I think you did a good job! Also in including that "little piece"I got around to finishing my Cape. I forgot to mention earlier that I got this off of eBay for $15.00, it is a genuine US Army Half Shelter!
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I saw that the stitching was not correct but I have a local alterations gal that does my fine tuning. We have good rapport, but she laughed at what a dork I was for bringing this and asking. Hahaha! I had her complete the stitching (as I'm not comfortable working a sewing machine myself) and another $20.00 later I had this!
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I thought she did a great job on it. I know it looks long in this picture and I had her do it that way cause I didn't know how it would looked on me when attached to the armor. (Thus I had to wait a few months for the armor to get to me). But, now that I have it I can finish it! I did my trimmings and cut out the holes and using my airbrush, misted on my black burn and soot markings. when done, I was treated with this.....
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I'm 6' 2" tall and the cape measured out at 28 1/4 inches wide and 41 1/2 inches long. As a former member of the US Army (1994-2004 - Combat Engineer) I couldn't help but feel somewhat bad about doing this to this poor half shelter, but then I remembered it's going to a good cause. I also wanted to guy your thoughts on should I look into removing the US stamp on the back side of the cape?
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In addition, I also took it upon myself to make that little piece that also attaches to the cape. This was also before I had my airbrush so I used rattle cans and dry brushing on some silver and some nuts and washers I found at my local Lowes.
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Using my Dremel with a cutting wheel bit and round sanding tip I was able to create this......
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Whatcha guys think?
The 501st costume guidelines do not mandate it, am I right? So doubly good!
And I'd like to know more about why your alterations girl laughed at you