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by bdh1138
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Costume Progress
Topic: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)
Replies: 23
Views: 6062

Re: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)

After far too long of a hiatus, the leaked IX promo art and my excitement for celebration in a couple weeks (the first one I'm attending!) inspired me to come back to my Kylos. I made a pleating board and pleated the canvas for a new and improved set of sleeves this weekend. I'm still deciding wheth...
by bdh1138
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Costume Progress
Topic: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)
Replies: 23
Views: 6062

Re: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)

I finally found some time to work on the new surcoat recently. I started from the pattern I originally came up with for my first attempt, widened and lengthened the skirt panels, eliminated the shoulder seam, and made the shoulders flare out a bit further. With some assistance, I got the length sort...
by bdh1138
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Costume Progress
Topic: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)
Replies: 23
Views: 6062

Re: TLJ Kylo Ren

Okay, I don't have a TLJ update, but I'm excited and wanted to share that TFA is back on the table for a 501st app! I saw last week that Joann had a small amount of the Yaya Han basketweave back in stock online after being out for a while, so I snapped up a bolt while I had the chance. Looking forwa...
by bdh1138
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Costume Progress
Topic: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)
Replies: 23
Views: 6062

Re: TLJ Kylo Ren

Took some more shots of a test fitting tonight and I'm happy with most of it. My updated list of big goals for the outfit are 1. Lose 15-20 lbs because that belt is getting a bit too snug for my liking 2. Make a new, larger and better shaped gorget so I might be able to breathe in this thing 3. See ...
by bdh1138
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Costume Progress
Topic: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)
Replies: 23
Views: 6062

Re: TLJ Kylo Ren

Thanks! The encouragement is much appreciated, as always. Continuing to chip away at the work I need to do to finish, I made some small but significant improvements to the boots. I attached the straps, tacking them down just behind the buckle so they won't slide down on me, and I put a strip around ...
by bdh1138
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Costume Progress
Topic: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)
Replies: 23
Views: 6062

Re: TLJ Kylo Ren

Alright, I've got some paint touch ups to do, and of course mesh to insert, but the new helmet is basically done and I'm very happy I printed it. Here are a few shots next to the pepakura one that really highlight how much better the size, shape, and detail are for the new one. Can't wait to get som...
by bdh1138
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Costume Progress
Topic: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)
Replies: 23
Views: 6062

Re: TLJ Kylo Ren

Thanks! I'm really happy with the weathering now that I've got some paint down. I glued the eye section in place, filled the gaps with epoxy, and got to work on the actual paintjob since my last post. I started with a gloss black, then put a matte clear over the dome but not the chrome sections. The...
by bdh1138
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Costume Progress
Topic: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)
Replies: 23
Views: 6062

Re: TLJ Kylo Ren

And the helmet continues! The main dome is ready for the spattered paint finish and some silver scratches, and the faceplate is ready for some chrome and silver paints. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4799/26866156048_00fdcb8982_h.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4781/39842420465_a3682bd8c6_h.jpg h...
by bdh1138
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Costume Progress
Topic: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)
Replies: 23
Views: 6062

Re: TLJ Kylo Ren

Thanks. I'm glad I decided to go ahead and go for it. I'm continuing to work on smoothing and chasing in details on the chrome section and faceplate, but I got the dome nice and smooth and proceeded to beat it up with a dremel and heat gun, adding the most noticeable scratches and dents from the ori...
by bdh1138
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Costume Progress
Topic: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)
Replies: 23
Views: 6062

Re: TLJ Kylo Ren

Thanks! It's been a bit, but I've still been tinkering away and I've made most of the fixes I needed too. The boots have been trimmed, the seams and darts have been sewn into the pants and the pants are waxed, I painted up my new saber clip, and fixed up the gorget. I also began a new helmet, becaus...
by bdh1138
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Costume Progress
Topic: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)
Replies: 23
Views: 6062

Re: TLJ Kylo Ren

I took some more pictures tonight after replacing the tunic zipper and I think my big picture to-do list is down to the following -Trim the bottom of the boots and add the 4 straps to each -Add darts and seams to the pants, then wax them -Finish the new saber clip and attach to the belt -Replace or ...
by bdh1138
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Costume Progress
Topic: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)
Replies: 23
Views: 6062

Re: TLJ Kylo Ren

Decided to slip on the aforementioned boots to check the fir and snap a couple quick pictures https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27072870_10213567041583712_4394997673942394394_n.jpg?oh=ffab117a1bd95b7b28eb8173611cf4e7&oe=5AD93820 https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26734467_1021...
by bdh1138
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Costume Progress
Topic: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)
Replies: 23
Views: 6062

Re: TLJ Kylo Ren

I'm continuing to chug away at this, and I'm pretty excited about how close I'm getting. Yesterday, I found an upholstery chenille in the red tag fabrics at Joann with a nice chunky weave that I think looks good for shoulder caps. I got that sewn on, so the tunic is just about done. I managed to man...
by bdh1138
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Costume Progress
Topic: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)
Replies: 23
Views: 6062

Re: TLJ Kylo Ren

It's a bit tough to get nice clear pictures, but I've been working on the boots and I'm pretty pleased with them so far. Unfortunately it's hard to get a good picture without the soles, but the sewing, including the zipper, is complete. now I just need to contact cement them to the base shoe I've ch...
by bdh1138
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Costume Progress
Topic: Kylo Ren builds (TFA and TLJ)
Replies: 23
Views: 6062

Re: TLJ Kylo Ren

And progress continues! Since I last posted, I sketched out my diagonals, cut apart the bedsheet mockup for pattern pieces, and cut the panels out of some crackled texture suedecloth. I then pieced them together with the proper seams, sewn down to faux leather strips with a slight gap between each p...