I realized I've had this new version since Dragoncon and haven't shared... so here we go!
Rose Mando v2
The final design is a combination of Saxe and my ideas rolled into one bizare look... Basically his original concept was kinda sexist, but in a sexy way. Incorperating chaps as a way to symbolize "female mando's second duty is to reproduce, first is to fight and defend". I rolled with it and made it a part of the final design.
I constructed all the soft parts, he cut and painted all the custom hard parts (except jet pack made and produced by his brother from an old Nerf gun).
The undersuit is a single piece with seams down the sides (no waist seam), zipper up the back. The chest has a see-through mesh panel, and despite the appearance from high flash cameras, the rest is pitch black. Still part of the undersuit is the shoulder sleeves with trim and neckseal.
Chest is a corseted vest (lightweight boning installed to keep shape around my shapelyness). Hammered eyelets lace up the sides (inspired by Zam's vest). Laces also at front of chest and neck mainly for looks.
Jet Pack is mounted to backplate which rests on shoulders quite comfortably. Front chest plates had to be glued onto vest for security, took alot of trial and error to get them to lay right, but we made it work.
Belt is simpler then original design, only thing custom built is a holster for my Jango Fett blaster. Chain dangles, again inspired by Zam.
Pants... here is where it gets REALLY complicated...
Chaps are a bell bottom cut with elastic at the ankle, then attached in garter belt style to a strip of fabric which velcros around my waist. The duster/loin cloth is then attached to the "garter belt". This is all completed with trim, shin pockets, and knee plates.
My boots and hands have small plates as well.
In addition, I've added a satin linned velvet cape (Royal Guard inspired, since that is my main 501st costume), which can be seen in may pics taken by Kell at another event:
That's my custom mando! I'd like to weather the suit to match the armor some, but really that's all I think it needs.