I'm totally new at costuming with resins/fiberglass, etc. My best friend and I have started our 100% Scratch Built Boba/Jango costumes with an expected completion date of October 2008. We have been working with the WOF templates for the helms, and so far have them assembled with the polystyrene signs (but no fiberglass). My body armor is cut with the trashcan method while he wants his costume to be as much fiber glass as possible.
Other than a dremel and a sander, I haven't purchased any hardware or resin to start the rest of my costume. I'm going shopping with the wifey next week and I have $500 to spend on Bobba Fett supplies. The question is, where do I start? If you had $500 to spend on supplies to scratch build a costume, what would you buy first?
The jumpsuit is already taken care of, I have a really good seamstress that is taking care of that. I also have plenty of safety gear, so don't worry about that.
Thanks in advance for any advice you have.