EPIII Jedi belt help

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by corpseguy, May 25, 2006.

  1. corpseguy

    corpseguy Well-Known Member

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    I want to make an Anakin and Obi costume from EPIII. I'm pretty handy at sewing but I need a hand with the accessories. Someone here did great Anakin Glove buckle replicas and I hope to get a set if still possible.
    What I still need are the following:
    Anakin-Little rivets on the belt and the snap buckle. Are they both found objects?
    Obi Wan- Same thing, little rivets and the working buckle. The rivets look like the same as Anakins but the buckle is different. Are all these accessories existing found parts or is any of this stuff custom made for the film?

    Really could use some help with this.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Darth Lars

    Darth Lars Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes they are all found objects.
    The rivets are not unusual, can be found in shops that specialize in leather crafts.
    Obi-Wan's buckle was from a shoe, long since discontinued. Replicas exist, but I don't know who makes them.
    Anakin's buckle should still be available. Lgtsbr used to sell them, maybe he has some left.
     
  3. Primrodo

    Primrodo Sr Member

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    I have some extra Anakin buckles, PM me if you need one.

    One thing with the rivits is to make sure to get the ones with the straight neck and not the big sam brownes ;)

    I thought Obi-Wans was a purse buckle? Since the tabs actually depress and one side of the hinge come out...
     
  4. Darth Lars

    Darth Lars Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Btw. Is it still possible to get some of that authentic Jedi tunic fabric, Primrodo?
    (I thought corpseguy might be interested in that too ;) )
     
  5. Primrodo

    Primrodo Sr Member

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    Depends on how you mean authentic...I got some really nice bubbled cotton that looked really good from taiwan, not exact but closer than bubble gauze ;)

    I can see about getting more...I am just down to my last 7 yards and someone is spoken for it...should know by tomorrow though...
     
  6. corpseguy

    corpseguy Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Darth Lars @ May 25 2006, 10:54 PM) [snapback]1250709[/snapback]</div>

    Good to know. Thank you. :)
    Any idea where the buckles can be purchased?
    Serial numbers or anything to that effect? I really want to finish up my suit entirely from authentic found parts, off the shelf and customized all on my own.
    Also thanks for the fabric offer but I'm already covered there.
     
  7. Primrodo

    Primrodo Sr Member

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    Well I have a couple extra buckles for Anakin, PM me if you want one :)

    As for teh studs, Ohio Travel Bag part 1700 :)
     
  8. lgtsbr

    lgtsbr Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    last time I share info in confidence with someone..... :unsure

    corpseguy - send me a PM and I will look when I get home tonight - I think I have a few buckles left and I know I have rivets left

    Dave
     
  9. Primrodo

    Primrodo Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(lgtsbr @ May 26 2006, 04:24 PM) [snapback]1251266[/snapback]</div>
    Dave you never told me the rivet numbers...

    My buddy Todd and I got that from trial and error and buying up all Ohio Travel bag had to offer to compare, Todd had ordered from them before but got a size too big, before Celebration 3 where I met him and he saw yours and wanted to get a closer size.
     
  10. the.rebel.agent

    the.rebel.agent Sr Member

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    corpseguy,
    Sorry for be late, probably nobody is going to read this but I found the rivets in Argentina. They are called "gemelos", the came in nickel, brass, etc. This is a picture of them. I did all my Anakin Jedi Utility Belts with them.
    By the way, I also wrote a tutorial about the belt construction if you need one. Sorry I did it on Spanish :)
     
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