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  1. eliste

    My Wife's Mara Jumpsuit...Question

    I'm afraid that without seeing it on her it's difficult to know if it will be accepted as its about fit as well as everything else. Medium sheen means it has a slight shine to it. I'm not sure from the photo uploaded whether or not it has this. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Just don't do what I did on my first try and make it without your boots on. Won't fit properly that way. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. It's a pattern I made by covering my leg with tape and probably wouldn't be worth much to anyone else.
  4. I Worbla'd it. Made the shin guards and knee pads with foam and Worbla so they fit and look like the comics.
  5. If you don't want to use the GSTQ pattern, or altering it too much, the Yaya Han bodysuit pattern worked great for me. I went with Arda's pumpkin rather than fire orange, but I think fire orange would be fine. There is a cowl pattern floating around if you look for it. It's essentially a wide tube with a slope. Double check whether you can get away with the zipper in the boots. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Red contacts

    The only ones that will cover the pupil will be mesh without it making you blind (not permanently unless you wear them improperly). Most color changing are not designed to cover the pupil. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Red contacts

    You need to know that there are two types of color contacts- colour changing contacts, which work to change the color of your iris (and maybe a bit outside) or sclera. Sclera are the full eye contacts that cover from tip to tip and look oh so cool on tv. They are only used very briefly though and many productions are replacing them with CGI because they are very tough for actors to wear. They are also INCREDIBLY UNSAFE if you do NOT get them specifically sized for yourself. There are very few places that make safe sclera lenses (usually for the theatre) but because it is for your full eye, they really need to be fitted to you in person. Use of badly fitted sclera contacts, or prolonged sclera contacts usage, can cause PERMANENT eye damage. So if you are serious about these, you need to find somewhere reputable, close by, that you can get this done at. Preferably attached to a real optometrist. Colour changing contacts, on the other hand, are much easier to find and use. I buy mine from Honeycolor.com but others have had success with pinkyparadise.com. Honeycolor allow for prescriptions as well. Red is common enough and you can get solid red coverage for your iris. Some places also do mesh contacts. These are often used for zombies in white, but can come in red for a similar effect but colour change. (Essentially you get the colour over the pupil as well, which does mean your eyesight is obscured and you do need a handler when wearing the contacts). If you have never used contact lenses before, you MUST go to an optometrist and get them to fit you for contact lenses and, importantly, teach you to safely put in and take out contact lenses. PLEASE BE SAFE WITH YOUR EYEBALLS. They do not get better if you screw them up. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Delaware Mara Jade WIP

    I haven't seen it in person, but it looks reasonable from the website. When you go in, take the pattern with you and make sure it has sufficient stretch. The pattern has a guide as to how stretchy it needs to be on the back. Also, the pattern is a very good one to work with. It's what I used and I approve of it wholeheartedly.
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    Seventh Sister - SW Rebels Inquisitor

    I don't think that's wrong. It's shoe armour. Sabine wren has it too. And let's face it, when has costumer comfort come into play over accuracy?
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    Seventh Sister - SW Rebels Inquisitor

    I believe she is working with Dawn Bright, who is part of the command staff of this detachment.
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    Cosandi Ny black bodysuit costume

    Omg I love the blaster! So cool! I should really get around to building mine. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Dutch Starkiller Tie Training Gear WIP

    Awesome! It was great meeting you! Have photos of us, but on other device so will post later. You looked amazing. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    CE detachment photo

    Thomas said to just stick around and it would get done. May not be with official photographer but we'll all be in the same place. Presumably just look for more Flagship costumes? There isn't really specifics...
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    CE detachment photo

    So, I got fed up waiting for an answer here and asked on Facebook. The answer is yes there will be a Detachment Photo. It will be just after the official 501st Photo. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    CE detachment photo

    I asked this last week and haven't heard anything. Really hoping we are though as I'm bringing a costume mostly for the 501st and hopefully detachment photo Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Mara Jade bodysuit question

    Mine turned out awesome, but I chose to use one material for the whole thing as I wasn't sure whether the two fabric approach would get approved or not. You can read my process here: http://withoutastitchon.blogspot.ie/2016/05/mara-jades-bodysuit.html?m=1
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    Swfangirl visas marr build

    Be careful of colour matching while its next to other colors. Because it's next to other reds, it can be bouncing the colour back. You really need to pull it out of the lineup to see what colour it actually looks like. Sometimes the colour can change dramatically depending on what else is around it. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    WIP Mara Jade

    Ok, just be sure you have black gloves if she's going to be using the cape. There are specific combos that you have to follow. Light cowl with light gloves, cape with black gloves, black cowl with black gloves. So you won't be able to get the cape cleared with the current gloves, although you could with the light cowl. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    WIP Mara Jade

    Looking good so far. I'm not a clearance person, but you shouldn't need both cape and cowl, just one. She never wears both, at the same time. Also, I think you might need to adjust the harness. The straps look a little long in front to me and where they attach at the top it should look like two straps rather than a V. I'm not sure if that would prevent clearance, but it might be something to look at. Also, is there metal slides on the straps? I can't see them, but you'll need them for clearance. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    New SoCal Mara Jade

    If you can, I'd recommend making your muslin in something with some stretch, rather than your typical muslin/cotton as the pattern needs stretch to fit. You could try a jersey, which I expect would be cheap enough.
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    Mara build + New Bodysuit Pattern Option

    You're welcome! Sorry I couldn't get it done beforehand, but well, life. Hopefully it will be useful in future. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  22. Hey folks, So I got approved back in the fall, but its taken me this long to actually get this all written up. Finally put up the bodysuit article on my blog today, and I'm hoping it will help others as I found that the pattern for the bodysuit was by far the hardest part of getting it right. It wasn't really the construction for me, but finding a good pattern that I liked for my body and its larger than average boobs. After trying Pam's suggestions and a couple of other pattern options, I eventually tried Yaya Han's bodysuit pattern made by McCalls and it worked so perfectly the first time. I was so relieved. There are still some changes that have to be made, and that's what I detailed in my blog post that is specifically about the bodysuit complete with diagrams. The rest I made mostly out of Worbla and leather. Happy to clarify anything if you're reading it and something doesn't make sense, but I HIGHLY recommend using this pattern over the previous patterns suggested. It just fits so much better, especially if you have a big difference between bust and waist. Mara's bits and pieces (harness, belt, etc) http://withoutastitchon.blogspot.ie/2016/04/mara-jade-bits-and-bobs.html Mara's shinguards & knee pads http://withoutastitchon.blogspot.ie/2016/04/mara-jade-knees-and-shin-guards.html Mara's bodysuit http://withoutastitchon.blogspot.ie/2016/05/mara-jades-bodysuit.html
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    Headress help needed

    You can shape foam with heat. Heat it up, press it where it needs to go. Repeat as necessary.
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    Mara Jade by eliste

    Shots of my Mara Jade costume in the wild.
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    Meet the Press

    From the album: Mara Jade by eliste

    Taken at the ODEON Charlestown Dec 18th 2015
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