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    Black and White

    From the album: Mara Jade by eliste

    Taken at Belfast Film & Comic Con 2015

    © JK Photography

  2. From the album: Mara Jade by eliste

    Taken at a troop in April 2016.

    © Michael Harmon

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    Why Mara isn't Canon Anymore

    From the album: Mara Jade by eliste

    Taken at a troop in April 2016
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    Mara Jade

    From the album: Mara Jade by eliste

    Photoshoot done February 2016.

    © JK-KC Photography

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    Dear Disney...

    From the album: Mara Jade by eliste

    Taken at a troop in April 2016
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    Dreaming of being a Disney Princess

    From the album: Mara Jade by eliste

    Taken at a troop in April 2016

    © Michael Harmon

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    Road to Revan (My first costume!)

    My local WORBLA stockist brought it in last year. I love it. I can get it thicker than craft foam but thinner than most local Eva foam. It's great to work with.
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    Road to Revan (My first costume!)

    No, it's super dense foam, not like insulation foam at all. It moves and is mold able like Eva foam, but it's so dense you can paint it without having to prime it if you want. I still covered it in WORBLA and primed it with gesso, cause I knew foam only wouldn't get approved. http://www.monmouthrubber.com/durafoam-closed-cell-sponge-rubber-plastic-foam/
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    Road to Revan (My first costume!)

    Lucky you! I just could not get it to work. I think I've sorted that issue on the foam by going with a higher grade foam than the traditional EVA. I used durafoam and so far (12+ troops later) there's no sign of any issues.
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    Road to Revan (My first costume!)

    I've done several now, Mara Jade's knee pads and shin guards, Bracers for other things. Mara's back piece. Shoulder pads. I tried the sandwich method on Mara's shin guards. The difficulty is that it buckled a lot. The inside looks like a mess and the front is a disaster. I'm not the only person who's had these issues when you're doing full-calf shin guards. Be careful when you put on the back on. You have to heat up both parts of WORBLA or it won't stick together and what happened when I tried was it would lose its shape with both sides heated. If you don't have thick foam that keeps the shape, you need to be able to put it on something to get the riot shape while it's hot, and that should not be your own body unless you want to risk burns!
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    Road to Revan (My first costume!)

    I don't do Revan, but I love WORBLA. So, I did NOT do the sandwich method, because I couldn't get it to work without looking terrible. I went with thicker foam 5mm which gave me the shape I wanted. For raised areas, I used thin craft foam and glued it on top of the thicker foam. Then I covered all of it with the WORBLA. I think which method you use really depends on what you are doing and how much money you have. I'm not the only person I know who had difficulties getting the sandwich method to work if you're doing a large area with a lot of complex curves. But I will say that mine hold up just fine without the extra layer in the back. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    New SoCal Mara Jade

    Hey, so I would completely recommend Yaya Han's bodysuit pattern from McCall's. I tried all of the normal suggested patterns and they all turned out baggy in places or just looking not like I wanted. Yaya's pattern was super easy to adapt and worked out the first time I used it. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Starkiller: Dark Lord's Armor (hoth)

    Looks pretty awesome! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    GALLERIES FOR YOU!!

    So... Where do we post random shots of our costume in action? It doesn't feel right to put it in trooping, but it's not a build or approval photos. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Red Sash upgrade?

    I know the Revan in my Garrison has a taffeta one. It looks quite good, has the sheen and behaves properly. It'd be cheaper than leather too.
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    Red Sash upgrade?

    I don't think vinyl would look right. More importantly, it won't behave right. You see how even in that photo there is bend in it? With vinyl it won't want to do that.
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    A new one =) I hope soon ^_^

    I got my Mara cleared last year. Think the new pics look great! Best of luck with the clearance!
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    Starkiller: Dark Lord's Armor (hoth)

    Those boots look epic
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    Darth Traya Headdress help

    A good "fake" material that you can use to mock up for leather is craft foam. Because it has the thickness that leather can have, I find it really useful for mocking up pieces before cutting into the real leather. Then you can use it to create your patterns for the real leather so you don't have to ruin good leather trying to get it right.
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    A Nihilus from France

    If you're looking for Worbla in the EU my-costumes.de are a good supplier. They have both the original and black kinds.
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    A Nihilus from France

    Raw silk is VERY different from jersey. To start with, silk has no stretch. The finish is different, the weight is different, and it will hang differently.
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    Mara Jade wig

    I really love my Pumpkin, but if the colour doesn't suit you, I think you could get away with Arda's dark copper red, warm light brown, or fire orange to be in with the 501st CRL.
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    Mara Jade wig

    Well, I really recommend Arda Wigs as a wig supplier. I got mine in Pumpkin and get comments on it all the time. In terms of colour, the 501st CRL says "strawberry-blonde, red, or red-gold" however, I think the Arica period comes under Rebel Legion? They have a reference guide for it (where the 501st doesn't), at least, but it doesn't say about hair colour. I would check with them as the costume seems to come under them.
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    Total Scatch Build, Looking for patterns

    A scratch build of what character?
  25. Hey folks! Just got my clearance for my Mara Jade so I am officially DS-87544. Very excited to finally get cleared with the Legion and would love to officially join the detachment.
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