What does your Darth Vader Costume consist of?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Darth Kahnt, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Here's a thread for all the Darth Vader costumers to tell us the origin and makers of all the parts of your costume. I'm not looking for people to debate on what the best components are, just simply tell us who the makers of each of your parts are and a little history if you like. Also, what Vader look you are going for (ANH, ESB, ROTJ, ROTS) :D

    I'll start:

    ROTJ Vader

    Helmet - cKing
    Armor: Gino
    Cape & Inner Robe: Custardkitty (modified with correct cape chain)
    Chestbox: Gino ROTJ
    Gloves: TK510
    Pleather Suit: Custardkitty
    Belt: Modified Rubies (next piece to be upgraded)
    Cod: Dark Shadow
    Shins: TK510
    Boots: Sportsman Guide East German Officer Boots
    Saber: Larbel EL

    Whoo's next? :)
     
  2. eddie vader

    eddie vader New Member

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    ESB Vader

    Helmet - JB ESB
    Armor - GH painted by JB
    Leather Accurate 3- Piece Bodysuit - CKing/Darthchops (1 of only a handful or less). Expensive, but worth every penny.
    Cape & Inner Robe - Rein One. Great quality and heavy
    Chestbox - GINO ESB
    Gloves - jvasilatos ESB
    Boots - Soviet Officer boots
    Shins - darthwill?
    Cod - do not have one yet
    Belt - I am in the very slow process of making my own
    Saber - MR ESB
    Mannequin - 6'7" bendable that needs to be shaped properly

    Hopefully, I will get him completed before too long.
     
  3. Darth Domain

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    I think mine is more ROTJ

    Helmet: Modded rubies
    undersuite: Rubies
    Cape/underrobe: Rubies
    Chestbox: Rubies with ROTJ decals
    Belt: Rubies boxes, 2inch leather belt and Russrep buckle
    Cod: rubies
    Boots: somewhere off E-Bay
    Gloves: Sitharmor
    Chest armor/shins: Still Rubies
    Sabre: MR FX ANH Vader
     
  4. vaderman1701

    vaderman1701 Well-Known Member

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    I have such a mixture of parts, but here is what I know.

    ROTJ Vader

    Helmet - azuldelta (Guy from Spain), modified ABS Rubies.
    Armor: azuldelta (Guy from Spain)
    Cape & Inner Robe: Custom made by a friend in 501st (OLG Garrison)Chestbox: GT ROTJ
    Gloves: TK510
    Pleather Suit: cucblack- 2 piece pleather from ebay
    Belt: Self built. 2" leather belt, Hammond Project boxes, pilot lights and red leds, thumb screws.
    Cod: 2- Sith Armor and unknown (off ebay)
    Shins: TK510
    Boots: Heavily modified costume boots.
    Saber: custom el ROTJ Saber and MR ESB Saber
     
  5. kurtyboy

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    ESB

    Helmet: MJ (20th C)
    undersuite: Rein one 3 piece
    Cape/underrobe: Still under research & development.
    Chestbox: Modified Gino ESB (not really sure to what extent it has been modified)
    Belt: Accurate ESB hero version. Made by someone who prefers to remain anonymous.
    Cod: TMP
    Boots: Vintage German Jackboots
    Gloves: GT (groan.)
    Chest armor: JB (GH clone?)
    Shins: GT (cast from screen used stunt set?)
    Saber: Real MPP with replica end cap and shroud
     
  6. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This is the last incarnation of my ESB Vader:

    Helmet - Don Post C/A
    Armor: old version GT-clone in ABS
    Cape & Inner Robe: Sithplanet
    Chestbox: GT-derivative ROTJ (needs ESB top greeblie)
    Gloves: TK510
    Pleather Suit: Custardkitty
    Belt: Homemade leather belt w/ Hammond boxes (Russrep box knobs & saber hook)
    Cod: Darth Pimphat
    Shins: TK510
    Boots: Soviet officers' boots
    Saber: MR FX ESB, Heiland Synchronar (WIP)
     
  7. TK-4140

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    My at the moment Vaders:

    ROTJ:

