Hello there. My name's Otter and I have from the Space Coast (where space shuttles launch) of Florida. I've been involved in the 501st since 2007 and currently have a biker scout.
It's been a long time coming (thinking, anyway), but I'm finally starting on a Zam. After stalking the boards and reading through thread after thread, I'm realizing this is an amazingly difficult costume to pull off and probably doing Jango Fett would be easier. But there's just something so incredibly awesome/sexy/intriguing/fun about Zam - I have to do the costume.
I'm concerned because A) I'm 5'10" and I feel like that's too tall, B) I'm big boned and the actress definitely wasn't so maybe that will look weird?, C) if you girls have trouble with the helmet not fitting, then I definitely will. But I just can't get the costume out of my head.
I'm shooting for a completion date of about a year and a half so I can take my time and afford it. I'm not going for 100 percent screen accurate, but close enough is good for me. There's always time for upgrades.
So hi, hello. Thank you for all of your fantastic research over the years. It has been a blast reading it, and I look forward to piecing together my very own sexy, purple bounty huntress over the months.