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Newb - wanting to get started on a Mara Jade costume

Posted: 15 Sep 2013, 12:09
by 15555
Hello :)

I just recently became aware of the existence of the 501st legion and the Nordic Garrison through a new acquaintance. However, I have, for a while, been wanting to put together a Star Wars costume. At first, I really wanted to get a Bubba-costume, but I eventually had to admit that I'm not tall enough to pull that off.
After airing my frustration to said acquaintance, he brought Mara Jade to my attention.

In all honesty, I didn't even know she existed. But after looking through some photos and reading through parts of her biography, I fell head over heels in love. She's perfect. If I'm ever going to make a costume, there are no other alternatives for me.
And after lurking around on different forums for a while, reading almost every thread there is on theflagshipeclipse, I realized that I need some help to get started. I have no clue where to get a hold of blaster guns, lightsabers, belt buckles, shin guards or anything!

Some of her costume I will be able to make myself, being semi-handy with a sewing machine. But if you could give me some pointers as to where I might find materials, weapons and bits and pieces, I would be very grateful!

- Jenny

Re: Newb - wanting to get started on a Mara Jade costume

Posted: 15 Sep 2013, 17:22
by 3893
Welcome here! I know we have at least two Mara Jade's in NG so I hope someone will come and help you on the right track! Perhaps you already have, but otherwise have a look at http://www.theflagshipeclipse.com/ where they most certainly have all the answers! :)

Re: Newb - wanting to get started on a Mara Jade costume

Posted: 15 Sep 2013, 19:17
by 5573
Apart from the very nice costume, Mara is great character i some of the best expanded universe books. I highly recommend reading up on her a bit. Start with the Thrawn Trilogy :)

Re: Newb - wanting to get started on a Mara Jade costume

Posted: 16 Sep 2013, 16:54
by 15555
Thanks, guys! I'll go out and buy the comics first chance I get! :D

Re: Newb - wanting to get started on a Mara Jade costume

Posted: 16 Sep 2013, 21:42
by 15136
Welcome to the forum :)

Tell us a little bit more about yourself! Maybe whats the closest major city so some local trooper can help you perhaps.

Re: Newb - wanting to get started on a Mara Jade costume

Posted: 16 Sep 2013, 23:15
by 15555
Thanks!

I'm a 24 year old school teacher, currently living in Trondheim (Norway). The friend I mentioned in my first post is a member of Nordic Garrison, and he has been very helpful! If it wasn't for him, I probably wouldn't even be on this forum right now :p

Re: Newb - wanting to get started on a Mara Jade costume

Posted: 17 Sep 2013, 00:38
by 7995
Oh you have a friend from NG who lives in Trondheim. What a coinsidence :roll:

(Trondheim is probably the city with the most troops in all og NG territory ;) )

Re: Newb - wanting to get started on a Mara Jade costume

Posted: 17 Sep 2013, 05:21
by BH-11380
Our Garrison's latest Mara Jade is here in Finland;

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7598&start=0

Everything for the costume was made from scratch, including vac form moulds for the shins, knees and shoulder strap buckle on the back. We still have the moulds, and might be able to help you on this. Hit me with pm and let us see what we can work out.

Re: Newb - wanting to get started on a Mara Jade costume

Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 18:19
by 15555
Ok- So, I just got my jumpsuit in the mail... Or, what's going to be my jumpsuit, after some alterations...
However, I'm having some trouble figuring out how to make/ where to get the shoulder harness (http://chucrew.com/Mara/shoulderharness.html).
I have no wxperience making things like this... Would be grateful for any help anyone has to offer :)

Re: Newb - wanting to get started on a Mara Jade costume

Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 22:05
by SL-8614
There is a guy that makes the leather parts for Mara he makes the leather parts for Anakin too and some really nice Vader suites, try finding him on ebay.