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Bren Lin, Jedi Knight by Verdaera Bren Lin, Jedi Knight by Verdaera
**Note: THIS IS NOT COSPLAY. This is a Science Fiction costume.**

This is my previously posted Jedi costume, now with Zabrak Horns and Facial Tattoos! The horns I had custom ordered from Aradani Studios and painted myself. The facial tattoo ink is from Reel Creations. Make-up isn't my specialty so I did the best I could in applying both. I also did the lightsaber blade in photoshop (still practicing with that)
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This is a really great Zabrak! My sister dressed up using these horns last weekend at Connooga and we did the exact same thing to create the tribal lines on her face! The fabrics look really nice and the belt is awesome. Did you make the belt yourself?

I would love to see some action photos in this costume. The costume is great, but having some outdoor shots with Jedi poses would really add to the impact of the costume.

Also with the Old Republic out, I really like seeing some small intricate details in Jedi costumes. Maybe a robe with techno stripes or a piece or two of armor could really make this costume yours.
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I definitely agree with *WannabeSpiderMan that your attention to the fabric details was lovely. The clothing just looks great, very authentic. Is that a linen? Outstanding.

I think you also did a great job on the horns and rite of passage tattoos. The only suggestion I could offer is that you might consider applying a makeup foundation in a slightly different color since their skin tone can vary quite a lot from ours. It wouldn't be too hard to do something subtle (peachy white, perhaps, as that is one of their color variations) and since you'd be applying it all over it wouldn't be too hard, just time-consuming. If you didn't want to hassle with your hands and other exposed areas, you could always wear gloves or gauntlets.

You could also alter your hair color slightly, although I think just a slight change to the skin tone would be enough. I use Ben Nye's water soluble hair dyes and then brush them in with an old toothbrush. It works great.

And also - I thought your Photoshop work on the lightsaber was GREAT! I wouldn't have known if you hadn't told me. Great job.

Overall - really, really good. I look forward to seeing more of your costumes.

(And sorry for the repeat, clicked the wrong link. Oops. )
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TheRaptorSquad Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
very nice jedi costume too bad your not a darksider or we would make a good team slaughtering all the jedis muahah!
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AlexSkullUterna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
I like.
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thephilipvictor Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You look Awesome!
Nice one
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww, thanks so much :D
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thephilipvictor Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No Prob!

BTW: I'm Philip, nice to meet ya
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L3g3ndQ Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You do such amazing work!!!
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Branedeadzero Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
OH that is so cool. Zabrak are my 2nd favorite race is the Star Wars Universe.
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Feena-c Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gonna have to get me some of those horns. Zabraks are my favorite SW species.

Turned out really well, I love the belt.
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Mandogirl Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
really good job.
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DanielJDragonflame Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
That is fantastic!
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DaleNorvell Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I think this is fantastic! As a Star Wars fan, I appreciate the little details, such as you replicating the unique texture of Obi-Wan's tunic. I like your choices regarding the under-tunic, and the belt too, like your pouch. (My favorite saber color is green as well.) :clap:

It also appears Bren Lin is the same species as Jedi Master Eeth Koth. :D
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shiny-kiyoko Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW
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hollymessinger Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
um... so why is it *not* cosplay? because it's a posed shot and not in character?
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes. I don't cosplay. People are trying to force this word onto costumers now and it's being completely misused. There are plenty of costumers who make and model their art, but don't participate in roleplaying activity, which is what cosplay is, not the act of actually making the costume.
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TnSabregirl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
I feel the same way sometimes. When I was posting my photos, I couldn't decide how to categorize them. I like to act in character while wearing a costume, especially for photo shoots, but it's not usually part of a game, or at least not for my Wheel of Time characters. I just like making realistic costumes. But really, as long as it makes more people do great costumes, I don't really mind.

But enough about that, wanted to give you some feedback. :-)

I definitely agree with *WannabeSpiderMan that your attention to the fabric details was outstanding. The clothing just looks great, very authentic. Is that a linen? Outstanding.

I think you also did a great job on the horns and rite of passage tattoos. The only suggestion I could offer is that you might consider applying a makeup foundation in a slightly different color since their skin tone can vary quite a lot from ours. It wouldn't be too hard to do something subtle (peachy white, perhaps, as that is one of their color variations) and since you'd be applying it all over it wouldn't be too hard, just time-consuming. If you didn't want to hassle with your hands and other exposed areas, you could always wear gloves or gauntlets.

You could also alter your hair color slightly, although I think just a slight change to the skin tone would be enough. I use Ben Nye's water soluble hair dyes and then brush them in with an old toothbrush. It works great.

And also - I thought your Photoshop work on the lightsaber was GREAT! I wouldn't have known if you hadn't told me. Great job.

Overall - really, really good. I look forward to seeing more of your costumes.
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hollymessinger Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
If you say so. IMHO, once you put on the costume, you're cosplaying a character (otherwise you'd just display it on the mannequin). But cosplay *is* distinct from LARPing, which is a whole other creature.

All that aside, the tunic is very well-done. It has a nice lived-in look, not that too-perfect look that shrieks "costume!"
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, as I like to say, I don't cosplay. I cos-serious ;) I still consider it modelling.

