Medieval Darth Vader ArmorFebruary 4th, 2015
Darth Vader is going medieval on our butts and he now has the armor to match his anger. Prince Armory makes custom handcrafted armor, costumes, and leather products. They make lots of cool stuff, but their latest project is a full suit of Darth Vader medieval armor.
The dark lord of the Sith looks more classy and elegant than ever, not to mention more alien, in this suit of armor. I would love to have this as an action figure. It is just beautiful.
“Conceptually this was a very challenging project. When you work on a very iconic character you have to think long and hard about how much liberty you want to take with the design. On one hand you don’t want it to play it too safe and have it a borderline carbon copy; that would be boring. And on the other you don’t want to go so far it is no longer recognizable or make design decisions that puts the fan base up in arms.
So I settled on trying to capture a number of the design elements within the classic Vader such as the banding patterns and many design lines, and then expanded into the fantasy realm with the red inlays and articulated armor designs.
The design scheme overall is of course very alternate universe. Ultimately I was going for a blend of Sci-Fi, Medieval, and Mystical Fantasy.”