I want this thread to be a place where we can ask questions and get answers to all of our costuming questions. Here is mine... When gathering parts for a particular costume is it looked down upon to buy an already assembled part of a costume? For example the Rebel Pilot has a chest box, I saw a kit that was sold and you assembled and painted it. But I also saw one already assembled and painted on E-Bay that looked very impressive. Would it be looked down upon for a person to buy the parts already assembled and ready to go as opposed to the costumer that assembles his costume piece by piece?