There are occasionally Shin tool sets and toe spikes for $25-30 on ebay if the original list can be updated.
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There are occasionally Shin tool sets and toe spikes for $25-30 on ebay if the original list can be updated.
you know thinking about it....i should have started with a TK...or just do a custom mando.....a movie fett is a headache and a half, but the headache will never be over until i have a life size boba fett action figure in my house! never give up, and enjoy your ramen noodles!
im very new here as well. and am also very glad this was posted. i am scratch building everything that i can fore my first fett, mostly cuz im stubborn. i have all my armor plates cut and formed out of 1/8 sintra, jumpsuit bought online from american workwear needs some pockets added, neck seal, all the paterns i will need, allt the stickers made, girthbelt bought from horse.com on clearance for 6 bucks, all the sintra needed for my gaunts, batting helmet for my bucket, cape, hoses, fabric for vest, velcro, and bondo. (seemed like i was farther befor i wrote this.........) any way the cost i have in so far is about 75 bucks mind you i found a lot of deals and i have put about 9 hours in work but one thing that has not been mentioned on here yet is the time spent researching and finding parts. i have spent probly 3 times the hours on research than i have on actually working on the costume. this an expensive hobby but it is even more time consumeing! but it is very very worth it. i have learned alot of new skills over the years and all were do to very nerdy projects. and once i have a fett under my belt i will be contributeing alot more to this group. on another note..... i just met a guy the other day that paid $1500.00 for a storm trooper suit that looked like he bout it at a Halloween store. i think i could have ripped the helmet with my fingers if i tried.
Got a complete ESB Boba Fett for $400 CND
on a PCV mannequin
just missing the helmet
need your help (Shackman)
Good find, but It's more of a mix and match of Esb and Rotj.
That looks helpful thanks guys I may see about getting some stuff from you. How much do you guys think it would cost to ship full unpainted armour to New Zealand?
Well, some things never change. I still need to graduate from college before I get too far into this. (Truthfully, I may need to consider changing my major...not sure if a career in law enforcement is going to leave me with much spare cash.
It does sound scary, but this should be a long-term project. It is not $4000 in one shot. Its little bits here, little bit there, BIG CHUNK here, etc. Hee hee. Gotta love costuming
All i need is wookie scaps and i've will have mine finshed. I have two diver's buckel anyone want to trade.tomthemarine.
I have Dropped abot $3500.00 into my fett costume.
Maybe not at first, but I am a Firefighter so we make about the same (I just have a cooler job). It just takes time, and as long as you are not on a dead line you can do it. Don’t set an expectation that you’ll finish by this Halloween like some people do because it will never happen. Give yourself a year or two and buy it as you can. Like as I tell people, the Fett costume community is not going any place. It will be here for years to come with better things then we had a few years ago.
ive already got a empty wallet and ive only just started!!!
Wow, this is a great starter thread. Really nice to have the information culled together all at once like this.
I am not in any hurry, unless my kid decides he ants to be a Mandalorian for Halloween, thought this year he'll be a regular Stormtrooper, so I am fairly safe.
I rarely see kid-sized pieces offered anyway, so it might be all homegrown when he does!
Thanks to all who contributed to this thread.
I'm ready to spend my money!
Lets do this, haha!
Thanks for creating this list! It really has helped me get a feel for what I am in for with this hobby!
This list was a real eye opener.I had no idea what everything would cost.I was thinking of going the rubies route but now after finding this forum theres no turning back.
****! i pray my wife doesn't come across this thread.
duno man, it may be drastically less if someone is artistic and makes and paints their own gear.
you can scratch build a helmet for a small amount of $$, but if you want something with lineage to a screen used helmet, a scratch build, no matter how good it is, just won't cut it.
i painted all of my own stuff, but even then spent a couple hundred bucks on all the paints / primer / sandpaper / etc... i needed.
you can definitely do it for less than a couple thousand and have a nice looking suit. but there are certain things that just aren't cheap, so it's a question of whether or not you want them.
Yay monkey, I got myself into something fun. *Irish step dances*
Started my Jango build, thank you for an estimated breakdown
Glad this up so you know what ya are getting into before you get started. My savings will not be spent in vain lol. Looks like a Fett is something that can keep ya busy for many years and end up with a great quality product. Wish me luck.
Wow! I had only started and i spent 900 euros. I need to find a secret entrance for all this items in my house so the "gatekeeper" (my wife ) not notice anything ...
Just joined TDH this morning... thanks for sharing this information. It's a great place to begin for a newbie like myself. :O)
Plan on starting with a Han in Carbonite project (referred to this site from HIC builders) and then move onto building an ESB Fett for display in my game room. I look forward to the two projects and knowledge and experience available on this site to help my project along. Look forward to contributing back to this community once I'm further along.
