Help with a poncho

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Help with a poncho

    I am putting together a Super Commando and would like to use a poncho, next to cutting a hole in the center of a blanket my poncho manufacturing know how is nonexistent, can any body help me out here?

    I have seen an awesome looking one on a Mando named Beviin Verayc, that is the kinda thing I had in mind.

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    Congrats, you figured out how to make a poncho.

    Yeah, it really is that easy. Just remember to hem the edges of the hole so they don't fray.

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    Well if he is a super commando and wants a lived in look, maby he shouldn't hem up the edges or the neck hole.. Just my two cents.

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    Re: Help with a poncho

    I don't mind the fraying. I assume then you just toss one corner over your shoulder to reveal your amour, don't want that hard work go to waste!

    Cheers guys.
    Last edited by Bobby Fett UK; Feb 20, 2008 at 2:15 PM.

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    Yeah...that's pretty much how those work.
    Throw it over one shoulder to reveal armor/holsters, ala Clint Eastwood. The hand rolled cigarillo is optional.

    More constructively, I seem to recall a concept drawing of Boba doing precisely that. It was just a line drawing, but it had Boba when he had a poncho instead of a cape, using one arm to hold the poncho out of the way to hold up a blaster or something.

    A good place to get blankets for this would be sportsmansguide.com, and look for military surplus blankets. They are nice quality, have the 'lived in' look, and come cheap enough you won't want to kick yourself for cutting them up.
    Last edited by precentorjames; Feb 20, 2008 at 11:31 AM. Reason: added info on where to get poncho fixins

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    Re: Help with a poncho

    I was thinking of using a dark brown cotton twill material, so as it doesn't get too hot.

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    Re: Help with a poncho

    Do we know if anyone around on the boards has made the Jango poncho? I would be sure to use a thicker material on the poncho. You want it to billow, but not flow way too easily. The cotton twill should work well, what about using burlap?

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    Re: Help with a poncho

    I got loads of material, so may double up all, or in places to add weight where required so it hangs and moves as I want.

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    Sounds like a heck of a plan.
    Make sure you show some pics and how you did all of it when you do!

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    Re: Help with a poncho

    Canvas would work well also, just wash it first.

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    Re: Help with a poncho

    I was thinking Canvas, but when it's new it's quite stiff. As long as you wear it out, wash it well, maybe with some fabric softener, it should work.

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