Darth Vader Supreme Costume

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by LukeSkiewalker, May 14, 2005.

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  1. LAN-ED-TUL Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 28, 2005
    star 4
    have you tried spacing the armor itself some with pads off the top of your shoulders? to get it to look right with lid in place, i raised mine with pads velcroed under each shoulder spot so it raised mine a lil more than a inch up, and allowed room for extended neck to move under the armor in front, if you havent tried this, do it first, before you cut armor off. once thats done your stuck with it.
  2. PAPATOOLSDV Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 3, 2009
    thanks so much for the info, my lid is not a MR and padding it the helment and the neck seal gets stuck sometimes when i turn my head to far i know dont turn your head to much. lol.Take care PAPATOOLSDV
  3. darthbladder Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jun 21, 2010
    hi, new member here.

    I am just starting to construct my own Vader suit.

    So far, I have got:

    Darth Vader Rubies Fiberglass Helmet
    Darth Vader ROTS Costume Leather SUIT - STAR WARS PROP from Lucas
    Fiberglass hardparts
    Belt
    Chestpiece

    But I still need the boot.... can someone suggest a good place to get a good quality pair of Vader boot that is accurate to the screen? What do you think about the boot from this place? http://www.starfortressproductions.com/vader.html
    Is it overpriced? Is there a cheaper alternative that is just as good?

    thanks
  4. PAPATOOLSDV Jedi Grand Master

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    May 3, 2009
    thanks so much for the idea. it worked great thanks
  5. PAPATOOLSDV Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 3, 2009
    hey has any one sent there fx saber to one of those sites that do the conversion for you and ship it back to you.i saw one that will do it for 99.00is that fair or are the parts less if you do it yourself.anybody have a say on the matter thanks papatoolsdv
  6. PAPATOOLSDV Jedi Grand Master

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    May 3, 2009
    looking for a belt clip for darth vader fx saber.can anyone help thanks
  7. LAN-ED-TUL Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 28, 2005
    star 4
    do the convert urself, 40 bucks in parts from a place i know, pm me if you wish to know it, and in fact i just did a MR FX vader saber other day, conversion to luxeon and it only takes a couple hours to do it.
  8. Darth_Danielius Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Sep 26, 2010
    I have found that this type cell phone clip usually works:



    http://www.theclip.com/store/Reinforced-Swivel-Belt-Clip-764-p-16344.html

    Fits on the bell shaped piece on my LE saber hilt.
  9. PAPATOOLSDV Jedi Grand Master

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    May 3, 2009
    Thanks for getting back with me.Had not heard from anybody in a long time have a good halloween.
  10. PAPATOOLSDV Jedi Grand Master

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    May 3, 2009
  11. LAN-ED-TUL Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 28, 2005
    star 4






    STAY AWAY from starfortress, hes wanted for child porn in the USA, fled the country and is hiding out, but still tryin to sell his crap on ebay and his website. for right now, myself im using costume boots till i can afford a real leather pair for my vader. motorcitycowboy is where i want mine from, but theyre 600 bucks BUT, custom made to fit your feet.
  12. LAN-ED-TUL Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 28, 2005
    star 4
    oh and the place for convert parts for fx sabers, hasbro or MR is thecustomsabershop.com they have clips as well, the right kind like jedis used in the movies, you will have to use one for vader if your doin rots version, if not, then u will need the hook, and hang it by the shroud, but make sure shroud is metal, a resin wont hold up. mine has a metal one on a original heiland flash with a convert kit i got from a vendor, and a TCS soundboard installed
  13. AramysStrael Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 9, 2004
    star 4
    There are a lot of options for Darth Vader boots. MotorCowboy is one, Caboots is another. But if you are doing a Vader costume to just get in the door, or for something like a Halloween costume, those cheap vinyl knock-offs will work for the meantime.

    Something like $36 and you have a cheap pair of boots. I've had these kind of boots on and off, and found that the soles will spearate and blow out after a few outings ( I think mine last six events, once ).

    But like what already suggested, they are a cheap solution to getting the costume finished, until you can afford a nice pair of boots.

