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WIP Weekend: Star Wars Build Beginnings

I have a couple of star wars costumes that I’m working on parts of. A friend needs a Rey costume and I’m making the belt. I’m also making my first lightsaber.

The belt I’m making from scratch. It’s 6oz vegetable tanned leather. This is one of the easier pieces to recreate in the Star Wars universe.

replica of the belt worn by Rey in Force awakens

The lightsaber is going to be quite a bit harder. I’m building it to celebrate finally having access to a metal lathe. Right now all I have are the electronics. Soon I expect to have three hilts that I have machined incorrectly, as well, and still no lightsaber.

Electronics for light saber


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Ryan Consell is a skeptical artist, tap-dancing armorer, juggling scientist, rock-climbing writer, sword-fighting math teacher, uni-cycling gamer, fire-spinning academic and devout nerd. He has a Masters in Applied science, most of a bachelors in Fine Arts, and a very short attention span. He is the author of How Not to Poach a Unicorn and half of the masochistic comedy duo that is Creative Dissonance. Follow him on Twitter @StudentofWhim

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