I am called Dark Side Sith Lord in every forum I get to register at, and I have just registered at this forum too, wanting to know if I should start on a costume.
What I had in mind will be a custom red/black/silver Mandalorian that I want to make out of aluminum sheets and bondo, along with stuff I already have.
Why I want to make this - I had never thought about making a Mandalorian costume as I am a lot taller than Boba and Jango I believe, and I still didn't know about the custom Mandalorians that appears to be at plenty. Having a relaxing evening playing Jedi Academy multiplayer, I had become a member at a room where I was provided with a jet-pack, so I chose to use the Mandalorian skin to make it fit with the jet-pack.
When flying around as a red Mandalorian with a jet-pack strapped to my back, I thought it was really awesome, and I started wondering if making a costume like this would ever be possible for me, so I checked around what I had at hand.
I had tried to make myself a Darth Vader body-suit a long time ago out of greyish black faux leather which was quilted, but I never finished it due to a sewing accident, and I noticed that Jango's vest looks to be greyish black leather, so I thought that I could use this for the vest as it was bad that I never got to use all that nice faux leather.
I have a thich winter jacket that the zipper has screwed itself on, and I like the fabric a lot and thought that it would fit great as fabric for the flight-suit, and the jacket even has lots of pen-holders or what ever they are which looks like pockets for your average Mandalorians tools and equipment.
Boots aren't that bad in price, neck seal can probably be made out of something I already have, gloves aren't bad in price, and so on...
The helmet, jet-pack and the armor I had planned on making out of sheets of aluminum, using a riding helmet for the Mandalorian helmet (I have plenty of these in various sizes) But when I saw some closeups of Boba's armor, I noticed that it was very thick, so I suppose using regular aluminum sheets will be too thin, but then I could thicken the aluminum with layers of fiberglass and bondo?
Would this be a low cost, possible option for me? Or should I go hide in a cave and never return?
"I can build it, I have the technology.......But I want it to be cheap"
Dark Side Sith Lord.