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Post  Lee on Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:01 pm

I realized that we've discussed this a lot, but haven't really had a thread for it.

Here we can discuss our projects we may be working on, costumes we've found interesting, and anything in between.

But it's also for like feedback...cause I'm trying to make another costume, but need some help lol.

I'm a huge fan of Final Fantasy Tactics and always liked a particular unit. It's one that I think doesn't receive enough attention, but is the best all round unit since it can hold it's own.

I've also noticed while searching relentlessly that no one has made a costume of them.



I'm thinking about trying to work with flannel material with it...not entirely sure yet.

What I need to know first of all though is a pattern. I usually can work with something once I have a close enough pattern...but alas I'm having a blank.

Right now I just need a pattern for the blue shirt, nothing else as of yet. What do you think the shirt most closely resembles? Would you consider it a tunic?
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Post  Loyal Subject on Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:04 pm

Lee, you're asking the wrong person. I have no sense of clothes whatsoever. I usually just pick a costume that has easy identifiable pieces of clothing and just buy it.

if i had to make this costume, i would look for a blue turtle neck. but i know that's not what you're looking for.
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Post  Lee on Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:10 pm

That wouldn't cut it though, at least not for me lol. You and I have different perfectionist ideals, I guess these projects are mine heh.

Someone else suggested that, but I think it would look a lot better handmade. A blue turtle neck would just look too tacky once I got around to doing the cape, hat...thing, and everything else.



That's basically what a tunic is. It's the red part of the clothes. The boy's sleeves/shirt are actually under it.
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Post  Loyal Subject on Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:15 pm

i dont do those kinds of costumes because i know i lack the time/capability.

im not saying just get a turtle neck and you're done. im saying get the turtle neck and alter it. i think altering a turtle neck would be easier than altering a tunic. but, i dont really know to be honest.

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Post  Lee on Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:17 pm

No I'm not going to buy a tunic. I just need to know what it looks similar to. Then I can go from there and search for different costume patterns and alter those.

You know, those schematics that they have for different costumes.
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Post  Loyal Subject on Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:21 pm

oh okay.
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Post  Lee on Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:22 pm

Right, I was just asking if you looked at the boy's shirt and the cartoon dude's shirt. Do they look similar in ways or no?
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Post  Loyal Subject on Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:21 pm

yes, they do.
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Post  Lee on Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:33 pm

Cool, I just need to find a pattern close to that tunic now. I did find one, but it was only for sale on Ebay, curse my luck. If I was guaranteed a complete pattern packet, I might consider.

But something about Ebay just reeks of shadiness here and then. I don't want to cough up money for some pattern that's already been cut up and is missing pieces. (Patterns are etched on weak paper like tracing paper, and then you have to cut out all the pieces, then lay out the cloth on it, and cut/trace by the pattern) < Just a FYI if you didn't know.

Anyway since it's almost Halloween, this thread can also be about costumes we're thinking about making, using, or going as. Are you doing anything for Halloween by the way?
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Post  Loyal Subject on Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:27 pm

well i did make sure my possible costume was cleaned. most of my costume stuff got destroyed in the fire...i.e. burned.

but i still have my dorothy idea cause that was in my room. i dont really have any alternatives at the moment unless i buy something.
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Post  Lee on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:18 pm

Aw that's right I forgot...sorry. Well at least you still have some costumes, that's better than none right? Good to hear you can still be Dorothy, you can dress up your cat as Toto :P
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Post  Loyal Subject on Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:24 pm

i actually found out some of the costumes that were in my closet will be coming back in 2 weeks-ish.
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Post  Lee on Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:48 am

What were they in the cleaners? Well awesome news! Tell me what other costumes survived when they come in!
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Post  Loyal Subject on Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:42 pm

yeah, they take them to a special cleaning place that deals with fires. it doesnt always work though so i have no idea what will come back good and what will still be bad. ill let you know though. out of all my clothes, im mostly worried about my indiana jones hat. because that was supposed to come in with the 'quick load' stuff (along with my Sorting Hat from HP) but they never came...
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Post  Lee on Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:41 am

Well hope you have them come in and in good condition soon!

Also I got some good information on that one costume I asked you about. Just got to get out to a fabric store and test these materials out.
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Post  Loyal Subject on Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:19 pm

that's good. i hope you find what you're looking for :)
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Post  Lee on Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:56 pm

Still haven't gotten out to get those materials, but things are starting to slow down just a tiny bit with school. (Well that's after my Thursday test) Maybe I'll be able to get out this weekend to find something or just do more researching/experimenting.
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Post  Loyal Subject on Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:45 pm

i wish i could say the same....

but i cant :p
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Post  Lee on Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:04 pm

Oh when I say it'll die down a bit, I don't mean there won't be tests, exams, or projects to worry about.
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Post  Loyal Subject on Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:06 pm

oh good so it wont just be me :p
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Post  Lee on Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:05 am

Oh please, when is it ever just you? Besides group projects :P
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Post  Loyal Subject on Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:12 am

well, you never know. :p

luckily, i think i have one group project this semester but it's where they're supposed to help with my film so if they ditch out on me, it's fine because i can just do it myself XD
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Post  Lee on Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:59 pm

Finally got around to searching for materials and patterns for my costume idea. I did that last weekend, but I've been so busy...I haven't had the time for anything really.

Anyway I just got some doubleknit blue material for the shirt, I might use it for the hat to, but I'm focusing on one piece at a time. The shirt will be first. Though the shirt and hat look like different colors in some drawings and then similar in others...I wish they would make up their minds!

I also bought some polyester blue thread and two patterns which I may use. Hopefully they are close enough to the design and I can use them to effectively work with the shirt.
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