Budget fett costume help

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    Budget fett costume help

    As the title states id love some help from the experts here on putting together a budget fett costume for around the 400-500 mark.

    I do have some fairly good building skills as I've built a screen accurate gb1 costume a couple of years ago , so I'm not afraid to work with filling/sanding casts , paint etc and I also know the value and great feeling that comes with building your own costume.

    i was initially only looking at doing a boba helmet but now I have the bug and I'd quite like a full costume, to begin with just for Halloween this year so it doesn't have to be complete or even fully accurate but I would like to have a good base costume to add to and eventually build up to a full ESB costume

    so I think basically I'm looking for

    a helmet

    soft parts

    armour pieces

    boots

    NO jetpack (yet)


    decals and paint I can take care of



    can this be done for around the 400-500 mark ? Or is that wildly unrealistic? I know I'll completely regret buying a rubies supreme and adapting it

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    Re: Budget fett costume help

    I've been looking at bobamaker and it seems like their stuff is quite nice and within my budget, anyone have any experiences with them

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    Re: Budget fett costume help

    I'm doing a budgetish costume and I've currently spent about 500, with building materials all in. I spent a lot more on superglue and bondo than I expected and I've still got the soft parts to buy. If you can make your own flight suit/vest/neck seal, you'll save a quite a bit. I went with Empireprops which was the cheapest but still setting me back a few.

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    Re: Budget fett costume help

    Same problem as above. You run into the situation where you end up spending more on the manufacturing of your own parts than you would have just purchasing a pre made piece from one of the makers. My original intent was to build a low-mid budget Fett, I have long since given up on that, I am into my Fett for well over $1500 CDN now.

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    I appreciate how addictive it is when you're chasing that perfect costume, my gb1 took me a year and I was well over 2000 into that as I was only using original found parts where possible

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    Re: Budget fett costume help

    Bobamaker is a great maker. Not the cheapest, and a fairly long lead time. But he is very trustworthy and hits his mark. And did you say budget? You'll soon forget all about that....

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    Lol yes 'budget' often doesn't last long

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    Re: Budget fett costume help

    The best low cost helmet you can get would be from either Asok or animefan. They don't have the wait time of BM, and they are less money too.

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    Re: Budget fett costume help

    Budget and fett don't mix well.

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    Re: Budget fett costume help

    The animefan helmet is pretty much what I've decided to go for now, I would really like to use boba maker for the suit and soft parts

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    Re: Budget fett costume help

    Also depends if you are in the lower 48 or across a pond. If you're in the EU then Daz's (BM) shipping is much lower. If you are in the US, and don't have sewing skills, look up Arkady here on the forum for her "budget" flight suit. One of the best purchases you'll make.

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    Re: Budget fett costume help

    Is Loanstar still making soft parts? I wonder how much his stuff is. I think he was based in Germany so shipping wouldn't be too bad...

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    Re: Budget fett costume help

    He still makes suits as far as I know. He just contacted me about getting 4 of my light kits.

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    Re: Budget fett costume help

    sleepalot said: View Post
    Budget and fett don't mix well.
    INDEED.

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    Re: Budget fett costume help

    I started trying to put together a DIY budget Fett, and still spent @$1600.

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    I think having done some reading now I'd prefer to take the time and spend money getting decent kit

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