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Liv's Lieutenant Connix TLJ WIP

Post by PrincessLivia » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:46 am

Not sure if this costume was forced or if I was so dang tired of people asking me to do it that I just decided to get my arse into gear :wink:

So far, all of my bits are underway. Someone was kind enough to help me out with the jacket as I practically have little to no time for a project like that. The Jacket will be made out of Kona Cotton in the shade honey, it looks close in colour and it was super good for the money! As closures go I think we will be using snaps or hook and eyes that will be hidden.

Trousers will be made out of a tobacco/mid brown twill - I bought some of the brown before all of the commotion between whether or not her trousers were olive green or brown, so that was LUCKY.

I also bought a rank badge last year ready for this costume which I want to age and rough up a little to make it look more like the one she wore in the movie. The rank badge I bought was this one from interstait - https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/4502179 ... e_42&sca=1

The belt will be made out of pleather and then reinforced with foam and the same with the holster, am I correct in saying it's the same as Poe's holster? Still in search for a decent belt buckle though as I haven't had much luck with finding one of those just yet.

I did find these boots but I'm not sure if they'd be approvable because of the tiny bit of elastic, if someone with better understanding could advise me on this then that would be very helpful! I could level the top out and remove the bottom buckle.

Boots: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lilley-Women ... %7Ciid%3A1

Also thinking about getting a Gile-44 I found which looks pretty good and is good for the money.
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Re: Liv's Lieutenant Connix TLJ WIP

Post by tenebris » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:24 pm

Hey Liv,

Really glad you are doing this.....The Kona honey is what the detachment sourced as the closest off the shelf we could find.

Tobacco/brown twill is again what the detachment are suggesting, there is only one image of her in the green trousers.

Buckle from tandy leather:
https://www.tandyleather.eu/en/product/ ... 3-4-4-4-cm

I would go with leather for the belt, it wont cost you much more and you just need to take a few grooves out of it, to get it flush. You can glue it with eco flo glue (also from Tandy leather). I t will last much longer. (and David won't moan at you ;)) If you get one, get 2 inches.

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I use leather world for belt blanks:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/leatherworld ... 1438.l2754


Its like poes holster, but without the drop.
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I think currently there are a few on etsy.

Rank Badge looks good, just needs the white putting in, perhaps Geoff could advise? Bradley was saying to me about using games workshop paints, a base then the colour you need?
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I would try to find some boots without stretch panels, you can always cut off buckles etc and even reuse them for the top strap.....

Proposed standard is here:
http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/ ... p?t=102942

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Re: Liv's Lieutenant Connix TLJ WIP

Post by PrincessLivia » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:30 pm

tenebris wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:24 pm
Hey Liv,

Really glad you are doing this.....The Kona honey is what the detachment sourced as the closest off the shelf we could find.

Tobacco/brown twill is again what the detachment are suggesting, there is only one image of her in the green trousers.

Buckle from tandy leather:
https://www.tandyleather.eu/en/product/ ... 3-4-4-4-cm

I would go with leather for the belt, it wont cost you much more and you just need to take a few grooves out of it, to get it flush. You can glue it with eco flo glue (also from Tandy leather). I t will last much longer. (and David won't moan at you ;)) If you get one, get 2 inches.

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I use leather world for belt blanks:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/leatherworld ... 1438.l2754


Its like poes holster, but without the drop.
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I think currently there are a few on etsy.

Rank Badge looks good, just needs the white putting in, perhaps Geoff could advise? Bradley was saying to me about using games workshop paints, a base then the colour you need?
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I would try to find some boots without stretch panels, you can always cut off buckles etc and even reuse them for the top strap.....

Proposed standard is here:
http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/ ... p?t=102942
Hi Empathy!

Thanks for the sources! I will definitely look at the Tandy leather buckle but I don't like using any real leather in my costumes as I don't really agree with the way it's sourced, so I will be using faux leather for this one. I'm sure I can make it work. I will look around more for some boots and post back if I have any luck!
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Re: Liv's Lieutenant Connix TLJ WIP

Post by PrincessLivia » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:42 pm

Possibly these boots? If the bottom buckle was taken off?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ladies-Women ... SwU65cEJua
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Post by PrincessLivia » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:58 pm

Alternatively found these but zipper is on the rear

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IDEAL-WOMENS ... 3140871305
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Re: Liv's Lieutenant Connix TLJ WIP

Post by tenebris » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:13 pm

I'm so sorry I forgot you dont use animal products. Have you found a good source for the pleather? Some is better than others, sometimes fabric land has one that's really good.

I think best to stay away from rear zips and studs, I'll check about the stretch panels. It would be good to find a source as the boots are what everyone seems to struggle with.

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Post by PrincessLivia » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:19 pm

tenebris wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:13 pm
I'm so sorry I forgot you dont use animal products. Have you found a good source for the pleather? Some is better than others, sometimes fabric land has one that's really good.

