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May 19, 2014 AT 9:23 am

The Force is Strong with This Darth Malgus Costume

darth malgus costume

The Sith Lord Darth Malgus appeared in Star Wars: The Old Republic. He looks a little bit like Darth Vader and Darth Sidious, but he’s his own kind of scary. RPF user Darth Serberus put together a Malgus costume and managed to build it up from a lot of existing parts. He used motorcycle boots and gloves as bases and found a lightsaber from Ultra Saber that only needed a little weathering. It’s impressive. Here’s what he did with the gloves (they only cost $0.99):

A few bits came in so made a bit of progress…Firstly the gloves, I dug out my black leather dye and sorted the grey palms out. Then airbrushed the knuckles to a metallic/ black patina. Gives it a nice ‘used future’ look and stops everything looking too pristine. Then on to the first actual bit of fabrication. I’m just warming up so I’ll start small. With the glove on I cut some card to about the right size and shape to make a template for the hand armour.

With some trimming courtesy of my trusty Dremel and a bit of needle file work I shaped the hand plate armour. When I was happy with the detailing I heated the foamex and set a curve into it so that it sits on the hand comfortably. Finally a few coats of primer filler and a light coat of metallic. The metallic paint is for no other reason than I needed to seal it with a gloss coat anyway and want to use this piece to test some paint finishes on for the rest of the armour.

This video shows off all the details of the costume:

Read more about the build at The RPF.

via Geek Tyrant


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