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Author Topic: Trying to find a (Generic) Jedi costume  (Read 3583 times)
mrg149
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« Reply #90 on: October 07, 2019, 12:15:07 PM »

Oh, indeed, it does!  I thought the last one was perfectly fine, but this one is FINE!!!!

Now I have things settled, it's a matter of just making sure it all looks swell. I'll try and get some decent pictures of the full getup on soon. Plus...It's time to bring out the lightsaber and finish it all off :-)
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« Reply #91 on: October 08, 2019, 01:24:43 PM »

New undertunic color makes a big difference!

Excellent addition for your tunics!

Now I have things settled, it's a matter of just making sure it all looks swell. I'll try and get some decent pictures of the full getup on soon. Plus...It's time to bring out the lightsaber and finish it all off :-)
I agree: you've GOT to include the lightsaber for completion  Wink

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« Reply #92 on: October 08, 2019, 01:46:01 PM »

Hi mrg149,

I have been watching this thread for a while as I have been tempted to get a Kenicky's tunic set as I am based in the UK and get free shipping. What put me off up til now was the appearance of the material's quality, some of their tunics looked like they were made of bedding sheets. However yours looks considerably thicker/heavier from your pictures but could I ask you to take a picture of the material close up so I can see how thick it is and the "weave" of it? Many thanks in advance and I look forward to seeing a portrait with a saber!

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« Reply #93 on: October 08, 2019, 07:16:28 PM »

Hi mrg149,

I have been watching this thread for a while as I have been tempted to get a Kenicky's tunic set as I am based in the UK and get free shipping. What put me off up til now was the appearance of the material's quality, some of their tunics looked like they were made of bedding sheets. However yours looks considerably thicker/heavier from your pictures but could I ask you to take a picture of the material close up so I can see how thick it is and the "weave" of it? Many thanks in advance and I look forward to seeing a portrait with a saber!

A point for your efforts.

I can do better than that. I had Ken make my costume in Trevera fabric (easy to look up on Google) You can find sites that show the up close weave of the fabric. This is 100% polyester and is the typical fabric used for suit pants. I can tell you I would not make this choice again and would instead suggest a cotton fabric. Ken is very good about giving customers what they want. Know what you want and start a conversation.
Let me know how you make out.
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– Yoda


ARSENAL:
*Dominix LE v2 - "Dark Apprentice"
*Dominix LE v3 - "INVICTUS"

CAN HE NOW BE REDEEMED BY LIGHT SIDE POINTS ONLY!?

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« Reply #94 on: October 08, 2019, 09:36:37 PM »

Hi mrg149,

Ok thanks very much! I have had my eye on a few Cotten/Linen blends from a fabric warehouse I found online already so if Ken will accept using those materials it would be sweet. I'll be sure to let you know how I get on. (And so you know I'm aiming for a Qui-Gon Jinn kind of look but not quite as loose and baggy!)

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« Reply #95 on: October 10, 2019, 01:07:56 AM »

Textured cotton fabrics are a good choice. Linens are a personal favorite for me, especially linen hopsack (it's a little heavier and drapes beautifully; that's the main fabric in my Darth Revan [different than the suiting material you see in most, which is a bit flat and while it doesn't wrinkle as easily, the drape also isn't as good])! Muslin and canvas are also solid choices. For robes though (not to be confused with tunics) best fabric choices are going to be heavier things like wool blends.
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« Reply #96 on: October 10, 2019, 12:10:24 PM »

Hi Lady Revan,

Yes thanks for the fabric recommendations. As you know I have been scouring the net for fabrics and prices and I think I have found a good store in the UK. They have a collection of Cotton/Linen blends and pure linen materials in nice earth tones.
As mrg149 suggested I might contact Ken at Kenicky's and get a quote for a tunic set but with the my own supplied fabric. Can't lose anything by asking I guess.

Hope you're well and sorry we haven't spoken much recently but I have been busy doing animations in Blender and it prevents me browsing the net at the same time!

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« Reply #97 on: October 10, 2019, 01:28:10 PM »

found these on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0153QNLPQ/?coliid=IGGQZTEMVL16M&colid=28W76WX96LZH0&psc=0

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PVM2PQM/?coliid=I2SHYCTAT3ALNV&colid=28W76WX96LZH0&psc=0
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« Reply #98 on: October 10, 2019, 02:07:38 PM »


2Nd link looks better to me, but I would have to do a mix and match since the large for everything except the waist will be overly large, by over a foot for the robe and legs. That's a lot of fabric to take in, lol.
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« Reply #99 on: October 11, 2019, 01:41:35 AM »


2Nd link looks better to me

Hi Cern and chalion,

Thanks Cern for those links, I have seen both while I was searching and like chalion I like the 2nd link better. I was thinking maybe the white and chocolate version. As I say I had seen it before in another store for about Ł60 but again i was concerned the material looked a bit thin in the photos (problem is you can't really trust these pictures as a lot of vendors copy images) I think I will try and get a custom set made with material I source myself.

Thanks and points to both of you.
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« Reply #100 on: October 11, 2019, 04:55:53 PM »

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« Reply #101 on: October 14, 2019, 06:53:49 PM »


Part of me says I should've went for those 2nd linked robes…Well, there's always Sith robes ;-)
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– Yoda


ARSENAL:
*Dominix LE v2 - "Dark Apprentice"
*Dominix LE v3 - "INVICTUS"

CAN HE NOW BE REDEEMED BY LIGHT SIDE POINTS ONLY!?

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« Reply #102 on: October 15, 2019, 12:37:16 PM »

First link appears to be literally just the tunic, and is pretty short (quite possibly too short depending on who is wearing it). I actually have that tunic in black. I would only use it for an undertunic TBH. The fabric is pretty thin
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« Reply #103 on: October 15, 2019, 01:55:43 PM »

Purchased from Amazon from the 2nd list, the darker tan with robe. The white looks too.................................new. The black, well, i'm not evil enough to pull it off.
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« Reply #104 on: October 15, 2019, 05:33:05 PM »

Yeah, these Amazon listings you have to be careful with. As a general rule, if it looks too good to be true, it usually is. On another note, the Galaxy’s Edge Jedi tunic tabard obi sets are actually pretty good quality if you can find in your size, and a good bargain (I think $80 for the set). If you happen to be visiting the park in Anaheim or Orlando, it might be worth changing out
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