May 31, 2009, 12:31 AM - Hello from So Cal
New to the board and costuming. Not had a chance to fully look around yet - but what I've seen so far is really cool - Very nice site!!
Was a Star Wars fan in my youth and my interest has been rekindled as of late with watching the movies again.. and again... and again with my two boys (ages 2 and 4.5) they can't seem to get enough. I've been toying around with the idea of making my first set of armor so I have been looking around the net and getting some ideas, a lot of it from TK sites. I think I'd like to take a stab at making a set of fett armor as he's always been one of my favorites.
This site looks to be a great, if not the best, source of information - hopefully I can add something along the way.
I helped at SDCC '08
May 31, 2009, 1:21 AM - Re: Hello from So Cal
Welcome! Where abouts in SoCal are you?
May 31, 2009, 1:51 AM - Re: Hello from So Cal
Thanks! Near Northridge in the Valley. Are you down here to? ...guess I should just look at your location.
May 31, 2009, 11:59 AM - Re: Hello from So Cal
Welcome to the Forums
I'm not far away from you myself
Just a little North in Lancaster
May 31, 2009, 12:32 PM - Re: Hello from So Cal
Hello Northridge!! I grew up in Reseda! We are in Orange County now. Welcome!
Do a lot of research before investing too much time or money. That will prevent you from the immediate desire to continually upgrade. But, I must worn you, that is a trap of the costuming hobby. Once you get started, you tend to continually upgrade to strive for perfection. As far as costuming Fett, it takes a long time and a lot of money. Just be prepared for it, and that will be a good start.
There are plenty of us geographically close. I look forward to meeting you at some point.
May 31, 2009, 1:20 PM - Re: Hello from So Cal
I have to agree with debbi on doing your homework
My suggestion to you is this ;
Do it right the first time, acquire the highest quality parts that your budget allows. It'll be cheaper in the long run.
May 31, 2009, 6:59 PM - Re: Hello from So Cal
Best advice someone can give!! Don't be cheap!! It will only kick you in the butt latter....believe me! There is a difference between being cheap and looking for bargains. Some parts are expensive for a reason...they are are HIGH quality. That is something I didn't realize when I first joined, but it has been a pretty fun road from start to finish!
Jun 1, 2009, 12:02 AM - Re: Hello from So Cal
Very cool to hear from some people close by as well as those farther away - thanks for the the advice. Do you all mostly purchase your parts or do you fabricate any? I'm sort of looking to learn to fabricate but I know it takes tons of time and I have a lot to learn.
Hope to talk with you all more soon.