Kylo Ren full accuracy costume.... saber, helmet, etc.


RINZLERTRON

Sr Member
Here’s a project I’ve been working on since 2016. I actually had a complete Kylo Ren in 2016 but it wasn’t anything like what I really am wanting to accomplish with this costume.

Let’s start with the helmet... the helmet is a heavily modified/repainted Anovos. I have a whole other thread on this if you want to take a look at that. It details the painting and weathering process.
I originally had a screen accurate scar on the front of the faceplate but decided to fix it, as I just didn’t like the look of it with the helmet. Here’s the final result.
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Next, the sleeves. The sleeves were done locally and are the same ones I’ve had since 2016, though they need to be taken in a bit to get a tighter fit.
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Belt is a PH props along with the neckseal. The gloves came from Endor finders.
My belt/saber clip came from Phoenix props.

The saber itself is a pew pew crafts painted by me.
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The robe and scarf/hood combo are being made by Maxi, a friend of mine. He did all the work on this “mock up” robe I’m wearing here. The scarf and hood set I’m wearing was also done by him but is JJV3. I will be using JJV2 for the new robe and new hood/scarf set.
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I’m in the 6’1-6’2 range depending on the day and my shoes, and with my boots/helmet I get brought up to about 6’4, so this robe fits spectacularly.

As for the boots, those are JDOS but I don’t have them in yet.
Pleated tunic will be from my friend Karina. Not sure about pants yet.

Now onto the midcoat/starkiller base coat.
It has such an odd texture that I honestly believe was achieved through some sort of rubber applied to a wool fabric. This is my test, on the right, compared to the screen used on the left.
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Once I can nail that texture, Maxi will be doing a midcoat for me out of that material as well.
 

RINZLERTRON

Sr Member
Decided to go ahead and have Karina sew a more accurate pair of TFA style sleeves for me as well, that will match the tunic she's doing for me. I made a "duct tape" pattern for her based off my arm, and am going to send it along with some extra measurements for perfect sizing.
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Also, I'm having Brian at PittForceFive re-do my Disney Parks saber to have better electronics for night time trooping....
I gave it a quick repaint one afternoon just to get it to look a little more accurate, though I want to do some copper weathering on it that I have yet to do. I know the Disney Parks saber DEFINITELY isn't screen accurate in size or shape of the quillions, etc.... But I'm okay with having that one part not screen accurate just for trooping or walking around with it ignited.
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RINZLERTRON

Sr Member
I forgot this thread existed [emoji28]

Finished everything up so here’s pics!

First off is the pants, modified and coated by me. 1.5 inch darts and seam in back.
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Next we have the tunic and sleeves with correct number and size for the pleats on the sleeves and variating pleats for the tunic.
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Also, I dyed the tunic and sleeves because naturally the black canvas used isn’t dark enough.
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My pew pew crafts lightsaber was repainted by me, but I didn’t attach the red wire yet in these photos
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The surcoat by Maxi is one of my favorite pieces I own. It has a new hood that keeps its shape a little better due to padding he uses inside. I had him do a little work to the whole thing that he wouldn’t usually do... the panels on the robe are the same size as Adams (due to basketweave counting on my part), each side of the panel has a 2 inch hand sewn hem, the bottom hem is big to give it weight, the back of the surcoat has darts going up the back, and the whole thing touches the ground like the one on film. (I’ll show the whole thing off in my final pics, this is just showing the darts and hems).
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Now for the full pics in costume. We were lucky that we could make this thing using the same numbers of pleats and length/width based on basketweave count seeing as Driver and I have a very very similar height and build. Hope you guys enjoy these pics as much as I enjoy wearing it.
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Now for some fun stuff... comparison shots and the Kylo walk [emoji41]
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https://www.instagram.com/p/B0bigkuDVnr/



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parfaitelumiere

Sr Member
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you made good choice for helmet, modding was a very good idea.
I was thinking doing the same at a time, but finally sold it, as I didn't finish the kylo project.
You did well, choosing the belt clip I designed for pp.
I made the best neckseal ever, just same as original pictures shared by anovos.
It has been sold, but you can contact me I will tell buyer coordonnates, she also has my complete belt, very good, better than ph props or so, I think she would sell them, as it's too large for her, and as she is broken most of the time...
Your boot choice is not bad, the other maker from south america is good too, but none are completely accurate in the end.
I would be interested in seeing the pleated tunic fabric, as making a complete accurate tunic is virtually impossible for now, I offered jj industry to use my design to make the fabric, but he declined, tried to contact several companies to make at my cost, but was requiring 1000 yards to make, far too much, even it would have been possible to sell to collectors, I think nobody is crazy enough to buy 10 or 15 yards of fabric just for a such small detail.
For belt buckle, if you want the best, Kylo ren resin belt buckle | eBay
 

RINZLERTRON

Sr Member
you made good choice for helmet, modding was a very good idea.
I was thinking doing the same at a time, but finally sold it, as I didn't finish the kylo project.
You did well, choosing the belt clip I designed for pp.
I made the best neckseal ever, just same as original pictures shared by anovos.
It has been sold, but you can contact me I will tell buyer coordonnates, she also has my complete belt, very good, better than ph props or so, I think she would sell them, as it's too large for her, and as she is broken most of the time...
Your boot choice is not bad, the other maker from south america is good too, but none are completely accurate in the end.
I would be interested in seeing the pleated tunic fabric, as making a complete accurate tunic is virtually impossible for now, I offered jj industry to use my design to make the fabric, but he declined, tried to contact several companies to make at my cost, but was requiring 1000 yards to make, far too much, even it would have been possible to sell to collectors, I think nobody is crazy enough to buy 10 or 15 yards of fabric just for a such small detail.
For belt buckle, if you want the best, Kylo ren resin belt buckle | eBay

Yeah, the JDOS are absolutely the closest I’ve seen based on the pictures I have of the boots. There’s a few differences I’m sure, but good enough since they’re covered 90% of the time. They’re pretty comfy as well.

As for the tunic, the tunic fabric was the same thing used for the sleeve fabric. It was a canvas material, you’ll have to forgive me as I don’t know the exact name since I didn’t make those, but it’s very very close to the original fabric, the only difference being that the weave goes in a slightly different direction. Same size weave and same look, but instead of the weave being stacked on top of each other in straight lines, you’d have to slant the fabric to a certain angle to get it to do that.

Belt I’m really dang happy with. After looking over this one (this is one of Paul’s newer ones) I really like it. That being said, that belt buckle is awesome and I might pick it up just to be able to swap it out when I want.
 

RINZLERTRON

Sr Member
A few updates on this guy... I got some new sleeves that I still need to dye and wax, and a brand new pair of Yang gloves. I also got a new helmet (it’s a prototype of the original anovos helmet. So it’s a little smaller and thinner). I got the helmet chromed and then paint was by me.
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for the helmet paint, I used matte black emulsion paint and then gloss black 2k paint splattered on. Then I sanded the whole thing down lightly with a sanding sponge, added all the scratches with picks and sandpaper, and then weathered the scars with oil paints.
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More updates once I get my sleeves dyed and waxed
 

RINZLERTRON

Sr Member
This is so well done!!!!! Funny that you started work on it 2016 and I paid Anovos for mine in 2016. You win!!!!!

Really nicely done.
Thank you so much! It’s been a fun journey, but I’m ready to go ahead and get it done so I don’t have to fix anything else hahahaha!
 

RINZLERTRON

Sr Member
Thank you guys for all of the really awesome comments! You have no idea how much it means to me.

Keep an eye out for my Mando and Vader I'm working on as well... hoping to do them as much justice!
 

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