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Possible New member

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:22 pm
by Big Dogg Yoda
Hello all. My name is Chris Garton. I live in Pearl River, La. I have been a star wars fan for 30 plus years. I am intrigued by the idea of costuming and doing events. Unfortunately I don't know where to begin as far as costumes go. I also have no type of sewing or costume making skill, or know anyone close to me who could do the sewing for me.Looking to get ideas for what would be the best thing to do. Should I become a wrangler first? Or just try to get a costume together and then join up? I am a friend of D'on Noakes. Just wanted to introduce myself and throw my name out there. Any help is appreciated...

Re: Possible New member

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:12 pm
by Reela
Hey Chris. Welcome to the boards. We are excited to have you.
Firstly, yes. You should come out and wrangle. It's a great way to get to know the garrison, see what we do and get a better idea of what kind of costume you want.
If you already know what costume you want let us know. We can direct you where to get the info you need.
Don't worry about not having all the skills. When most of us started we didn't either. There are people who would be willing to teach and help you. You can also commission some people to do parts for you.

Re: Possible New member

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:16 pm
by DarthPrimus
Hey Chris! Really happy you signed up. We have events coming up that if you'd like to come out for you're more than welcome.

We have some really talented members here that can guide you in costume making. Looking forward to having you as a part of the Bast Alpha Garrison

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Re: Possible New member

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:36 pm
by Dewka
come do some events with us. there are SO Many costume possibilities some of which are largely mail order.

my advice has always been to start simple with a crewman, and add armor and helmets on top of that.

Re: Possible New member

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:20 pm
by Bubonos
Welcome Chris, seems most have hit all the points but I was in the same boat as you a few years ago and like everyone told me, its not as hard as you think and it's addictive.
I wrangled for a couple years and I think it really gets you familiar with trooping. I definitely recommend wrangling for a while and decide later what costume you really want to do.
Looking forward to trooping with you!

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Re: Possible New member

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:13 am
by Dewka
Jeremy speaks the truth. There were times when he was with me and i was in my Door Gunner and he realized just how blind and deaf i am in that rig.

You can peruse the full library here , but be warned that this is going to take a while because there are just so many approvable costumes to choose from. Starting simple and affordable with a crewman gives you a base to build others on, and theres different colors to choose from, each with different uniforms built on top of that. With a crewman there is no bilding involved, its just mail order, and with our current vendors its generally pretty quick for the soft parts.

Re: Possible New member

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:26 pm
by Big Dogg Yoda
Thanks to all for the warm welcome and the suggestions. I was a fan the other side and recently defected to the dark side. Don't judge me on my Yoda tattoo when we meet up. I am a noob. What is a crewman outfit? Does anyone have a link as to what visual guide detachment it's in?

Re: Possible New member

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:51 pm
by Reela

Re: Possible New member

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:11 am
Welcome Chris,

We are all Star Wars fans, the Yoda tattoo is cool. 8-)

The first question and most important is if there is a certain Star Wars costume you have always wanted to have, TIE Pilot, Stormtrooper, Tusken Raider, Darth Vader, ETC. or do you just want to join the 501st Legion?

As your costume will be is a sizable investment, spend your money on a costume you will love to wear.

As Dewka mentioned and crewman with the standard black jumpsuit is a versatile and affordable starting base that lends itself to several cool costumes, TIE Pilot, Imperial Gunner, and a Naval Trooper.

I can absolutely, agree it is addicting, I still have several costumes I would love to own to troop in.

Again welcome to the forum.

Re: Possible New member

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:17 am
by Dewka
heh...Gary said several....heh.....

yeah, once you learn to build, you will want to build more...and more ...and more....I help a lot of people build their stuff because its therapeutic for me. I get antsy if I dont build SOMETHING. Ive got to the point where I dont even care what it is anymore, as long as Im working on something, whether its mine or someone elses.

i have been holding monthly work sessions at my house but i wont be holding them until my house gets put back together.