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Knight of Zakuul (SWTOR)

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

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Interesting costume, if you are going to make it all on your own, and have no experience in this, its going to be a long build of trial and error, I would guess. It should be a good way to increase your knowledge in costume building.

 

Good luck to you!

 

Not really sure where these would fit in, as they are more or less a 3rd faction, to a 2 faction system.  While neither Sith nor Jedi, there main focus is on Upholding Justice (which really depends on your point of view).

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I always get a chuckle from pictures like this. In a technologically advanced galaxy, far far away they still use leather straps and buckles!

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No doubt this is going to be a very challenging build, especially for a costuming novice. As mentioned above, there is a question of their faction. Probably wouldn't hurt to post into Rebel Legion as well and see what they have to say. Depending on how you look at it, they could honestly go to either side.

 

The fabric parts will take a bit of custom patterning, but are pretty straightforward, Would recommend linens for those for the natural weave. I used those for my friend's Arcann soft parts and they came out great!

In terms of the armor, EVA foam or Worbla would be my first choices to make it out of, especially for those fine details. If you know someone talented enough, 3D printing armor has been a recent thing as well. Hell, you could even do it out of leather if you can handle the weight of it. But reaching out to Bioware for more references and design notes of the whole costume would be very helpful.

 

I'm very excited to see the progress on this! I've been dying to see more of these come along!

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Yeah I'm not quiet certain where they should fall either.  They aren't Imperial or Dark Side users, but they aren't Light Side users, Republic, or the good guys of the KOTFE and KOTET story lines either.  I'd figure I'd post here first since their bad guys mainly and don't fit into any of the other Force user detachment, but I think posting in the Rebel Legion wouldn't hurt either.

 

Would EVA work?  A friend suggested I use it but I wasn't sure if it would be durable enough for trooping?  Would it?  Also, I was considering 3D printing as my choice as I have access to a printer locally and several members of the Carolina Garrison have one as well, I just think learning how to design it would be the worst part for me since I don't know too much about how to design things outside of the very basics of 3D design.  Thought, as you said, I could find someone with the talent to to do it for me....

 

Thanks for the comments by the way!  I'm sure this will be quiet the experience..

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Also, do you have a suggestion on how I should reach out Bioware as well?

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contact@bioware.com but you will probably have to keep bugging them to get a response, as they are probably getting 1,000 emails a day, and cant possibly answer them all.

 

other option you could try:

-USA: 1-(855)-345-2186 (Support available from 9.00-21.00 CST)
-UK:  +44 (0)203 0141 826 (Support available from 15.00-3.00 GMT)
-France: +33 (0) 4 81 68 10 51 (Support available from 11.00-20.00 CEST)
-Germany: + 49 (0)221 8282 9212 (Support available from 11.00-20.00 CEST) 

 

 

Also, do you have a suggestion on how I should reach out Bioware as well?

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