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« on: September 20, 2010 03:29:25 PM »


Instead of using my traditional Gryffindor uniform like I have for the past six midnight movie premiers, I've made the decision to make a full Quidditch uniform.

The robe and pants, etc. should be no problem for me. I've had plenty of experience with fabric. The problem I'm looking at is the gloves, and the shin and arm guards. I have no problem buying a pair of gloves, but have no idea how to tackle the shin and arm guards. I've never worked with leather, and while I'm up to learn I don't think this would be the best starter project, haha!

I was thinking about the possibilities of adding something to a pair of boots? I'm up for any kind of suggestions and any ideas on making a believable rip-off too, because I'm totally stumped on this one.

Thanks for all comments!

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010 04:19:26 PM »

My suggestion would be to get some kneepads and shinguards designed for sports, and paint them to look leather-ish. I don't know how much of a stickler you are for authenticity, but that would probably be cheaper than working with leather.

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010 07:55:52 PM »

Since the pads won't actually be needed in the way that they are intended, I'm sure you could get away with fashioning them out of faux leather (brown pleather or some other fabric that has the look you like)... something that can go through the sewing machine. For the ridges on the shin and arm guards, you could get some cotton batting and roll it into a tight roll then lay the pleather over top and sew the rolls into place. And for the knee pad thingies, maybe you could find a cheap plastic coconut bra or something and cover those with the pleather and attach them to the knee pads...
Good luck on this project! Would love to see some progress pics along the way ^_^

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