So this was my first cosplay attempt! Alas, I deleted some of the actualy outfit construction but I'll note what I used and how and you can see the finished result. It got a lot of positive feedback at Sarborough Comic con :)
For the blaster I used a basic mop pole which was wood coated in platic. I left the end on and used various bits and pieces I'd found or seen other people use on here. They were:
A coke bottle!
The top of a screw head kit (the perspex top end)
An old door nob
Two corner supports with holes in for the strap to attatch too
The mop fibres
Cardboard and string.
I glued it all together with a glue gun. The cat's there for scale :)
The pole was a little smaller than I'd liked so If I remade I'd get a longer length from my local wood workers.
This is it after I'd spray painted it. I used a normal matt spray paint. I then used some surplus fabric from the outfit to make the grip section and the strap. I also used some gold stamp ink and eyeshadow to age it. I didn't have any decent paint or treatments for it so used what I had!
This is the blaster treated and the finished fabric wrap and strap.
These are the arm band and the pouch both made from leather. i got the leather from my craft shop then cut and stitched it myself. The arm band I put a popper on to hold it in place and the bag has a small strap on the back so I could string it on to my belt.
So this is the final outfit! My hair wasn't that long so I could only just do the triple bun haha. The clothing was as follows:
Trousers: Linen from charity shop. I cut the bottoms off the used some of the fabric from the top to make ties on the bottom.
Top: stretchy tee from charity shop. I cut the sleeves and neck line off and re used the fabric on the trousers and blaster pole.
Body wrap: Chiffon curtain from IKEA. I used one, cut it to size and wonder webbed it together. I kept the edges frayed for a more natural look. They were bright white to start with but I used black paint and water in a spray bottle to dirty them up. Had to spray them a few times. I used this on the trousers and t shirt too.
Arm bandages: From a first aid kit. Again sprayed with black paint and rubbed with dark eye shadow.
Belts and shoes: Mine
My local merch shop has a 3D printer so I'm hopefully getting the gun made up for the outfit and I had a lightsaber too but it was too much to carry both! Please get in touch if you want any other info It was a bit slap dash but I was happy with the end result :)