Post by Jon-Mar Teric on Mar 15, 2012 17:43:15 GMT -5
As promised - here's the newest costume I've been putting together. It's based off Darth Maul - what if he was a light side Jedi General? So I took the originals and made it out of light side appropriate colors and replicated the material and design as best I could.
Post by Jon-Mar Teric on Mar 19, 2012 8:44:10 GMT -5
Thanks to all for your kind words! I've still got some work to do on the costume... I want to redo the inner tunic to be more Mandarin style. I'm also quite self-conscious about the 'butt flap' part (who knew that Maul went the chaps route, lol). But it hit me yesterday as I was trying to figure out how to lengthen it without showing a seam... I'll just put the seam where the belt hides it! So I'll extend it in the back more towards knee level. But if I hadn't done my OWK tunic with a skirt, I'd probably never have thought of it in that dimension, so it speaks towards experience playing in on each new costume!
I also will redo the horns... in creating the latex version, I dipped the baked Sculpey in liquid latex and let it dry. By the time it got done, I felt a little bad peeling it off because it looked like 'skin' on the painted horn. So I'm thinking of re-painting the Sculpey, dipping and drying. I'll then cut back the latex from the top down so it will look more like horns erupting from skin. I'll post pictures as that progresses.
The big shame I find is the extra work you do that people never really see (or necessarily appreciate if they do). I have lined the tunic and tabs so it's a very well put together costume. The forearms also have the knife pleats like Maul, but they're hidden beneath the forearm armor, so... I guess that's a personal pride thing then.
Post by Ani-Chay Pinn on Mar 19, 2012 22:29:36 GMT -5
Looks great. And those little things are seen, even if people don't know what they're seeing. The lining and extra pleats really change how a costume hangs and wears when you move. Those little things really make a difference.
Post by Ky-Wan Zann on Mar 23, 2012 23:55:45 GMT -5
It's putting those details in that people appreciate who know the costumes mate. In major productions they do things people never see. Bernard Hill who played Theoden in LOTR had engravings on the inside of his breast plate......and it never saw a lens of a camera and the only way people knew about it was when Bernard told them.
Improvements are always great but make sure you enjoy the process and costume too Awesome stuff!!
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