Quick help for first time costume builderSubscribe
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    Aug 2013
    Aug 19, 2013, 3:17 PM - Quick help for first time costume builder #1

    After spending the past few days researching, I havent come to a final conclusion on what I am doing. I do have some of it worked out though.

    However, whats the best idea for a vest for jango? How have some of you done yours?
    I found this http://www.ebay.com/itm/MANDALORIAN-...item588a7faa6e

    Also, on armor, I was going to do 2 layer "cardboard" but some have frowned upon this....whats your lower cost solution; foamex?

    Is buying 2 boiler jumpsuits off ebay and just cutting the sleeves off the one and putting it over the other make for a good suit? If not where did you get yours?

    Cheap belt and holsters?

    Any tips for a first timer?
    Last edited by patriotfan11; Aug 19, 2013 at 3:24 PM.
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  3. Aug 20, 2013, 10:55 PM - Re: Quick help for first time costume builder #2

    I think you are on the right track: BE CREATIVE! Trash Can Armor, using Wizard of Flight's templates would probably be your best bet. I've seen some STUNNING stuff, and with some heat, it's easily shaped. Regarding a vest, I originally bout a Western Vest Template, some Dark Grey Pleather from JOANN....then taught myself to sew! It actually came out OK, but I was more proud that I DID IT MYSELF!!!! The jumpsuit, I've also thought about the 'Buy 2, Scrap 1' approach; however, I ended up finding someone with an extra. The Girth Belt: 1/4" nylon rope from Home Depot painted Brown, glued to some brown pleather. Prep/glue it over something round (barrel) so it sets in the proper shape. Holsters.....YIKES!! Outta my league. But, there are some UNBELIEVABLY TALENTED & CREATIVE people here on TDH; I'm sure someone will chime in. If not, look on ETSY or PINTEREST!!!

    GOOD LUCK!!!

    Here is my WIP Thread. It goes over the VEST and the GIRTH. Hope it helps....


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