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  1. Jun 5, 2006, 2:36 AM - New darth vader costume white! #1

    Holla SWcostumebuilders, I need some help,
    I 'm planning to make my own darth vader costume, but I want to make it defferent than the usual one. I want to make a white version..
    My experience is zero, but I have a great SW costume builder nearby. Money isn't a problem, but it has a limit.
    Questions: 1 how to make or get a mold for helmet, shoulder armour, shin pads e.d.
    2 If a mold is to expensive or hard to get where can I purchase the darth vader items.
    3.How to paint or airbrush the whole costume. (I have some experience it that part)
    Thanks for the info
    That the dark Force be with you! ARGH!!
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    Jun 5, 2006, 4:46 AM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #2

    It depends on which Vader Helmet you want, A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, or Revenge of the Sith.

    I will be offering the ANH (A New Hope) "Mystery" Vader Helmet after I do some restoration on the helmet I have, it's a rare "ANH" casting that will be available in a couple of months...


    Here is a link to the comparison thread on the RPF:
    http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/inde...pic=111122&hl=

    Here is the For Sale Thread:
    http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/inde...pic=109074&hl=

    Quote Darth 'Marco' Carnokhan said:
    Holla SWcostumebuilders, I need some help,
    I 'm planning to make my own darth vader costume, but I want to make it defferent than the usual one. I want to make a white version..
    My experience is zero, but I have a great SW costume builder nearby. Money isn't a problem, but it has a limit.
    Questions: 1 how to make or get a mold for helmet, shoulder armour, shin pads e.d.
    2 If a mold is to expensive or hard to get where can I purchase the darth vader items.
    3.How to paint or airbrush the whole costume. (I have some experience it that part)
    Thanks for the info
    That the dark Force be with you! ARGH!!
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    Jun 5, 2006, 10:55 AM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #3

    Heres a nice reference pic i found a few weeks back. Supposably it was based on a what if comic if Vader was redeemed but did not die so he would still require the suit, but he would be a Jedi this time around.

  4. Jun 5, 2006, 11:28 AM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #4

    I had this picture from a while back.This is one of the coolest looks i have seen,hope it helps.

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    Jun 5, 2006, 11:56 AM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #5

    Star Wars Infinities was the comic

    very cool pic, where was that taken?
  6. Jun 5, 2006, 1:40 PM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #6

    That's the costume of darth Vader. I already got a load of e-mails. Hopefully I also find a tailor who makes the leather parts for me for a good price.
    My last question is can you repaint the already painted parts from a black Darth Vader. I thougth that you first have to remove the old paint. Next will be a basecoat and then the finishing colour; white.
    Thanks for the info.
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    Jun 5, 2006, 2:46 PM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #7

    Thats awesome, you could even give him Obi-wan's lightsaber. If He was redeemed and didnt die and became a Jedi Knight he would certainly use either Qui-gon's or Obi-Wan's right? HIs old one fell from cloud city you'd never find that one.
  8. Jun 5, 2006, 5:47 PM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #8

    Quote cal196 said:
    HIs old one fell from cloud city you'd never find that one.
    Actually Mara Jade uses that one if I'm not mistaken.

    yeah, or he'd constuct a new one.
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    Jun 5, 2006, 6:58 PM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #9

    Here is one I have of the same dude. I don't know where, or when.

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    Jun 5, 2006, 11:53 PM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #10

    White Vader just does not look right. The comic one was okay, but to me the white costume looks like its in primer awaiting the shot coat of gloss black
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    Jun 6, 2006, 12:44 AM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #11

    That is one of the guys from the DSG that did the white vader for CIII
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    Jun 6, 2006, 6:51 AM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #12

    He needs to get some white eyes in that thing. He looks like an Alien.
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    Jun 6, 2006, 7:21 PM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #13

    I'm sorry but, NO
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    Jun 8, 2006, 11:18 AM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #14

    yeah, what pennywise said.

    if the person who started this thread makes a white suit though, i plead "PLEASE dont paint your sabre white!!!!"

    Quote pennywise said:
    I'm sorry but, NO
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    Jun 8, 2006, 11:46 AM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #15

    Wonder what it would look like Jedi Brown with the deep tones.
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    Jun 8, 2006, 12:57 PM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #16

    He should be walking around with the Black Hole Troopers.
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    Jun 8, 2006, 2:24 PM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #17

    Anyone have any pics of a pink Darth Vader?
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    Jun 8, 2006, 2:56 PM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #18

    I dunno man, I kinda like it.

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    Jun 8, 2006, 3:53 PM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #19

    ROFLMAO

    you gotta love photoshop.
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    Jun 9, 2006, 10:58 PM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #20

    HA! He looks like a damn cookie. I like the all white look though. Something different is always a good thing. I would like to see him next to a black vader. Can you photo choppers arrange that please?
  21. Jun 10, 2006, 3:50 AM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #21

    I made a link to a great photo in which the dark and the white vader are looking at each other. I can't place the photo in this e-mail because I haven't got a site yet.
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  22. Jun 10, 2006, 4:01 AM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #22

    Chill it works! Thanks for all advice, now the time of building the darth vader white version will start.
    No I won't paint my ligthsabre white! THATS uke uke !
    I have got some friends who are pro SW costume builders. I only need to find a tailor who can make the soft parts for the costume. I have got an adres in Rotterdam. When everything is finished I will send some photo's.
    See ya
  23. Jul 31, 2006, 8:37 AM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #23

    My one suggestion would be to try and do something different with the lenses so they don't look like just holes in the helmet, almost like there are no lenses at all! Somehow the lenses in this White Vader costume don't look as good as they do in let's say, a TK helmet. Is there a way to add a metallic / silver look to them and still retain some sort of visibility? The way the lenses are right now, it just makes the helmet look unfinished!

    In the end, I hope it all comes together like you hope it will!

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    Jul 31, 2006, 8:48 AM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #24

    I'd echo that on the helmet lenses.
    Mirrored lenses might work, also less pure white and more shades would make it look less bland.

    I do like the hello kitty photoshop tho, mind if I link and post it elsewhere?
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    Jul 31, 2006, 11:43 AM - Re: New darth vader costume white! #25

    Given that it looks like an albino Vader, how about cherry red lenses?

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