    Helmet - Azuldelta
    Armor: Bernado
    Chestbox: Gino ROTJ modified
    Cape & Inner Robe: Movie-FX Germany
    Gloves: jvasilatos ROTJ style
    Leather Suit: 1 piece leather suit Movie-FX Germany
    Belt: Self built. Leather belt, metall boxes, pilot lights and red leds, thumb screws.
    Cod: tk720
    Shins: Movie-FX Germany ABS Shins
    Boots: German Officer boots
    Saber: Larbel EL
    Sound: Portumac
    Mannequin - 6'4" with latex mask modified with glass eyes and portumac reveal jaw and neckseal


    ANH:

    Helmet - GH
    Armor: GH
    Chestbox: Very accurate replica but don´t know the maker.
    Cape & Inner Robe: Movie-FX Germany, Gino cape also.
    Gloves: jvasilatos ANH style
    Leather Suit: 1 piece leather suit lukasalvarez
    Belt: Self built. Leather belt, Russ boxes, accurate green and red lights.
    Cod: Dark Shadow
    Shins: tk720 fiberglass
    Boots: German Officer boots
    Saber: Real MPP converted, Icons ANH replica, 2 converted Heiland 3 cells
    Sound: Portumac
     
  8. pfont2

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    MY ESB VADER

    Helmet :SPFX
    Armor :Not sure on this one
    Cape and inner robe: Sithplanet
    Gloves: Sith Armor
    2 pc. Leather suit: Sithplanet
    Belt I built 2in. leather belt with plastic boxes pilot lights and red bezel lights and thumb screws
    Cod: Sitharmor
    Shins: Sitharmor
    Boots: C/A Boots
    Saber: Revamped FX hilt
    Sound: Vortex board Hyperdyne
     
  9. nightrider

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    ESB Vader.....mostly. :D

    Helmet: Portumac-Modded Rubies with a soon to have GH dome.
    Armor: GT
    Belt: GT-Will be updated soon with a set of Russrep boxes with correct lights.
    Boots: Black riding boots.
    Suit: CustardKitty
    Gloves: GT
    Shins: GT
    Chest Box: You guessed it, GT. :p

    Chris
     
  10. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    I am working on all three from the OT.
    The only complete one is my ROTJ.

    ESB/ROTJ Vader ANH in progress

    Helmet - CT/Modded CA / DP Deluxe copy
    Armor - Self made / Modded GT
    Cape & Inner Robe - Kevader / Rubies with lining sewn in
    Gloves- TK510 / ANH?
    Chestbox - GT ROTJ / Self made ESB / Tosphaser ANH
    Leather Body Suit - Sithplanet /Costume Junkie / Modded Costume Junkie?
    Belt - Self made / GT / Soon to have RussRep ANH boxes :thumbsup
    Cod - Have two, don't know who made them, I suspect one is a GT
    Shins - TK510 / GT / Rubies fiberglass recast
    Boots - Tall German Officer boots / English riding boots / Sportsman Guide East German Officer Boots
    Saber - FX with removable blade / converted Graflex ROTJ
     
  11. gonk27

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    Mine's been a work in progress for a very long time, I switched from a Jedi Vader to an ESB version as I realised that some of the components have a more direct link to screen accurate ESB pieces.


    ESB Vader

    Helmet: Twentieth Century face, GH dome
    Armor: GH
    Cape: Custom made polyester - so be replaced with wool version shortly
    Inner robe: Cotton(?) Galaxy trading - to be upgraded shortly
    Chestbox: Screen accurate ESB apparently from original with Gino/CRPROPS rods
    Gloves: jvasilatos ESB
    Suit: 3 piece DavidYR1 suit from CTF ( :) :thumbsup )
    Belt: Self-made with Durasteel corp's metal studs
    Cod: Dark Shadow
    Shins: Plastic vacs apparently from a tour Vader, or cast from a tour Vader. Originally part of the same costume the "Twentieth Century" helmet came from.
    Boots: Nothing decent yet
    Saber: none yet.



