So I'm a big fan of WIPs when it comes to costumes and props. I posted in the introduction, but a brief synopsis of me- I've been making costumes for about 6 years. I've done 4 of my own Mandalorian kits and worked on other's, and made some other non-swarsy costumes. I'm finally attempting 501st membership with Revan. I tend to be really detail oriented so bear with me if this first post is a lot, I've done quite a bit of digging so far.
My initial focus is on the hard parts. The main reason for this is Winter in Ohio. It limits my painting ability somewhat so I want to knock that out before temps drop too much. Soft parts, black washes, leather work, and other sewing can be done inside. I'm aiming to be in this by Celebration, so I've gotta manage my time right. If all else fails I can airbrush inside. That being said, I intend to make my hard parts. I've seen people have some luck with worbla/EVA, fiberglass, even leather. I have a couple of ideas based on materials I'm familiar with, and I'll post the results. Again, if all else fails I'll attempt to outsource.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/387501496/darth-revan-sith-mask-kit?ref=user_profile <-This is my current top choice for the mask. The main reason being is that it's resin, and unpainted (painting is my favorite part!). WA's looks great too, but I'm unsure about the weight of it. I imagine the WA one weighing a lot less than a resin cast, but I feel like resin would have a more substantial feel. I'm going on my experience with Mandalorian helmets though, so some advice on this would be appreciated. https://ultrasabers.com/product/savior/ <- I've seen this brought up recently as a potential replacement for something like the VV saber. I would LOVE to be able to smack my saber around a bit so knowing if I could use this would be great. Also, I plan on carrying both sabers. So is this the one that has the red blade? Or is it the other hilt.
https://ultrasabers.com/product/savior/ <- I'm least sure about this one. I can't really tell, but I THINK this is meant to be his other saber. Again, would this then be the purple blade? Clarification would be greatly appreciated.
The other thing that I'm having some trouble locating is the large center ring. I'll keep digging for it, but if someone knows of a way to get it or how it's made, that would save me time and that's going to be the biggest help here.
I'll leave it there for now, I've got a bunch of notes to sort though for fabrics and materials to gather. My next update will probably be asking for opinions on those. I just want to say I'm super excited to be tackling something like this finally, and all my forum lurking shows me a great and helpful group of people here. I really hope to be joining the ranks of the Flagship Eclipse in the coming months.