Well, when my 13 year old son, Erik, came to me after Halloween last and wanted to to be Boba Fett, I thought, "Okay, this should be an interesting project for us to do."
Whoa Nellie ! I thought this would be a simple costume you get at Toys R Us and call it a day. Well, I could never have done it without websites like this, folks like TK409 and good vendors. I made a few mistakes along the way, being ignorant of recasters and such. And we're nearly done except for a bit here and there. I can still remember, one November evening, reading that,"Boba Fett is considered the most detailed and perhaps difficult costume to assemble," and wondering what I had gotten myself into.
So with some gauntlet work left to do, a hose attachment, a few jet pack adjustments, this 14 year old will be looking good for his Halloween expedition. I just wanted to drop a note of thanks to the folks here and to the website administrator. Ultimately, I've looked great in this kid's eyes because of how nicely it's all come together. He's worked to pay for about half of the costume parts, learned sanding and dremelling, and more. More importantly, he's met about three Fett's in the last year. Each one took time to chat with and help him (and me). Good examples all.
And lastly, no, we didn't go with an authentic Fett rifle because it is Halloween and he's still a kid.