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  1. #51

    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    Where to start?!
    I think i'm up in about 600 bucks at the moment..
    Maybe more if i add the money i spent on tools, paint etc..

    -Mikael


  2. #52
    Budgetboba
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    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    lets see,

    MSH-$50
    MB Gauntlets-$30
    jumpsuit-$5 (made myself from perfect fabric on dollar table at wal-mart)
    vest-$1 (got around 3 yds. of great fabric at church rummage sale)
    armor-$10 (made my own from rolled aluminum)
    gloves-$0 (made from leftover vest and jumpsuit fabric)
    cape-$0 (made from old t-shirt)
    rope belt-$4 (made from nylon rope glued together & painted brown)
    ammo belt-$5 (made from brown vinyl found on clearance)
    blaster-$10 (made from a plastic gun,pvc pipe,wood,& a tasco scope)
    side arm-$0 (made from old broken squirt gun I had)
    misc. accessories-$10
    glues,sandpaper,velcro,paints-$40
    jet pack-$15 (made from foam board with wood frame and plastic and metal accessories-not to brag, but I think it looks almost as good as a kit you can buy)
    shoes-$10 (made myself from by converting cheap shoes found at wal-mart)

    So that puts me at around $190 and it is nearly wearable, i say wearable because I am now entering the cycle of never ending upgrades

    I would like to add another $45 to that total and get a set of Bobo's awesome chest lights, but my funds are gone


  3. #53

    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    I dont want to say..........MY WIFE MIGHT SEE THIS!!!!


  4. #54

    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    ESB Boba:
    Helmet- $60
    Armor- $15 (made ourselves out of sintra)
    Cape- $0
    Wookie braids- $3
    Ammo belt- $10
    Sidearm blaster- $0 (friend gave me their old nintendo zapper)
    Shoulder/cod bolts- $10
    Shoulder decals- $0 (free giveaway )
    Girth- $15
    Gauntlet hose- $5
    Glue, sandpaper, paint, etc.- $20

    Total of about $140

    Jango:
    Helmet- $60
    Armor- $18
    Holster/blaster set- $20
    Vest- $15
    Jumpsuit- $0
    Girth- $15
    Gauntlet hose- $8

    Total of about $130

    Both costumes together have cost about $270 and that's without some of the major expensive pieces like the jet pack or gauntlets. Plus there is upgrades.


  5. #55

    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    BudgetBoba, how on earth did you get a MSH for $50!?

    ::Edit:: Holy crap!!! I just did a tally on my suit and I've exceeded the $2500 mark! Good thing MrsFettish isn't a member here.

  6. #56
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    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    Bobafettish: I'm at $1750 right now and I still haven't upgraded ANY armor parts yet!!!

  7. #57

    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    Have to give me a minute...my calculator is smokin'Well over 2 grand including upgrades.

  8. #58

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    Yeah, the new jumpsuit and voice amp will get me that much closer to 3K. I'm glad I've just about finished my upgrades, for now anyway.

  9. #59

    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    $3300 and still adding

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    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    Oh I've got way over 3 grand into costuming, don't get me wrong. I just don't have it all invested into Boba.
    Boba was my first "main" one to build, but I'm currently working on my third Star Wars costume, and have money tied up in two other characters from two other series/genres who are equally as badass as Boba is. By the time I'm done with all those, I'm sure I'll easily pass the $5,000 mark...and I still have to upgrade Boba someday... Why are all by hobbies expensive?

  11. #61

    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    ooo lets see
    Helmet-75, still need to send it in for repaint
    Gauntlets-125, Ra made for me
    Vest w/ armor-150, also Ra
    jumpsuit-homemade, im guna say 25 bucks
    so in all about 275

    AHHHH gota hurry Dragon Con is Comming in Fast!!!!!

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    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL


    fpoato wrote:

    I dont want to say..........MY WIFE MIGHT SEE THIS!!!!

    but if she see this thread... you are lost pal

    she start, humm, "what kind of helmet you have", in dinner chat, and you said, very exited cause now she have an interested, a MH or a MS helmet, and she start to said, for her self, i see ... i see




  13. #63

    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    Between selling old parts, trading for new parts, and making some on my own. I think I've more or less come out even.

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    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    *deep sigh of relief*

    Geez... I'm not the only one to spend waaaay too much on this!

    Zam is ***** expensive!!!! Hmmm... Bodysuit, leather, boots, blaster, greeblies, misc. parts ... we're running just about the $1000 mark! And I still don't have a finished wearable costume! And I've got more parts to build and/or buy! Yikes!!!!!

  15. #65
    Budgetboba
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    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    Well Bobafettish,
    I was very fortunate to have the help of a fellow board member. I will let him come foward if he chooses to.

  16. #66

    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    I have calculated stuff and I think that my zam is going to cost $2780.02 Heheh, just had to add my 2 cents...

    Crap, and I was hoping to plan on starting to have kids after Dragon Con, there goes the baby fund...

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    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    I am afraid to know how much I have spent. I dont even want to think about it.

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    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    Erm... I think having kids is cheaper! ! Unless of course your daughter wants a Zam costume too!


    The question should be: If you had known how much any of these costumes was going to cost - would you have done it anyway!

  19. #69

    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LO


    MaulMaus wrote:

    The question should be: If you had known how much any of these costumes was going to cost - would you have done it anyway!
    Heck yeah! In fact, I think it would make a great MasterCard commercial.

    Cheers!
    TJ

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    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LO


    jeezycreezy wrote:



    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
    Thats sums it up. I got a great deal/steal since Ive been dealing with 1 particular group. Helmet, All the Armor, Gauntlets , Jet Pack, ESB blaster ....$450 including shipping. Dont ask . It was unpainted and untrimmed. Helmet and jet pack assembled. But as for telling people how much mine cost and they think Im nuts. Im like you dont know what this is worth!!!!

  21. #71
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    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    man, its up there...lets see...hmmm
    jumpsuit-$7 self modified
    helmet- $10(birthday present, but 10 for visor)
    armor- $20 self made
    shoulder bolts- $10
    gauntlets-$200
    boots- $free(I work for a skate shoe company, that makes
    an easy to work with boba looking shoe. will
    post pics soon here!)
    shin tools-$10
    jet pack $200
    backplate-$40
    leds- $20 workin on em
    various paints and sandpaper - over $100
    ammo belt- $15 made
    dremel tool- $40
    gloves- $ 1.50 cheap parade gloves, sewn by me

    I'd say 650, it'll cross the 700 mark real soon! and I wouldn't have it any other way! this is just a real relaxing outlet for me, I love it. viva boba fett!

  22. #72
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    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LO

    I do what you do, but . . . I cut mine down to one third actually! And then yes, people still think I spend too much!

    Sucks even worse up here in Canada cuz of what our dollar is worth. Makes it seem that much more.

  23. #73
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    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    I went through all the stuff when I laid it out the other night...easily $1500. When finished, it should come in just under $2000- which was what I had figured it would be...

    Ain't expensive hobbies grand?!


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    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL

    It kills me that my "TK" (and TB and TD) friends in the 501st Legion that I troop events with THINK that I probably have "about $500" in my suit, since you can get TK armor for $450+. Little do they know (or would believe) that my costume is upwards of $2600 now, and I don't even have a jet pack yet!!! My helmet (MSH1) alone almost cost me as much as some of their entire COSTUMES did!

    And THEY get snippy when we're at events and people bang on THEIR armor!

  25. #75
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    Re: how much has your costume cost you?....besides time...LOL



    Fetthunter, you've a grand point!!!

    (no pun intended...)


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