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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Topic started by: oakleysds on Feb 05, 2020, 02:49 PM

Title: Would a poncho work as an alternative to a cape?
Post by: oakleysds on Feb 05, 2020, 02:49 PM
I'm working on my costume concept and was wondering if a poncho would be approved. I'm thinking something in the style of The Man with No Name, like below.

(https://i.redd.it/29ywnlg69taz.jpg)
Title: Re: Would a poncho work as an alternative to a cape?
Post by: jethroskull on Feb 05, 2020, 03:10 PM
From everything I've seen; yes. I plan on using one for my dusty desert dweller.
Title: Re: Would a poncho work as an alternative to a cape?
Post by: Foxtrot on Feb 05, 2020, 09:47 PM
Ponchos are fine. Technically, Boba Fett's cape was a poncho of sort (https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25429&stc=1&d=1214325302) and could be attached and worn as such. It's shown like that in pre-production images and in a lot of concept art. Jengo Fett apparently wore an actual poncho (https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Poncho) and is the picture for the "poncho" entry on Wookieepedia.

But we all know the Fetts are a bunch of pretenders, right? Regardless of that, ponchos exist in the Star Wars universe, so you can wear one. I think where you might run into trouble though is if you try to get, say, a traditional Mexican textile poncho. Those patterns and colors won't fit.
Title: Re: Would a poncho work as an alternative to a cape?
Post by: oakleysds on Feb 06, 2020, 12:58 AM
Ponchos are fine. Technically, Boba Fett's cape was a poncho of sort (https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25429&stc=1&d=1214325302) and could be attached and worn as such. It's shown like that in pre-production images and in a lot of concept art. Jengo Fett apparently wore an actual poncho (https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Poncho) and is the picture for the "poncho" entry on Wookieepedia.

But we all know the Fetts are a bunch of pretenders, right? Regardless of that, ponchos exist in the Star Wars universe, so you can wear one. I think where you might run into trouble though is if you try to get, say, a traditional Mexican textile poncho. Those patterns and colors won't fit.

Thanks for the links! I know I would need to find some suitably starwarzy pattern for the actual poncho or go with colors that work better.