Short version: I've been lurking for a while, and decided to join. Hi!
Extended intro: I was the stereotypical nerd who carried Timothy Zahn's books around school, and spent more time doodling Hoth & Death Star battles than taking notes. My art teacher said I should look forward to the day when I was inspired by more than Star Wars. Blasphemy.
And for as long as I've liked Star Wars, I've always liked the bad guys, especially Vader & Boba Fett. They were just plain cooler. Despite years of wishing I could BE Boba Fett, I lacked the skills to create my own costume, and back in the day, there weren't too many resources available. Enter the modern age of the internet. Everything an aspiring Mandalorian could want, readily available, with an incredibly informative and helpful community.
I recently acquired a full ROTJ/SE costume, with the majority of the components made by Bobamaker. It was used, so it's not perfect, and there are a number of things I'd like to upgrade or modify. TDH will be my main go-to place for info, parts purchases, etc. First order of business will be new boots and an EE-3. Basically, I'm looking for a screen-accurate ROTJ suit. 501st membership is an eventual likelihood, but not a priority. I'm well aware that this will be an expensive hobby, but I'm a firm believer that you get what you pay for, so I'm looking forward to it.
Anyway, nice to meet you all!