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Star Wars Costume Exhibit: Zam???

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    It was definetly neat to get to work one of the gala opening weekend days at the FIDM exhibit and get to see things early and without a crowd. (Though the lack of crowd of staff and FIDM students/family was probably due to the fact that many of the roads around that building were closed off because of a marathon going down grand street that made it a real hassle to get into FIDM.)

    It was great to see that many costumes in person. But, yeah, the lighting in most of the exhibit really stunk. Hopefully they'll fix it so it's not just the Padme's in one section that get all the lighting.

    With the gala opening done with now, some of the costumes are being taken off the mannequins, including Zam, and shipped off for a week or so for a show in New York, like Svoor said, but they'll be back for the public opening. The staff and such say they'll be back by then anyway. Hope nothing happens to anything on the show runway. This show is the cause for the fact that the public opening of the exhibit was delayed apparently.

    Really wish that there had been some OT Imperial costumes there aside from just the TIE, scout, gunner and Stormtrooper helmets. Or more OT costumes in general really. :/ Those who would really like to see a bunch of Padme costumes up close will probably have a ball though as there were quite a few of those there.

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    Cool!!! Thanks so much for sharing the pic Svoor! And for the info Resilient! I really can't wait to see this exhibit!

    Since Padme is the one who had most of the costumes in the prequels... I guess we should expect the same for the exhibit! :/ It's a Padme-centric universe I think!

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    Resilient said:


    With the gala opening done with now, some of the costumes are being taken off the mannequins, including Zam, and shipped off for a week or so for a show in New York, like Svoor said, but they'll be back for the public opening. The staff and such say they'll be back by then anyway. Hope nothing happens to anything on the show runway. This show is the cause for the fact that the public opening of the exhibit was delayed apparently.
    Resilient YOU GOTTA tell me when it's going to be up in NY! That way, I won't have to spend bucu bucks to goto Cali... Granted, I really really really want to meet up with all the Zammers too, but not having a day job anymore to be a mom, is breaking my bank. But, if it's near Brooklyn, I can totally be there!

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    The Zam at the show had a Zameltoe.
    very strange to see on a mannequin.

    and ZamIam, the costume is well within arm's reach.

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    Doh! no glass to lick! Hahaha! I am sooooo jealous right now. Can anyone just take major pics of the gauntlets right now? It would totally help out so much. Even if they flew it to NY, they would put it behind glass, that's how they treated the costumes last time at the exhibit therein NY. ARghghg! Sigh... Either way, I still don't want to fly out to CA just to find out that it's in NY the week I am there. Drooool...
    What the heck is a Zameltoe? Zamel? Camel? what? stop pulling my toe...

    Somebody, just take out a ruler and measure the bottom square and top square of her skirt!

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    zam,
    I shall endeavor to do my best to fulfill your wishes. I shall return within the next few weeks.
    I , of course,will be going to document the Boba. The Zam is right next to it.
    I said that it's within arm's reach. I didn't say you were ALLOWED to touch.
    naturally i did touch the boba
    I'm so bad.

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    Zam I Am said:
    Resilient YOU GOTTA tell me when it's going to be up in NY! That way, I won't have to spend bucu bucks to goto Cali... Granted, I really really really want to meet up with all the Zammers too, but not having a day job anymore to be a mom, is breaking my bank. But, if it's near Brooklyn, I can totally be there!

    It's not going to be in an exhibit there in NY; just on the runway as part of a Star Wars segment during the NY fashion week (which is this week) from what I understand.

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    Resilient said:
    It's not going to be in an exhibit there in NY; just on the runway as part of a Star Wars segment during the NY fashion week (which is this week) from what I understand.
    Do you know if it's going to be there this week and next week? I will be in New Jersey next week and could stop by the fashion show. mebbe??? Details Details! LOL we are die hards here... heck that would be even more cool if I got to sit in on a Fashion Show with Trisha talking about costume details.

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    Zam I Am said:
    Do you know if it's going to be there this week and next week? I will be in New Jersey next week and could stop by the fashion show. mebbe??? Details Details!
    The show is this thursday. Here's an article about it http://wwd.com/issue/article/101237?page=0

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    I wish this exibit would come to Chicago.

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    Resilient said:
    The show is this thursday. Here's an article about it http://wwd.com/issue/article/101237?page=0

    I missed the NY show already, I think was on the runway yesterday. It wasn't just on a mannequinne. Media only event.I didn't read the whole article, but I think that's what it said. Arghghg! FIDM emailed me and said Zam is back in CA on the 19th of Sept. Still considering CA. Dag nabbit.

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    That's an unfortunate series of events, and I can see why youíre a little irritated, but youíre putting your own financial and maternal responsibilities first and that's an admirably good thing to put first.

    Since Iím local, I'll be sure to attend the event in a week or so and bring my satchel with ibook and digital camera along so I can take plenty of high resolution pics for the Boba's, Jango's and of course Zammers out there who canít come.

    And anything else in between that I can photograph. Itís the least I can do to repay the awesome people on these boards. :thumbup

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    Make sure you bring a camera that either has something like a museum setting or one that you can change the shutter speed on. Because without that the fact that they have a no-flash/tripod rule and low yellow lighting in most places, your pictures will mostly be a blur fest. That is, unless you have a really steady hand or are lucky with your default camera settings.

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    Sure thing, I anticipated something like that would occur, I'm going to be there for at least half the day next Saturday and Iím pretty familiar with adjustments in low lighting situations and it's a pretty great digital camera so I'm not too worried about blurs itís all about patience.

    I'll be uploading them to my ibook on the spot so I can preview the pics before I leave to assure there as good as I can possibly get them.

