Underworld Rise of the Lycans Sonja costume?

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by slave1pilot, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. slave1pilot

    slave1pilot Sr Member

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    mrs.slave1pilot simply loves the underworld series and has requested a costume.
    This is a huge deal as mrs.slave1pilot does not play dress up.
    so, i need your collective help in making this for her.
    for those that are unaware, this is Sonja and the costume she wants.
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    The left side is the first half that i will be doing. The armor goes over that and will be completed later.

    Unfortunately, i don't have any recent pics of mrs.slave1pilot, but...
    She has lost 45 lbs and really wants to have a costume to show it off.:thumbsup
    I need assistance with everything on this costume.
    please LMK if you can assist me.
     
  2. Pete SSS

    Pete SSS Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I seem to remember seeing a behind the scenes bit saying that they used the same chain mail weave that is used for Butchers gloves for her shirt. It's so fine that it is really flexible.

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    They also make chain mail aprons for butchers, which may give you large enough pieces that you can fix together?
     
  3. Kommissar

    Kommissar Well-Known Member

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    as a warning though, butchers mail is usually exceedingly expensive
     
  4. Leander

    Leander Active Member

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    Chainmail is a fun project I've done myself a couple of years ago..

    This perticular piece looks like a 6 in 1 european weave of chainmaille..
    there are various options for making chain-like armor and I'll share my experiances

    I've seen some maille made of woven/knotted wool (some movies) but the results are moslty not very chainlike.. but it's very light weighted..

    another option are plastic rings (LOTR-style) there should be something about this in the extra discs of the special edition of the fellowship. These are glued together. this is something I have tried myself with a old gardenhose, a blender and lots of superglue.
    It's a light vest but the looks are good depending on the size of the rings and the paintjob (which i needed to redo when I've worn my chestpiece a couple of times)

    3th results are steel rings (my vest became over 40 pounds) I've had the looks and the experience of a real vest with this one. if you want this I suggest only make the showable parts and attach this to a shirt.
    for example: if only the sleeves are shown you could make sleeves and attach this to a tshirt.

    4th and best in my opinion are aluminum rings.
    this will give you a light vest with the looks and feel of a real one without it being so heavy.
    or aluminum rings.

    I hope you can do somethins with this info if there is anything you need to know let me know :)
     
  5. Leander

    Leander Active Member

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    this butcher mail seem to have smaller rings and a 4 in 1 pattern. Sonja's seem a tad bigger with a 6 in 1 pattern.

    both Sonja's and the Butchers patterns should be tilted 90 degrees :p but that's not relevant.
     
  6. slave1pilot

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    Thanks guys.
    i do appreciate the help.
    I'm not sure which maille route I will go.
    i am an accuracy nut, and quality must be top-notch for me.
    however, pricing is always a factor.
     
  7. Icknaybob

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  8. abaddon1974

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    I think I would be tempted to go with moulded leather for the armour.
    The way that fits you would struggle to move if it was anything without flex.

    I would love to the male deathdealer from the movie, but would need to drop 30 pounds or so before I could carry it off.

    Craig
     
  9. slave1pilot

    slave1pilot Sr Member

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    I finally got a recent picture of mrs.slave1pilot . (she's down 50 lbs now)
    This was taken last weekend just before a Motley Crue concert in Vegas.
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    sorry about the pic- stupid camera phone.

    I think she is well suited for this costume.
    However, she is a little top-heavy. That may post a problem costume-wise.
     
  10. slave1pilot

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    The hero costume is up for auction today and I am too broke to buy it.
    what a shame.
     

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