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« on: August 16, 2010 01:24:45 PM »

We attended our first con this past weekend, the Star Wars Convention in Orlando.  I made costumes for me, dh, and our best bud.  I made everything for our costumes except the boots (though mine were black and I painted them brown) and the light saber hilts that the guys had (best bud made those though!) and the cloak, for time's sake.

I was Padme, DH was Obi Wan, and best bud was kind of up for debate, lol.  It started off being Ani, then he said he'd be Darth Maul, but then decided against that so kind of back to Ani he went, though there's no leather, so he is whatever you want him to be when you look at him Smiley  

I was absolutely IN SHOCK when we actually had people stopping us asking for our pictures.  Can we say "glowing murbeck"?!  lol  Grin

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all of us together
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_YNbBs6asncA/TGhO7qTIwPI/AAAAAAAAFCM/E0vR_JHwF_E/s800/DSCN1034.JPG>

a totally goofy pic that shows best bud's costume really well (plus a bonus shot of some sweet Obi Ass!)
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_YNbBs6asncA/TGhPDuxrIxI/AAAAAAAAFEU/RSnaPlzK4uk/s800/DSCN1083.JPG

closeup of my medallions I made
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_YNbBs6asncA/TGhPEU7vRYI/AAAAAAAAFEk/Lo0eE-73BY4/s400/DSCN1090.JPG

Yoda clutch, made from Obi's left over pant material, using a Keyka Lou pattern...
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_YNbBs6asncA/TGhO3eNNyQI/AAAAAAAAFBE/026SWnZPL7U/s288/DSCN1014.JPG

and even lanyards for the tickets Smiley
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_YNbBs6asncA/TGhPD6EU3oI/AAAAAAAAFEc/oNimCEnHHJk/s400/DSCN1087.JPG

I hope you guys approve, I feel that ya'll are the hardest to impress (not because you're mean, but because of the abundance of talent here!!!!)

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010 02:58:54 PM »

You guys look great! How did you make the medallions?
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010 04:30:05 PM »

Polymer clay, lots of Sculpy glue, bronze spray paint and lots of patience!   Smiley  Took me about 5 episodes of Ren & Stimpy to construct  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010 05:23:37 PM »

They are great costumes!  I'd stop and ask for pictures too.  And probably about the sewing as well, but that's just me.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2010 05:26:42 PM »

Thanks, we are totally addicted now and are already planning our next 2 cons  Cheesy  I am sure that one day we will look back on our first and think that these costumes are sooooooo amateur  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010 05:45:33 PM »

Those are great looking. What pattern did you use for Obi Wan's top? I've been needing to finish my Jedi but I can't find a pattern that I like.

Your medallions turned out great. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010 06:00:14 PM »

Haha glad I'm not the only person who gauges time by how many episodes something takes!! Love the medallions, by the way. And the boots! And Padme!

Please tell me that you used Padawan's Guide to help you. It's my Star Wars Costuming Bible!
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2010 10:35:15 PM »

Great job as always, you guys look great! Your talent knows no bounds! Hope you & DH are doing well. Looked like fun! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2010 06:11:09 AM »

SapphireGypsy, I used http://www.simplicity.com/p-2272-costumes.aspx for the tops, but I altered the "shoulder armor" straps on Obi's, so that they were not so shapely, and I also added panels to the bottom of the "shoulder armor belt" to give it the effect that they ran all they way through the belt.  I do highly recommend that pattern though, it went really smooth for me.  The ONLY thing I found off, was that the band on the tunic is too short for the size it indicates.  On my first one (the black one) I had to add a panel in the middle to make it long enough.  So, I cut the Obi one longer and then just trimmed the ends once I knew I was safe. 

Thanks everyone!!!!   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2010 07:32:23 AM »

Such a nice job!  I have also made the Jedi costumes using Simplicity's earlier pattern (0579).  My husband wears it a lot!

So wish I could have gone to that convention! Smiley
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