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A few questions about Slave Leia
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:49 am    Post subject: A few questions about Slave Leia Reply with quote

Hello everyone! I'm making Slave Leia and during the process some question have raised.

The first question is about wig. I don't enough length of my hair to make Slave Leia hairstyle and to find hair pieces that suit fine my hair color is very hard so I decided to order a wig. Here it is:





The color is reddish brown. Will this wig be approved?

And the last question is about two metallic tear-drop shapes on straps in the front of the bikini top.
As I have ordered kit from Dragonfyre Designs these shapes are not included. So I need to buy them or to make them from polymer clay for example. In case of buying shapes can they not be smooth, with some print?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wig looks like it should be fine. Redbrown is a natural hair color. Smile Medium to dark brown is merely the preferred color.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: A few questions about Slave Leia Reply with quote

RishiAr wrote:
And the last question is about two metallic tear-drop shapes on straps in the front of the bikini top.
As I have ordered kit from Dragonfyre Designs these shapes are not included. So I need to buy them or to make them from polymer clay for example. In case of buying shapes can they not be smooth, with some print?

My kit (from Jamin) has the cone beads included. I am in the process of redoing the paint, and they are silver plated cone beads with a swirl design, painted to match.

You can use plain cone beads, as well as sculpted ones. Someone used pen tips for those cones. Here are some links:

http://www.joann.com/blue-moon-beads-metal-bead-cone-21mm--copper/11652625.html#q=Cone%2Bbeads&prefn1=prod_type&sz=36&start=73&prefv1=Product

http://www.joann.com/jewelry-basics-cones-6-pk-silver/11370384.html#q=Cone%2Bbeads&prefn1=prod_type&sz=36&start=37&prefv1=Product

http://www.joann.com/silver-plated-metal-bead-cones--10-x-13mm--8pcs/9041849.html#q=Cone%2Bbeads&prefn1=prod_type&sz=36&start=37&prefv1=Product
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi! I've resolved problem with the shapes. Use this thing
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Repaint them and get this)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect. Looking forward to see your costume.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And one more question. I think, the most important question. For so long have been looking for the boots with needed color and found these boots. Actually, it's not olive green. No opportunity to dye them (believe me, I have tried and failed)







Is there any chance to be approved with such color of the boots and bikini top?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, that is way too bright a color of green. Leather does not take dye well at all, but what you can use is leather paints to change the color of your boots and bra suede.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hm, I used following paint for leather. Nothing changed(

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you need to take the boots back to a lighter white or cream color using a base coat, and then paint the olive green color over it.

Does anyone else have experience for what brands work best on suede Leia shoes?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe use either a brown or gray paint to change the color. That is too green.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Removing the toppers, how about soaking them in bleach to tone the green down, then dye them back?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bleach can damage the fabric. But there are products at craft stores to remove dyes.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can remove some of the color I'd put a light brown over it to get more of a green-brown color.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What shoe size are you? These boots on Amazon come in a great olive green color:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01HSLG75K/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1483175025&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=olive+green+boots&dpPl=1&dpID=419cR84FnZL&ref=plSrch

For my boots, they were originally light sand and I dyed them olive with spray on fabric paint. I'm glad that you are willing to go the extra mile for the accurate olive green color Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link, but I took my boots for professional re-painting and now I have something like this:



However on photos it's still greeny(

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