Four die-hard fans take the high road with original takes on designing Fett, just in time for Celebration IV, which just happened in late May 2007. Exclusive photos and words on a Mando sniper, female Mandalorian, tribal Fett and 'Open Seasons' Jango.
Ray Ramirez is Mando Sniper from the BFFC Message Boards. HeÃ?'Â¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s a close collaborator with author Karen Traviss, having spent time in Iraq as a sniper with his friend, Ed. Check page 240 in Bloodlines. His costume, customized with MandoÃ?'Â¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢a poetry on the backplate and real battle-worn detailing, won third place at SundayÃ?'Â¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s costume contest.
Joanne, sporting her first armor, also had a Karen Traviss connection, specifically about the female Mandalorians, of which she epitomized. She spoke of Tom Hodges collaboration with Traviss for the look, which appeared in a Star Wars Insider article on Mandalorians. Joanne said she specifically chose gaudy colors for her costume after a conversation with Traviss; Ã?'Â¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã...Â"let the enemy see you coming.Ã?'Â¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â Her costume was a collaborative effort and had a unique take on the leg armor: it was intentionally asymmetrical.
Drawn to Mandalorian cultureÃ?'Â¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s tribal community and family values, Lance Dworshak spent four months on his creatively-charged costume. He has a reference binder, overflowing with print-outs from Ã?'Â¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã...Â"various Boba Fett sites,Ã?'Â¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â and noted his gloves: circles, just like an original pre-production photo (and 1995Ã?'Â¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s Power of the Force 2 action figure). He found the perfect glove for $10 at a Home Depot near his residence in Phoenix, Arizona. Lance also marched in the recent Rose Bowl parade.
Cruzer went with an Open Seasons Jango look, taking him two months. HeÃ?'Â¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s from Porterville, California.
See our previous post, Exclusive Roundup of C4 - Fett Style, for more coverage.
Thanks to Corran_Fett for a correction about Ray's cameo in Bloodlines.