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 Giving Kamas a Sense of Weight

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Re: Giving Kamas a Sense of Weight
« Reply #15 on: Feb 10, 2011, 05:19 PM »
Stopped at Walmart on my way home... it's up to $7.97 a yard these days. The fabric is called "Fashion Leather Nubuck". the one I use is the "Faux Aligator".  No luck on an internet link to see it though.

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Dar'manda


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Re: Giving Kamas a Sense of Weight
« Reply #16 on: Feb 11, 2011, 01:59 AM »
Or try using canvas: it's a thick enough material that it will have weight, but still flow, and will provide some actual protection. ;)

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Mafio

Re: Giving Kamas a Sense of Weight
« Reply #17 on: Feb 11, 2011, 08:09 AM »
Well its  SW.  Its the Future... or not...

We dont know how thin protective clothing will be in times of Hyperspacetravel and Plasmaweapons.  ;D

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Re: Giving Kamas a Sense of Weight
« Reply #18 on: Feb 11, 2011, 08:19 AM »
That's certainly true.  But for costuming purposes, thicker looks more realistic.  Plus, I don't want my kama (if I decide to make one) to bunch up of look weird while I'm wearing it.

On another note, I found an old leather jacket that doesn't fit anyone in my family, so it may find itself repurposed.  Hooray!

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Re: Giving Kamas a Sense of Weight
« Reply #19 on: Feb 11, 2011, 11:10 PM »
Well its  SW.  Its the Future... or not...

We dont know how thin protective clothing will be in times of Hyperspacetravel and Plasmaweapons.  ;D
True, but most protective clothing of the kama-nature seems to looks thick even in TCW and in comics. In fact, reading the RC series, they often use leather as the kama material.

You could think of something like armor-weave, which is like a thick, semi-stiff cloth. Dooku's cloths are actually armor-weave. At least his cape is.

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Ijaat Meerel

Re: Giving Kamas a Sense of Weight
« Reply #20 on: Feb 22, 2011, 09:59 PM »
something i might suggest is getting something that has some weight to it but not much then lining the edge of it with a thin strip of leather. i did this on mine and gives it a look of being heavy duty while still being light and having a good flow.

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Re: Giving Kamas a Sense of Weight
« Reply #21 on: Feb 22, 2011, 11:17 PM »
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To Chro:  Interesting.  Does the quilted inside make it too stiff?

Sorry for the late reply, but the quilted fabric actually isn't very thick or stiff at all. It's a light fabric that's been attached to some batting in a quilted pattern. It remains pretty light, so the suede outer matches well.

Here's one of the patterns I use: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?pageName=search&flag=true&PRODID=zprd_10101962a

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