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Two part question about armor

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    Two part question about armor

    Question #1:
    Is it a cliche to have wepons match the paint scheme of armor?

    I just thought of this as I was adding some red to my black handgun so it would stand out a bit against my armor.
    I have most of my arsenal with black as the base color and red details. The only thing that steers away from this is my silver hilted, red bladed saber (the $7 toy from wal*mart).


    Question #2:
    How do some of you guys get your girlfriends to armor up? I'm trying to get mine to Mandalorian for Halloween, but she won't do it. What would be the best way of convincing her?

    Thanks,
    ZK

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    1.) I always found it a bit cliche to have matching armor and weapons; weapons are usually black, which goes with pretty much anything.


    2.) All I can say is "Good Luck;" my own girlfriend refuses as well. She dressed up as a Jedi for one Con, and absolutely detested stopping for constant pictures. She refuses to do any more costumes.
    For yours, I'd suggest bargaining; tell her that if she armor's up like a Mandalorian, you'll do something for her. Whatever she wants. That's the best advice I can give.

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    Answers:

    1) Yes, weapons rarely are any other colours save black, chrome, gun metal blue or in the case of some military weapons have green parts on them.

    2) As to your girlfriend don't try and force her. Given time she may see you out and about at events ect and get the bug that way, but otherwise you don't stand much of a chance if she's already said no.

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    My comment is to your second question. I've tried to get my fiance to go in costume but she flat out refuses to, so I don't push the issue. If you ask more than a few times and the answer is the same, my advice is don't give up, but don't pester. There are some fights a Mando just can't win.

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    Zurath Kodul said: View Post
    Question #1:
    Is it a cliche to have wepons match the paint scheme of armor?

    Question #2:
    How do some of you guys get your girlfriends to armor up?
    Answer #1 - Yes.

    Answer #2 - You can't make a woman do anything...
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    Re: Two part question about armor

    Spoken like a true man Ripcode.

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    #1, you can do pretty much whatever you want with a custom...

    #2, just be glad she lets YOU dress up

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    1) You can't go wrong with flat black on a weapon. Chrome if you want to be pimp about it.

    2) My GF thinks I'm fraking nuts dressing up... whether it be the Mando - or anything else - save 1 costume --- my Praetorian/Roman soldier. She has a slave princess outfit she'll wear with that because its sexy. Otherwise... forget it. She thinks I'm a nutball.

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    JoNich said: View Post

    #2, just be glad she lets YOU dress up

    Perhaps the greatest thing ever said on TDH.

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    Answer to number 2....make her jealous...let her see you get pics with other girls. Than she will dress up and not leave your side...or she will say your not allowed to go out dressed up anymore...at that point you say well, there's my passion for costuming and for you...decisions, decisions, in the end she will prob dump you and than you can costume all you want! You may be single again, but that leaves ya open for more! They say chicks dig guys in armor! ROFL!!!!

    Otherwise I'd say to her well that's fine you don't have to dress up, that way you still have her...be glad she let's ya costume.

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    Well, she already told me I cant wear my armor with her little bro on halloween, but I'm going to anyway if he does the vader costume.

    I like the jealousy angle, might try that. Of course it could backfire like you said and I end up with 2...........meh, I'll take what comes.

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    What's a girl? Psh, I haven't dated in like 3 years, haha!

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    Lol, my last GF dumped me for being too nice about 2 or so years ago rofl! She never got to see the costuming side of me.

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    What's a girl? Psh, I haven't dated in like 3 years, haha!
    Haha been single for almost a year, just can't seem to find a girl who isn't for lack of a better word, single.

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    arctroopomega5 said: View Post
    Haha been single for almost a year, just can't seem to find a girl who isn't for lack of a better word, single.
    Finding a girl that's single isn't a problem for me, it's just finding them locally! I'm still waiting for some 18 year old girl to join my garrison

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Finding a girl that's single isn't a problem for me, it's just finding them locally! I'm still waiting for some 18 year old girl to join my garrison
    Im just waitin for a girl who actually likes star wars and will understand the stuff I like.

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    arctroopomega5 said: View Post
    Im just waitin for a girl who actually likes star wars and will understand the stuff I like.
    Yeah, I know what you mean, I live in Las Vegas, all of the girls here are weird preppy/emo girls, haha.

    Sorry to hijack your thread!

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    I don't mind, it's still partially on topic.

    MY girlfriend can stand me having the old bionicles, DBZ/DBGT, and SW figures, but she thinks it's stupid to have the armor. And everytime I talk to my parents or friends about the 501st, they ignore me!!

    How can I convince one of my friends that the 501st is cool? He thinks that it's just a bunch of 40+ year-old guys living in their parents' basement wearing halloween costumes to the movies (I think that's what he said).

    ZK

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    Well then just let them think that, you can't make anything think something.

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Well then just let them think that, you can't make anything think something.
    Sure ya can, just gotta figure out how to get this mind control beam to set to control instead of kill!

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    I know another way: Have some inside sources in the mafia

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    Don't know what you all are complaining about. My wife was right there beside me at D-Con in her custom mando and her Sith.

    I guess I'm just one lucky guy


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    Re: Two part question about armor

    Zurath Kodul said: View Post
    I don't mind, it's still partially on topic.

    MY girlfriend can stand me having the old bionicles, DBZ/DBGT, and SW figures, but she thinks it's stupid to have the armor. And everytime I talk to my parents or friends about the 501st, they ignore me!!

    How can I convince one of my friends that the 501st is cool? He thinks that it's just a bunch of 40+ year-old guys living in their parents' basement wearing halloween costumes to the movies (I think that's what he said).

    ZK

    my advice on THIS topic...put away the figures bro. by NO MEANS do i mean toss them!!! but ya know, wrap them up in the attic, if u show that youve grown up a lil but and STILL have your armor, there might be some more lee-way there.

    i KNOW im gonna get grilled by every married dude that has their figures in the living room...but from a teen/20 year old stand-point, as far as the girl situation goes, give a lil, get a lil...

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    im gona agree with fett_man. its awsome you go that stuff, but maybe we "hide" it for a while... or wait for your own office that no one can touch!

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    Re: Two part question about armor

    girls dont like armor,they want something falttering to their body,not lookin manly...get her to be leia or padme or something...come on....its rule #1

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