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Tenel Ka Djo costume by RebelAllianceBarbie Tenel Ka Djo costume by RebelAllianceBarbie
This is my greatest achievement as a costumer. This costume took me almost 200 hours of building and sculpting. Aside from pointers here and there, some assistance with the leotard, and getting the leather stitched down on my boots by a cobbler, (and the lightsaber which was made by Nocturne Armory--if you have any questions about the saber, I didn't make it so please direct your questions towards them, thank you!) I made everything. Wig was also styled by me, big pain but I love how it came out.

Photo and lightsaber editing by Bill Hicks of Alter Ego Portraits. Thank you so much Bill!

I'm not going to answer questions about my left arm anymore. I portrayed pre-accident Tenel Ka, and chose not to do something cheesy like hide my arm behind me or photoshop it out.
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AllieKitten Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I love this! I love the details of the costume and everything! The boots- AAAGAHGH! So perfect! And the Reptilian scales on the shoulder armour and the rancor tooth handle for the lightsaber!
I'm a total nerd for Tenel Ka and have to point out one thing- before she lost her arm, her lightsaber was black. That's the only thing I'm nerding on- besides of course, how incredibly awesome this costume is!
Regrix Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant Cos, Well Done!!!
L3ynx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Wow. Major respect for this. Tenel Ka is definitely one of my fav SW characters.
BeckyRose Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Seriously in love with all the detail that went into this costume- amazing work! Color me impressed! :)

I'm a little surprised people have really been asking about the arm- what do they expect you to do, chop it off? That would be a little over-dedicated if you ask me. :p
DumpsterMutt Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Drombyb Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Impressive work!
JerikEricson Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't mean to sound like a nit picky geek but didn't Tenel Ka loose an arm in her first attempt to make a lightsaber.
RebelAllianceBarbie Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
No, she lost it later on in a practice duel with Jacen Solo. This is pre-accident Tenel Ka, which is accurate.
I don't mean to sound nitpicky in return but Is that really all you took away from this?
JerikEricson Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no it's still very nicely done I was waiting for SWTOR to finish patching and had Star Wars on the brain very heavily at the time.
quotidia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just absolutely stunning. I used to be a huge fan of the books, and I instantly recognised this as her - it's just so unmistakably if you remember anything of her description. Totally gonna style my hair like this today.
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