|Cost :||£142.16 O_o .... ouch!|
|Okay so.. obviously I need to loose some weight for this! but.. I don't care if I get any negative comments about this, because.. I'M REALLY EXCITED!! (*edit* LOST A STONE!!)|
Had no idea there was going to be a massive Star Wars group when i started this... but it just makes it even more awesome!!! CANT WAIT TO START!!!
I will be in this both days!!
EEEEEE!! SO EXCITED!!! Everything is bought! Everything is going well! Everything is on track! And I AM HAPPY!! *touches wood*
Everyone's reaction to this costume so far has been amazing! I'm so grateful! You're all amazing! Thank you so much, you all really spur me on to complete this and make it the best I can! I can't wait to show you all!! ROLL ON EXPO!
*AFTER EXPO EDIT*
Wow... Just... Wow!! I'm so pleased with how this costume went, and the reception I got from everyone made it totally worth it (you know it's going to be a good day when the whole train cheers as you get on! hahah :D)!! Thank you so much!! I was so nervous doing this costume, and at times I didn't think I'd do it, But I am SO SO SO glad I did!
Nothing broke (well apart from a little velcro, thank you montblanc! lol) Everything worked, and despite all the panicing I managed to have the contacts in for both days! Thank god for eye drops!
I definitely want to wear this again!! Though I would like to go over the tattoos again on the suit as I think they could have been a little darker, but I think that would be the only thing I would change.
I have never had so much fun in costume before, there is no way I'd only bring it to one event! So expect to see her in the future!! Because I cant wait to be wearing it again!!! BRING ON MORE STAR WARS!!!
|Make Lekku the Skint person way!! Foam covered in Latex! WHOOP!||High||Complete|
|Buy Red Zentai||High||Complete|
|Attach ear cones||Medium||Complete|
|Customize Force FX Lightsaber...maybe...||Medium||Complete|
|Long Black Gloves||Medium||Complete|
|Cutomize Black Strapless Bra||Medium||Complete|
|Head Strap - Black leather, stitched with chin strap.||Medium||Complete|
|Make Armour - fore arms (poster tubes + paper mache)||Medium||Complete|
|Shin + Thigh Armour||Medium||Complete|
|Yellow Contacts... want to... but a phobia of eyes doesn't help...||Low||Complete|
|Tactical Pouch Belt (she doesnt have one but it is needed!)||Low||Complete|
|Attach collar to Zentai||Low||Complete|
|black opaque hold ups||£4.00||Bought|
|Plain black knickers||£2.00||Bought|
|red, black and silver acrylic paint||£9.00||Bought|
|Yellow and Red Flame contacts||£17.99||Bought|
crystal (Posted 27th October 2010)
Just a quick little pic to show the 'crystal' on the end of the lightsaber hilt. I wanted to make it look like it was sort of glowing.
More Lekku Painting! (Posted 26th October 2010)
finally getting round to painting the other lekku tail. i have been putting it off for ages but it NEEDS to be done! And it isnt easy as it has to be symmetrical.. and mirrored... and neat.. and they wobble! ARGH! lol
Make up Video (Posted 26th October 2010)
Just uploaded a Video of me applying my face paint!
Several people have asked how I do the face paint so.. Here is an AWFUL video! Half the time my face is not in shot and my goofy messy hair is!! And I Couldnt really see what I was doing because of the contacts, So its not perfect! But it will be on the day! I PROMISE! Enjoy... HUR HUR!
Bra Finished (Posted 23rd October 2010)
I was going to do the leather strips all the way down, but due to the shape of the cups it didnt look right, so i decided to dont 3 strips on the stop of each cup.
Ear Cones (Posted 17th October 2010)
Again.. not very excititng but i've made the ear cones today. not sure how to attach them yet, but i'll think of something. Male Twi'leks have humanoid ears, yet females are nearly always shown with these ear cones. some round and smooth, and some more pointed and ridged all the way around, which I prefer, so thats what ive gone for. As im running out of time and money these have just be carved from a foam block, and painted.
Belt - WIP (Posted 15th October 2010)
Not much of an update, but this is how it should look once all stuck together!
HOLY CRAP I GOT THEM IN!! (Posted 22nd September 2010)
I'm so proud of myself!!! IT WAS WELL SCARY!! but they really do look the part!... I hope! Lol
... I just need to get used to them... I can feel them moving!!!
Contacts! (Posted 20th September 2010)
These are the contacts I have ordered! Dont know how im going to manage it, but it will be worth the pain and fright! lol
YES! (Posted 20th September 2010)
Oh my.. I tried everything on last night... And Im actually so f*cking CHUFFED! It actually looks much better than I thought it was going to! I know its not 100% accurate now hat I have had to add a headband, but.. I dont care coz it looks SWEET! All the colours Match so well!! All I have left to do, it order my Gloves, and finish the Armour, and THATS IT! Oh yes and.. despite a phobia of eyes, I have decided to go ahead and get some yellow and red cotacts AND POWER THROUGH!! As im so pleased with how it looks I think the eyes will just top it all off. If it had looked poo.. I dont think I would have bothered! lol
YAY! (Posted 18th September 2010)
I have officially lost over a stone between now and when i did Bayonetta! I hope it shows when im squeezed into that Zentai! Chubby Talon may not look so good...
yay! (Posted 15th September 2010)
I'm so happy!! I have finally sorted out the problem keeping the Lekku on my head. I think I have finally found a way to make them secure!
