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Babylon 5 Costumes from Warner Bros (Lots O' Pics)

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  1. TheDarkPope

    TheDarkPope Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    After reading this thread...

    http://www.therpf.com/f45/photos-warner-bros-exhibit-paley-center-la-156817/

    I went to the Paley Center and took a bunch of pictures of the Babylon 5 exhibit. Not all of the pictures are wonderful, but I will be going back in the next week to take more and hopefully better. The Bab 5 displays are all against a wall, so unfortunately I am unable to get pictures of the backs of the costumes. I took pictures of G'Kar, Londo, Kosh, and Delenn,). If there's another picture you'd like, please let me know. I'm going back in a week or so to take (hopefully) more accurate pictures. Enjoy.

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    Thought I'd add these to the first post. enjoy...





     
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  2. TheDarkPope

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    Re: Babylon 5 Costumes from Warner Bros

    Delenn...

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    Re: Babylon 5 Costumes from Warner Bros

    G'Kar...

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  4. TheDarkPope

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    Kosh Part 1...

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    Kosh Part 2...

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    Re: Babylon 5 Costumes from Warner Bros

    Londo Mollari...

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  7. Jayn

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    Thanks so much for posting these! I replicated a few of those "back in the day" and would've given a body part for those shots back then! :D my G'Kar didn't turn out too far off! *happy dance*
     
  8. TerryMcIntosh

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    Wonderful photos and thank you for posting them, but boy, up close (and not on video) it's clear that their wardrobe person clearly had a fetish for tacky upholstery fabric and dried tripe! =P
     
  9. CaptainDave1701

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    Thank you for posting these as Babylon 5 was and is a favorite of mine. It has always amazed me when it comes to costuming these shows the dedication to detail the costume designers and seamstresses give.It would seem that most of the time the details get lost to the camera or just taken for granted. These costumes are beautiful.
     
  10. Apollo

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    Thanks for the great pics!!
     
  11. Apollo

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    Drapes too! :lol


     
  12. jkno

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    I would love that Kosh suit
     
  13. TheDarkPope

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    Glad that everyone's liked it so far :) One thing that's always really bugged me when trying to get referance material is that - there's no referance. Usually very few if any close ups, and almost no useful size comparison. That will change this weekend. I'm going back with a ruler so all the pictures can be looked at in perspective. You'll be able to see how much an inch (or 6) is and then be able to measure accordingly to see how wide and tall Kosh is. You'll be able to make Londo's trinkets to scale, instead of guessing. For anyone that's going to be in LA, this is a really cool exhibit, and I recommend you go. $10 to get in and free parking across the street for the first 2 hours - not bad. Aside rom Babylon 5 exhibit, there's Friends (I still haven't seen a full episode), Seinfeld (same), Big Bang Theory, V (1984), Drew Carey (one of Mimi's dresses), True Blood, a bunch of early animation, and other way cool stuff. Next week I'll be posting ShelBot from Big Bang Theory (with ruler).
     
  14. Apollo

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    You mean the jukebox! :lol


     
  15. thomdave

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    Nice shots, Dark Pope! :cool

    FYI, there's two-hour visitor parking beneath the Paley Center in case you make a return visit.

    "Be seeing you."
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  16. TheDarkPope

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    So I went back for round 2. I took some pictures of Sheridan, and got some measurement pics. In the measurement pics, the ruler was about 5 inches from the costume, and the camera was about 4 inches from the ruler. Here are those pics.
     
  17. TheDarkPope

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    Sheridan...

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  18. TheDarkPope

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    Some measurements...

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  19. Malmeansbad

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    Excellent stuff! I still think B5 is one of the best shows out there. :popcorn
     
  20. Scapey

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    Nice to see the costumes in a higher resolution than usual! thanks! :)
     
  21. Azar

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    I went to this exhibit a couple of weeks ago, and practically the next day was in JoAnn looking for fabric for the Army of Light uniform (I'm trying to do Susan's, but I'm using Sheridan's from the exhibit to source the fabrics) without actually expecting to find anything except maybe black suiting, and stumbled across the EXACT fabric used for G'kar's gauntlets (and parts of his costume), minus the distressing. It's "Emu Wheat" and it's in the utility fabrics section. Goes for $29.99 a yard and I took a picture of the price tag (only my phone doesn't want to let me download it at the moment) so if anyone needs the exact product number, I can give it to them.
     
