Sithtastic Darth Maul Costume

darth maul costume

Darth Maul’s costume may look like basic black robes at a glance, but it has more depth. If you want to make a screen accurate version, you’ll have to use different fabrics in different shades of black and focus on layers. Naergi helped a member of the 501st work on his Darth Maul ensemble, and her post on making the costume has several reference pictures and showcases her method for breaking the pieces down. It’s really helpful to see how she approaches figuring the costume out.

For example, here’s what she determined about the middle tunic piece of the costume:

The fabric used for that middle tunic is interesting. [It] is a very nubby fabric with an almost bark-like structure. And actually, I have seen such a structure before. Here’s a picture of a fabric that has a likely structure (ignore the color – the measurement tape is there to indicate the size of that bark-like structure – it’s a centimeter tape; 2.54cm = 1 inch for those of you who need to convert!)
Now, if you were thinking that this is either crinkle cotton or linen, you’re wrong. This photo shows a heavy, loose weave silk noil which was boiled and, in reaction to that, crinkled.
It’s almost impossible to find silk in that weave / weight any more – Aurora Silks has a similar weave, but it’s not exactly the same.

Read more about her research and costume construction at Naergi’s Costuming Site.


Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here: adafruit.com/editorialstandards

Join Adafruit on Mastodon

Adafruit is on Mastodon, join in! adafruit.com/mastodon

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Join over 36,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers – CircuitPython.org


Maker Business — “Packaging” chips in the US

Wearables — Enclosures help fight body humidity in costumes

Electronics — Transformers: More than meets the eye!

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: Silicon Labs introduces CircuitPython support, and more! #CircuitPython #Python #micropython @ThePSF @Raspberry_Pi

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Guardian Robot, Weather-wise Umbrella Stand, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode Thank You!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — #NewProds 7/19/23 Feat. Adafruit Matrix Portal S3 CircuitPython Powered Internet Display!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.