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11297Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Star Wars costumes

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  • rebecca bunny flower
    Jun 2, 2009
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      This page has some good illustrations and pattern suggestions:

      I have used some African-type sewing patterns in the past for Jedi clothing,
      but I think they are long out of print.

      Hope this helps!

      2009/6/1 mongrelmuppet <mongrelmuppet@...>
      > Good day to all.
      > I've come out of lurk mode, hoping some kind souls out there can offer me
      > some bits of helpful advice.
      > I've been asked to get involved with a group of science fiction/Star
      > Wars/Star Trek fans who are about to start on a year long adventure of
      > attending as many conventions and events as they can all over the world.
      > They will also be making an independent film about their adventures. As you
      > might guess, they want costumes that can stand up to packing, traveling and
      > lots of wearing. Most of their requests, I'm good to go with, but I need
      > some help with the Star Wars stuff. I don't have the luxury of much research
      > time and while I'm a fan, I've never been into it enough to have the
      > knowledge base I find I need for this project.
      > Would anyone have personal experience (a favorite pattern used, perhaps? I
      > can alter well, but my drafting skills are not the greatest) or
      > website/group suggestions to share? Most of what I've found on the web so
      > far is incredibly scattered and difficult to sift through. I'm thinking Jedi
      > robes are the best choice for what they need, but it would still be easier
      > if I had better base info. And possibly sources for boots and props that I
      > won't be able to make from scratch as well.
      > Thank you in advance for any ideas or leads. I'm most grateful.
      > Cheers!

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