|Marcus Sinclair as Emperor Palpatine, Star Wars Exhibition at the County Hall, Westminster, London in 2007|
I'm showing off (again) but am not apologising, as this has been rather an exciting week....
|Me in 2007 with the most diabolical hair colour |
- I do NOT suit blonde... but we all have try sometime, right?
No wonder Emperor Palpatine is laughing, and Darth Vader wants to chop my head off!
|My original sketch for Emperor Palpatine's Cloak Clasp, 2007 - plus the first brooch, cast in clay|
|Darth Vader loves us, really...|
|Darth Maul - played by Seb Morgan|
|Me and Darth Maul in 2007|
|Version 1 - I made this one in 2007. As you can see, it's pretty big (actual dimensions checked from the film, so they are accurate)|
Marcus Sinclair as Emperor Palpatine at the Jedi School, Star Wars Exhibit 2007
So here is Version 3.
|2011 version - the third one I've made for the Star Wars event|
This time, I've tried to make it indestructible - again, cast in polymer clay, and then I've soldered on the fixings: two large brooch fastenings to one side (so if one fails, the other one is there to reinforce it: actors are none to gentle when changing costume in a hurry) and on the other side two really strong magnets. I've used ones that are so strong, they'll work through thick fabric.
|2011 version - with copper tape antiqued and soldered, plus soldered brooch fastenings - the magnets are on the right.|
I got this gig via my hugely talented friend Stephen Du Toit, who is the Wardrobe Master yet again this season. He actually sewed the costumes for all the Jedi Knights, Emperor Palpatine etc (so I know he's sewing the 2nd magnet invisibly INTO the cloak). Not only does he make all these wonderful costumes: he also acts as an extra - and you may have seen him street and courtroom scenes in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
|As you can see, it's pretty solid! I've tried to make it indestructible|
This was quite a flurry of excitement this week, and I just thought I'd share.
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