Scared you, didn’t I? I thought so.
This guy does look a little terrifying. Then again, what did you expect of someone with the name Malgus who is a Dark Lord of the Sith?
I am planning on this to be my next costume. Already, I am dissecting it based on the model used in the Deceived, Hope, and Return Cinematic Trailers by Blur Studios for Star Wars: The Old Republic. It is a high-definition and high-detail look at this character’s costume.
This is going to be the most detailed costume I have ever done. It will include cloth parts, foam parts, sintra parts, leather parts, lights, makeup, and a lightsaber! Needless to say, it will take a little planning and a lot of help from my local sources (and some not so local).
I am hoping to have the costume completed by the release date of the game, whenever that is. The reason is so that I might troop the release (possibly a midnight release) with my wife, as Satele Shan, and the rest of my Garrison and Base (501st and Rebel Legion). I also plan for this to be my primary costume for Celebration VI next August.
501st acceptance requires three separate sources.
1) Star Wars The Old Republic Character Biography (Bioware)
This is a character in the upcoming video game from Bioware. The character is illustrated in the link, though a better view of the illustration can be found HERE.
2) Deceived Cinematic Trailer Character by Alessando Baldasseroni (Blur Studios)
This is the version of the character I am making. The trailer itself was created by Blur Studios that took their own liberties with the animations and character models (including both Darth Malgus and the Sith Troopers). The reason I consider this a second source is that the character models were created based on the Bioware illustrations, but they held their own little differences. The illustrator also created the models for the Hope and Return Cinematic Trailers using the same model but with different heads and progressively less weathering.
3) Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived cover art by Marek Okoń (Del Rey)
While the Critria for an EU costume to be discussed on the 501st Extended Universe forums states that it requires three visual sources, I am using a novel. I am not using the novel as a literary reference, but am using the cover art as a visual reference. It is designed by Marek Okoń based on the Bioware illustrations, but with specific details the artist threw in on his own.