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  1. eliste

    My Mara Jade WIP

    Well, what I'd say is go ahead with your build and post photos of the two together up on your garrison forums in a WIP thread before you do anything else. If the GML doesn't take issue with it then you may not have to do anything or buy anything else. For the amount of time that it would take to ask, I think that's worth it isn't it?
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    Just the elastic, especially with one that wide. I've seen GMLs who say no to it. It will depend on your GML though. If the shin guards totally cover the elastic, you'll have an easier time getting away with it I'd imagine (score one for comic-book version).
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    My Mara Jade WIP

    Good news is I've seen Maras approved with that colour of red hair, so unless your GML gets a bee in their bonnet it's probably ok. I went for an orange-y-er colour, but that's cause I fell in love with her from the books where they describe it as "fire". Gloves & shins look solid to me. Can you take the lip off the belt buckle? She isn't pictured with a raised edge anywhere. The boots I think are going to be down to your GML. I've seen folks with similar approved and rejected with similar, so I'd see what your garrison says.
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    Question about Mara jade shinguards

    You can absolutely ask for advice. What I would actually do is put a build thread up on your Garrison forum and ask what they thought. They won't be able to tell you that it will definitely clear, but they can say if they don't think it will, which is as good, right?
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    Question about Mara jade shinguards

    If you can get the decal/wording off the second personally I think both would be ok, but I'd double check with your own GML.
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    Cape References

    Cool, thanks!
  7. It took me two attempts for the shins too so I get you.
  8. I did similar, but my opening is in the back. Looking good.
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    General Grievous WIP

    My friend did Grievous, but he's not a costume. More like a giant puppet and my friend is hidden in the cape. It's very cool, but probably the only way it could be done and "look right". Otherwise his movements look too human, imo. That being said, you can always build it without getting approved! Would love to see another version.
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    Mara Jade wrist length Gloves

    Seconding eBay. Lots of options there.
  11. On the Worbla, I found it super easy, but not with the traditional craft foam. The sandwich method of worbla is great, but not as easy to get to work when you're actually going all around the leg. I had to revert to thick foam and just folding over the edges for my comic style shin guards cause otherwise it just wasn't happy. Maybe you'll have better luck than me, but I got 5mm foam which worked first time like a charm. The sandwich method literally just landed me a pile of wonky crap, sadly. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Nightsister Ventress from Texas

    I would probably try to go with non-taffeta if you can find something similar. Taffeta usually has a sheen to it that I don't think you want for this costume. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. I'm fairly confident that all of hose measurements are ones you need to determine based on your girlfriend's body. I recommend playing with paper to create patterns and check how they look on her. You need to make sure it proportionately looks good on her, not just some measurements other people's bodies need. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Savage Opress vest

    I think if you don't do his half-naked version that you will be able to use the armour and padding to make yourself look bigger than you are. It's part of the magic of costuming. Anyone can be anything.
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    Mara Jade Arica (Blue)

    Hmm, I'm not sure I've ever seen enough genuine images of it to really be of help, but if you have references, I'd be happy to take a look. I kinda wonder if it should be more like undies with a loincloth on top, but really not sure from my brief google search.
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    Mara Jade Arica (Blue)

    I'd go read in the Mara Jade section of the forum and see what others have posted. The Arica COstume Stardards Blue Dress post in particular has lots of information. I always try to source everything I need first, and then tackle the hardest thing first.
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    Painting Tips

    Fabric painting is not like other painting in that you're kind of expected to do it indoors. I would not use a spray paint (I know of none suitable for fabric that don't look crap or crack) and would just hand paint with fabric paint if that's what you want to do. However, I would recommend the vinyl transfers. Having seen them in person they look particularly swish. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Visas Marr Fabric Question

    I'm on the Number 2 train as well. I'd be concerned about the charmeuse as it can end up looking cheap when out next to other fabrics IMO and the shiny side is bleeding through to the back more than I think is right.
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    Visas Marr Fabric Question

    Definitely leaning to the middle one. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Makeup removal from costume

    What is the exact kind of makeup? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    I'm not familiar enough with the costume to give any helpful commentary on it. Ask for better explanation. If it's irrational, they will have to at least put it into words. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    There has to be an appeal process. Can you ask for clarification of what they mean? Maybe making them be more explicit in their reasoning can give you an idea what you would need to do to resubmit? Failing that, take photos in different lighting and see? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Who said that? Can you get them to run it past someone higher up? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    I don't know if it's the case, but the point of weathering is yo look like he clothes has been naturally used and damage has happened to it. Occasionally, weathering can look too obviously on purpose. It becomes clear that this isn't clothing that became distressed through wear and tear. I wonder if that's what they mean?