I'm making a Boba Fett for my son. He's 13. No rush, he just needs an awesome costume he can actually walk in for Halloween next year.
This year he wore the ATA ANH TK helmet I got for him with my ROTJ armor. While he looked great, walking up and down stairs in TK armor trick or treating is not easy to do.
Last year he was the Sith Apprentice from Force Unleashed. It was mobile, for sure, but the slit on that eyepiece is minimal at best. Lots of stumbling.
The year before that I made him a giant cardboard "Lego Deadpool" costume. Lego Legs aren't easy to walk in and had to be scrapped during the trick or treating.
The year before that he was Clone Wars Darth Maul. I made his prosthetic legs out of PVC and other plastics. It didn't turn out well and the legs got scrapped that night again.
Finally, the year before that he was Pre Vizla. I made him a cardboard helmet, and put trash can armor over the armor of the costume suit. I also made him a jet pack. He was able to walk just fine that year, but it was incredibly cold. He trick or treated 1 block and quit. I wasn't the most happy person after putting 40+ hours into a costume and having him wear it for 1 block.
Anyway, so I'm doing a Boba on a budget for him this time around. Let me know the cheapest ways of doing everything "semi-right". The flight suit is my main concern right now. I'm making the helmet out of card board, WOF pattern, and planning on doing trash can armor again. Cost is paramount.
Anyone have any suggestions or old parts they won't use for one reason or another, post here or shoot me a PM.
Here's my start.
I made the helmet out of cardboard.
I then resined it and am waiting for it to harden to probably glass it before bondo.
So far I've had everything lying around, so I've spent zero. I doubt I can keep it that way, but all-told, I'd like to keep it under $500.
I doubt he'll be up to 501 standards when I'm done, but it should be a mobile trick or treating outfit, and if done good enough, he should be able to wear it for a few more years to come.
Thanks for reading.
First question: how do I do cheap ears and a movable folding stock/rangefinder? Any suggestions are great.