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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by tenebris » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:29 pm

Great news, remember to take photos of the samples indoors and in natural light if you can.

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by OmNomKenobi » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:30 am

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The samples arrived, horray!

I like both these combos, I’m thinking the orangey brown one will be the belly and a bit of the face, and the brown will be the rest of it.


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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by OmNomKenobi » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:33 am

Made a pattern, I'm gonna get the fabric tomorrow and properly get started making the bodysuit

https://imgur.com/a/vtevxjA

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by OmNomKenobi » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:42 am

I got the body cut out, I really love the colour and how it looks. If y'all happy with it I'll go to the sewing machines :)

https://imgur.com/a/Bj0N0xa

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by tenebris » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:59 pm

hey Ben

Its tricky to say as i can't see it in relation to you.....but the shape looks good. Next time I would suggest 'mocking up' first, which is trying out your pattern in cheap fabric or an old sheet to check the shape and size are right, then you can adjust before cutting out the 'real' fabric.

I have my fingers crossed for you though and the colour is really good.

I just pulled these up quick (I'm sure there are better guides) just gives you an idea of how to handle the fur.

https://www.fabric.com/blog/sewing-101- ... -faux-fur/

https://www.threadsmagazine.com/forum/s ... h-faux-fur

https://www.threadsmagazine.com/forum/s ... faux-fur-2

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by OmNomKenobi » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:37 pm

Finished sewing it together today(woop woop! :) ) I've left some room for padding. you can probs see I've rolled the legs up, there long at the moment, I can make them shorter though. I kind of like the short legs look which you see on some ewoks, what do y'all think.

Next stage will be to get the padding sorted.

https://imgur.com/a/FtKvEM3

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by tenebris » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:11 am

Hey Ben,

Hows your movement in it? The crotch looks a little low? Its hard to see from your picture.

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Post by OmNomKenobi » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:27 am

Movement is okay at the mo but I do see what you mean. I'll do some mock up padding today hopefully that'll bring the legs up a bit. I made it big for now so it's adjustable to get the right fit, I'll grab some photos and stick them up here :)

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Post by OmNomKenobi » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:20 am

I added some temporary padding and it looks less droopy. Frames the legs a little better too. I added a side view and behind also to show the effect the padding has, it does bring the crotch up a bit, and it is a little higher than what is visible in the photo it just hidden by fur.

https://imgur.com/a/e6D21Vs
https://imgur.com/a/6aVQnpL
https://imgur.com/a/zgM83i8

Maybe the legs might need taking up a little bit more, I think for now I can work with it, once the rest of the costume is done I'll start adjusting it to look right so it all works together nicely :)

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by OmNomKenobi » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:17 pm

Thanks for all your amazing help do far, I'm so sorry all the links are from imgur, for some reason my laptop doesn't let me put them in the forum in picture form. This is quite a long post so I'm happy to try and find another way to actually display the photos if that makes it easier. Really appreciate your patience with this thank you thank you thank you :) :) :)

Thought I'd do an update on the feet and hands. I noticed that the boots I have show narrower than the legs on the body, so I think I'm going to make them a bit bigger with some foam.

https://imgur.com/a/SoeCVuP

The red line around each one is the new size, I'm going to stick them on each side of the boots. Also included the toes in a sorta rough location where they would be.

https://imgur.com/a/Y8kA35l

I'm using yoda hands for both the hands and toes. I'm thinking dark brown for the skin and yellow for the nails.

I stupidly realised I got in a muddle and now I have two left ones and the right ones have been made into toes. This isn't visible with the toes as they're cut up anyway. I have attached some photos of what the hands might look like when they are covered in fur, only the fingers can be seen and to be honest you can barely notice the difference. Could this be a good clearable substitute for now until I get hold of another pair, but of course I understand if this is not clearable :) My fault entirely

https://imgur.com/a/QjF02sw

These photos are of the right one on me, but it is a left yoda hand if that makes sense

https://imgur.com/a/pofJa8p

https://imgur.com/a/bToGqbi

and these are the my left hand, another left yoda hand

https://imgur.com/a/tV4enME

https://imgur.com/a/HuwV9BE

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by tenebris » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:26 am

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by tenebris » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:41 am

So the CRL states that you need fingers and a thumb, honestly I think you will need a left and a right.

3. Two fingers and thumb on the hand; three toes on each foot.

I dont think you need to make the foot bigger, from looking through the facebook book, it looks like the fur makes it bigger? The top ones are Andy's (he's RLUK) and the bottom ones are Kelly Wicks preshaw's

The place to ask would be that group.

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by OmNomKenobi » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:53 am

I see what you mean about the fur, sort of adds an extra layer to it :)

I'll get started on the feet today if it's alright to still use the toes

I'll source another pair of hands aswell :grin:

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by OmNomKenobi » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:02 pm

Getting there with the photos haha :) Need to find a way to get rid of the watermark

The toes and both hands have been painted, I've painted all of them for now, thought it was good to have a spare hand for now and I will paint the the right one when I get hold of it :)

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by OmNomKenobi » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:59 pm

did some work on the feet today. You were right in that the fur does make the feet look bugger and blend in with the rest of the body. First photo is taken wearing the costume with the padding and all.

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Nothing is stuck together at the mo, literally just laid in such a way that it stays together for the photo so I'll move the toes back a bit as they stick out a bit, and hide the edge of the fabric but super happy with so far :)

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