Subscribe
  1. Member Since
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    16
    Oct 21, 2009, 10:38 PM - My First Star Wars Costume: Darth Nihilus - Halloween Party Pics are up! #1

    Happy Halloween Everyone.

    I skipped Halloween last year by wearing a cheesy Death Eater Skull I made and this year I won't be that cheesy otherwise I shouldn't be on this Costume and Prop Forum.
    Since my Predator costume is no where near ready I've decided to become Darth Nihilus. My first very involved Star Wars costume!

    My homemade mask will be similar to the Character but with a twist: I've added Predator-ish aesthetics such as skulls and spine instead of the usual Star War-ish decorations of girly jewels.
    After all I am becoming a Sith Lord who is a Wraith like spirit whose essence is kept alive thru the mask. Oh did I mention he also sucks the Life Force from those he defeats?

    Initially the test sculpt on a plaster cast with some paint and red markers just to see if it would work:


    I liked it and think it can work so here we go:


    The finished product:


    After a week of shopping online and buying a bunch of **** I can't make I've gathered all the parts of this costume
    I also wore a black stocking under the mask instead of painting my face black to give it that ghoulish effect


    I'm 90% percent there, I will modify the black bathrobe cutting off the sleeves and so on. I know its not %100 percent accurate like the SW games and whut not and as I am on a tight budget (& unemployed this is the best I can manage. I made my own Lightsaber Belt clip out of PVC tubing material and the Belt and Sith Cloak is authentic and its already cost me $200 on this costume.

    After everything arrives I will do a test fit and more pictures stay tuned!
    Last edited by Uratz; Nov 1, 2009 at 1:58 AM. Reason: Update Thread title with new progress
  2. Oct 21, 2009, 11:13 PM - Re: My First Star Wars Costume: Darth Nihilus #2

    Looks fantastic!
  3. Member Since
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    16
    Oct 21, 2009, 11:23 PM - Re: My First Star Wars Costume: Darth Nihilus #3

    Thanks

    OK I got everything in the mail in like 2 days! My bathrobe mod isn't complete yet. My black boots have been cleaned and polished I may add some boot cover to lengthen the calf area and hide the laces.

    Here's my LightSaber Holder Clip DIY

    I made my own Lightsaber Belt clip out of PVC tubing material. The original version is a Covertec Clip for pagers. I could buy it but wheres the fun in that?

  4. Commander720's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    Posts
    534
    Oct 21, 2009, 11:40 PM - Re: My First Star Wars Costume: Darth Nihilus #4

    Very nice; a lot of photos and good attention to detail my friend. Can't wait to see what you come with the finished product. Keep it coming; I am keeping an eye on this thread.
  5. Member Since
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    16
    Nov 1, 2009, 1:57 AM - Re: My First Star Wars Costume: Darth Nihilus #5

    Completed Costume and had a great time at the party! Best Halloween ever. I Finally dressed up seriously and with the proper props.

    I was Sith Nihilus and my wife is the She-Devil. The Party was at Lost Heaven in Shanghai. With an open Terrace bar it was the perfect location for the cosplayers.

    Some highlight photos below

    More photos can be seen here : Best Halloween 2009



    The She-Devil is my wife and the 2 ladies are her friends, The pretty ones are married. Sorry Guys



  6. Member Since
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    3
    Nov 18, 2009, 12:51 AM - Re: My First Star Wars Costume: Darth Nihilus - Halloween Party Pics are up! #6

    Oh dude! ! awesome work with this Darth Nihilus Mask! ! ! I assure you that if I could afford it I would pay you to fashion me one identical replica of this one man, it looks so awesome! ! ! love the work! ! !
  7. Member Since
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    16
    Nov 18, 2009, 2:31 AM - Re: My First Star Wars Costume: Darth Nihilus - Halloween Party Pics are up! #7

    Sure thing Bub
  8. dsonik1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,492
    Nov 18, 2009, 9:14 PM - Re: My First Star Wars Costume: Darth Nihilus - Halloween Party Pics are up! #8

    "Cat not part of costume."

    I think I just pee'd a little....
  9. Member Since
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    16
    Nov 18, 2009, 9:28 PM - Re: My First Star Wars Costume: Darth Nihilus - Halloween Party Pics are up! #9

    Haha. The cat is my surveillance droid
  10. Little Fett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    291
    Mar 12, 2010, 6:31 PM - Re: My First Star Wars Costume: Darth Nihilus - Halloween Party Pics are up! #10

    Oh man! That is the best Nihilus mask I've every seen.
    If you made casts of it, you'd make a boatload!!
    Great job man
  11. Mar 29, 2010, 10:02 AM - Re: My First Star Wars Costume: Darth Nihilus - Halloween Party Pics are up! #11

    Very cool. My first SW costume was easy, I just shaved my head added horns and painted (Maul). My wife had the hard part (making the robes).

    Don't worry about being on a budget- I'm sure you've seen how tight things were for Lucas when he made the OT. I saw the Smithsonian exhibit, and man, those costumes are held together by twine and wishes! I think being on a budget actually makes you get more creative. Anyone can buy something, but only someone with imagination can make it from scratch.

    Kudos!
  12. Member Since
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    4
    Oct 30, 2011, 5:35 PM - Re: My First Star Wars Costume: Darth Nihilus #12

    What was the clip made out of it looks really effective but one question
    Why didn't you use the clip on the toy lightsaber
  13. Fettistics's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    552
    Oct 30, 2011, 5:54 PM - #13

    Great mask but doesn't he wear a hood
  14. Member Since
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    16
    Oct 30, 2011, 9:24 PM - Re: My First Star Wars Costume: Darth Nihilus #14

    Quote Liammwells said: View Post
    What was the clip made out of it looks really effective but one question
    Why didn't you use the clip on the toy lightsaber
    The lightsaber had the round stubby knob thing which was what the clip was used for. It made for easy removal to be swung around.

    Thanks for the comments
  15. Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    5
    Nov 21, 2011, 3:29 AM - Re: My First Star Wars Costume: Darth Nihilus - Halloween Party Pics are up! #15

    nice pics looking great in that pics.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: Nov 18, 2012, 1:58 PM
  2. NON-STAR WARS: SON'S HALLOWEEN COSTUME!
    By FettDad in forum The Sarlacc Pit
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Oct 30, 2011, 5:37 PM
  3. WIP: Darth Nihilus Sculpt
    By Kwally89 in forum Star Wars Costumes
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: Sep 8, 2009, 11:44 AM
  4. Want to start a Darth Nihilus outfit need help
    By Boba-Fett DK in forum Star Wars Costumes
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Mar 30, 2009, 7:33 PM
  5. Pics of My Costume at ILM Halloween Party!
    By Rammage in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: Feb 22, 2005, 2:03 PM