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    Sep 22, 2012, 10:06 AM - Build to wear? Or build to build? #1

    Some pre-coffee thoughts...

    Not sure how many have experienced this during their suit-making, but I'm discovering this weird thing where I'm becoming less inclined to wear the costume I'm putting together -- and show it off strictly as a display piece. I'll most likely wear it a few times (a few parties and trooping events), but the idea of displaying it on a mannequin seems to be a better end result. Perhaps it's a result of putting in a lot of time and effort on the whole thing -- and wearing it means you don't actually get to see it.

    Now, where's that coffee?
  2. Sep 22, 2012, 10:25 AM - Re: Build to wear? Or build to build? #2

    haha...for me, my Fett will become a display piece once i retire it from trooping. Whether it be when i retire from trooping all together, or if i just retire my Fett. I think it is a great display piece and sometimes with all we put into our Fett gear, it almost seems better to admire it on a mannequin rather than wear it....although the reactions from the kids when wearing it are like no other suit i own......now, im gonna get my coffee
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    Sep 22, 2012, 10:53 AM - Re: Build to wear? Or build to build? #3

    Quote Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    although the reactions from the kids when wearing it are like no other suit i own


    This is fantastic DV, and one of the reasons I went from "It would be neat to have a Fett costume" to "I'm going to build a nice Fett." Cheers!
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    Sep 22, 2012, 1:23 PM - Re: Build to wear? Or build to build? #4

    I was more excited to build my mando than to wear it. I spent probably over 100 hours labor time, if not more, and over $300, if not more, and I've worn it twice. I'm putting a little more work into it this month and wearing it for Halloween, but I experienced greater joy in the build than the wear.
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    Sep 22, 2012, 5:00 PM - Re: Build to wear? Or build to build? #5

    Build to build all the way. For me the enjoyment is all in the build. It's not even about having something to display, but just having fun putting it together.
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    Sep 23, 2012, 6:17 AM - Re: Build to wear? Or build to build? #6

    Hmmm, I think I'm more in the build than wear camp. I have a stormtrooper that I have worn but only once. I made that whilst recovering from a serious injury and so was not in position to wear it whilst building it. I have a Darth Vader that I have never worn and only displayed but constructed to be tailored to me so I could wear it. I'm doing the same with this; it'll be built so I can wear it. I have to admit that I didn't enjoy the physical sensation of wearing the stormtrooper, it was a cold day but I was still boiling hot. I wore it for a short film a friend made and had to wear it on the tube during morning rush hour, no one batted an eyelid!
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    Sep 23, 2012, 11:48 AM - Re: Build to wear? Or build to build? #7

    I had a biker scout that I trooped in for about a year. Then it sat for a period of time in my box due to having a busy work/life schedule. I wish I could have kept it and displayed it rather than selling it. I ended up having to sell it due to a major home repair issue.
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    Sep 23, 2012, 12:16 PM - Re: Build to wear? Or build to build? #8

    Yep - I finding the same as some -- that the fun is more in the creating than the wearing. That said, I have yet to troop (or complete!) my Fett, so I won't be sure until then. Soon though!
  9. Sep 23, 2012, 8:20 PM - Re: Build to wear? Or build to build? #9

    True, the build is just as much fun to me as wearing it. I've trooped Stormtrooper, sandtrooper, and bikerscout many times....but the reaction i get to trooping fett is indescribable! You are really like a movie star..to kids and adults alike. I mean i enjoy trooping to begin with so thats part of it im sure. But when all is said and done, i love looking at the pics and seeing my Fett in action. So, it will become a display piece, because it really is one of the most interesting suits in the Star Wars universe.
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    Sep 23, 2012, 9:39 PM - Re: Build to wear? Or build to build? #10

    Streak in?...No?

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