All this week we've been doing dress and technical rehearsals for Theatre Guild of Rockingham County's production of Oliver Twist, which opens tonight. One of my fellow cast members, Sarah Al-Jouni, plays Miss Monks. And a few nights ago when I saw her in her full costume, well... she looked way too amazing to pass up the opportunity. I told her my idea on Wednesday evening and she thought it would be fun.
So during the intermission of last night's rehearsal I went out to my car and came back with my Star Wars Force FX Lightsaber (the one that's the Lightsaber Construction Set, which I did wind up buying :-). Before I left home I made the handle look like anything but a Jedi hilt, and switched the blade color to red. And then we took some pictures. And when I got home I started playing around in Photoshop.
And now, here she is: Darth Mystra.
Most of the cast was working to come up with a proper title for our very own Dark Lady of the Sith. "Darth Monks" and "Darth Emma" were suggested but in the end Sarah noted that Monks is mysterious and I "Star Wars"-fied it and gave her a bit of a background.
Looks positively Sith-ly, doesn't she? :-)