I'm new here, from Trondheim in Norway and just started with an Old Ben costume for cosplay. Figured it would be nice to get tips from this board and am aiming to get the costume approved here when finished.
The inner robe will be made like this, likely using natural color linen fabric from Ikea witch has the rigth color, good structure and is easy to get:http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/ ... sc&start=0
Have not decided what fabric I will use on the cloak yet and tips on good and cheap fabric is welcome. Wool would be nice, but the Old Ben cloak could also be probably be made or linen or a rough canvas type of fabric.
The lightsaber is 3D printed with a homemade Graflex clamp and some paint. Blade is from a 1200mm plastic LED ligth tube. It will have transistor buttons on the side and a metal D-ring when they arrive, a blue LED string blade and realistic sound effects, using the Lightsaber OS software: https://github.com/neskweek/LightSaberOS
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I have also started with the belt and made a brass bucklet on a 2" brown leather belt. It will have a saber hook, D-rings and a pouch eventually.
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Let me know what you think and help me on the way to make a nice outfit.