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Live action Third Sister (Reva) build


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6 minutes ago, keenkyber said:

I don't, unfortunately - they were grabbed from pausing a video. It looks there though, best as I can tell, that the zipper's in the back of that piece.

The Kenobi Behind the scenes documentary is going to drop on Disney plus in 4 hours, there might be some references there. 

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On 8/6/2022 at 5:40 PM, Officercato said:

I’m back! Been a crazy summer. :) Bought fabric for my costume. I decided to go with 1mm neoprene because knit didn’t have the right texture or drape. Now I’m searching local print shops to find one that will make screens for me. I don’t mind doing the printing, but I don’t want to stock up on supplies for a hobby I’m not going to actually do.  I’ll probably buy my boots next. image.thumb.jpg.2e70f3fb262777c7cf7ac9d03954d938.jpg

 

Would you consider doing a run and selling some of the printed fabric? I might be interested in buying some if you did!

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On 9/18/2022 at 11:14 AM, mindputtee said:

 

Would you consider doing a run and selling some of the printed fabric? I might be interested in buying some if you did!

Unfortunately I don’t have the time or resources to print large quantities, but I’m happy to share the files I created and you can contract out services.

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On 9/19/2022 at 3:53 PM, Officercato said:

Unfortunately I don’t have the time or resources to print large quantities, but I’m happy to share the files I created and you can contract out services.

Understandable! The file would be a great help too!

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So have been staring like a crazy person at the pictures I have again and think that the rubber at the center front of her costume and on the gauntlets is a rubber window seal.  I'm buying a few typs of S and V shapes to do some experiments with that as well. 

 

All of my printing supplies have finally come in. I hadn't planned to do it all myself, but paying to have the screens made wasn't cheap and I screwed up the scale of one of the patterns, so I decided to just bite the bullet and buy what I need. I purchased blank screens with the proper thread count for dense prints and but 2 types of emulsion to try. Both are made for high density printing. I found a supplier online that prints the film negative of the pattern for pretty cheap ($10 for my small one and $25 for the larger plus shipping). They arrived in a few days. 

 

My next step is to  make my first attempt at high density screen today. I'll take pictures and share links and things later. 

 

I'm going to start with the glove pattern first since it's small volume. 

 

I've also got the pattern for the bodysuit, so I will be adapting that for what I need so I can pattern out the parts for printing. Going to be a lot more activity over the next few months!

 

A friend of mine that loves doing leather work is helping me iwth the armor and she has one of my boots to pattern out the new shaft. I did some initial tests for aging the boot vamp and those worked pretty well. When I get the leather parts back, I'll share images and how I did things for that too. :)

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Had a productive day today. But I’m going to share a little of the drama. :) Originally I had a screen shop make 2 screens for me. It was expensive. Unfortunately one of the patterns was sized wrong. Since the screens were expensive I decided to make one myself. Cut sad music. Making a high density screen with emulsion is not done often for a reason. It takes a lot of skill. Usually a capillary film is used, but I just couldn’t justify the cost. The cheapest I found in a good size was over $100US. No thank you. Luckily I have some knowledgeable people at work. I finally have a screen I can burn (it’s drying as I type this)

 

The screen that was the right size wasn’t very thick so I wasn’t sure what the result would be. Unfortunately the fabric I’m using shrinks significantly under the high heat used to cure the ink which made multiple passes impossible, but I’m happy with the result. :) The color in the images is washed out a bit. The ink is actually grey.

 

Now I will get my pattern sorted and I’ll do the final prints.

 

 

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after doing some reviewing of images I’ve decided to redo my patterns. They are still big in comparison. No biggie. I’ll order new films this weekend and should have them in hand by the following weekend. In the meantime I can get screens ready and work on the pattern. :)

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Had my films redone after I made adjustments to the patterns. I’m very happy with them. Ive included a comparison photo for each pattern. The striped one goes on the bodysuit and the other is for the gloves. I’ve also decided to just give in and use capillary film instead of emulsion on my screens. Emulsion is messy and very time consuming. It also really sucks if you mess up and have to start again. Should arrive next week so I can screen print next weekend.

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On 8/20/2022 at 2:13 PM, Officercato said:

So excited about this! Going to buy this gorgeous lightsaber from Shadowfoil props when they are ready for order.

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I have looked at the saber shadow foil  have on their site.  It appears to come as a kit and the electronics, switches and chassis is not included!  For a few more dollars the saber should come operational.  I will look elsewhere and be patient.

