Oh, how long I've dreamed of being Boba Fett. I know the build will be expensive. My problem is seriously just that, really. I'm fairly dirt poor, so it'll probably take me a while to get the gear together to even fathom having a Fett costume of my own.
I'll be trying for a SE Fett, because I'm a fan of the ESB helmet and ROTJ armor, really. It's how Fett is drawn in practically all the comics, too. However.. my questions for the build itself comes down to just these:
Where do I buy the gear, or should I make it myself?
Should I buy the plates and jetpack, or mold them?
Is it better to just go for a totally non-canon build because I'm a girl (I could probably pull off the normal build, just FYI, save that I'm way too short)?
Can I get gear sectionally? This will help reduce outright costs, though probably raise overall cost..
Should I have the jumpsuit tailored, or just alter a gray Dickies suit?
Is there somewhere specific to buy a GOOD helmet? I'd prefer a pre-painted version, though these are notoriously incorrect. =/
Does anyone have specific tips for paints, materials, decals, etc?
Is it more comfortable to wear padding under the costume itself (I wear a padded suit under my other armor.. but I use it for fighting with foam)?
Thanks in advance. ^_^;