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Topic: These ARE the droids we're looking for! R2-D2 and C-3PO! (Pic Heavy)  (Read 8030 times)
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« on: November 02, 2012 02:31:33 PM »

This past august I came across some fan art on Tumblr that looked a lot like my kids:

This was when my Seven year old said, "That's what I want to be for Halloween!" And so it began.

(warning, I get messy when I get crafty)

We went to Mickey's Halloween party at Disneyland, they were a BIG hit. Cheesy

My favorite thing about the costumes was the little light I was able to put in R2's helmet! It flickered all night!
Every part of the costumes were hand made (except for the shoes and tights of course) I wish I had more detailed photos of them! :c
R2: The hat was a piece of floral foam that the little one found when we were at the craft store. It's just a little Styrofoam dome, painted, and the little bits added on in fabric and cloud clay. If I had more time I would have made it look more like metal. But the little holographic eye piece, I found a little fake candle(for pumpkins and whatnot) and hot glued it into place. I also made a little clay bit that fit snuggly onto the top part  fitted with some clear plastic that I colored light blue with a sharpie. It's held on with some dark blue elastic.
Her dress was a lot of smaller pieces sewn together, the white plasticy base, and the sheer shiny silver and blue machine stitched on. All pieces were hand cut.

C-3PO: Her head piece was all sculpted from cloud clay and mounted onto a headband, painted gold after drying. The eye pieces (as well as the knee pieces) were bits of flexible cardboard (cereal boxes and whatnot) that I mounted gold fabric to, and added gold elastic to so that they could attach to her glasses/legs. The dress was relatively simple, all free hand cut and sewn together (no pattern for either I just kinda go with it). It used shiny gold lame with darker gold sheer fabric with the arms and chest pieces. The belt is detachable using a D-ring belt loop, and the black stomach joint piece is stitched with close together zig-zags to mimic C-3PO's wiring.

The most difficult part I would say was actually finding the matching leggings for C-3PO's costume, and I ended up taking mustard  yellow ones, and spraying them with gold glittery hair color spray and putting a silvery sock on her right leg.  I had planned to make C-3PO gloves to match, but I ended up not after a few failed tries and it getting closer and closer to our Disneyland deadline.

I hope you all enjoy my little droids! And may the Force be with you!
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012 03:04:40 PM »

These are fantastic! You based them very well off of the fanart and it is clear what they are intended to be! It's also very cool that the fanart actually does have a striking resemblance to your children. I only wish there were more 'the-making-of' photos, but of course you can't do everything yourself! A++!
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012 04:11:00 PM »

LOVE! Super, super cute. Your girls look too excited to be in those costumes. I want one in my size! Great job!!

« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012 06:12:44 PM »

These are so precious!

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012 08:12:15 PM »

Well aren't those just the most adorable costumes EVER?  Such a good job - your girls look like they were having a blast!
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012 11:37:40 PM »

Thank you guys so much! And yeah the girls had a lovely time! I wish I had some more in progress photos too, but I usually work very late at night anyway, so no one was awake to document!

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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012 08:28:30 PM »

They are wonderful and you are very talented!!!
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012 09:19:37 AM »

Thank you! Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2012 09:20:40 AM »

great job.  I love how they are recognizable as the droids but that they are based off the fan art as well.  very original.  your girls look great.

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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012 06:06:46 AM »

Wow, they look so cute.

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