Kylo Ren Reference Photos

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  1. joshvanrad

    joshvanrad Sr Member

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for any and all Kylo Ren reference photos I can get!

    Mostly looking for photos of the bucket, but close-ups of the fabric, gloves, scarf, and boots would be GREATLY appreciated.

    I'd appreciate anybody at Celebration getting these pictures if possible. I'm just hoping we can use this as a catch-all for Kylo references.

    Thanks in advance,
    Joshua
     
  2. JJ Griffin

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    There is already a Kylo Ren thread on the front page of this section, best to just collaborate there, IMHO.
     
  3. joshvanrad

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    I have a few requests for those of you who were lucky enough to attend. I'm currently working on the soft parts, but I need some references to get good seams and really make this thing accurately

    First of all, it's tough to make out the true colors of the outfit with the lighting of most photos I've seen. Could anyone describe or post up pictures of comparable colors of the sleeves and overcoat?

    Secondly, I was hoping to get some good shots of the back and sides of the coat so I can see how they did the seams and whether or not they split them, and if so, how far up they split them.

    Lastly, could anyone tell me whether or not there was a clip or attachment on the back of the belt for his saber?

    Really lastly, could anyone see the boots in the opening at the bottom of the overcoat, and did anyone happen to snap pictures of them?

    I'd greatly appreciate any info or pictures anyone is willing to provide. I've poured over the internet and these are the last few things I'm missing to put this puzzle together. I know a lot of people are working on the bucket, but I'm really working hard to put the soft parts together first.

    Thanks again
     
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  5. joshvanrad

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    I've been compiling a lot of reference photos from all over. I'll try and get them all posted tomorrow night. They are the pretty common shots though, so anyone could find what I've already got. The shots I really need are those mentioned earlier. But thanks for anything and everything.
     
  6. MasterEdi

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    Hey Josh, .... Are these the shots you we're looking for?... First off on color, the best that I can tell the outfit color was a dark grey, not black. It was difficult to tell by the multiple color lighting the displays had. Also the pattern on the material. It looked almost like woven chain mail. .... Boots though, could not really be seen, we will have to wait on those.
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  7. joshvanrad

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    First of all, thanks a ton for posting your pictures. And I really appreciate the definition of the colors.

    That item in the first picture- is that attached to the belt or is that just a reflection in the glass. I'm guessing a clip, since I've noticed it in a few pictures. Is it a normal covertec? It looks a bit metallic.

    It would really help if I could get some shots of the bottom half of the overcoat to get an idea of where the seams are located, and whether or not they split on the sides, or how many panels it is, etc.
     
  8. Kiteera

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    Has anyone stumbled across a good fabric for that outer coat? I found a monk's cloth online that isn't dual-bar like Ren's, but I ordered a swatch to at least get a good look at it in person. Haven't found anything else even close to it since. :(
     
  9. joshvanrad

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    I picked up some heavy cotton monk's cloth last night in an even-weave. I'm going to use that for my first version of his over-coat. There is another thread that is looking for people to sign up for a BIG order from a mill to have the screen accurate fabric custom made.

    Monk's cloth will get you close, but I think that's the closest you'll get without going custom.
     
  10. ARKM

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    It's a clip of some sort and is not a Covertec. It's been discussed about over in this thread with a slightly better pic of the part that is on the belt... http://www.therpf.com/f79/darth-unknowns-lightsaber-speculation-thread-229653/
     
  11. Kiteera

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    Awesome, thanks for the reply!
     
  12. MasterEdi

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    It is most definitely a clip attached to the belt. The material has a pearlescent quality but I suspect it's sprayed on, not in the weave. It seems the tunic is split on the sides and front and back. It folds into itself, I saw no sewing seam.
     

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    Thanks for the info. I'm going to have to look at fabric coatings to see what they did there.

    It would appear by that last picture, and a few I've collected from around the net that there are seams running up each side, and one seam in the front. They appear to start right under the belt, and split to form individual panels under the belt.
     
  14. MasterEdi

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    Yes, from the belt are the panels.... But the back is also a seam I believe, I might be wrong ... I don't have the best photos of the back but this looks like a seam image.jpg
     
  15. joshvanrad

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    It's been quite difficult to find a good shot of the back. I still haven't found one of the back that gives me the views I need. They all have a lot of glare on the back of the case.

    There is this shot in the promo art that shows the panels in the front, but the back is obstructed. But I'm assuming it is that same pattern and split.

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  16. MasterEdi

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    Hey Josh, I would like to get your thoughts on the mask... From looking a the preproduction pic of the helmet and then comparing it with the shots from C7... Do you think it folds up lik a face shield?
     
  17. joshvanrad

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    In what way do you mean? As in, the lower part slides upward?
     
