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« on: December 30, 2008 12:14:37 AM »

Hello Craftster!  It has been a very, very long time.  I'm excited to hopefully start posting all the stuff I've made in the last couple years.  Anyway!

My sister is a big fan of the new Battlestar Galactica series, so this year for Christmas I decided to make her something related to it.  I didn't want to do a straight-up replica of one of the costumes because she would never be able to wear it except maybe to a sci-fi convention.  I also didn't just want to make a T-shirt that said BATTLESTAR GALACTICA on it or anything like that.  I wanted to make something *based* on one of the costumes, enough that a big fan of the show might recognize it, but subtle enough that it could be worn around town.

Since her favorite character is Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, I decided to make something based on the flight suit that she wears.  Here's a good picture of both the front and the back of the suit.  Here's what I came up with:

I focused on the shoulder pads and the weird scales down the back as details I could work with.  It's hard to see in the pictures but I also put a pocket on one of the sleeves like the suits on the show.  I did it all from scratch, made the pattern myself from a hoodie of hers.

I do wish I had one more detail on the front, which looks a little blank to me.  I tried to get a patch like they wear on the arms of the flight suits, but I couldn't find them anywhere but e-bay, which couldn't get it to me on time (this present was made pretty last-minute because all the stupid fabric stores around here have closed), and then I thought about stenciling THRACE K or something on the chest, but that didn't work out either.  Oh well.

What do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008 12:57:00 AM »

I'm not a Battlestar Galactica fan, but I love it and would wear it!

« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008 02:07:32 AM »

This is a wonderful interpretation! I am not a battlestar galactica fan either but I would wear it too Smiley  and its definitely recognizable if you are a fan, good job!

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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008 06:40:13 AM »

Very cool!  I've only seen a few episodes of BG, but I love the hoodie.  It's definitely both subtle and recognizable. 

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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008 07:52:50 AM »

How cool! That's such a thoughtful gift, to make something based on something she loves but make it totally wearable and not costume-y. Oh, and making the hoodie from scratch? Nice! Great job! Wink

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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008 12:21:02 PM »

AH man - I so would have made this for my partner for Xmas if I'd seen it in time!  What a great idea - you should go on the  SciFiHero or Colonial Fleet site and share this idea there!  They know where to get the patches, too - and Battlestar pins, dogtags, fabrics, etc etc etc.  Great work!
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008 04:29:13 PM »

Your sister even looks like Kara Thrace. Great job on the jacket... totally recognizable to  a fan, but subtle enough to wear without fearing Cylon revenge.

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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2008 04:26:32 PM »

Cool. I do see the resemblance. I love BSG, and love this.
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2009 01:29:35 PM »

i love this, its truly an amazing idea. i could think of a few people who would love this (myself included) i love the scales down the back. very good idea
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2009 12:52:28 PM »

Big fan of BSG, bigger fan of Starbuck! This is great, you did a fantastic job!

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