Hello all. It's been forever since I have posted here. But, Life Happens you know.
I have been staying very active with the Squad 66 portion of the 501st. And we do events all the time which is why we are really in these clubs I would hope. My daughter is to the age where she has stopped growing for the most part and also she wishes to be part of the Star Wars Nerds. She wants us to begin making her a female Star Wars costume. But..... She doesn't wan't to be a half naked twilek or a shaved head bounty hunter. We were reading up on the star wars universe and discovered Fett had Wife, Daughter and Grand Daughter. And from the pix his Grand Daughter seemed to be a Mandalorian. So one of those is always an option Zam Wessel and Bousch is also out there but I'm not sure if I want to do the bousch and Zam would take a good amount of leather crafting to do well. I can fabricate her a female Mandalore much easier in my opinion. But..... ( Thost Big Ole But's keep getting in the way) I doubt that right now in the current 501st atmosphere and way of thinking none of those are Canon and part of the 501st. Which is sad. I hope that now the leadership is changing some of these things will be lossened up. After all shouldn't we encourage imagination? Yes you can still require to be an official trooper or fett or vader or Rankor keeper you have to follow the suit that is known. No problems there. But I see no trouble with expanded universe characters. Novels, Comics, and the like would have to be at least approved by Lucas.
Anyways. Rant over.
If there are any ideas for my daughter to look at as far as characters go let me know and pix or links to pix would be most appreciated.
And for those that have done the female mandalores what are the best ways to mold the chest armor? Use a mannequin or some kind of object or what????
But, since I have a job no longer my time is much more freed up. Finances are at all time low though so I have to be creative on materials to use. Then once the Helmet gets to fruition then I will either bite the bullet or create one.
Thanks for any help that you have and all the ideas