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Wraith

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About Wraith

  • Birthday April 18

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  • Name
    Roxanne Baxter
  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Germany
  • TKID
    14588
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    German Garrison
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    Arma Candida
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  1. Wraith

    Visas Marr in Germany

    Both costumes have been submitted for approval. Now I just have to wait.... Here are the photos for the Unseen, Unheard version (my favorite). So glad to be done!
  2. Wraith

    Visas Marr build help

    To be honest, it’s no big deal if the fabric is thin. The only parts of the underdress that will be seen are the sleeves and the front of the left leg, where the outer dress is split. If the fabric is really thin, you’ll want to buy even more of it, so you can use two laters for the veil. Plan on at least a yard and a half for the veil, three yards if you need to line it. Try to find a fabric that looks like a cherry red color for the KOTOR II version. As long as it’s not shiny, you should be okay. My build thread (Visas Marr in Germany) has information you might find helpful for the construction aspects, including the pattern I used for the dress. Keep in mind that my costume has not been approved yet, so things may change after I submit my photos for approval. Right now, I’m spending the bulk of my time finishing my costume, but I’ll be adding to my thread once we get home from the convention we are attending this weekend.
  3. Wraith

    Visas Marr build help

    Which version of the costume are you making? The KOTOR II version uses a dark red with purple undertones, while the Unseen, Unheard version uses dark burgundy. Symphony Broadcloth will work, but it will shrink a lot. Make sure you prewash it before starting the costume. I haven’t used the other fabric, but at that price point, I would assume it will shrink at least a little bit. Either way, I recommend buying 9-10 yards of fabric for the underdress and veil. It’s better to have a little extra than not enough, especially with dye lots changing from one bolt to the next. Here are my fabrics, color corrected as much as possible from the original iPhone photo. (It’s insanely difficult to get the colors right!)
  4. Wraith

    Visas Marr in Germany

    Just a quick note: My KOTOR II costume is finished!!! I’m going to finish up my Unseen, Unheard underdress and veil, then I’ll have my approval photos taken for both versions.
  5. Wraith

    Visas Marr build help

    There’s a file size limit. I sometimes send the photo to myself via email, choosing a smaller file size in the process, then use that version instead of the original.
  6. Wraith

    Visas Marr build, Luxembourg

    Congratulations on your approval!
  7. Wraith

    Visas Marr in Germany

    The outer dress is almost finished! Just need to add the sleeves and finish the hems. Tonight, I straightened the bottom hemline, and I’m working on finding the best angles for the side slit hem. Once I’m satisfied that the side slit will look good, I’ll take the dress off the mannequin and trim off the excess fabric. After that, I’m going to finish the sleeves. If all goes well, I plan to glue the side hem tonight, then the bottom hem after the glue has time to set. I am hoping that Aleene’s Fabric Fusion will be able to handle the weight of the vinyl fabric, as well as the stress involved with the dress being worn. I’m getting so close to finishing this costume!
  8. Wraith

    Visas Marr build help

    The veil is made with the same fabric as the inner dress. With my KOTOR II version, I used two layers of color-matched chiffon (from Joann’s bridal section) with sheer black fusible interfacing under the gold trim covering my eyes. With the cotton fabric, I can see just as well through two layers of the cotton. Personally, I think she’s probably going to send up looking under the hem of the veil when she needs to actually see where she’s going.
  9. Wraith

    Visas Marr build help

    I used crepe-backed satin (matte side out) for one dress and Kona quilting cotton for another. It really just depends on what you can find in the right color, but just make sure it’s not shiny.
  10. Wraith

    Visas Marr in Germany

    It’s leftover adhesive from the stencil material. I left it on the vinyl too long. Most of it has been rubbed off, and barring any more interruptions, I hope to sew the overdress together tomorrow.
  11. Wraith

    Visas Marr in Germany

    I removed the last of the stencil material today. Unfortunately, two dress pieces are covered in adhesive goo, and I’m trying to remove it without erasing the paint. I ran the pieces through the washing machine, and I’ll do my best to get everything clean. My lightsaber arrived today, and it’s very pretty. I’m really looking forward to getting this costume done!
  12. Wraith

    Visas Marr in Germany

    My KOTOR II inner dress and veil are finished! The gold trim has been applied to the fabric I’m using for my Unseen, Unheard version of the costume, and I’m getting ready to cut the rest of those pieces out soon. (This is the one I really want to wear, since I made so many mistakes with the KOTOR version.) The paint is dry on my outer dress, but I think it might be a little too bright in some places. If necessary, I will fix those areas after the dress is finished. I’ve begun the painstaking process of peeling off the masking pieces from the vinyl. My lightsaber has been shipped, so if I’m lucky, it will be here next week. I need to get this costume ready to submit by the end of April, if I want any hope of wearing this to Legoland next month. It’s become like a full-time job right now!
  13. Wraith

    Visas Marr in Germany

    Today was “paint test day” here. Using a can of dark grey primer and a can of silver all-purpose spray paint, I painted a small square of stenciled overdress fabric. Half was done with primer plus paint, the other half with paint alone. Tomorrow morning, I am going to abuse the fabric by tossing it in the dryer for a little while. After that, I’ll decide which painting method works best for the longevity of the design. Note: I will be over-spraying the actual dress with a mist of black paint after the silver paint dries. I need to ensure the design won’t wear off easily first, because I am not going to be happy if all of this work fades after a few outings.
  14. Wraith

    Visas Marr in Germany

    I can’t take over the Legion without having costumes approved in each detachment, Chris.
  15. Wraith

    Visas Marr in Germany

    And now you know why I’ve been working on this costume for nearly three years!
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