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20 hours ago, Chief Patricia said:

I have looked at the saber shadow foil  have on their site.  It appears to come as a kit and the electronics, switches and chassis is not included!  For a few more dollars the saber should come operational.  I will look elsewhere and be patient.

It comes built, but you can wear it various forms, so it's more modular than a kit. I checked out the other option available currently and I just wasn't happy with it. A little more limited in options of how it can be worn and used. I'm willing to sacrifice a few more bucks to have electronics added (which is what I'm doing)

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21 hours ago, Chief Patricia said:

Officercato,

 

The Holidays are upon us.  I hope all is well and The Third Sister Build is alive and on her way to production.  I am looking forward to seeing more.

 

Chief Patricia 

Thanks! Been trying some things out but I’m pretty happy with where I’m at. I’ll be taking a long break for the holiday and plan to get as much done as I can.  Here’s my updated print pattern though. :) More on that saga soon.2DE08466-D70D-4535-92FD-AF7EA80FC3B3.thumb.jpeg.60026d8764a62debdfe92ce939612833.jpeg

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BEAUTIFUL!  Did you print it or have it printed?  Is it raised or flat?

 

I was looking at Shadowfoils saber again.  They say the chassis will be released before the saber goes out!  They have the best so far.  I will take my chances and purchase the full one soon.

 

I am looking forward to the completion and the build and CRL being approved.  I am in favor of separate pants than a jumper.    Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.

 

Respectfully,

Chief Patricia

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1 hour ago, Chief Patricia said:

BEAUTIFUL!  Did you print it or have it printed?  Is it raised or flat?

 

I was looking at Shadowfoils saber again.  They say the chassis will be released before the saber goes out!  They have the best so far.  I will take my chances and purchase the full one soon.

 

I am looking forward to the completion and the build and CRL being approved.  I am in favor of separate pants than a jumper.    Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.

 

Respectfully,

Chief Patricia

I printed it and it’s flat.  I’m going to work on approval this way. We’ll see how that goes. I didn’t know about the chassis. That’s exciting!

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So I’m back at it. Have 3 weeks of vacation and plan to get as much done as possible.  I’ll document as much as I can. 
 

To start I am working on the bodysuit pattern. Used this one from Etsy.

 

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It already has seams largely in the right places and has long sleeves.  My plans for changing the parttern include:

* re-draft the sleeves to move the seams

* split the leg patterns into four parts

* draft pleated knee pad section

* create skirting pattern for lower half of bodice 


The pattern is printed in single pieces and I used translucent sketch paper to copy it. I highly recommend not cutting the original unless you’re okay with printing more copies if you mess up.

 

I’ll put up the first step shortly.

 

 

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Sleeves

 

Since this is the easiest to adjust I did it first.
 

**note** I know there are many knowledgeable and talented costumers here, but I’m going to write this for a complete beginner so skip ahead if it’s stuff you already know.

 

The costume sleeve is divided into 2 halves split through the center front and center back. To have this line up properly I needed to manipulate the pattern.

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This is the pattern all taped together.

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Step 1. Trace off pattern and all necessary markings

 

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Step 2. Fold pattern in half with corners meeting at top and bottom
The curve at the top will be different from left side and right. The deeper curve is the front of the sleeve and the shallow curve is the back. When you cut your pieces remember to flip the pattern piece.


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Step 3. Mark the center of your pattern with a line. Measure from center line to outer seam for both halves on top and bottom.

 

Connect the lines to make 4 pieces and mark lines to use for alignment later.

 

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Cut the 2 outer pieces off. Flip them so the outer seems touch and tape them together. 
 

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step 4. Retrace patterns and add 1/2” seam allowance. You can add more or less if you have a preference. This is pretty standard and my go-to. 
 

I prefer to transfer my final pattern to sturdier paper sine I trace the patterns instead of cutting around the pattern itself. Cardstock is best but if you don’t have it I like the brown painters paper from Home Depot. 


I’ll add the finished patterns later. :)

 

Next up: bodice

 

 

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Got some unfortunate medical news that will delay my build. I’ll keep working on the pattern but I probably won’t get to sewing for a couple of months. Sorry.

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13 hours ago, Officercato said:

Got some unfortunate medical news that will delay my build. I’ll keep working on the pattern but I probably won’t get to sewing for a couple of months. Sorry.

I'm terribly sorry about the news.  Your health comes first, take all the time you need.

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