I think best to stay away from rear zips and studs, I'll check about the stretch panels. It would be good to find a source as the boots are what everyone seems to struggle with.
No, it's no problem!! I don't mind, I did find this! I know it's what a lot of Rey's have been using as a replacement for their belts! https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01 ... AZKQ&psc=1

and then sandwich a thick piece of 2mm foam in between

As boots go, yeah I would. It's soo hard to find a pair!
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Re: Liv's Lieutenant Connix TLJ WIP

Post by BigFatCat » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:28 pm

In respect to the rank badge, it would look closer to refs in you paint the leftmost two silver stripes in white. If it's an aluminium surface then model paint may not adhere too well without priming first. Another option is applying the stripes in white vinyl tape.
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Post by PrincessLivia » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:29 pm

BigFatCat wrote:In respect to the rank badge, it would look closer to refs in you paint the leftmost two silver stripes in white. If it's an aluminium surface then model paint may not adhere too well without priming first. Another option is applying the stripes in white vinyl tape.
Thanks Geoff! It's aluminium I believe so will try the vinyl tape!


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Post by PrincessLivia » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:50 pm

More boot finds, need advice on whether or not they'd even work. These boots are a nightmare D:

Pair 1: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAUX-LEATHER ... Sw2zRcDXr0


Pair 2: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FOREVER-21-W ... SwgIpZfypp
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Post by PrincessLivia » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:22 am

Hello all,

Just updating you! I sent my fabric off to the lovely girl who was willing to make my jacket for me! She said it would take no longer than a few days to get together yayyyy! I'm currently in search of a good base pattern for the trousers so I can start working on those and also get started on updating my rank badge too. Ordered the belt buckle from Tandy Leather and just need to get the vinyl and foam to start on the belt. I'm still in desperate search for a pair of boots on the other hand, I did post some possible pairs above but not sure if they'd pass guidelines or anything, if anyone could take a look and advise me on these that'd be great!

As for the rebel starbird on the left breast of her jacket, I'm linking about designing one myself in Photoshop and then printing it on transfer paper, I would paint it on but don't think I have a steady enough hand lol
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Re: Liv's Lieutenant Connix TLJ WIP

Post by tenebris » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:51 am

Hi Liv,

This is Anyas pattern guide. The base is Mccalls 7547. Its a good high waisted block, otherwise you could pretty much pick any basic trouser pattern on one of the sites.

https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7547

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I'm still waiting for someone to get back to me about the stretch panels. (As its Celebration the judging queues are massive and everyone is heading out there, so everything is taking longer)The top pair look thigh high to me? The second pair look good......just need to add the strap.

You can stencil the starbird, which means just dab the stencil with a sponge. You can print off a rebel sign from the internet and play with the print setting, or scan and reprint at the size you want, then literally cut out the shape.....or you could get vinyl transfer paper and cut it out? the shops that sell the cameo printer things have lots of colours. People have been approved with both I believe.

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Post by PrincessLivia » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:55 am

tenebris wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:51 am
Hi Liv,

This is Anyas pattern guide. The base is Mccalls 7547. Its a good high waisted block, otherwise you could pretty much pick any basic trouser pattern on one of the sites.

https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7547

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I'm still waiting for someone to get back to me about the stretch panels. (As its Celebration the judging queues are massive and everyone is heading out there, so everything is taking longer)The top pair look thigh high to me? The second pair look good......just need to add the strap.

You can stencil the starbird, which means just dab the stencil with a sponge. You can print off a rebel sign from the internet and play with the print setting, or scan and reprint at the size you want, then literally cut out the shape.....or you could get vinyl transfer paper and cut it out? the shops that sell the cameo printer things have lots of colours. People have been approved with both I believe.
The top pair I would cut so they were the right height but I would basically just use them for a base pair
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Re: Liv's Lieutenant Connix TLJ WIP

Post by tenebris » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:45 pm

Ok just for clarity, I have asked if elastic inserts will effect clearence, as I already said I'm waiting for somone to get back to me. You can choose to app in with whatever you want. If you want to ask for yourself you can on the global forum. We can never say anything will 100% clear.

My advice comes from looking at the standard requirements and the references. Her boots are the same in TFA as TLJ

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I have no access to the forum atm as its down.....these are from the basic draft standard.

Boots:
 Golden brown to dark brown leather/leather-like boots
 Knee high
 Flat soled
 Inside zipper
 Horizontal strap at the top, secured by a metal Sam Brown type stud

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Post by PrincessLivia » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:36 pm

tenebris wrote:Ok just for clarity, I have asked if elastic inserts will effect clearence, as I already said I'm waiting for somone to get back to me. You can choose to app in with whatever you want. If you want to ask for yourself you can on the global forum. We can never say anything will 100% clear.

My advice comes from looking at the standard requirements and the references. Her boots are the same in TFA as TLJ

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I have no access to the forum atm as its down.....these are from the basic draft standard.

Boots:
 Golden brown to dark brown leather/leather-like boots
 Knee high
 Flat soled
 Inside zipper
 Horizontal strap at the top, secured by a metal Sam Brown type stud
I didn't mean to sound rude when I asked about all this! I hope you didn't think I was being like that. I just get stressed so easy lol!

Yeah the forums are down so I'll just have to wait until they're back up.

Thanks Empathy


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