I was on here along time ago, and have not had computer for a long time, but now i am back on line. am glad to see it still going and strong i am a huge fett fan, my license plate is SLAVE1. Years ago i tried to start a costume, but results were sub par. i don't have a ton of money, but i want to get back into it. i want a passable costume. i am not the most concerned with true movie prop replication.
also does anyone make full sets to order?
full sets of what?
Full costumes top to bottom?
does anyone know anything about evolution toys/props?
Its not that great, for a full costume...theres some time to time in the cargo hold one in there right now as a matter of fact Empire Version mostly complete for cheap
yikes, well, it's not entirely a surprise to see some of the costs... I agree some people will want to be 100% screen accurate, but I'm betting 95% of the general population will not notice the minor differences that some of you pros will. (I wouldn't be surprised if several people have commented in the past on your nice stormtrooper outfit too!)
Guess I should start saving my euros!
the more i have been thinking about it and reading on here, I think maybe i need to start this hobby. Originally my thought was to find a costume already built, but you guys have inspired me to try and assemble one. I mean all the info is here and the members who have done it already are really the greatest resource. So I guess my first question is where do you think a total complete newbie should start?
Greetings all, great thread - just what I've been looking for. I've got a price list for an ESB Boba Fett that tops out at about $2600 including paints, screws, washers, samoflanges, etc. Maybe I'm missing something? Here's my basic list (no paints, hardware, etc) with suppliers' names omitted in case they don't want their prices made public:
Helmet - $170
T-Visor - $15
Flight Suit - $225
Flak Vest - $95
Neck Seal - $45
Armor - $364
Boots - $145
Gloves - $80
Belt Pouches - $45
Ammo Belt - $195
Girth Belts - ???
Cape - $30
Jet Pack - $300
Wookie Braids - $75
Shin Tools - $60
Toe Spikes - ???
Digital Chest Display - $70
Blaster and SideArm - $300
Those are the main things, but not everything, and listed in the order in which I hope to buy them, as time and money permits. If I've forgotten anything big, please feel free to let me know; I appreciate your input and advice. Thanks for reading.
Thanks a lot man. That's really helpful
Thanks for the list. I was just thinking the other day how much it was going to cost me to complete my own Boba Fett costume. I was trying to guestimate a number from compiling all the items I needed from different prices for them that I have found on this site and I came up with a number around 2500.00 US dollars. Of course the 2500.00 US dollars takes into account that I will be making some of my pieces and I will paint my own helmet. Thanks again for sharing the price list. This is very helpful.
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This is an eye opener. I've been on here a while now. And I have spent around £730 ($1171) on my suit so far, with just a few bits to go:
Boots // eBay leather boots (£10) + paint
Blaster parts // wooden stock + greeblies + strap + scope mounts
Chest Light display // Bike light (£3) + printed on clear paper
Vest & Neck Seal // TDH (£68)
Wookie Braids // hair extentions (£5)
Belt Thigh Pouches // Material (£3)
Gloves // Material (£6)
So I will be close to £800 ($1290) for a convincing costume. Which isn't that bad from what I have seen. If anyone spots some mounts for the scope, holla me!
iam too scared to price mine up
This is wicked. But I don't mind. Because the overall price of just being able to wear an outfit as ****** as this will indeed be priceless.
So far, I have spent $350. Helmet, T-visor, cape, wookie braids and boot spats. So I still have a looong way to go, but I'll get there. Some money here and some money there, and eventually I'll get there. Have to stay true to the Fett!
I got my armor pieces and jet pack for 150 and they are still on the make. So, if it is as expensive as you say, there could only be two outcomes. Either I got some real ****** costume pieces or I got a really good deal for the jetpack and the armor pieces.
I just hope it's the second option. :s
I think your price list is very useful. I'm new to the dented helmet and it's good to have an idea. This site is an invaluable resource. I have to say, after many hours of reading and hunting around I have found many great sources for everything I need. I can't wait for my parts to arrive and for the build to start! I'm so happy this site exists. There's a lot of really talented and generous people on this site and I'm happy to have joined the community.
FYI - I have spent about $2000 including shipping from various locations.
Great starter thread, although upon joining this website I kind of figured it would be a very costly hobby, but none the less I am willing to do this, right now I certainly will buy part by part because of me being a student in College I don't have a whole lot of cash to throw around but I am done school in under a year and will have my career so its better to start somewhere then never at all =]
Thank you for the price lists. It is definitely costly; however, my childhood dream has been to own a quality outfit of Boba, Jango, or both. And I will stop at nothing to bring that dream to life. I will begin with Jango.
