So I've been wanting to build a Zakuul Knight for a while now but I'm not certain on how to achieve this. I'm really, really novice at costume building and I've never built a costume from scratch before either, so I expect this will be quiet a learning experience. I have a few reference photos of them from the cinematic and the like, I do think I'd prefer to do the Cinematic version due to it more detailed but I don't know at the moment.
Now, I don't know what I should do first, I was thinking of either making the Lightsaber Pike, Shield, or Helmet first since they are all pretty minor and would probably encourage me to finish the rest of it eventually but I'm not certain what to make it many of them out of. I thought about visiting the Royal Guard forums and asking how people made the Lightsaber Pike for the Shadow Guard.
I do know of two people who have this armor and I've thought about reaching out to them about the armor, there is a person named Propmaker Echo who made a complete set of armor, it isn't accurate to the cinematic in my opinion but its the only complete set I've seen before.
There is also a person named Justice who has some armor, but upon closer look it might be Echo's armor she has. She was the Knight at Celebration/Cantina I believe.
I've also thought about reaching out to Bioware, Blur, and/or the original artist to try and get further assistance with it, but I'm not sure how'd I'd go about that.
What do you guys think of all this? I'd appreciate any feedback or input about this, as I said I don't really know where to begin or what to do, other than I'd like to try and do this at some point. Thank you for your time!