I said I would post this, so here it is, my Mara Jade cosplay from Celebration VI in Orlando.
So what did it take to make it? The cape clasp I crafted from Sculpey, and the cape itself is linen. The catsuit is one I ordered, cut the sleeves off of, and tailored in. I eventually plan to make a proper catsuit with the panels and seams when I can spring for the fabric. The belts are made by recovering vinyl belts with leather from a cut apart pair of pants, and then staining the leather with shoe polish. This gave the belts the rigidity and soft edge I wanted, and made sure that they all matched in hue. I used the Custom Saber Shop for obtaining my lightsaber parts. The most time-consuming part of this costume was the back plate. It is made up of the remains of a plate for a shower head and the cup from an ash-tray, melded together with a fair amount of Bondo. It was a fun headache to make and have ready in time for the convention, but I was really happy with it.
This is a complete repaint of the 2007 Revenge of the Sith Galactic Marine. I did this before Hasbro released their repaint of the figure that looks very similar to this one. This figure received a complete repaint in shades of white and black with a nice dirty wash to bring out the details and add realism. All was done with Vallejo Artist Acrylics and Varnishes.
Assembly, customizations and fabrications all by JVcustoms unless otherwise noted.
STAR WARS The helmet is a limited 500 piece EFX Sandtrooper helmet that I modified, changed the lenses to Dark green movie accurate lenses and added a voice amplifier and speakers in it. I also modified and painted it to match the rest of my armor. Later the belt and shoulder straps were replaced with canvas straps. The entire snap, buckle, and close system was built up by myself. Certain elements of the armor that are unique to sandtroopers were sculpted by myself in order to modify this from stormtrooper armor. Boots where purchased from Caboots.com. Additionally, leather ammo pouches and shoulder pauldrons were purchased from dealers online and then painted/weathered by me. This is several different coats of various desert earthy colors applied with brushes, sponges, tissues, etc.
As you remember, we recently launched a creative noncommercial project «Venture to your Dream» (details about the project can be found here - svetliy-sudar.deviantart.com/a….
And the first participant of this project was our friend Maria Kitaeva, recently joined the ranks of the Rebel Legion Outpost Ruusan (www.rebellegion.com), working closely with the 501st Legion (www.501st.com).
Maria suggested that we bring to life a character from the game Star Wars: The Old Republic - Jedi Grand Master Satele Shan, and we gladly agreed to help her in the context of our project.
Our work was complicated by the fact that the above organization very seriously in the question of the admission of new members, demanding much to replicas of the costumes of the Star Wars universe . Therefore, all cadets when joining the Legion should send detailed photos of his costume to officer of his Outpost to test for reliability and accuracy. In particular suit should fully comply with the canons, specify Lucasfilm Ltd. (lucasfilm.com) when creating the famous Saga.
And now, after several months of selection of necessary materials, discussions, sewing, waiting for a response and correction officers of the Legion, we can proudly present to you the result of our long painstaking work.