    Jeremy
     
  12. Liquidjedi

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    WIP - ANH Vader

    Helmet: JB V1 (working on trading for a JB V2)
    Armor: GH
    Chestbox: Vaderdarth (the wooden style, also have a set of original buttons)
    Belt: Vaderdarth (will be getting lamp/mesh being offered)
    Cape/Inner Robe: None
    Suit: None (possibly getting a cking/darthchops suit)
    Gloves: None
    Cod: None (working on getting a TMP)
    Shins: GT (latest version)
    Boots: None
    Saber: MR limited edition and MR FX saber

    Craig
     
  13. PhoenixVader

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    ANH Vader

    Helmet - Made by Local Artisan (origins are unknown, but is it one of the most accurate I have seen)
    Armor: PhoenixVader (designed by myself, made from measurements taken from ESB stunt armor)
    Cape & Inner Robe: PhoenixVader (designed by me, sewn by my wife and I)
    Chestbox: PhoenixVader (custom made from measurements taken from Screen Used)
    Gloves: TK510 ANH Gloves (Very accurate)
    Leather Suit: GT the very last full body leathers he made ;)
    Belt: PhoenixVader (using russep boxes and buckle)
    Cod: Can't remember the guys name, came from Sweden
    Shins: Old style GT fiberglass, modifed to be longer
    Boots: Custom made by a boot maker in Guatamala
    Saber: PhoenixVader (hilt) using a MPP clone. MR FX ANH (stunt saber for wacking the fans) ;)
    Neck Brace - Wish I could remeber the board member that made this, work of art.

    Thomas;)
     
  14. SithLord

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    Helmet: JB V2 "master"
    Armor: Ghosthost
    Cape & Inner Robe: Cape from someone in Hawaii, inner robe by a tailor who's name escapes me
    Chestbox: custom
    Gloves: JV
    Leather Suit: Rein One
    Belt: Vaderdarth
    Cod: some old craftsman ;)
    Shins: have no idea...they are longer/straighter but fit me better
    Boots: J. Crew (on sale ;))
    Saber: HK Larbel ANH
    Neck Brace: none needed for ANH

    How about a pic next to each description of your ensembles? :)

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  15. mikajedi

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    Helmet: Elstree ROTJ
    Armor: GH
    Cape & Inner Robe: SF in Italy (100% wool)
    Chestbox: GINO ROTJ
    Gloves: TK510
    Leather Suit: SF Italian leather
    Belt: Durasteel corporation ROTJ belt
    Cod: Dark Shadow
    Shins: TK510 ABS plastic shins
    Boots: standard leather boots
     
  16. Darthmiller

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    Helmet - JB
    Armor: JB
    Chestbox: GT
    Cape & Inner Robe: EBAY
    Gloves: EBAY
    Leather Suit: BAT- from mexico
    Belt: GT
    Cod: David R1
    Shins: GT
    Saber: MR
     
  17. Darth Kahnt

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    I am having a photo shoot done when I return from vacation in the middle of July. I will post a pic then.

    Great response to this thread. Keep it coming... :D
     
  18. Darth Clayton

    Darth Clayton Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here's mine...

    ROTJ

    Helmet - JB
    Armor: JB
    Cape & Inner Robe: Custom made
    Chestbox: Gino ROTJ
    Gloves: JV
    3 Piece Leather Suit: ReinOne
    Belt: Portumac
    Cod: DAVIDYR1
    Shins: Ebay
    Boots: CABOOTS
    Saber: Custom ROTJ Hilt & ESB MR FX

    A little Photoshop magic..
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  19. SHalamar

    SHalamar Well-Known Member

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    This is my current Vader:

    Helmet: JB Rotj
    Chest Armor : Phoenix (With drilled hole for cape hook)
    Belt: Durasteel Corp
    Chest Box: Gino
    Cod: Dark Shadow
    Bodysuit: Spouse
    Cape: Spouse
    Cloak: Spouse
    Boots: Eastern Coast Costume
    gloves: tk510
    Shins: tk510
    Saber: De-bladed ESB FX

    And oh yes: Not visible in the costume, but a Cool Vest. ( I don't want to die.)

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  20. Sporak

    Sporak Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    My only complete Vader costume was made from cardboard and masking tape...all those years ago.
    ;)

    I currently have helmets by GH and VM.
     
