I was debating whether to post under the previous new guy post or not, but it seems well on it's way to it's own discussion. I've been going to Dragon*Con for about four years now, and every time I'm there I feel like an aruetii(outsider). This year I'm determined to have a costume, and settled(well, okay...I raised my standards)to Mandalorian Armor. I had always wanted Stormtrooper armor, but I'm too hellbent on my own personality, and stormtrooper armor just doesn't fit me. This has been something I've wanted to do since I left the Corps.
So enough rambling. I'm really just not sure where to start, and am having difficulty wading through the enormous amounts of discussions on here. I have an enormous amount of reasonable ideas of how I may want to customize my costume. The problem rests in the essential components; such as the helmet, the plates and the pack. I'm having difficulty figuring out how to acquire these items, and also, what other items I may need.