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Nefthys

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  1. Nefthys

    My Nihilus is Done!

    Great photos and an amazing Nihilus costume! Fantastic work!
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    Galaxy of Heroes costumes.

    There are 3 key differences between KOTOR Nihilus and the one in GoH. - Mask has gold detail instead of silver - Padded or layered gauntlets over the gloves - Added hip fabric that flows separately from his normal robes The 4th potential difference that is currently being debated is if the front panel of fabric is a separate piece that is over the robes (like a tabard), or part of the robes as normal and the game model is just wonky. Now if these differences mean having a totally new costume for Nihilus, then go for it. Or, it can be a variant on the already existing KOTOR CRL. I personally could see this being a whole new CRL due to the differences, but that is just my 2 cents. It comes down to if someone likes the costume, then make it! Have fun and do a cool character.
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    KOTFE- Lana Beniko

    I am super excited to see you make this costume! As always, you can bug me for help anytime. - Deez
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    Latex allergy question

    I have a bad latex allergy as well. I use silicone prosthetics, which do cost more than latex, but tend to be a lot more durable and last longer. You can also use plastic bald caps, or a product called Watermelon. I also use Pros-aide as the adhesive, then Pros-aide Creme as the blender for the edges. Pros-aide Creme is a thick version of Pros-aide specially designed to blend edges. They can both be removed with a standard adhesive remover, I personally use Ben-Nye Bond Off or Telesis Super Solv Gel to remove my prosthetics. The Super Solv gel is nice since it doesn't run, so you don't have to worry about it dripping down your face, and potentially into your eyes. The bonus to using a prosthetics glue to blend the edges is that the remover will take it off, so the edge line never gets thicker with built up product. Often people will blend a latex prosthetic with liquid latex, which works well for a few wears, but then the edge becomes too thick to blend properly, as you can't remove the added latex. So they have to trim back the edge and re-feather it for future wear. Not a major problem at all, just one of those extra steps you can avoid when you use something like Pros-aide Creme to blend edges. Some links to the products I use: Plastic Bald Cap: https://donshobbyshop.ca/catalog/kryolan-glatzen-bald-cap Watermelon (Scroll to the very bottom for the bald cap): http://www.michaeldavy.com/products/watermelon_products.htm Pros-aide: http://www.pros-aide.com/ Ben-Nye Bond-off: https://donshobbyshop.ca/catalog/bond-remover Telesis Super Solv Gel: https://donshobbyshop.ca/catalog/telesis-super-solv-gel Hope that helps!
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    Larger Pics

    One thing I will say is that your Obi seems very large. The CRL states it should be about 10 cm in width. You may want to check to make sure yours is close to that size in width.
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    Darth Nihilus boots help

    Actual jack boots are very expensive. If you do not want to pay for those, there are alternatives out there that are close and not as pricy. Have you looked at Imperial Boots yet? They sell their own version of a jack boot that is approvable and not as costly as originals. http://www.imperialboots.com/product/jackboots/
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    Fixed Crown

    Have you looked at Scott's "how to" build for his Nihilus hood? It is very helpful! http://chucrew.com/Nihilus/hood.html One thing I think that will help is how the fabric sits around the "cat ears". Your fabric comes right from the point and straight down to the mask. The fabric should actually hook slightly under the points of the "cat ears" and then go down to the mask. This may help in getting the better definition of the points for the "cat ears" and hood. You can see this pretty clearly in Scott's photos when he has the fabric on his hood. Hope this helps! You are looking awesome! So close, I can feel it!
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    Darth Nihilus from Fairfield Ca

    Hello, If you are doing the COTF Nihilus, then his "cat ears" are far more pronounced than in the KOTOR version. As seen in this official art work: http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/fictional-battle-omniverse/images/9/91/Darth_Nihilus_Star_Wars.png/revision/latest?cb=20151231095221 When I first applied with my COTF Nihilus, I had the same type of comments come back about the points needing to be bigger and more pronounced. All I did was glue on some Eva foam, and shaved it down until I had the right shape. I went slowly, shaved a little off, put the fabric cloak on, looked at what I had and compared it to the CRL image and the artwork. I did this until I felt I had a good representation of the points. When I applied the second time, I was approved. Some times it is the little things that are the hardest to get right, but in the end make a big impact on the look of the costume. You are so close! Your Nihilus looks amazing! You just need to get a little bit more definition and size added to your "cat ears". Try the Eva foam method if you like. It worked well for me and for many others. Cheers, Nef
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    Darth Nihilus cat ears

    Thread is still there, not sure why the link broke. Here it is again: http://www.theflagshipeclipse.com/forums/index.php?/topic/798-nefthys-wip-nihilus/ I would say that going back and doing this again, I would use Worbla instead of what I did. I didn't have access to Worbla back when I made my first Nihilus, so that was the best I could come up with at the time.
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    Malgus Silicon mask, is it approvable?

    The sculpt of the mask is very good. The paint scheme however would need to be altered slightly. Darth Malgus has a much more grey pallor to his skin as well as dark grey veins. So you can buy the mask and then re-paint it. Hope that helps!
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    Research questions

    For fabric you can try out Truro fabrics, they are out of the UK. Something like this would work for Nihilus. http://www.trurofabrics.com/linen-fabric-and-viscose-fabric/linen-blends/linen-and-cotton-blend-fabric-black.html Keep in mind as well that you do not need a lightsaber for approval. It is considered an additional item, and not needed for costume approval in the Legion. That being said, what is a sith without a shiny red lightsaber!
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    Research Question Darth Nihilus

    Many members here have My Wicker Armor costumes. He is a good maker, but yes, ask for a second tunic for approval.
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    COTF Nihilus Advice: Now with Pictures

    If you can find gloves with no stitching on the back, that will also improve the accuracy. Quite a few people buy the stitched Vader gloves for Nihilus, but those are wrong. Nihilus should have no visible stitching on the gloves. Hope that helps!
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    COTF Nihilus Advice: Now with Pictures

    I wear the black under armour shirt and pants from my Clone armour under my Nihilus. Helps keep me cooler under all those layers of fabric.
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    COTF Nihilus Advice: Now with Pictures

    As long as there are 2 distinct skirts and they have the correct split up the front, you can wear them however is best for you. The important thing is the correct final look of the costume, not so much how you decide to put it together. There are about 20 different ways people make the hood and "cat ears" but they all look great in the end. As for skirt length, it should reach the floor, but you want to keep safety in mind and should not be tripping on it. I have my skirts belted on so that I can adjust the height by an inch or two. If I'm walking in a parade I belt it higher so I don't trip. If I am standing in a photobooth with minimal movement, I belt it lower to hide my boots. Hope that helps.
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