|The KJO: Allowing nerds like me |
to dress up like a Jedi Knight
Changing Gears...er, Eras
|Corran Horn makes |
green Jedi robes look good...
It looks like its brown-grey here, but the fabric has a faint mint-green tinge to it (again; stupid digital flash photography). The pieces have been mapped out, and cut out, based on the recommendations by KJO temple master Roger Allen. My wife actually drew them out by hand right onto the fabric. No need for this "tissue paper pattern" tom-foolery for us! We did a placement fitting of the pieces last night. The tunic will come down to just above my knee, and the shoulder tabards will come down just beyond that. I'm designing the shoulder tabards to tapering down to points, so when they're together they make a chevron. It's a little more style than just having them end at a right angle like a scarf.
The Other Stuff
I will eventually make a cloak for this, but that's going to be a little ways off. Besides, summer is coming. Last think I want is to put on another layer of clothing.
|Lekku Master Molds by Twi'lek Pam|
I'm also doing research to get a pair of lekku to be a twi'lek Jedi when the opportunity allows. We keep seeing all these human Jedi in the various bases, and I feel we need more aliens represented. Not a huge fan of a full latex mask, I'm opting for the less-prosthetic wearing alien races. I might also want a set of zabrak horns too, because with my frequently-shaved scalp there's a lot of real estate up there for some good zabrak horns...
Elegant Weaponry For An Elegant Era
It dawns on me that I have yet to talk about my lightsaber. No, not the double-bladed one I got from Ultrasabers for my Jedi Shadow, I mean my own, custom lightsaber that I mostly built for myself with parts from The Custom Saber Shop. Back in the summer I decided I wanted to really get this custom lightsaber thing going, and build my own saber. After all, you can't be a Jedi Knight until you've built your lightsaber.
I poked around with TCSS's java-based saber design program, that utilizes the parts from their "Multi-Hilt System". It's a fun little program and quite a time sink for making a million lightsabers with. After some debate I came up with this design.
For six months I had been picking up various parts from TCSS. As my ebay sales would complete, I'd occasionally pick up a piece of the hilt, or part of the electronics. I ended up going with a larger pommel, and the switch box is a trapezoid, not a rectangle. My wiring diagram was poor, and I couldn't get anything to work. I feared that I fried the sound-card, and the speaker. Fortunately a trip to my local sabersmith helped me discover that the wiring was wrong, but the sound card and the speaker were fine. We got it set up and working like a champ.
After throwing the electronics into the hilt, it ended up looking like this...
|Serious Fat Nerd is Serious|