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Joining the Sith – Mask

The mask is what took the most time to prepare. I started off with a simple carton template, that I based on a photo of another cosplayer’s mask. First cardboard skeleton Adjusted arches to fit my head Then I started laminating newspaper stripes as paper maché. This...

Joining the Sith – Armour & Mask

This is all made from some kind of foam (some of it EVA, but I think not all) – don’t ask me about the material, I just went into Tokyû Hands, a DYI shop in Tokyo and bought what seemed appropriate. The Mask This is mostly a “standard” Sith Acolyte mask as seen...

Joining the Sith – The Garb

I’ve been busy working on my costume as well. It’s a mix of bits I had lying around and other parts I made from scratch for this opportunity. Honestly, for the whole costume I had made no real plan whatsoever. I just made it up as I went along. I wanted...

Joining the Sith – Lightsaber 2

The blade for the light saber was quite a challenge. In Japan it’s not like in the US where there are several stores specialised in selling parts for custom made lightsabers, there’s simply nothing here – well, to be honest if you go to Akihabara there...

Joining the Sith – Lightsaber 1

I have been invited to a Halloween party. Not that this is anything special even in Japan, but it’s the “Authentic Halloween Party”. Last year I had a blast, so I will definitely go again. What’s an ‘authentic’ Halloween? It’s about wearing a costume you...

iCloud now really sucks

I just got off an over 2-hour support call odyssey with Apple. Now that I don’t have my iPad anymore there seems to be no way whatsoever to setup my iCloud keychain without giving Apple an SMS capable phone number. If this were only for website logins and...