Monday, March 12, 2012

Sexy Star Wars is Sexy - Darth Talon

Oh look it's my good friend Kendall! She is dressed (and I use the term loosely haha) as Darth Talon from the Star Wars extended universe.

Kendall and I are both joining the 501st (A group of people who dress up as characters from Star Wars but only the Empires side) The guidelines are pretty strict on the costumes as they often get paid to go to events like DVD launches, movie launches and all (they donate any money they get paid to charity)

I had to help Kendall out as her costume is mostly her body painted red and black. Hahaha.
We had to do this three times before she was approved (as this was the first time anyone has completed a Darth Talon costume for the 501st in THE WHOLE WORLD and they kept saying to change the tattoos)

We got a drill down pat after the third time. First, paint Kendall red with body paint and a roller (like you paint your walls with) let that dry.
Second, using stencils and an airgun paint on the tattoos (also using body paint)
Third stick on Kendalls lekku (the head tentacles) with prosthetic glue and stuff. paint her face red and black. Fourth put on her outfit.

It was a lot of fun even tho it took forever! It was great to get to do most of the work as Kendall had to stand still to avoid smudging herself. It was a great lesson in air brushing, dealing with people being still for a long time and the importance of how you cut out your stencils.

I took all the photos also and we really happy with how they turned out, esp the one above!

Of course as the 501st is primarily fun and silly we had to have the obligatory Sith Lord Darth Talon doing something mundane.


Cassykins said...

I don't know Star Wars at all, but this is pretty awesome. You ladies did some amazing work!

George said...

That's just spectacular Holly! :D

CottonCandyINK said...

how neat

Lycanthropica said...

thanks I am so jealous and want to finish my outfit now!

Lycanthropica said...

thank you :)

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Vulcan_Butterfly said...

WOW! This looks freakin' awesome! Also, your friend sure is in awesome shape, that must take balls to run around wearing basically nothing but body paint! SWEET!

Kurai_kurayami said...

Surfing the net and found your blog and picks..awesome work!!
I build myself a darth talon too...though i don't plan on joining the 501st so far...but am sometimes joining some friends who are members and just opted to 'fit the theme'...
have to did you/or your friend do the lekku...cause i have tried time and time again and they won't fit as nicely XD

Sure would appreciate any tipps you could give me,should I decice to ever sign up ^^

Lycanthropica said...

*insert latest comment reply ever*

My friend sewed the leku and then coated them with liquid latex, the part on the top of her head is very stiff and soil It pretty much always looks like the shape of a head, that way you don't get the awful bubbles that you see with wig caps and swimming caps :) hope that is helpful :)