I'm Loshi, and I've been in love with Star Wars for a long time.
For the first time in my adult life, I've had some disposable income and some spare time, so I've decided to finally realize a dream - Make a full suit of armor of a Star Wars Character (Either Trooper or Fett)
Ever since coming across your website while absentmindedly looking up costume patterns, I've been in love, and yesterday I decided I would finally achieve my dream.
I'm going to build my first custom Mandalorian Suit!
I see the amazing jobs you've all done on Boba and your custom suits, and after much forethought (Undead, Dragon, Samus-esque...) decided what I want my custom suit to be. It will be combining two of my favourite characters of all time, and I'm really excited.
Venom and Boba Fett.
I've drawn some schematics on post-its, and have a great idea for custom chest armor (Involving the Venom Logo).
I was going to build a Cardboard Helmet (Thanks to Wizard of Flight for the amazing template), but a friend has graciously offered to give me his old helmet from a costume when he was young, so I'll be modifying it. The antennae is broken, and the visor is cracked, so I'll be replacing those.
I'll be building the armour out of layered cardboard, as this will mostly be a preliminary suit (In time for Halloween). If it is successful, I fully intend to purchase some Sintra to make proper chestplates, and do a proper molded helmet.
I just wanted to make this thread to chronicle my efforts, and hopefully become a part of this amazing community!
I'll post the notes as soon as I can.
Thank you all so much for the welcomes, I look forward to sharing my experience with all of you!
If anyone has any tips, suggestions, or questions, please don't be shy! Thanks again!