ANH Vader Cape and Robe

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Darthmagpie, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. Darthmagpie

    Darthmagpie Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,
    I know this is a pretty standard question, but hasen't been asked in a while and people have new opinions and new products out. This is almost the last set of Items I need. I am basicly looking for the best set I can get while staying in the less than $400 range. The e-bay guy under the name EMERESSEN is in that range but His robe is not ANH(I think the only difference is the pleets, which I could ask if they can not do). I don't know the quality or delivery. I would really appreciate some input here. Thanks
     
  2. KevVader

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    ......sent you a pm.

    IMO, It basically comes down to quality of materials used and the skill of the seamtress as a good seamtress can basically make anything that you want. Pleats are not hard to do.....
     
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  3. Darthmagpie

    Darthmagpie Well-Known Member

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    I believe the ANH robe has no pleats. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
     
  4. Darthmagpie

    Darthmagpie Well-Known Member

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    Shurly someone has a vader cape that they like and paid some amount of money for it.
     
  5. KevVader

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    ....from the pix that I've seen, it looks like it has pleats....

    ....sent ya e-mail....
     
  6. Boba Frett

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    Kev knows his capes :D
     
  7. SithLord

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    The ANH robe has no pleats.

    :cheers,

    T
     
  8. vaderdarth

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    Nope, no pleating on the ANH robe :)

    Dave
     
  9. vaderbreath

    vaderbreath Well-Known Member

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    Well, I didn't really care for hyper-accuracy, so I bought a set of robes from mystikmerchant. I can't remember the web address, but if you googled it, I'm sure you'd find it. They are heavy cotton and flow beautifully. They're not lined, which was good for me because my summers are always well over 100 degrees. They need full measurements and you get great craftmanship and really, really fast delivery.

    -Corey
     
  10. mikajedi

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    Hi :) I'm looking for a new cape for my vader (not only for an anh version, it would be for an ESB or ROTJ version)
    I was wondering if the one sold by this seller on ebay ( emeressen ) is a good cape... Do you know their products ? I was also interested by the Pleather Body Suit, but I don't know if it's a good suit...

    Thanks if you can tell me if I can buy this cape or wait for something better...
     
  11. Boba Frett

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    PM Sent
     
  12. KevVader

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    Thanks Kenny. :D

    However....there ya go, I stand corrected from Thomas and Dave who have pretty accurate ANH outfits......the ANH inner robe just seems to be bunched up under the belt, giving the impression of pleats...
     
  13. Zebardee

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    Good thread, I'll be needing a ANH Cape & Robe very soon.
     
  14. Darthmagpie

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    If anyone has any feedback on the "emeressen" seller I would apprecite it. In his auction he describes his material as WOOL/FELT. I have herad horror stories of people using a felt material. I am preety sure a few people here bought one of these. Can you give some input on the quality of the material? I also get nervious when a SW maker says they worked at ILM and examined the real stuff. Is this valad?

    I also Got pics Of Kevvader's capes They look pretty great.
     
  15. KevVader

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    Thanks....

    When they say "wool/felt", I'm assuming they're referring to 100% wool that has a looser weave.....this gives it a knapped appearance, like felt. The only problem is that wool of this nature piles very easily and is a magnet for dust, lint and everything else that will stick to it. Also a quality 100% wool, like Merino, is very expensive....anywhere from $40 - $60 per meter. If it's for display only, 100% wool would be suitable.

    However, for trooping, I find that a wool/poly blend (75/25) is best. Drapes very well, very durable and less expensive to produce. For the inner robe a 50/50 wool/poly or even a heavy 75/25 cotton/poly is a good alternative....
     
  16. Darthmagpie

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    FOR DISPLAY ONLY




     
  17. KevVader

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    Gotcha....then pure wool may be better....it's up to you and your wallet. ;)

    BTW......in his auction, the included metal chain is not screen accurate.

    [​IMG]

    ....this is a ROTJ cap, but you get the idea of the chain used....plastic Ag-Lok type gardening chain....


     
  18. gonk27

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    Hi Darthmagpie

    I bought a cape from Emeressen some time ago, and well, it wasn't for me.. (but it was reasonably inexpensive). The leather collar was too wide to be screen accurate and the wool/felt material was just far more like felt than wool. It was too stiff, if you pulled the fabric out it would stay there instead of falling back in again. It also looked a little 'threadbare' in places with odd 'trackmarks' in the material that bugged me and it had a kind of sheen to it instead of being flat black.

    They agreed to a replacement for the cape apologising and saying that the seamstress had probably used the wrong material by mistake, but the new one when it arrived was exactly the same.

    It didn't cost the earth and for a trooping cape I didn't think it was worth kicking up a fuss. Good communication and speedy delivery though, so for a cheapy no-frills not too accurate cape - go for it.


    Jeremy
     
  19. tk882

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    I have found a great seamstress who is a personal friend of my wife's and she is really wanting to help with my costuming. I've gathered a ton of movie reference shots. But, I was wondering if there are some better guides or drawings that might help her with the job of both the robe and the cape?
     
  20. TK9120

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    I bought an inner robe from them as well. The material was the same as your cape I think. They should call it felt/wool. I need to sell it or maybe make a coulple of mini pool tables from it. :lol
     
  21. Darthmagpie

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    Thanks, for the info guys. That is quite discoraging. I may not need to flow correctly but it sure needs to look correct and I was worried about the "sheen" from the pic. I am starting to think my budget is too optamistic.
     
  22. KevVader

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    ....isn't that always the way..? :p

    tk882....check KL's old site for a pretty good schematic of the cape....

    http://www.oohyeahzone.com/collection/cb/c...size-vader.html

    ....his site is what inspired me to finally put my own Vader together....great stuff.
     

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