As the plan to have them under the Zentai hood failed oh so miserably I had to adapt the costume a bit. Now i can understand that every single Talon costume I have seen has had a head strap. I was really hoping that I would be able to avoid this, but alas i cannot! *sigh*
BUT NEVER MIND!! I have made a Head piece that is so tight it keeps my Lekku on beautifully! *crosses fingers* With some help of some hair grips, alot of pressure, and 2 straps! ... it just makes me pretty deaf, so if you come up to me.. SHOUT! but IT STAYS PUT!! HOORAH!!
Although...If anyone decides to tug on them.. I WILL SHOVE MY LIGHTSABER SO FAR UP YO' ASS YOU WILL TASTE IT!!! *grins*
DISASTER!!!! (Posted 6th September 2010)
Armour Start (Posted 30th August 2010)
Okay so i started the armour today! Due to lack of funds i have literally had to rummage around to find materials. I have used a poster tube, that i split down the middle, and flattened out. I then wrapped my legs in cling film, and stretched the card over my shin, and moulded it to the shape of my leg as best i could, and paper mache'd it. Ive done about.. 5-6 layers i think. I then cut them off my legs and trimmed them. For the bolts I had to use something i could get lots of, so i ended up emptying a box of pills into a tub, and using the blister packet! Cut round each bubble..thing.. and stuck it on. Once it painted it shouldnt look too bad. And its costing me nothing to make 7 Pieces of armour!! WIN!!!
ARGH!! (Posted 17th August 2010)
Lekku are NOT easy to paint!!!! THEY ARE FRIGGING ALIVE!!! Wobbling about everywhere!! and i cant hold on to them, coz they're wet!! lol. Its quite fun though.... in an annoying but funny kind of way... lol
pre painted lightsaber (Posted 15th August 2010)
Here's what my hilt looked like before i painted it. i know some people feel it looks a little.... questionable... but it is a hilt, and nothing more!! LOL!
PROGRESS! (Posted 11th August 2010)
Well.. today i have been a little down. so i have been working hard to take my mind off it! today i have:
Done the final coat of latex on the lekku? - HAI!
(web cam shot of the colour testing.. its not actually that bright.. and there are 3 different reds on there... you just cant tell! :P)
so.. a productive day!!
More Latex!!! (Posted 10th August 2010)
Here's a little pic of where im at Lekku wise.. still latexing!! SHOCKER!!! they will need a couple more coats before i can paint them... but im running rather low on latex now... EEK!
..and yes i know.. they look silly in the picture.
CARVING THIS HILT SUUUUCCCKKKSS!!! (Posted 3rd August 2010)
Lol, so as you can guess i have started on my lightsaber.. now... As i already have a few i REALLY wanted to use a force FX lightsaber.. and as Talons is red, i had 2 choices.. Vaders, or the build your own. See now .. Vaders was the obvious choice, its a far superior saber. the sound is better, the light is better.. generally just... BETTER! but... the hilt was bulky enough as it is.. and looks NOTHING like talons, so i would have to make a cover for it.. and.. a cover on top of that already HUGE hilt would have looked reduculous. So ive had a play around with the other one, set it to red, taken off all the bits and pieces, and its actually perfect, So.. *crosses fingers* if all goes to plan... I have made a cover for it, out of foam, which i am carving to look like the knarled coral. This cover will then be coated with latex and painted, which should hopefully still make it flexable enough to take on and off so i can replace batteries and what not... so yeah.. here is it so far.. it looks pretty huge but.. hopefully it wont be!!
oh and.. ignore me in the photo cuz... LOL
*pukes from the smell off concentrated latex* (Posted 21st July 2010)
Lol.. so.. Last night i finished sticking all the pieces of the lekku together, with the most horrible spray glue EVER!! I mean damn does it work!! but its horrible to work with!! ANYWAY! So today i have started coating the foam in latex. I can only work on the main head part of the Lekku at the moment (even though it will be hidden) AS i need to stuff, and bend the tails into shape before i can latex them, and seeing as i dont have the stuffing or the wire.. i cant lol. SO yes! progress none the less. And please excuse the rubbish picture. They honestly wont stay pointing up like that!! lol
Happy Hernia!!! (Posted 19th July 2010)
Foam arrived today! And i am making the Lekku as we speak... although... I cant get the lid off my latex :( And i think i have just given myself a hernia trying, but i dont care! BECAUSE I AM EXCITED!!
WAHOO! (Posted 16th July 2010)
It has officialy started, things have been ordered!! So i can get underway with her Lekku!! I really cant wait!
Upholstery foam - HAI!