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Boba Fett Costume Guide

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Templates/BlueprintsColorsPaint and Painting

This guide is for building your own Boba Fett costume. Our goal is to simplify the process, organizing the templates, research, vendors, and tips for each step of the process.

But if you are looking to get a complete costume, you can also look at licensed, store bought costumes and helmets (which are all screen inaccurate) or the following artisans who craft fan-made prop replicas, which are often much more if not completely screen accurate:

Vendors To Considers

Bobamaker

  • Complete Boba Fett costumes

RS Prop Masters

  • Complete Boba Fett costumes

Templates/Blueprints

"Wizard Of Light" (aka Alan Sinclair) for Boba Fett include:

"The Mandalorian Blueprints" (curated by Jayse) for Boba Fett include:

Find more templates at MandalorianMercs.org and The Dented Helmet.

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Color Schemes

Boba Fett's armor has changed color in subtle ways. Here is our attempt to pinpoint all of the variants by their exact color codes.


Concept Boba Fett (Early 1978)

Overview

Thumbnail The Ralph McQuarrie Concept Fett evolved the "supertrooper" character in early drafts of "The Empire Strikes Back" into the more unique character of Boba Fett. Ralph McQuarrie contributed several concept sketches and paintings of Boba Fett (wearing a Western-style brown poncho) as well as his ship, Slave I. One variant of McQuarrie's version is a red triangle pointing down on the helmet above the visor, which you can often see in McQuarrie Fett collectibles. Joe Johnston also evolved the design of this look and the two sometimes share a credit for Fett's evolution in this stage.

PHOTO GALLERY

Color Swatch
 
Everything

Prototype (White) Boba Fett (Mid 1978)

Overview

Thumbnail This "supertrooper" costume was worn by Duwayne Dunham in the 1978 screen test with Ben Burtt. The demo also involved George Lucas looking over the costume. The red/blue arrows on the helmet above the visor are often (but not always) on Prototype Armor Boba Fett collectibles.

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Color Swatch
 
(Almost)Everything
 
Helmet, Left Arrow
 
Helmet, Right Arrow

Pre-Production Boba Fett and Promo Boba Fett (Mid-to-Late 1978)

Overview

Thumbnail "Pre-Production #1" (PP1) Boba Fett (Mid 1978) featured "eyes" (version 1, later called "Jaig eyes") and then "ears" (version 2). The shoulder symbol is also very different. The jetpack was converted from the White Prototype / Supertrooper costume. It's believed that Joe Johnston painted this version. This costume was worn by Duwayne Dunham at the 1978 San Anselmo Community Fair and Parade, which is Boba Fett's first public appearance. This costume also looks similar to "Jedi" but with a yellow left gauntlet (making it a "ketchup and mustard" combination) and brown gloves.

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Thumbnail "Pre-Pro #2" (PP2) Boba Fett (Mid 1978) featured gloves with circle patterns. His gauntlet also includes a flamethrower. This costume also looks similar to "Empire," but has the "Jedi" jetpack and brown gloves.

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Thumbnail "Pre-Pro #3" (PP3) Boba Fett (Mid 1978) featured the same jetpack as PP1.


Thumbnail "Promo #1" Boba Fett (Late 1978)


Thumbnail "Promo #2" Boba Fett (Late 1978)


Color Swatch
 
Helmet (Visor Trim) / R. Gaunt
 
Helmet (Dome, Cheek) / Chest / Cod
 
Helmet (Cheeks) / Jetpack
 
Helmet (Stripes)
 
Helmet (Ears, Antenna)
 
Shoulders / Knees / L. Gauntlet
 
Shoulders / Knees / Jetpack
 
Chest / Boots
 
Flight Suit
Sample Source: Kubrick
Additional Reference(s): 501st New England

Holiday Special Boba Fett (Late 1978)

Overview

Thumbnail Notice how the center diamond on his chest armor isn't present in this version.

PHOTO GALLERY


Color Swatch
 
Helmet / Gauntlets / Boots
 
Helmet / Gauntlets / Boots
 
Shoulders / Cod
 
Shoulders / Cod
 
Chest / Knees / Jetpack
 
Chest / Knees
 
Flight Suit
Sample Sources: Kubrick, animator's cell
Additional Reference(s): 501st New England

"Empire" Boba Fett (1980)

Overview

Thumbnail Green gauntlets. Green jetpack. Light blue flight suit. Grey and white gloves. Two-tone brown cape. Shoulder icon has connected "tusks."

