Hey guys and gals,
Thanks for all the wonderful help I've gotten so far from you all. I am close! Halloween is drawing near, so it's crunchtime! To make my deadline shorter, my girlfriend (unbeknownst to me at the time) bought a ticket for and entered me into a costume contest.
The contest is at Dixie's Tavern in Charlotte, NC on the 25th. The party is called the GraveDigger's Ball, and it's hosted by Katy Perry (of "I kissed a girl and I liked it" fame). Apparently it is going to be the biggest costume contest in Charlotte, with the first place winner to be award $1,500 CASH.
For info, see http://www.dixiescharlotte.com/ .
Now, I am thinking, that since I've got everything in now, just waiting on a few things to arrive that were promised by the 31st, I can definitely win this. IF I can get it all together in time. I've got a ton of work to do, but I think I can do it. If my costume looks decent, then that 1st place prize is as good as mine, assuming of course that the judges like and know their Star Wars characters.
I'm worried, however, that they will all vote for the skankiest dressed girl there. Don't really know who is judging, or if it will be left up to the crowd. But I am sure to turn some heads at least.
Now on to the costume itself... Nothing special right now, only have a few pics so far.
Helmet = Sgt. Fang, painted by me.
RF stalk = BKBT
RF lights = mrgr8ness
RF = need to get another hollow one to fit the lights...
Vest/Flightsuit = LadySewforus, weathered by jawafive
Boots = CABoots
Girthbelt = picked it up second hand from escho
Ammo belt = CostumeBase
All armor and gauntlets = Ruffkintoy, fresh out of the box, will be painted by me.
Side pouches = Rimshot (his mother actually, but purchased through him)
Spats = I forget but I will check on it
Gloves = TK409's sis
Cape = His name was Mike, but i forget his username on here
Wookiee braids = some horsehair ones I bought secondhand from jawafive
Boot spikes = BobaMaker
Blaster = HotShot
Jet Pack = not going to worry about that for a while...
My original budget was $600 (I had no idea at the time) but I stopped keeping track when I doubled that. Haha, oh well.
Now for some pics. Please excuse the poor quality of the pictures, they were taken with my phone. My digital camera is broken, and I couldn't borrow anyone else's.
My helmet it the early stages,
Freshly cut visor and green welding shield taped in
Just a little bit of paint on it (ignore the gauntlets in foreground, they are a different pair than the Ruffkin ones I just got)
Months later with more paint on.
Really unhappy with the paint on the mandibles, not accurate at all, but it gets the point across.
Closer view of front left side.
Here it is today, last bit fresh on the back, going to peel the masking off tonight. Should look good. Debating on whether or not I will add the small grey spots yet. Won't take much work, but I'll see tonight when I take the masking off. All thats left to do on the lid is the ears. Then attach everything, RF, Stalk, and visor, and padding on the inside.
Test fitting the vest the day I got it, a little small, but it's my fault for giving Debbi bad measurements
The armor laying on top of the vest for a little sizing up.
I'm too poor right now to get a bigger vest. Since the armor currently kinda hangs off over the armpits, I am thinking of trimming the edges down a bit to make everything fit. Still need to add dents.
And the rest of my armor and gauntlets.
That's it for now.
Please comment on my paint job. I know the helmet does not look that great, and my paint skills are not doing Sgt Fang's helmet justice. While not BAD, it doesn't look half as good as some other people's. It IS my first paint up tho, and just so long as it gets the point across that, yeah I'm Boba Fett, that's all I care about right now.