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  1. Boba Phett's Avatar
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    Jul 23, 2002, 1:36 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #26

    I'm about $800. And I expect to spend another $1300 on the costume. Not including the Webley which will run about an additinal $1200. But my suit is mostly metal with a lot of little machined parts that I'm making so I'm adding those costs in as well. -Mark
  2. FettsBounty
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    Aug 12, 2002, 12:41 AM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #27

    Too much...

    -Austin
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    Aug 16, 2002, 1:34 AM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #28

    Oo! I have to post! How many times can I say how cheaply I made mine for? I can't help it, I love not spending money. My whole original costume was made for about $125 (I made everything but the helmet). I've since re-done jet packs, bought another helmet, etc., and that puts it up to a little under $200 now. Slave Leia was like $30. Jeff's Imperial Guard stuff costs MUCH more than my Fett stuff. My armor's not accurate, but it looks good in person, is detailed, and it fits my size well. I'm retiring it, though, and plan on re-doing everything just for fun. (Yeah, I did say fun, I actually love doing this stuff and find it very calming --except for the first time I tried to do a visor...but NOW that's a VERY simple thing.) Anyway, I'm retiring it because I never liked the paint job I did on mine, but I can't bear to change it now. It's just something I've been through a lot with, like an old teddy bear that has it's eyes worn off and patches of fur missing. Yeah, I know that is an odd sentiment towards a costume prop...

    Besides, I want to make two at once...and paint one bright pink and be Barbie Fett.
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    Aug 16, 2002, 5:13 AM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #29

    Somewhere around $1175.50 and counting. Waiting on some stuff and need a lot of stuff , but it's all worth it to me.

    Ed
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    Aug 16, 2002, 5:29 AM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #30

    Lets see...

    $400 for armor
    $60 for two helmets (I kicked the visor in on one in target and got a discount)
    $200 for stitches (cut through my index finger with an exacto)
    $17 for shoes
    $25 for horse girth
    $3 for vinyl ( I have an old leather jacket I may use now... goodwill carries all kinds of leather goods)
    $60 on epoxy putty
    @ $200 for sandpaper, paints, belts, misc.
    $10 for jumpsuit pattern
    and the list goes on
    and on
    and on
    and on
    and on
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    Aug 16, 2002, 1:21 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #31

    Quote:
    $200 for stitches (cut through my index finger with an exacto)
    Um....THROUGH your finger? Details...I have several gashes in my left hand from exacto wounds, when I was trimming my helmet, but I just let the mofo's bleed and clot. Yes, you see, I don't need a Fett suit to be a badass.
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    Aug 16, 2002, 4:26 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #32

    I used to have pics of my finger. I actually sliced through the skin and muscle. I went to work about ten minutes later and I could not get it to stop bleeding. I was serving at Red Lobster at the time, so they sent me to the hospital, saying something about it being unsanitary. I did get a few weird looks when I was telling friends I cut myself making a Boba Fett costume.
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    Aug 16, 2002, 4:45 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #33

    with all upgrades and rebuilds included:

    About $3000.00 spread out over six years.
  9. GreenGriffon is offline GreenGriffon
    Aug 16, 2002, 9:53 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #34

    Good grief.....I'm about to start down that long road to a dwindling bank account by looking for a good helmet as my first piece.

    After reading these posts, I think I've lost a little of my enthusiasm for this project!

    Then again, maybe I can justify the cost by looking at all the money I've spent on CD's, videos, and DVD's.......

    Okay I'm back on the project

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    Aug 17, 2002, 5:19 AM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #35

    Good grief, so it was like a quarter inch deep? That must have hurt like hell.
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    Aug 17, 2002, 1:03 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #36

    It's easier to justify if you don't add it up. So I will refrain and try not to think about it. Jango on a budget I think is going to approach the grand mark. Boy that rubies pajama outfit is looking suitable right now.
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    Aug 17, 2002, 3:51 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #37

    So, (bringing up an earlier post of mine) does anyone know how much any of the original suits cost to make?

    Still curious as to how the price of our suits compare to the prices of the originals...
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    Aug 17, 2002, 8:39 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #38

    Latest approximate total (so far): $1851.00
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    Aug 17, 2002, 9:18 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #39

    I don't keep track of the costs. I don't even want to know. More importantly, I don't want my wife to know.

    "Hell has no fury like a woman's scorn"
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    Aug 18, 2002, 1:27 AM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #40

    At last count I was over $1,350 on my Jango, and I still have the nice, pricey jet pack to go...


    But, it will be well worth it in the end!!!
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    Aug 18, 2002, 1:38 AM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #41

    judz dwedd wrote:I don't keep track of the costs. I don't even want to know. More importantly, I don't want my wife to know.

    "Hell has no fury like a woman's scorn"
    LOL!!!
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    May 26, 2003, 3:10 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LO #42

    Fiberglass Fett helmet kit: $100.00

    Heiland 2-cell flash for blaster: $31.34

    Blaster blocks: $10.67

    Shoulder/cod bolts: $10

    Scope for blaster: $16.90

    Gloves: $96.75

    Gauntlets: $250

    Mystery Helmet: $200

    Shin tools: $60

    JP: $320

    Over $1000 in one month and not even half way where I want to be. That's not even including shipping, paint, a Dremel tool, bondo and other sundry materials.

    Heh.

    Does anyone else find themselves lying when people ask the how much they paid for things 'cos you know nobody but a fellow Fett would understand? I usually cut the price in half, and even then people think I'm crazy.

    Cheers!
    TJ
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    May 26, 2003, 3:50 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #43

    lemme see..

    Jumpsuit: free
    Helmet: $70
    Paints: $5
    Various blasters old and new :$30

    i haven't even started on my armor or other parts yet
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    May 26, 2003, 3:52 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #44

    hmmm
    all my stuff are build for me, except for the helmet of course
    but i spend in all materials US$70.- aprox i think its minus, but i donk now



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    May 26, 2003, 4:28 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #45

    well except fot the helmet which cost me about 30 bucks, id say about 80 or so.... oh whoops forgot i just bought chest lights....lol

    ok 170
  21. May 26, 2003, 4:51 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #46

    What you see so far has run me, as far as I can guesstimate, around a hundred bucks .....maybe.

  22. TK0669
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    May 26, 2003, 5:06 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #47

    about sixteen hundred dollars with a bunch of addons, ie led display, servo control, sound effects. Not as bad as my stormtrooper costume which is about 2500 hundred. My upcoming predator outfit is going to be at least so far 1800.
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    May 26, 2003, 5:12 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #48

    My Jaster is adding up almost every day! But last I checked it was something over $660 -
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    May 26, 2003, 6:23 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL #49

    Okay, when I last posted on this thread, it was for a custom Mandalore...now, with a accurate ESB Boba Fett, I'm in for some serious coin. SERIOUS!!!

    I don't even want to add it up...yet!

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    May 26, 2003, 6:35 PM - Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LO #50

    Quote:

    Does anyone else find themselves lying when people ask the how much they paid for things 'cos you know nobody but a fellow Fett would understand? I usually cut the price in half, and even then people think I'm crazy.

    Cheers!
    TJ
    Yeah, when people ask me what we've spent, I don't tell them the grand total (probably about $1200.00), I just tell them about the cheap stuff..."well, we've made a lot of the costume ourselves...the armor is sintra, which we got for $24.00, and we made the belt, which was $25.00 for the leather, and $5.00 for the glue....and the jet pack is styrofoam!" I don't mention the $100.00 gauntlets, the $250.00 helmet, etc...or the fact that even the cheap stuff required buying a dremel, bits, sandpaper, paint, needles, a wondercutter, and on, and on, and on!

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