I was reading Nosegoblin’s post asking about being too tall for a Fett. Well at 6’ I don’t have that problem but being a fat guy at 275 lbs, I’m suddenly wondering if I’m too fat to pull off a Fett costume. I know I am heavier than Mr. Bulloch by a great degree and am heavier than most of the Fett’s I have seen pictures of here and elsewhere.
I have never done any cosplay before so as not to embarrass myself and I truly don’t want to start here. I know it is going to take quite a bit of time to acquire and paint the armour and prop pieces of the outfit not to mention learn how to wire up and attach the electronic aspects. So I am using the outfit as motivation to finally shed about 75 – 80 pounds. Every time I take the stairs at work or shy away from some food I’d love to eat but shouldn’t I just keep chanting to myself, ‘Boba Fett, Boba Fett”. So I am working on it but I won’t lie, it has always been very difficult to do.
I’m starting with my MacFett outfit first before I plunge into the 100% 501st accurate RotJ outfit and try to join their ranks, so that helps as well.
Just thought I’d try to get the thoughts of the folks here before I go too far.
PS: Here's a picture of the fat guy in question at Universal Studios for reference: