Basically I had absolutely no chance of getting Tarfful done in time so I was looking at doing a relatively quick, easy and build free costume to do for Invasion Dublin 2. Being a good old Sith at heart I was looking for some inspiration.
After a bit of thinking and a few emails I managed to get access to some great reference pics from Lucasfilm. So I decided on Savage Opress.
From doing Maul in the past I had a bit of experience with this type of costume. A bit of make-up, some lenses, a few horns, a double ended saber and the costume itself. I glad to say that Clothears in the UK are taking care of the costume side of things, so that just leaves the rest for me to do.
So with a little help from a pal's lifecast I sculpted up some horns which i then silicone moulded. I have poured them up with fastcast resin and given them a touch of paint and laquer.
Next I gutted my Maul FX saber and took some measurements and did some drawings. Then off to a local friend of mine who is a master of the milling machine(and a Star Wars nut). We came up with this 3 three part aluminium saber, that screws together to make one mutha of a double ender.
When assembled the hilt alone ends up over 60cm long!!
Just need to add the greeblies and rewire the saber back in and we're there.
Spent Friday night doing a make-up test, well how else would you spend your Friday nights? It's always a challenge to get these stylised animated characters to work in the real world. After a bit of adjusting I think I worked it out.
Just waiting to see what Alison at Clothears comes back with now. I'm sure it will be stunning as usual!