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Wanted to start getting this thing going as stuff is in the works on arriving so I thought I'd just mention all that's going on right now.

I'd been a big fan of Bioware's Acolyte for years, and since I'm hitting the 2nd year anniversary of my 501st enlistment I felt it was time to start a new project. I've gotten several costumes done since I joined in 2017, 2 tie pilots, a clone, a Tanker on the way, but I always wanted some kind of a force user character. I wanted originally to do an old republic jedi....but, I've got some beef with the Rebel Legion and how they handle things, and after 3 costumes having such a hard time passing because of "opinions" of the judges, I decided to switch and get all Sithy cause it'll be fun.

 

My armor is arriving from Mynock's Den....i was very impressed with Mynock's attention to detail and accuracy....lets face it, he really seemed to of been the best choice out of all the research I could find, and it wasn't a lot out there.
for future purposes for anyone wanting to build his kit, https://vadersvault.com/armor/

My mask I purchased from Saberforge back in February, I really dug how it looked and it fit the price range I wanted to go for for the time being. Eventually I'll upgrade to Mynock's full helmet...but this'll be fine for now. https://saberforge.com/collections/masks-helmets/products/acolyte-mask?variant=12315978530896

Neckseal I purchased on etsy through Darman Props. https://www.etsy.com/listing/533452618/sith-acolyte-neck-seal?ref=yr_purchases
I've had a few purchases from him over the last year like a holster for my blaster to go with my Resistance Pilot in time for TLJ premiere with my crew....so I know he's pretty reliable.

Gloves were purchased on amazon at a fairly decent price and they don't have any markings to worry about so there's not gonna be any need for modifications, and tthey breathe so that's a plus! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GBWBM81/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Boots I'm taking cue from First0rder and his purchase from overstock.com https://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes/Genuine-Grip-Footwear-Mens-Slip-Resistant-Twin-Gore-Boot-Black-Leather/7936018/product.html

Robes will be coming from Mystik Merchant as she seemed to of been the best price wise and length of time. While I'm not in a rush at all, I don't wanna get this kit completed by the fall when we start getting active again in my garrison. https://mystikmerchant.com/AcolyteRobe

Undersuit though.....this one is tricky, and I'm hoping for some recommendations. I'm at the heavy set side, gained some weight after a very stressful move recently putting me at around 54 inches on my waist. I really don't want to use something like a TK or Clone undersuit, being one piece is alright, but I wanna feel comfortable at the same time...honestly I feel a little casual baggyness is more acceptable than skin tight. So any ideas on what to do like examples would be appreciative.

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Hola,que buena información has dado!Yo estoy con mi proyecto un poco parado por  mi trabajo pero espero terminar este verano.El  traje interior lo he comprado en una tienda de deportes,un dos piezas transpirable y una talla más grande.En las pruebas con armadura(para medir la capa) deja moverse muy bien y no te sientes apretado.Un saludo y espero ver terminado tu traje pronto!!!

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Hi!  Congratulations on your two year anniversary in the Legion.  You’ve picked an amazing Sith costume- the Acolyte!   (Be prepared for fans to debate whether you are Vader or Kylo.  Haha)

It seems like you have made a lot of progress in finding your materials.  The Mynock’s Den armor is beautiful.  I don’t have any advice on the undersuit- I just use my TK suit.   

One question for you- did your order the robe with the red stripes sewn onto the sleeves or will you be painting those on yourself?  The sewn on stripes are able to be approved, but I personally enjoy the appearance of painted sleeves myself.   Here’s the paint I used, on the advice of others in this group.  

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On 7/8/2019 at 1:14 PM, Sicario said:

Hola,que buena información has dado!Yo estoy con mi proyecto un poco parado por  mi trabajo pero espero terminar este verano.El  traje interior lo he comprado en una tienda de deportes,un dos piezas transpirable y una talla más grande.En las pruebas con armadura(para medir la capa) deja moverse muy bien y no te sientes apretado.Un saludo y espero ver terminado tu traje pronto!!!

Thanks maybe I'll get lucky with the suit somewhere....I got to travel an hour or more to another town to find anything good for things to build these kind of costumes.

 

34 minutes ago, TK Keith said:

Hi!  Congratulations on your two year anniversary in the Legion.  You’ve picked an amazing Sith costume- the Acolyte!   (Be prepared for fans to debate whether you are Vader or Kylo.  Haha)

It seems like you have made a lot of progress in finding your materials.  The Mynock’s Den armor is beautiful.  I don’t have any advice on the undersuit- I just use my TK suit.   

One question for you- did your order the robe with the red stripes sewn onto the sleeves or will you be painting those on yourself?  The sewn on stripes are able to be approved, but I personally enjoy the appearance of painted sleeves myself.   Here’s the paint I used, on the advice of others in this group.  

Thanks Keith! Sith Acolyte's been something I wanted to do for a long long time but could never figure out where to get the armor....closest was 3D printing or EVA foam...like I have the files for an EVA Foam build but I never have a lot of great luck with that kind of building. But I'm also quite use to being called Vader in my Tie....god that was annoying.

As for my robe, I asked for the red to be sewn onto the sleeves, my biggest fear is that the size won't be correct and end up being to big. Worse case scenario will have to rip the seams off and paint it by hand.

But that undersuit is gonna kill me, I just dunno what is gonna work for me being a bigger guy around the middle.

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