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Live action Third Sister (Reva) build


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Very excited to do this build! Now that I have pictures from Celebration I can start sharing my thoughts as I prepare for this.


It’s too bad I couldn’t go to Celebration, but my friends were looking out for me. The pictures have been pouring in.  After having a very intense conversation with my friend (also a very experienced costumer) I’m getting a good idea of what I’ll need. This is going to be super image heavy.

 


There was a lot of glare so getting a shot of the whole thing at once was tricky. I’ll start from the top down.

 

Armor

 

Looks to be leather for collar, chest piece and shoulders.

 

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There are raw edges on the pieces so you can see the rough edges. This is a great example from the back.


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There appear to be 4 separate parts: chest piece, gorget, shoulder upper and lower. The chest piece is open in the back to expose the cape. Fabric thoughts for cape is wool crepe. I’ll be ordering some swatches soon.

 

 

 

 

The gorget is made of two parts and comes together with Velcro.  This is a picture from the back. There are two decorative pieces at the back. Not sure if those are leather or not.

 


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There is an Imperial cog on the right shoulder and nothing on the left.

 


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Undertunic/bodysuit

 

The tunic is leather or faux leather. There is an interesting rubber (?) part on center front. There is an obvious zipper on the rib neck collar so we speculated that the under suit is one piece. The arms are sewn into the leather tunic.

 

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The tunic appears to be longer in the back, but the cape was in the way so I can only see a little of it. 

 

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The sleeves are made up of two fabrics. One side Is screen printed. The other side unprinted and could be neoprene. The pants of the bodysuit are the same
 

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There are princess seams in the tunic and there is a large leather corselet on either side of the waist and a belt with piping and LED covers. In the image below you can a bit of webbing under the tunic. Still puzzling that, but it makes a good argument that maybe the undersuit is in two parts and that is a belt holding up the pants maybe.

 

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There are bracers on the arms that are also leather. They also have that rubber detail as in the

front. Left side has LED detail and the right is blank.

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Gloves


The gloves have the same print as the bodysuit minus the stripes. The palm is the unprinted neoprene. There is a leather hand cover with an elastic loop and what is probably Velcro on the hand

 

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I’ll add the boots and other details in the next post

 

 

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Leggings

 

Just above the knee a legging starts (I’m calling that knee part leggings but it’s all together) The front is pleated and the back is ruched. Looks a little random in back so maybe just controlling excess fabric? Uses the same neoprene as the bodysuit.

 

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The boots are leather and don’t look to have a zipper. They are loose so probably easy to pull up.

 

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Materials and technique research

 

Ill source the leather locally, but I found a nice selection of thin neoprene and wool crepe

 

neoprene - https://www.amazon.com/Neoprene-Fabric-Wetsuit-Material-Stretch/dp/B089F69MPJ/

 

crepe - https://www.denverfabrics.com/p197701_apparel-designer-fabrics-wool-crepe-black-wool-crepe

 

I’m still searching for some boots that I can use as a base.

 

I found a great video on high density printing. I’ll be using that technique to create the striped pattern.

 

 

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21 hours ago, Officercato said:

Materials and technique research

 

Ill source the leather locally, but I found a nice selection of thin neoprene and wool crepe

 

neoprene - https://www.amazon.com/Neoprene-Fabric-Wetsuit-Material-Stretch/dp/B089F69MPJ/

 

crepe - https://www.denverfabrics.com/p197701_apparel-designer-fabrics-wool-crepe-black-wool-crepe

 

I’m still searching for some boots that I can use as a base.

 

I found a great video on high density printing. I’ll be using that technique to create the striped pattern.

 

 

What service are you using for the high density printing?

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4 hours ago, Trachta said:

What service are you using for the high density printing?

I’m planning to do it myself. 

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Found these boots on Aliexpress. They are almost perfect! I’ll be adding parts to the shaft to make it look like the boots Reva wears, but this is a great foundation and the price is reasonable.  I’ll be documenting this build as much as possible for anyone else that wants to do it (Im also open to discussion and debate on my choices. Im easily persuaded by clear logic). :)

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2255800015026725.html?gatewayAdapt=4itemAdapt

 

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Been looking at patterns for the body suit and gloves. I’ll need to pattern out the tunic and armor, but using these will save me some time.