Thanks for the compliment, I try to make it look like it walked off the screen as much as possible.
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SwallowCaptSwallow Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing!! A very good Zabrak
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much!
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Miegael Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic job on the makeup!
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Featured in the Dec '10 Costumers Group Feature Article :) : [link]
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Autumn-Fyre Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? I haven't commented on this yet? I could have sworn I had...

Fantastic work, as always, Vera!! <3
Everything really came together nicely and looks fantastic! As I've said before I LOVE the belt. The horns look AMAZING, and the robe looks awesome too!
This makes me want to dress up as a Jedi.. lol
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Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A Jedi is a Jedi is a Target....I mean looking great. ^_-

Seriously, excellent work.
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tylerryler16 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
how did you make the horns im looking for a zabrak costume could you help :) thanks
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Actually I had Aradani Studios make mine for me, their web address is [link]

You can also look up instructions for latex prosthetics, there's plenty of instructions out there for sculpting what you want out of clay, making a mould, and then casting it out of latex.

Hope that helps! :)
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tylerryler16 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
OMG THANKS YOU ROCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Pheonix023 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Hey, this came out great! *amused look* If I did a jedi, I'd probably throw a corset on it...I've started doing that to all my costumes....
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think the Rebel Legion would have had something to say about corsetted Jedi ;)

Actually 2 of the 3 costumes I have planned for next year have corsets :D Why not do a Mando corset? ;)
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Pheonix023 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
But its Canon! That one chinese lookin chick you see for 3 seconds in the geonosis areana had an underbust made out of leather!

Lol, actually....my mando DOES ;)
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Baltar Swan? I had to pull out my DTG book for that, I still don't see an underbust! I wouldn't be surprised though if they had put one on a twi'lek jedi though ;)

Ha! Does she? Have you ever posted a full pic? I just saw a few random pics on Facebook.
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Pheonix023 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
*grins* Not exactly, but you see, it kinda looks like one ;)

Yes, *grins* she does! No unfortunatly, I need to take some...
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leodox Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
you've really done a great job.
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punkazzINC Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I like the way the Lightsaber came out. There is no "standard" for lightsabers as they are all unique to the jedi who build them. The make-up looks pretty well done. I really like the cotton gauze, it looks wonderfully done. Overall, I think this is a great costume. :winner:

PS- You will more than likely see that I added the pic to my COSPLAY favorites. Science fiction costume sounds pretentious. :nod:
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :)

And you can add it to whatever gallery you like... there's a difference between cosplayers and costumers though, and I dislike when people call me a cosplayer when I'm not ;)
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aelthwyn Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice! :D
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FrannyBunny Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Looks fantastic! :)

Am looking into updating my Jedi by going "Alien" too ;) already have done an Aayla costume (I REALLY appreciate how hard prosthetics and makeup are to work with sometimes!) and am working on my Asajj (more prosthetics and facepaint...)

Looks superb and you've done a great job :) Will have to check out where you got your horns from as they look excellent!

well done!!!
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BenaeQuee Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
I can't critique since I'm not a premium member, but I'll leave it here for you to read :)

I love this original take on a Zabrak Jedi kit. The horns look natural and are well applied. The attention to detail on the under tunic/shirt is great. The skirted bottom to your over tunic adds a nice feminine touch. Good fabric choices too, is that a silk or cotton?

You've reminded me that I need to re-hem my own Jedi skirt... it's long on one side for some reason.
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks, Kristin! Glad you think the horns are well applied, I've only done it a couple times and am still not sure how the application looks.
It's a crinkle cotton gauze that's heavy enough for shirting :D
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Sofie3387 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey... that looks good! The Horns look very natural, the tattoos as well. Is ie teasy to wear? I might do this as well. I always wanted to do an alien specias but my skin is not good with body paint and I wanted a species that looked female as well. Never knew you could order these horns. Yay!
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!

It's very easy to wear, I was surprised how comfortable they were. I forgot I had them on. I have yet to wear this all day to see how the make-up holds up, but all my tests have done really well. All in all one of the easiest alien species to do :)
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Tiiau Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student Filmographer
Oh wow! Excellent work. Where did you get that fabric or what is it called, it has such a nice texture!
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
I got the fabric from a local fabric store, but basically what it is is a crinkle cotton gauze type of fabric that has a bit of weight to it.
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Mirax-chan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The horns suit you :D
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks ;) Being alien is more fun
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great photo and make-up!

I hope that you don't mind me saying, though, you look exotic enough to not need to gild the lily with prosthetics!

~D
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:blush: Thank you!
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JasmineLeilani Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like your tunic. They are layered very cleanly and your belt and sash (in the dark color) make a good contrast to the under shirt.

Also your horns look great (as your facial lines look great!!!)
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Jace-Kobayashi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Filmographer
looks really awesome! great job! :D
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guyver-hitmanx Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job! I've been looking forward to seeing how this Zabrak turn out and I love it. Remember Lightsaber blades can have altered lengths and widths due to the crystals in the hilt.
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JamesVillanueva Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Magnificent, I love it. Zabrak make great Jedi and better Sith.
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