Well I am a huge Star Wars fan and I recently decided that I need at least one cool Star Wars costume after and friend and I took up trying to learn lightsaber fighting in our spare time at college.
Then I found out I got an RA position for a freshmen floor next year and then I decided I had no choice and it would be so awesome to have for welcome week and for many other uses And no I'm not worried about being beating up or made fun of for it because well every one on the football team knows I am a huge star wars fan so if I were to have any problems (which I doubt) it wouldn't take much to get someone to help me take care of it even if I am the kicker. You always got to protect your kicker hahah
Now the reasons for choosing Stormtrooper X so is that there is very little material(written) on him and it does not seem like that difficult, because its my first costume, nor that expensive, since I am in college and have to pay out of my own pocket.
Anyway I unfortunately got a rubies stormtrooper helmet, which I know is not the best but it will do for now, I guess. Well I am planning on replacing the lenses so I can see through them better and painting a red X on the front. I am getting some black trim for the bottom of the helmet and a liner for the helmet its self. I hope to do some other touch ups to the helmet such as the painting the little speakers on the front silver or even replacing them.
Then for the rest of the suit.... Working on a jacket (trying to find a military jacket with only two front pockets) two belts(one doesn't matter a whole lot and then the other needs to be green with holes in it), trying to see if I can get a custom holster made (waiting on a reply back), and then his two guns. For the hand gun I am just going to either get a han solo blaster and spray it black or convert one of my broken air soft guns into a cool looking gun. For the rifle of sorts I have a idea to cut some parts out of wood and then use some PVC pipe and spray it black (Hopefully turns out well). Then for the pants I am planning on getting some black pants I found on line and adding a yellow strip on the side. The gloves I am not worried about yet might just use some paintball ones for now and the boots will be my grandpa's old Army boots.
Here is my reference picture.
If any one has any advice please feel free to share I'll try to post my progress as I hope to finish this over the summer.