Adding satin lining to cape

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by kalkamel, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    I'm planning to add satin lining to my Vader cape and want to ask those who've done a coupla questions:

    (i) how many feet of satin is required?

    (ii) since the cape by itself is already heavy, would adding satin make the cape too heavy for the shoulder armor to bear?

    Thanks.
     
  2. GundamZeppelin

    GundamZeppelin Sr Member

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    I've havent done so to my cape yet but you could try and ask mschipley on ebay.
     
  3. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(kalkamel @ Apr 25 2006, 07:42 AM) [snapback]1232687[/snapback]</div>
    I doubt the satin would make it too heavy to bear. Satin doesnt weigh a lot.
     
  4. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    ....depends on how big the cape is.....measure the length & width and then add 10% for waste. Typically, you would buy material in yards. Try to get a 60" width swatch.

    It won't make the cape substantially heavier. The Rubies cape is pretty flimsy to begin with....
     
  5. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(KevVader @ Apr 26 2006, 04:25 AM) [snapback]1232937[/snapback]</div>
    Thanks for the pointers, guys. Just wondering, those with the Supreme costume, how do you mod your jumpsuit to make it more breathable? I've heard of guys cutting panels in the back and such. Pics would be appreciated.
     
  6. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    I cut the back out of mine and had a seamstress replace it with breathable and strong mesh. Ill try and post pics tomorrow if possible.
     
  7. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Here are the pics of the back of my modded Rubies suit. I never wear it anymore, I have a custardkitty suit for the time being. The mod made a HUGE difference. I had it professionally done. The back is cut out and replaced with a hockey jersey type of mesh. Ill let the pics speak for themselves:

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