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Today at the Vista in Los Angeles -- one of the remaining single screen picture palaces -- editor John Venzon (@animeditor) premiered his fan re-edit to a packed crowd of friends, family, and industry professionals. The film takes the perspective of Obi-Wan Kenobi as the hero. We were there -- and it was incredible.

Between flashbacks in "The Mentor" between the prequels and A New Hope, when we see just one of Obi-Wan Kenobi's interactions with Jango Fett, it remains very mysterious. Nobody is unmasked. Young Boba Fett and Kamino are gone. Most importantly, Jango doesn't have any lines -- and dedicated shots. Instead, we cut to the chase with the dogfight over Geonosis. Venzon's choice of quickly including a shot of the masked Fett inside Slave I from "Empire" -- and that's as close as we get. If any of the directing/casting/acting/dialogue of Fetts in the prequels bothered you, this fan re-edit will make you smile, and remind you of how great Fett's portrayal was in the original trilogy.

Watching "The Mentor" on the big screen made it feel like the prequels could have had some of the same energy and pace of the well-regarded first "Star Wars" film. This re-edit gives us a fresh perspective focusing the narrative around the initial act of "A New Hope" where Obi-Wan is the hero instead of Luke Skywalker. It's a testament to the power of editing when it's also just using existing footage from the saga, some editing tricks like elongating a subtle smile, and some re-mixed scoring cues.Venzon, who you may recognize from "The People Vs. George Lucas," works full-time at Warner Bros on a forthcoming 2017 feature. In between that work, he cut this in less than four months during just spare nights and weekends. He used Harmy's "Despecialized" Edition as its source material, as well as a cut-scene from a DVD bonus feature and some choice moments from the Complete Saga Blu-ray release.

Fan re-edits are nothing new. Like fan films, they're using existing footage. Two years ago, actor Topher Grace was in the news for re-editing the entire prequel trilogy into one 85-minute video.

Because of its nature as a fan re-edit, you won't find this film for sale. Because of the total length of "The Mentor," and a word-of-mouth strategy, you also won't find it on YouTube or Vimeo (for now). However, you may find it for free if you look in the right places/times:

  • Visit a torrent site of your choosing

  • Search for "Star Wars The Master Fan Re-Edit" or something along those lines

  • Grab the 3.7gb or so file

  • Watch and enjoy the fan re-edit

If you've seen it, or heard about it, let us know in the comments what you think.




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Hi Alexia,

Thanks for the question!

First, which Marc Ecko swearshirt is it? We have a list of most of them here:
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/bounty/search/?q=ecko

Second, who autographed it?

Third, any reservations about using eBay?

Thanks!

The latest Vinylmation Boba Fett to be released by Disney will be the Holiday Special re-paint. It's set for November 21st for $16.95 with a limited edition size of 1,500.

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D-Street -- Disney's boutique stores which are often outside Disneyland parks -- will carry the limited edition Vinylmation.

VinylmationWorld first reported the news via information from a private Facebook group for Vinylmation collectors. They also are the source of this debut photo.

As some serious fans will see right away, the re-paint has an inaccuracy: the diamond-shaped center of the chest armor is not accurate. The original cartoon in 1978 did not have this detail that the feature films had.

Special thanks to @swautograph for the head's up on the VinylmationWorld link.

[UPDATE 11/14/2014]

According to VinylmationWorld.com, this figure is also expected to be sold on DisneyStore.com. They also provided this official one sheet:

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/Vinylmation_2014_11_OneSheet21.jpg

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Here are past Vinylmation Boba Fett releases over the years:

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BobaGruber wrote:

Hello, hows it going? Irish Star Wars fan and follower of Boba Fett here. Hello to my fellow bounty hunters , great site.
How do I put up some pictures of Mr Fett that I drew?

Welcome, BobaGruber! Glad to have you join up!

Great question about uploads. While we have a formal image gallery, for the boards here, it's temporarily best to upload the images to a hosting site (e.g. imgur.com) and then embed them here. Since that's cumbersome, we'll fast track an upgrade to integrating the board account with the gallery account. Thanks!

This fan spotlight is part of a series focusing on cosplayers who exemplify qualities in creativity, community-building, and craftsmanship.

1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

Scott Chana as Boba Fett.

