Snowtrooper Duster

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by TK9120, May 2, 2006.

  1. TK9120

    TK9120 Sr Member

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    I don't think I've seen anyone here offer an accurate one. Any leads?
     
  2. TK9120

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    Apparently not. :(
     
  3. FETTCLONE

    FETTCLONE Well-Known Member

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    StudioCreations has a good site witha few tips on making your own. It's well worth a look, even to give you a sense of how it goes together. Hope that helps a bit.
     
  4. Tambo Fett

    Tambo Fett Well-Known Member

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    Was size are you? I might have a extra one for sale (only 1)
     
  5. TK9120

    TK9120 Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Tambo Fett @ May 3 2006, 09:02 AM) [snapback]1237530[/snapback]</div>
    I've seen the SC site and it would help if I knew how to sew aor knew someone who did.

    I'm 5'6. A little too short I think. I've trimmed my armor and it still is too big. So I'm going to put it on a mannequin. What size do you have?
     
  6. GeneralMayhem

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    Weren't the originals made of white fleece?
     
  7. TK9120

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    I believe they were.
     
  8. GeneralMayhem

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    I've looked at the Studiocreations tutorial. I'm sure I could put one together. Does anyone have a picture of one without the armor over it?
     
  9. IanL

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    Sign up over at the 501st Snowtrooper site www.blizzardforce.com/forum There is a member there offering to make dusters and pouches for interested parties.
     
  10. TK9120

    TK9120 Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(IanL @ May 4 2006, 05:32 PM) [snapback]1238503[/snapback]</div>
    I am or was a member there. Not sure if my account got cancelled or not. There was never any activity going on so I never checked.

    General Mayhem - I have this pic. Can't remember where I got it.
     
  11. GeneralMayhem

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    This is definitely doable.
     
  12. TK9120

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    I'm not sure how accurate that is but it looks good to me.

    Now that I see that pic, I'm not sure if the originals were fleece or wool.
     
  13. Bountyhunter Niko

    Bountyhunter Niko Well-Known Member

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    Hi there.

    I spoke to my dress maker ( She owns the local costume store ) about a duster for my snowy. I showed her the picture that is in this thread ( See post # 10). I told her I wanted to make it out of wool. She said that her friend works in a Second Hand clothes shop and they quite often get in second hand white wool blankets. She said that even with the cost of her time – the jacket should only cost $40 - $50.

    Good luck.
     
  14. GeneralMayhem

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    Nice of her to do one for so little money.

    I added a quick writeup on my site to offer the Duster to those that don't have a local seamstress to put one together for them.

    Snowtrooper Trench Coat
     
  15. TK9120

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(GeneralMayhem @ May 5 2006, 12:19 PM) [snapback]1238995[/snapback]</div>
    Nice work. When I get the cash, I'll be in touch.
     
  16. abntroop1

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    the original dusters were made out of polar fleece, that pattern is pretty dang accurate. anyone interested in getting one of these, pm me. I've got a line on them for about 150 a pop
     
  17. Skaught

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    Being a Florida Snowtrooper, I opted for a more "survivable" fabric than wool. I used a cotton fabric that was not to light, but definately not wool or fleece. For the "skirt" portion, I double plyed it so it would be heavier and have more "swing". I just used an XXL t-shirt (I wear XL) as a template. I cut it up the center and copied the size. Turned out nice.

    Scott
     
  18. abntroop1

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    well, that polar fleece is kinda hard to get ahold of these days anyway. I do favor the hevier fabrics though as they'll hang better and look better in pictures. I've never been a fan of having my skirt billowing around me in parades. looks ridiculous, and always * me off when I saw after-event pics. ya just gotta find a white fabric, that gets nice and chunky/fuzzy, put some batting in to weight it down if ya need to.
     
  19. Skaught

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    I sewed the "skirt" part like a pillow. I drew the shape, then sewed along that line with another piece underneath. I left the top opened and then turned it inside out. Worked great and gave it plenty of weight.

    Scott
     

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