Help for a disabled newbie

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Attichitcuk, Aug 20, 2013.

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  1. Attichitcuk Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 1, 2001
    star 2
    2015 will be my first Celebration, and I'm brainstorming for costume ideas. Trouble is, I rely on a cane to get around, so whatever I decide on will need to incorporate a character-appropriate cane, staff, weapon, etc.

    I'm too tall for Yoda and not skilled enough with the appliances for Palpatine. Basically, it comes down to this:
    - More textile than vacuforming/fabrication (tho some is ok).
    - EU is fair game
    - I'm only looking for walking-around quality here, not out to win any awards
    - A cane or something similar to lean on is required

    Anyone have any suggestions?
  2. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

    Member Since:
    May 25, 2002
    star 9
    How about Kir Kanos from Crimson Empire? If you scroll down on the linked page it shows him with a staff/spear. He also used Kenix Kil as a bounty hunter alter-ego.

    Also Lando had a spear/staff as a guard in Jabba's palace.
    Last edited by LAJ_FETT, Aug 20, 2013
  3. Jabari Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 25, 2007
    star 1
    Jedi with a lightsaber cane, like Peter Mayhew's. :)
  4. Maulested Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 10, 2005
    star 1
    Imperial Royal guard?'s_Royal_Guard
    Senate guard with the weapon of an Imperial Royal Guard?

    It's hard sometimes to make costumes when you have a disability. Be sure that whatever you make is sturdy enough to use as a cane. Safety and comfort is #1. I have fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, so I have to be careful when I wear anything heavy or tight that might hit my tender spots. I'm reworking my website and am starting a blog and I've had other costumers with disabilities contact me about writing an article offering tips and tricks. If you're interested or have anything to contribute, send me a PM.
  5. scythe narcassian Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 20, 2014
    the jedi can is a good idea. i recently made one. i went to the custom saber shop. order some of their modular hilt pieces with the round pommel with a hole in the middle, then attached a one inch acrylic rod through it and screwed it into the pommel. it works great. here's a pic that was taken of me with it at a local comic book shop. sorry it is blurry but it is the only pic i have at the moment.

    you could also go as a jedi or sith with a lightsaber pike. i used it to lean on as i was walking around the con. this particular one is a ultrasaber lightsaber with 3 pike extensions.
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