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"You can run, but you'll only die tired." - Boba Fett

For those of you who have been under a rock for the past four decades, Boba Fett is one of the galaxy's most deadly bounty hunters. He works for Jabba and is looking for Han Solo in the Star Wars series.

For the 2016 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), my friend and I decided to create a female Boba Fett costume for her. We wanted to make it look tough, but still have that female allure to it. Let's get started!

Materials

- EVA foam

- Shoes

-plastic buckles

-Elastic

-Measuring Tape

-Craft foam

-Sharpies

- Metal L square ruler

-metal yard stick

-chalk

-Hot Glue

-Modge Podge

-kwik seal caulk

-shoe strings

-duct tape

-Dowel rods

-masking tape

-Cardboard

-comic cardboard

-metal split fasteners

-Giant roll of paper

-Hot glue

-Superglue

-soldering iron

-Dremel

-Sander

-exacto knife

- heatgun

-brown fabric

-PVC pipe

-grey zentai suit

-metal pipe

-worbla

-Thermoplastic beads

-bondo

-Empty peanut butter jar

-clear plastic/ plexiglass

-hole punch

-wood trim

- window tint

-peanut butter jar

-bottle caps (various sizes)

-wooden dowel rods

Step 1: Design

Before I ever start ANY costume, I look up a ton of reference photos from various sources and put it in a folder. The more pictures from different angles, the better. For this particular build, we combined a few different sources, but mostly incorporated things from the Boba Fett Kai action figure. We wanted to figure out ways to make the suit look fierce, but still have some type of femininity to it.

Look up:

1. Actual photos of the character from its source (movies, comics, action figure, etc)

2. Cosplay pictures. You can see what has been done, what you like, what you don't like, how to improve on a design. You can also start getting an idea of different poses you think you'd like to do.

3. I start looking at art work. I usually look up things via google images, deviant art, tumblr, etc. This way, you can see different renditions of a character through a new perspective and once again, start thinking about what you like, don't like, etc.

4. Use your own imagination. Think about what you want, how to make it your own original design, what are some tricks you think you'd like to incorporate.. perhaps you want to try out a new technique with this build, etc

Optional:

4. If you can draw, I sometimes will take all my reference sources and start drawing out my own design.

This is brilliant, top work, looking forward to compleating my own spin on the Fett soon too

Thanks for the support! feel free to show your progress when you get to it! would love to check it out!

Awesome job!

Thank you!