Hi everyone! I'm John and as you can see by my post count I'm brand new to the forums. I'm not new to Star Wars costuming, however. My girlfriend and I both have made Jedi costumes and I've built several light saber hilts and am working on a "working" Imperial Knight silver saber.
What I REALLY want is Boba Fett armor. I don't have a ton to spend on it but I'm willing to make a reasonable investment. I just want your expert advice on where to find a reasonably priced helmet and armor.
I was looking at some painted and unpainted armor sets on eBay and they seem really affordable. I'm not sure what all of them are made out of but they look like 1/4 inch pvc maybe.
Helmets have me the most puzzled. It seems you can either spend $50 or $500 I have not found much middle ground which is more my price range.
I don't need it painted but honestly I feel more comfortable sculpting sentra than actually painting it well. So if I could get one painted that would be great.
So what do you guys suggest? I want a decent suit but nothing crazy expensive. Also I really want it done by May 3rd so I can wear it to my friends comic shop for Free Comic Book Day.
Oh and lastly I'm going to the Star Wars, Science Meets Imagination exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia tomorrow. I'll let you know how it is.