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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:16 pm    Post subject: Jedi Librarian - Questions and Build Thread Reply with quote

Hello!

I'm currently in the gathering and research stage for my Jedi Librarian, gathering fabrics and materials for this next costume build.

I intend to do a Twi'lek Jedi Librarian, with a brown skirt and beige/brown outer tunic. Inner tunic will likely be done to match the skirt in color, but likely not in fabric.


The blue/green fabric I have is what I would like to use for the tabards and obi - it is a silk fabric, and the photo doesn't do it justice - and makes it look decidedly more bright than it is in person. It has a black crossweave to it, which makes it more subtle than this quick photo does.

The lekku are bright green, and will have some aditional stripes added to them once I'm closer to being ready to do this. I know I'll need to submit this to both the Wretched Hive for non-human judging, as well as the Jedi for approval of the Jedi portion. That is a bridge I will cross when I come to it.

One of the optional items is the brown suede drawstring bag - which I managed to procure from the local Renaissance Festival. It is a lot more impressive when it is stuffed and not just flopped on my work area.


Now, the first question I have is in relation to the patterns on the tabards/obi. The Standards call for a geometric pattern, and I am aware of the pattern that Jocasta and Atris have on theirs (whcih aren't the same, but are two examples to be looked at). I am intending to hand embroider the pattern onto things, which is the sort of crazy thing I occasionally do for costumes. I'm looking at cotton fabrics to use as an example/template for the pattern. Essentially I'd be stitching over these in order to replicate them in a stitch pattern on the "right" side of the tabard fabric. I wanted to get an opinion on these patterns (note - ignore the colors. I'd just be using these to generate the outline)

1. Geometric Flowers
2. Circles and Flowers
3. Squirls and Spirals (Please completely ignore the color on this. None of the colors would be seen. Just the swirls and rounds.)

I'm leaning towards the swirls, personally, which is why I wanted to ask if that was acceptable. I intend to add a few roundells in, and free-hand some of the circles and stuff on the tabards and obi. I'm leaning towards using a pale gray embroidery thread for this, since it'll stand out nicely against the blue.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's excellent your making a librarian, they can be really fun.

On the tabards, I would choose something more reserved colour-wise than what you've linked here as you noted. Atris, Jocasta, and the others have more of a monotone coloured pattern on them, with geometry rather than flowers or other organic items. Squares, circles and the like.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ionicdesign wrote:
That's excellent your making a librarian, they can be really fun.

On the tabards, I would choose something more reserved colour-wise than what you've linked here as you noted. Atris, Jocasta, and the others have more of a monotone coloured pattern on them, with geometry rather than flowers or other organic items. Squares, circles and the like.


I'm actually not going to use those fabrics as the tabards - what I intend to do is use that fabric to back (hidden, and eventually encased) the monotone silk I plan to use. Essentially, I'll be tracing the design, but before I went and started the hours of embroidery... I wanted to verify if the swirly design (with some circles or boxes added in) would be acceptable.

I'm looking for if the patterns (if they were outlined - ignoring the colors) would be acceptable as the design. Basically hoping I can save myself some time instead of having to plot out the pattern myself... which I can do, but I keep getting caught in the details of it, and I know I will over-embroider them if left to my own devices.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Understood, all good. I followed on the colour, as noted.

I would not have organic things (plants, animals) in the pattern. The references are rectangles, triangles and circles (geometric pattern) with the occasional curved stuff as well, but mostly non-objective.

Atris


Jocasta (Animated)


Jocasta (Film)


Tionne Solusar (Vs Book)


Tionne Solusar (comic)


Ostar-Gal

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh! Thank you for the feedback, and for providing the additional references. That is amazingly helpful, and great to see even more variety in the designs.

I believe I know what direction I'm going to go now, and I can get the pieces so I can start the embroidery work (and maybe finish by this time next year... heh)

Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome, do share in progress photos here and best of luck with it. Ben
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