I've recently dove head-first into assembling a great Jango costume, and have already started doing some mods to it (i.e. remote rangefinder from Salamander King and others) in an effort to take it to the next level. However, there are two mods that I want to do that I'm not sure of. One of these modifications (chest armor) takes into account the comparison between Jango and Boba, and the second mod (gauntlet) is what to do with what I feel might be a gap in intended design and actual completion of the costume and what actually made it to the screen.
MOD One- would it be a cardinal sin to add the digital read out Jango's chest armor to the costume? Otherwise, what is the point of having these recessed rectangular sections in his chest armor?
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MOD Two- Would it be also bad to incorporate a small back-lit digital panel with numbers of some kind on the gauntlet. As you can see, there are indentations here again (for some reason)...I think it is for another readout of some kind.
I'm not familiar with how "approval" is done with the 501st and how critical that approval authority is with changes like this to the costume.
I'd love to hear some input from everyone on this.....