Just starting out, looking for an quick and easy "in"

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    Achilleus's Avatar
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    Just starting out, looking for an quick and easy "in"

    I've been wanting to build up a custom Mandalorian costume for years but didn't have a job for a long time. Now that I have one, I'd like to get a pre-made costume to start off with for this year's Halloween. However, when I search on ebay, the seller that I was going to go to no longer exists and I can't find anything other then strictly Boba Fett styled costumes. I was wondering if there is a web site I can go to in order to get a decent premade costume, or if anybody here sells them regularly? I didn't find anything in the cargo hold except individual pieces but I need the whole thing and my budget is somewhat low ($300-400 tops). I work at McDonald's lol.

    I was also wondering if anybody here has used 3D printing to make any parts...that would be pretty awesome. Apoligies if this thread is in the wrong forum, wasn't quite sure where to put it.

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    Re: Just starting out, looking for an quick and easy "in"

    This forum is for screen-accurate, or as close to, costumes. I doubt you'll get an entire costume for that. You'll have to buy the Rubies set I think. Here is what I said to another new fetter:

    Good job mate! I started my build a year ago in August with the plan of getting ready for Halloween. I hit my goal, but cut a lot of corners. Here was my result for Halloween 2011:

    Attachment 63818

    Looks pretty good, huh? I was turned into a perfectionist during the build. My next goal was April 2012 for a local convention. So I have upgraded Armour, Jumpsuit, Knee armour, Girth Belt, added shin tools and I added a voice amplifier.

    Attachment 63819

    Since then I have bought and painted a new Jetpack with aluminium accessories, new gauntlets, blue side pockets & ankle ties are in the pipeline, re-fitted my visor & helmet liner, my vest is getting shortened, I have a new harness and another new voice amplifier. Totalling my build to about 2,400+. All the bits are from top part builders that are on this site. There are ways to cut corners, but you will be looking at spending more than you think on every single piece. I bought my custom made jumpsuit from Bobamaker and that was 110. So be warned, but also, ENJOY most of all!

    Oh, and try this link: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f22/n...l-spend-17421/

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    Re: Just starting out, looking for an quick and easy "in"

    Oh I've thought about it a hell of a lot. Even thought of how awesome different materiels would be on it, like aerogel or carbon nanotubes lol. Maybe throw in a HUD and a camera on the antanna for 360 degree vision like in the books.

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