Screen acurate - poetic license?

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Screen acurate - poetic license?

    Ok, so what is the deal with screen accurate and looking screen accurate in the flesh as it was. I think what I am trying to get at is, would you recommend making the costume look correct when next to a picture from the film (or exhibit) or like you think it was meant to look, but due to being in shot of a split second more detail was not required?

    I am kind of somewhere in between. I have been looking at the gauntlets for example and in my imagination they have much more detail than the stills I have been seeing, so I have exaggerated a couple of minor details, an example is the black square on the left gauntlet looks more like a button on mine. Only minor detail but I am happier with it. What are your thought comments please.

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    Re: Screen acurate - poetic license?

    If you can capture the essential essensce of what your trying to replicate, I feel thats sufficiient enough. It's all otherwise budgetary with regard to the costume, if it's replicating found parts etc.

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    Re: Screen acurate - poetic license?

    i think that's all up to you.

    i want my suit to look as much like what you see on screen as possible, and i want it to seem "real" when you look at it.

    for instance, the real armor may be plastic, but mine is metal. that way when you tap on it, it feels like real armor. not movie accurate, but it looks the part and creates the illusion.

    but as far as embellishments over the original design, that i don't go for. i've tried to match all of my scratches and scuffs as closely as i can.

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Re: Screen acurate - poetic license?

    I think I am with you both in a round about way. I want it to look like a living breathing Boba, with everything as you remember it, if not better. Where things look like they do a specific job (like the armour), not quite the same as holding a photo next to the costume perhaps (which would always depend on which photo you dig out anyways), but I am after screen accuracy within this brief.

    Cool, I have been stressing a little about choice of colour schemes but I am just gonna give it a go until I am happy with it.

    Cheers, all helps me.

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