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Boba Fett's Armor

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Album is part of a thorough cataloguing effort of everything Boba Fett. Much of the costume assets are exclusively archived at The Boba Fett Fan Club with permission from one of the original host sites, "The Mandalorian Blueprints" curated by Jayse. To contribute more assets to the gallery, please contact us.

Table of Contents: Armor • Flight Suit • Vest • Cape • Blaster Rifle • Gauntlets • Gloves • Tools • Wookie Scalps

Armor

Vendors To Consider:

Bobamaker

  • All parts available including armor (ESB, ROTJ or ROTJ:SE)

Fettronics

  • Chest Display

JC Fett suggests for "Empire" Boba Fett:

  • Armor consists of collar, two chest plates, center diamond, ab plate, shoulder bells and back plate. Armor can be done in Resin or fiberglass, personally I prefer fiberglass for the durability and nice realistic weight. Armor should feel like armor and not be flimsy. Right chest plate has the Fett family crest decal, Left chest plate has the cut out for the red LED display (fettronics recommended). Collar armor uses 4 studs (machinecraft replicas recommended) the far right should be paint red and far left a dark grey. These studs hold the collar plate to the back plate which holds the back plate onto the vest. The back plate should have two slots to allow the under-vest Harness to slip through and attach to your Jetpack which will partly hang from these straps and also fasten in a seat-belt fashion to your waist. The Left shoulder armor bell is orange-yellow with the a blaster crater mark in it, the right shoulder armor is more yellow with the correct Empire Strikes Back Mythosaur Skull decal. For armor I recommend Man of War Studios, however there are many different great armor makers, so shop around! Best to stick to the recognized and recommended armor sets on thedentedhelmet.

TK 7602 aka StormtrooperGuy.com suggests:

  • Knee Armor: Capricorn Armor
  • Chest, ab, shoulder, codpiece, kidney, collar & backplate: Parts and Technical (no longer online at partsandtechnical.com)
  • Chest Display: shackman
  • Shoulder Studs: psberetta

Flynn O'Connor suggests:

  • Sheet Metal. COST: Price Will Vary
    Available at hardware stores.

(I used Galvanized Steel for mine.) First you need to cut the Sheet Metal. I used Tin Snips and a friends help to cut out the seven pieces for the armor. The seven pieces are: the four pieces of the chest plate, the neck to over the shoulder piece, and the two arm/shoulder pads. All you need is to look at different pictures of the armor right here in The Vault and make your own patterns to fit your size. *You can also make the chest piece into one piece for ease of wear.* Once you get all the pieces cut out take a ballpeen Hammer to it for those nice worn in dents...

CAUTION!: Metal can be SHARP be sure you file down the edges!

Use rolled aluminum instead of steel. It's cheaper, easier to cut and shape, but just as sturdy. Also holds paint quite a bit better while retaining that "real metal look." Also, you can actually scratch the paint off and the aluminum, being made of different silver shades, looks pretty banged up.

Use the aluminum over cardboard. Cardboard is obviously easier to cut and shape, to get the right shape down, then cut down the aluminum to the approximate shape and actually "fold" the aluminum edges around the cardboard, thus using the easily cut edges of the cardboard. Also, since you are folding the aluminum and crimping it against the cardboard, it's easy to put a strap in the fold so that the piece of aluminum can be work tight against the body.

Electricals. Don't be afraid to try and bring a little light to your costume. All versions of my outfit (I'm up to about version 5). Have had the light-up chestplate. Battery-powered Christmas lights, under a colored gel that fits in a hole cut in the chestplate is an effective method. Other methods I have tried: I reverse-engineered a street hazard light (the blinking ones) and had that rigged up for a while. The blinking effect was kinda cool...(but highly illegal). The best electrical unit was off a generic "space gi-joe" or something on the Toys R us value rack that had a little light up blaster rigged to a watch-battery powered pack. That works nicely, and that way I don't have to lug around "D" cell batteries anymore. Still trying to rig up a cost-effective PA/Amplification unit.

