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More Cosplay Help...

Postby kafka » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:53 pm

Ok, now comes some more decisions...

Patches - 3 inch diameter, one on each arm below the shoulder, one one the hat where the bullseye or leave as is or empty?

Note the BSG uniform has several decals - one one on each collar and a winged badge on the breast pocket. Keep them? Substitute them with real decals? Add the ones from Star Wars?

Gun - blaster a la Han Solo/Imperial Officer or futuristic sidearm or replica of real handgun (appropiately painted orange barrel).

Holster - tight clipped onto belt or sling?

Reminder from the original post...

I have opted to do an Imperial Navy Uniform as part of a Cosplay event that I will be participating in.

I have settled that the uniform resembles that of the Battlestar Galactica uniform.

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Save that it will be black with different markings - Yellow Starbursts on the shoulders and blank in the front.

Should one include a side arm? And, if so what type. I also opted for the Star Wars Imperial Officer cap.

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And, do you think reflective raybands is too much...
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Postby BP » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:31 pm

The raybands are too not Sci-Fi.

Something sleeker and more likely to be used for data visualization.
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Postby Baeron Gredlocke » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:37 pm

One of my players/actors just happened on some really good ideas for traveller costume/cosplay. I plan to leverage these for my fan film:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mens-Casual-Shoulde ... 2eaedf2212

http://stores.ebay.com/youstars-shop

http://shop.ebay.com/youstars/m.html?_n ... 11.c0.m301
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Postby Mithras » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:58 pm

Sorry. Cosplay. Am having trouble finding such a post.

Confused.
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Postby justacaveman » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:30 am

I'd look at Space: Above and Beyond for Imperial Marine ideas. The Imperial Marines trace their lineage back to Earth IMTU. Obviously the uniforms will have evolved, but the Dress Uniforms will retain elements of the root uniforms (As they do now.).
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Postby Baeron Gredlocke » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:02 am

So, per my earlier reply-
I ordered one of the Youstars jacket from eBay for one of the actors in the fan film I'm working on, here it is on him:
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We're going to dress it a little more, some insignia and patches and stuff.
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Postby BP » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:30 am

Nice.

Some simple trim (? - not a fashion expert) hot clued or ironed or even sewn on ala the Galactica uniform might make for an easy dressing up...

Might be able to add some neat lighted addons using the LEDs/batteries of simple kids toys/candy, as well.
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Postby Baeron Gredlocke » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:11 am

If I recall, the original uniform colors for the navy are black with gold trim, so yeah- I was thinking about having the wife cover sew some piping in to cover the existing seams so it can reflect that color scheme.

The collar on the thing is perfect for rank/division pins
And making epaulets would be childs play.

youstarx.com has lots more really cool stuff appropriate for traveller costuming/cosplay. I'm about to put in my second order :)
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Postby BP » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:46 am

'Piping' - that's what I meant. :oops:

The wrist cuffs could probably also use some kind of treatment (ribbon?).

Whatever you do, hoping you'll posts some pics. (Always good for online game props!)
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Postby Baeron Gredlocke » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:51 am

I can do better than that very soon- I've got production stills, props, and pre-viz sequences "in the can". We're entering a trailer in a local film competition next week.

I want to make sure I've got product that doesn't suck before introducing it to the Traveller community.
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Postby BP » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:53 am

Sounds very interesting - look forward to it!
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Postby zero » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:02 am

As for the sunglasses idea, I think the ones worn by Major Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell would look hi-tech enough, not sure where you could get a pair, but theyre modern enough to not be too hard to find.

Picture (couldnt find a good one from the actual anime that was not NSFW);

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