I guess my overall question would be, am I required to make a Han Solo costume exactly like in the film(I.e. same color scheme, etc)?

I ask because I am what could be described as severly folically challenged or bald, and would not exactly pass for Han in anyway!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At this time we do not have a standard for a generic smuggler. That would be considered a custom costume and we don't allow customized outfits for membership in the Rebel Legion.

If you are basing your costume on Han Solo then you are encouraged to create a Han Solo costume using the standards for that character, including a wig.

The most cost effective and easiest to get approved costume in the Rebel Legion is the Rebel Fleet Trooper from A New Hope. There are tons of references and links for acquiring the items needed in the Rebel Alliance Infantry Detachment (RAID) forum.

Or you can create a Jedi or Pilot which are two of the more popular outfits for membership.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We used to allow custom smugglers very early on. We don't anymore. When we did there was some disagreement over where to draw the line on what was acceptable and what was not. Ultimately that's a purely subjective decision so we stopped doing customs as an officially recognized costume. Many people still make custom costumes, though and there is some talk about creating a gallery of sorts for members to showcase their work.

Generic costumes aren't really custom costumes but are more like a pseudo-uniform where there are numerous characters wearing variations on the same basic costume but where no two examples are exactly alike. The prequel era Jedi costume is a great example. Another example are the Wookiee warriors from Revenge of the Sith and The Clone Wars.
In each of those cases you have enough examples to determine that there is a common design that they are all based on, and then figure out what all the examples have in common and how they vary from each other.
In both cases there are examples of Jedi or Wookiees who don't wear the standard costume and have their own unique outfit, but they are the exceptions. The generic Jedi isn't a standard based on every Jedi, just the ones wearing the standard Jedi costume.

For smugglers the various examples don't really have anything in common other than that they wear boots and carry a blaster, elements that are common to most star wars costumes.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all for the clarification. Kinda figured that was the case but it's good to have confirmation.

Looks like I am going to be leaning towards a pilot of rebel trooper then!!

Will definitely post "work in progress" pics as I go!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to lock this thread since the user found out what he needed.

Don't be afraid to scroll down the page for information. Our costuming sections are below.
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