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    Low budget Boba

    I started making my cardboard bucket today. I was able to bend the cardboard by wetting it just a little and then taping it into place.
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    Re: Low budget Boba

    Awesome

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    Re: Low budget Boba

    Wha? I wasnt expected that. It looks great.

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    Re: Low budget Boba

    You made that bad boy out of cardboard?

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    Damn! looks awesome dude!

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    Thanks guys! I'm starting the top of it now- I'll have more pics later on. Once I get everything filled in I'll coat it with spackling paste and sand it and then coat it with a clear acrylic before painting.
    The goal of this project is complete a decent (as in presentable but hardly accurate) Fett costume by Halloween and not spend any money doing it!
    I looked around in my garage and I had some left over sintra sheet from building my MIB blasters, some brown vinyl, a flight suit (unfortunately tan) and a fair amount of cardboard and foam. So I figured what the heck, why not? I enjoy a challenge.....

    I'll be posting on a regular basis as this progresses.

    Jerome

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    Re: Low budget Boba

    I love it, it's cardboard! What a wonderful mind you have...talent, too.

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    Re: Low budget Boba

    Filling in the top...
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    That is so freakin sweet! I can just imagine someone asking, "Whoa, where'd you get that helmet?" and you replying "I made it out of cardboard."

    Nice work. I wasn't not expecting to see that much craftsmenship when I read cardboard.

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    Re: Low budget Boba

    that looks awsome I wish I had that kind of talent and once you put that puddy on it and sand it down it should be pretty solid.

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    Re: Low budget Boba

    Now that is different, I never thought of using cardboard. Looks awesome

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    Thanks for the kind words! I should be able to finish the dome and get started on the ears today. I can only work on it when my son is taking a nap or after he's gone to bed. It's coming together really fast- I'd bet a helmet could be completed in less than a day if you weren't interrupted. The cardboard I'm using is kind of like a thick posterboard- about 1/16 inch thick. The helmet is suprisingly stiff and strong- that's cellulose fiber for you!

    The goal of this whole project is to show that it should be possible for anyone to make a Fett costume with a minimum of tools and materials (and not be financially devastated if it gets damaged by some drunk idiot on Halloween.)

    Jerome

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    and it should be relatively light, too! (Right?)

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    your helmet is looking pretty darn good so far. great idea, good luck in finishing it. can't wait to see more pics.

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    Holy hole in a donut, batman.
    that bucket is progressing amazingly :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

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    Re: Low budget Boba

    It's looking spectacular so far! I think I can honestly say, "Best cardboard helmet ever!"

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    Re: Low budget Boba

    Wow, That is really nice! Do you know any place in PA where I could get what you're making it out of?

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    Re: Low budget Boba

    Dude, it's cardboard. Just make a helmet out of your favorite cereal boxes.

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    Re: Low budget Boba

    I finished filling in the dome and I cut the visor opening today. I still need to put the slots in the back and make the ears- those will be a challenge to do in cardboard but I'm hoping I can pull it off. I haven't decided what to do about the rangefinder stalk- I might try sandwiching cardboard around some music wire to strengthen it. We'll see....

    Oh yeah- it fits perfect! It's amazing how big it is (and it's a good thing as I have a big melon.)

    Jerome
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    Re: Low budget Boba

    Wow... I'm impressed... I did one of these last year made out of a Pepsi box. It didn't look nearly as good as yours though. I called mine Junko Fett.

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    Re: Low budget Boba

    that is AMAZING...I will be watching this thread!!

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    Holy Shnikies is all I have to say. AWESOME dude. Keep us posted!!

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    Re: Low budget Boba

    That's great man, Hey you gonna actually use a vizor or just use some seran wrap colored with magic marker?

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    Re: Low budget Boba

    Wow!!! Amazing bucket!!! I love it!

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    Re: Low budget Boba

    zombierepellent said: View Post
    That's great man, Hey you gonna actually use a vizor or just use some seran wrap colored with magic marker?
    That's too ghetto even for me! And I would have used Pepsi boxes except I gave up caffeine.....which I'm beginning to think is a bad idea considering how much work I have to do to get this done by halloween.

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