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MetroJosh (Joshua)



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Hi Guys Reply with quote

Hi guys I have recentally joined the RL and I have been directed here as this is the UK forum?
My name is Josh
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Huge Star Wars fan TOR/EU my EU novel collection is pushing 140

Just a few questions really I'm looking to build a generic Jedi costume, I was wondering if we are allowed to buy bits? Or does it all have to be made? I was also looking at sabers, I'm abit tight for money and i found a site called ultrasabers, works out with a thick blade for dueling and couple other bits about £80 including shipping, was wondering if there is anywhere here in the UK that does custom sabers? Also is there a troop meet I could possibly attend to meet some of the guys and get some advice?

All your help is much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Joshua and welcome to the RL forums. I think you've already created an account over on the RLUK forum so if you post over there, our members will help you along (they use that forum much more than this one).

You can certainly buy bits and pieces for your costume- it doesn't all have to be handmade and a lot of our members have used different vendors in the UK, so they'll be able to answer any queries about clothing and sabres.

Re meeting us at a troop, you can most certainly do that if we're trooping anywhere near you Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:06 pm    Post subject: Hi Reply with quote

Yh I'm just currently waiting to be authorised on the forum.

Whilst waiting could you maybe give me some site links?
I was looking at Jedi-Robe, are they any good you know?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your account is now active Josh....have fun with our Jedi Masters and dont spend until youve had a chat with them....they will steer you to the right side of the Light side.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Josh,

We are working on UK Sabersmiths at the mo, for the time being the one we recommend is jq sabers whose address is www.jqsabers.co.uk. Be prepared for a long wait though.

Ultrasabers are quality items and you can go far wrong with them.

One the robe front, we don't normally recommend going to jed robe as you would probably want to upgrade quite a lot of there robes.

You could try:

http://stores.ebay.com/evavanecek who are abroad but come with good references, optionally you could try www.clothearscostumes.com however again there is normally a 4-5 month waiting list.

Hope this helps
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Hi Josh,
I have PMed you a few links
that will be of help too Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:04 pm    Post subject: Hi guys Reply with quote

Hi guys and thanks very much for your help. is there another UK based Jedi costumer at all?

Also i had an idea whilst i was out in the car earlier, now the Jedi OT i believe it is, is it similar to a GI i have an old akido GI far to small now but maybe i could use the shape and design to a degree to help me make my own OT
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:10 pm    Post subject: Preferably Reply with quote

preferably I would love to make my own costume and through that gain the experience and knowledge but there are so many guides out there and I'm pretty useless with needles etc if there was just one simple guide would be better.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Can't Reply with quote

I can't login to this

http://www.rebellegionuk.com/forum/
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't Reply with quote

MetroJosh wrote:
I can't login to this

http://www.rebellegionuk.com/forum/


Hiya Josh,


You could try Clothears Costumes:
http://www.clothearscostumes.com

Alison has made a number of our members costumes but it depends on your budget as Alisons costumes are a bit pricey - but well worth it.
Id definitely steer clear of Jedi Robe for their jedi costumes.


With respects to you being able to log in on the uk forum, have you registered over there and if so could you let us know your user name incase your account is waiting to be activated by one of the administrators?


Look forward to trooping with you in the future and talking SW EU Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Hi guys Reply with quote

MetroJosh wrote:
now the Jedi OT i believe it is, is it similar to a GI i have an old akido GI far to small now but maybe i could use the shape and design to a degree to help me make my own OT



I think that only costume that would be clearable with a GI is the ANH Luke Skywalker Farmboy costume. So could that be a possibility for you?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:44 pm    Post subject: Can't wait Reply with quote

My user name is the same as it is here.

Hmm farm boy look I'll have to find some pics, just as I said I noticed similarities so was wondering if i could use the pattern

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1024&bih=681&q=aikido+gi&oq=akido+&gs_l=img.3.1.0i10l10.922.1951.0.3945.6.6.0.0.0.0.71.398.6.6.0....0...1ac.1.31.img..0.6.396.9zKHgV_6VdI#facrc=_&imgrc=1knZwLmINt6B3M%3A%3B1cRHA2r7MsXL-M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.hayashi.cz%252Fequipment-eu%252Fbig%252F3976-1.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.fighters-europe.com%252Faikido-uniform-fighter-master-traditional-item-3976%3B500%3B1093

or the shape of the gi?

And boy I can't wait to talk EU, has anyone read Kenobi btw? Really want to read that. Looking forward to sword of the Jedi as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't wait Reply with quote

[quote="MetroJosh"


And boy I can't wait to talk EU, has anyone read Kenobi btw? Really want to read that. Looking forward to sword of the Jedi as well.[/quote]

I've read Kenobi, about to start Razors Edge. We have a SW book club on the els tree forum so once we can get you in feel free to join the conversation
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile Hi Josh,
Mark is correct about the use of a karate GI
Luke ANH farmboy is the only one allowed

Smile if you want to make your own generic jedi tunic
you could use this pattern, its called simplicity costumes 5840.
To get the skirted look to the outer tunic you would need
to mod the bottom half of your tunic pattern by adding a waist line in the right place,
to do this get someone to measure from the back of your neck down your back
& stop at where your waist would be, measure your pattern to the same point
then cut the across the pattern at that point, enlarge the bottom
part by adding more fabric & add some extra length too so you can give yourself a circular hem not a straight hem
then you would need to put some pleats/folds to the top of your skirt
so that you can match it back to the top half of the tunic
remember your waistline will be hidden by your wide obi/sash.
Smile You can add shoulder tucks to your tunic as the sleeves are quite long
also it is good to widen the sleeves abit on the part of the pattern where they look narrow
also linning the sleeves is good so it looks more jedi
also there is a tabbard pattern which does need alot of modding to make it work,
I dont use it for that reason Smile
there is a lot a tabard ideas on the UK forums & the USA forums too
Dont use the cloak pattern thats included with this pack as it comes
with a yolk which is no good for a jedi robe

Smile for the jedi robe, simplicity 5794
you may need to mod the hood so its larger & add big sleeves
or have it sleevless so its like a cape with hood
& it has a fullness to it
also has an extention part to it if you are tall

Smile better still if you can get hold of it, has it is a old pattern simplicity 9452
I love this pattern because you get a nice extra fullness to the cloak
& this one comes with a nice floppy hood which you can mod it
so you dont need the drawstring thats included in the hood
& you need to add big sleeves or have it sleeveless
this also has extention part to it if you are tall

Very Happy the best place I have found to get patterns from is ebay
these patterns are very easy to follow hence the name
if you need any further assistance just drop me a PM
I am always happy to help Very Happy

Smile generic jedi costume standars
http://www.rebellegion.com/about_standards2.php?id=39468
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:24 am    Post subject: :) Reply with quote

Yay Thank you Master Gallia just what I needed a book to get me started wonderful, I am rather happy now Smile The generic costume doesn't matter as to the color does it? I can't wait not to get started.

I checked this morning and i can now log in to the UK forums but not sure I need to now, just kidding, should i post and introduction there as well?

I finished I, Jedi last night and straight started shadow games. i read them as i find them and buy them apart from major series NJO, Legacy, X Wing which I read in order.
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