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Gallery / Robert Shapiro II

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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This is the third version of my Boba Fett costume. I had been working on it for one full year at this point and I think that, considering it is all custom made, except for the helmet, it is pretty accurate. All of the body armor is made from sheet metal. The jetpack is a modified supersoaker tank. The weapons are modified blaster rifles from Phantom Menace. The jumpsuit was the most difficult to get an exact match on. After two close attempts, I found a very good color match. The fabric was actually a couple of table cloths which I get down after getting a jumpsuit pattern. This costume got my first prize in WDVE Radio in Pittsburgh's Boo Bash Halloween Costume Party this last year.

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I have been working on my Fett costume for a while now and I am starting to work on version 2.0 right now. The first version had a pretty basic jumpsuit and no shoes or good blaster.

This second version has been coming along fairly well. The armor has all of the insignias on it which I scanned from the net and printed on adhesive address labels. They are more to scale and you don't have to worry about painting them yourself.

The weapon itself has been created from a Phantom Menace Battle Droid Blaster slightly modified with an addition of a shotgun stock.

The shoes are actually a pair of woman's boots which I found on clearance. With a light paint job, they are pretty close to the real thing...get too close and you can see that they are not fabric though.

The only things I still need to do are the gauntlets, the codpiece and the rocket pack. The front pockets of the jumpsuit go on tomorrow and I am starting to look for parts to the pack. I found a super soaker backpack which I am going to use as a base last christmas on clearance. I need to find a few parts for the center of the pack, but it shouldn't be too hard. The gauntlets are a little harder. I am going to try and make them before I break down and order a set of prefabricated ones from someone. I would like to make the whole thing from scratch, but if it comes down to it, I already got the helmet, so I will purchase more of it if I have to. I plan to buy all of the armor and the pack eventually.

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