1. Member Since
    Sep 2012
    Jul 3, 2013, 11:41 PM - Vader helmet #1

    What would be the cheapest angle in undertaking a decent Darth Vader costume? I want to start from the head down. Whats the best looking helmet available for 50 bucks or less?

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  3. redkraytdragon's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    Jul 4, 2013, 6:17 AM - Re: Vader helmet #2

    Depends on how accurate you want to get. The words 'cheap' and 'Vader' do not necessarily go together very well. I honestly don't think you can even begin to touch a Vader helmet for that much. The only thing I can think of that might be in that price range would probably be a Rubies.... and you do not want to get one of those, they're horrid.
  4. v7sg's Avatar
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    Aug 2009
    Jul 4, 2013, 6:19 AM - Re: Vader helmet #3

    To be honest, at that price range you're NOT gonna find a good helmet
  5. Wes7's Avatar
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    Feb 2012
    Jul 4, 2013, 11:10 AM - Re: Vader helmet #4

    Most good kits I've seen have started at 400...
  6. MachineCraft's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
    Jul 4, 2013, 2:29 PM - Re: Vader helmet #5

    IMO I would save up and just assemble piece by piece.

    I've not done a Vader but would like to some day, but from what I've learned so far with Fett, doing things right the FIRST time will save you a bunch of coin in the long run.

    My advice to you is contact local costume rental places around you and see if they have a Rubies Vader. If they do go check it out and ask yourself if you'd be happy with that kind of quality or not. That being said, bring a pic of Vader with you and compare the components piece by piece. When you show up at a costume party as an inaccurate Vader it's awesome, but when you're trooping and get next to an accurate Vader it won't feel as awesome.

    This is just my $.02!
  7. redkraytdragon's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    Jul 4, 2013, 4:51 PM - Re: Vader helmet #6

    That is EXCELLENT advice Jodo.

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