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Ok. So, since I have not yet found a fabric match that I like for my bridesmaid dress (still need to go to Fabrique, which I'm planning to do on Saturday or Sunday), I'm moving on to my next project. As Matt has started working on my armor for our June event, I thought it only fair that I begin his Sith.

So, here's where we're starting:

Simplicity pattern 4450:

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Jedi palette


(1) is a mid to heavy weight cotton twill with a little bit of stretch. (2) is a dark red crinkle cotton gauze. (3) is a dark ruddy brown mystery crinkle fabric, probably polyester? (4) is a metric ton of black crinkle cotton gauze.

Sith palette


(1) is the same dark red crinkle cotton gauze. (2) is the same metric ton of black crinkle cotton gauze. (3) is a mystery mid-weight charcoal gray suiting, with some stretch. (4) is a metric ton of black cotton velveteen. (5) is a yard and a half of black vinyl.

I've also dug up two other gray mystery fabric suiting. If we end up buying anything, it'll be fabric for his outer cloak. He wants something that has some nice flow and drape. I imagine he'll be choosing some kind of cotton twill, although if I can find some nice wool, I'll pitch for that, I think.

He also plans to make himself a "breather/face mask," a la Darth Malgus from Star Wars The Old Republic:



His assignment tonight (after he gets home from teaching Irish class) is to choose the fabric for everything except the outer robe. Then I'll measure him and trace the pattern and make him cut out the fabric. LOL I hate that part, so I'm totally shoving it off on him. Luckily for me, he's rather good natured about it all.

Date: 2014-03-25 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
So fun! I made the Jedi outfit from this pattern twice before-- the tunic and the robe-- it's a great pattern. Can't wait to see how it turns out for you!

Date: 2014-03-26 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelie.livejournal.com
Oh, awesome! What colors and fabrics did you use? I think I am mainly going for stash busters, but will probably end up buying something for the outer robes. :)

Date: 2014-03-26 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
I made one in black for my cousin who wanted to be all Sithalicious... the main gi was just black cotton broadcloth, But I made the "vest" from a cool thick crinkled spandex that gave it a great texture, and then I gave her a pleather wench corselet to wear instead of a regular belt. She looked HAWT!!

Cousin's Sith

The second I made for my son, out of a thick natural crinkled cotton-- that worked perfectly and looked "real." The pleather belt I was particularly proud of-- I used cheap purse feet from Joann's for the studs, along with a figure-8 belt fastener and a spring hook hanging off the side-- it actually held his toy lightsaber! The Outer robe was a rough-weave fake linen in a nice autumn brown color-- also looked very "real" and my son thought he was just the shit when he wore it. (I think he was 4 or 5 in this pic-- he's 10 now!)

Son's Padawan

(There are four pictures of this costume, so scroll to the next photo to see them all)

Date: 2014-03-27 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelie.livejournal.com
Ooo! Both those came out so well!

Date: 2014-03-27 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thanks! They were pretty easy, I'm sure you'll be able to make yours with one hand behind your back!

Date: 2014-03-25 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaesha-nikovana.livejournal.com
What a cool project! Ben and I want to do Star Wars costumes at some point. Maybe for the release of the next movie. :)

Date: 2014-03-26 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelie.livejournal.com
Seems like there is always local cons in the spring and in the fall that are well attended for Star Wars people. After we are done with Phoenix Comicon we will probably try to go to one of those, too! Maybe we should push for a sci-fi event for DFWCG... Or just wear it to CoLoW... ;)

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