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General supply guide Fabric/boots/wigs

Post by tenebris » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:45 pm

We have put together a list of where to purchase general costuming stuff. Fabrics, boot makers, wigs etc. Its your job to check that, it meets the standards, this list is just a starting point. We don’t endorse any vendors.

More in depth advice about individual characters parts and costumes can be found in the detachments.

Boots- shops and makers

Motor cowboy
http://motorcowboy.com/replica/movie/

MUX leather boots - tall leather boots
http://muxleather.com/

JDOS Props - Jedi- lots /luke/leia
https://www.facebook.com/pg/JDOSprops/p ... e_internal

Crow props - officer boots/Scarif trooper boots/ clone boots/anakin boots/luke boots/young obi wan boots/leia boots
https://crowprops.bigcartel.com/

Imperial boots - Jack boots/hoth boots
https://www.imperialboots.com/#

chronicle militaria - tall leather boots
https://www.facebook.com/chroniclemilitaria/

Po-Zu - officer boots/rey boots/ poe boots
https://po-zu.com/?rfsn=870804.a64f18

Fry boots- tall leather boots/jyn boots
https://www.thefryecompany.com/


Wigs

Wig is Fashion
https://www.wigisfashion.co.uk/

Pose
https://posewigs.com/

Arda
https://www.arda-wigs.com/

Black candy fasion
https://www.blackcandyfashion.co.uk/products

Multiverse
https://multiverse.store/collections


leather suppliers/buckles

Artisan leather
http://www.artisanleather.co.uk/leather.html

leprevo leather
http://www.leprevo.co.uk/

Tandy-blanks, hides, tools, dyes (often you can find the same branded things cheaper on ebay in terms of dyes)
https://www.tandyleather.eu/en/

Ebay shops-
Ebay does some really good tooling hides and coloured nappa too
Leatherworld - they do some good belt blanks that look more aged. Leather pieces etc-they've sample blanks for me in the past.


Philo props -belt blanks Rebel fleet trooper/Madine
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PhiloProps


Themoplastics/modeling

Coscraft - Worbla/resin clay/heat vinyl transfer sheets/polymorph
https://www.coscraft.co.uk/

Trent Plastics - Foamex /acrylic sheet
https://www.trentplastics.co.uk/pvc-foa ... oam-sheets

Screwfix - heat gun
https://www.screwfix.com/p/energer-enb4 ... 240v/59740



Alien Parts

Chris Stevens - Alien mask/hands
https://www.facebook.com/Chrisstephenscreations/

Twilek Pam - Lekku
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwilekPam

Twilek paradise - leku/ montrals
http://twilekparadise.com/



Fabrics

With any fabrics ALWAYS sample when buying! Colour's and textures can be difficult to see in photographs. If you are in the shop and under really bright lights, ask to take it to the door to see under natural light....never be to afraid to ask if you are not sure what you are looking for. I always sample and I always take my reference images with me when fabric shopping.

A-Z fabrics types and weaves

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/ ... iA_h8iRMsg



For Dying

Whaleys Bradford- calico, fabrics for dying. Cottons, wools, silks, jerseys, twills, velvets etc-will do 5 free samples after that its £5 for 5 samples, but you need to call them to do it. (the more you buy the cheaper it is).
https://www.whaleys-bradford.ltd.uk/

Dharma trading-dyable fabrics-USA Based
https://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/fa ... ng-co.html

ZSfabrics- based in the USA but ship out of India, I'v brought twice from them and had no import fees.
https://www.zsfabrics.com/

https://discoveryknitting.co.uk/
Jersey and knits, minimum order of 2 meters

Linings

The lining company - Every type of lining you can think of, including stretch linings. Good if you are struggling to match a colour as they have loads. Also sell trimming, tailoring, interlining etc supplies.
https://www.theliningcompany.co.uk/linings/



General Fabric shops

Local shops independant shops near where you live are great as their stock tends to change. Fabricland and C&H are always worth a look in store as they can get all-sorts of stuff in.

Ebay is always worth a look....again sample.

