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New Senate Guard in the making (hopefully)!

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:13 pm    Post subject: New Senate Guard in the making (hopefully)! Reply with quote

Hello to all! Just starting out and organising the build and found this dark midnight velveteen for real cheap. As of now, I do want to go a bit towards the darker and greyish end of royal/dusty blue. Just wondering if this is too dark, or if I should be buying it by the truckload before the sale ends.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the fabric for the outer robe and lining. Pretty much the darker colour I was looking for and the contrast with the lining looks similar to the Gentle Giants figures (which I really like the look of). I was happy too with the washed satin dusty blue, something dull that wouldn't vastly outshine/distract from the velveteen.

The fabrics: https://imgur.com/gallery/a52GvWq
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the first photo, your velvet looks too dark, but it looks alright in the second photo. Is one of those in natural daylight?

The original is also a full velvet, rather than a velveteen. You may want to look for something with a longer pile.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice, I'll have a look around locally for some good velvets (and maybe if this doesn't pass use it for 501st admission). I have pictures here of the fabrics in natural lighting, under sun and outside without direct sunlight. I'm also curious about boots. What's the tolerance towards zippers and elastic? Might have to get jack boots from overseas.

Fabrics: http://imgur.com/gallery/sfRu5sH

Good ol' Aussie "formal" boots: http://imgur.com/a/t8DILH0
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your colours does look acceptable though I'll agree with Jenna that it looks too dark in the first photo. Personally I'd also go for something a little more on the dusty side, but it's not a requirement. Smile

It can also be a good idea to hear if others in your area have thought of doing this costume so you can either do it together or at least get the same material for your robes. Wink

Regarding boots they have to be tall enough that they can either be clearly hidden under the edge of the pants (think mid-shin) or to just below the knees if the pants are tucked inside. (Basically the same type as Bail Organa use). As long as all is black we're pretty large on the boots.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply Lora. My local fabric shop was having a clearance sale so that's what I've picked up but I'll be going back every now and then to see what they have stocked for the new year, and for other materials. I think I'll order some good boots online, there are some good-looking and well-priced "captain boots" on amazon and an aussie costume shop. IB is just a bit expensive for me. Gloves are ordered already, will have to dye though.

Gloves: https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B00WTT4XBC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Boots (just waiting on stock): https://www.costumebox.com.au/black-captain-mens-boots.html
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck with it. Smile

The boots look like an excellent choice, but I'm not sure how you plan to dye black leather gloves blue. They are already the darkest possible colour. I like the model though.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fortunately the people I got the gloves from (leather mystics) sell for a very reasonable price and I got the next size down in white, so it'll be easy to dye. Just waiting on some boots that I ordered and going browsing for some material for the under robes and undersuit. For the undersuit I'll probably just go for cotton but we'll see what they have. I'm aiming for the look of the Gentle Giant figurine and want the under robe to drape much like the outer robe, so I'm thinking rayon for that.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if you got them in white, then ignore my previous comment. Razz I look forward to seeing the result.
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