Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Sith Sense

After I posted my kicky uniform design for for Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator, fellow commenter Darth Nepharia asked me to concoct a costume for her. Since she's a Sith Lady I didn't really feel like I could say no. (Plus she's just super-nice.)


dnepharia


Nepharia sent me a ton of links to other Star Wars character designs, and for additional inspiration I went to one of Jeremy's books on Japanese folklore. A print showing a fox-demoness reclining on a stylized thundercloud gave me the idea to do a fox-themed facial tattoo, and I stole the cloud pattern wholesale for the fabric. The kimono-like elements are a nod to the Japanese styling in the films, and of course I gave the ensemble a lot of black leather and a high collar to echo the near-sadomasochistic severity seen in a lot of Sith costumes. The combination of white skin and long red hair are reminiscent of Kabuki plays and anime, to further my Japanese theme.

3 comments:

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

That's awesome. She's gonna have to change her name to Darth Hottie von hot.

Chawunky said...

Awfully damn slick!

It screams "Sith" without being slavish to the dark side tropes, and puts a new spin on a few...

Darth Nepharia said...

I'm speachless....(bows to your talents).