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  22. HandSolo

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    I would like the product number please. Also, great pics. First B5 was featured in the Galaxy gear watchphone commercial, now this! B5 is the greatest science fiction/fantasy show ever (buffy's a close second). thanks for these details.
     
  23. Azar

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    I wish I could take credit for the pics, but those aren't mine! I took some too, but my hand isn't as steady so they didn't turn out as well. *g*

    There are two numbers on the tag (for the G'kar fabric), one of which is a longer version of the other so I'll give you that first:

    000134444218

    I think that's the SKU, since it was under the barcode. If that doesn't work, try adding an 8 in front of all the zeroes, and if that doesn't work, shorten it to:

    1444421

    Good luck! Hope JoAnn in your area has it too! :)
     
  24. Alan Castillo

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    Completely missed this thread last year !

    Thanks for sharing these great pics :thumbsup
     
  25. Nwerke

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    Holy cow, me too! So much for the story that Kosh was destroyed by the crew after filming; there he is. Unless they had two, I guess, or it was Ulkesh that was destroyed. Wonderful; easily the best ref I've seen. I'll have to sculpt a new helmet for my suit, to replace the one I wrecked accidentally. Anyway, thanks a ton! :thumbsup
     
  26. Apollo

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    Kosh and Evil Kosh are in Private collections

     
  27. Alan Castillo

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    Given this :

    ... it would indeed seem that there were two :ninja
     
  28. TheDarkPope

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    Thanks for all the comments guys. All the pictures well taken with my cell phone as I didn't have an actual camera at the time. Now that I have an actual camera, I'm wanting to go back to get better pictures. If there's anything that you'd like more or better close ups of, let me know. Things that immediately come to mind are Londo's buttons, Sheridan's B5 patch and belt, Delenn's sparkly thing, and just more Kosh.
     
  29. TheDarkPope

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    If anyone has any interest in seeing this exhibit - you have until Sunday! They are taking down ALL of the Warner Brothers items in the collection. Babylon 5, Freinds, Smallville, Big Bang Theory - anything and everything Warner Brothers will be removed on Sunday (which is most of the exhibit).

    I heard about them removing the items while at Comic Con. Just called, and they confirmed it's all going away.
     
  30. Captain April

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    Any photos of the Space suits?
     
  31. TheDarkPope

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    There were no space suits on display unfortunately.
     
  32. Azar

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    Hey, just wanted to add my two cents to this thread. Not my pictures--I think the ones here are generally better than mine and more thorough anyway *g* (although if anyone wants to see them, I can share)--but I also got to attend the "Art of Babylon 5" event at the Egyptian Theater the weekend after Comic-Con, and got to talk to the costume designer. A couple of things she told me:

    1. All of Delenn's fabrics are silk, most of them vintage silks purchased from Beverly Hills Silk & Woolens. This store no longer exists; their remaining stock was purchased by International Silks & Woolens, but according to Anne (I think that was her name?), none of the ones she used are left in that stock. The solid fabric is a silk charmeuse, the others are a mix of brocades and other styles.
    2. She frequently used the reverse side of fabrics to give them a more alien look. Delenn's...shoot, I forgot the name of it. The vest/over-tunic thing? Is one of those. It's the reverse side of a brocade.
    3. Yep, she definitely used a lot of upholstery fabrics. She and the prop guys actually told a funny story together, where they were designing a new sofa for Londo's quarters and had to scrap it because she'd already used the fabric for one of Vir's vests. (At which point JMS chimed in that he wished they'd told him, they could've kept the sofa and he would've just written it into the show: Londo and friends are bragging about their fashion sense and Vir just looks down at the sofa--which he matches--and sighs. *g*)

    Also, this isn't related to the Egyptian event, but the bumpy fabric from G'Kar's gauntlets? Is still available at JoAnn. It's a utility fabric called "Emu Wheat" and it's $29/yard. Also, you can get scarab decorations IDENTICAL to the ones on Londo's coat on Etsy, in silver or gold so there are versions available for both coats.

