Rubies Vader/Padme/Luke/Leia (Tantive IV pic)

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by avaron, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. avaron

    avaron New Member

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    Hiya,

    I've been a lurker on this forum since the Rubies Supreme Vader costume was released. I want to say thanks to the many that contribute to this forum that helped me make my decision and also those that posted DIY's for the little tweaks and mods to it. I finally got registered and wanted to post a pic of me and my family from Halloween.

    I'm only 5'9 so I'm sporting some platform boots to make up for the height. My wife is Padme, son is Luke (unfortunately no Luke specific costume was available so we just used the normal "Jedi" version), and my daugther is Leia. As you can see from my son's impromtu facial expression, he's probably in line to be a Sith next year. :p

    My Supreme Rubies Vader costume was tailored for my height (took in the arms, legs and shortened the cape). My boots have 3 inch heels. For the mask I installed a fan, custom padding, voice breather, foam neck brace (just some craft foam and velcro to cover the neck), and new lenses.

    For next year I'll be working on figuring out a good voice changer. I'm looking for suggestions for any good ones.

    I also want to say thanks to JD at thesabervault.com. for the FX sabers. Unfortunately my son isn't holding his in this picture but Jeff went out of his way to replace a Luke ROTJ FX I got from him that arrived broken a week before Halloween so my son could have it Halloween night.

    Appreciate any comments. I'm mainly on the rebelscum.com forums so so can hit me up there too.

    Avaron


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  2. SithLord

    SithLord Sr Member

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    What a terrific family photo...thanks for sharing. You're very lucky to have the entire family into SW...

    :cheers,

    Thomas
     
  3. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's great. Welcome aboard. :D

    - k
     
  4. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Welcome avaron :)
     
  5. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Welcome to the RPF. Very nice photo.
     
  6. kell

    kell Well-Known Member

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    Great photo.... Great family... its so cool when you have a wife that "plays" along, and you know the kids love all the props... Welcome.

    Kell
     
  7. blufive

    blufive Sr Member

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    Great photo.

    :)
     
  8. Hand-Schaub

    Hand-Schaub Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Cool. Your son's expression is great.
     
  9. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great family picture. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    It does look from your son's expression as if he's ready to follow in his father's footsteps to the Dark Side. But you never know. Maybe he'll end up saving you. :)

    By the way, where was your photo taken? Love the setting.
     
  10. GuntahKela

    GuntahKela Sr Member

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    Awesome pic. Yeah, was this taken at a set, or was it Photoshoped?
     
  11. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    Welcome aboard..... Thats an awesome pic... Your son looks like he's ready to rip that * ship apart... Classic :)
     
  12. avaron

    avaron New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. My son likes Star Wars just as much as me. Wife like Star Wars too but wouldn't probably dress up if not asked. Daugther is still too young to make the decision herself so I figured I'd start her early. :p

    My cousin in law is a master at Photoshop. The picture was actually taken in our well lit garage. He cut us out and placed us on the Tantive IV background which I found by searching for wallpapers on the web. I also have another one he did which I'll need to find and try to post it up too.
     
  13. stormtrooperguy

    stormtrooperguy Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i love the sith-in-training expression on "luke" :-D
     
  14. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    You all look great, nice to see everyone happy, all the best for the new year :thumbsup
     
  15. Darth Mawr

    Darth Mawr Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Fabulous photo. I too love your son's expression. Welcome.
     
  16. MacFarc

    MacFarc New Member

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    Thats a great picture :)
     
  17. Trooper TK409

    Trooper TK409 Well-Known Member

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    Looks fantastic. Where did you get the nice big clean background photo?
     
  18. darth_manu

    darth_manu Well-Known Member

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    vader needs to bulk.
    hehe just buggin ya.
    nice pics
     
  19. avaron

    avaron New Member

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    Haha yeah. I'm doing what I can at 5'9'' and 150 lbs. I was thinkin about wearing one of those muscle suits under it but the gear is already hot enough as it is. :lol


    I just posted above another Photoshop pic that we used for our Christmas cards. Its a bit closer up so it hides my height better. For the purists though, it's not right because its a clone wars background. Eh, its all in fun anyway.
     
  20. Trooper TK409

    Trooper TK409 Well-Known Member

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    5'9", 150lbs? You'd make a great protocol droid. :D
     
  21. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow, that's Photoshop? The reflection of your cape and legs on the floor really sells it. The only thing to add might be the reflection of the beam from your saber.

    Outstanding. :eek
     
  22. avaron

    avaron New Member

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    Guess the bench presses that Vader does aren't working well enough huh? :lol
     
  23. Star Wars Man

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    yo man that is some sick pics, but dude, u got to get a better lightsaber effect going there...email or pm me, i got a killer effect

    and dont mean to be rude, but, your child's saber, should be by definition blue, i mean it is a free country yes, but anakin episode 2 is a blue saber...member, i am a perfectionist
     
  24. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey, welcome aboard and thanks so much sharing that pic. It is really great when the whole family shares in the same passion. Your wife looks like she makes a great Padme and your sons expression is perfect.

    If you still have the web page for that good-sized background wallpaper photo in your PC history, maybe you could post a link for the rest of us?

    My kids love SW also, and I have some pics of them in my photobook. Click my signature to check them out if you want.
     
  25. avaron

    avaron New Member

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    Cool photos. I don't have the webpage with the wallpaper unfortunately. However, if you send me a an email or pm with your email address forward it to you. ;)
     
  26. JDFett

    JDFett Active Member

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    very cool...my son and my two youngest daughter are into the star wars thing...my wife simply thinks im nuts so count your blessings
     
  27. RebelGhirl

    RebelGhirl New Member

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    Very cool photos. Clever way to make 'buns' for Leia too for a kid. :)
     
  28. avaron

    avaron New Member

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    I consider myself very lucky. My wife puts up with all my crap. If she didn't, I'd Force Choke her. :lol
     
  29. vaderdarth

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    Nice lookin family ya got there...

    Dave :)
     

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