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2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

Member of the 501st Legion, Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club, and The Dented Helmet.

3. Why this character and costume? What's the backstory?

I could write a journal on why I chose Fett (I've actually already done that), but for now, I'll pick just one reason! Despite it never being able to take place in any story-lines, a priceless moment for me is Boba and Jango both in armor on a bounty hunt together. Not only can I now see all of the various pictures of this taking place, but I can actually live the moment.

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4. What's your favorite part of the costume or what has been one of your most memorable experiences as this character?

Star Wars Celebration 4. I remember meeting up with one of my friends who has one of the best Jango Fett costumes I've seen. I was in my Boba Fett at the time. We were trying to get back to the
501st booth at the other end of the convention center. Both of us could not move more than 10 feet without stopping for pictures. It took nearly an hour just to get from one end of the convention center to the other. I don't recall another time I've had my
picture taken by that many people.

5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

The trouble is, I don't know if there is a "just right" for Boba Fett. Every time I think I'm done upgrading and adjusting the costume, I see something else I can change. For me though, the
most challenging part of the costume is the electronics. I have a remote-controlled servo in my rangefinder, and a voice modulator. Of the 45 minutes it takes to get into costume, about 20 of them are spent on the electronics.

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6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

Despite the temptation, do NOT rush to get the costume finished. I made this error when I first started and upgraded almost the entire costume many times over the course of only 8 months.

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7. Favorite Star Wars moment?

Boba Fett escaping the Sarlacc Pit!  I actually have a tattoo of 'Boba Fett Unleashed' on my upper back.

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This fan spotlight is part of a series focusing on cosplayers who exemplify qualities in creativity, community-building, and craftsmanship.

1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

My name is Hydra (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and I am cosplaying my custom character Umi, the snow Mandalorian.

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2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

I attend a variety of costume forums, including the RPF, 501st Legion, the Dented Helmet and 405th Infantry Division.

3. Why this character and costume? What's the backstory?

Year ago I wanted my own Boba Fett costume, although when I read the Karen Traviss books that elaborated the lore and culture of the Mandalorians, I aspired to create my own character. Umi is my second custom Mandalorian costume. She was created while I lived far up in the isolated and beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The scenery and snow inspired me to create a character that reflected the beautiful scenery around me. Umi as a character was imagined as a bounty hunter who found residence on an Imperial controlled snow-based world. Her role was that of the single source of security for a desolate prison facility, if prisoners attempted escape, she got to hunt. I kind of developed her to be a sadistic, loner, or mysterious type character.

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4. What's your favorite part of the costume or what has been one of your most memorable experiences as this character?

I have found that several people from around the world have replicated my custom costume, how neat is that? They've cosplayed my cosplay!

5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

I worked loosely around my original concept and learned to adapt to the materials I managed to find locally. I had to learn to be flexible.

6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

Do lots of research. Devote time and money into your project. While you can update your costume as you go, invest love and attention into your costume so you get it right from the start! Developing a concept before hand and taking your time to collect appropriate material is worth it! Also, make it genuine. My personal rule stands: I want my costume to look like it'd fit in the background of a Star Wars film set.

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7. Favorite Star Wars moment?

Boba Fett of course. Nothing will ever beat his cool, calm, bada** demeanor! The Empire Strikes Back is my favorite of the films, and Boba, although his roles were few, is the reason for that!

schenk27 wrote:

The tube explains the fuel source, but only if its a new flame thrower instead of the original. And since it was a more advanced time maybe it was some kind of weapon that takes what's in the air and makes it combust into flames.

Good points, schenk27! And welcome to BFFC!

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This fan spotlight is part of a series focusing on cosplayers who exemplify qualities in creativity, community-building, and craftsmanship.

1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

My name is Rick Ponte, and I'm costuming as the Return of the Jedi "Special Edition" variant of Boba Fett.

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2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

My main forum that I'm on is "The Dented Helmet."  I'll browse RPF and other off-shoot sites, but TDH is where it all began. The friends I've made there are some of my best. On most sites my handle is just "Ponte."

