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    Aug 3, 2003, 11:07 PM - Merged: Zam I Am's parts before and after D'Con #1

    Just wanted show what Zam I Ain't has done so far for my costume and to see what others are up to.


    This is of my armband laced, it has leather glued on the back side with slits in it and barge cemented to hold onto the greeb.

    This is what I have so far all together, mostly finished stuff.

    Shoe gaurds/spikes/bottle greeb are almost done painting, I need better colored pig suede for the hood/veil, shoes are being painted/mebbe sewn. Hose and connectors still need assembly. Chestplating, first stage cutting is done only. Got some contacts fer my eyeballs. Helmet, gauntlets, shins, cumberbund, bodysuit and vest are from some very sweet people, and...
    Crap-GLOVES! Anyone anyone? bueller bueller?
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    Aug 4, 2003, 1:48 AM - Merged: Re: Works in progress pics, lets see em! #2

    That's great Yvonne! Things are finally coming together.

    What have you found for gloves so far? What size glove do you wear?
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    Aug 4, 2003, 7:14 AM - Merged: Re: Works in progress pics, lets see em! #3

    I have these purple gloves and they are way too small. All sizes seem different on me. The tip of my third finger all the way down to the base of my hand is almost 7" if that makes any difference.
    Edit**Actually, I talked to a friend of mine, and my hands are the same size as hers and she said that her glove size is a ladies large, or women's 7-8 glove.
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    Aug 4, 2003, 12:29 PM - Merged: Re: Works in progress pics, lets see em! #4

    I'd be willing to give you the gray pair that I bought. They're a light gray even though they look white in the pics. My wife's hands are tiny so they're too big for her anyway. They're actually a medium but I have a feeling they'd fit. Let me know and I'll drop them in the mail to ya.
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    Aug 4, 2003, 3:01 PM - Merged: Re: Works in progress pics, lets see em! #5

    Wow - Everything looks wonderful so far! I can't wait to see the finished product!

    Will you be done in time for Dragon Con? I won't get to see it in person, but I can at least drool over the pics!

    Kim
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    Aug 4, 2003, 3:45 PM - Merged: Re: Works in progress pics, lets see em! #6

    I've been sleeping on the job!... *hangs head in shame*

    Wow Zam I Am!!! Looking good!!! I am so looking forward to seeing your finished costume at D*C!!! You've put so much work into it... and helped out so many of us here! And you answered a question I had about attaching the arm-greeb. Great idea!

    Contacts?? Yikes.. hadn't thought of that. Zam's eyes are blue, aren't they? Please... let them be blue!
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    Aug 4, 2003, 9:37 PM - Merged: Re: Works in progress pics, lets see em! #7

    Crap, i didn't think about color... See, I just went to the eyedoc's and they told me some bad news, so I didn't even think about color tinted ones. GRRR... Yeah, go figure, doc said I might have to get some procedure done cause I have cataracts. What' the devil dun lept into my eye? Darn varmit... I might just wear my trial pair, it seems I can't wear em for too long, or I start gettin really bad headaches. We'll see if I come as zam or a nerdy rick moranis zam...

    Moncal gets hugs!!! Yeah, could ya drop em gloves in the mail to me? Man, that would be awesome!
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    Aug 4, 2003, 11:31 PM - Merged: Re: Works in progress pics, lets see em! #8

    Oh... ZIA... Hope things work out - that it doesn't turn out too serious. A few years ago my mom had her lenses removed from here eyes because of cataracts and had some new ones put in... said she never saw better in her life and that the surgery was no big deal. Hoping for the best on your eyes!

    The reason I hope Zam's eyes are blue is because I wear contacts now and because I'm durn near legally blind, they don't make colored lenses in the strengths I need - so I'm stuck with the eye color I have! Either that or I get the colored lenses and put glasses on so I don't run over everyone... *LOL!* Not canon though.. is it?
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    Aug 5, 2003, 2:32 AM - Merged: Re: Works in progress pics, lets see em! #9

    Eh umm... Is it OK for me to post amongst all you clawdites in here?? Well, fresh from the ESB trenches... Just had to stop in to say all your components look pretty damn amazing. Nice to see something a little different other than the projects I've been working on. Really sharp pieces there Zam, keep fighting the good fight… on this and those eyes of yours!!!

    Best Regards...
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    Aug 5, 2003, 8:14 AM - Merged: Re: Works in progress pics, lets see em! #10

    Thanks for all yer support WPK- of course you can post here. I actually probably won't have to get lenses taken out and put in fer my eyeballs, that's a different type of cataract. I am relatively young, so, it's protein build up that needs to be (oh if you have a weak stomach dont read on....) that needs to be sucked out. Basically, everything is unclear when I attempt to see far even with glasses. Ironic aint it?
    Anycow, working on my shoes, first sewing attempt failed. I am painting my uppers, and yes, i will have the cracklies, then I am sewing a leather strip on the front upper and a heel backing. Hopefully it works the second time with better thread.
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    Aug 17, 2003, 10:04 AM - Merged: Re: Works in progress pics, lets see em! #11

    Ouch doc said I have to have surgery the kind where my lense gets replaced. But, I am gonna wait several months and get it done later, when they are more "ripe." Good thing I did most of my work before I was told about my cataracts. Apparently, I will either have to get bifocals afterwards or get some type of lense replacement where one eye sees far and one eye sees near. It's all wierd. Oh well, here's some shin/shoe progress shots thanks to Moncal: Everything will need more weathering when I get back from d'c. Don't have time to weather the stuff as of yet.

