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#1 DerGummo

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:56 AM

Hi there.
My name is Uli and I am from Germany.
I decided to buy a Darth Nihilus costume; by the way I work on a TD.

I got a question to you.
Is the Sabre Hilt important for a approval?
I found a Hilt in eBay (empty DIY) but I am not shure if it is a KotoR style Hilt.

Or does anyone know whitch Ultrasabre or Sabreforge Hilt is a correct one.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:08 AM

My gml said that one that's similar will work. I got approval without a saber at all. I made one out of a aluminum foil core tube. Used a magnet and a small steel inside a hidden belt to hold it on when I'm not using it.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:20 AM

I thought about this Hilt.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:48 AM

Which version of the costume are you making?


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:16 AM

For KOTOR I think that would probably be fine.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:19 AM

COTF. This is the one Wicked Armor is offering.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:28 AM

As is the Wicked Armor costume is not approvable for COTF Nihilus.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:53 AM

Why not?
He offers it as a COTF nihilus.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:15 AM

That doesn't mean it's approved for 501 use. I've never seen an approvable hilt for either Nihilus for sale in general area I'm looking at having one machined for me.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:51 AM

The lightsaber is not currently required for approval.  Also the Wicked Armor costume has several things that are not approvable with is, including the mask.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:52 AM

Okay. You just mean the Hilt?
Or is the whole costume not approvable for the 501st.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:57 AM

And I don't need a Hilt for the COTF (CRL)

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:12 PM

Yes, the lightsaber hilt is not required for approval currently.  


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:48 PM

The lightsaber is not currently required for approval. Also the Wicked Armor costume has several things that are not approvable with is, including the mask.

Could you please clarify this? I'm not seeing why it wouldn't be approvable as-is for COTF version.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:58 PM

And I heard from approved WA costumes (COTF Nihilus) in the 501st.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:10 PM

The costume standards have been update very recently.  


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:32 PM

The costume standards have been update very recently.

I just re-read through the CRL and I still do not see why the MWA COTF Nihilus would not be approved as-is. If the CRL has been updated, please help us understand what you know (or what you're reading) that makes it not approvable.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:42 PM

In my opinion.  Ultimately it is up to your GML to approve.

 

There needs to be two distinct tunics, the MWA has two but last time I saw one the inner tunic was not a cross over one.  The outer skirt should be open in the center, the MWA is not.  The cape and hood should be one piece, the MWA often looks like 2 pieces.  The costume should be heavily tattered, the MWA looks almost burnt.  The mask should be skull like with distinct cheek bones, the MWA is almost smooth.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:00 PM

In my opinion.  Ultimately it is up to your GML to approve.

There needs to be two distinct tunics, the MWA has two but last time I saw one the inner tunic was not a cross over one.  The outer skirt should be open in the center, the MWA is not.  The cape and hood should be one piece, the MWA often looks like 2 pieces.  The costume should be heavily tattered, the MWA looks almost burnt.  The mask should be skull like with distinct cheek bones, the MWA is almost smooth.

 

Perhaps you are referring to a different costume maker or maybe MWA has updated their design recently (which I do not think is true), but all the points you make are false.  Their inner tunic does cross over, the outer skirt does open in the middle (although I do see some people to try to obscure this feature), the cape/hood is a single piece, the tattering isn't burnt at all (it's quite shredded), and the mask is as you describe it should be.  I speak about this because I have one, and will be submitting soon for approval.  Agreed, the GML is the ultimate approver and may interpret things differently, but I see nothing wrong with what MWA is producing.  All around, I think it looks awesome and follows every point listed in the CRL without contradiction.



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:12 PM

From what I can see, the WA has made some changes to the costume, because earlier these couldn´t be approved out of the box without mods - one still needs to make sure it is up to the CRL + add the leather belt and boots.  The lightsaber is not required for approval at this moment.

 

I found his page :  https://wickedarmor....ihilus-costume/   

 

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