First Vader suit (noob)

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Calin

New Member
Hey guys,
I've been watching SW for a long time and always wanted a Vader ROTJ or ROTS suit, so I think it's time. I never owned one before because I want a movie accurate costume, not cheap crap you can buy for 30$. I'd also like to get the real height of Vader (2.02m) like they did with Hayden Christensen's Episode III suit. I don't know where to start or what I need to buy and from where, can you please give me some beginner advice?
Thanks.
 

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Miker

Well-Known Member
Calin. Most suits like this are built. You might seek out the Sith Lord detachment of the 501st. There is a company called Anovos that is working on providing a complete costume too. Happy researching.
 

dday

Sr Member
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Hey guys,
I've been watching SW for a long time and always wanted a Vader ROTJ or ROTS suit, so I think it's time. I never owned one before because I want a movie accurate costume, not cheap crap you can buy for 30$. I'd also like to get the real height of Vader (2.02m) like they did with Hayden Christensen's Episode III suit. I don't know where to start or what I need to buy and from where, can you please give me some beginner advice?
Thanks.

I agree with you heading over to the SLD. forum.501stsithlords.com

A built vader will cost you between $2000-$3000 depending on which parts you get. you can get it a little cheaper but you sacrifice some of the accuracy.

If you go with the ANOVOS offering which isn't out yet, there is no guarantee it will be a Vader that is specific to a film but rather a semi overall vader with some things from different movies, but most closely being an ESB Vader. The draw back is you will be paying for a licensed, high end costume, which means the price tag is much higher ($5780 for a leather suit, $2780 for a pleather suit).

If you don't want the hassle of putting together all the different vendors and figuring out who sells what and what is accurate, send me a PM. I have a few options you might be interested in.
 

Calin

New Member
I agree with you heading over to the SLD. forum.501stsithlords.com

A built vader will cost you between $2000-$3000 depending on which parts you get. you can get it a little cheaper but you sacrifice some of the accuracy.

If you go with the ANOVOS offering which isn't out yet, there is no guarantee it will be a Vader that is specific to a film but rather a semi overall vader with some things from different movies, but most closely being an ESB Vader. The draw back is you will be paying for a licensed, high end costume, which means the price tag is much higher ($5780 for a leather suit, $2780 for a pleather suit).

If you don't want the hassle of putting together all the different vendors and figuring out who sells what and what is accurate, send me a PM. I have a few options you might be interested in.
Well, obviously I can't spend 5000$ at once so I want to buy parts slowly as time goes on, like I'm doing with my 5000$ PC. It doesn't matter to me if I have to buy from more vendors or if some things are from different movies, I just want them to be accurate to one movie (except ANH) Thank you for your answer, BTW.
 

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Sym-Cha

Master Member
There are several MR ROTS helmets for sale at the SLD if I'm not mistaken ... though those are not cheap I must add :wacko

Chaim
 

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HanSolo2187

Active Member
Depends on what you want it for. Yes, if you want screen-accurate or 501st, it'll cost you $3-$5k. I went the cheap route for a man-cave display and I love it (especially for the price). I ended up paying around $750 total by starting with a Rubies and swapping out the helmet, armor, and shins.


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Sym-Cha

Master Member
Here's my Darth 'Ugly' Vader ESB mix with ROTS for the very first time at a dutch comic con this spring . . .



it's close to $2000 in parts, yet not taking in account the very many hours I spend on making some parts myself ... or the costs for shipping and 21% VAT customs and fees, and since some parts did not fit my customer properly I now have almost 2 Darth Vader costumes for the price of one high end :) ... still need a good helmet and cape and robe set to finish though ... so I'm not done spending good cash yet ;)

Chaim
 

Luke the Belter

Well-Known Member
Here's my Darth 'Ugly' Vader ESB mix with ROTS for the very first time at a dutch comic con this spring . . .

http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz258/Sym-Cha/Darth Ugly Vader Stripdagen_zpssh7vnbk5.jpg

it's close to $2000 in parts, yet not taking in account the very many hours I spend on making some parts myself ... or the costs for shipping and 21% VAT customs and fees, and since some parts did not fit my customer properly I now have almost 2 Darth Vader costumes for the price of one high end :) ... still need a good helmet and cape and robe set to finish though ... so I'm not done spending good cash yet ;)

Chaim
Turned out really great Chaim :thumbsup
 

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