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    Heidi L. Sørensen
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  1. Heavy1973


    Very nice work when you get the the skirts and cape adjusted in lenght the fabric looks like it will flow very well. You will need to hide the ends of the knot, I did it by sewing them behind the knot on the inside. And yes the tunics needs to cross left over right. Personally I would shorten the tunics bottom edge as it would be more as to the CRL ref. : https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:SL_darth_nihilus , so it sit a bit higher, and make sure the sleeves are straight, when you put them on, they are a bit twisted
  2. Looks nice, though you need to pull the cape over your shoulders and down behind your back, it is not correct like this. Good luck on the approval.
  3. Heavy1973


    I would say no, not without reshaping - I haven´t been able to find a 3d file that can be used without making mods on it, but WA do sell the correct mask here : https://wickedarmor.com/collections/darth-nihilus/products/darth-nihilus-mask-inspired-by-star-wars-knights-of-the-old-republic-ii-custom-prop-replica if you´re not up to reshaping your 3d print.
  4. Heavy1973


    Yes it is the same, that I used and it is not approvable as it is... you will need to sand down the raised areas above the eyes and sculp the mask to look more skull like with raised areas around chins/eyes. You can take a look at my wip and see, how I did
  5. Heavy1973


    What 3d file are you using ? It looks like the one, that I used, and that can´t be approved unless you makes some heavy mods to it.
  6. Heavy1973


    A natural weave fabric that drapes well - most uses silk, I used a silkblend that I found, that gave me the look for the draping and a different fabric for the sleeves to give it the right look.
  7. I used a silk blend I found, that gave the right drape for the whole thing and a natural weave fabric for the sleeves
  8. Heavy1973


    When I started out with costumes back in 2012, I hadn´t done much sewing myself - and see me now For my Nihilus COFT I used a basic shirt pattern and made mods for the cross over for the tunics - you can also use one of your shirts to lay on the fabric and cut after that. The skirts are easy, the innerskirt is done with an elastic at the waist, just pull the fabric around you and take more fabric to get the voluminous appearance, remember the split. Same with the outer skirt The cape - I measured myself from top to floor, added about 30 cm more and drapped it for the right fit, before I made the knot, I sewed in snaps at the shoulders to hold the cape behind the shoulders. The obi - not hard either, take your meassurements at the waist and remember to add on for the closure, I use velcro for that. Same with the belt, I bought two leather pieces and 8 chicago screws + added velcro for the closure. WA makes some really nice costumes, but I prefer to save money and do as much as I can myself. I think my costume was made for about $200 in total with all the materials. I was so lucky to get the fabric with 40% of at my local supplier You can see my WIP here :
  9. You can do it - Rome wasn´t build in a day
  10. Hi I used a normal shirt pattern for the tunics and moded it so it fit - the same with the skirts, and just winged it, so sadly I don´t have an exact pattern for them.
  11. Dan can perhaps help you regarding the soft parts and paint - you could try and write him a pm : https://www.theflagshipeclipse.com/forums/index.php?/profile/1834-danrodjr/&wr=eyJhcHAiOiJmb3J1bXMiLCJtb2R1bGUiOiJmb3J1bXMtY29tbWVudCIsImlkXzEiOjY0LCJpZF8yIjoyMzg3Nn0=