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#1 VickyVic

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:28 AM

So, here we are again and I here myself screaming the words: WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF!?! WHAT HAVE I GOT MYSELF INTO? 

Well. I did the CRL searches and I know there are 2 other Mara Jade 501st approvable costumes out there. Arica and Black Nebula. So instead of being nearly naked as Arica, I am going full gowns and leather with Black Nebula

 

CRL - https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:Mara_jade_black_nebula 

 

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So break down time! What have I got that I can use? What do I need to ask Phantom (Redback Garrison GML) about and what the hell did I get myself into... and more over, another Flagship costume to finish before Dreamworld (major gathering of 501st in Australia) next year  aaaah.gif

 

Red Hair:

SO! I have this sorted. Same wig as my black body suit. Good-o

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Scarf and Dress Material's:

Maroon! I do love that colour. Coming from Queensland and all, as with the state of origin happening at the moment (sport, NRL, state vs state... bragging rights for 1yr)! best! I am going to head to Spotlight. I have two costumes that need this colour material. It will be a non stretch material. Shhh secret 2nd costume... Tach doesn't know

Scarf with have a hat brim made out of a tan/orange leather - means a visit to Mac Lace in Capalaba again

Dress will gave a black torso, sleeves and skirts attached to the black torso are maroon in colour. Skirt has 4 panels. Spilt down the front, sides and back. woo! Fun... NOT! and thankfully the sleeves are wide and not fitted. I hate fitted non-stretch costumes

 

Undersuit:

Steel Grey Body Suit, with long sleeves. Easy. Done. Can do in my sleep.

 

Leather Vest and Shoulder Epaulettes

Again. Same leather as the brim on the scarf. All matchy matchy and such.  Epaulettes will require some skills I need to work on. This being custom bias and piping... again. Woo. Also some beading.

 

Black Vest 

Layers. Many layers! Like an Onion. Gonna die in this. It is a bolero length, doesn't close and made of a very deep black, almost velvet in type from looking on the CRL.

 

Boots

grey/brown?!? WHAT. So I buy some dark grey boots and get some tan/brown polish and give some TLC? Thoughts? May need to ask TFE (you guys) and Phantom about this or do I use the same ones as my black body suit?

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Lightsaber:

I am set with the purple saber thanks to Tachyon (best boyfriend and also 501st member)! Best christmas pressie from the best boyfriend a girl/star wars fan could ask for! Shhh! I didn't tell you that :P

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I will update this thread with more info and things I make as they happen! I am pretty excited to start something new again! I know Black Bodysuit (BB) Mara will be getting a cape and clasp! Always having fun with Mara. Next will be Arica when Black Nebula (BN) Mara is done... and other TFE costume, Visas Marr, is also happening. So, both hopefully done before Dreamworld and maybe one done before OZCC Brisbane (major convention in Queensland, Australia) this year!

 

Wish me luck!


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#2 VickyVic

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:13 AM

So I found some boots. I have to change them as my BB Mara boots won't cut it. Brown Grey is a hard colour to get so I am getting brown boots and polishing to the right colour with black polish. Buckle at top will be removed. Just running this style of boot by Terry and my GML 😍

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Sewing machine is also back in action after killing it with a small leather sew I did recently! TFE patch added to my shirt now!

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More to come!

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:12 PM

Attempting to colour the boots right. Kiwi have a black polish wax that I am using. Liking the grey/brown combo. Needs a few more coats to match the CRL photo but nearly there 😍

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 12:27 AM

I am a fan of leather dye.  

 

Use the paint brush for the 1st coat and paint it on, will leave your paint strokes everywhere.  2nd coat use a damp cloth with more dye, helps to blend it all in so it looks the same and the paint strokes are no longer visible.  3rd coat is more or less just checking for any spots you missed in the 1st 2 coats.

 

If you have more fun with kiwi, then more power to you, I just find dye a lot easier and less work.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 12:36 AM

I am a fan of leather dye.

Use the paint brush for the 1st coat and paint it on, will leave your paint strokes everywhere. 2nd coat use a damp cloth with more dye, helps to blend it all in so it looks the same and the paint strokes are no longer visible. 3rd coat is more or less just checking for any spots you missed in the 1st 2 coats.

If you have more fun with kiwi, then more power to you, I just find dye a lot easier and less work.

I'll think about it next time. Still learning about leather dye is all. Don't trust myself 😂

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 06:55 AM

Angelus leather paints are also phenomenal if you need a paint rather than a dye. My boyfriend has been using it to paint a black pleather trench coat red and it's been working like a charm. It spreads and blends in with itself very well with very little brush strokes.


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Posted 06 July 2017 - 05:59 AM

Seconding Angelus paints as awesome.
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Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:33 AM

There is some dark brown undertones to the black/grey. They match the CRL. Lighging here is pretty meh. Happy with at this stage 😍

This Wednesday will ve commencement day of the dress and maybe the body suit :D need to locate the right grey stretch fabric 😂4aca0d9840817421038cd7e9f7c7dde3.jpg

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 04:20 AM

Gotta love samples 😍
Can't wait to see this material and see which one is the right fit! Best part is I can buy on the 19th and pick up on the 20th at the Sunshine Coast!

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 06:13 PM

Fabric Samples for Undersuit! What are your opinions? 1, 2 or 3?

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I am kinda partial to 1 and 3 in colour and type. Thinking 1 is more true to colour though

Thoughts?

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I love how equal the colour is and that in flash it shows the undertones. It is equally applied over. No streaks in person. It matches the CRL photo in colour and has the brown undertones

More progress to come.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 04:06 PM

I really like 3. I've always felt it's supposed to be pretty dark, and that one is nice in that you can tell it's gray not black, but still dark. I feel 1 may be a bit light.
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:58 PM

I really like 3. I've always felt it's supposed to be pretty dark, and that one is nice in that you can tell it's gray not black, but still dark. I feel 1 may be a bit light.

I think so too. Ill have to wash sample 3 ans see is it lightens a smidge. Re:ask my GML his thoughts and Terry hers.

Thanks gorgeous x

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