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  1. Feb 11, 2018, 3:00 AM - my Darth Vader ESB costume. #1

    just wanted to share some pics of my finished costume. The rpf was such a nice help to get this thing done. Thank you all.
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    Feb 11, 2018, 3:31 AM - Re: my Darth Vader ESB costume. #2

    Gorgeous!!! Whaou! Just awesome!
    congratulations. Magnificent costume!
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    Feb 11, 2018, 9:36 AM - Re: my Darth Vader ESB costume. #3

    Looking amazing!!!!


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    Feb 11, 2018, 2:48 PM - Re: my Darth Vader ESB costume. #4

    Looks great...what parts do you use?
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    Feb 11, 2018, 8:12 PM - Re: my Darth Vader ESB costume. #5

    Love it!
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    Feb 11, 2018, 9:33 PM - Re: my Darth Vader ESB costume. #6

    Very nice! Looks really good. Care to share any details on pieces?
  7. Feb 13, 2018, 2:27 PM - Re: my Darth Vader ESB costume. #7

    Kroenen77 said: View Post
    Looks great...what parts do you use?
    DCrossPhoto said: View Post
    Very nice! Looks really good. Care to share any details on pieces?
    First, I would like to thank you all for kind comments. I really appreciate it. They made my day. :-)

    The parts...basically there is a quite long list of parts. Then there are some bad parts that had to be exchanged and finally some parts were modified... it took about three years... ;-)
    So to cut a long story short: helmet is a darth quasimodo v2 by bookface/ csmaclaren, matching armor by bookface/ csmaclaren, leathersuit, gloves and buckle by fenixprops, cape (customized opening, satin-lining and length done in addition) and robe (customized pleats and mesh at the back are done by me) by customprops, codpiece and belt by artisanprops, chestbox (custommade rods lathed from aluminum, double-lights and programming the world's-one-and-only-screenaccurate algorithm by me) and beltbox by darkside, shins by portumac, saberhilt (custommade emitter and weathering done by me) by MR, saberhook and hilt-wires by wannawanga, leatherboots by embossyboots.
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    Feb 13, 2018, 9:55 PM - Re: my Darth Vader ESB costume. #8

    The individual components of the costume are impressive enough, but your proportions in the costume are spot-on! How tall are you?
  9. Feb 14, 2018, 1:31 PM - Re: my Darth Vader ESB costume. #9

    Vince said: View Post
    The individual components of the costume are impressive enough, but your proportions in the costume are spot-on! How tall are you?
    Thank you so much. :-) :-) :-)

    Well, this is very good point. My height (6' 7" barefoot, about 6' 11" in costume) was accidentaly the initial point for my vader-costume-passion: there was the rumor that Mark Hamill would visit out tiny local film-festival (that rumor turned out to be wrong- a female robot-actor from 1982's bladerunner visited us...) and I had the idea to dress up as a vader holding a sign with "who's your daddy?" on it just to raise my chances to get an autograph from Luke...
    So I bougth the notorious Rubie's Supreme-costume in the largest size available. Generally clothing and especially toys like costumes always are waaay too small for me... but this Rubie's fitted like a glove. So I was really confused why they make a costume/ toy this big? I did some research and saw that Dave Prowse was 6' 7"... so I went down the rabbit hole... deeper and deeper... so here I am now. A vader-expert and vader-performer.
    Here's my little tribute to Mr. Prowse, MBE:
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    (Dave Prowse's fitness book offers a lot of information and is a good inspiration for a workout. I had a lot of fun shooting this pic and adding the death-star-texture to the dumbbells... :-) )
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    Feb 14, 2018, 10:19 PM - Re: my Darth Vader ESB costume. #10

    Space In Vader said: View Post
    First, I would like to thank you all for kind comments. I really appreciate it. They made my day. :-)

    The parts...basically there is a quite long list of parts. Then there are some bad parts that had to be exchanged and finally some parts were modified... it took about three years... ;-)
    So to cut a long story short: helmet is a darth quasimodo v2 by bookface/ csmaclaren, matching armor by bookface/ csmaclaren, leathersuit, gloves and buckle by fenixprops, cape (customized opening, satin-lining and length done in addition) and robe (customized pleats and mesh at the back are done by me) by customprops, codpiece and belt by artisanprops, chestbox (custommade rods lathed from aluminum, double-lights and programming the world's-one-and-only-screenaccurate algorithm by me) and beltbox by darkside, shins by portumac, saberhilt (custommade emitter and weathering done by me) by MR, saberhook and hilt-wires by wannawanga, leatherboots by embossyboots.

    Thank you for such a detailed account of what you've chosen to construct this wonderful entity! Very much appreciate your time!

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