The First Order's TIE Pilots Are Lookin' Sharp

We get a lot of Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren cosplay around here, but master props builder Shawn Thorsson has turned his eye towards one of the cooler and more obscure designs from Force Awakens: the new TIE pilots.

Beginning with 3D models, Thorsson built a few suits from scratch, making everything from the helmets to the chestplates.

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You can see more progress pictures at Shawn’s site.

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Luke Plunkett

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.