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  1. RabbitVasque's Avatar
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    Dec 17, 2009, 6:51 PM - Montrails/Lekku? #1

    I'm not exactly sure this is considered a prop, or if it should go into Star Wars costumes, but I'm in charge of putting together the costumes for my friend and I for Celebration.
    Because I can't make armor to save me life, and she begged me, we're planning on an Ahsoka/ Shaak Ti duo (Woe, the life of a Mando pretending to be a Jedi).
    I've got everything planned out except the headpieces. I have absolutely no idea how to make the montrails and the lekku, and I've seen around the places that I've snooped that Shaak Ti's are no easy feat.
    Anyone have any tips at all?
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    Dec 17, 2009, 7:08 PM - Re: Montrails/Lekku? #2

    Well, fellow Okie...seeing how both pieces will be "head pieces" your best bet first, is to do a life cast of you and your friend. (i'll make this short as to not type out a 500pg novel)

    A life cast made of your head that you can sculpt on top of. Sculpt out the leeku so its made specifically to fit you. Once you sculpt it you can then cast the sculpt in a material like latex or silicone rubber that can then be painted. Then you apply it to your head, and then do a few makeup touches and presto!

    Sounds so easy there....but its a pretty complicated process and very Trial and Error.
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    Dec 18, 2009, 3:24 AM - Re: Montrails/Lekku? #3

    This thread may help. It doesn't go into detail about construction, but I'm sure if you give him a pm, he can help.
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    Dec 18, 2009, 10:20 AM - Re: Montrails/Lekku? #4

    Actually, just peering through that thread gave me a bunch of ideas for trial and error sorts of bits, but I may definitely shoot a PM over to him.
    Thank you muchly.
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    Dec 18, 2009, 10:10 PM - Re: Montrails/Lekku? #5

    Theres someone over at the Rebel Legion forums who makes custom
    lekku (which I remember look ecxcellent!). Try starting a thread there and you'll get a name for sure. Might be the way to go for the lekku esp. if you find yourself pressed for time between now and C5 (working on 2 stumes).
    Mike
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    Dec 19, 2009, 6:53 AM - Re: Montrails/Lekku? #6

    I made lekku for Bib Fortuna a while back, here's the thread http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=28174

    Might be of some use! The bust was just hard clay painted with latex and then peeled off, worked a treat!
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    Jan 1, 2010, 12:39 PM - Re: Montrails/Lekku? #7

    nnjust remember if you are a mando with lekku to cover that up with some (garbage can) armor
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    Jan 4, 2010, 10:19 AM - Re: Montrails/Lekku? #8

    If all else fails try this: http://www.completewermosguide.com/lekku.html

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