My Fabrics - jersey, twill, cottons, wools
https://www.myfabrics.co.uk/

C&H Fabrics - mix of fabrics, Haberdashery - sometimes have a leather basket and and ends table, their furnishing bit is worth checking out too.
https://www.candh.co.uk/

Fabricland- Mix of fabrics, Haberdashery - good for basic ewok fabric/cheap tulle/calico/cottons, twills/interfacing etc
https://www.fabricland.co.uk/

Minerva crafts - mix of fabrics - often good for plain twills and poplins
https://www.minervacrafts.com/

plushaddict - often have some good bits-mainly used them for kona, its actually a very nice cotton fabric and comes in like a millon colours. -they also sample and sell patterns.
https://plushaddict.co.uk/?SID=jhhao2bv ... i72pk62jd2

Abakahn Fabrics - jedi stuff, mix fabrics
https://www.abakhan.co.uk/

Tia Knight - stretch velvets
http://www.tiaknightfabrics.co.uk/

Fabworks - mix, good for melton/wool
https://www.fabworks.co.uk/

Remnant kings- mixed fabrics, haberdashery
http://www.remnantkings.co.uk/

Fabrics Galore- currently have crinkle cotton for jedi
https://www.fabricsgalore.co.uk/?fbclid ... RwY_iDt6Io

Raystitch- twills, gaberdines
https://www.raystitch.co.uk/

Merchant and Mills- oilskin fabrics, Japanese cottons, denims
https://merchantandmills.com/store/

Silks/silk velvets/wools/ fashion fabrics

These are expensive shops and are more for the big padmes/senators/leia's/handmaidens etc but you do get what you pay for and they are used by designers and production companies.

Pongees
https://www.pongees.co.uk/fabrics.html

The Silk Route
https://thesilkroute.co.uk/

Beckford Silks-silk, velvet, chiffon georgette etc
https://beckfordsilk.co.uk/

Top fabrics - Also do really nice brocades and jacquard's
https://www.topfabric.co.uk/

Borvick Fabrics- silk, fashion fabrics, theatrical fabrics
http://www.borovickfabrics.com/samples/4568281204

Cloth house - linens, cottons, wool/cotton mixes- Expensive but nice for jedi Tabbards etc.
https://www.clothhouse.com/shop/

Joels and son - velvets wools etc
https://www.joelandsonfabrics.com/uk/fabric/velvet

Stone Fabrics- Wools
http://www.stonefabrics.co.uk/product-c ... ol/page/2/

Yorshire fabrics -wools
https://www.yorkshirefabric.com/collections/jacketing


London shops and markets

shepards Bush - Goldhawk Road

Dalston mill market

Crescent trading - suitings, coats, jacketing, silks - Quaker street

Walter reginald- near tower bridge London, can order samples online and by phone -I think.

Misain - Berwick street

The cloth house have PVC and latex downstairs (more than on their website) - Berwick street

Birmingham shops and markets

Birmingham rag market

Glasglow based shops and markets

Remnant Kings - Argyle street

Mandors - Renfrew street.

Adventure1 - Dundas street, military shop that you can sometimes find accurate closures and satchels etc in for certain costumes

Barras in general for cheap fabrics

barrow land market.

Haberdashery/embroidery/bead shops

New trimmings - fabrics/trimmings/habedashery
http://newtrimmings.co.uk/

MacCulloch and Wallis-
https://www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk/

The London Bead Co. Ltd. & Delicate Stitches - threads, beads, embroidery
https://londonbeadco.com/

Beadworks-Beads
http://www.beadworks.co.uk/

Rashbel.co.uk - Beads, gemstones
https://www.rashbel.co.uk/gemstones-rou ... on-faceted

Button Queen- buttons
http://www.thebuttonqueen.co.uk/


Seamstresses/fabrics services

Pleating company - used by production companies including game of thrones
http://www.cimentpleating.com/


3d-printing/props

There are a few members who can 3-d print, or places we can point you to depending on what you need. Etsy has alot of 3D printed parts and weapons but before buying from there Always post on your WIP to check if its accurate first.


Thingverse also has downloadable prints, again check on your WIP before buying anything.
https://www.thingiverse.com/


Sewing Patterns

Boot fairs, charity shops, ebay and etsy also often have sewing patterns.

simplicity
https://www.simplicitynewlook.com/

Jaycotts
https://jaycotts.co.uk/collections/mccalls

Sew Essential
https://www.sewessential.co.uk/sewing-patterns

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