Sith Warrior
Star Wars The Old Republic

Cosplayer: Sunsetdancer

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Showcased 5th February 2012

23rd October 2011: Nearly Finished :D Completed the boots and the lower leg armour. Started to modpodge them and paint them. Also mounted the pockets onto the belt armour.

22nd October 2011: More Painting Painted the chest and back plates. Also Josh found some split pins to finish off the effect.

19th October 2011: Painted 1st Thigh Section Painted 1st Thigh Section

18th October 2011: Painted Gauntlet, Belt and Glove Painted Gauntlet, Belt and Glove

16th October 2011: Painting and Boots Started the paint the belt

Started construction on the boots

16th October 2011: LEDs, Gloves and Arm Armour Josh wired up my LEDs today for the belt and the front and back of the chest.

I started and finished a gauntlet.

Also, started a arm armour section and added the ipod to it.

13th October 2011: Gloves, Pouches, LEDs & Makeup Test Started the gloves by adding the nails.
Charlotte made two pouches for the belt and clip harness.
Mounted the LEDs into the armour.
Second makeup test done by Charlotte.

6th October 2011: Boot Work Started moulding the upper boot base and added the clips. Run out of hot glue sticks so no more work until these arrive. :/

5th October 2011: Template boots Templated and cut out the foam for the armour boots.

2nd October 2011: Thigh armour time Templeted the thigh armour, cut out the pieces, shaped them and added detail to one of them. Covered in PVA to seal.

Also ironed the coat flat.

30th September 2011: Added Shoulder Pads Added the shoulder pads to the armour.

29th September 2011: Adjusted the coat sides Sorted the coat sides and hemmed them

27th September 2011: More Coat Hemmed the edges, the bottom and added the sleeves and hemmed them.

Josh was also kind enough to mess up his gauntlets so I can have them since they fit me fine, cheers.

18th September 2011: Coat Beginings Pattern cut out. Pieces cut out and the main coat shape sewn followed by the collar.

16th September 2011: Belt Beginings Belt armour templated. Then cut and shaped and stuck. Then I done more detail work on the chest piece.

15th September 2011: Layering the armour Layered the front chest piece

14th September 2011: Cut out coat pattern Coat pattern cut out.

12th September 2011: Armour Straps Added straps to the armour so it fits me and moulded it some more. Im now happy with the basic shape.

11th September 2011: Armour Begins Templated the base armour. Cut out the foam sections and started moulding.

7th September 2011: Cloak Finished Completed the cloak today by sizing and hemming the sleeves. Also the bottom of the robe to my size. Also added the collor section to hide the seam around the neck.

4th September 2011: Cloak Beginings Started the cloak by cutting out the material, and then piecing it together using the overlocker. Then made a hood pattern from a guide on the internest and pleated it to fit my cloak.

Need to hem the sleeves, hem the bottom and add the collor.

29th July 2011: Bought Material and Patterns Bought the material for the cloaks and the coat today along with the patterns needed. £177 all in all...

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Debbie Ella - 4th September 2011
Lovely work on the robe, it hangs beautifully!

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Sunsetdancer - 5th September 2011
Thank you I still have to shorten it slightly so it doesn't drag so much.

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Manticore Arts - 10th September 2011
Looking Cool right now dude! Wondering if you'll pull it out For October Next Year... got something Special planned and DEFINITELY requires Sith..

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Sunsetdancer - 12th September 2011
Unfortunately this will be my last expo for a while. The group has decided to give them up and concentrate on cons from now on. But you never know.

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Manticore Arts - 15th September 2011
Thats fine I guess I'll still be around for Con's depending on where though

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Sunsetdancer - 15th September 2011
Mainly Kitacon Ayacon/Amecon

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lastordersuk - 17th September 2011
looking good!, wondering what you used to make the pattern and detailing on your chest armour?

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Sunsetdancer - 17th September 2011
The detailing in engraved free hand into the armour using a dremel.

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GAINAX - 18th September 2011
Looking forward to this!

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Kad'tor - 19th September 2011
looking good man, i will have to track you down for a photo

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Sunsetdancer - 19th September 2011
Ill be about Sat and Sun of Expo all plans staying the same. :D

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Anonymous - 23rd September 2011
the chest armor seems very difficult to make. What is the material of the armor? Is there foam in it? How could you make it so muscle-like?

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Sunsetdancer - 27th September 2011
Hey Elle,

The armour is made out of EVA foam, which you can buy from places as thin sheets BUT I have opted for using interlocking floor tiles used in gyms and such. It requires a lot of messing around tbh.

