Help/Advice putting together Darth Vader for birthday party

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    Help/Advice putting together Darth Vader for birthday party

    Hi all, I am trying to put together a decent, reasonably priced Darth Vader costume. Don't want to pay $800 for a Rubies but would like to get some of the Rubies pieces. Need some shoulder and shin armor. Saw an ad in the Cargo Hold for capes and shin guards but got no response from seller. Have spent a week surfing the web and have found almost no one selling parts. One place I found was Star Fortress but upon further research I learned that this person is to be avoided. I can and am going to make some of the pieces myself. Any advice or assistance in locating pieces from Rubies or otherwise would really be appreciated. I have until September so no rush. Thanks
    William

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    Re: Help/Advice putting together Darth Vader for birthday party

    William,

    Good Luck! That's a heck of a expensive costume just for a birthday party, have you checked to see if there is a costume store near you? It might be better to rent one rather than hunt down costume parts. A good Vader is just as expensive if not more than Boba... Anyways, you are going to want to head over to the Sith Lord Detachment: The 501st Legion Sith Lord Detachment join the forum there.. They are the experts on Vader.

    -Jimmy

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    Re: Help/Advice putting together Darth Vader for birthday party

    I know, my wife likes to go all out for my son's b'day so she doesn't mind. Last year it was Batman. If I have to break down and get a Rubies I'll do it but if I can get the shoulder and shin armor I'll be good. Looked at some football shoulder pads today. That might be a good foundation for some home made armor. I used to ride in a civil war reenactment group so I know about expensive dress up

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