You can build/make your own parts for much less than $4000, but it will take years
The price list really gives a good impression of the money I'm about to outlay. If the cost of the list doesn't scare people away, at least it gives all the components you'll need. I came into this with about 1500 to throw at it mainly for the armour ( I already had a bucket), all the soft parts I was gonna DIY. I'd like to thank all tutorial contributors in advance for your help.
Hi, all I am new to this but wanted to start this project long ago. I would love to join the 501st with my bro but, where should I start?
New member. Bring it on TDH, you can't scare me off with this,haha. I'll just eat ramen for... years. hahaha
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I took care of it before I went to bed that night . We at TDH just ask that our members watch their language since we try and maintian it as a family friendly site.
Its understandable I have the worse mouth in this community I just monitor myself before I post.
Hey guys and girls don't be put off by prices , i'm new to this and have found who's on here to be helpfull . Try have a go making items to keep your costs down and just be patient , this is a great hobbie and you may find skills you thought you never had . At the end of the day as long as you feel great in what you've built thats the main thing isn't it ?
Any ideas where to start looking for the Pre-Pro Version 2 flamethrower parts?
Excellent thread and some really good info in it, i've just put in my order for a lot of Fett gear, it's not about the cost for me but years of wanting to wear that awesome armour, so a bit of hardwork and the will has paid off, can't wait to be one of the few who owns a truly amazing costume
I'm new to the Boba costuming scene so I didn't realize how much stuff went into Boba's costume. I made a spreadsheet to help me keep track of everything that I need and the costs associated with the parts to help me keep on track. Here's what the spreadsheet looks like:
I put in conditional formatting so I can easily see what is complete and what I still need. This might seem a little too structured for some people but I find it useful so I figured I'd share with the rest of you. If you want the file just PM me and I'll send it to you. If I get enough interest I'll host it and people can download it at will.
Just wanted to say all the reference material on here is so valuable, thanks for all the information. I am new to building costumes. I am currently working on a Snowtrooper and quietly picking up ESB Fett stuff (getting ready for ESB in 3D). The idea of keeping a list of list for this project is a great one. I just started a file on both projects.
Really useful post. Cheers pred
As a new member this thread helped me tremendously. Will definitely help when I start to make a checklist of things I need. For now i'll start out with the helmet! Then naturally I'll want to build the rest!
I'm a long time lurker but finally joined this morning. I recently completed my first costume for the 501st, and I'm nearly finished with my first Rebel Legion impression. Closing in on the second 501st impression, but awaiting delivery of some pieces.
At any rate, this year my "big" armor project will be to begin, and hopefully finish, an ROTJ Fett. The list here is quite helpful, but fortunately the prices aren't entirely surprising. I started out in historical reenacting, and by the standards of that hobby, this stuff is positively budget priced.
Look forward to learning more and acquiring my costume this year.
Haha I wish I saw this post earlier before i started my obsession with BobaFett. But once completed it will be priceless!
Speaking of glue, I'm trying to find what works best with PVC, something that can take the stress. got any pointers or a direction for me to look?
Great thread. I have a Boushh costume (not cheap either, **** these bounty hunters) so now the husband wants to be Boba Fett. I help him navigate the boards, so this looks like a good starting place
Hey im new to this... sideshow has come out with the lifesize boba... do you guys think it will be a nice prop or do you think i should make my own?
I love this thread. I'm always amazed at people who get into costuming and are shocked by the price. I started with Michael Myers, and even that was a $900-1000 costume to do it right. I've always wanted to do a Fett, and having now started to take the plunge... I will be trying my best to keep it slow and steady. Not only to save costs, but also to keep my Wife from murdering me in my sleep.
Just watch. With a little time, I'm going to prove this topic wrong.
Plenty of guys start out building on a budget. But usually after you think you're done you find out new details of the costume or you want to upgrade here and there. Next thing you know you'll be hunting down found parts and metal replicas... finding yourself a few $ poorer. Lol!
Either way... enjoy yourself and have fun with the project!
Exactly. You can of course buy parts for cheaper at times. I've been going for the same thing and using my dollar very carefully, yet I have spent so far over 1200 dollars. By my calculations I still have about $600-800 more to spend unless I get lucky. It's not easy. And I am doing much of the painting myself!
But best of luck man! Just have fun and it will work out in the end regardless.
