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Emperor Palpatine Costume

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Emperor Palpatine Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Men
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for men entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Patrick, the 'Emperor Palpatine' costume creator:

This is the iconic Star Wars Emperor Palpatine. I've spent the past four months piecing this together by hand. The "force lightning" rig is a custom laser cut acrylic slide rail with electro-luminescent wire controlled by a hand built circuit board and thumb switch. This allowed me to deploy and hide the lightning for dramatic reveals. The cloak and robes are my own pattern and made from a heavy natural linen, with a polyester liner on the inside of the cloak. Finally, the makeup is a combination latex appliance and paint applied directly on my face for maximum expressiveness. The latex was cast from a hand sculpted life cast of my own face. Many of the processes I used in the making of this costume were entirely new to me and I couldn't have done it without the resources at Adafruit and the help of my friends and family. Happy Halloween.

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