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    Sep 25, 2010, 7:24 PM - Getting started #1

    Hello, I'm new to making these type of costumes, and was looking for some tips/ideas on getting started on my armor. I'll sound like a huge noob, but I don't even know what types of materials I should be using so really any advice would be greatly appreciated. I've always wanted a Boba Fett costume and decided if I'm going to make it, I'm going all out (well as much as I can :P). Thanks
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    Sep 26, 2010, 2:23 AM - Re: Getting started #2

    Read, read, read. The best thing you can do for yourself is to be informed and prepared before you embark on your project. We all have made many silly little (and sometimes big) mistakes costuming but lucky for us we have this forum where we can share our successes and failures for the benefit of everyone. The sticky'd threads are priceless and there is a wealth of information here so if you're curious about anything just see where the search function takes you. If you're new to forums in general this video (while slightly insulting and sarcastic) can be very helpful YouTube - Posting and you If you have any questions you can't answer yourself feel free to ask, you can even use this thread. Welcome to TDH!

    Austin
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    Sep 26, 2010, 5:33 AM - Re: Getting started #3

    Sintra/Foamed pc is aboout to be your best friend, then followed by Mr Wizardofflight armour templates (has the templates for everything just about), Mr Woodman for your 1st class wookie braids, try do the girthbelt yourself buy from a horse/saddlery supplier. If i could say anything maybe buy a decent bucket from Fettpride he has a couple of variants budget and premium as does his armours and gauntlets, maybe buy the gaunts and helmet and try to do the rest yourself out of sintra/Foamed pvc or bin armour. Mind you if you want to go all out, ladysewsforus for your softparts, Mr fettpride for everything gaunts, helm ,armour (absolute eliteness) This man is a saint, manofwar for your jetpack and boots, Mr Woodman for wookie braids and cape, Mr booboofett for your ammobelt/chinskirt, fetttronics for your deluxe light set, Mr Galactic bounty hunter for your gloves, Mr Fettdad for your Absolute elite blaster needs, Mr tk6294 for your push to talk com system ect ect, have i spent your $3500 yet? like Mr Apolifka says reading here is your friend and stayaway from ebay it can hurt you bad, also it takes time to accumulate and wait for people to do runs of gear and respect there time turnaround and well respectthem fullstop, Mr fettpride may need a 6 week turnaround for him to commish your gear as does the others, allow them there timeframes and you will have topnotch quality gear to troop with. Advance search is your buddy as well
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    Sep 26, 2010, 10:13 PM - Re: Getting started #4

    Thanks a lot, I've already sent a PM about the gauntlets and helmet. I've looked through and have gotten a really good idea of what I need to do. I'm thinking about going the trash can armor way since it looks doable for me, but I'm curious what the other materials are you mentioned. I haven't heard of them before. Since you seem to know who's got what, would you happen to know where to get a decent jump suit? I tried looking all over for one and have not come across one yet. Thanks
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    Sep 27, 2010, 6:47 PM - Re: Getting started #5

    PM sent Danni
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    Sep 28, 2010, 5:47 PM - Re: Getting started #6

    This is why I love being a part of TDH; the willingness to help each other out only pays it forward. I'm glad I came back!

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