Keep watching the Cargo Hold, the main 501st Legion board, and your local Garrison boards for parts. People are always dumping parts here and there, and you can save a good amount of money doing it that way!!! I have a good quality ROTJ Boba Fett with pretty high end parts I built many years ago and also have gotten 3 used costumes off other 501sters: A Snowtrooper, A Tusken Raider, A Stormtrooper (missing a helmet, so I bought a helmet kit and built the helmet). Besides the Boba, those other 3 costumes basically came ready to wear so I didn't even have to build them! I have one Aker MR1506 voice amp I share between suits, and one Hyperfirm E-11 I use with both the TK and the TS. I'm living proof from all those guys with their $4,000 Boba Fett costumes.......
-ROTJ Boba Fett
-Tusken Raider w/real Totokia from Fiji with Fort Tusken metal mace end.
-Stormtrooper w/ Hyperfirm E-11 and Aker voice amp.
....... all 4 COMBINED cost me $4,000. Translation: Keep your eyes open for deals. They are out there if you hit them at the right time.
Since this is the Boba Fett board, and people like seeing the breakdown of components, here's my current version of my ROTJ Boba:
Helmet: Fiberglass MS3. Bobamaker rangefinder with lights and Hyperdyne moving rangefinder controller. (Purchased used. Every other part of my costume I painted myself). Just got that this week!
Armor: Fettpride, with Ruffkintoy metal right gauntlet darts and psberetta metal knee darts.
Chest Lights: Fettronics
Shin Tools: Bradley Fett
Jetpack: Bradley Fett with DeanO metal light-up beacon.
Jumpsuit/Vest/Spats: JK2 (company doesn't exist any more)
Neck Seal: TK409
Gloves: Slave 1
Boots: Mark Cheng
Braids: Julie (her horsehair Magic of Myth set)
Ammo belt: Sith Camaro (leather) with JK2 saddlebags.
Girth belt: Bought at local tack shop. Cut down and colored, myself.
Blaster: I built using a combination of parts acquired from Fett dad and Ruffkintoy.
Voice amp: Aker MR1506 with upgraded slim headset mic.
This is a great thread just to use as a check list for us newbies just to know what goes into the entire outfit
So from what I can gather I may need to sell a kidney or some of my children to get where I need to.........
Pretty much mate. This costume is not an easy or cheap one to make/assemble by any means. Even doing most of the work yourself (i.e. assembly/painting, etc.) you'd easily be looking at $2200-$2500 or more range. It all really just depends on which vendors you decide to go with and what parts you buy from them. There's also the constant 'upgrade' battle to contend with. Good luck!
This is a great thread. This should be cheaper to make than my droid.
I am new here and wanted to build a Boba Fett costume for Halloween (I was very ambitious lol!)
I knew that in order to have a proper suit I would be shelling out big money and some people had waiting lists that would not be able to deliver their goods until after Halloween. Which is totally fine, I just happened to pick a very complicated project as a costume.
I have opted (after doing the math and research) to order the Collectors Edition costume as it will save me a ton of work and I will have an excellent starting point to add on to as I plan to have a fully screen accurate RotJ Fett suit and hopefully get into the 501st and get more active with my Cosplay friends.
The CE suit is by no means perfect, the big plus is not having to build the rocket pack but like I said, it will be a good starting point. I should be ordering it in the next couple of days so perhaps I could post up a review.
Look up all the threads around here about the Rubies suit before you jump in. Other guys around here have worked off it like you are thinking of doing. You are going to have to do a lot...and I mean A LOT....of work to get it up to the base accuracy level for 501st acceptance. Just telling you this as an FYI as you said your plan is to have a fully screen accurate ROTJ costume. This means you are basically going to have to replace every single piece of that Rubies costume.
So, your choice is between getting the Rubies and modifying it and upgrade pieces as you are able to OR start from scratch buying individual components from members here and making it an ROTJ costume from the get-go. I know for a fact that no Boba costumer is ever "done" with their Boba, so either route will be ok for you, based on what you personally decide to do. Since my last post in this thread back in May, I went on a Boba upgrade kick myself and have dropped another $1,300+ into my Boba to upgrade some parts that needed it.
Last edited by Mr Fett; 09-04-2013 at 01:47 PM.
this thread helps me what i'm getting into doing Jango thanks
Could someone PM me the information for someone I need to contact about purchasing a helmet? I've read about Fettpride and Asok(who I have read has passed recently. He seemed to be extremely well liked by everyone on here, very sorry for the loss!). But I'm unsure of where to go from there.
I guess it really is that easy! haha, thank you. sorry for being so thick headed.
Thanks for the post, this is going to help me in the budget for my sith lord outfit which is going to have a mandalorian helmet.
This is a very helpful thread. Thank you!
Yes, there's a bit of sticker shock, but can you really put a price on being the Fett? =)
Great information for me to budget.