Tears in the Cape ? How-to ?

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    Tears in the Cape ? How-to ?

    Hey all, I was going to do the tears in my ROTJ cape tonight and wanted to find out whats the best method to do this. are we talking about gashes or cut HOLES in the fabric before throwing it into the washer.

    gm

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    Re: Tears in the Cape ? How-to ?

    What I did was find a good spot for a hole. grab it by that spot with 2 fingers so the rest drapes down and cut a small hole up by my fingers. Then when you can hold it by the top and see just how big the hole is. If your not happy with it then just cut a little bigger. If this makes any sence good if not then sorry.

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    Re: Tears in the Cape ? How-to ?

    I'ver heard the "Tie to your bumper, drive around town" method works...but I have yet to try it.

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    I've heard that you place it on the concrete & smash holes in it with a hammer.

    Haven't tried it yet with mine.

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    I've heard that if you tie it to a chain saw and hop on your right foot while trying to eat an apple with the same hand the saws in. Dude youll get it done quick.

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    Re: Tears in the Cape ? How-to ?

    I think I might try the nice and simple method of cutting holes. lol.

    you're other suggestions though creative, wouldn't fly here in Chicago (such as driving around with a cape tied to my bumper...maybe in Southside, but not northside ! lol

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    I shot mine with a shotgun and a .22. But of course, we can do that here in Texas.

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    Re: Tears in the Cape ? How-to ?

    I just stabed a small hole in mine with scisorrs then ripped the rest. Cutting it will leave straight edges.

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    Re: Tears in the Cape ? How-to ?

    One of those wire-brush attachments on a drill works well. Also, just scrunching it up and cutting a small piece, then washing it in the washing machine makes the edges all nice and frayed.

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    Re: Tears in the Cape ? How-to ?

    i just made a wet ring around a spot on the cape where the hole would go an lit it on fire that way the whole cape would not go up and I still got realistic burns around the hole. I did the same thing to give the bottom of the cape a shreded look.

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    man you guys are really imaginative. I just tore holes and threw it in the washer ! CAme out great btw and THANK YOU to everyone who colorfully contributed to my question !

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    Re: Tears in the Cape ? How-to ?

    GM...

    Was that a rip on us SouthSiders?


    If soo....I`m gonna sic Lisa on you...









    Got Maul said:
    man you guys are really imaginative. I just tore holes and threw it in the washer ! CAme out great btw and THANK YOU to everyone who colorfully contributed to my question !

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    Jodo Kast 3 said:
    GM...

    Was that a rip on us SouthSiders?


    If soo....I`m gonna sic Lisa on you...


    SOUTHSIDERS SUCK ARSE ! You know what's worse than a three legged dog ? A SOUTHSIDER ! White Sox BLOW ! SOUTHSIDERS SMELL LIKE CABBAGE !!!!!!

    ahem...I will be waiting for my ***** kicking from lisa...riiiiight here

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    Gm..

    How many Northsiders does it take to change a light bulb?

    None....they`re too stuck up to try it themselves so they call an electrician...



    You started it....

    And Lisa is sooo gonna kick your arse...




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    Re: Tears in the Cape ? How-to ?

    YES !!!!

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    Re: Tears in the Cape ? How-to ?

    Well.. here is my cape all weatherd and torn.. i forgot to resize them for the forum so you'll have to click on the links..
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...de/bild013.jpg

    Some close upps:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...de/bild015.jpg

    "blaster burns":
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...de/bild014.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...de/bild012.jpg

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    Re: Tears in the Cape ? How-to ?

    Looks good!

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    Re: Tears in the Cape ? How-to ?

    Someone I know lit the edges on fire and then stomped it out . Kind of dangerous, but it looked OK. Of course it wasn't even close to screen accurate, and it was scorched all over, but it had a pretty cool look if your doing a custom mandalorian costume.

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    Re: Tears in the Cape ? How-to ?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...ede/bild014.jpg
    This burn was made using a lighter (FIRE!!) and black acrylic paint. I held the cape in one hand and burned with the other.. hence the drop shape of the burn.. looks great IMO...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...ede/bild012.jpg
    This burn i did by tearing the fabric and using the metal brush on my rotary tool to fray the edges.. then.. more black paint and "black wash"

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