Quick help for first time costume builder

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    Quick help for first time costume builder

    After spending the past few days researching, I havent come to a final conclusion on what I am doing. I do have some of it worked out though.

    However, whats the best idea for a vest for jango? How have some of you done yours?
    I found this http://www.ebay.com/itm/MANDALORIAN-...item588a7faa6e

    Also, on armor, I was going to do 2 layer "cardboard" but some have frowned upon this....whats your lower cost solution; foamex?

    Is buying 2 boiler jumpsuits off ebay and just cutting the sleeves off the one and putting it over the other make for a good suit? If not where did you get yours?

    Cheap belt and holsters?

    Any tips for a first timer?
    Last edited by patriotfan11; Aug 19, 2013 at 3:24 PM.

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    Re: Quick help for first time costume builder

    I think you are on the right track: BE CREATIVE! Trash Can Armor, using Wizard of Flight's templates would probably be your best bet. I've seen some STUNNING stuff, and with some heat, it's easily shaped. Regarding a vest, I originally bout a Western Vest Template, some Dark Grey Pleather from JOANN....then taught myself to sew! It actually came out OK, but I was more proud that I DID IT MYSELF!!!! The jumpsuit, I've also thought about the 'Buy 2, Scrap 1' approach; however, I ended up finding someone with an extra. The Girth Belt: 1/4" nylon rope from Home Depot painted Brown, glued to some brown pleather. Prep/glue it over something round (barrel) so it sets in the proper shape. Holsters.....YIKES!! Outta my league. But, there are some UNBELIEVABLY TALENTED & CREATIVE people here on TDH; I'm sure someone will chime in. If not, look on ETSY or PINTEREST!!!

    GOOD LUCK!!!

    Here is my WIP Thread. It goes over the VEST and the GIRTH. Hope it helps....

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f28/j...l-build-39923/

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