Before I pull out the credit card and just start buying a bunch of stuff from Man of War Studios, FettPride, or BobaMaker, I thought I'd ask for some advice from everyone on my ESB era build. I'm gonna start with the soft parts of the suit first. Here are my options as I see them...
1. Evolution Props sells a complete soft parts set for about $450. This includes the boots, braids, both belts, neck & head seals, and gloves. Looks like it's a tailored fit, seeing as you need to include a bunch of different measurements.
2. Start with a couple Dickies short sleeve speedsuits. Grab mum's sewing machine and go from there. Sew my own spats, cargo & leg pouches, neck seal, flak vest, and put some longer sleeves on the existing suit. There are a couple really nice tutorials on this site for doing some of this.
3. Same as 2, but maybe ring up LadySewsForUs for the flightsuit.
It might be in bad taste to ask, but are there any places to maybe avoid for parts? I'm thinking about Bobamaker for gauntlets and jetpack, Asok for the helmet (are they fibreglass?), and swprops or StarForce for the codpiece/buttplate and maybe the back plate. I want to make the rest of the armor myself with some Sintra. Thanks in advance, everyone, and wish me luck!