If all goes well, there'll be 5 or 6 of the locals forming a group. I'm still toying with the name for the branch/chapter, but I don't like the sound of "Stony Brook Ghostbusters" so that's still very up for debate. But I definitely have interest from friends who I told about the project, and maybe not too long from now, I won't be the only one who dreams of running around busting.
So anyway, I started out by looking around the boards, and inquiring around in the chat, and after a while of lurking and getting info and opinions, I went with a Sage Green Rothco flightsuit and a desert tan pistol belt with a click buckle from the local Army Surplus Store. (Funny story, I was explaining to the lady who worked there what I was doing, and she surprisingly knew all about how people go on scavenger hunts to get their flightsuits, ALICE pack frames, straps, she even knew the different uniforms from the different movies, but I digress.)
Now, I know this isn't movie accurate, but I felt that since I'm kind of making my own little local chapter here, I could put a minor spin on it, and "define" the uniform for the region, if that makes any sense. Someone said best it in the chat: "we're not the 501st." Also pictured is the $10 pair of welding goggles which will eventually become Ecto-Goggles.
This morning, before work, I went to the post office, and behold- there's my arm patch and name tag from Katarra8 (Thank you, Katarra! Gorgeous stuff!) I spent all day at work waiting to get out so I could get back home and start sewing. The pic below is the arm patch pinned on the sleeve, and the name just sitting next to it.
Sewing on the armpatch. I used Fabric Fusion to seal it down pretty good, and threaded down the edges of the patch with red and black thread. Hadn't sewn in years, so this was a wake-up-call!
Tomorrow, I'll be attaching the nametag, but currently, it's 2:30 am... so time to crash.
Much, much more to come. Please feel free to share your thoughts, comments, and critiques, and thank you for reading!
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