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  1. eliste

    Mara Jade Swarm War Costume

    Not all the RL approvable Mara costumes are approvable with the 501st. Her green dress, for instance, is RL approvable but not 501st. I think really, it's "was she semi on the bad side when she wore it?" If yes, the 501st is a possibility. So I don't think this one would be.
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    Mara Jade - finally getting started..

    Looking good so far! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Mara Jade Swarm War Costume

    I'm not sure. From what I know, Swarm Wars happens we'll post the original trilogy and Heir to the Empire. She would have been married to Skywalker by then, right? If so, I don't think she would belong in the 501st. However, the black bodysuit, if you follow the RL guidelines should be fine for approval with 501st. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Darth Revan almost complete

    In future, I recommend having the natural light source behind the camera. Because it's behind you in these it's difficult to see any of the details. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Mara Jade sin/knee guard help :)

    I'm not a judge, but the ones I've seen that are approved are closer to the top ones than the bottom IMO. I'd pass along mine, but they're not for that version so probably aren't that useful. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Cosandi Ny black bodysuit costume

    Congratulations! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Looking for some advice - Bastila Shan

    Pleather is relatively easy to work with. It sews much like normal fabric with a few changes. It is useful to put paper between the fabric and your machine/foot. Tissue paper or wax paper works well. It just means it flows through the machine well. Both pleather and leather will never heal holes. So if you see it wrong, and rip out the seams, you will see the holes you made the first time round forever. For both, though, use a leather needle rather than a normal one. Real leather may or may not be able to be done on a machine. It depends on the weight. Leather is better for actual straps, as it has a lot more strength to it. Pleather can slowly stretch over time to the point where it rips. You can reinforce depending on what it is, but for straps I recommend real leather if there is any weight bearing. Leather is a lot harder to work with. There is zero stretch in it, so if it's any kind of bodysuit you will not be able to really move in a full fitting leather outfit.
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    Mara Jade bodysuit question

    So I'm plogging along with my build for this, but I have a question. Does the bodysuit have to be all the same fabric for clearance, or if its two fabrics (that both are black, medium sheen) would that be clearable? I'm thinking kind of like the Kotobukiya Mara Jade outfit, just in black. It would have slightly more matte, but still stretchy middle with the more PVC style fabric on the outside half of the jumpsuit. I have enough fabric in both that I could make full jumpsuits of either, but I think it might be more breathable and comfortable this way. I just don't want to cut it all up and make it and find out its not clearable like that.
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    Mara Jade bodysuit question

    It turns out Worbla is super easy!!
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    Mara Jade bodysuit question

    I have not done the cape, but I did make my harness backplate. There are three blog posts on my page about this costume. This is the one that has my backplate in it. https://withoutastitchon.blogspot.ie/2016/04/mara-jade-bits-and-bobs.html
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    My Wife's Mara Jumpsuit...Question

    I'm afraid that without seeing it on her it's difficult to know if it will be accepted as its about fit as well as everything else. Medium sheen means it has a slight shine to it. I'm not sure from the photo uploaded whether or not it has this. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Just don't do what I did on my first try and make it without your boots on. Won't fit properly that way. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. It's a pattern I made by covering my leg with tape and probably wouldn't be worth much to anyone else.
  14. I Worbla'd it. Made the shin guards and knee pads with foam and Worbla so they fit and look like the comics.
  15. If you don't want to use the GSTQ pattern, or altering it too much, the Yaya Han bodysuit pattern worked great for me. I went with Arda's pumpkin rather than fire orange, but I think fire orange would be fine. There is a cowl pattern floating around if you look for it. It's essentially a wide tube with a slope. Double check whether you can get away with the zipper in the boots. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Red contacts

    The only ones that will cover the pupil will be mesh without it making you blind (not permanently unless you wear them improperly). Most color changing are not designed to cover the pupil. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Red contacts

    You need to know that there are two types of color contacts- colour changing contacts, which work to change the color of your iris (and maybe a bit outside) or sclera. Sclera are the full eye contacts that cover from tip to tip and look oh so cool on tv. They are only used very briefly though and many productions are replacing them with CGI because they are very tough for actors to wear. They are also INCREDIBLY UNSAFE if you do NOT get them specifically sized for yourself. There are very few places that make safe sclera lenses (usually for the theatre) but because it is for your full eye, they really need to be fitted to you in person. Use of badly fitted sclera contacts, or prolonged sclera contacts usage, can cause PERMANENT eye damage. So if you are serious about these, you need to find somewhere reputable, close by, that you can get this done at. Preferably attached to a real optometrist. Colour changing contacts, on the other hand, are much easier to find and use. I buy mine from Honeycolor.com but others have had success with pinkyparadise.com. Honeycolor allow for prescriptions as well. Red is common enough and you can get solid red coverage for your iris. Some places also do mesh contacts. These are often used for zombies in white, but can come in red for a similar effect but colour change. (Essentially you get the colour over the pupil as well, which does mean your eyesight is obscured and you do need a handler when wearing the contacts). If you have never used contact lenses before, you MUST go to an optometrist and get them to fit you for contact lenses and, importantly, teach you to safely put in and take out contact lenses. PLEASE BE SAFE WITH YOUR EYEBALLS. They do not get better if you screw them up. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Delaware Mara Jade WIP

    I haven't seen it in person, but it looks reasonable from the website. When you go in, take the pattern with you and make sure it has sufficient stretch. The pattern has a guide as to how stretchy it needs to be on the back. Also, the pattern is a very good one to work with. It's what I used and I approve of it wholeheartedly.
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    Seventh Sister - SW Rebels Inquisitor

    I don't think that's wrong. It's shoe armour. Sabine wren has it too. And let's face it, when has costumer comfort come into play over accuracy?
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    Seventh Sister - SW Rebels Inquisitor

    I believe she is working with Dawn Bright, who is part of the command staff of this detachment.
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    Cosandi Ny black bodysuit costume

    Omg I love the blaster! So cool! I should really get around to building mine. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Dutch Starkiller Tie Training Gear WIP

    Awesome! It was great meeting you! Have photos of us, but on other device so will post later. You looked amazing. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    CE detachment photo

    Thomas said to just stick around and it would get done. May not be with official photographer but we'll all be in the same place. Presumably just look for more Flagship costumes? There isn't really specifics...
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    CE detachment photo

    So, I got fed up waiting for an answer here and asked on Facebook. The answer is yes there will be a Detachment Photo. It will be just after the official 501st Photo. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    CE detachment photo

    I asked this last week and haven't heard anything. Really hoping we are though as I'm bringing a costume mostly for the 501st and hopefully detachment photo Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk