Jun 23, 2011, 3:00 PM - O hai!
I thought I'd write a quick post to introduce myself.
I <3 Boba Fett! Sorry, that just pops out sometimes.
I'm interested in building two movie accurate bounty hunter costumes: a Fett and a Boushh, and have been spending the past year researching what is involved both from a practical standpoint and a financial standpoint. I think at this point I am ready to dive into one of them.
My skill set lies in painting and sewing and crafty types of building things. Building armor from scratch? Not so much. Three armor sets are already in the trash. Yay for the recent discovery of armor kits!
Here is my one hangup. I'm a female, and a small framed one. I'm not sure these armor kits will be small enough for me. I'm wondering if my lack of scratch building skills combined with me not fitting into the kit items (most likely) will make this less than possible. Not sure; that's what I'd like to find out.
While I love, love, love, love, love Boba Fett. Did I mention I love Boba Fett? I also love the Boushh bounty hunter look, and I've been thinking over the past year that perhaps I should build the Boushh costume first. Fewer armor pieces and more need for sewing skills (I has sewing skillz) may make this a better 1st costume to make. Perhaps I'll learn enough along the way while making the bandolier, greeblies, helmet, etc. to make building a Fett suit more possible.
Is there anyone here who has built a movie accurate Fett for/or who is female? Can this even be done?
Anyone here built a Boushh kit? I'm really thinking this is where I should cut my teeth.
Am I completely out of my mind for wanting to be the world's smallest Fett?
Thanks in advance!
PS, I'm a little nervous revealing I'm female on the net but from what I've read in your forums, you seem respectful so I'm taking the chance. Yay!
PPS, I'll be going to Dragon*Con again this year so maybe I'll get the chance to meet some of you.
Jun 24, 2011, 12:42 AM - Re: O hai!
Welcome to the TDH family!
There's nothing wrong if you want to be the smalest Boba Fett, and yes there are female Boba's here. You know, WOF has armor templates here for almost all dimensions and I think you will find what you need.
Jun 24, 2011, 3:36 PM - Re: O hai!
A girl? On the interwebz??? That's crazy talk!!
TDH is a very open and fun community that accepts everyone. I myself am a genetically altered intelligent sea sponge and I think TDH is great!
As far as the Boba costume goes, I think you'll find that most kits for sale are based on the "movie sized" Fett. That is to say, based on the fact that Boba is around 6 fett tall, etc. etc. There are some armor templates available if you search around. Try a search for "trash can armor" and "armor templates" and see what comes up. You can scale the templates to whatever size fits your frame the best.
Boussh is another good choice for a more petite bounty hunter. Since the costume was designed to fit Carrie Fisher, who's relatively small compared to Boba Fett, it might be a bit easier to put that outfit together.
But there are many options and you should indulge in TDH's many resources as you decide what costume you want to do.