Post by Vebb Baraka on Nov 18, 2013 15:48:10 GMT -5
Yeah, the tshirt wasn't cutting it =p the costume comes with a brown faux under tunic piece. I was tryin to match the tshirt with that... That little piece got buried though so all you saw was the tshirt. I'll find a better way to take care of all of that.
Tabbard adjustment also duly noted. I think my hutt like gut got in the way =p
Yeah if you figure it out can you do a close up of the tabbards? I'm having trouble with mine, same with the outer tunic. Can't get that proper shape at all. x.x Looks awesome though. Mine has more darker pants and whiter outer tunic, tabbards, and obi.
Custom KOTOR saber silver hilt blue blade. Fallow the path of the light
Post by Luke Skywalker on Apr 8, 2014 10:14:57 GMT -5
I sewed my tabs together both in front and in the back. That way they don't slide around at all. After I did this I didn't like the way the tails touched so I made small pleats in both front and back. The pleats moved the tabs out for a better look.
I also put a very small stitch on my shoulders right up at the base of the collar to attach the tabs to the shoulders. If you don't attach them to your shoulders they will CONSTANTLY fall off your shoulders while at events. It looks dumb to keep readjusting your tabbards. Looks like you're fixing your bra strap. Other options for shoulder fixes include snaps or small pieces of Velcro. I've even heard of some people using double sided tape.
All of the stitches for the tabbards and the added pleats will easily be hidden by your obi. To add the pleats, its much easier to have an accomplice pinch the fabric to get the desired look then pin them once in place. I stood in front of a wall mirror and my wife folded and pinched the tabbards making the pleats until I got the desire look. She then pinned them in place and added a small stitch. The entire job took about an hour.
For the outer and both inner tunic, I wrap them around my waist as tight as I can. Usually the obi is tight enough to keep them in place. They do tend to unravel though. One option is to cut a small hole in in your front pocket. This is done on high end suits and tuxedos. You can put your hands in your pockets, put your fingers through the small holes, and carefully grab the fabric of your inner tunic and work it back in place. At some point I may consider sewing in a small patch of Velcro mid to upper chest level to aid in keeping everything in place.
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5