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Online Quaralane

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Sith Cosplay Armor
« on: Sun Mar, 19, 2017, 12:10:AM »
What we have here is both a followup to the earlier Propsaber Hilts build and a reason why I haven't gotten anything done on the Excalibur redo for over a month.
In short, I have been working on cosplay armor for a convention.

The main materials used here are EVA foam play floor pieces from a big box hardware store, and thinner craft foam from a craft store.
Strapping and clips were also purchased at the craft store.
A LOT of the techniques were picked up on YouTube

Start by cutting the needed main pieces after taking some measurements.
These were shaped with a heat gun.

The forearm cuffs


The pieces for the backs of my hands and tops of my feet


The main pieces for my lower legs


Banding for the clips was glued to the main pieces with hot glue



Clips were installed to aid in putting on the armor.
Detail pieces were added with craft foam



Next up was the piece for around my neck and shoulders.
This one was deliberately made in sections


After forming the pieces, I glued the sections with strips of craft foam



I also added some craft foam for detailing on some of the pieces.
The center piece is intended to be removable so I can get it around my neck.


The sections were then given a coat os "PlastiDip" to seal the foam before primer


After a coat of black primer, they were painted over with Testors Graphite Dust lacquer



Using a black Jedi costume I'd picked up online, here's the completed look.





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« Last Edit: Sun Mar, 19, 2017, 12:14:AM by Quaralane »
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Re: Sith Cosplay Armor
« Reply #1 on: Sun Mar, 19, 2017, 01:31:AM »

   ;D  Heh Heh    --   Pretty cool  , Q   !

        How was the convention  ?   

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Re: Sith Cosplay Armor
« Reply #2 on: Sun Mar, 19, 2017, 04:20:PM »
Thanks, urumomo.
Convention was Saturday, and it was very fun. Even got asked for a few photos.
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Re: Sith Cosplay Armor
« Reply #3 on: Mon Mar, 20, 2017, 09:00:AM »
That turned out cool Q.

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Re: Sith Cosplay Armor
« Reply #4 on: Mon Mar, 20, 2017, 12:41:PM »
Great work and cool design!

What was your Sith name?

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Re: Sith Cosplay Armor
« Reply #5 on: Mon Mar, 20, 2017, 11:15:PM »
Thanks, guys.

blakeh1, the character is based on one I use in Star Wars: The Old Republic.
He's a Sith Marauder named Therion Jinn. But he's mostly known by the name "Lord Wrath" as he once served as the Emperor's Wrath in the game
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Re: Sith Cosplay Armor
« Reply #6 on: Tue Mar, 21, 2017, 01:31:AM »
Nice work that came out nice!

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Re: Sith Cosplay Armor
« Reply #7 on: Tue Mar, 21, 2017, 10:00:AM »
Well done!  Looks like a lot of fun!

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Re: Sith Cosplay Armor
« Reply #8 on: Tue Mar, 21, 2017, 11:09:AM »
Thanks, guys.

blakeh1, the character is based on one I use in Star Wars: The Old Republic.
He's a Sith Marauder named Therion Jinn. But he's mostly known by the name "Lord Wrath" as he once served as the Emperor's Wrath in the game

Cool

I never played the game, but heard great things about it.

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Re: Sith Cosplay Armor
« Reply #9 on: Tue Mar, 21, 2017, 11:45:PM »
Thanks again, guys.
I'll likely be trying to do a V2 of the armor for Salt Lake Comic-con here toward the end of September using Sintra instead of the playfoam.

blakeh1,
Been playing Old Republic since the open beta, lo many moons ago
"There must be some way out of here," said the Joker to the Thief.
"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
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