First you have to template what you want, remembering that once the foam is heated it will shrink slightly and bending it reduces the length. The a heat gun is required to heat the foam to shape it, being very careful not to burn yourself (the heat gun is set to 600c), then hot glue the parts together.

Adding clips and such to make it wearable. Adding layers for detail. Adding detail using a dremel and such.

Basically patience and a little know how with some added common sence.

You can follow all my progress pics at;!/media/set/?set=a.2077755152499.2098288.1503609146

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Ranma1-2 - 28th September 2011
Nice work, the robe looks really neat, I love the lines..reminds me of Mauls outfit.
Hope I spot you around Expo. Which day will this be?

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Sunsetdancer - 28th September 2011
Thanks the robe was a pure fluke it came out that good tbh. The expensive material helps though.

Will be for both days.

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Ranma1-2 - 28th September 2011 the fabric raw silk??

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Sunsetdancer - 29th September 2011
I have heavy wool flannel for the cloak which is as close as the real thing used as I could get.

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Ranma1-2 - 30th September 2011
Yeah it does look good. :)

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SnowmanKline - 7th October 2011
DUDE this looks so awesome so far :) was thinking of doing Darth Malges from this game some time next year.

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Sunsetdancer - 9th October 2011
Darth Malgus!!!!! YES!!!! You NEED to do it!

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nanahara - 16th October 2011
duuuuuuuuuuuude XD

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Frederica la Noir - 18th October 2011
Wow, the progress on this looks amazing! :D

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Sunsetdancer - 19th October 2011
Thanks guys hopefully to be mostly finished by Sunday

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Manjou - 23rd October 2011
Been following your progress for a while, it's looking excellent :) I was just wondering what kind of paint/methods you used on the foam to get that effect?

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Sunsetdancer - 23rd October 2011
Ive been painting warhammer for like 15 years or something so I just used exactly the same methods on this. I make up a basic darkish grey for a base coat. I used an airbrush to apply this for quickness and smooth evenness. Then mixed up a lighter grey and used the dry brushing method all over. This will give the weathered effect. Then uing a flat large brush I used a modified dry brishing method using more paint than the normal dry brush method to work on the silver for the worn away look.

Took a lot of time and effort but I think the overall look has come out really well.

The paints are simple acrylics.

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Leolarua - 23rd October 2011
this is looking great so far! i really like your paintwork

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Ragepotato - 26th October 2011
Looking amazing ^_^ Hope to see it in person over the weekend! 8D Gonna be looking out for that sick paint job.


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Numta - 27th October 2011
epic work! looks amazing!

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Angelphie - 1st November 2011
So impressive and nicely made. The armour, its detailing and painting is very neat and I like the LEDs. Also love the smartphone holder on your arm, great idea!

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Sunsetdancer - 3rd November 2011
Thanks guys. Actual expo photos coming soon.

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eternal_aranel - 4th November 2011
Was amazing doing this with you. You looked awesome! Thanks again man x <3

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Toshi-chan - 14th November 2011
So much awesome ^.^

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Littlegeeky - 5th February 2012
Wow this is such an amazing cosplay! The amount of detail is just brilliant!
Congratulations on the showcase!

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Fishyfins - 5th February 2012
gratz on the showcase dude! fantastic cosplay ^^

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Sephirayne - 5th February 2012
This is epic. Love the armour. Congrats on the showcase

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Kinreal - 6th February 2012
Congrats on the showcase dude!
Deserves it! :D

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congratulations baby! :3 well deserved!

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SnowmanKline - 7th February 2012
Congrats on the showcase mate. this looks awesome!

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Emzone - 7th February 2012
Totally deserved!

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eternal_aranel - 7th February 2012
YES. ABOUT TIME. Also I was right :P

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Sunsetdancer - 7th February 2012
Thank you Emi your photos were awesome!

Laura seems your so right when it comes to things like this.... And square things....

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Leolarua - 7th February 2012
gratz on the showcase! well deserved

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Sakurastar123 - 7th February 2012
This absolutely deserved a showcase! Your costume was absolutely amazing, I was so impressed with the paint job when I saw it. Congrats ^-^

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Sunsetdancer - 8th February 2012
Thankyou everyone, I worked really hard and glad to know people like it

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Irynmudda - 16th February 2012
I can't believe I haven't commented on this before! This is bloody amazing and deserving of a showcase.