Denver Senate Guard Build

The Senate Guard as seen in Revenge of the Sith

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Denver Senate Guard Build

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Hello Everyone!

I'm very excited to see you all here and showing interest in the Senate guard! I couldn't tell you why I think it's cool either, but here we are...
I started mine about 3 years ago. As with all costumes, Research is the most time consuming part of any costume! Unfortunately someone beat me to the CRL in Completion, but I was close! Here is a short documentation of how I completed the guard and I hope you can take some things away to help make yours!

Start with Fabric: (paint for the helmet is easy to get in different shades, but fabric can be a pain.)
The Senate guard is shades of blue. "Royal" blue is the easiest thing to base upon since it is very common. Just start there and adjust as necessary!

For my outer Tunic, I went with a Royal blue Velveteen because it's much richer in appearance than the "real thing" (I think they used a type of fuzzy linen, but velvet is just as good) DO NOT GET A CRUSH VELVET! Sometime's the right color is tough to find, so buy samples (swatches) first. Depending on how tall you are, you'll need 1.5 to 2 yards per panel! There are 4 panels. Don't forget the liner and inner robe. for the liner, I found a satin that the back matched in color to the inner robe cotton material I used.
DON'T USE THE ROYAL GUARD PATTERN! This is a different design and the Royal guard pattern won't get approved.

Here are some images of what the royal guard pattern should look like. (it's really simple.)
Senate guard robes
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Just Cut up an old T-shirt, leave some extra room for seam allowance, make it look like a dress (I used ALL the width of the fabric to make it really full) then sew! Make sure you use a cheap muslin or bed sheets to make you pattern unless you're 100% certain.
I used a simple hook clasp to hook the head opening. This can be sloppy, because the neck is covered by the helmet. Just make sure you hem the liner shorter than the outer.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/148855175 ... ed-public/
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Inner robe: Same idea. Use an old T-shirt to pattern, I used another old dress shirt to cut off a sleeve. This has a key hole neck and is hemmed at mid to lower calf.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/148855175 ... ed-public/
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Boots are basic "jack boots". I get mine from a seller in ETSY. Either Russian or German are good. No Zippers, no buckles, mid calf.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/148855175 ... ed-public/

Gloves: are just simple blue leather Gauntlets. Again, Found mine on ETSY. If they have the mickey mouse detail on the back of the hand, just stitch it. Don't go get custom gloves made. Not worth that money!

NOW, for the Helmet...
The Helmet... It took me about 2 years to get this right. I had to design my own as I DID NOT like the one available on Thingiverse (which was copied and is currently being sold by most of the recasters around now) I'm sure mine will be stolen eventually too, but for now.. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3974886 IT'S FREE TO PRINT

There is an Ep.1 and 2/3 Hawks in there and will fit most heads (I would HIGHLY recommend printing the smallest part of the neck and test fit to make sure your brow and nose will fit before doing the whole thing, it's a tight fit!)

I'm working on and will post a "Hair" tutorial on the site also.

ALL FINISHED:
Ep1
https://www.flickr.com/photos/148855175 ... ed-public/
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Ep3
https://www.flickr.com/photos/148855175 ... ed-public/
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sorry to bother you I would like to know if you had your helmet commissioned and if so by who and If not how did you build it. thank you

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Hello, I was looking through your pictures and noticed you had an ep1 fin ridge also. Did you make that also?
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Hey there! I really like this "how-to" and am wondering if you'd have done anything differently in retrospect? Looking to make one that satisfies both Rebel Legion and 501st Legion standards but I'll probably base it off your information.

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Gran aporte,es una tentación hacerse un traje!!!
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lrhut69 wrote:sorry to bother you I would like to know if you had your helmet commissioned and if so by who and If not how did you build it. thank you
Sorry, I wasn't getting notifications for this. Here is the helmet I made. I posted it for free. Just need to find someone with a 3D Printer! Hope this helps!

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3974886
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aislefive wrote:Hello, I was looking through your pictures and noticed you had an ep1 fin ridge also. Did you make that also?
I did, It's pretty straight forward. I made 3d scans and STL files for you here. Just download, 3d print and pull the hair through! Some synthetic hair and synthetic wig spray. It's simple and easy to maintain!

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Arcadius256 wrote:Hey there! I really like this "how-to" and am wondering if you'd have done anything differently in retrospect? Looking to make one that satisfies both Rebel Legion and 501st Legion standards but I'll probably base it off your information.

Thanks!

Yes, all of mine are approved though RL and the ep. 3 is 501st approved. If you just follow the CRL close, it's easy. I'm sure if the 501st decided to do an Ep.1, it would also pass.
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lrhut69 wrote: ‚ÜĎFri May 17, 2019 5:14 am sorry to bother you I would like to know if you had your helmet commissioned and if so by who and If not how did you build it. thank you
Free to download, I have the link listed. I bought 3d printer to design and make them mostly. Is a simple build and paint!
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GOT THE RIFLE DONE!!! Will be adding files soon.
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