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Flight Suit

Vendor To Consider: Man Of War Studios

  • Flight Suit (approx. $180)

JC Fett suggests for "Empire" Boba Fett:

  • Flightsuit light grey with tone of blue. Personally I don't like the look of the light blue flight suits that I see out there, as far as the Empire flight suit goes. It is told to be true that the same flight suit is used in ROTJ, though the ROTJ flight suit appears to be a more tan than blue which was later chalked up to just age and weathering for the sand scenes. Also filming Empire they set the tones to be blue to convey the particular emotion of the movie, so it can't be said just exactly HOW blue the flight suit is (is Han's jacket blue or brown? lol), but unarguably it does have a tint of blue. Personally I would lean to a nice grey with a touch of blue. See the Sideshow Boba Fett Premium Format figure for a good flight suit reference, in my opinion, this is what you should aim for. Also reference the weathering, there should be a lot of weathering around the shin/lower leg areas as well throughout the pockets and sleeves. (I don't own an arkady flight suit but I hear it is reputable). Flight suit shouldn't be baggy it should be fitted. Flightsuit featured a short sleeve over long sleeve. Shins have four pockets for tools. Ankles should have velcro spats/ties that go over the boots. There should be thigh pouches similar to the hip pouches - see LOWER BODY.

TK 7602 aka StormtrooperGuy.com suggests:

  • Flight Suit: TK 7602 aka StormtrooperGuy.com

Flynn O'Connor suggests:

  • Jump Suit (Grey or VERY Light Grayish Blue). COST: $50-70
    Available at Army Surplus stores. This helmet is simpler than the one you saw in the films, but it does the job.
  • Jumpsuit or Jumpsuit Bottom Half
    Pockets on thighs can be made from the same fabric as the hip flaps.
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Vest / Flak Vest

Vendor To Consider: Man Of War Studios

  • Flak Vest (approx. $130)

JC Fett suggests for "Empire" Boba Fett:

  • Tackle Twill, back closure. The Vest is made up of tackle twill material just as the neck seal (arkady recommended). Back closure is commonly done in velcro. The shoulder bells of the vest should be ribbed similar to the neckseal but in vertical fashion. Find the best way to fasten your armor to your vest. Some use strong magnets. Personally I use 3mm leather string that goes through a grommet eyelet placed throughout the vest that then loops to the inside of the armor and ties on the inside of the vest.

TK 7602 aka StormtrooperGuy.com suggests:

  • Vest: batninja
  • Neckseal: TK 7602 aka StormtrooperGuy.com

Flynn O'Connor suggests:

  • Turtle Neck (Same color schemes). COST: $20-40
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Cape

Vendor To Consider: Man Of War Studios

  • Cape (approx. $40)

JC Fett suggests for "Empire" Boba Fett:

  • Tan color with sunburnt orange stripe. Cape fastens to the outer stud on the right shoulder, this is the painted grey stud as referenced in the Armor section. Cape is approximately 30" wide by 35" long, bottom of the cape is heavily battered and weathered. Cape is of a canvas like material (I don't own a woodman but I hear a woodman cape is reputable).

TK 7602 aka StormtrooperGuy.com suggests:

  • Cape: US Army shelter half

Flynn O'Connor suggests:

  • Cloth Cut Out (Make your own). COST: $4

Cut out a cape and attach it to the left shoulder of the neck piece and use velcro to attach it to the right.

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Blaster Rifle

Boba Fett's EE-3 Blaster

Vendor To Consider: RS Prop Masters

  • EE-3 Blaster

Vendor To Consider: Molon Labe Studios

  • ESB EE-3 Blaster Kit (approx. $220)
  • ESB EE-3 Blaster (approx. $350)
  • ROTJ EE-3 Blaster Kit (approx. $220)
  • ROTJ EE-3 Blaster (approx. $350)
  • Hasbro Boba Fett EE-3 Blaster (approx. $120)
  • ROTJ EE-3 Blaster (approx. $350)

JC Fett suggests for "Empire" Boba Fett:

  • EE-3 primary blaster, Pulce sidearm. Your primary blaster is the EE-3. The best route is to purchase a reputable and accurate kit (sidewinder recommended) and then upgrade the parts you can as you go along. Many upgrade the scope to a real 4x20 scope *please note the scopes are purposely mounted backwards, this is the way it should be done, upgrade the grip to a real webley replica grip with wood stock, the barrel is known as a "flash tube", and the little details that apply to the stock commonly called "stock greeblies" as well as the molex connector greeblies that mount to the sides of scope mounts. The Sidearm has been properly identified as the Pulce 40 spear gun. It is a very difficult item to come by, though they are often 3D printed and sold on thedentedhelmet.com as well as some custom runs (stormrider or mojofett for example).

TK 7602 aka StormtrooperGuy.com suggests:

  • Blaster: Bronze Webley, Elvistrooper barrel, found items.

Flynn O'Connor suggests:

  • No. 1 Mark 1 Military Signal Gun manufacturered by Webley & Scott (England) was the basis for the actual prop in the film.
  • Toy Blaster. COST: $20-200

Ok, so I don't have a great blaster. But then again, when I go places in this thing, (like Halloween) it's often in bars that make me keep it outside anyway. So I haven't even tried to get a good blaster for a while.

