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
MUX leather boots - tall leather boots
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
Imperial boots - Jack boots/hoth boots
chronicle militaria - tall leather boots
Po-Zu - officer boots/rey boots/ poe boots
Fry boots- tall leather boots/jyn boots
Wig is Fashion
Black candy fasion
Tandy-blanks, hides, tools, dyes (often you can find the same branded things cheaper on ebay in terms of dyes)
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
Coscraft - Worbla/resin clay/heat vinyl transfer sheets/polymorph
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
Chris Stevens - Alien mask/hands
Twilek Pam - Lekku
Twilek paradise - leku/ montrals
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
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).
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.
Jersey and knits, minimum order of 2 meters
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.
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
C&H Fabrics - mix of fabrics, Haberdashery - sometimes have a leather basket and and ends table, their furnishing bit is worth checking out too.
Fabricland- Mix of fabrics, Haberdashery - good for basic ewok fabric/cheap tulle/calico/cottons, twills/interfacing etc
Minerva crafts - mix of fabrics - often good for plain twills and poplins
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
Tia Knight - stretch velvets
Fabworks - mix, good for melton/wool
Remnant kings- mixed fabrics, haberdashery
Fabrics Galore- currently have crinkle cotton for jedi
https://www.fabricsgalore.co.uk/?fbclid ... RwY_iDt6Io
Raystitch- twills, gaberdines
Merchant and Mills- oilskin fabrics, Japanese cottons, denims
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.
The Silk Route
Beckford Silks-silk, velvet, chiffon georgette etc
Top fabrics - Also do really nice brocades and jacquard's
Borvick Fabrics- silk, fashion fabrics, theatrical fabrics
Cloth house - linens, cottons, wool/cotton mixes- Expensive but nice for jedi Tabbards etc.
Joels and son - velvets wools etc
Stone Fabrics- Wools
http://www.stonefabrics.co.uk/product-c ... ol/page/2/
Yorshire fabrics -wools
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.
New trimmings - fabrics/trimmings/habedashery
MacCulloch and Wallis-
The London Bead Co. Ltd. & Delicate Stitches - threads, beads, embroidery
Rashbel.co.uk - Beads, gemstones
https://www.rashbel.co.uk/gemstones-rou ... on-faceted
Button Queen- buttons
Pleating company - used by production companies including game of thrones
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.
Boot fairs, charity shops, ebay and etsy also often have sewing patterns.
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