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#1 Janem

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:11 PM

Hey. I'm working on a Darth Nihilus at the Moment. It is the first Costume I want to do all by myself at least when it comes to the sewing. One Question: In the CRL it says" the same black Material". Does this mean the whole Costume is made of the same Material (except the arms)?

I wanted to use different black fabric for the outer and the inner layers of the tunics and the Skirts:

 

Inner Tunic and Skirt: Black cotton

Outer Tunic, Cape, Obi and Skirt: Heavy, black linen.

 

This is because of the weight of the fabric and the comfort of the whole costume... Do you think it'll work? You won't be able to tell from the color of the material. Only if you touch it... What do you think?


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:49 PM

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It has to look the same is the main point.  

 

The weave of the material needs to be the same.  The color black needs to match exactly.

 

No one is going to touch the material, so that is not the issue.

 

The problem that may occur over time, by trooping and/or washing, is that one material may fade differently than the other.  So it could look correct when it is newly made, but after several troops the two different types of material could start looking like 2 different shades of black.


Edited by Yankee71, 18 March 2017 - 05:53 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:06 PM

In my opinion if it says it should be the same material, then it should be the same material.  My Nihilus is made out of raw black silk for every layer, except the arms, and I don't think that it's that heavy or uncomfortable.  You're wearing all black so heat wise it's going to be hot no matter what.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:00 AM

In my opinion if it says it should be the same material, then it should be the same material.  My Nihilus is made out of raw black silk for every layer, except the arms, and I don't think that it's that heavy or uncomfortable.  You're wearing all black so heat wise it's going to be hot no matter what.

 

Well yes you are correct, if it says same material, it should be the same material.

 

I was just explaining the reasoning behind the same material, and how different materials could then cause a problem later on.

 

Nils,

 

Instead of using 2 different materials, you may want to consider using a different material altogether, that other Nihilus have chosen to use in their builds, so its the same material and you don't run into problems later.

 

I will send you a PM on the GG forums about another GG member who has made this costume and did it all herself, she can probably give you some tips and let you know what materials she used in her Nihilus.  Or you could also consider the raw black silk Kracker98 has mentioned above.


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Posted Yesterday, 01:49 AM

Hi fellow Garrison mates!

Everyone doing a Nihilus atm. :D

Why mixing two fabrics? I am using one type of silk for all parts, except the arms.