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TDH Support of my Nazgul Build

  1. #26

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    Okay scabbard and belt are done! I'll post pix when it arrives. Robe is done (thanks Christi)! Again, I'll post pix when it arrives. Christi made the costume for a person that is 6' 3" and wearing football shoulder pads. It seems that nobody living under her roof fits that description in order model (lol). So now we're down to just the armor and final weathering of the costume as a whole (pieces have been individually weathered).

    Here's a picture from Christi's contribution (crazy4bobafett).

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    Good gosh thats ALOT of fabric! Can't wait to see more pics!

  3. #28

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    And a couple more pix of outer robe from crazy4bobafett after some weathering. Inner robe and hood are separate.

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    Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build

    Astro Builder said: View Post
    Okay scabbard and belt are done! I'll post pix when it arrives. Robe is done (thanks Christi)! Again, I'll post pix when it arrives. Christi made the costume for a person that is 6' 3" and wearing football shoulder pads. It seems that nobody living under her roof fits that description in order model (lol). So now we're down to just the armor and final weathering of the costume as a whole (pieces have been individually weathered).

    Here's a picture from Christi's contribution (crazy4bobafett).





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    LOL I wish I did actually have a body to put it on. I'd love to put this on someone and see how it looks!!! A hanger just isn't doing it for me. =)
    Anyhow the heap in the picture is now tucked away into a shipping box and on its way home!
    Glad to hear the other parts minus the armor....GGRRRR is on its way as well!
    Let me know how it goes.

  5. #30

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    Scabbard is done! I will probably do some more "fine" weathering to tone down a few of the effects from the maker, but a pretty decent job I think.

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  6. #31

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    Here is a picture of me in crazy4bobafett's creation (robes). Once the the belt and scabbard arrive (thursday), the costume should take on a leaner look as it will tighten the inner robes around the waist. It may be a few inches too long, but that is easily corrected and MUCH better to be too long than too short. The measurement were difficult to extract to a normal human form since I am wearing receiver-type shoulder pads to get the unnatural form. If the armor and scabbard turn out as good as the robes, it should be a memorable halloween.

    And yes, I am still wearing my jamas and slippers under the robe.

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  7. #32

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    Those robes look wicked sweet! And they look so comfy. I can't wait to see the costume with everything attached!

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    Looking good! All the hard work seems to pay off very well. I'm too eagerly awaiting to see the finished suit.

  9. #34

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    Okay - so now I am a little stressed. Still no armor. Robes are in transit after Christi took on the "fine" alterations. I did, however, finish weathering the stainless steel sword and scabbard this weekend. How do you like the blood soaked effect at the scabbard bottom. Hopefully I will have pictures of more parts by this weekend.

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  10. #35

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    And we have gauntlets. The still need a little rust effect and need to be attached to the gloves, but we're starting to make progress. I tell you that this picture doesn't do them justice. The is HEAVY gauge steel and was heated and hammered out on an anvil. The rivets are old school blacksmith. Worth the wait.

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    Very nice bro! Keep us posted!

  12. #37

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    Wow, the materials cost alone on this must have been brutal. If you don't mind me asking, how many yds of cloth did those robes take? Incredible craftsmanship on both the robes and gauntlets by the way. I've done a bit of metalwork in the past and somebody put a LOT of work into those babies.

  13. #38

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    I think I recall Christi (crazy4boabfett) saying she used about 52 yards of fabric. It's heavy, real heavy. She is an amazing seamstress / costumer. After experiencing the quality of the Fett flight suit, I wouldn't have used anyone else for this project.

    Also, I have been working on a mini-Nazgul for my 7 year old. I made his gauntlets from some AC duct scraps and left over paint from my Fett. It's not bad for a kid's costume in my opinion. Christi did my son's robe tool, but obviously on a much different budget. Below are pictures of my kis in his Nazgul glory and the budget kid's gaunts.

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  14. #39

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    I still have some fit up to perform and leg and shin armor are lagging behind, but a friend snapped this picture of me this weekend for a test run. I made a 5" empty space head extension frame, so I am 6' 8" in this picture. I'll try to get some bter pictures out there this weekend, once I've worked out all the kinks.

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    This is truly a nice project. The weight of the robes and how they hang reflects both the movie costume as well as the unending suffering of the nine deceived into service of the dark lord. I can't wait to see this come to fruition!

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    Stunning work man!

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    I hope we will never meet on a dark alley at night... I'm sure you would scare me to death!

    Awesome suit! Sooo... When we will see an armored horse too?

  18. #43

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    Looking good!...and **** that's a lot of fabric!

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    Well, Halloween has come and gone and I didn't quite make it. The shin and foot armor is still remaining, but I got enough of the costume together to terrify the neighborhood kids. I felt a little bad for the ones that cried (but only a little). Here's few pictures from the office.

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  20. #45

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    Dude, that's just... How... Yeah, I'm speechless. Incredible! Absolutely stunning! Just... Wow. More pics, please!

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    As a fellow LOTR fan I say good luck and can't wait to see the pics.

  22. #47

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    Well the costume is still incomplete, the armory has gone radio silence, and my company is moving me to Peru for a couple of years. Eventually this will get finished, but who knows when. Yesterday was foggy, so I snapped some photos in the field beside our house yesterday. A couple of joggers saw us in the field through fog, stopped at a distance to look, but did not get close, then turned around to job the other direction. Hilarious. Well done Christi, you know hit the mark when you can get that kind of reaction.

    We followed it up by playing football in the Nazgul costumes. Ahhh, the little things in life like giving other people a chance to have a "what the @$%" moment.

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    Wicked!

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    Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build

    Justin...all I can say is those pictures are tremendous! I love the effect the fog gave, amazing!
    I think if I were the joggers I'd have done the same. =) Scary as Hell!
    This was alot of fun to do, it was alot of fabric and a great time to create!
    Thank you for the confidence in me to allow me the chance to do something so fun!
    Anytime, anytime.
    Peru??? really? You'll still keep in touch, right.

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    Re: TDH Support of my Nazgul Build

    Awesome work, Justin....and kudos to crazy4BobaFett for her amazing robe-work. Although a Mando at heart, I'm going to build a Nazgul for the Hobbit premiere next year, and your build is quite an inspiration.

    Through all of my research, I've noticed the biggest detail people miss is is the unnatural shoulder shape the Wraith's have....there's no appreciable 'neck' to the costume, just a smooth curve up to the top of the hood. A lot of folks have used football pads, but without that distinctive transition, they look like pumped-up Grim Reapers, Sith or Jedi.

    My question for you (if you have web access in Peru), or crazy4, is to ask what you used for your headpiece framework, and if you have any photos of it you could share. I've heard a lot of folks describe how it works, but I have never actually seen any photos of how it's done.

    Also, for crazy4...I know you make a living from your craft, and have your own personal patterns for this (so I'm not going to ask for "freebies", lol), but do you have any tips for us non-professional seamters for modifying a store-bought McCall's or Simplicity pattern, into Nazgul robes? I know it's about layers (5 is what I've read), but I'm not clear on the individual pieces that have to be made to achieve the effect.

    Anything you guys could share would help tremendously.

    Again, Justin....incredible costume!

    Rob

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