I'm need some info on how would you guys act if you are in your Boba suits during events or shows?I know Boba fett is the most notorious bounty dude around by facts but I think his the nicest during events(trooping).
I've never trooped before as I do not have a completed suit yet. However, the Boba I met at a local charity event was awesome. He was a perfect balance of BA bounty hunter and all around nice guy. He knew just how to pose us for the pictures we took so they ended up looking like professional photos.
I play the character with the adults and older kids, but I give toddlers hi fives when they have that scared look on their faces when they see me!
ive only ever trooped once & its fun to stand perfectly still & then suddenly move. it scares the hell outa people, that & the slight nod
I guess Boba has a natural bounty hunter reputation in public,appreciate the tips as I will keep Boba at bay & a more friendly approach to kids & adults.Anymore experiences from you guys to share with?..thanks again.
I just act very sullen and move very deliberately. The odd slight nod every now and again and keep talking to an absolute minimum. Sometimes I have had people stop to look at my costume and then i'll just turn and walk away as they are looking at me.
Ronin677 thats very funny! I'll have to remember that....keep the attitude!
When I'm in Boba and I act in character, I make sure to always look cautious and keep your eyes moving a lot. Also, act above people, you're not on the same level as lowly scum, haha. I also walk quickly and weave through crowds, when Boba has a place to go, he wastes no time.
Strange as it is,we still prefer Boba as what his character potrait...as close as we can anyway but I just love the level we are in when suited up...Mysterious dude...hardly says a word,the sudden turning towards anyone & strike fear..." Stop poking at my jet pack kid..."..haha...
Likewise with both Ronin and GCN, I stay in character once the suit gets put on. Always remember that Boba Fett calculates his every move, so every movement he makes, is slow and deliberate. In character, it will speak volumes, especially the slight nod of the head, the slow planting of the off hand onto the blaster, the measured walk/steps and the quick reaction of bringing up your blaster to bear on any upcoming threats [see photographers].
Shameless plug of my suit...Muhahahaha!
Hope that helps...
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I'd say it depends on the event... if it's with a lot of young kids, I try to be ''friendly'' as much as Boba could be.
When it's for a sci-fi con or with adults mostly, I try not to talk so much and when I do, I keep it at a minimum. No questions and my sentences are very short. Imperative tone too, that works great.
Keep moving your helmet (left-right). Slight nod from time to time. You really have to think that you don't have any expression on your face that is visible... so you have to make your costume ''speak''.
What I like to do when people ask for a picture : When they ask for a picture, tell them to go down on their knees and put their hands on their head. Now, put your gun to their head. They'll do it without a second thought and appreciate it too... makes a great picture!
Oh and never ever remove the helmet!!!!!
You're absolutely right about when to act up between children & adults.Will put that in my note.I wonder how I'll react if I saw Han Solo??...
Just to share on my last bounty...not bad ehh??
Yeah, use your own judgement with teh kids...some love it, some get very scared. You can usually tell.
particularly when "idle", i don't like to lean on things, slouch, relax, whatever. i'll try to stand with my hands in front of me ala jabba's palace, ready to shoot if needed
it depends on the event though. at a convention with mostly other adults, i'll just do whatever is fun
With children, I usually try to observe them before they even get to me. If they're running around, hugging the other troopers and having their photo taken, chances are they're not going to be very frightened by a pose or sudden movement on your part, most like that love it when you do pretend to capture them for a bounty. The ones that are kinda shyish and have to be asked if they want their photo taken, I am a teddy bear with them. I give them a wave and assure them I'm a nice guy. The last thing you want to do is scare these kids, someday they may turn out to be one of us, and our actions that day may be that deciding factor. Adults without children I'm the opposite, in character, asked for a photo, I simply nod. My walk pace I've noticed depends on how long I've been in the armor, at first it's VERY slow. As I get more and more wore out it begins to take a normal pace, but I NEVER hurry. Conventions however, it's all me. I do what I want and just have fun.
I would say watch the movie take some poses you like and immulate them and than just play the part and act like your a stone cold mercenary but still be friendly with the little kids
Act like Clins Eastwood does!
Compare these 2 pictures I found on Google.
Hope that helps
I do that Eastwood slouch if I don't have my blaster for any reason.
I like to act as if I was Clint Eastwood, I tell everyone to "Get off my lawn".
just act mysterious, that's all there is too it.
the only time you really need to break that to not look like a chump is to give some kids high fives when they run up to you with arms outstretched asking for it
I tend to be silent and stare people down ... something JB taught me.