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26 January 2012 @ 11:09 pm
Dealz and Stuff  
So the Asajj costume is coming along quite nicely.  I've got the main part of my "battle dress" (as I'm calling it) done.  I pinned on one sleeve, and I still have another sleeve to pin on.  Both will need sewn in, but that's the easy part (sometimes).  I've learned that I hate sleeves.  I especially hate sleeves when you're drafting your own pattern because I never seem to make them just the right size so they fit inside the arm hole that I have in the garment.  So obnoxious!

Tonight, I sat down with some new Sculpey III.  I purchased some pewter colored Sculpey, and I'm working on the couple of broach-like pieces that are on Asajj's costume.  The first piece is the medallion up near the top of her neck.  I finished the round portion and the ornamentation that goes with it.  I'll work on the little "ribbon"esque piece that goes below it later.  Then will come that gigantic belt piece.  I'll have to figure that one out.

I also started working on some prototypes for the leg armor pieces that she has.  My original idea was to use some 2-liter bottle as "interfacing", to help give the armor some shape.  But no such luck as they ended up not being tall enough.  So I made a trip to the Dealz store (they took away my dollar tree and gave me this place...which isn't nearly as cool, but oh well), and I found 2 large (and tall) plastic containers for a buck apiece.  I cut one of them up and it seems to work perfectly!  Then I had the fun task of trying to figure out how I was going to replicate the design Asajj has on her boot armor.  I ended up pulling up a picture on my computer, enlarging the part of the image, cutting it out, and then virtually drawing the image using Paint.net.  I then copied and pasted the image in my word processing program, and basically rotated stuff, moved stuff, decreased stuff until I got the exact dimensions I was wanting!  I am so proud of it.  But I have no idea how I'll make it into a stencil yet or what I'll use to get it on the boot armor.  lol  Oh well.  Details.  ;-)  I also got out one of my aluminum signs that I had originally purchased for use on the Leia Ceremonial costume belt.  I started cutting this up for the metal accents on the boot armor, and it looks pretty nice, I think.  So I've got a prototype, but no paint, no covering, just...a dollar jug with some paper, aluminum and tape on it.  It rocks.  ;-)

I think that's where I currently am with the Asajj stuff.  Oh, but I did find some really awesome Star Wars fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics!  It's so cute, and I love it!  I almost bought some fleece, too...but really.  How many projects do I need in life?  ...don't answer that.  ;p
kayllekaylle on January 29th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
I don't really know what the boot armor looks like or what it will be made of besides the plastic, but if it's shiny and not-flexible you could maybe print the picture on a sheet of transparency film and attach it directly? This wouldn't work if it's going to have to flex at all (the transparency wouldn't stretch/bend nicely) but it might work for something rigid.

If it's going to be covered in fabric, you could try iron-on paper or that liquid stuff that transfers the ink from paper to fabric. Or even that liquid sculpey stuff that transfers printed images to a very thin piece of clear sculpey that you can then attach to something?