Posted in Built, Cosplay, Star Wars

Costuming: Tie Fighter Pilot chest piece (foam armor)

May the 4th was the opportunity to upgrade a few of our costumes. Among others was Reggie’s Tie fighter pilot. So far, his chest piece was only made of soft fake leather, and it had none of the rigidity nor the shine of a real piece of Armour.

We have watched Evil Ted fantastic work with craft foam, and had the idea of doing a new chest piece with EVA foam. With simple tools (we don’t have a workshop and do most of our props in the dining room), but with dedication, we crafted this prop, and I dare say it is not too bad for a first foam armour.

You can find Evil Ted’s channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/evilted40

How we made the helmet here.

And finally, how we made our glue pot here (after a while, it became obvious that we couldn’t continue with a plastic plate: too much wastage!).

Posted in Built, Star Wars

DIY K-2SO “May the Fourth be with You Party” Shirt

An excellent idea!!!

May the Fourth be with You Party

DIY K-2SO May the Fourth be with You Party Star Wars Day T-shirt/Stencil Pattern. This and many other patterns can be downloaded FREE from our blog. / Note: Patterns are ©, and your work must include © if posted, and can not be sold. See blog for complete ©/ #k2so #starwars #tshirt #starwarsparty #rogueone #maythefourthbewithyou #maythe4th #maythefourth #starwarscostume #pattern #maythe4thbewithyou #stencil #silkscreen #silhouettecameo maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

HAPPY MAY THE FOURTH EVERYONE!!

I need to start by apologizing for the lack of posts the past few months.  Things got busy, and time got away.  But we are still here!  I PROMISE!  To prove it, we are celebrating our favorite “holiday” by sharing another of our exclusive “May the Fourth be with You Party Character Patterns.”

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Posted in Alex, Built, Cosplay, Papa, Star Wars

Costuming : Jedi Robes

Jedi robes! How exciting!!

And you can use them for other characters too!!! An old wizard, the high priest of an obscure sect or even a grim reaper!

And you can complete your jedi look with the outer tunic tutorial, found here.

As mentioned in the video, you can find the complete tutorial from Sithrog at this address:
http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36267

For the rest, sorry if we didn’t post anything in a long time… but we have been busy lately!

We now have a Youtube Channel :
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC25d-SQ1UARAm2G5yuPsldg
And our Etsy shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/MyGeekFamily?ref=s2-header-shopname

Posted in Reviews, Star Wars

Review “sans spoilers” : Rogue One

Oh. My. Gosh. Where to start?

We were invited to see the Singapore premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This movie is not good, it is beyond that! In many ways, i preferred it to TFA. More action, more Easter Eggs, and a global feel that this movie is really part of the Star Wars saga. For old fans like me, I think this is the movie we were waiting for. The way it is directed is very modern and current, but everything is linked to the great Original trilogy we love so much. Creatures, décors, space battles : all the ingredients are there!

My only little regret is the use of computer graphics for some characters (as I said, No spoilers, so you will have to see for yourself), as I had the feeling I was watching some scenes from a video game like “Battlefront”… however, the plot and the use of these SFX is done well, the story is still believable, and it is a moment I won’t forget.

Fantastic!