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Flashback Jedi Training Leia by JenEyre

 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:04 pm    Post subject: Flashback Jedi Training Leia by JenEyre Reply with quote

I started a discussion for the standard for Leia when she's in the Jedi training flashback scene in The Rise of Skywalker,

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1119372#1119372

and realized I should also start a thread to collect my build info!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I look forward to seeing the progress on this. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Jedi Leia Jacket pattern is ready!

I always share my Star Wars patterns for free, but I'm doing something a little bit different with this one. Make a donation of any amount to MasksOn.org or doctorswithoutborders.org and send me a screen cap of the confirmation and I’ll send you a link to the file!

And I just put tutorials up on my blog:

http://www.jeneyre.com/2020/04/jedi-leia-pattern.html

http://www.jeneyre.com/2020/04/jedi-training-leia-3d-printed-parts.html

I'm going to try to copy and paste them in here.... and we'll see if the Force is with me and the forum cooperates!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I'm so excited to share this pattern because I know how many of us have been waiting since we were little to see Leia wield a lightsaber on the big screen! I'm also excited to share because I'm asking anyone interested in this pattern to make a donation of any amount to https://maskson.org/ or Doctors Without Borders. Send me a screencap of the donation confirmation and I'll send you a link to the file.

Before I get into the jacket, let's look at the other pieces! I included the pattern for the belt buckle in with the jacket pattern. I made the belt buckle from the remains of the large sheet of aluminum I originally used for Leia's Senatorial Gown belt. I made the belt out of leather I had leftover from Episode IX Rey. I wanted to have a little bit of adjustability, so I used the same method I used for my Lothal Leia belt.

I used e6000 to glue the soft side of velcro to the back of the belt. At its smallest, and where it fits perfectly currently, the front edges of the belt meet in the center and a piece of hook side velcro can sit behind it for extra strength. In this first picture, you'll see the d ring I added for the saber hook. Its a rather odd thing, as the bottom of Leia's saber also appears to have a d-ring, so I'm not sure how she'd hang it... the Force maybe? Anyways, I didn't want any attachment showing through the front of the belt, so I attached it to a small scrap of leather and e6000ed that to the back of the belt.



There's hook side velcro on the front of the belt that will hide behind the buckle, which has the loop side on it.



There could be about a 1" gap or so in the middle if I need a little more room in the waist. I have a piece I cut off the dyed belt I can add in there if needed.



Here's a top view (ignore the measurements on the tape on my cutting table)



And the front:






Colors are REALLY challenging when the scene itself and the behind the scenes shots are all really dark. I went with colors in the beige, tan, and light brown range, and looked for screen caps where one item was consistently darker or lighter than others. The pleating on the shoulder seams was consistently lighter than the jacket/tunic, and had a yellow tint in most of the shots, so I used pale yellow for that. The belt was consistently the darkest brown.

I made the pattern for the jacket.

The details on the sleeve of the jacket











reminded me of the sleeves on the snowspeeder pilots on Hoth



so that was the technique I used. Quilting could also work, but I was worried that using enough batting to give the deep shadows we see on screen would make the sleeve too stiff. My pattern includes the base piece you'd use for either shoulder style. I ended up needing that width of fabric from the base piece but 1 yard 16" long for the top pleated part.



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I used a fairly heavy twill for the jacket. It's likely a cotton/poly blend, and I'm guessing it was probably meant to be upholstery fabric because it is NOT breathable and water beads off of it. I had this in my gigantic fabric stash from when I bought a dozen bins of fabric years ago off of someone who was getting rid of their gigantic fabric stash. Fun fact! I'd also used this fabric for my husband's Yavin Ceremony Han shirt and had just enough for the jacket! The yellow for the sleeves was a cotton twill I'd originally bought for Leia's Hoth Vest. It was WAY too heavy and yellow for that, so it was standing by, ready for another project.



We could see topstitching on some of the seams in the screencaps, so I included that.

I included a collar facing piece in the pattern. The collar is hidden under the scarf, so I made a simple finishing with facing.


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I added hidden snaps under the flap to keep it closed. The right side is folded over on itself and topstitched about 1.25" from the edge. The left side facing is a couple inches of the left side pattern, parallel to the edge. Stitch on those snaps before you sew the 1.25" topstitching so you can make sure you avoid having visible stitching for the snaps on the outside.



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(And there's nothing like costume pictures you share publicly on the internet to make you realize you should spend more time sweeping and less time on costumes....)

The pants are a simple pajama pants pattern. The tops are hidden under the jacket, so THEY HAVE POCKETS! In the photographs taken using my ring light, that fabric looks a bit shiny, so I also included a shot of the pants in my kitchen, where they aren't shiny. They'd never looked shiny to me until I fired up my ring light! There's nothing like building a Star Wars costume to make you doubt your own eyes!!!

