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    Oct 28, 2006, 1:03 AM - Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #1

    I'm 6'7", small frame, about 185 lbs. I'm trying to think of some type of armor I could make/aquire that would look good on someone who is tall and thin. The only thing I've been able to think of is possibly an emperor's royal guard. But those helmets I hear are very restrictive and very uncomfortable, so i'm not so big on that idea. Does anyone have any suggestions? If you have pics of what you are talking about if you do have an idea and could post them that would be excellent. Thanks!
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    Oct 28, 2006, 1:31 AM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #2

    VADER!!!
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    Oct 28, 2006, 1:52 AM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #3

    Hey, I'm 6'7 too, but im 265! lol
    Im a big dude....
    -tubachris
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    Oct 28, 2006, 2:13 AM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #4

    How about a gungan? ...nah bad idea...how about Durge?
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    Oct 28, 2006, 10:08 AM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #5

    Well, Theres no stopping anyone from doing Fett. If your worried about being my hieght, but skinny, I'd say get bigger. I may be tall like you, but I'm physically proportionate, Im not fat either (Well, I can still lose some weight). My only suggestion is since you have the potentional to be as big, or even bigger then me, you could start working out, or weight training. Then you can find that you'll eventually get bigger through muscle mass. Other then that, start eating your wheaties.....

    Now, if you dont want to essentilally get "bigger," you can just take al the parts of the suit, and cut them down, or resize them to your proportions. I know as well as you do, finding ANYTHING (especially pants and shoes) that fits perfectly is almost impossible. fortubatly, my jango helmet is large enough, and it appears proportionate to me.

    Like I said, you can just adjust the suit to fit you, or if you want to take it a step further, even make yourself bigger (not fat no lol). Ive never been skinny, well I was when I was like 6, but since then, ive been taller then all my teachers. Goodluck with your suit.

    -tubachris
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    Oct 28, 2006, 11:20 AM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #6

    IG-88?
    *grin*
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    Oct 28, 2006, 12:04 PM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #7

    Add about 20-25 ponds and do Vader. The Dark Lord of The Sith is always popular at events. But be preprared to spend some money on a good Vader.
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    Oct 28, 2006, 12:49 PM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #8

    No one suggested a wookie ? That's right, no armor.

    Here's a crazy idea. A wookie in madalorian
    armor. It would need some, actually a lot, of conceptualization,
    but it could be done.

    Actually a 6-7 Fett is larger than life and always will go over well.

    Lastly, the recommendations on a Vader are on target. If you use
    boots with 'lifts', you'll apporach 6-10. Most Vaders, despite how accurate
    they are, are a bit short in height. And being slender will fit perfectly'
    for a younger Vader.
    Last edited by lorenreale; Oct 28, 2006 at 12:54 PM.
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    Oct 28, 2006, 12:51 PM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #9

    I figured I'd get some Vader suggestions lol. I didn't really want to do vader because, well, I can see there being more than one guy walking around in mando armor somewhere. But showing up at an event where there is more than one vader would be like 2 girls showing up to prom in the same dress.
    My head is also about 24 and 3/4" around, I've yet to find any kind of mask I can fit in to so I'm going to have to get a custom I imagine $$. And it would probably be damn near impossible to get a Vader helmet that fits.
    Another reason I didn't really want to do a Vader costume. I really like having something custom, Like if it were mando, having an original paint scheme for example.
    I may still look into doing Vader at some point, but for now, keep the suggestions coming, and thanks for all the feedback thus far.
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    Oct 28, 2006, 12:53 PM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #10

    Guys, yes he might make a great Vader. But for some reason he wants to be a Fett Head. Can you blame him? All I can say is proportion, proportion, proportion! Who cares how tall or short a person is. As long as it looks to be in proportion.

    Here is what I would do. First, choose your path: Boba, Jango, or a variation. If you know that you want to do a Boba or Jango, get a reference CD or DVD. Then search for the CAD drawing that Wizard of Flight has done. Then start with one part and go from there. You might start with the chest armor. Print out the size that looks to be good for you. Tape it together and see how it looks on you. If it needs to be smaller or larger increase or decrease the size. There is no one size fits all. Then do that with each part. For example, on my Jango knees, I made 10 print outs to find the size that worked for me.