3. Why this character and costume? What's the backstory?

Boba has always been my favorite fictional character -- period.  When I was 8 years old, "Star Wars: Dark Forces" came out on PC, which I played on my uncle's computer.  I remember one level where the "boss" was this menacing, jetpack-flying character that terrified me because he came out of nowhere.  I ran out of the room and asked my uncle who he was.  After telling me about Boba Fett  being a bounty hunter, I became enthralled.  Shortly after, he showed me "The Empire Strikes Back." That's what did it: I wanted a Boba Fett costume.  I would run around the house wearing an old vest, using my book-bag for a jetpack and a bunch of paper plates that I stapled together to form a helmet.  Fast forward to 18 year-old me, recently graduated Basic Training and assigned to my Infantry unit, when I found "The Dented Helmet" forum.  Between 2007 and now I've been constantly upgrading my suit to more accurate parts as they're released.  Honestly, it's really, really hard to wear any other costume because they can't ever match the sheer awesomeness and unique look of Boba Fett.  Everyone knows who he is, and the crowd goes nuts when I take it to a convention.

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4. What's your favorite part of the costume or what has been one of your most memorable experiences as this character?

Most of us who costume as Boba would say meeting Jeremy Bulloch was our most memorable experience in costume.  But for me, it was meeting John Morton at Awesome-Con DC last year.  Boba was played by a handful of actors between "Empire" and "Jedi" in different scenes.  John Morton -- or as Jeremy affectionately calls him "Bespin Boba" -- stood in the suit when Vader just gets finished torturing Han Solo. 

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When I approached John in my suit, his eyes completely lit up.  The first thing he said was "Wow... Hey, do you mind if I hold your blaster?"  After giving him the blaster, he remarked at how off-balance it was, just like his ESB blaster on the original set.  We then had a long conversation about what it was like working on the set, how Irvin Kershner told him to "act like Clint Eastwood in 'A Fistful of Dollars.'" He was an extremely nice guy and to hear one of the original Boba Fett actors talk about his crafted demeanor was priceless.

Oh, and proposing to my now wife was a pretty memorable moment.

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5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

There are two challenges that go hand-in-hand with one another when making a screen-accurate Boba Fett: stencils and color.  There are an obscene amount damage stencils, chips, and marks that are on Boba's costume, featuring dozens of different colors.  On top of that, there are thousands of photos -- both movie screen caps and museum photos taken by fans -- that showcase the suit in vastly different lighting which completely changes the color.  Most of us have a general idea of what the suit is supposed to look like, and mixing paints is absolutely required to "get it just right."

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6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

Take your time and take pride in your work.  If you're working on a costume that is complex and requires a lot of detail, the last thing you want to do is rush it. People can tell.  If your costume is a 1 year project, trying to get it finished in 3 weeks for an upcoming convention is going to leave you stressed out and frustrated, with a costume that fell short of your goal.  If it means not debuting your costume until next year, then so be it.

7. Favorite Star Wars moment?

There are countless Star Wars moments, both in the films and games that I cherished as a kid.  I'm really biased on this one, but honestly, Vader approaching all the bounty hunters on the bridge of the "Executor" had the largest impact on me.  It was the first time I saw my favorite character on screen. The lighting and cinematography was such a defining look that just screamed "Star Wars."

Great little banter over on Reddit at http://www.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/ … ded_their/ about the right vs. left handed debate, as well as shooting accuracy.

Any thoughts on this? Or feel free to contribute over on Reddit.

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DarkOne wrote:

I haven't read that particular book, "Just a Man Trying to make His Way in the Universe".

Not a book. Just Jango Fett's line in "Attack of the Clones." ;-)

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DarkOne wrote:

This quote doesn't exactly show that he isn't evil. But it does point out that he only cares about staying alive, not killing others for pleasure. There is not one really great quote in the books that I can point to, but the whole series is about paying back debts and holding up ideals. Evil people don't care about others, about debts, or about ideals.

Perfect examples. Thank you for sharing!

Do you think just those two books did a good job exemplifying your point? What about the prequels, e.g. "just a man trying to make his way in the universe" kind of mantras from Jango passed to Boba?

This fan spotlight is part of a series focusing on cosplayers who exemplify qualities in creativity, community-building, and craftsmanship.

1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

I'm James Holliday and I typically costume as Boba Fett.

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2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

I am a member and Garrison Commander in the 501st, a member in the Rebel Legion, The Dark Alliance and also Comic Book Characters for Causes. I'm gymbeau2000 on most sites.