    Apologies in advance if this isn't new information, but I wanted to share it just in case.
     
  33. Apollo

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    Anne Bruice Aling is her name.

    I had a few conversations with her while the show was in Production, she was always helpful and very kind.
     
  34. TheDarkPope

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    Azar and Apollo, thanks for all your info.

    I managed to get to the Paley Center the day before the display was to be taken down. I used a much better camera and have a few hundred photos of the cosutmes at much higher resolution. They also allowed me to take video, and so I took advantage of that. I took super slow video panning of front, back and sides as close as my camera would allow without touching the costumes. 7 minutes of Kosh, 5 of G'Kar, 3 minutes of Londo. Not so much of Delenn, and none of Sheridan. I also got pics and video of a Centauri Guard Pistol, as well as the listening device that was planted in Londo's groceries. I'll put the videos on Youtube in the next day or so and I'll post the links here.

    I also have pics and vid of an alien mask and a model ship used in the original V series. I'll check to see if there's a thread on that.
     
  35. Apollo

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    All I did was post some fading memories I had. :lol

    Once again thank you for all the beautiful detailed Pics. :thumbsup

    I hope these are archived they need to be.

    Great maker it has been over 20 years since this great show came on
     
  36. Ardeliah

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    I love those pictures. I wish I had had them when I made my Kosh. It is too late to update mine for this years con, but I'm thinking I'll be updating mine for next year.
     
  37. Ronan87

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    *HUGE Babylon 5 fan*

    *Drools*

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    Edit: I grew up watching Babylon 5, i must have seen each episodes half a dozen times... man i miss that show... One of my favorite shows, ever...
     
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  38. Apollo

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    Check around I have seen the dvd sets go for as little as 10 bucks a season.

     
  39. TheDarkPope

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    Videos are now available on Youtube, and here...

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  40. Gailin

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    Like others said, I know this was posted quite a long time ago but thanks so much! Been watching the show again as we speak and I wanted to start a Sheridan build.

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  41. Azar

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    Hey. I know I said I wasn't going to share any of my own pictures from the Paley exhibit, but I realized I have some side-by-side comparison shots and different angles that might be useful to people. However, every time I've tried to upload them, they shrink down to a size too tiny to be useful. What am I doing wrong? :-/

    I could post a link to the relevant Tumblr post if that would be easier...

    Oops, I thought I deleted that attachment. *facepalm*
     

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  42. TheDarkPope

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    I had the same issue when I first started posting pictures on here. The attachment option just didn't do it for me, they were all just way too small. Every picture I post is sized through Photoshop then put on, and linked through my website. I would imagine that if you linked them instead of posting them as attachments they'd be much larger, but they still might need resizing if they're too big.
     
  43. Red Omega

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    Thanks to TheDarkPope for posting all those photos. It is great when a member shares their photos in such an awesome way. You have my gratitude!

    Red
     
  44. JC2020

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    Hey people. First off, thank you to TheDarkPope for the fantastic images\videos. Secondly, the Vorlon costume has a black embossed uphostery fabric with a shimmer/shine to it. Has anyone ever discovered what this fabric is?

    Thank you in advance for any help people may be able to give...
     
  45. Eradicator

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    I know this is an old thread but I have been re-watching (again) Babylon 5 and got to thinking.... if they can make a STTNG Blu-tooth communicator why can't they do a B-5 one? I know we don't have a real world polymer to make it stick to the back of the hand but we do have spirit gum... Good idea?
     
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  46. Apollo

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    I would buy one! :thumbsup
     

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