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  1. Help on New Ventress

    My husband got a few new images for the first time in a while. Crazy I've been trooping as Asajj Ventress for about nine years now.
  2. Nightsister Ventress WIP

    I like how you did the back of the dress correctly and so far the sash is coming together nicely. The spacing of everything seems correct. I'd like to see the loin cloth longer, but that is more a preference of mine than a requirement I do have a concern about the visible stitching of the tacking down of the leggings. I'd say it needs to be tighter, but then there is always the problem of needing it to stretch. Perhaps you could do it with back-stitching. With mine, I had a ridge made with a round shoelace. then the tacking was done just below the ridge so it could be a little loser without showing Also, the grey straps on the boots and arms are a bit too light in color. A medium grey would be closer to reference. Perhaps, you could wash them with some darker colors so they don't stick out quite so much. One other thing. The arm wraps should come down over the end of the dress fabric on the hands. That is just a detail to remember when you are getting ready. And if you are able to figure out a way to keep the middle arm straps from falling down, I'd like to know your solution. Mine does that all the time. Annoying really I hope that you are able to finish it up a have it come together nicely
  3. Nightsister Ventress WIP

    Still unclear where the images are/were not showing... Snaps were used for the silver bits. I would sew the black down to the shirt on the bottom. Otherwise It will probably pull and not lay down well. It looks fine (not baggy).
  4. Nightsister Ventress WIP

    It is good to see your progress. On mine I have the broaches attached securing in front with larger Ditz snaps. Veclro may work, we were worried about it pulling free or being grabbed. It would be good to see the collar on you to ensure it isn't too baggy. From what I can see on the top broach, the button section appears to be a bit small and not shaped correctly. It should be tapered on top like the one on the belt area and on the ellipse above, like this: On the sash I have it Velcroed in the front and the tabard/loin cloth as a separate piece velcroed down to the belt area of the sash. The sash is also tacked down at the bottom edge of the black collar piece. It is also tacked down to other parts of the sash at various locations as needed to keep the sash pieces in the appropriate places. (best done while you are wearing it to see were tacking is needed) I hope it continues to progress well.
  5. Nightsister Ventress from Texas

    Michael (IonicDesign) got them at a Thrift Shop, either from a belt or purse. I would definitely try that as it may time a little time but metal rectangles like she has can often be found. We may have some spares, I'd have to check.
  6. Nightsister Ventress from Texas

    Just depends, mine is taffeta and is fine. Very low specularity, no shine. Have a look (get a sample if need be) and make an evaluation.
  7. Ahhhh haalllp!!

    I'm glad it is going well for you, the eyes look nice. On the tattoos, Michael shared a link to the template above, feel free and try that. It has worked well for us. Using a custom cut foam wedge like Jaguars_soul suggest sounds good too. I think Michael gets a wedge thick in the grease and pulls it across the open spot on the template. Having it firmly against the skin is key, but it works. The triangles are good for this as they were the original design and most closely match your costume. I'd recommend not mixing and matching the make-up/tattoo styles. In the comics they look like this with a pair on each cheek and fou on each temple, each representing her defeat of a Warlord who killed her family and Jedi Master: As she had a version of this costume in The Clone Wars you could also try this: My main concern would be that the colour remain consistent on the cap and your skin. Note that the eyes and lips make-up is different between the two styles. IN the first she has black on the lips and around the eyes (nail polish too). In TCW she has the lavender styled tattoos around the eyes and mulberry lips. Her nails are a pale grey.
  8. Ahhhh haalllp!!

    Sounds good. A natural sponge is really good for that. Alter between the two tones. Do tell how we can help further.
  9. Kylo - mid coat.. needed?

    It might be best to have a look on the Sith Lord Detachment as they've adopted Kylo. www.501stsithlords.com
  10. Hello. This costume (with some tweaks to be in the animation) is the Asajj Ventress: Attack of the Clones Concept version she wore in the Comics, and was the basis for the sideshow collectible, latter here in the animation, etc. http://www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:Ventress_concept Certainly don't want do overs. Feel free and post questions here and either my husband (on the Legion membership team) or I will help if we can.
  11. Looking good. I look forward to seeing Ventress bounty hunter soon in person.
  12. Welcome here Erika. The helmet looks great. This will be grand.
  13. Ventress: Night Sisters

    I've made several, and we're in contact. I'm happy to help where I can either in advising or construction.
  14. Ohio Ventress, never costumed before!

    Hi. On the belt, it should not be constructed of fabric, it should be leather or leather-like. The skirt can be layered and curved as inspired by the sketch, but he belt parts should be leather. For the sketches, don’t limit yourself to that as the only reference. As Michael said there are many other sources that paint a fuller picture of this particular costume. The "belt" underneath and other details are just in the one view of the concept sketch, not in the side. I myself drew from them for reference, but they weren't my only sources. There is no problem with using a different variety of the belt than the one I started with; there are three different versions I've seen in official sources. I'm working on a version similar to what you pointed out that you like, with the wider underbelts similar to the Sideshow figure. I'd be happy to share the pattern for the belt I'm working on. It is constructed of one section of leather that wraps around the waist, crosses through a silver buckle then hangs down, loops around and attaches in the back. I’ll see if I can share images soon. Concerning your proposed skirt: I like the fabric. It could work well. My concerns are that it ought to be either pleated or gathered to match the reference and should flow nicely (more wraith-like and less fitted). I agree that it should definitely be floor or almost floor length, like a samurai, to hide the footwork. More rather than less fabric would be ideal. I’ve made dresses for about all version of this one for me and several others, I’d be happy to share ideas. Based on what you want to do the Obi version of the Concept Asajj might be best. You can have the layered skirt and the singular belt. That works and is a striking set-up.
  15. Ohio Ventress, never costumed before!

    From available reference I'd go the other way, with long sleeved shirt and adding the armoured part up the middle in front and back.
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