Hello, I'm glad to be joining you over here at TDH! My name is Abby and I've done a couple of other costumes, including Bossk and a TIE pilot as well as a few assorted video game characters.
While I do love me some Boba and Jango, I've always wanted to do a custom Mando because of the potential for coolness, and I figure it's something I could work on at a nice casual pace, here and there when the mood strikes me.
Anyways, I've already done a bit of preliminary planning here. I'm going to be constructing everything completely from scratch except for the helmet, which-- if possible-- I'd love a PM for sources on. I've seen the Rubies and they're just kinda misshapen and ugly. I'm a shorter girl, so I'd like something that isn't way huge. So your expertise is welcome!
Anyways, without further ado, let me introduce Arden 'Lucky' Fisk:
As you can see, even though I'm a girl, I'm gonna do a male Mando. I really don't dig the femme armor. :/
You'll also notice that Arden likes to get up close and personal when he fights, relying mostly on his vibroblade, but he's got a hold out blaster in his boot for when the going gets rough.
I want to start on the helmet first, because nothing's more motivating than having a finished helmet out and waiting for the rest of the outfit to be done!
Again, thanks for the great forum and I can't wait to get started!