1. Troopergirl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2012
    Oct 27, 2013, 10:53 AM - Troopergirl's Bo Katan/Nite Owl Scratch-built #1

    After building a Dengar for my husband some time ago, starting a Boushh for myself (but having lost a little bit of drive with that costume...) and finishing another CW-costume (Riyo Chuchi) earlier this year, I am right now completely into building a Bo Katan or an "ordinary" Nite Owl, or even both versions...

    I want to try to build everything by myself because I really love to work things out, be creative and try something new. Perhaps I will reach a point where I have to admit that I don't have an idea or the means to implement something, but then I know there are many great "ressources" here I can turn to...

    So what have I done so far? Of course a lot of research... Then I started to build certain things...

    As the armour-pieces of Bo Katan have a certain thickness, I decided to build most of the parts out of EVA-foam. The material is thick, light-weighed and I made good experiences with it in the past.

    Here a picture of the pieces I got so far:

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    I will try to equip the gauntlets with electronics and the "raised area" will be made from Worbla instead of foam. As the armour-pieces will be very light-weighed, I want to use light-weighed "stunt-blasters" for putting in the holsters. Therefore I also started to build a set out of foam... For posing etc. I want to use metal-blasters later, but for events where you have to keep your weapons in the holsters, the foam-versions will be great, as I want to attach the thigh-armour either with velcro or with magnets to the undersuit....
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    Talking about the undersuit... as I haven't found a suitable set of dark grey shirt and trousers, I started to sew myself, but am not to keen on that... To stop me from working on the undersuit, I focused on the helmet lately... Right now I have already come a long way from a paper-model, a rough shape in Kobracast, building the dome, finding a suitable shape for the "face", attaching the Worbla-front and back to the dome and getting everything neatly together...

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    Right now it is a lot of sanding and filling, but I am pretty confident. I hope everything works out as planned and I will be able to duplicate the helmet, so that I will be able to do both versions (Nite Owl and Bo Katan).

    Besides I gathered other stuff like boots, a part of the belt and an old Eastern Germany strapping system to attach the jetpack...
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    Still a lot of work to do, but I'm pretty confident most of my ideas might work out! If you want to see more progress pictures (these were just the highlights), you can also check out my FB-Cosplay site:
  2. fridam's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2013
    Nov 5, 2013, 10:04 AM - Re: Troopergirl's Bo Katan/Nite Owl Scratch-built #2

    Nice start! where do you get your worbla from?
  3. Member Since
    Mar 2014
    Mar 31, 2014, 11:06 PM - Re: Troopergirl's Bo Katan/Nite Owl Scratch-built #3

    I was wondering where you got the template for the bucket face?

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