You know what’s nice? When a costume finally comes together the way you want it to. It may have taken me a little over a year but my Seventh Sister is finally done and 501st approved! It just took, you know, over a year and a crap set of hastily made armor first.
Seventh Sister: Bria
Thank you to Haythem of Lafhaj Studios for all of the rad pictures!
I’ve never had a character call to me so quickly before like Iden Versio. From the minute I saw the Battlefront trailer and the Inferno Squad cover, I was in love. And then I somehow tripped and ended up deciding the very next week to try and have version one of her costume done by Awesome Con. That was in uhhh about a month and a half.
First things first, I owe a huge debt of thanks to my friend and garrisonmate Scott for helping make this happen. I would have been completely lost working on this armor without him. I’m a fabric girl all the way although I definitely learned a lot about the armor process while we worked on pulling this all together. (Sanding… so much sanding.)
On a ‘look at the cool thing we did!’ note, we went the extra mile and made the TIE chest box detachable from the armor since we see her with both set ups in the two trailers we seen so far. I’m looking forward to making some upgrades to this costume over the next few months to make it look even closer to how Iden looks in the trailer.
Commander Iden Versio: Bria
Thank you to Haythem of Lafhaj Studios for all of the rad pictures! Also thank you to my friend Dale who let me steal him to be my “Dadmiral” (aka Admiral Garrick Versio) since he had on his Krennic at the shoot.
Here’s to hoping that I’ll get to take pictures with more Inferno Squad people in the future once my costume looks even better!
Because when you’ve been working like crazy on a Commander Iden Versio costume… obviously you have to make an Inferno Squad inspired dress to wear for the panel you’re running that same day at the con. Or no wait… is it just me that’s that crazy?
Custom Inferno Squad Dress: Made by Bria
Black Flats: Coach
Thank you to Haythem at Lafhaj Studios for the photography!
Any day is a good excuse for more Aphra pictures but it tends to be a really good day when you’ve recently been approved as the first Aphra in the 501st. (I actually got the news during this photoshoot!) Even better… I have a chance to take pictures with my friend and garrisonmate in his Darth Vader!
Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra: Bria
Darth Vader: SL-2469
Photography by Lafhaj Studios
Thank you to Haythem of Lafhaj Studios for all of the rad pictures! There was a lot going on at the shoot and I’m happy that we were able to get these shots especially for the ones that were aiming to recreate panels!
Such as, you know, one of the early panels from the first volume of the Darth Vader comic.
Whatever it is… it wasn’t Aphra’s fault.