Budget Boba Costume "Base" - AliExpress/eBay vs Rubie's Supreme


Fettacini

Hunter
Hey guys, I am 5’11, 180 lbs, do you think I would be able to fit into a medium? Here are my dimensions:

Height : 71 inches
Weight : 180 lbs
Chest : 39 inch
Waist: 34 inch
Hip: 41 inch​

I would go with a large. I'm 511 and about 165ish to 170, waist size 31 to 32, chest is 42 athketic build. The medium is snug on me which works great for my prepro2 but I did have to cut the neck seal off the jacket yop and use another brand bc it was way to snug. The costume is actually very well made out of real cloth ( unlike a rubies) so it can easily be tailored. I'd go large if I were you.
 

Bob A Feet

Jr Hunter
Hey guys, I am 5’11, 180 lbs, do you think I would be able to fit into a medium? Here are my dimensions:

Height : 71 inches
Weight : 180 lbs
Chest : 39 inch
Waist: 34 inch
Hip: 41 inch​

Sorry for the late reply.

In case the info helps, I'm 5'8", 155lbs. Medium/athletic build I'd say. I went with a Medium and it fits perfect for a "typical" Boba Fett (kinda baggy).
 

Bob A Feet

Jr Hunter
Also, in case anyone is interested, I'm still making progress on my costume.

Gotta say I've slowed down a bit once I realized Halloween parties likely won't be happening again thanks to the Delta variant surge (thanks, COVID! :mad:) but I still like to work on it when I can:

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The right gauntlet is basically done. Tubes are from a $3 sink sprayer kit that I soaked in coffee for about 3 days.

I need to finish up some filling on the jetpack and put the dents in my knee and shoulder pieces.
 

Alex2823

New Hunter
I'm not great at posting updates, but I have been making some progress lately.

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Big thanks to stormtrooperguy and RafalFett for their models.

Jetpack is almost ready for assembly as well, I just need to add the attachment points for the harness before buttoning it up.
Hello there, I was wondering where you got the files for the keypad, darts and other greeblies for the gauntlets since i haven't really found that little piece that"s on the ESB version. Do you still have the files?
 

Bob A Feet

Jr Hunter
Hello there, I was wondering where you got the files for the keypad, darts and other greeblies for the gauntlets since i haven't really found that little piece that"s on the ESB version. Do you still have the files?
For ESB, your best bet is to make a free Shapeways account then check out RafalFett's files:


When you're logged in, there should be a Download button on the item page. Not all of the models are downloadable though.

I think stormtrooperguy is more focused on ROTJ, but I used his models for the main gauntlets:


For the gauntlet darts, there are printable models but they're so small they didn't come out well for me (a resin printer would probably work well though).

I ended up buying some 1/8" aluminum rivets (Ace 1/8 in. D X 1/4 in. R Aluminum Rivets Silver 20 pk - Ace Hardware) and followed this guide by chewiepal:

 

Alex2823

New Hunter
For ESB, your best bet is to make a free Shapeways account then check out RafalFett's files:


When you're logged in, there should be a Download button on the item page. Not all of the models are downloadable though.

I think stormtrooperguy is more focused on ROTJ, but I used his models for the main gauntlets:


For the gauntlet darts, there are printable models but they're so small they didn't come out well for me (a resin printer would probably work well though).

I ended up buying some 1/8" aluminum rivets (Ace 1/8 in. D X 1/4 in. R Aluminum Rivets Silver 20 pk - Ace Hardware) and followed this guide by chewiepal:

Thanks a lot, I hope your build goes great and thank you for the advice and guides it truly helps since I wanted to do something similar but didn’t know if I should have bought the cheap costume.
 

Bob A Feet

Jr Hunter
Thanks a lot, I hope your build goes great and thank you for the advice and guides it truly helps since I wanted to do something similar but didn’t know if I should have bought the cheap costume.
No problem!

This seems like a good of time as any to share my progress up until Halloween of this year. Since I have more time now, I'm going to replace the armor pieces of the AliExpress costume with the proper Sintra ones.
 

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