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Magna Carta Crams
Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2004 6:18 pm
Hey, our group is doing a Magna Carta thing for ACen and my friend is doing Calintz. Well, he was wondering what he should do about the choker belts.
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:22 am
wow, those are going to be tough.
Well leather is a bitch to sew, so i'd recomen getting the most leather looking stuff you can find. The rivets or "eyelits" as they will be called at the fabric store aren't too expensive and fairly easy to apply. I know they have starter sets at Jo-Ann fabrics. I'm sure you can buy belt buckles, or go to second handstores and salvage them from existing belts. for the grey part i'd sew the fake leather to it, the grey looks like it should be thicker so i'd use a foamy materal. Or then quilt batting and cover that as nicely as possible with grey material then attach the leather parts (with eyelits already in so that they won't be exposed and itch at your neck).
This might be utterly un-helpful. But if i were making that costume, i'd do that.
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:41 pm
I'd use plether, myself. it's fairly easy to sew and looks accurate to what you're making. And I'd agree about the eyelets, just make sure you get the tool to apply them also. I forgot and had to drive back to JoAnns to get mine... O_o
The tool generally runs about 10-16$, the eyelets about 2-5$ for a 100 pack, and you can find quality plether here http://www.stretchworld.com/
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 4:42 pm
well most "starter packs" come with a tool, and you just need a hammer and a flat surface. though the bigger tools make things easier.
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:11 pm
O_o I never needed a hammer.... Maybe I have a different kind?
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:15 pm
prolly, there seem to be a wide variety.
Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:09 pm
I'll tell my friend about it and see what he thinks. Thank you both for the help!
Oh, and HyperrrMouse, I love the ava!
Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:21 am
thank you ^^ yah, let me know if any of those work, and if not what you used instead, cause it may have worked better.