And there's nothing like costume pictures you share publicly on the internet to make you realize you should spend more time sweeping and less time on costumes....

A few years ago, I did costumes for a high school production of Julius Caesar. And I bought A LOT of thrift store bedsheets to make the togas and tunics. A LOT. One of those bedsheets was a jersey knit. I cut out four 6" strips from that sheet, folded in half (so 3" high) and serged the raw edges.




They actually ended up being REALLY comfortable and they stay up surprisingly well! When I get down to the ankle area, I fold under the serged edge so its not visible on the bottom.




The boots are some chelsea boots from Pozu I found on Ebay. They're super comfortable!

The bandana was a piece of bedsheet leftover from that production of Julius Caesar. I hemmed the edges. The pant fabric was also left over from that! The gloves were vintage. They'd come in a lot of three pairs when I bought the gloves for Hoth Leia. I'd lent them to one of our local Reys for a VERY rainy and cold Halloween Parade. They weren't waterproofed and had gotten soaked through. I'd left them hanging in the laundry area for months to make sure they were thoroughly dry... I mean until I realized I needed a pair of medium brown gloves that went past my wrists and weren't shiny. Well, thanks to the water damage they weren't shiny anymore! Score!


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Ohhh.... and hair! I have REALLY long hair so my challenge was getting it out of the way because the hair, for once, is not a noticeable part of one of Leia's costumes! I put my hair in two braids and pinned into the back of my head. I did natural makeup similar to what I do for Ewok Village Leia, as that was the scene they pulled Carrie's face from for this scene.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This build started with the helmet, which happens to be the same one Rey wears when she's training with Leia. The helmet file is from https://do3dforum.com/product/3d-printable-model-reys-helmet-star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-print-file-format-stl/



I didn't get many pictures during this part of the build. I printed their original file, and will try to do a better job of documenting the process as I work on the updated file! The process involved A LOT of sanding, Bondo, more sanding, priming, more sanding, and finally, painting.

Here are some of the supplies I used:


I did much of the large area sanding with my Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating tool.
I used Bondo All-Purpose Putty for the areas that needed a lot of help to get smooth
I also used many layers of Filler and Sandable Primer Spray Paint
A sanding block with assorted sandpaper was critical for areas too delicate for the Dremel
Needle files are also critical!
To attach the cheek "padding" I used Gorilla Hot Glue Sticks
The base coat of paint was Rustoleum Painter's Touch 2x Ultra Cover in Smokey Beige and the cheek "padding" was that same brand in Nutmeg . I used the matte clear on top of everything.
I have a little airbrush I got a decade ago for use with makeup. For colors other than the base and padding, I used a set of acrylic airbrush paint, and was really pleased with the results




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The original lightsaber file was from TerranoidLabs on Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4096142 , and with permission, I modified some of the pieces in Tinkercad to fit a blade and a high power blue LED flashlight. Its not nearly as powerful as an actual lightsaber LED but still glows! I'm working on getting the modified files prepped to share on Thingiverse.


Here's an in-progress piece, where you can see the original TerranoidLabs version (not glued together) below the pieces I'd started modifying.




At some point I'll learn about lightsaber electronics, but between the 3D printing and modeling I figured I had enough to learn, so I found a Blue LED Flashlight that I could make a bit more powerful with rechargeable 14500 batteries (rather than AA).

I used the original Gorilla Glue that is activated with water, to glue the emitter parts. You do have to be careful with this type of glue because it "foams" up a bit where it squeezes out. This actually worked in my favor inside the tube because the foam parts make the lightsaber blade fit perfectly snugly. I can get a blade in, and its just tight enough to stay there without worrying about a blade retention screw. This is not going to be strong enough for combat, but is fine for a prop! I used Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Bright Coat Metallic Finish in Chrome and Rustoleum Metallic All Surface Paint and Primer in Desert Rose Gold. I may try the Copper bright coat next time as the chrome was more metallic in some sections than the Rose Gold. I also need to take my time and do a REALLY careful job on this one to get a more metallic finish. This kind of paint is FINICKY!!!

https://photos.smugmug.com/Star-Wars/Leia/Jedi-Flashback-Leia/Build-gallery/i-F5mzTPr/0/ba78ba11/S/2020042013014313--3578317468557738491-IMG_4805-S.jpg



I modeled the rank badge myself in Tinkercad and will also work on getting that file prepped to share. I used name badge magnets on the back .


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! Very Happy Amadalia Thanks for sharing all of this.
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