Topic: Why does Boba wear a poncho?

Hello fellow Fett fans!

Today I wanted to talk with you about an interesting topic that a BFFC fan asked a few days ago. I thought it was something interesting, so I decided to share my own point of view with a little topic here, on the message boards.

As you may have read in the title, the question is about why Boba uses a poncho.
Well, it's quite clear that a fact is due to the design. Possibly, George Lucas wanted to give to the character a nice touch, and he definitely did it well. But it's also interesting to find other reasons, considering Boba as a character. Why would he use one? Is it really necessary for him?

The first thing that came to my mind, is that it might be useful to conceal his weapon in case he needed it, so he can quickly use it saving some time, since in this situation, time is money.

So, this is mainly the reason I think he uses it. To take advantage of the time he achieves, hiding his weapon or any other tool underneath the poncho.

Do you have any other theory/idea? Tell me on the comments!

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Re: Why does Boba wear a poncho?

It's definitely a cape in the movies.

So, why does Boba Fett wear a cape, which in pre-pro was considered as a full poncho?

https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/2/t/p1ehsnbv1t1ldjm2a1bfdb7219233.jpg

It's an ode to Westerns, a specific reference the original actor has cited for even some of the slower, calculated movements, like Clint Eastwood who was a bounty hunter with a poncho in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966).

https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/2/t/p1ehsngcau1bvqtb61q4l7263a25.jpg

It can be attached like a poncho with a clip on the opposite shoulder, as seen here:

https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/multimedia/galleries/albums/userpics/10001/normal_pre-pro-1-cape.jpg

It adds some disguise to the shiny/blinking metal armor, for holding a blaster underneath and quickly drawing it.

The fabric could also add some warmth if sleeping in the armor on a hunt.

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Re: Why does Boba wear a poncho?

Juan Fuentes wrote:

Hello fellow Fett fans!

Today I wanted to talk with you about an interesting topic that a BFFC fan asked a few days ago. I thought it was something interesting, so I decided to share my own point of view with a little topic here, on the message boards.

As you may have read in the title, the question is about why Boba uses a poncho.
Well, it's quite clear that a fact is due to the design. Possibly, George Lucas wanted to give to the character a nice touch, and he definitely did it well. But it's also interesting to find other reasons, considering Boba as a character. Why would he use one? Is it really necessary for him?

The first thing that came to my mind, is that it might be useful to conceal his weapon in case he needed it, so he can quickly use it saving some time, since in this situation, time is money.

So, this is mainly the reason I think he uses it. To take advantage of the time he achieves, hiding his weapon or any other tool underneath the poncho.

Do you have any other theory/idea? Tell me on the comments!

Boba has always been inspired by The Man with No Name, a man known for his death glares and ponchos. So if there's any answer it's that. Boba has always had western inspirations and his poncho is a clear testament to that.

"This IS my face" -Boba Fett, Twin Engines of Destruction (Page 15)

Re: Why does Boba wear a poncho?

Juan Fuentes wrote:

Hello fellow Fett fans!

Today I wanted to talk with you about an interesting topic that a BFFC fan asked a few days ago. I thought it was something interesting, so I decided to share my own point of view with a little topic here, on the message boards.

As you may have read in the title, the question is about why Boba uses a poncho.
Well, it's quite clear that a fact is due to the design. Possibly, George Lucas wanted to give to the character a nice touch, and he definitely did it well. But it's also interesting to find other reasons, considering Boba as a character. Why would he use one? Is it really necessary for him?

The first thing that came to my mind, is that it might be useful to conceal his weapon in case he needed it, so he can quickly use it saving some time, since in this situation, time is money.

So, this is mainly the reason I think he uses it. To take advantage of the time he achieves, hiding his weapon or any other tool underneath the poncho.

Do you have any other theory/idea? Tell me on the comments!

After watching his first arc in the Clone Wars, I’ve had a thought that his cape thing is the poncho he wore as a kid/in the CW episode. I feel like he kept it for the memories of his first days as a hunter and also for the memories of his friends. Maybe even as a trophy. (A connection to his dad would be very heartwarming.)

Here’s some images:

https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/11722/t/p1eib5ek65jrehd91afc13p2hih3.jpeg

https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/11722/t/p1eib5ek66po41o6i1v2pciellv4.jpeg

https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/11722/t/p1eib5ek661fpc12r3jaf1q8t6ft5.jpeg

Hi, I'm a Boba and Jango Fett fan that really loves Star Wars. I'm not too active, but I'm happy to join in discussions.

Re: Why does Boba wear a poncho?

Marcie wrote:
Juan Fuentes wrote:

Hello fellow Fett fans!

Today I wanted to talk with you about an interesting topic that a BFFC fan asked a few days ago. I thought it was something interesting, so I decided to share my own point of view with a little topic here, on the message boards.

As you may have read in the title, the question is about why Boba uses a poncho.
Well, it's quite clear that a fact is due to the design. Possibly, George Lucas wanted to give to the character a nice touch, and he definitely did it well. But it's also interesting to find other reasons, considering Boba as a character. Why would he use one? Is it really necessary for him?

The first thing that came to my mind, is that it might be useful to conceal his weapon in case he needed it, so he can quickly use it saving some time, since in this situation, time is money.

So, this is mainly the reason I think he uses it. To take advantage of the time he achieves, hiding his weapon or any other tool underneath the poncho.

Do you have any other theory/idea? Tell me on the comments!

After watching his first arc in the Clone Wars, I’ve had a thought that his cape thing is the poncho he wore as a kid/in the CW episode. I feel like he kept it for the memories of his first days as a hunter and also for the memories of his friends. Maybe even as a trophy. (A connection to his dad would be very heartwarming.)

Here’s some images:

https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/11722/t/p1eib5ek65jrehd91afc13p2hih3.jpeg

https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/11722/t/p1eib5ek66po41o6i1v2pciellv4.jpeg

https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/11722/t/p1eib5ek661fpc12r3jaf1q8t6ft5.jpeg

That's such a good detail they threw in CW haha

"This IS my face" -Boba Fett, Twin Engines of Destruction (Page 15)

Re: Why does Boba wear a poncho?

Marcie, speaking of which...
https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/8801/t/p1eicfkm7v1itg4m155v1k5k57l3.jpg
Seems pretty obvious to me where Boba gets his great fashion sense. wink

I bet my money on the blond-haired kid. Somebody bet on the Dug.

Re: Why does Boba wear a poncho?

MacheteFett wrote:

Marcie, speaking of which...
https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/8801/t/p1eicfkm7v1itg4m155v1k5k57l3.jpg
Seems pretty obvious to me where Boba gets his great fashion sense. wink

So true. Poncho Jango is a legend. big_smile

Hi, I'm a Boba and Jango Fett fan that really loves Star Wars. I'm not too active, but I'm happy to join in discussions.