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Model: SL-5162, Photo by: Lavonne Nicolai

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Description: Darth Nihilus: COTF
Prefix: SL
Detachment: Flagship Eclipse Detachment
See also: Darth Nihilus: KOTOR (to come)
Context: Star Wars: Champions Of The Force
Darth Nihilus literally fed off the living force. No longer a being of flesh and blood, The Lord of Hunger had found a way to bind his dark consciousness to his armour. As a Force Wraith, the only physical signs of his age where seen in the tattered appearance of his robes.


Costume components:

Darth Nihilus Hood

Darth Nihilus Cloak

1.Hood and Cape: The hood and cape are made from a single piece of black fabric. The hood gathers to points on both sides of the head, forming a triangular shape at each temple. This effect is best produced by attaching a triangular support structure on the top of the head over which the hood can then be draped over. The hood must be attached to the upper edge of the mask just above the silver decoration on the forehead so that it will block the top of the head from view.

The hood drapes downward and rests on the costumer's chest, creating a frame around the face. The cape and hood gather at the upper chest and the two sides of the fabric are tied together at the upper sternum with a single knot. The bottom edge of the cape nearly reaches the floor and is heavily tattered.



Darth Nihilus Mask 2. Mask: The stylized, skull-like mask is white or off-white in color. It should extend from the lips to at least the top of the forehead, and may continue further beneath the cowl. The mask has two red stripes; Located over the eye holes, each stripe extends upward with a slight taper. The silver forehead design consists of a two-layer bar which starts at the top edge of nose. The bar connects to an oval design in the center of the forehead, and then narrows again until it reaches the edge of cowl/hood. At that point it expands outward into a second oval with two smaller ovals going out to either side getting gradually smaller.

Darth Nihilus Blackout Mask

3. Blackout Mask: Darth Nihilus's face is a living shadow. As a costume, this effect may be accomplished by using black makeup, a sculpted black mask, or a tight-fitting fabric blackout mask. The costumer’s eyes may not be visible, and must be hidden with black sclera lenses* or the fabric of a blackout hood.

* All persons wishing to utilize contact lenses are encouraged to first see their optometrist for a fitting.


Darth Nihilus Quilted Sleeves
4. Quilted Sleeves: The sleeves are made from a smoother fabric than the rest of the costume. These sleeves are quilted to create a vertical ribbed pattern. The sleeves may be attached to a black undershirt, or they may be attached to the arm holes of the inner tunic, giving the illusion that there is another shirt worn under the inner tunic.

Darth Nihilus Gloves

5. Gloves: The black leather gloves are gauntleted with a shaft reaching halfway up the forearm. There is no flare on the gauntlet. The gloves must be free of straps, buckles, snaps, or extra decorations.



Darth Nihilus Inner Tunic

6. Inner Tunic: The inner tunic is made from the same black material as the hood and cape. The right side of the tunic crosses over the left side in the front.
(Note: For dressing convenience, the outer skirt may be attached to the inner tunic at the waist. The seam will be hidden by the outer tunic.)


Darth Nihilus Outer Tunic 7. Outer Tunic: The outer tunic is made from the same black material as the hood and cape. It is a sleeveless tunic that reaches to mid thigh. The right side of the tunic crosses over the left side in the front. The outer tunic is heavily tattered at the lower edge.

Darth Nihilus Obi 8. Obi: The obi is made from the same black material as the hood and cape. It should be approximately 10 cm in width, and it should close in the back.

Darth Nihilus Belt 9. Belt: The belt is made from two layers of black leather. The base layer should be approximately 5 cm wide, while the narrow strap on top should be approximately 1.2 cm wide. Pairs of black rivets are used to hold the smaller belt in place, and the belt must close in the back.

Darth Nihilus Inner Skirt 10. Inner Skirt: The inner skirt is made from the same black material as the hood and cape. The inner skirt should be made of enough material to provide gathers for a voluminous appearance, and splist in the front center. The inner skirt hangs nearly to the floor with the lower edge heavily tattered.

Darth Nihilus Outer Skirt 11. Outer Skirt: The outer skirt is made from the same black material as the hood and cape. Like the inner skirt, the outer skirt is made of enough material to provide gathers for a voluminous appearance, and split at the front center. The outer skirt hangs nearly to the floor with the lower edge heavily tattered.
(Note: For dressing convenience, the outer skirt may be attached to the inner tunic at the waist. The seam will be hidden by the outer tunic.)


Darth Nihilus Boots 12. Boots: Plain black boots are worn. They have no visible straps, buckles, or laces.


Costume accessories:

Darth Nihilus Lightsaber 13. Lightsaber: The hilt should resemble one of the Knights of the Old Republic II or COTF single bladed lightsaber hilts. If the lightsaber has a blade, the blade must be red in color.


*Some licensed costumes may require modifications for 501st Legion approval. Please visit the The Flagship Eclipse for guidelines on the modification of these products.


Last Updated: Thursday, 22 July, 2010 13:37

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