    - Bill
  14. LAN-ED-TUL Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 28, 2005
    star 4
    ive actually had better luck with the zip up side vinyl boots, mines lasted 4 years now, but are startin to mess up, the soles are fine, the shin armors lower point edge has finally ripped a small hole where it rubs. they can last longer if you take care of them between troops, clean then, use a protectant like armor all or such after each troop. i have, and they are still useable as of now, ive managed round 10 events over 4 years, and they still are useable, so even the cheapo boots can last a bit if you take measures to help them last longer.
  15. SDIronClaw Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 15, 2010
    Wife just bought me the Rubies Darth Vader Costume and a few questions.

    1. Does anyone have a diagram and spec sheet of your MP3 breathing setup..ie amp...speakers..placement and ect?

    2. What did you use to replace your mouth and chin screens....and/or use to make it to where you cant see through it?

    3. What steps are needed to make the mask/helemt more realistic...aside from buying a MR?

    3. Is there a website or link on where to get the supplies and how to make the needed changes to the Rubies costume to make it more real....ie the metal bars on the chest box....how to set the lights up and etc??

    If you could help me out that would be awesome...even if it was on just a couple of my questions. Thanks again! Jake
  16. SDIronClaw Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 15, 2010
    After extensive reserch..I found my answers. I would like someone to send me a MP3 file loop of Vaders Breathing if possible. Email is toptankc11@yahoo.com
  17. PAPATOOLSDV Jedi Grand Master

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    May 3, 2009
    everyone have a great halloween from papatoolsdv
  18. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    Apr 5, 2000
    star 8

    http://www.google.com/search?q=mp3+Darth+Vader+breathing&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:eek:fficial&client=firefox-a
  19. Prodigal_Jedi Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 11, 2003
    My question goes out to all those using JBL On Tours with your suits. Are you removing the sliding case door that covers the speakers and if so how did you get it off without destroying it? I've looked everywhere for some dissasembly instructions and can't seem to find any. I'd prefer to have the doors off but really don't want to have to break them off in order to do it.
  20. BojTrek Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2002
    I still like the Vader Supreme for my once a year trek out with my daughters... this costume for the last 4 years or so has been perfect for me.

    If Boba Fett is equal to this one... I might buy it, I have found it for $450 or less on some sites brand-new.

    [image=http://i54.tinypic.com/k0sn77.jpg]

    [image=http://i51.tinypic.com/of3frd.jpg]

  21. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2003
    star 5
    See the boba fett supreme costume thread. Short version: not even close. Better than the storm trooper, but not by much.
  22. LAN-ED-TUL Jedi Master

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    Oct 28, 2005
    star 4
    yes i take my covers off to use then replace when stored. theres a small tab you have to break on edge that keeps them from coming all way off, they can be slipped back on easily for storage.
  23. Prodigal_Jedi Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Thanks for the tip Lan. I actually ended up finding a good tutorial for how to do it encased in an old Vortex 2 review video over on the Sith Training Temple. For others interested in how to remove the case on the JBL On Tours check out the first minute or so of this video.
  24. PuakaFace Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Dec 27, 2010
    I'm new here and I'm planning ahead for future Halloweens and it has been my dream to have myself a Darth Vader costume. I've used a homemade cape with some cheep child's Hasbro helmet for the past couple of years and I'm in serious need of an upgrade. I get good reactions from the kids but I still think its a sorry costume.

    I'm a dad so spending a small fortune ($1,000+) on a costume is not an option however I have some issues with the Rubie's Supreme costume. The helmet seems massive but I'm having a difficult time finding anything else. This site (Official Star Wars Costumes.com) has a Vader costume but does not state that it is a Rubie's costume. Does anyone know if it is in fact a Rubie's? I only ask so that I know if reviews of Rubie's costume apply. Also, in the description it states that it comes with an "oversized Darth Vader supreme edition mask". Does this mean that it is intentionally larger than it should be? I'm slightly confused by that wording.
  25. LAN-ED-TUL Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 28, 2005
    star 4
    the rubbies supreme lid is based off a ESB lid and not even the correct lid for the style costume theyre trying to sell which is supposed to be ROTS. if your looking for something just to halloween in or party then rubbies is fine, just beware the sauna suit they supply will toast your buns and sweat you to death. i started off with one but now all has been swapped out for aftermarket high quality stuff. i used a phased cooling vest underneath the sauna suit that barely made wearing it for 3 hours tolerable. so just be forewarned you wont last long in it. install fans in the lid too, or youll die from heat as well.
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