From Knights of the Old Republic...

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Hermes, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It´s somewhat old, and I didn´t even want to post it on the RPF, considering the amount of great work here, but looking at a thread with "props that eluded you" someone there posted something about Darth Revan´s Lightsaber.

    Though I haven´t made his Saber, I made his suit, and I´d like to share with you, RPF. I hope you like it, and I´m here to answer to any inquiry about it.

    The first picture is the only reference I had to make that costume besides a full frontal picture of his Helmet, and that was about it, so I had to go from there.

    I think some pictures are dark, but there´s one taken with the flash that shows more details of the suit. Again, I´m here to reply to any question about it, should there be anyone who wishes to make it.

    And about the pictures, thank you, Wackychimp.


    Hermes.


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  2. GundamZeppelin

    GundamZeppelin Sr Member

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    Hey awsome revan is my favorit jedi/sith of all time.. the costume seems a bit diffrent then i remember it, but thats just me not trying to be rude or anything. but other then that I love it great work..
     
  3. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Gundam, as I told you, I had only that picture for reference, specially because i´m not into gaming, then I never saw him moving.... I hope it didn´t stray TOO far.:) That´s the RPF - helping me out.:):)
     
  4. OldKen

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    :thumbsup :thumbsup :D
     
  5. darcjedi

    darcjedi Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    the shoulder armor you have on there is actually just part of the cape on the in game model, and i think the chest piece is supposed to just be a leather like material, that being said, nice job for the limited reference material you had. if i would have known someone was attempting this costume, i would have shared this render i made by getting the model into 3dsmax and ripping it apart to see all the different views

    http://www.darcjedi.com/kotor/model%20rend...all%20views.jpg

    -Jeff
     
  6. KevVader

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    ...very cool.
     
  7. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Dear Lord, Jeff.. I´ll bear that in mind when and IF I make that again - and the armor is a leather-like material, it just doesn´t show in the pictures, it´s not as textured as I thought the camera would pick up.

    I was WAY off then.... oh, well, can someone remove this topic? :lol

    Should I have known the RPF had reference material on that, I`d have picked that up, but it was almost too clear that it was a big shoulder armor.....


    oh, the horror....
     
  8. Dreadmel

    Dreadmel New Member

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    Dang, that looks great :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  9. GundamZeppelin

    GundamZeppelin Sr Member

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    Thanks for posting that darcjedi, i might have to try my hand at a revan costume now that i have that link to go on. :D
     
  10. Darth Kahnt

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    I think it looks awesome. Very brave of you to do that costume with such limited reference material. Bravo.
     
  11. darcjedi

    darcjedi Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    well i hope i didnt come off sounding THAT critical... i think its a great costume, btu if you decide to do it over... you can make it even better :)

    i also have renders of a lot of the other characters in that folder, like the sith troopers, tuskens, malak, and i cant remember what else.

    http://www.darcjedi.com/kotor/model%20renders/

    -Jeff


     
  12. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    No, Jeff. Not at all:) I´m very happy that you folks from the RPF liked it, I´ve got more stuff to show.... Lately I haven´t been posting my stuff or tooting my own horn because I´ve been out of the costuming loop for myself, only for others. Which means, only Jedi Suits, which, though very satisfying, don´t leave me much time to pursue other things.

    Other thing - I would very much like to assist anyone who wishes to make that suit, for I gained a lot of knowledge from it, and it could prove useful to other people here on the RPF.

    Thank you guys so much, it is truly a great thing when one sees one´s work fully recognized, and only here on the RPF I could attain the degree of satisfaction with it and myself that I intended in the first place.
     
  13. GundamZeppelin

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    awww jeff what are you doing to me. now i am kicking around a sith trooper helmet idea also :D the pictures are great.. so much detail can be seen leading to ideas.. of "i think i can do this"
     
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  14. The Clone Emperor

    The Clone Emperor Well-Known Member

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    Great to hear from you Hermes. You have been missed.

    Really nice craftsmanship on your Lord Revan. I am very glad you thought to share this again, as I think many people benefit from such a post.

    My best to you and Alessandra,
    Thomas
     
  15. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thank you so much, Thomas. I can´t describe how I feel, considering YOU´re complimenting me. I actually hope people benefit from this post, even with a blatant mistake on the shoulder pads, but then again, as the folks said, I couldn´t have known. However, the rest of the suit was relatively painless to make, and then I could lend a hand specially to Gundam Zeppelin, who seems to want one.

    It was a relatively simple suit to make, specially the undersuit (which is a very long shirt, like a priest´s vest, but with some catches, and what else? The Helmet was sort of fudged, due to lack of reference, the front is almost accurate, but the back is fudged:)

    Well, I still have the plans I used to make it, if you wish, Zeppelin.