    For parts like the jet pack, gauntlets and helmet, you will need to ask, who has the largest whatever and ask people to PM you. I think right now, the person who make the largest gauntlet is MOW for both Boba and Jango.

    Hope that got you going in the right direction.


    Asok
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    Oct 28, 2006, 12:53 PM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #11

    Quote lorenreale said: View Post
    No one suggested a wookie ?
    A wookie doesn't have armor, just hair lol. It is another good idea, I have just yet to find a nice looking wookie costume anywhere.
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    Oct 28, 2006, 12:56 PM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #12

    Quote asok said: View Post
    Guys, yes he might make a great Vader. But for some reason he wants to be a Fett Head. Can you blame him? All I can say is proportion, proportion, proportion! Who cares how tall or short a person is. As long as it looks to be in proportion.

    Here is what I would do. First, choose your path: Boba, Jango, or a variation. If you know that you want to do a Boba or Jango, get a reference CD or DVD. Then search for the CAD drawing that Wizard of Flight has done. Then start with one part and go from there. You might start with the chest armor. Print out the size that looks to be good for you. Tape it together and see how it looks on you. If it needs to be smaller or larger increase or decrease the size. There is no one size fits all. Then do that with each part. For example, on my Jango knees, I made 10 print outs to find the size that worked for me.

    For parts like the jet pack, gauntlets and helmet, you will need to ask, who has the largest whatever and ask people to PM you. I think right now, the person who make the largest gauntlet is MOW for both Boba and Jango.

    Hope that got you going in the right direction.


    Asok
    Thats the thing though, yeah I'm tall, but small framed. So where you were talking about the biggest gauntlets, for something like that I'd probably need smaller than average. I hate shopping for new clothes
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    Oct 28, 2006, 1:06 PM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #13

    Quote Ekelki said: View Post
    Thats the thing though, yeah I'm tall, but small framed. So where you were talking about the biggest gauntlets, for something like that I'd probably need smaller than average. I hate shopping for new clothes
    Then before you buy a set, if the there is anybody in your area or check with the local 501st Garrison and see if anybody has a let that might let you try them on. You don't want them too small. I had to put padding in mine to make them fit better.
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    Oct 28, 2006, 1:12 PM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #14

    Quote asok said: View Post
    Then before you buy a set, if the there is anybody in your area or check with the local 501st Garrison and see if anybody has a let that might let you try them on. You don't want them too small. I had to put padding in mine to make them fit better.
    Thanks for the info, not sure how to get in touch with my local 501st Garrison though. I'm a n00b to the costuming thing. I'm located in Texas if that helps?
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    Oct 28, 2006, 1:14 PM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #15

    Quote Ekelki said: View Post
    A wookie doesn't have armor, just hair lol. It is another good idea, I have just yet to find a nice looking wookie costume anywhere.


    he could do bounty hunter Chewie from Shadows of the Empire
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    Oct 28, 2006, 1:29 PM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #16

    Quote 3720to1 said: View Post
    he could do bounty hunter Chewie from Shadows of the Empire
    Now theres a damn good idea. And for sources for Wookie stuff check out the Rebel Legion, sister club to the 501st, they have some good looking wookie costumes.
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    Oct 28, 2006, 2:00 PM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #17

    I've got a couple links to some great wookie costume tutorials if it will help any.
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    Oct 28, 2006, 2:45 PM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #18

    I'm just average sized and damn skinny. 5'9" and now 115lbs.

    If you want to be a Fett, do what Asok said and find the WOF templates, and print them to your size! I can even get them laser cut for you if you wish. Anyone can be a Fett!!
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    Oct 28, 2006, 4:37 PM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #19

    Quote 3720to1 said: View Post
    he could do bounty hunter Chewie from Shadows of the Empire
    That is a pretty cool idea, got any links to pics? I use to have that figure but sold all my newer star wars stuff on ebay years ago.
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    Oct 28, 2006, 4:38 PM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #20

    Quote ChainSmokingFett said: View Post
    I've got a couple links to some great wookie costume tutorials if it will help any.
    Sure, that would be great just to help give me ideas, see if its something I might be interested in.
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    Oct 28, 2006, 5:33 PM - Re: Armor ideas for a tall skinny guy. . . Seriously #21

    PM sent

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