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Gauntlets

Vendor To Consider: Man Of War Studios

  • Gauntlets

Vendor To Consider: RS Prop Masters

  • Gauntlets

Vendor To Consider: propsandtoys

  • Gauntlet Darts

JC Fett suggests for "Empire" Boba Fett:

  • Right gauntlet; 2 dental files, 4 darts, 2 switches and LED light, Left Gauntlet; rocket, keypad, dental expander and flamethrower. The Right gauntlet features 4 aluminum darts (machinecraft replicas recommended) as well as two momentary switches (these are commonly used to operate as the remote switches for the range finder). It also features an LED light hidden in the front window of the gauntlet which can be activated by a side switch. Two dental files are located at the back of the gauntlet towards the elbow which are blue and red dental files. The Left gauntlet has an resin cast rock or aluminum rocket (dark-side / machinecraft replicas recommended)as well as a Casio MQ-1 calculator keypad at the front of the gauntlet. Above the keypad is a dental expander painted in a brass/gold color. The flamethrower is either casted or aluminum (combatbaby recommended). Overall my best recommendation for a set of gauntlets is Man of War Studios.

TK 7602 aka StormtrooperGuy.com suggests:

  • Right gauntlet: Man-O-War Studios
  • Left gauntlet: TK 7602 aka StormtrooperGuy.com
  • Gauntlet rocket and darts: RussRep
  • Gauntlet Keypad: Original Casio MQ-1
  • Gauntlet dental expander: fettpride

Flynn O'Connor suggests:

  • Plastic Shin Guards and Add-ons. COST: $10-20

Take the Plastic Shin Guards and paint them: Red, Moss Green, Yellow... Whatever version you want to make. Then, You can cut the barrels off of some toy guns and paint them black. When they are dry you can Hot Glue them onto the Shin Guards(forearm units). A Credit Card Pocket Calculator painted Moss Green and Hot Glued onto the front of the left forearm unit can also be added for a good computer console pad effect. You can then run tubing from the back of the gun up the sleeve and under a flap of fabric that can be sewn onto the Jumpsuit.

Look everywhere! Since Fett's costume is made of so many odds and ends, it's hard to say where it all comes from, but keep your eyes open wherever you go. Pieces of clear vacuum-formed plastic for toys, hardware supplies, etc. have interesting shapes that look realistic on the gauntlets and kneepads... lots of little curves and shapes. My gauntlets have bits of a hair trimmer package cut, glued and painted to get the right "flame thrower" shape.

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Gloves

Vendor To Consider: Man Of War Studios

  • Gloves (approx. $80)

JC Fett suggests for "Empire" Boba Fett:

  • Dark grey with white quilted areas. The gloves are a dark grey that have a sort of padded white quilting on the backs of the fingers and top of the hand. (man of war recommended)

TK 7602 aka StormtrooperGuy.com suggests:

  • Gloves: Galactic Bounty Hunter (link not available)

Flynn O'Connor suggests:

  • White Gloves. COST: $5-15
    I used a pair of white gloves with two football handpads (Painted Moss Green) to complete the handwear.
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Tools

#1: Survival knife
#2: Anti-security blade
#3: Sonic beam weapon
#4: Jetpack adjustment tool
Reference Photo

Vendor To Consider: RS Prop Masters

  • Shin Tools

JC Fett suggests for "Empire" Boba Fett:

  • Shin tools consist of 4 pieces, sonic beam, anti-security, survival knife, and jetpack adjustment tool. d can be created and assembled by yourself or a third party (darth vorhees / fetworks recommended) sometimes people us resin casts or aluminum parts. Personally I enjoy these parts as aluminum, though not fully screen accurate, they have the look and feel of real tools instead of plastic (evolution props recommended).

TK 7602 aka StormtrooperGuy.com suggests:

  • Shin Tools: unknown users on TDH and original Patterson squeegee
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Wookie Scalps / Wookiee Scalps / Braids

(Trivia: Wookie is an early variant spelling. It's also called Wookiee.)

JC Fett suggests for "Empire" Boba Fett:

  • Black, blond and silver/grey braided hair hanging from right shoulder. The wookie scalps hang from the right shoulder and are braided horse (or artificial) hair that is tied towards the end in leather ties but allowing room for some hair to fray. The colors are black, blond and silver/grey.

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Flynn O'Connor suggests:

  • Wookie pelts. COST: $2-7

Use pre-braided doll hair.

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Helmet

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  • Neck Covering

Lower Body

  • Pants
  • Belts and Hip Packs
  • Knee Pads
  • Cod Piece
  • Boots

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