I am a huge Star Wars fan and to celebrate the re-release of Ep.1 I had to go Maul. He is the best villain, so evil, so great.
I started with researching Trisha Biggar's costume design sketches and concepts. Now being female, I knew I had something to mask up top. Ha. I created the pieces very boxy and nothing tailored. I used many screen shots of Maul in action to get a whole concept of his costume. I decided to do it all, to include the cloak and everything. I was able to find a pattern that I altered to fit the look of Darth Maul.
I used black linen, and a lighter black canvas (the actual name is escaping me right now), and the pleather for the belt. I created the tunic, cloak, belt with front, and a black sash for around my neck. I gathered gloves, a lightsaber, black boots, and a black skirt for everything else. The look came together well!
This was a in process picture, I haven't attached the belt front for finished the sash for around the neck yet.
The 2nd big hump was the makeup. I applied a bald cap and had a friend help me a lot with the painting of my whole head. It took around 2 hours. And I followed various youtube videos on the makeup design. But I found you could get really creative with Maul makeup design.
I also created from scratch the horns for my whole head using the same material that I used to create my black swan crown last October. It was super super handy. Just organic molded the pieces to want I wanted. Let them dry over night, painted them the next morning using acrylic paint, dry. Then went over with Modge Podge to seal it. And I also labeled them to the appropriate spot to my head. The was helpful.
It was a successful night. I am planning to turn Darth Maul into Lady Darth Maul, because I found that having extremely long hair made it extremely hard to put under a bald cap. But my next post will have more on that.