Star Wars the Old Republic Twi'lek Costume

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Avalonn, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Avalonn

    Avalonn New Member

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    I have been wanting to make a twi'lek costume for a couple years now.
    I made started making a headpiece with a wire base but i had so much trouble with the understructure of my old lekku base, so i tossed that and started over with blue foam.
    My bf suggested he help me with a new one, so he taught me how to make one from blue foam and wood glue.
    We shaved it into the size and length of my head proportional to my body. Soon after we mold the sculpt, i will start sewing the costume.
    For awhile i wanted to do Aayla Secure costume but Ive played SWTOR alot and will be sewing a costume from the game first.
    Here are a few pictures of the base used for the scuplture.
    In the next few days i will have a series of pictures of the progression of the sculpt. ​

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  2. Lucien Kane

    Lucien Kane Well-Known Member

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    good start! can't wait to see more... Which Twi'lek are you doing? Vette?
     
  3. Avalonn

    Avalonn New Member

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    Thanks! Yeah the headpiece is the same as Vette's, but i wanted to do the make-up effects that i created as my character.
     
  4. Lucien Kane

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    Oh wow, I can't wait to see! I'll be watching for more progress!
     
  5. CyberPaddy66

    CyberPaddy66 Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to seeing this one progress, interesting start so far :D
     
  6. swfan67

    swfan67 New Member

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    Watching this thread with interest.
     
  7. Avalonn

    Avalonn New Member

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    Worked on some bulking out. lots more details and shaping to do but a few more days and should be ready for the molding process. :) cant wait to be painted blue!

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  8. Metalfire

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    that's an interesting way to do the lekku, lekku right?... any way that look really good! Looking forward to seeing the rest of this!
     
  9. Zendragon

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    Very cool!
     
  10. aeonpulse

    aeonpulse Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome! My girlfriend and I recently attended the MAGFest gaming convention last month, she made a costume that matched her own TOR character, who was a Chiss. Her outfit mainly included a few guns she made out of PBC piping and cardboard, some armor & clothing she threw together, some red contacts, and a bit of blue body paint. Turned out awesome!

    Looking forward to see how this turns out!
     
  11. Avalonn

    Avalonn New Member

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    would love to see how hers turn out! does she have any pics!?
     
  12. Avalonn

    Avalonn New Member

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    Ive been working on my lekku's and added a few pictures. i have been changing them slightly since i want them to be symmetrically perfect. My bf and i have also been working on a lightsaber for the costume. He cut the piping since im not particularly handy with the dremel and cutting metal. sorry for the messy background, the workshop is in disharmony with all the projects going on. thanks for looking, and all the positive feedback. Love to have any suggestions too!

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  13. corytrevor

    corytrevor New Member

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    looks great so far, cant wait to see when its finished!
     
  14. Igniitus

    Igniitus Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Agreed, the Lightsaber looks excellent as well!
     
  15. Beforememory

    Beforememory New Member

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    How were you going to cast it after the sculpt/mold? latex? I have a friend who is in the brainstorming stage of doing a Shaak Ti, would be interested to see the whole process. Looks good so far!
     
  16. Moosedan

    Moosedan New Member

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    Nice work. Cant wait to see some more. With a head dress also?
     
  17. Izzzie

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    Looks awesome!
     
  18. Avalonn

    Avalonn New Member

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    The mold will be fiberglass, and it will be latex with foam on the inside. im making the mold fiberglass, because I would eventually like to make them out of foam latex, so they would be soft and light.
     
  19. Avalonn

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    the head dress, i want to keep it simple. In SWTOR there a small metal headband with a turquoise gem in the middle that i would like to do. I am trying to avoid making a leather chin strap.
     
  20. Beforememory

    Beforememory New Member

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    Awesome, sounds good, can't wait to see it. take lots of pictures!
     
  21. SickTag

    SickTag New Member

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    I am pretty addicted to this game. Glad I rolled a human though. I am building Trooper Armor myself. Between the game and the build I don't have much spare time :/
     
  22. GoGators

    GoGators New Member

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    Bravo! Cant wait to see more!!!
     
  23. Avalon

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    Its been awhile, but i started working on my scuplt again. here is an update on the progress. im pushing to get them done in a couple days to get them ready for a photoshoot! Very rough shape since i was bulking out today. Smoothing and alittle reshaping tomorrow. Hoping to be done by the weekend. [​IMG]
     
  24. Avalonn

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    Re: Star Wars Twi'lek Costume WIP

    A few update pictures on my leeku sculpt. did the clay wall, added the keys, and crystal cleared the scuplt.





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  25. Avalonn

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    Almost ready for some latex, just alittle bit more clay that needs to come out. Then to make the mold pretty, im going to sand the flashing off. Super stoked to finally get a pair of these out of the mold, hoping to make them super bouncy, so they feel real like they were apart of my body, and not heavy that they need a strap. Thanks for looking!

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  26. Yolita80

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    Awesome.

    I'm also doing my Twi'lek costume and the hardest part are the lekku, I thought it basically like you, but I've never used the fiberglass. Could you explain the basic steps? What release agent use? and what type of resin and catalyst?

    thank a lots from Spain
     
  27. Triton

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    This is superb.
     

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