Vader helmet

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    Vader helmet

    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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    Re: Vader helmet

    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.

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    Re: Vader helmet

    To be honest, at that price range you're NOT gonna find a good helmet

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    Re: Vader helmet

    Most good kits I've seen have started at 400...

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    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!

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    Re: Vader helmet

    That is EXCELLENT advice Jodo.

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