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Belt enquiry - Leia's Senatorial Outfit

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:48 pm    Post subject: Belt enquiry - Leia's Senatorial Outfit Reply with quote

Hi I'm enquiring about the specifics for Leia's belt.
In the thread there is mention of "no less than 8" plates on the belt. However in the optional section there is a mention of having 8 plates. I have tried on many websites to find a belt with 8 plates, however all I can find are replica belts with 7 plates. Would this be acceptable or not?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a custom shop may be able to add the extra plate Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at the standards, 8 plates are required. You can always add the 8th plate.

There are some good tutorials available to create the belt yourself. I don't have links to them right now, but if you are interested I can see if I can find them.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought my belt from SewCorellian on Etsy. The 8th plate is not pictured in the photo but she does add the 8th plate.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/166652556/princess-leia-adult-belt?ref=sr_gallery_7&ga_search_query=princess+leia+belt&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Beth says, since it's in the standards, we have to require it, but there are sellers who make a belt with the back plate. If you find yourself with a belt that doesn't have a back plate, you could always add one yourself, with some sturdy tin or aluminum. The dots on top are usually coverable button blanks that you can get at JoAnn or other stores like that. The trick is, once you have that, the adhesives, since that metal doesn't like to stick to things much. I believe that silicone glue works reasonably well, but the belt makers around here can correct me if I am wrong on that.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the Leia belts I have made, I drill a couple of holes through the plate and physically attach it to the belt. I've found that more reliable than glue. Just make sure the holes are right in the center so that the button cover hides them.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your advice Smile
I have ordered a custom belt from someone off eBay that is going to add the 8th plate.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I remember, the 8th plate was optional because it was in the back and usually covered by the hood, but I'm sure the standard has been changed since then.

I put the 8th plate because it ties the belt together and gives a better look.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Leia Organa (Episode IV: A New Hope, Senatorial Gown)

Required Items:
White ankle-length gown in an opaque, non-shiny knit fabric with high, fitted collar fastened with hooks/eyes. Gown has a white, partially open hood reaching to just below the waist (gathered rectangle style preferred), wrist-length to knuckle length bell sleeves and slits up the sides to or just below the knee. Gown may not have shoulder seams unless raglan and no center front or back seam. Lining the gown is recommended but not required.
Belt is white firm, non-shiny leather or leather-like material with slight "V" shape. It has 8 metal pieces on it, 7 elongated octagonal matching with one pentagon shape in the center front. The 7th octagonal plate is placed over the center back closure. Belt pieces should be spaced according to the wearer’s waist measurement or additional plates identical to the 7 octagonal plates may be added for an even-spaced look (though 8 plates total are preferred and no less than 8 plates allowed).
White leather or non-shiny vinyl flat or low (1/4" to 1 1/2" in height recommended) soled boots, at least mid calf high without laces or logos.
Hair is parted in or near the center and pulled into large buns that cover the ears. Buns are twisted, not braided. No braided hairpieces, wig with braided buns or fake hair “ear-muffs” with headband. Naturally-occurring hair color only; no bangs.


Optional Items:
DDC Defender long-barrel blaster
E-11 Stormtrooper blaster

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The standard in the past has been very confusing, but we really are looking for the 8th plate. There was a while that it was "required" but also in the "optional" section.
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