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Color Swatch
 
Helmet (Visor Trim)
 
Helmet (Dome, Cheeks) / Gaunts
 
Helmet (Cheeks)
 
Helmet (Stripes)
 
Helmet (Ears, Antenna)
 
Shoulders / Knees / Jetpack
 
Shoulders / Knees / Jetpack
 
Chest / Cod
 
Chest / Boots
 
Flight Suit
Sample Source: Kubrick
Additional Reference(s): 501st New England

"Jedi" Boba Fett (1983)

Overview

Thumbnail Red gauntlets. Teal, yellow, red and white jetpack. Faded flight suit. Grey and white gloves. Green cape. Blaster is slightly different than "Empire." Shoulder icon has separated "tusks." It's known that Sandy Dhuyvetter painted the hero helmet. One of the stunt jetpacks is also known to have a lightsaber slash in the back, which is from unused footage that never made it into the film.

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Color Swatch
 
Helmet (Visor Trim)
 
Helmet (Dome, Cheeks)
 
Helmet (Cheeks)
 
Helmet (Stripes)
 
Helmet (Ears, Antenna)
 
Shoulders / Knees / Jetpack
 
Shoulders / Knees / Jetpack
 
Chest / Cod
 
Chest / Boots
 
Flight Suit
Sample Source: Kubrick
Additional Reference(s): 501st New England

"Droids" Boba Fett (1985)

Overview

Thumbnail Notice how the center diamond on his chest armor isn't present in this version.

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Color Swatch
 
Helmet / Gauntlets / Boots
 
Helmet / Gauntlets / Boots
 
Shoulders / Cod
 
Shoulders / Cod
 
Chest / Knees
 
Chest / Knees
 
Flight Suit
Sample Source: Kubrick

"A New Hope: Special Edition" Boba Fett (1997)

Overview

Thumbnail ANH:SE Boba Fett uses the "Return of the Jedi" costume. The shoulder pads are also reversed — a continuity accident on set during production.

PHOTO GALLERY

Color Swatch
  • See "Jedi" above

Additional Reference(s): 501st New England

"Return of the Jedi: Special Edition" Boba Fett (1997)

Overview

Thumbnail ROTJ:SE Boba Fett uses the "Return of the Jedi" costume with the "Empire Strikes Back" helmet.

PHOTO GALLERY

Color Swatch
  • See "Empire" for helmet and "Jedi" for everything else, above

Additional Reference(s): 501st New England

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Paint and Painting

Flynn O'Connor suggests:

  • Spray Paint. COST: $6/can
    4 cans: 1 Moss Green, 1 Flat Black, 1 Aluminum Silver, 1 Yellow.
  • Brush On Paint. COST: $3/can
    2 cans: 1 White, 1 Red.
  • Various Brushes. COST: $5 for 3 brushes

The only color I use for that real Boba Fett green is Testor's Spray Model Paint "SAC Bomber Green," available in most model shops. Also don't use any actual "red" -- it looks too new. use burgundy colors for that right amount of "worn down."

Flynn O'Connor suggests:

First off take the different Chest and Neck Pieces and paint them a solid Moss Green. This color is a good match to the helmet color of the Don Post Mask. Paint the Shoulder Pads Yellow. After those coats are dry you can start painting the details. The three main colors you will need are Flat Black, White, and Aluminum Silver. First you need to paint the White Mandalorian Supercommando Symbol in the Upper right corner of the right breast plate. Then you must paint the white box on the upper left corner of the left breast plate and the white line in the center of the center piece. The black is used for all the edges (LIGHTLY) and you can even use a rag to pull some of the black off to make it more worn... Black can also be used for some Carbon Scoring Effects... Spray the black into the dents and QUICKLY use an old brush to spread it out like a blaster mark. The silver should be sprayed directly on the brush and quickly and lightly brushed over the armor for the scratched worn in look... To age the armor further mist over it LIGHTLY with the black from about 4 feet away.

The shoulder pads now just need to be painted with the Skull Symbol in red and a bit of black for a light border on the edges. Again a fine mist of black over it will give it that aged look. Silver scratches are also a must.

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Explore Other Boba Fett Costume Guide Sections

Helmet

  • Head
  • Neck Covering

Torso

  • Chest, Shoulder and Back Armor
  • Jumpsuit
  • Flak Vest
  • Cape
  • Blaster Rifle and Sidearm
  • Gauntlets
  • Gloves
  • Wookiee Scalps

Lower Body

  • Pants
  • Ammo Belt, Girth Belt, Hip Pouches, and Sidearm Holster
  • Knee Armor and Darts
  • Codpiece and Kidney Armor
  • Tools
  • Boots

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