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Star Wars: Darth Vader cloth doll by Rono22 Star Wars: Darth Vader cloth doll by Rono22
Here's my opus magnum, my most favourite character of all the times, Darth Vader. One month of work, sometimes up to 8 hours a day. Roughly 40cm tall, random fabrics, felt, faux leather, ballpen parts etc. No wire frame. Hand sewn. Based the look mostly on "The Return of The Jedi", the costume references found on 501st website and Sideshow's Darth Vader bust. Not to mention I made some serious research on Sebastian Shaw :love: (the man who played Anakin in the Original Trilogy)

You might say he's a product of a little bet with my mum (or a challenge rather). Back in the day when I was 10 or so I started to make Star Wars dolls. When I was, like, 18, I bought a Darth Vader plush. And my mum was all like "pfff, he looks lame, even you could do it better!" And I was like yeah, how about no---- wait- you are right! I can make it better!

And I did! (although, 3 years later^^;)

I can't even highlight enough how much I love Darth Vader. But, you know, Darth Vader from the good old times; when he was an all powerful weirdo in a robot suit choking people all around xDI wanted to create a doll of a character as I remembered as a kid. I don't care about canon, so my Vader might as well have eyebrows^^ (screw logic! asbestos eyebrows ftw!) For so many years Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker looked like that in my mind that I can't even try to change that image. So I made this doll the way it is. And I really like it this way! :love:

Star Wars logo belongs to Disney. I think.

And here I'd like to dedicate this doll to the great talent that was Ralph McQuarrie, without whom my imagination wouldn't be as wild as it is and without whom we wouldn't have our Dark Lord^^ Also to John Mollo, who made McQuarrie's drawings real as costumes. To David Prowse, the man who bore the weight of Vader's armour. To James Earl Jones and his amazing voice acting. To Bob Anderson, an Olympic swordsman, without whom Vader's fighting skills wouldn't be the same on screen. And finally to Sebastian Shaw, for giving Vader heart of a man instead of a machine. They all made Vader the way he is remembered, so all a fan can say is 'thank you' for your hard work you put in creating one of the greatest characters in film history!

Many thanks to lovely :iconteq-uila: for suggesting this vile bastard and :iconmaytel: for feature!

Update! (I'm George Lucasing stuff! Pray I don't alter anything further)
-fixed some scars, especially around the eyes.
-made new eyes. Why? Cause I'm Hannibal Chew. And I'm working on another Skywalker so I wanted to tie everything up. They are more blue/grey now.

Here's Luke Skywalker doll to keep Vader company:…
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Given 2013-05-17
Star Wars: Darth Vader cloth doll by ~Rono22 The suggester wrote: "This is a wonderfully detailed craft doll which has an oddly fun style - it manages to give the iconic figure of Darth Vader a fresh new twist!" ( Suggested by Teq-Uila and Featured by maytel )
v-242 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
I think that the real Darth Vader himself would have the following to say about this incredible doll created by yourself:

"Impressive ... most impressive."…

Jedi-Anakin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! I want it at home, it's amazing!
ashes611 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Wow amazing work
Is he or others for sale
I love love love bob a fett
Or empire palpateene...
I guess I'm asking do you do commission work and if so how much??? You do terrific work !!!!!
Linkzilla Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
*gulp*...It's a Darth Vader MUPPET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GratefulReflex Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is really truly incredible. He deffinately looks better with the eyebrows plus one can imagine him doing a groucho marx to confuse the imperial commanders before he chokes one?
anomarrato Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mamma mia! He`s wonderful!
Delta-Foxtrot Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great work :)
Rono22 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Thank you!^^
Bluelisamh Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!!!! Your work is fantastic, and you are so talented :)
Rono22 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Thank you very much for the comment! :aww:
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