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BroadSword (Marcus)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:13 pm    Post subject: BroadSword's TLJ Poe Dameron Reply with quote

Just got approved for my  TLJ Poe Dameron. Open to all constructive criticisms. 

Waxed Cotton Jacket by Magnoli Clothiers
Homemade Shirt
Ebay Pants with mulitple modifications
Homemade Belt and Holster
Modifed Nerf Poe Blaster
Po-Zu Boots







The only complaint I had about the Magnoli Jacket is that it doesn't have nearly enough wax out of the box to make it look leathery. I used Otter Wax: 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:39 pm    Post subject: Re: BroadSword's TLJ Poe Dameron Reply with quote

Nice Job! With the extra coating of Otter Wax it looks dead on. I'm about to re-do my jacket in a heavier pre-waxed cotton, and I think I'll still need to wax-up to look SA.

BroadSword wrote:
Just got approved for my  TLJ Poe Dameron. Open to all constructive criticisms. 

Waxed Cotton Jacket by Magnoli Clothiers
Homemade Shirt
Ebay Pants with mulitple modifications
Homemade Belt and Holster
Modifed Nerf Poe Blaster
Po-Zu Boots







The only complaint I had about the Magnoli Jacket is that it doesn't have nearly enough wax out of the box to make it look leathery. I used Otter Wax: 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! Can't wait to get my new Poe jacket from Magnoli. Smile

Are your boots black instead of brown? That's the one thing that stands out to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:11 pm    Post subject: Re: BroadSword's TLJ Poe Dameron Reply with quote

[quote="CaptainTightpantsCosplay"]Nice Job! With the extra coating of Otter Wax it looks dead on. I'm about to re-do my jacket in a heavier pre-waxed cotton, and I think I'll still need to wax-up to look SA.

BroadSword wrote:
Just got approved for my  TLJ Poe Dameron. Open to all constructive criticisms. 

Waxed Cotton Jacket by Magnoli Clothiers
Homemade Shirt
Ebay Pants with mulitple modifications
Homemade Belt and Holster
Modifed Nerf Poe Blaster
Po-Zu Boots

The only complaint I had about the Magnoli Jacket is that it doesn't have nearly enough wax out of the box to make it look leathery. I used Otter Wax: 



Yes... it needs a lot of wax and really need to work it in with your hands.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kman wrote:
Looks great! Can't wait to get my new Poe jacket from Magnoli. Smile

Are your boots black instead of brown? That's the one thing that stands out to me.


Yes... they are black. I've been wearing them around since I got them, but they are not nearly scuffed and dirty enough.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BroadSword wrote:
kman wrote:
Looks great! Can't wait to get my new Poe jacket from Magnoli. Smile

Are your boots black instead of brown? That's the one thing that stands out to me.


Yes... they are black. I've been wearing them around since I got them, but they are not nearly scuffed and dirty enough.


You're trying to turn black boots into the accurate brown? I'm not following you.

Looks fantastic overall, though. Do you have a build thread? I'm curious about the modifications made to your pants.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kman wrote:
BroadSword wrote:
kman wrote:
Looks great! Can't wait to get my new Poe jacket from Magnoli. Smile

Are your boots black instead of brown? That's the one thing that stands out to me.


Yes... they are black. I've been wearing them around since I got them, but they are not nearly scuffed and dirty enough.


You're trying to turn black boots into the accurate brown? I'm not following you.

Looks fantastic overall, though. Do you have a build thread? I'm curious about the modifications made to your pants.


My boots are black. I know that is point of contention, but the standards call for black boots or brown boots dyed black. To some they look weathered black and others brown.

I didn't document on the pants, but this is what was done. I knew alterations would be required so I ordered extra material from the vendor.

Problem #1- The Pocket’s did not extend down far enough to be accurate and were not double top stitched

Solution- Using extra material, created new pockets with more accurate sizing and shape.

Problem #2- The pants are just straight leg pattern with no knee detail

Solution- Cut out the section of each pant leg that need the knee panel. Using extra material, created a total of 4 panels (2 per leg, 1 front and 1 back)
and sewed them in.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BroadSword wrote:
My boots are black. I know that is point of contention, but the standards call for black boots or brown boots dyed black. To some they look weathered black and others brown.

I didn't document on the pants, but this is what was done. I knew alterations would be required so I ordered extra material from the vendor.

Problem #1- The Pocket’s did not extend down far enough to be accurate and were not double top stitched

Solution- Using extra material, created new pockets with more accurate sizing and shape.

Problem #2- The pants are just straight leg pattern with no knee detail

Solution- Cut out the section of each pant leg that need the knee panel. Using extra material, created a total of 4 panels (2 per leg, 1 front and 1 back)
and sewed them in.


Gotcha. And nicely done! Do you mind sharing the eBay vendor? I like the way you went about this. Very clever to get extra fabric that's the exact fabric used for the pants! Saves so much hassle trying to match it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely forgot to answer this. I went with this vendor. Not particular reason, just wanted a basic set of pants. I knew I would have to make modifications and they were willing to send me extra material.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Vol-8-Poe-Dameron-Man-Halloween-Cosplay-Costume-Comic-Con-Fancy-Dress/272847080034?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject: Re: BroadSword's TLJ Poe Dameron Reply with quote

BroadSword wrote:

The only complaint I had about the Magnoli Jacket is that it doesn't have nearly enough wax out of the box to make it look leathery. I used Otter Wax: 


Any tips for applying the wax? I've tried it once before (on a different jacket) and it wasn't very successful. I'd love to know how you did it in as detailed an account as you're willing to provide.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no real trick to it. I just applied even heavy coats to it. You have to work it in by hand though. Rubbing it in with your thumbs and then up and down and side to side with your palms. It takes a about 5-6 coatings to get to to look this way. Magnoli has already made note to add more wax so it may take less for future production. Just really work it in with your hands.

I also watched this video: https://vimeo.com/54678282
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BroadSword wrote:
There's no real trick to it. I just applied even heavy coats to it. You have to work it in by hand though. Rubbing it in with your thumbs and then up and down and side to side with your palms. It takes a about 5-6 coatings to get to to look this way. Magnoli has already made note to add more wax so it may take less for future production. Just really work it in with your hands.

I also watched this video: https://vimeo.com/54678282


What is your height and what size jacket?
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