eliste

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  1. eliste

    Cape References

    Looking at upgrading my Mara and I want to make her cape. My problem is the clasp. Unfortunately my Google Fu is failing. Right now, I can't find any references for the clasp other than what Pam has up on her website chucrew.com. Everything else I find doesn't show the clasp well at all or is someone else's costume piece. Does anyone have any comic references for the clasp? I don't really want to base it off someone else's costume piece if I can find actual references.
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    Cape References

    I wouldn't say no to more.
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    Mara Jade - finally getting started..

    I highly recommend Yaya Han's pattern. Having tried numerous, it's the only one that was both flattering and easy to work with. I talk about how I altered it here: http://withoutastitchon.blogspot.ie/2016/05/mara-jades-bodysuit.html
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    This looks infinitely better to me. I didn't do the center as two layers, but I can see how it would fit in with references that way. I think this is the best 3D print version I've seen, at least in design. I will caution you, I found out the hard way I'd forgotten to factor in the top exit for the harness would have twice the thickness of leather coming out. I just cut out the under loop and attached it all without that, but you might be able to figure out a better solution than I did.
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    Seventh Sister CRL Fixes

    I'll be honest, if you're asking for no red lining showing, then the first line is incorrect. Without adding a black facing, red lining will peek out. Even perfectly pressed, it's such a bright colour that any movement by the wearer will show it. If you don't want it to, that's fine, but then the rest of the text needs to allow it.
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    Nightsister Ventress WIP

    I'll admit to not having the costume, but it feels like the center waist armor bit is too s,all compared to the tabard behind it. Shouldn't the tabard sort of fit behind that?
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    Don't copy other people's work, cause you'll end up with other people's errors. Always work from original source material. I'm intrigued what you worked from and where it came from. I think the one Pam has on her site is one of the easiest to see and is really clear. http://chucrew.com/Mara/shoulderharness.html
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    So the three cuts in are there, but then the layer underneath that also has the cuts in? I've never seen one that looks like that. I have always been of the opinion that both layers were round, but that the top layer cut in for the three lines/details. Does that make sense? Also, the lines cut in the top layer aren't lining up right. They should all cut in so that they line up, nearly the same length cut in. I would extend the bottom two to line up with the top one. Also the holes are so far in that your straps are going to not sit flush to the ends and stick out. I'd definitely move the holes towards the end. It may be based on a different piece of art, but if that's the case, I think you should get your hands on that art cause right now, to me, it just doesn't look right. Also, it may just be me, but I've never liked the really flat bottom version people have 3D printed. I feel like it should wrap the leather into the piece, not just sit on top. If you're getting them to alter this, you could easily thicken the bottom, and get slits where you could sit the leather into it, but this is my personal preference and not something you'd have to change for approval imo.
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    The cape clasp looks good, although I'm not sure how you attach it. The back has some things about I personally don't think are accurate, and I'm not in love with the placement of holes.
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    CRL inconsistency and approvals

    I think this is a hard thing to police because ultimate it may not matter what the CRL says, it's down to the GMLs. I've seen Mara Jades with combinations of accessories that aren't allowed by the CRL (off white cowl + black gloves/cape + white gloves), but they were still approved. Honestly, I think it would be worth sending a shout out to the GMLs to double check CRL requirements because what you're saying isn't an isolated incident, or an isolated costume having these problems, and it may be that for TFE costumes, which GMLs won't necessarily know as well as say, an imperial officer or stormtrooper, that it's not good enough if they think it looks ok, but doesn't actually match the CRL.
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    Looks good to me!
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    The goggles are almost identical to mine, so those should be ok! I hate making decisions on fabric when all I have are online photos, but the color looks good. Will depend on how it looks when you get it really.
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    As far as I know, there is no specific dimensions required for the holdout blaster. I should be small enough that when placed at your back it either isn't seen at all or only a small amount. So, small. I'm making my new cape out of curtain material I found and liked. I know some have used linen. There isn't a required type of material, just colour requirements. No pattern as yet as it's all waiting at home to be washed and then I'm going to freehand it by draping it.
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    I don't believe so. Pretty sure any covertech clip is approvable.
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    It wasn't too short on me. I actually loved using that pattern. Fits amazingly and actually allows for curves, so it looks so much better. I went through 4 different patterns and felt this was the best. @jwnikita If it helps, this is what I did: http://withoutastitchon.blogspot.ie/2016/05/mara-jades-bodysuit.html As far as I can tell, there is no pattern on the market that both fits the body and doesn't require altering to get the pattern right.
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    Seems fine to me, but I'll admit to not having this style of shinguards myself so someone else might have an issue with it.
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    I think that's doable. I'd try to get it submitted as such before you go buy new boots.
  18. Man, you're making me want to upgrade mine something fierce now lol. Can't wait to see it done!
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    Well, what I'd say is go ahead with your build and post photos of the two together up on your garrison forums in a WIP thread before you do anything else. If the GML doesn't take issue with it then you may not have to do anything or buy anything else. For the amount of time that it would take to ask, I think that's worth it isn't it?
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    Just the elastic, especially with one that wide. I've seen GMLs who say no to it. It will depend on your GML though. If the shin guards totally cover the elastic, you'll have an easier time getting away with it I'd imagine (score one for comic-book version).
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    Good news is I've seen Maras approved with that colour of red hair, so unless your GML gets a bee in their bonnet it's probably ok. I went for an orange-y-er colour, but that's cause I fell in love with her from the books where they describe it as "fire". Gloves & shins look solid to me. Can you take the lip off the belt buckle? She isn't pictured with a raised edge anywhere. The boots I think are going to be down to your GML. I've seen folks with similar approved and rejected with similar, so I'd see what your garrison says.
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    Question about Mara jade shinguards

    You can absolutely ask for advice. What I would actually do is put a build thread up on your Garrison forum and ask what they thought. They won't be able to tell you that it will definitely clear, but they can say if they don't think it will, which is as good, right?
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    Question about Mara jade shinguards

    If you can get the decal/wording off the second personally I think both would be ok, but I'd double check with your own GML.
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    Cape References

    Cool, thanks!