  21. dadvader

    dadvader New Member

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    Ok For me it's



    Helmet:D/P Classic action,painted with automotive basecoat/clearcoat with flex agents.
    Armor : GT
    Chest box: GT
    belt: 2" leather belt with Sitharmor buckle and hand made boxes.
    Gloves: Costume Junkie
    Cod : Custom job by me
    Shins: TK 510
    Body suit:Custom made by me
    Cape and Robe:Ebay <<<mschipley>>> best set of capes I have ever seen,very lghtweight but look heavy with nice flow.
    Boots: Wolverine engineer boots
    Sabre: hand made static to hang on belt and MR force FX when I need a blade.
     
  22. DARTH ANIBAL

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    ESB Vader

    Helmet:Modified Rubies' Supreme
    Armor:GT
    Chest box:Modified ROTS GT
    Belt:Buckle by russrep, boxes made by me
    Gloves:GT with shortened gauntlet (I HATE the looong elbow length gauntlets)
    Cod:This guy in Argentina "Claudio Oliver", looks great (the codpiece)
    Shins:GT
    Body suit:Sith World
    Cape and Robe:Cape by Maia Vader on the STT (shipped today :D ), robe by local costume maker
    Boots:Eastern Coast costume
    Sabre:Modified MR FX (removable blade)
     
  23. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    Vaderman1701 and TK-4140, how's the Azuldelta lid? Would appreciate pics and reviews. Thanks.
     
  24. Tribal_Kzin

    Tribal_Kzin New Member

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    Hi Jacob here,
    Mine is Episode IV:
    John Boero helmet
    Ghost Host armor
    Ghost Host chestbox
    Galaxy Trading belt, with self made IV type boxes
    Galaxy Trading vinyl suit
    Galaxy Trading robe
    Galaxy Trading cape wool
    Dark Shadow cod
    Galaxy Trading shins self modified
    Master Replicas FX saber
    Master Replicas IV saber
    Joe Keretzmann gloves

    No photographs yet as I am still working on the belt boxes. I am doing a little something different with mine, what I quaintly call "Battle Hardened". I was inspired by some pre-production shots of someone else in the outfit besides David Prowse and the outfit had paint chips and a worn look to it. Similiar to Boba Fett, but not so extreme. I liked it much better, it invoked a look of a field commander I envisioned Vader being. Not a spit shined and polished outfit like you see in The Empire Strikes Back.
     
  25. darienvader

    darienvader Well-Known Member

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    Time to resurrect this very old thread. :thumbsup

    ANH version
    Helmet: Darth Stone (new dome)
    Armor: SPFX
    Chestbox: self made from original measurements with RussRep and original parts
    Leather belt: 99¢Taco
    Belt boxes: RussRep with original parts
    Belt buckle: RussRep
    Leather suit: LA
    Cod piece: self made
    Shin armor: GT/SA
    Boots: XElement Engineer Leather Motorcycle Boots
    Cape/surcoat: my awesome and talented wife
    Gloves: Superhero Gloves
    Lightsaber: EFX & Hasbro hilt for belt

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    Last edited: Jan 7, 2011
  26. Ghosthead1

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    I'll go. But I am still upgrading so this sounds really bad but it looks great,

    ESB

    Helmet: alln1 from eBay
    Body suit: Customprops (Still waiting)
    Cape and inner robe: Rubies
    Armor: repainted Rubies
    Chest box: GT from triomiret on eBay
    Belt: Leather belt with modifed Rubies boxes
    Buckle: Aluminum scuffed from eBay, not sure who made it
    Cod: Rubies
    Shins: Modified Rubies
    Boots: $35.00 eBay boots
    Gloves: I want to say Evolution props.
    Lightsaber: Hallowed out Master Replicas ESB Froce FX and an Undamaged ESB Master Replicas Force FX

    I think that's about it.
     
  27. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Necro Vader! I love it. :)


    Mine is just the Rubies costume with a CKing helmet. Not the most SA but it does the trick well enough.
     
  28. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I bought one of the X T R E M E Vaders on EBAY.

    I think Bruce Hansing did the hard stuff, and the soft stuff was David P.
    He obviously no longer makes em....and we all know what he does now!
    Great Stuff!

    Doesnt look as shiny in person as it does in this photo.

