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PostSubject: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:31 am

Guys! I'm going to announce something here that I'd want to keep a lid on with other social communities. Since I consider you all like my "family from another reality" I feel confident that this is a safe place to confide this project I'm currently working on since last week... (yes, another one)

I'm building a Scout Trooper costume!


Here's why: since I've seen Return of the Jedi when I was a little kid, and when seeing people dress up at Star Wars events, costuming as a soldier of the Empire has been one of my darkest fantasies. This has been going on since before I was a fan of Boba Fett and Mandalorians. The practicality of the Scout Trooper costume also makes it an ideal choice for me as a 5'4 woman with fleshy bits.

Needless to mention about my recent dealings with a costuming club here in France and their support has really confirmed my decision to go into costuming. I've had enough time to ponder about it, and I've got (had! you'll understand later) the funds to make it happen.

But what really makes it all come together for me is that I've succeeded in starting my professional career as an airport security agent. Working weird schedules, standing for long hours, wearing a uniform, showing authority as well as helping people with my awkwardly fun people skills... this all contributed to my confidence about going trooping at events - instead of sitting around drawing. Maybe I won't be able to draw, who knows? I need to be what I love.


I'm sure you're bored of my rambling already, so here's the actual progress on the costume making: *Out of concern for trademark issues, I won't write the full names of the people who make the parts, ask me in PM if you're interested*

INGREDIENTS! Star Wars style!
Helmet (KS) - Ordered
Armor (SC) - Received!
Soft Parts: flightsuit+vest+cummerbund (CB) - Shipped
Gloves (SA) - Received!
Blaster (KS) - Ordered
Armor Belt greebles + Backpack decals (CB) - Shipped
Boots (hiking type) - Received!
Voice Amp (Triktoys) - Received!
Snout detail - Researching...
Balaclava - Received!

I'm aware there will be a considerable amount of modding to do on most pieces (helmet, armor, especially the boots). For some aspects, modding would only be necessary if I'm aiming for top movie accuracy and reaching for "Lancer" status at the 501st. And if you care to know, I've already spent $1,000+ on it all. Huzzah.

More pics as I receive the stuff later.


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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:46 am

Oh, Dae, this is awesome!!! cheers

Keep us updated on the progress. I've seen other people's "kits" slowly come together, and it's such an amazing process.

My husband is currently putting together a Mandalorian using metal plates. In another week, he and I are going to be meeting up with some local folks for an "armor party" to start some work on my own (sintra plastic) Mando kit. I'd love to chat on the side about these projects as they come together.

Good luck & have so, so much fun!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:20 am

That's awesome, MMJ you must be psyched to get started as well Very Happy Chances are you won't be needing to spend as much as I had to Razz Darn screen accuracy standards, heheh...

My dream is to one day visit you folks and we can hit up the conventions for some trooping Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:16 am

I'll start saving every last dang penny now. I'd love to get the chance to meet you in person...and it would be even so much sweeter in our kits!

We'll have to keep an eye out for the conventions to come in the next 5 years. I do believe, though, that another Star Wars Celebration is supposed to be taking place in 2013. I'll be watching the news for that one closely and PRAY it's somewhere not too far out of my travel zone. If that bombs out, I know there will be others in the area. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:43 pm

Very cool Daennika, keep us posted on the progress!

Slightly off-topic (and not trying to steal your thunder at all), but while I've never been into costume making for SW, I have been working on an outfit from the Ubisoft Tom Clancy game series "Splinter Cell." So I know what fun it is to gather your kit together over a long time, and finally create something.
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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:38 am

Gloves received!

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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:11 pm

Sweet!

Where did you buy those?
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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:22 pm

Douglas Fett wrote:
Sweet!

Where did you buy those?
Ebay! they were made by SithArmor.
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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:16 pm

look sweet! can't wait to see you get it done.
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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:27 pm

After quite a lot of work and effort, here are the boots!

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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:30 am

I saw those on DA. ^-^

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5hgx2lOJE8

Any shopping cart expeditions planed for this kit? ;D
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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:25 pm

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I saw those on DA. ^-^

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5hgx2lOJE8

Any shopping cart expeditions planed for this kit? ;D
Many things will be attempted, success not guaranteed.
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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:45 am

Behold! TB 5027 of the Pathfinders Detachment, in the 501st Legion Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:20 pm

Congrats! You look awesome. I love how Dikson's head is poking into the shot, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:00 am

First trooping picture! I'm the short one... Razz






You can tell I'm a noob here.


TB-5617 and myself, TB-5027



Group pic! Say hello to some members of the 501st French Garrison

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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:15 am

Thats awesome! You, another Scout trooper, an Imperial Guardsman, Vader, a Jedi, Jango, Zam....everybody looks great!
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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:24 pm

Comic Con in Paris last weekend! I never had so much fun.... it was a dream come true.





Playing the Kinect... I really sucked at it though.


Many bikers.... Very Happy


The French and Belgian Garrisons together Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:52 pm

Once again, that's awesome. And...hey, the Gallic chapter of Vader's Fist. Sweet.
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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:15 am


TK 54321 and TK 5027, reporting for StarWars.com!

My brother and I attending Celebration VI in Orlando, Florida. August 2012.
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PostSubject: Re: Taking the plunge... COSTUME THREAD   Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:49 pm

I was there all 4 days
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