First Cosplayed: January 2019
Highlights of costume:
Custom made Twi’lek headpiece
Armor made of Sintra & Terraflex
Bodypaint brand: Endura
Darth Talon’s Armor
Curiously, the armor was the easiest part of the build – probably because there’s not that much of it!
Each piece was made using Sintra – a lightweight, durable plastic (also known as Expanded PVC). It’s usually used commercially for things like outdoor signs, so its really stands up well against the elements, but is easy to shape and cut once you heat it up.
For the pockmarked texturing, I went and found some broken pieces of concrete, heated up the armor, and beat up the armor plates while they were still soft from the heat. It took a few applications but it worked like a charm!
Then, it was painted with silver paint. For details I added some black & brownwashing to help make the dents pop, plus some minor ‘rust’ painting for extra effect.
Oh, and the rivets? Those are just googly eyes. Worked perfectly for what I needed!
Darth Talon is probably one of the most intimidating Twi’lek cosplays to tackle, with the sheer amount of skin that needs painting, as well as those intricate tattoos all over her body. That’s why I wrote up a series of tutorials dedicated to bodypainting and how to get started without breaking the bank! Take a look!
Darth Talon Prints &
Darth Talon has a handful of prints and digital photosets available at the moment, and there’s definitely some more to come in the future! I absolutely love cosplaying her and I have some really interesting ideas for future Fan Art outfits of hers.