Friday, 11 December 2009
After that was attached Iglued the shawl to the top of the helmet to keep everything in place and placed a spare piece of fabric behing the bones so none of the seams from the garment would should (as this appears to be what has been done in the film costume). However, the one thing i was dissapointed in, the shawl bunched on one side of the shoulders. Iwas expecting something to be wrong with this part because of the lack of arms and shoulders on the dress form, but it would be very difficult to fix on my own (seeing as i can't pin the garment on myself) so i am just going to have to leave it. : (
And now everything is done and ready to hand in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I tried to keep this garment fan based and not a replica costume (an exact copy of the film garmets). I liked this idea of making the garment and posting on the blog because it kept it as part of the fan community (which is what my dissertation was based on).
This garment was picked mostly because there wasn't much written on it and I thought it was a good opportunity to do research and postings on this blog, as well as others, to bring forth what a fan goes through to create a fan based garment. It as opened my eyes to the depths that fans go through and how the fan community works. It's been an incredible experience, and Iplan on doing more things like this in the future (my boyfriend and I have already decieded to branch out and do some helmets....maybe a storm trooper or bobba fett.....or possibly branch out into the halo world).
Anyway here are some photos of the completed garment, hope you like it! One is of a very sleepy me handing it in. Not so glamourous : P
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
For the small squares I am using 2 by 2.5 inch cardboard pieces and glueing them to wire to give it a bit of bend. For the studs I went out and got gold studs at the hardware store and will be painting them along with the rest of the neck piece. However, I didn't quite buy enough so my friend made a clay mold for me of one of the studs and we will be making any missing studs out of a wax from this mold. He is a genius and saved me from going crazy on this one.
After placing the studs on with a hot glue gun and painting over everything I attached a thick rope with beads (made out of 2 inch duct tape). This is for the detailing right next to the bone detailing as you can see below.
For the bones I went out and got Fimo (sculpting clay) and they were placed around a coffee mug and left to dry out to get the curve. However what I didn't know about the fimo was that it was glow in the dark, I thought it was just very white when I bought it. My firend and i went to go turn off the lights in the studio and were shocked to find my mask glowing.
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
It really looks like metal!!!
After letting the brown paint dry and went in a basically just finger painted on the metal paints to give it a hammered look. Was very messy....and so much fun!!!
I wish I had some photos to post but my camera died on me!!! : (
Monday, 7 December 2009
So excited to see how this all turns out!
First I added all the metal and cording detailing along the top of the mask and then primed it to get an nice smooth finish.
Once that drys I'll begin to paint it with dark brown acyrilic paint and then detail it with some copper and gold to give it a metal finish.
Saturday, 5 December 2009
The skirt is a bit rugged, however I kind of like that about it. The character would have had it that way seeing as she is trekking through the desert. So I left it with some holes and frays.
Friday, 4 December 2009
While the platser was drying I headed off into school to get to work on draping the skirt and bandage shawl.
Thursday, 3 December 2009
I'll post some pictures when I get through the process.
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Sunday, 25 October 2009
"McQueen, according to an internal logic detailed in a press release, was casting an apocalyptic forecast of the future ecological meltdown of the world: Humankind is made up of creatures that evolved from the sea, and we may be heading back to an underwater future as the ice cap dissolves."
Thursday, 22 October 2009
"The most fashionable character of the saga is a toss up between Princess Leia and Queen Amidala," Verreos says. "Princess Leia's infamous metal bikini was so Paco Rabanne meets Courreges -- hot! She was the Bridgite Bardot of galaxy. In The Phantom Menace, Queen Amidala was giving us intergalactic couture. She was a Dior fashion show by John Galliano all wrapped up into one person -- a mini diva! When I first saw those Queen Amidala costumes in Vogue magazine, I remembered sketching more voluminous gowns with heavier fabrics. I fantasized that I would do a runway collection with very theatrical, bigger-than-life ensembles, something that Queen Amidala would wear. I used her as my muse and client...While Queen Amidala's style inspired Verreos to try new elements in his own designs, that doesn't mean there weren't a few fashion victims in the saga that even the Force couldn't fix. "Oh dear, Obi-Wan Kenobi and that hemp-looking robe and that 1980s Flock of Seagull-meets-Duran Duran braid of his -- bad, bad and more bad!" Verreos laughs. "I would cut that braid off and give him some color, maybe around the neckline or the edges of his robe -- something!"http://www.starwars.com/community/news/rocks/beacon159.html
Hello and welcome to my blog! This is my first and is an additional feature to my dissertation that I am writing at the moment. The dissertation is based on how fashion can enhance and create communities. I am doing this using the film star wars as a case study. Having one of the largest fan communities the film is able to provide a wide look into various different communities that follow it (these being all female group communities, costume groups that dress up like the characters, fans who collect merchandise, and many others.)
Through this blog I was hoping to get some great insight from fans of the films and hear what you have to say about fashion, the films, and your opinion of fans. Every few days I will post my latest finding on different fan communities relating to both fashion and Star Wars (maybe some days an interesting find on different films with a large fan base) and I hope to hear back from you with comments and e-mails giving your opinion on the subject. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to hear from you soon!!!