A few questions to begin with

  1. #1

    A few questions to begin with

    Hello everybody!!!

    So the next newbie with some questions.

    I want to go for a Boba Fett costume. However I am only 5.6 tall. Do Boba´Fett helmets make you taller, like Vader?. Or is there a possibility to stuff the helmet ?

    My next question. I Have spoken to many people who had their costumes from Bobamaker and Movie FX. Would you recommend them? What I have seen so far was pretty good, but don't know if they have a good reputation overall. I really want to have a very good costume, even if this means, to spend a few thousand Euros.


    thx anyway.

  2. #2

    Re: A few questions to begin with

    the suit can add a few inches, but not much.

    i'm 5 foot 9. my helmet adds about an inch, the soles of the shoes are an inch thick, and i have 1" lifts. so the top of my bucket is 6' even when all is said and done.

    a bigger helmet with more padding could take you up higher, but then you'll be left looking out through the vertical part of the t, rather than the horizontal.

    bobamaker's stuff is awesome... you really can't go wrong there. same with fettpride.

    movieFX i don't know anything about.

  3. #3
    superjedi's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2003
    From
    Newport News, VA
    Posts
    4,304

    Re: A few questions to begin with

    Welcome to TDH!
    Probably half my current gear is by Bobamaker. He makes great stuff!
    Not sure that MovieFX does any Fett stuff. I thought they mainly did Stormtrooper armor, but I could be mistaken.
    As TK7602 mentioned, FettPride is another great source for Boba armor and helmets.

  4. #4
    TehEl1te's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2008
    From
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    1,273

    Re: A few questions to begin with

    Yeah I talked to Bobamaker and he told me his stuff is more than 501st quality. He's the guy I'm going with for my ESB Fett needs. I've never heard a bad thing about BM or FP. FettPride is awesome too! Great thing I know about Bobamaker's stuff is it comes primed and everything, totally ready to paint. Hope that helps a little! What version you plan on going for???

    El1te

  5. #5
    I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2006
    From
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    2,861

    Re: A few questions to begin with

    Welcome to TDH! You definitely can't go wrong with BM ... most of my costume came from him, and I am VERY satisfied!

    Regarding adding padding to the helmet, it can be done, but be careful. Putting too much padding in can push the horizontal part of the T-visor too high which can significantly reduce you horizontal (peripheral) vision while wearing the helmet.

  6. #6
    FettSniper's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2007
    From
    Sarlacc pit a.k.a Diss Norfolk UK
    Posts
    347

    Re: A few questions to begin with

    Bobamaker all the way i say, im waiting on an order at the moment, well worth the wait, top quality stuff.

    I wouldnt worry about your height, im 6'2 nearly 3, i feel sometimes that im too tall!!

  7. #7
    Alcfalath's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2007
    From
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    548

    Re: A few questions to begin with

    Bobamaker/Daz is a great person to work with. He is currently doing up an order for me at the moment, and i must say that given how awesome other people wear his stuff, im soo excited about getting it.

    Now just to pay it off, and actually recieve it. Just for the record, im 5'5"ish and his helmet and a pair of Caboots add about 2 inches to my height , and I have his whole entire hard parts to date coming for my RotJ Fett, minus the resin boot spikes as i haev Aluminium ones

  8. #8
    saint_nasty's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2006
    From
    bozeman, mt go cats!!!
    Posts
    2,815

    Re: A few questions to begin with

    bobamaker is where good things come from. even though i've been collecting my costume for a while and i'm just NOW going to make my first BM purchase (shin tools ftw!), in my time here i have heard nothing but rave reviews of his products, so i'm confident i will be happy with whatever i get.

    on a slightly different note, i would like to congratulate you on your decision to ask questions first instead of doing what i did and put together an all ebay fett first then find this place and ask questions. it was awful. i've probably easily spent five times as much as i did for that first costume, but i'm not losing any sleep over that and i feel like i have a costume that i can really be proud of.

  9. #9

    Re: A few questions to begin with

    So, thank you for your answers .

    I just thought I'd be a bit to small for it, but I just love Boba and his amor, can't help it. Maybe, because on the last Con I have seen so many Boba's running arround and they were for sure larger than 6 foot


    Good, to hear. From what I was told he is doing a very god job. How long does it actually take for the items to arrive? Are any complications known, concerning things like payment?

    Well, I want to go for ESB alltough I also like the ROTJ version, but you gotta stick with one, sooo....

Similar Threads

  1. DP 96' boba where to begin?
    By rob8821 in forum Site Support & News
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Jun 30, 2009, 12:32 AM
  2. Where do I begin?
    By GRINCH in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Nov 17, 2008, 6:45 AM
  3. Let the clone madness begin
    By Jango 5204 in forum The Sarlacc Pit
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: Oct 26, 2008, 7:47 PM
  4. starting my zam where should i begin?
    By Tiffany ZAM in forum Zam Wesell Costume
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Jan 10, 2008, 8:50 PM
  5. Building a Zam, Where to begin?!?!?
    By Bama_Trooper152 in forum Zam Wesell Costume
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: Feb 21, 2004, 7:30 PM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •