Praetorian Guard Armor Reference - Star Wars The Last Jedi

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Peralton

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My Kylo isn't even 1/2 finished, but wow, am I excited by this new armor and wondering if there's any way I could actually complete such a project in this decade.


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It looks like there are four new weapons and two helmet styles (maybe three?), with one helmet being an official Anovos piece.
https://www.anovos.com/collections/star-wars-the-last-jedi/products/star-wars-the-last-jedi-praetorian-guard-helmet-accessory

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I've collected a few other images in a folder that I'll add to as I find new pics: https://imgur.com/a/j0sOL

I'm thinking that this is armor that could be made from Worbla for a passable cosplay depiction, though for a high-end look vacuformed pieces would need to be created to be screen-accurate. There are designs and indentations in random pieces that would preclude simply heating up and shaping sheets of cut plastic as I might be tempted to do for simple samurai armor.

The chest piece looks unique compared to stormtroopers, but I've only given that a cursory glance. The final flange by the wrist looks like it could be rubber, but I'm guessing that's only for fighting shots.



If you look at the closeups on the Visual Dictionary, the wrist flange looks like hard plastic with indented details.

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So...now I need to finish my Kylo to get my hand back in the costuming game and then start looking at this because I think the designs are really great. Given how much they are pushing them as previews and toys, I'm guessing we'll get at least one fight scene with them.

Who else is pondering a build of this costume? Thoughts on its construction?
 

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Thain

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I wasn't a fan of these guards at first, but they're definitely growing on me. I originally thought they were a really strange design for Star Wars, but now I really like how weird they are. Can't wait to see these guys fight on the big screen!

Looking forward to the costumes people put together.
 

Peralton

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The brief when designing them was apparently based on Samurai armor. And they had to be functional, unlike the the previous Royal Guards. I'm hoping they do some damage. The one sword actually extends into a whip-like weapon.
 

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karmajay

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Yeah they look cooler in action than the initial pictures. Those arms though. It seems this would definitely be better as a foam costume than the typical SW armor path.
 

usajdm

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I too am considering a go at this.
Definitely doing one for the nephew for the premiere.
Probably go foam on his though.
He is yet to appreciate the uncomfortably stiff, hot, weight and general discomfort of the PVC, styrene, fiberglass builds.

I would like some input if it's ok to post it here?
Anyone wanna through out their estimate on demensions for this particular helmet?
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Give me your best guess.
Robert
 

LoneGuard

New Member
I too am considering a go at this.
Definitely doing one for the nephew for the premiere.
Probably go foam on his though.
He is yet to appreciate the uncomfortably stiff, hot, weight and general discomfort of the PVC, styrene, fiberglass builds.

I would like some input if it's ok to post it here?
Anyone wanna through out their estimate on demensions for this particular helmet?
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Give me your best guess.
Robert
The left one is different from the focused guard on the image from Entertainment - the left one is the guard on the far left holding the heavy blade on image from Entertainment.

I'll be making a 3D model of this guy and the "hat" guy this week.
 

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Peralton

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I too am considering a go at this.
Definitely doing one for the nephew for the premiere.
Probably go foam on his though.
He is yet to appreciate the uncomfortably stiff, hot, weight and general discomfort of the PVC, styrene, fiberglass builds.

I would like some input if it's ok to post it here?
Anyone wanna through out their estimate on demensions for this particular helmet?
View attachment 759133View attachment 759132
Give me your best guess.
Robert
You could pick a size that would fit the wearer's head and use that as a standard to scale everything off of.

There's also a Fathead 'lifesize' figure that is 6' 2". I don't know if 50 bucks is worth it, but maybe that could be used to get a measurement.
https://www.fathead.com/star-wars/star-wars-movies/praetorian-guard-star-wars-the-last-jedi-wall-decal/

Of course, someone is going to buy an Anovos helmet, so maybe a scale can be obtained for the base of the helmet from there.
 

januarycosplay

New Member
have you started your build? i'm curious also how others are building this. just saw the movie yesterday and i loved the praetorian guard fight scene. i think i'll do the arms and legs in 5mm eva foam and the helmet and shoulders thicker eva.
 

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eskrimador98

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Hello! I'm new to therpf.com, and I actually created my own movie accurate model of the praetorian guard, but since I lack the skills and supplies to 3D print/fiberglass/mold/etc, I had to make it with floor mat foam, so it isn't the greatestPhoto Mar 26, 10 27 04 AM.jpgPhoto Mar 26, 10 27 05 AM.jpg
 

eskrimador98

New Member
So very cool.
Foam or not, looks amazing.
Will you be sharing these templates?
Robert
I'd love to, but if you plan on using foam good luck. I'm a 5'5 120 lb skinny guy and i can barely get the costume on. the body piece is just the body piece, no detail (i had to free hand the detail since I made all this before the last jedi came out).
 

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