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    Shelly Schwartz
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    621st Detention Squad
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  1. Requesting 501st access. https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=20924
  2. Thanks Darth Sunshine! The fabric color is crimson so I hope that is a dark enough red. The weave of it is fairly tight, but not as smooth as most cottons. I do not think the texture will detract from the overall look when the costume is completed. I will try washing the fabric in hot to tighten up the weave as much as possible before I start cutting. Thank you for the tip on the heat transfer vinyl. It sounds like it might work well. I was worried if I go with the linen that paint might show or amplify the appearance of the texture of the fabric, but the vinyl should stay smooth. I will experiment with some test pieces first before I decide for certain. Do you think silver or grey vinyl could be used to make the lines on the gloves or would paint be better for those?
  3. Hello I am hoping to get started on the KOTOR version of the Visas Marr costume. I have a few questions after viewing some of the forum posts and I am sure I will have more once I really get going. My first questions are about the inner dress fabric. I have noticed most people seem to be using formal dress fabrics, and I am wondering if linen or cotton is allowed? The fancier dress fabrics are smooth and linen has an obvious woven texture so that could be an issue. I really would like the breathability and drape of linen, but don't want to make a dress that can't be approved. How dark does the dark red need to be? I'm attaching some not-so-amazing cell phone pictures of a linen-cotton blend I would love to use for the inner dress. The color is a little darker in person but I couldn't get it to look exactly the same on my phone. I included a very close shot to show a close up of the fabric texture, but it isn't perfectly in focus. My other question is about the people cutting gold fabric for the trim instead of painting it on. What type of gold fabric is being used? I'm wondering how it doesn't unravel? Unless bonding or fusing it prevents that? I have no experience cutting and adding a fabric as a decoration so I'm really clueless. (I am not forum savvy and don't know that the photos are attaching properly so sorry in advance for that if they just remain thumbnails. I am posting from a mobile device so that could be my issue.)
  4. Hello, I'm Shelly from South Dakota. I have been working on an imperial officer for myself and have almost completed Royal Guard robes for my husband. When we are approved we will be joining the Central Garrison. I am hoping to begin making a Visas Marr after the Holidays any my husband is interested in possibly doing Kir Kanos. Looking forward to being a part of the 501st!
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