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Darth Nihilus Costume Standards - COTF Version

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To see the official Legion CRL entry and a downloadable PDF file for this costume, please click here:

 

http://www.501st.com/databank/Costuming ... th_nihilus

 

 

 

Legion CRL Entry for the Champions of the Force Darth Nihilus

 

 

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Costume components:

 

 

1. Hood and Cape: The hood and cape are made from a single piece of black fabric. The hood gathers to points on both sides of the head, forming a triangular shape at each temple. This effect is best produced by attaching a triangular support structure to the top of the white mask, which the hood can then be draped over. The hood is attached to the upper edge of the mask just above the silver decoration on the forehead so that it will block the top of the head from view. A sculpted helmet or frame may be worn under the hood to recreate the inhuman skull shape of Darth Nihilus. The hood drapes downward and rests on the costumer's chest, creating a frame around the face. The cape and hood gather at the upper chest and the two sides of the fabric are tied together at the upper sternum with a single knot. The bottom edge of the cape is heavily tattered, and it reaches nearly to the floor.

 

 

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2. Mask: The stylized, skull-like mask is white or off-white in color. It extends from the lips to at least the top of the forehead, and may continue further beneath the cowl. The mask has two red stripes. Located over the eye holes, each stripe should extend upward with a slight taper. The silver forehead design consists of a two-layer bar which starts at the top edge of nose. The bar connects to an oval design in the center of the forehead, and then narrows again until it reaches the edge of cowl/hood. At that point it expands outward into a second oval with two smaller ovals going out to either side getting gradually smaller.

 

 

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3. Blackout Mask: Darth Nihilus's face is a living shadow. As a costume, this effect may be accomplished by using black makeup, a sculpted black mask, or a tight-fitting fabric blackout mask. The costumer’s eyes may not be visible, and must be hidden with black sclera lenses* or the fabric of a blackout hood.

 

* All persons wishing to utilize contact lenses are encouraged to first see their optometrist for a fitting.

 

 

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4. Quilted Sleeves: The sleeves are made from a smoother fabric than the rest of the costume. These sleeves are quilted to create a vertical ribbed pattern. The sleeves may be attached to a black undershirt, or they may be attached to the arm holes of the inner tunic, giving the illusion that there is another shirt worn under the inner tunic.

 

 

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5. Gloves: The black leather gloves reach halfway up the forearm. They do not have an excessively large flare at the opening. The gloves are free of straps, buckles, snaps, or extra decorations.

 

 

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6. Inner tunic: The inner tunic is made from the same black material as the hood and cape. The left side of the tunic crosses over the right side in the front.

(Note: For dressing convenience, the outer skirt may be attached to the inner tunic at the waist. The seam will be hidden by the outer tunic.)

 

 

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7. Outer Tunic: The outer tunic is made from the same black material as the hood and cape. It is a sleeveless tunic that reaches to mid thigh. The left side of the tunic crosses over the right side in the front. The outer tunic is heavily tattered at the lower edge.

 

 

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8. Obi: The obi is made from the same black material as the hood and cape. It is approximately 10 cm in width, and it closes in the back.

 

 

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9. Belt: The belt is made from two layers of black leather. The base layer is approximately 5 cm wide, while the narrow strap on top is approximately 1.2 cm wide. The style is similar to the Jedi belts from the prequels, but it does not include a buckle on the front. Pairs of black studs are used to hold the smaller belt in place, and the belt closes in the back.

 

 

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10. Inner skirt: The inner skirt is made from the same black material as the hood and cape. The inner skirt is made of enough material to provide gathers for a voluminous appearance, and it is split at the front center. The inner skirt hangs nearly to the floor, and the lower edge is heavily tattered.

 

 

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11. Outer skirt: The outer skirt is made from the same black material as the hood and cape. Like the inner skirt, the outer skirt is made of enough material to provide gathers for a voluminous appearance, and it is split at the front center. The outer skirt hangs nearly to the floor, and the lower edge is heavily tattered.

(Note: For dressing convenience, the outer skirt may be attached to the inner tunic at the waist. The seam will be hidden by the outer tunic.)

 

 

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12. Boots: Plain black boots are worn. They do not have visible straps, buckles, or laces.

 

 

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Costume Accessories:

 

 

13. Lightsaber: The hilt resembles one of the Knights of the Old Republic II or COTF single bladed lightsaber hilts. If the lightsaber has a blade, the blade is red in color.

 

 

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