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 Caorann's First WIP

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Aden Banto


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Re: Caorann's First WIP
« Reply #15 on: Apr 07, 2018, 12:03 AM »
My old flight suit was a 2 piece. I used suspenders to keep my pants up. The weight of the thigh plates always made them drop  :laugh:

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Re: Caorann's First WIP
« Reply #16 on: Apr 07, 2018, 09:40 PM »
I also have a question regarding helmets as that's the next thing I need to get. How do you measure your head for one? I've seen people offer smaller helmets but usually the measurements are for the outside dimensions.

Itís my understanding that you measure from shoulder to shoulder, and then your helmet should be about half that number (radius measurement). If in doubt, always ask the vender for additional sizing and/or try on a clan mates helmet to see how they fit!

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Re: Caorann's First WIP
« Reply #17 on: Apr 13, 2018, 07:35 PM »
I'm a firm believer in two-piece 'flightsuits' myself, so I approve of the turtleneck and leggings. My only concern for the latter is they may not be sturdy enough to stand up to long wear with armor. Are you going with thigh plates and shin armor? The shins will be supported by the boots, but for the thighs and the knee plates, you'll want at least a little patch of velcro to keep the plates from sliding down, even though straps will take up much of the weight.

I wasn't planning on thigh plates since I've got a kama in the mix but I'll keep that in mind for the knee pads.

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Re: Caorann's First WIP
« Reply #18 on: Aug 09, 2018, 04:44 PM »
So here's the templates I did for the chest armor (5'3" Boba Fett template). I honestly can't tell if they're too large on me or it it will be better once they're molded.



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Aden Banto


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Re: Caorann's First WIP
« Reply #19 on: Aug 09, 2018, 04:52 PM »
The 2 chest pieces look a bit to wide. They should line up with the outside edge of the collar.

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Re: Caorann's First WIP
« Reply #20 on: Aug 09, 2018, 05:12 PM »
This is a (very) rough picture of what Aden's talking about.


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Re: Caorann's First WIP
« Reply #21 on: Aug 09, 2018, 05:15 PM »
You beat me to it vod, was actually playing around with this in paint.
Yes, once you do some trimming to the outside edges it'll look loads better. I'd start trimming a half inch into the chest pieces.

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Re: Caorann's First WIP
« Reply #22 on: Aug 09, 2018, 05:39 PM »
Well today I learned that I have a tiny torso. Just to keep everything even I tried the different templates until it looked more like the photo (thank you for that) and ended up on the 4'6" one.


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Re: Caorann's First WIP
« Reply #23 on: Aug 09, 2018, 09:53 PM »
The size is much better.  They look like they might still be a little wide - if you try and touch your right shoulder with your left hand, and the paper crinkles up a whole lot, you might want to trim a bit off the sides.  Placement is a bit off, but that's natural when working on paper templates.   :)  You'll want to move the collar up a bit, to where it's almost choking you.

This is, again, rough, but I hope it helps.




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Re: Caorann's First WIP
« Reply #24 on: Aug 10, 2018, 05:25 AM »
For the collar, you may want to take some material from the centre and tape it back together so the tabs are closer to the neck all the way round. The wider the collar the less motion your arms have before you start shifting the collar out of place just to reach for things.

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Re: Caorann's First WIP
« Reply #25 on: Aug 10, 2018, 02:05 PM »
So I did some adjustments and I think I'll have thin out the collar from the outside a bit. The armor plates will hopefully be ok once they're shaped and while they did crinkle a bit when I moved it was in the areas that would be shaped down. The belly plates fits a lot better now as well.




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Re: Caorann's First WIP
« Reply #26 on: Sep 06, 2018, 01:11 PM »
We have progress! I managed to finally get my chest pieces cut (feat. my cat) and shaped the armor pieces I had! Honestly the shaping part was what worried me the most since I've done a lot of fabric based costumes in the past. Now to note I did cut out my pieces with a lip that'll be sanded down so the pieces are looking a little rougher and larger then they should be. I have plans to do shin guards, just need to sort out their style, and I'm still deciding if I'll make or buy my gauntlets. I'll probably be buying my bucket early next year.



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Re: Caorann's First WIP
« Reply #27 on: Sep 06, 2018, 03:13 PM »
Glad to see you making progress, vod.

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