3. Why this character and costume? What's the backstory?

I remember being as young as 4 years old in 1981 and having my vintage Fett figure. He was always my favorite, he just looked so dynamic. I watched ROTJ in theaters and even though Fett died, he still was very interesting. By the time that movie came out, my figure had the paint worn off it.

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As for the costuming and costuming in general, I always wanted the Illusive Concept's Han in Carbonite. When I retired from the US Army, I tried to find one to start my mancave off with. I couldn't find one, but discovered The Dented Helmet and people making some. I figured I might could pull that off, but then after reading around saw everyone making Fett costumes and just couldn't pass up the idea of that. I always assumed it was too expensive (it's fairly expensive) or that it's too hard to do (it's not easy) or that you had to know people (well...not really) to build one and get into the costuming clubs, but luckily there's a lot of myth to that and I didn't allow myself to get discouraged, so here I am.

4. What's your favorite part of the costume or what has been one of your most memorable experiences as this character?

I think my most memorable experience was being selected as Fett for the Entertainment Weekly magazine shoot. During Celebration 6, they sent a photographer down to take pics for an article in their "Reunion" themed issue and since Jeremy, Dan and Dickie were there, they wanted some group pictures. It was a great time being in a private room for a couple of hours with the Fetts doing the shoot. I was convinced it was going to only go on EntertainmentWeekly.com and didn't let any of my friends in on the shoot. Once The Dented Helmet posted the picture and it was in Entertainment Weekly's print magazine, I figured I could spill the beans.

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5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

I wear an ESB Fett, so the helmet is particularly difficult. I had to teach myself many skills to get this costume right - vacuforming, freehand thermoforming, spray painting, sewing, dying cloth, dremelling, airbrushing, etc. I kept track and it took me a little over 120 working hours just painting the helmet, but it's very close to being scratch for scratch.

6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

My advice for costumers is research, research, research! I thought I was the biggest Fett fan on earth until I started working on this. I was shocked at all the small and not so small details I never even noticed before, like the ESB's sidearm!

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7. Favorite Star Wars moment?

Wow, so many great moments.... I do really love the "Empire" Star Destroyer bridge scene first showing Fett and the hunters, but I think the opening shot of the Star Destroyer in "A New Hope" will always give me chills.

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DarkOne wrote:

Yes. The Mandalorian Armor series and Tales of the Bounty Hunters do a great job of showing Fett's non evilness.

Very true, DarkOne. If you get the chance, would be curious to read some excerpts from the book that stood out to you as good quotes for this attribute.

Tetris Fett wrote:

My grandfather Jango Fett taught my Father everything he needed to know to make it in the galaxy, as the best bounty hunter ever. Even I today am still being taught by my Father Boba Fett the special techniques of being a bounty and mandalorian, I am truly grateful to be a Fett.

Welcome to the boards, Tetris Fett! You may especially enjoy posting/reading/replying on our "Role Playing" forum.

Pre-order online sells out during SDCC in no time. Figures begin to show up sparingly in stores. Pre-orders still aren't furfilled. Full cases are expected in November, while it's challenging to find one in stores and eBay re-sellers mark up their bounty.

What are everyone's thoughts on this? It sure looks like a cool figure, but what a mess.

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Hi Maddie! Welcome to BFFC.

Just tried pulling up "PaperStarWars.com" and it returns an error. Perhaps the address is a little different?

We recently shared a publicity/promotional photo of Boba Fett circa the 1997 Special Editions:

http://photos-d.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xaf1/10693513_809071532476747_133307465_n.jpg

As you can see, he has a tube on his arm, presumably from the jetpack to his flamethrower gauntlet. His formal "Empire" and "Jedi" costumes did not have this.

Thoughts?

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DarkOne wrote:

He is nowhere close to evil. You can see that he is not evil in how he strictly upholds his moral code, no matter how twisted it might be. You don't rebel against the government, you don't kill for fun, you uphold justice.

Great points! You're referencing to some of his characterization in the novels and/or comics?

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Mandolore Ruler Of All wrote:

Madolore with a Darksaber

Sure thing. Assuming you mean Mandalore the Ultimate. Just made this for you and swapped it in as your avatar. Hope you like it. If not, feel free to replace it, or ask for a revision. :-)

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DarkOne wrote:

She is pretty awesome in an unstable sort of way.