    May the Force be with you all.

    Hermes.
     
  16. darcjedi

    darcjedi Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Gundam, here is some concept art from the kotor web site that i think is even cooler than the finished model... i especially like the second one.

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    in addition to a sith trooper, i would also like to have a kotor era tusken. i love the big canister breather thing the masks have on them :)
     
  17. GundamZeppelin

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    Saved both i might just put my vader helmets on hold for this, or maybe i should start with revan he is easyer i cant make up my mind.. the only thing i know for sure is i need more money if i want to do ether helmet
    :D
     
  18. DarthZairr

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    hey just wondering how did you make the mask?
     
  19. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    OK - I had some synthetic leather-like material, but with a very fine grain, in red and black. So I printed out the face which was the only thing remaining in my reference that I didn´t post here (I.E - I deleted it). And then I drew the planes that made up the mask. I came to the conclusion that the face mask was easily done in a sturdy cardboard, and then I went for it, with all the reliefs existent in the original facemask.

    The upper part was a trick, for since I didn´t have any reference, and couldn´t find, I supposed that no one would discredit me if I just fudged it, so I designed an upper part and the side parts that were to be beneath the hood.

    Now we have a facemask and a design, but nothing to build it with, so I picked up EVA foam and made a helmet out of it, in very much the same shape as Revan´s helmet, and then I covered it in the same leather-like material and added a lens made out of a soda bottle, with window film, and there it is, a VERY lightweight, sturdy and beautiful Lord Revan Helmet.

    I still have the designs if you wish.

    Hermes.
     
  20. Qui-Gonzalez

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    The only thing I would do is darken your reds...in case no one pointed it out. It looks more ominous as a deep crimson.
     
  21. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Absolutely. They are painted in real life - a wash of blue acrylics over this red, but the flash absolutely .... er... washed away the blue, and the red was there in all its intense glory....

    There is a picture without flash here, let me see...

    Here, I hope it can be seen...

    NO excuse, though, I had to have darkened it much more, but it wasn´t SO bad once you see what it really looks like:)
     
  22. DarthZairr

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  23. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Can do. Can I send them to you tomorrow? I have to rummage through my designs folder and it´s not in the computer, it´s an actual folder with reference pictures I drew.
     
  24. DarthZairr

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    Sure i have got plenty of time, i think now i have decided to make a revan costume for myself(wanted to when the game came out but i did not have a lot of costuming experice) maybe if my funds work out i will be attending dragoncon this year as darth revan.
     
  25. Immortal Goat

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    Very nice. I have to say, I kinda like the shoulder armor idea, even if it isn't accurate. Maybe it's because I love Vader so much, and he had shoulder armor, too, but I kinda think that a Sith Lord such as Revan WOULD have worn shoulder armor. Although, I didn't really view his costume as a crimson. I always thought it was such a dark red that it bordered on black. That's just me, though.

    All in all, very nice. I hope you continue to work on this and improve it, because it is a very nice piece of work.
     
  26. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Zairr, any sort of assistance I can give you, count on me - add me to your MSN if you wish - mine is lin_si_tar@hotmail.com.

    Immortal, that was sort of my reasoning - but I also got mixed up because of a picture I had of him straight up front that showed that which Darcjedi proved as a cape in a fashion that I was quite sure it was a shoulder armor, so I sort of went from there. No fancy materials whatsoever in that armor, though. I had a very short amount of time and the guy who ordered it from me was getting restless, so I made it out of industrial strength board (a kind of non-corrugated, heavy cardboard, but THICK, and sturdy almost like a wooden board), and covered it in the same synthetic leather-like material I used for the facemask and helmet. Once it was covered, I just layered it, with the care of having the lowermost layer without the board, instead I used a thick rubbery insulation foam, that retained its shape, though soft enough not to hurt the wearer. Since they had similar textures, it worked as a charm.

    As for continuing, I´d have to build another from scratch, for I had it shipped to its owner as soon as I finished it, BUT this Darth Revan character sort of grew on me, and now with the pictures provided by DarcJedi, if anyone here wishes, I´d gladly do it over again. Thank you for your kind words, and I hope I haven´t just filled your screen with inane babble.

    Thank you very much, folks. If any of you guys wishes to point out any other thing, I´m here to tell you how it was made.
     
  27. DarthZairr

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    i belive that this project will be the most stressfull yet. because i am a man of purfection. i wish i can show you guys some of my costumes and props but i do not have a decint digital camra and i have no idea how to use photobucket. (sigh) maybe one day i can figure the d@mn thing, Lin-Si-Tar i thank you for all the help you are will to give me thanks again Zairr
     
  28. LordJossis

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    you should see my build thread! (If tyou havent already) its a sith trooper build!
     

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