Doing Red Guard from Star Wars

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#1 PretzeLover on 4 years ago

[IMG]http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130529052318/starwars/images/7/7a/Red_guard_conceptart.jpg[/IMG]

Doing that up there^ my question is how would I do the helmet? I've never done helmets before so I'm kind of confused on how I should do that..... ? Also how would I make the cloak? Any suggestions

#2 x0ne on 4 years ago

If you have the resources and time, generate a plastic cast by carving out a large piece of plastic (or other semi-rigid material). Another somewhat expensive option is to make a paper mache version a bit larger than what you need, harden it to hell, fill it with something that will eventually freeze into a solid and then carve it out (like ballistics gel only not ballistics gel). Otherwise, shop online or straight up paper mache with supports. I honestly can't think of much else, but good luck!

#3 Blue Leader on 4 years ago

A Royal Guard, eh? Interesting choice. How sturdy do you want this costume? Is it something you plan to wear once for Halloween or to a convention, or is this something you plan to join the 501st with? If it's the latter, I'd recommend just buying the helmet from one of the various helmet makers, which you can find more information about on the Sovereign Protectors forum ([url]http://www.forcepike.net/)[/url]. This wont be cheap, nor will this costume. The material will also be very expensive.

I know a couple Royal Guard costumers and they've both purchased the helmet, as well as whatever else they could get pre-made (which is pretty much everything but the soft goods). But this is for the 501st.

If you're just looking for this as a one-time-only costume you could probably whip up the helmet with cardboard, duct tape and spray paint. Use cheaper red material (and wine-colored material for the pants, shirt and gloves), and there you go. Rubies also made a Royal Guard helmet a few years ago but I have no idea what the price for one now is.

#4 Ron Jr on 4 years ago

Blue Leaders advice is solid. Go to the Sovereign Protectors and they will answer all your questions. This is a VERY hot costume (temp wise of course) and the helmet is very tight. I believe I read the Rubies helmet is approvable with some mods. Hope you decide to go with a 501st quality costume you will not regret it. SL-5928

#5 PretzeLover on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=Blue Leader;4922533]A Royal Guard, eh? Interesting choice. How sturdy do you want this costume? Is it something you plan to wear once for Halloween or to a convention, or is this something you plan to join the 501st with? If it's the latter, I'd recommend just buying the helmet from one of the various helmet makers, which you can find more information about on the Sovereign Protectors forum ([url]http://www.forcepike.net/)[/url]. This wont be cheap, nor will this costume. The material will also be very expensive.

I know a couple Royal Guard costumers and they've both purchased the helmet, as well as whatever else they could get pre-made (which is pretty much everything but the soft goods). But this is for the 501st.

If you're just looking for this as a one-time-only costume you could probably whip up the helmet with cardboard, duct tape and spray paint. Use cheaper red material (and wine-colored material for the pants, shirt and gloves), and there you go. Rubies also made a Royal Guard helmet a few years ago but I have no idea what the price for one now is.[/QUOTE]


I tried the link, but I'm getting the 404 error :\

#6 Ronan on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=PretzeLover;4924366]I tried the link, but I'm getting the 404 error :\[/QUOTE]

delete the end "/)" some reason its adding it to the link. Tes it all depends on your end result. 501st would have the highest standards and resources. If you want it just for you, you could look at a pepakura file. You could tne use the template to make it out of cardboard, fiberglass resin & bondo.

#7 samwillow39 on 4 years ago

why u dont use the real helmet and just modification same part and spray it with the true color.

#8 Spree610 on 4 years ago

I used to be a 501st Legion Royal Guard though I sold it to a garrison mate when I switched to doing the emperor. If you're not looking to join the 501st there's plenty of inexpensive ways to make this costume. If you are, the good on you and I'm happy to help if you need advice on that too.

The hardest part is matching the paint of the helmet to the red of the robes.
There's a couple of etsy sellers who do the helmet. The sellers on ebay are generally in Argentina and take months to ship due to customs from that area. Fenix props is reputable but take a while out of Argentina.

I would recommend doing the Prequel Royal Guard and not the ROTJ version. It gets very annoying only being able to use one hand.

The force pike can be made out of paint, a pool cue, and some siphoner parts.


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^^^This was me.

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