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  29. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol

    That's one way to cut the umbilical cord!
     
  30. Ace Replicas

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    Here's mine...

    ESB

    Helmet - DS
    Armor: DS
    Cape & Inner Robe: KevVader
    Chestbox: Ace Replicas
    Gloves: Indy Magnoli
    1 Piece Leather Suit: GT
    Belt: AP
    Belt Boxes and Buckle: Ace Replicas
    Cod: AP
    Shins: GT
    Boots: WWII German Officer
    Saber: MR


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  31. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Love that last shot! :lol

    So perfect!
     
  32. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thats a nice Vader.
    It really matters who or what fills the suit.
    It can make or break the look.
     
  33. runnriottt

    runnriottt Well-Known Member

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    Hire that Photographer again! I think he works cheap...
     
  34. GINO

    GINO Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Love this pic Mike! Looks awesome.

    Not sure which company sponsored that display but for crying out loud the cardback has a ROTJ logo at the top with a photo of Vader from ANH. :behave :facepalm
    FAIL!




    .
     
  35. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Based off the original art no? They just used an old shot of Vader back then so why change the packet. ;)
     
  36. Dark-Side

    Dark-Side New Member

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    it can happen.....

    :)
     
  37. PoopaPapaPalps

    PoopaPapaPalps Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow, besides a wonderful suit, you've got the ideal build to fill it out. That's something I don't see and say often.:eek
     
  38. Brent M

    Brent M Sr Member

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    :coolOne of the best looking Vaders I've seen on this forum! :cool
     
  39. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This shot REALLY sells it. :thumbsup
     
  40. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Facemask: fiberglass Don Post
    Dome: angrywookiees from Italy
    Armor: Larger 2008 GT version
    Chestbox: Homemade from wood and leather, Russ parts, resin rockers, real buttons
    Belt: homemade from Tandy blank, Russ boxes and buckle
    Cod: Artisanprops
    Shins: Vac-formed from ebay, sitharmor IIRC
    Boots: Leather boots from Sportsman Guide
    Leather body suit: Custom Props
    Capes: Custom Props
    Saber: Mostly an MR with a Larbel clamp


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    Lots of pics here: http://www.therpf.com/f67/james-kenobi-1138-darth-vader-anh-151604/
     
  41. Ace Replicas

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    Thanks for all the wonderful compliments...:$
     
  42. Ace Replicas

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    Thanks !!

    It almost looks like it could be a screen cap from the movie...:confused...lol

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  43. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You could fool me. :thumbsup
     
  44. Ghosthead1

    Ghosthead1 New Member

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    Best Vader representation ever in my opinion. And I look quite good in the suit myself except I am knock kneed so if I don't stand right, I screw up the whole thing. LOL
     
  45. Ghosthead1

    Ghosthead1 New Member

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    Just upgraded my belt to a Portumac belt and got new high gloss ABS shins from I believe Korbanth on here, on the way. The belt is AMAZING!!!! All I need is to get my cape satin lined with a leather or pleather collar, get new boots and cod and new shoulder armor and I should be 501st acceptable if I am not already.
     
  46. BFLV

    BFLV New Member

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    I search information for two prop maker for Vader

    Who is DS and GT ?

    Armor: DS
    Shins: GT

    Thanks for info of the complete name ;)
     
  47. Darth Niob

    Darth Niob Sr Member

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    DS stands for Darth Stone and GT for Galaxy Trading. You can reach Kent (DS) on the Sithlordsdetachmentforum.
     
  48. BFLV

    BFLV New Member

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    Thanks ;)
     
  49. tammimars

    tammimars Jr Member

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    I would love to see a components list, where you get the buttons and light etc.
     
  50. Coop

    Coop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Might as well throw mine into the mix as well:

    ESB

    Helmet: DS
    Armor: DS
    Cape & Inner Robe: KevVader
    Chestbox: Ace Replicas
    Gloves: Custom Props
    3 Piece Leather Suit: Custom Props
    Belt: AP
    Belt Boxes and Buckle: Ace Replicas
    Cod: AP
    Shins: SithPlanet (?)
    Boots: Chippewas
    Saber: MR FX

    Pic from March, 2015:

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