    I cut my veil hood, but am not satisfied with the color. So, I am just throwing things together at this point. Will hopefully be on the finishing end of chestplating and all the front armour attachments this week. Burning the candle at both ends.
    KimnCris- I can relate to your CII havoc. For some reason, I didn't shave enuff leather off or dremel it deep enuff for the shin snaps to stay on.So they all fell off. My brother saved the day, he had an industrial "snap" setter, so I had him finish my shin snaps. They look awesome. (I don't have a back shot on hand, but... you can imagine. Black gunmetal snaps.

    Edit 8/19** LOL I just sewed snaps to my thrift store leotard!!! Yeah! I won't have to take an hour to take my costume off to go to the bathroom! I'll actually have time for a bathroom break Zam I Ain't is already makin fun of me-- no fair-- talkin about ovary bits kerplunkin in the can.
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    Aug 21, 2003, 9:15 AM - Merged: Re: Works in progress pics, lets see em! #12




    Chest back etc, what i have so far...
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    Aug 27, 2003, 10:44 PM - Merged: Re: Works in progress pics, lets see em! #13

    Just wanted to say thanks to all those who helped me out with my costume, YES, it will be ready for Dragon Con. Lots of love and hard work came from people on this board. When my spirits were low, some really nice encouragement from everybody really moved me...
    Sith C ~ the video of Leeanna
    Maul Maus ~ responses on the "little things" that count
    Blue Roommate ~ the cheerleader
    Ragresen ~ the zam talks
    Moncal ~ his music rocks and so does his shin help
    KimnCris ~ configuration of molds and hansicles
    Wookie ~ helping me stay alive and safe from fumes
    Hothgirl ~ prayer warrior
    Cutest Sandgirl ~ oohs and ahhs and hose connector help
    Dallas ~ dangling the carrot (helm) in front of me to make it to d'c.
    So many more of you helped me back on my horse not to mention make it so fun. Everyone's 2 cents will have made my suit look like a million bucks. Just two parts to fix and voila! Sha ~ zam! I won't be able to reveal the whole thing in it's entirety until d'c cause, I still have to meet up with Dallas on the helm. Thank you all for all your help. Just think~ all of you will have better costumes than me cause, I will have tons more info to unload when I get back, and you all will prolly tweak things even more than I have, not to mention, my seamstress will have to fix a lot of things I've noticed when I come back . I have worked my hardest ever in these last 3 weeks, staying up till 3 am everynight neglecting everything else in my life. This deadline will help everyone's costumes before holloween comes.
    Thanks yall!
    **edited to include more thank you's**
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    Aug 29, 2003, 4:52 PM - Merged: Re: Works in progress pics, lets see em! #14

    Congrats on getting it done!I knew you could do it!
    Have fun this weekend.And don't forget to post pics.Lots of pics!
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    Aug 29, 2003, 9:32 PM - Merged: Re: Works in progress pics, lets see em! #15

    Everything looks awesome! I would like to make a Zam costume for my wife, but she's not interested.
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    Sep 7, 2003, 10:45 PM - Finally...My Mostly completed Zam Costume pics from D'C #16

    I like this pic from ashtep a lot, and there will be more hosted on my website.



    http://home.comcast.net/~zamiam/DragonC03.htm

    There are some of the completed Zam pics in the General forum too. http://tdh.prop-planet.com/viewtopic...um=1&start=100

    ~Just in case you all didn't remember to go looking through the pics in that forum.

    I would like to say..if anyone can guess all of the zam parts that are missing in the pics, I'd give ya a prize, but I don't have any prizes left Sorry! But, it is a GREAT costume trivia question.

    And yes, all of the critiques yall made on the pieces I made paid off, the judges loved it! And the costume won best AOTC female at Dragon Con
    I should have posted all the thank you's on this thread, but if you didn't see em,
    http://tdh.prop-planet.com/viewtopic...=6222&forum=10
    I couldn't have done it without you all.
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    Sep 8, 2003, 12:50 PM - Re: Finally...posted pics from D'C #17


    Zam I Am wrote:

    And yes, all of the critiques yall made on the pieces I made paid off, the judges loved it! And the costume won best AOTC female
    With all the work you put into the costume, well deserved it was!!! A proud moment for all of us Zammers!

    I've got pics of you that I still have to post! *Yikes!!!* I should get a couple up today for ya!
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    Sep 11, 2003, 11:22 AM - Re: Finally...My Mostly completed Zam Costume pics from D'C #18

    All the pieces I do not know, but here is what I know for a fact was missing.

    The end cuffs to the gauntlets
    Parts of the hand guards on the gloves (think they fell off on you)
    The hose at the back of the helmet



    That is all I can recall for now, but I am sure there are other things. and no we are not counting the rifle.


