So my 2 1/2 year old son wanted to be Boba for Halloween. How can you say no right! Well he also wanted his parents to dress up as Mandos as well. I saw the as a prime opportunity to try my hand at making a cool kit for myself and practice ideas on my wife's armor as well.
I have been reading through the forum to get some ideas. For my wife I went with the Hasbro Boba helmet. I am going to keep it basic but bond the seams and glass the inside for strength. I will also be removing the ****** goggles from the inside and add foam padding. I already have her standard issue flight suit (green) given to me by my NCO. She wants to have white armor with a blue green accents on it. Her armor will be made from a mannequin display.
For me I will giving the trashcan armor a go. Already picked up my can from Big Lots and I am trying to figure out the best size armor to print out. I was also going to use a Hasbro bucket but decided that I might want to do a bit more so I have been looking around for an affordable helmet I can paint up. My flight suit is taken care of already as I have one from work that is a little weathered( Also green). For my colors I am going do it similar to my Kevlar that I use for work. It will be a base of tan than a netting is placed over it and sprayed green. It's a cool pattern and I think with some weathering and a few othe proper color choices I will be good. One thing I would love to do is a red hand print on the front of the bucket. I one done with the hand and loved how primal it looked.
I will post photos as I get thing rolling.