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30 minutes ago, Wraith said:

And now you know why I’ve been working on this costume for nearly three years!

Where ever I go, there you are! Almost feels like I have my very own stalker lol

I love this costume, I am just not sure if the world is ready for me in a dress? lol

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44 minutes ago, Yankee71 said:

Where ever I go, there you are! Almost feels like I have my very own stalker lol

I love this costume, I am just not sure if the world is ready for me in a dress? lol

I can’t take over the Legion without having costumes approved in each detachment, Chris. :D

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Today was “paint test day” here. Using a can of dark grey primer and a can of silver all-purpose spray paint, I painted a small square of stenciled overdress fabric. Half was done with primer plus paint, the other half with paint alone. Tomorrow morning, I am going to abuse the fabric by tossing it in the dryer for a little while. After that, I’ll decide which painting method works best for the longevity of the design.

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Note: I will be over-spraying the actual dress with a mist of black paint after the silver paint dries. I need to ensure the design won’t wear off easily first, because I am not going to be happy if all of this work fades after a few outings. 

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My KOTOR II inner dress and veil are finished! The gold trim has been applied to the fabric I’m using for my Unseen, Unheard version of the costume, and I’m getting ready to cut the rest of those pieces out soon. (This is the one I really want to wear, since I made so many mistakes with the KOTOR version.)

The paint is dry on my outer dress, but I think it might be a little too bright in some places. If necessary, I will fix those areas after the dress is finished.  I’ve begun the painstaking process of peeling off the masking pieces from the vinyl. 

My lightsaber has been shipped, so if I’m lucky, it will be here next week.

I need to get this costume ready to submit by the end of April, if I want any hope of wearing this to Legoland next month. It’s become like a full-time job right now!

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I removed the last of the stencil material today. Unfortunately, two dress pieces are covered in adhesive goo, and I’m trying to remove it without erasing the paint. I ran the pieces through the washing machine, and I’ll do my best to get everything clean. 

My lightsaber arrived today, and it’s very pretty. I’m really looking forward to getting this costume done!

 

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20 hours ago, DarthValkyria said:

Woohoo! Also, which adhesive goo is it?

It’s leftover adhesive from the stencil material. I left it on the vinyl too long. Most of it has been rubbed off, and barring any more interruptions, I hope to sew the overdress together tomorrow. 

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The outer dress is almost finished! Just need to add the sleeves and finish the hems.

Tonight, I straightened the bottom hemline, and I’m working on finding the best angles for the side slit hem. Once I’m satisfied that the side slit will look good, I’ll take the dress off the mannequin and trim off the excess fabric. After that, I’m going to finish the sleeves.

If all goes well, I plan to glue the side hem tonight, then the bottom hem after the glue has time to set. I am hoping that Aleene’s Fabric Fusion will be able to handle the weight of the vinyl fabric, as well as the stress involved with the dress being worn. 

I’m getting so close to finishing this costume!

 

 

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Just a quick note:

My KOTOR II costume is finished!!!

I’m going to finish up my Unseen, Unheard underdress and veil, then I’ll have my approval photos taken for both versions. 

:tkdance:

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Both costumes have been submitted for approval. Now I just have to wait....

Here are the photos for the Unseen, Unheard version (my favorite). So glad to be done!

 

 

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