Last year, on a whim, I backed the Rainsaber on Kickstarter:
Then, while waiting through the inevitable Kickstarter Project delivery delay, we watched Mary Poppins Returns — a movie that is sort of ok, but Emily Blunt ain’t Julie Andrews, sorry.
Anyway, while watching the movie, we riffed around the title, and ended up saying that it being the second movie, it should’ve been called „Mary Poppins Strikes Back“. And then I mentioned off‐handedly that we’re getting a lightsaber umbrella kinda soon…
Your parents lied to you… I am your nanny!Darth Poppins
So, with Nordcon coming up in June, and the saber hopefully arriving before that, we’re working on a Darth Poppins Cosplay. It’ll revolve around the umbrella, and of course it’ll need the correct pommel.
Thankfully, Ben was game and sent me the 3D file for the pommel cap:
And with some 3D builder magic, this emerged from my printer:
The parrot head was a bit more challenging though. The first try came out WAY too big:
(yes, that is 14cm width. Basically impossible to hold comfortably.)
I tinkered a bit more, and now got it down to a comfortable size, it just needs painting and, of course, the actual saber. In the meantime, the girlfriend needs to do the sewing for the actual costume, but that’s not my department anymore.. :D