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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!

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

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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.

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Here's Luke Skywalker doll to keep Vader company: rono22.deviantart.com/art/Star…
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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 )
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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."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VWDek…

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Jedi-Anakin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! I want it at home, it's amazing!
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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 !!!!!
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Linkzilla Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
*gulp*...It's a Darth Vader MUPPET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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?
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anomarrato Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mamma mia! He`s wonderful!
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Delta-Foxtrot Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great work :)
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Rono22 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Thank you!^^
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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 :)
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:iconrono22:
Rono22 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Thank you very much for the comment! :aww:
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IAstartov Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Great work!
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:iconrono22:
Rono22 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thank you!^^
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Yolashillinia Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome and amazing and fabulous. :D
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:iconrono22:
Rono22 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thanks a lot for the comment! :D
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PadawanLinea Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love this! Great work getting the scars on his face!!
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:iconrono22:
Rono22 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thanks! I'm glad you like it!^^
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falliblefox Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
This is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. GREAT job! Thanks for sharing your work with the rest of us! :D
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Rono22 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thank you very much for the comment!:aww:
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magigrapix Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
It certainely looks like you've put a lot of time into making this epic plushie. Good work.
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Rono22 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thanks for the comment!^^
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TwinTwosGirl Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work on this! Wow! Love the attention to details.

Congrats on the DD. You deserve it!
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Rono22 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thank you very much for the comment! :aww:
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TwinTwosGirl Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. =)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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Rono22 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thank you! :aww:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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DarrianAshoka Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, very impressive indeed. Is it for sale? I also was taken with such a passion when I was just a wee lad. Back in the late 70's when I was only 17 years old I was contracted to make a life size Darth Vader for the promotions of Empire Strikes Back (first release) Here a link to see it. My Mom only had a lame 110 film camera at the time, so the photos are not the best: [link]
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Gunnerpuppy Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student
Wow, this is crazy! Nice work.
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Rono22 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thanks!^^
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hyenacub Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow, the soft-sculpting on this is fantastic!
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Rono22 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thank you for the comment!^^
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Seri-goyle Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Something about the eyes makes me think of the Muppets. :) "Kermit, I am your father."
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NBVega Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness so much this!

Tonight on the muppet show: darth vader guest stars!

Statler: Hey, I heard that guy is from the dark side!

Waldorf: I wish this place was on the dark side; dark enough we couldn't see how awful the show is!

Both: OHHHH HO HO HO HO HO!
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PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
An excellent feature for a Daily Deviation :dummy: Well Done!
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:iconrono22:
Rono22 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thank you!^^
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PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
No problem :)
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Beowulf71 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome!
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:iconrono22:
Rono22 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thanks! :D
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PyramidHeadXP Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
omg... he's so sexy.......
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pokeman122 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
It's adorable! I would buy one in a heartbeat. :D
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DawnMLC Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool!! David Prowse is my hubbys 2 or 3 cousin!! They shared a grandrmother!
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
EPIC
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Hordaks-Pupil Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesomeness I love it :D
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Rono22 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I'm glad to hear it :aww:
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Hordaks-Pupil Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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Rono22 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thanks!:)
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JojoHatena Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just shut up and take my money... x_____x
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All hail Lord Vader!
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Dogfreak1233 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Wow dude, that's awesome! Congratulations on the daily deviation! You deserve it :D
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