The Darth Sidious action figures from the Revenge of the Sith line were almost all released as statuettes with very little articulation. Former iterations of the character in this time period were pretty much solid plastic from the waist down. I always wondered what an action figure of the character from the third installment would look like if it were to be released in the modern Vintage Collection.
I used the hands, hood and tabard of the ROTS Emperor Palpatine (the one that turns into Darth Sidious). The rest of the figure is made with the head and body of the Darth Sidious Vintage Collection action figure. To make the new version of the Dark Lord of the Sith, all I had to do was sew a new robe for him to wear. I lucked out finding some heavy red suede-like material to fabricate it from. I did come across an issue when I tried to dress the action figure in the robes that I had made. It was so tight in the waist, I had to boil and pop the shoulders off just to get the garment on.
The pink around his eyes is present, but unfortunately didn't photograph all that well due to wonky lighting in the photoshoot by yours truly. I tried to zoom in close to the face in the picture below, but the resolution isn't all that great. Definitely using the tripod next time!
REVENGE OF THE SITH