Well I am getting married in January and in true nerd fashion we are getting married in Mando gear. We both are huge fans of the Republic Commando books and Kal and Rav are our two favorite mando'ade from the books. I will be dressing the part of Kal and have been working on the suit a bit now. I have most of the armor done. She will be dressing as Rav and I am getting into building this as best I can.
This is my helmet. I based it on the few obscure images of Kal. I know the black on the inner cheek is not right, but I thought it looked better. I just weathered it yesterday so it has a bit more of a grime to it now than that shiney look it has in this picture.
The rest of my armor has been hand built by me. I cant afford the top notch parts since as much as I hate to say it, they are just way to expensive. Most of the armor is replicable if you just do the extra foot work. I have sheets of ABS and have been cutting and heat forming. I think I spent 40 dollars on plastic and have been able to make an entire suit.
Ill post pics of them when get home later.
What I am really proud of is the knees. I really thought that this would be a part I would have to buy since I wasn't sure I could make them look right. I didn't want to just do round and flat. I really wanted them to have a proper shape. So after lots and lots of work, I figured out how I wanted to do it. and got them to shape just right.
I then did my fiance's knees the same way. I think you can gather her size difference from me. My knees are built off of my own plans that make them similar looking to Jango, but distinct and slightly different. Alison's knees are completely unique to her costume and a complete one of a kind.
I have done her chest armor I will also post that up later. But I really wanted to get some stuff up here today. I can't wait to post the rest that I have done.