 

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/719618406/catsuit-with-long-sleeve-and-front?click_key=10a721462ffe9f9d1fad91f975a5d974a7dbc6b1%3A719618406&click_sum=fa45f68a&ref=user_profile

 

The bodysuit looked more suitable for this costume. I’ll put the zipper in the back. My  idea is to make bodysuit without sleeves and make the tunic with sleeves separately. I’m thinking there might be Velcro under that center front seem or a hidden zipper.

 

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/900057064/leather-hand-gloves-template-printable?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=glove+pattern&ref=sr_gallery-1-29&pro=1&organic_search_click=1

 

The gloves are pretty straight forward. I’ll need to add another seam since it will be made in two colors. 

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The most recent episode shows a lining to Reva's cape.  It looks like black satin.  I don't remember seeing it though on the costume at Celebration. 

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1 hour ago, Trachta said:

The most recent episode shows a lining to Reva's cape.  It looks like black satin.  I don't remember seeing it though on the costume at Celebration. 

It was really hard to see the underside of the cape. I haven’t seen the episode yet, but I’ll watch for it

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14 minutes ago, Keylani said:

Why are these original boots look like low buget quality cosplay from allieexpres ...😕

The boots were heavily modified, tall boots can be incredibly expensive, and they probably got the cheapest pair they could find and filleted it for production.

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7 hours ago, Trachta said:

Buty zostały mocno zmodyfikowane, wysokie buty mogą być niesamowicie drogie i prawdopodobnie kupili najtańszą parę, jaką mogli znaleźć i zaokrąglili ją do produkcji.

These leather stakes are cut so that I can't look. For someone who does a little leathercraft until the heart bleeds 🤢

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On 6/2/2022 at 6:56 AM, Keylani said:

Why are these original boots look like low buget quality cosplay from allieexpres ...😕

On the bright side it won’t cost someone hundreds of dollars and months of searching to have them. I think the boots match the rough edges of her armor and I think it’s interesting to watch her story unfold and understand why it’s not as finished looking as the others.

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Been busy moving to a new house. The hard part is done so now it’s just unpacking. Hopefully I can start working on this soon.  I purchased these .stl files from Cults3d as reference for the armor. Not sure I will print them out though. Several of the parts would need to be modified for accuracy and just so they can be worn. But it’s good to have them if I need them.

 

 

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1 hour ago, DarthValkyria said:

I would say on the boots, maybe go for a wider toe. 

Boots are tough since they are subject to style change. I am searching for the following criteria: low heel, rubber outsole, round toe, below knee shaft (preferable without a zipper, but I think I can work around one).  The Reva boots may have been men’s boots to start as a toe that round isn’t a normal woman’s fashion.  I found a few that are men’s motorcycle boots that might work. What do you think?
 

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($265)
 

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If I had to choose one of these I’d go with the Harley boots. The outsole is smooth like Revas’ and the heel is lower. They are also cheaper.

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I know I have seen the exact base boot before in various groups. It is a replica jack boot with the exact toe and, "slouchy" mid foot section. I have asked in several groups that utilize the boot to see if they can isolate the exact make to assist.

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3 minutes ago, DarthValkyria said:

This is not the exact one I was looking for, mind you, but still waiting on responses for it. So frustrating when you know something exists and can't place it!

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I’ll put those boots here just in case, but they don’t come in sizes small enough. An 8 might work but shoe sizing can be a little arbitrary. I’d prefer not to have to get overly large boots. Even stuffing them is uncomfortable. I’ll keep an eye out for when they are back in stock.

 


 

 

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6 minutes ago, DarthValkyria said:

This is not the exact one I was looking for, mind you, but still waiting on responses for it. So frustrating when you know something exists and can't place it!

Shoes are the worst part of replicating these costumes.

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Yikes, that would be pricey. I work for a shoe company (and I make prototype shoes) If push comes to shove I’ll make them myself, but if I can avoid that I will.

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