About 3 and a half years ago, I was working in a film museum in London. There were all sorts of props and costumes from various genres of film within the British Film industry. Sadly a lot of these props and costumes were replicas but still cool nonetheless. A very good friend of mine who also worked at the museum is heavily into costuming and prop building and has been for most of his life. We frequently spoke about Star Wars and it was great to see someone just as enthusiastic about the original films.
He told me he'd recently bought a Boba Fett costume from a prop maker friend and that it only needed a few bits to complete.
I have to confess I knew hardly anything about Fett and having seen ESB and ROTJ hundreds of times I never even realised there was a difference!
He showed me some pictures and it looked awesome. I told him that I'd love to put something like that together and he pointed me in the direction of TDH.
Now as I pointed out, I knew nothing about the history of Fett's costume and unfortunately in my excitement, I jumped in with two feet and started ordering various parts off eBay without really doing enough research. Bad move and a waste of money.
I soon realised that this wasn't any ordinary costume to put together and it was going to take time and research and most importantly, patience.
I decided I wanted to go ROTJ and have it as accurate as possible. I knew this would be expensive and I knew it wouldn't be ready for Halloween 2012!!!
3 years on I'm nearly there.
I've been waiting and looking for found parts for a long time and here is what I have so far:
My parts list for the rest of the costume goes like this:
Helmet (painted by Daz)
All armour (painted by Daz)
MAN OF WAR STUDIOS:
Helmet Liner Insert
Dyed Girth Belt
Flight Suit (might replace this)
MACHINE CRAFT REPLICAS:
Brass Borden connector
Anti-Security Blade Aluminium Rods
Aluminium Gauntlet Rocket
I sourced the accurate gauntlet hose with help from RafalFett and I'm happy to point anyone in the right direction to get it.
That's all I have so far. The hard bit is finding the time to put it all together!
Thanks to each and everyone at TDH. This is a great community and the fact that we are all helping each other out every day is testament to the people who love this hobby.