Greetings fellow Bounty Hunter/Star Wars enthusiasts! Thought I'd show you my Bossk impression here, as Bossk is has a cloe connection with Bobba Fett in the Star Wars lore. This is my first and only Star Wars costume, though I also do historical reenactments going back to ancient Rome and up to Viet Nam. My "day job" is running the U.S. Army Museum at Fort Campbell. The guy who introduced me into the Star Wars hobby, 'Tambo Fett' is a member here, and his excellent Bobba and Jango costumes inspired me to go the extra mile, and really put a lot into this Bossk. It has been a big hit at the few events it was seen at, as it has only been truly complete for about two months now.
I made nearly the complete costume from scratch save for the unpainted mask and arms. I added high quality glass taxidermy eyes, (as looking through the mask eyes is not very convincing) so look out of the mouth. Along with the massive custom 'dinosaur' feet (with individual scales), Bossk stands an intimidating 6 foot 8 inches, and pretty scary for some of the little kids. The flight suit is a real USAF flight suit converted to resemble the real, RAF Windak suit that Bossk wore in the film, as the usual 'yellow cotton coveralls' just aren't right. The USAF suit has the same taped seams and waterproof/airtight zippers as Bossk's Windak suit, but I had to add the black rubber collar that the helmet ring and zipper opening are imbedded into. All of the hardware on the suit that should be metal, is metal, and Tambo helped make some of the bits at an avionics workshop on our base.
The blaster is made from an Army camouflage net pole, old paintball gun, cast resin scopes, and a wooden AK 47 stock I brought back frm Iraq. The blast effect in the photo was made with a Roman candle inserted in the barrel.
The costume is now complete, though I may make a hypethetical helmet to fit Bossk's big 'lizard head', since the 'space suit' is designed to have one. Or did he just 'eat' its former, human occupant (seen wearing this suit in the Cantina earlier) ?