Hello There- Check Out This Amazing Obi-Wan Kenobi Mythos Cosplay!
We at Sideshow are alway so excited and honored to see cosplays inspired by our collectibles! As fans ourselves, we totally geek out at seeing other collectors, cosplayers, and pop culture fans bringing these characters to life through their creativity and craftsmanship.
Cosplayer @andysmithy1138 constructed an epic cosplay inspired by the Obi-Wan Kenobi Mythos Sixth Scale Figure, and the Force is definitely strong with this one! We reached out to him to learn a little bit about his cosplay construction process and motivation to create this look…
SIDESHOW: How long have you been cosplaying?
ANDY: I’ve been cosplaying since 2012 along with my girlfriend, Christine (@cannonarts).
SIDESHOW: What was your first cosplay?
ANDY: My first costume was a Whiterun Guard from the video game Skyrim. At that time, a prop replica maker had shared a helmet he built from the game and thanks to him I learned a lot of great techniques like sculpting, painting, and weathering. Christine and I were both hooked, and we started getting into working with EVA foam and sintra, and even picked up a couple of inexpensive 3D printers.
SIDESHOW: What inspired you to make Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi your next costume?
ANDY: I was inspired to do an Obi-Wan costume because he has been my favorite character for years. In early 2017 I started to build an armored version of Obi-Wan from The Clone Wars TV show, but I could never get the some parts to fit me the way I wanted them to, so I gave up.
Then, I saw Sideshow’s Mythos statue and told myself, that’s the one! I like dirty and weathered costumes so this one was perfect.
SIDESHOW: Talk us through making this costume…
ANDY: I was already sewing the tunic, so all I needed to do was build the backpack. I built a simple wooden box so I’d have something sturdy to attach all the weapons and other gear to.
I 3D modeled the moisture vaporator myself and printed it out. I made the Tusken weapons, grappling hook, and rifle out of wood and plastics. The ammo pouches were made out of leather using a (Jawa?) template. Qui-Gon’s and Anakin’s lighsaber models were grabbed from 3D digital design files.
The chest armor was leftover from the other build and was purchased from Imperial Surplus. I found some “bear fur” at the fabric store which worked great for the bedroll. I bolted it all together and moved on to my favorite step… weathering!
SIDESHOW: How long have you been working on this?
ANDY: I think the total time was 4 months to build and was finished just in time to wear to DragonCon in Atlanta.
SIDESHOW: How did that go?
ANDY: Christine had just finished a Twi’lek Jedi so we entered the Star Wars costume contest together. My Ben won first place while Christine’s Twi’Lek went on to win judge’s choice! I have to thank Sideshow for making such a cool version of my favorite character to inspire this build. And thanks to all the other costumers out there who share their knowledge and tricks with everyone!
Big thanks to @andysmithy1138 for letting his Geek Sideshow with this amazing display of cosplay craftsmanship! He definitely captured the spirit of the desert nomad Obi-Wan Kenobi and brought the character to life.