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    Sep 11, 2003, 11:48 AM - Re: Finally...My Mostly completed Zam Costume pics from D'C #19


    Zam I Am wrote:

    ..if anyone can guess all of the zam parts that are missing in the pics, I'd give ya a prize, but I don't have any prizes left
    [list=1][*]helmet hose & tabs (i'm working on them)[*]gaunt cuffs (ditto)[*]BUTT PILLOW!!![*]<u>pig suede</u> veil and hood!!![*]A working Koro-2 (c'mon - YOU can do it)[*]<u>thinner</u> leather skirt (you KNOW i'm right )[*]rifle
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    Sep 11, 2003, 4:54 PM - Re: Finally...My Mostly completed Zam Costume pics from D'C #20

    Bah DCB you are forbidden to particapate much as I am sincew we both are more in the loop than others.
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    Sep 11, 2003, 7:30 PM - Re: Finally...My Mostly completed Zam Costume pics from D'C #21

    Hahaha! Will Dallas win the booby prize? He got most of em, but there are three things involve a part of a part that are missing... Hint, they all involve leather.

    And No on the skirt,I think it just needs relacing...That's why it looks too short and won't flow (At least that is what i have to change before I succumb to your evil "thinner leather" suggestion...

    Oh, and the pig suede for veil and hood, good luck on finding the right color. I tried nice soft pig suede that I got on a long trip, and too red. So, we tried redying it a similar purple,it came out way too dark and it bled colors like crazy. So then I tried dying it white then purple , ruined the suede. Then I tried chamois suede from ebingerbrothers, and dyed it white then purple=failure. Tried purple only, it came out brown. All the while intermixing solvent and red to try to get it lighter. So, hey I am sticking with my Joanne fabrics suede cloth I already asked a manufacturer what it would cost to dye a lot of hides, and how many hides=astronomically unforgiving in price and amount of hides. So, there you are...

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    Sep 12, 2003, 9:52 PM - Re: Finally...My Mostly completed Zam Costume pics from D'C #22

    Parts of the vest? Cumberbund? Front armor pieces? *scratches head* I dunno... The only ones I noticed were parts of the gauntlets and the back hose piece for the helmet.

    Oh... and posted a couple pics of you on the main TDH D*C pics thread...

    Here's another one...

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    Sep 13, 2003, 12:50 AM - Re: Finally...My Mostly completed Zam Costume pics from D'C #23

    Close.. part of the vest...is one of them... These three different minute things are on three different items, all leather. MaulMaus! Ya gotta remember, you helped me get dressed! Er, actually, I don't know if you'd remember..cause all of these things get hidden in the real costume, but I have pointed them out before. Let's see, Moncal knows one of them, I told him on the phone a long time ago, Dallas knows about all of them but didn't get them right off the bat, Anyone who helped me get dressed/undressed might be able to figure it out. :o Man, that sounds weird. ( my zam friends dress me funny!) But if you stared at the pics long enuff, you might be able to get them. I think only Dallas and Moncal could get the last one on the list.
    These pieces are not essentials because they are hidden, but still on the MOM costume.

    I like that pic! ABOUT FACE! March! hehe.
    The time is now 2:07 am... I can't sleep, making the costume for d'c really ruined me and my sleeping habits.
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    Sep 13, 2003, 2:55 AM - Re: Finally...My Mostly completed Zam Costume pics from D'C #24

    Geez Yvonne,
    Way to put me on the spot
    I couldn't even get to D'con and I haven't been able to check the board for 2 weeks.
    I'm working out of town (4 hours out) and am staying there so I can only check in once in a while.

    O.K., I've stared at the pics longer than I can stand (not really) just...... it's late

    I'll take a guess that it has something to do with the gloves. Perhaps, they're not long enough or don't have any velcro?

    Oh yeah, you need to re-stitch that 'dart' on the left (ahem) side of the vest

    Speakin' of darts, shouldn't you have one sticking out of your NECK (a kamino one) ?

    That's my educated guess If educated is what you could call us 'zammers'

    BTW, the costume looks GREAT! Damn, I wish I could've made it out there!!!!!!!!!! Some day, I'll get to meet some of y'all...oh yes.....some day!!!

    Cal
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    Sep 13, 2003, 7:27 AM - Re: Finally...My Mostly completed Zam Costume pics from D'C #25

    Yeh, exedge from the rpf~ Should'a had em before D'c, I was gonna shoot for the morbid "dart in neck, arm falling off, masked" but, dunno He hasn't replied in three weeks and hasn't said a word about the dart project.

    Wow, Moncal, you were up late too? LOL. And you noticed the dart? LOL actually, my seamstress said, only her and I would notice that one You really got her on that one. I ain't gonna worry about it though So, one of the "3" pieces has been named by Moncal, and the second guess about the dart~was a good one to fix, but not one of the three pieces I was talking about.

    Moncal's guess ="winner winner chicken dinner!"~Basically, leather gloves extend beyond the wrist and have a velcro piece or sumthing to hold it together. This glove extention is so that the gloves don't come out of the gauntlets. Sorta like dishwasher gloves only velcro'd tighter... Gloves were definately custom.

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