  18. MasterEdi

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    Yeah... Just a thought... When I was at C7, it just seemed there is more to this helmet than what is seen, can't explain... Just wondering if anyone else had these suspicions
     
  19. MasterEdi

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    These elements are interesting..... There is a slight bulge in the helmet ... There are subtle line elements as well. From the side it's a very distinct seam
     
  20. joshvanrad

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    Hm. it could be. At this point I'd lean towards it being a simple bucket, but it could be a face shield. It is a pretty big helmet, so I wouldn't rule it out.

    If I had to guess right now though, I would say there aren't any moving parts on this one.
     
  21. MasterEdi

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    Finally got a chance to upload this from my phone... I think you will appreciate this...[video]https://youtu.be/VIhocLg4Ias[/video]
     
  22. astralrayn

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    I posted a link to this in my soft parts thread, it's all the reference photos I've collected of Kylo Ren so far. All from various places, I've just been frantically saving everything. So you may have seen some before: http://imgur.com/a/KMrG6#57
     
  23. joshvanrad

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    You guys are heroes. Thanks.
     
  24. joshvanrad

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    So I'm going to make a firm bet that the entire midcoat matches the action figure quite closely.

    As you've shown, the pin tucks are evident in the trailer (as you've marked in your ref photo)

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    You can see 2 of the pin tucks right in the armpit here

    Star-Wars-Celebration-Anaheim-2015-The-Force-Awakens-097.jpg

    So at this point I'd put money on it that the entire midcoat is made of 1 inch pin tucks from top to bottom, as it appears on the action figure.
     
  25. astralrayn

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    The mid coat definitely has pin-tucks, it's even more clear in this pic: http://i.imgur.com/dZ24GpD.jpg


    But, at least at that part of his costume, the fabric is very clearly separated from the sleeves. I talked about this last night with a 501st member who got to see the costume in person, she insists it's a separate garment of separate material, but agrees that it's definitely got the pin tucks in it. I've never wanted more high def image of a sith's armpit before....
     
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  26. joshvanrad

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    They are definitely separated, but they appear to be the same fabric, or at least very very similar.
     
  27. astralrayn

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    If they are different fabric, it could easily be that wool you pointed out. I'm a little worried the 501st isn't going to release the costume requirements until the movie is out, which means I may need to just resign myself to sewing it twice.
     
  28. Doombot13

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    I had a friend who was at Celebration say this about the costume:

    Well the color is a dark Grey, very similar to my Palpatine inner robes. The issue is the fabric was made specifically for the movie, which means we can't get it, going to message the LMO about alternatives. There is a new saber hook on the belt, not a covetec or D-ring. As far as height, it didn't seem massive, maybe 6'3"

    Now how do I post pictures from my I-phone here?
     
  29. Doombot13

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg

    - - - Updated - - -

    I have more pictures that I will post later tonight that show some of the back piece of the helmet (even though the hood is up it still gives a good idea of what it should look like)
     
  30. joshvanrad

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    At this point, I'm going to probably make 2. My first will be made of monk's cloth, and the inner jacket and sleeves will be made out of wool to mimic the action figure (but I'm still not exactly sure how I'm going to attach the sleeves. I will probably attach them to a lighter type of fabric that will go under everything else). The first rendition will not be the most accurate, but will be passable in quality in appearance. As we get closer to the film, or possibly after the film, I'll end up remaking the whole thing to really hit the mark on everything.

    The first version will be sort of expimenting with methods, so the version that I make around movie time will go easier and be more dialed in.
     
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  31. Doombot13

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    And here are some more pictures. No Red Lights!.jpg Mask right.jpg Mask - Leftish.jpg
     
  32. hellbound666

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    gloves source? notice the notch on the index finger...
     
  33. SL13377

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    I have been SCOURING The internet for better armpit images. You could clearly see that the armpit material was wool and the sleeves were a cotton on the costume in person
     
  34. joshvanrad

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    So same pin tucks, different materials?
     
  35. tweedler92

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    ep7-38176-1377-1378-07.jpg new refrence for the boots
     
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  36. Doombot13

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    Tweedler92, bless you sir!


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  37. Kestrel7

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    I tried upping the image resolution for the boots reference image using Similia Enlarger. Hope this helps.
    I also think jamesrt1 on Photobucket did a good job (albeit the belt strap placement is a little off and it's not as lustrous):
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    Also, does anyone else see the resemblance of Kylo Ren's and Anakin's boots? Maybe it's just the straps, but it feels as if there's something more to this.
     

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  38. halliwax

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    anikans boots is the first thing I thought of as well, I thought they were exactly the same and the other night in bed did some comparisons
     
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  40. PoopaPapaPalps

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    Nevermind the Rylo fabric, thanks for bringing this site to my attention. I want to do a Star Wars thing in future and this is a great resource to have for fabric for costumes! Thanks!
     

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