I was into the SW costume thing and got out of it a few (like 10) years ago. My son, who is now 8, constantly asks about my Vader costume, my Fett, and the Jawas I used to make.
Seems time to get back and do a Fett that will make the boy proud!
I'm blown away by the wealth of information here. One thing I really loved about SW prop and costume building was the archeological pursuit of prop parts, and it looks like that's been going full steam in the years I've been off the radar. The last big finds I recall were when it was discovored that Obi Wan's saber was made from a grenade and the little gold doohickeys on Vader's reveal helmet were dental expanders. That should give you some idea how out of it I've been.
So, there's my life story and I'm looking to get rolling on a nice ESB Fett.