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Kybo Ren

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Hello,

 

I'm looking to join the 501st as Kybo Ren. With all the focus on Kylo Ren and the Knights of Ren, I thought I'd go back to the Droids cartoon. As I am planning and taking screenshots to get all the angles, I realized I wasn't quite sure the approach. I understand it needs to be screen accurate, but when dealing with a 2D cartoon what does that mean? Do I go with flat colors as the cartoon? Or do I approach as if it was live action and aim for what would be metal be chromed?

 

Thanks for your help.

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While searching ebay for the Pirates Of Tarnoonga book I came across this picture. I don't know if it is real, but it does look like a real model sheet I've seen for other cartoons and gives a little bit of better idea of the side and back profiles in a complete image.

Kybo Ren Model Sheet

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I tried to get every angle I could. I'm thinking of Sintra for the top layer of the armor over a layer of EVA foam to give it a little more body.

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OP is talking about Kybo Ren not Kylo Ren :)
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Revenge_of_Kybo_Ren

I do believe he would fall under TFE, so welcome!
(although Kybo Ren bares no affiliation to the Knights of Ren)

As for how to do the colors, look to any costumes made for the clone wars. that would be my best guess for that starting point.

 

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Aye this is a great costume and I want to see someone tackle this baby! Cintra or EVA foam would be PERFECT to start with as a base for the armor.

 

As to your question we have had both cases

Between the two legions we have arrived at both cases.

I think you need to find a good base and what I mean by that is, use your natural proportions and base the colors as close to reference as possible.

If I were building this costume ID go as far as wearing concealer makeup to clean up any blemishes I may have on my face to look as cartoon like as possible. I'd def try and make the hair look as close to the cartoon as possible. Simple shapes and simple approach will make this look good. When you are done, if it looks that weird you can always reevaluate and change our route as its always easier to add details later than take away. :)

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Thanks for your insight. I was thinking the best way to do the armor would be sintra layered on top of EVA foam. I can cut the sintra in one solid piece and form it over my shoulders but the references seem to be rather thick armor which would be very heavy of pure sintra. It also seems to be 2 different colors between the top of the armor and what is closer to the body. That's where I thought it would be a good use of EVA foam to at least do the edges of the armor so it could be light.

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OP is talking about Kybo Ren not Kylo Ren :)

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Revenge_of_Kybo_Ren

ld fall under TFE, so welcome!

(although Kybo Ren bares no affiliation to the Knights of Ren)

 

As for how to do the colors, look to any costumes made for the clone wars. that would be my best guess for that starting point.

 

 

I know was no affiliation with Knights of Ren or Kylo Ren. . . though I have a feeling the name may have had something to do with it. Only one letter off and his TIEs are red and black. They obviously went back somewhat for ideas. I just think with the focus on Kylo Ren this would be a unique concept to do. Also I'm a rather large man. There aren't too many costumes that aren't pushing it in believeableity for a guy my size.

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