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    There's something that-after looking at ref pics and staring down the Zam costume on ref cd millimeter by millimeter for two years, and creating it from scratch and getting all the zammers to collaborate, and then being able to see it yourself- would make anyone go nuts. It's like having a baby- you research and feed yourself right for 9 months just to create this wonderful thing.(of course babies are more of a miracle of life), I don't know if I could settle for just another set of reference pics, especially when Lucas finally has it out for all of us to oggle at. DCB has been most gracious to have started everything with his trip to austrialia and his ref cd. But to finally see it in person... sigh... It's like when I saw the rifle. Don't get me wrong, Andy-Kun, PLEASE snap away, the more pics the better. You would probably take something I didn't see or do, but to have mulled over this costume for years and to spend $3000 in the making of it. Just to mimic artistry (Heck, I didn't spend that much on my infant yet. ) and not see the real thing... It's like the Zammer's version of the Holy Grail, or something. Ok, so it's not Jesus' cup, but you get my drift.

    Andy-Kun, don't forget to bring a ruler, and put it next to the gauntlets and the skirt! (Just in case I don't make it out there.)

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    I believe I understand where your coming from, to make something artistically and physically come pretty close together, as an artist to emulate and aspire the work of a great illustration, costume or piece as inspiration for your own work so you might someday have your very own work to proud of and admired used as inspiration for others to come and perpetuate and to never see it the original source of work in person. It just must be nerve-racking.

    I can totally relate and respect that entirely. Heck we all have our own Holy Grail to find. Hopefully youíll get the chance Zam to see yours in person.

    (Iíll be sure to bring a ruler, just in case.)

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    Thanks so much Andy-Kun, yeah, the Zammers and I already built most of my costume.
    If you haven't seen it already,

    Moncal's is at this point more accurate than mine, but you get the picture (pun intended)

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    Zam I Am said:
    (Heck, I didn't spend that much on my infant yet. )
    Haaaawww!!! You will... you will!!! And more!!!

    Yep... I know where you're comin' from on seeing the real thing in person, up close and personal like! I'm chomping at the bit to go see it - I don't know if I can wait until the end of October to see it... *sighs* I still can't belive how relatively close it is to me! Most SW related things seem to be on the other side of the continent!

    I also planned to take along a fabric sample, a couple sample pieces from the skirt, part of the cummerbund and a scrap leftover from my holster.... *I hope they don't search my bag too much - or I might be in trouble! * Gotta get my camera settings right too!

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    Haaaawww!!! You will... you will!!! And more!!!

    Yep... I know where you're comin' from on seeing the real thing in person, up close and personal like! I'm chomping at the bit to go see it - I don't know if I can wait until the end of October to see it... *sighs* I still can't belive how relatively close it is to me! Most SW related things seem to be on the other side of the continent!

    I also planned to take along a fabric sample, a couple sample pieces from the skirt, part of the cummerbund and a scrap leftover from my holster.... *I hope they don't search my bag too much - or I might be in trouble! * Gotta get my camera settings right too!
    I don't know, MM, if I do go, I want to take my whole outfit. Just don't know if they'd confiscate it thinking it's a double.. LOL

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    Re: Star Wars Costume Exhibit: Zam???

    Hi Guys,
    Here are some links to photos from the NY fashion show with some of the costumes. The first one is is here:
    Zam is on pic #2 and Jango on Pic #38 And #39 I believe. 43 pics total.
    http://www.seitenblicke.at/society/diashow/ansehen/310/
    The second is from someone who went to the show, this album has some great detail, looks like more pics to be added Jango is 124-130 here:
    http://www.imageevent.com/benaequee/dressingagalaxynyc
    Heres a detail shot I found of Zam:
    http://www.dotphoto.com/GuestViewIma...ICT=253&IPP=24

    So now who doesn't want to go?
    Christi
    Last edited by crazy4BobaFett; Sep 19, 2005 at 8:22 AM.

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    Cool!! Thanks for sharing those links!!!

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    TAlked to Mr. Black one of the FIDM coordinators, and he said the if we pass the plexiglass, an alarm will go off. Laxer pointers it is guys! anyone got where we can find 'em cheap? BTW, since they made the costume in Austrailia, we should adust everything we measure by in millimeters. I might have to and my family and fly up by myself. Whaaa! I am planning on Maul Maus' dates if things get finalized. Oct 21-23rd. FIDM Sat hours are 10:00am-8:00pm Sun 11=5pm I think. So if everyone wants to meet up and get chow afterwards, post! Oh, also if you know of a good eatin place... post.

    We need to get a list of shot angles too. Too bad Zam I Ain't is reluctantly letting me go by myself, his 6'3" and Zam building expertise would come in handy.

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    Darn.... guess that means the "instant" costume idea is a bust!

    It's gonna be Saturday at FIDM - Sunday I have to drop a friend (or 2?) off at the airport and drive back home to AZ.

    So a Saturday meet-up with anyone interested would be great!

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    Zam I Am said:
    TAlked to Mr. Black one of the FIDM coordinators, and he said the if we pass the plexiglass, an alarm will go off.
    They didn't have those alarms installed during the gala opening weekend. They have them installed now for the public exhibition because some fool couldn't keep their hands to themselves and messed with the Boba costume by opening one of the pouches. But they have security cams all over the place so they likely caught/know who did it.

    If you do happen to go in costume, you might as well leave your blasters and such at home. They had us scouts/stormies/etc. drop off our blasters at the security table before we went into the exhibit.

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    Good things to keep in mind Zam and Resilient, sounds fine to me. I'm heading out on Saturday morning and I'll be wandering around the exhibit for the better part of the day and I wouldn't mind running into any fellow TDH members in the process!

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