DarkOne, what do you mean by unstable?

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Dinilakeeramud wrote:

Ah, the Holiday Special, bane of my existence. I watched it and was like, this is the most stupid thing I have ever seen. Then I came to the Boba Fett section and I thought, this awesome, but still stupid. So what do I do after that? I willingly watch it again.

Dinilakeeramud, what didn't you like about Boba Fett's role in SWHS?

Mandolore Ruler Of All wrote:

hi

Welcome, Mandolore Ruler Of All! Glad to have you join the site!

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[UPDATE 9/12/2014: You can now use the Walgreens web page for this product to search by zip code to see which stores nearby may or may not have the figure in stock. This is a big improvement from the method we first outlined below. Online sales are not available, so this is for in-store pick up only, and limited to the United States. Helmet nod to The Collectors Cantina and Yakface.com for the tip.]

When the Walgreens exclusive was first announced in July, their online pre-sale sold out faster than you could turn on your jet pack. The lack of international sales, plus some U.S. state exclusions, didn't go over well with a lot of fans, too.

Buried in the fine print, and unbeknownst to many fans who bought the pending merch from eBay scalpers, the brick-and-mortar Walgreens stores are also carrying the figure -- but officially not until November 1. (An earlier update on their website said October.)Regardless of their release date, in the last week, we've seen pictures from fans who have in hand this new figure -- a full two months ahead of schedule. (Helmet nod to Jedi Temple Archives for the first sighting that caught our eye.) The figure seems to be alongside Black Series Wave 5 figures like Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and another Sandtrooper.

We consulted some collectible experts, like the fine folks at Yakface.com. To them, this is no anomaly: action figures make it on shelves before official release dates all the time.

<h3>Where Has Fett Been Spotted</h3>

Where might you find some of these Walgreens with early shipments, opened ahead of schedule? Here's our exclusive list with attribution from people who shared where they bought theirs.

  • Alaska

  • Arizona

    • 375 W. Continental Road, Green Valley, Arizona (Source)

  • California

  • Florida (Source)

    • Coral Springs, Florida (Source)

  • Georgia

  • Illinois

    • Aurora, Illinois (Source)

    • Bolingbrook, Illinois (Source)

    • Downers Grove, Illinois (Source)

    • Lisle, Illinois (Source)

    • Naperville, Illinois (Source), including three on the shelf

    • Westmont, Illinois (Source)

    • Woodridge, Illinois (Source)

  • Michigan (Source)

  • North Carolina

    • 5053 Highway 70 West, Morehead City, North Carolina (Source)

  • Texas

  • Wisconsin (Source)

If you find one (or more), let us know where in the comments to help out other Fett fans.

<h3>How To Track Down The Exclusive Fett Figure</h3>

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To save some time, call ahead or ask a manager to either 1) look up the wave on an "Inventory On Hand" report (which will also show nearby stores) or 2) just check inventory of the exclusive Boba Fett figure using the figure's "WIC" code, which gets printed on everyone's receipt for this Boba Fett figure:

<code>63050925254</code>

If the manager decides to approve an "Inventory on Hand" report, you could see available inventory across multiple, local stores -- complete with full addresses to those Walgreens. While other fans may be picking up the figures right then, you at least can have a roadmap to possibly find something.

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Curious what the back of the packaging says? We transcribed it:

Before he put on the familiar Mandalorian armor from the Star Wars saga, this notorious bounty hunter was initially envisioned as a "super trooper" in all-white armor. This special figure captures the beginning of a character that has become a legend who is both respected and feared across the galaxy... Boba Fett.

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Welcome to BFFC! Glad to have you here.

Tried finding you on Instagram at the handle you mentioned, but it returns a 404 error. Instead, we found you here:

http://instagram.com/boba.fett1

If you'd like to start an RPG about Boba Fett, they're great on message boards instead of Instagram. Feel free to start one in our RPG forum!

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/f … e-playing/

Hope to hear more from you soon!

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seanknowles71 wrote:

Does anyone know where i can get a great quality BF costume?

Welcome to BFFC! Thanks for signing up and asking a question.

Are you looking for a store-bought one or a hand-made one? The full costume or piece-by-piece orders?