Tidewater, VA Mando costume question

Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by Caranundomiel, Jun 19, 2008.

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  1. Caranundomiel Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 14, 2007
    Ok, so I'm seriously looking at doing a Mando costume in the next few months, and I want to have all of my plans ironed out so that when I can afford the materials I can go ahead and get it done as quickly as possible. (And yes, I know there are probably much better sources for mando info around... but you guys are family, so your opinions matter more than random other mandos. XP)

    So the question is... Once we get the armor pieces made, how do they attach to the suit? Are they removable? CAN they be removable? What I'm thinking of doing is having two variations - one with more like Jango with the full set of armor, and one more like Boba with pockets on the jumpsuit. Mostly this is so, depending on where I'm going and what I need to carry with me, I have options. I like the Jango look a little better, but if I'm at a con... I tend to NEED the pockets.

    Ayla
  2. Thumpy Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 3, 2005
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    if you can't get answers locally, which I'm sure you can, and/or if other issues & questions should arise, here are some great sites to help you out.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/

    http://www.mercs.firespray.net/mambo/

    In Garrison Tyranus of Virginia, we have 2 Boba Fetts, 1 Jango, and several guys in the process of pursuing one or the other at various points of costume development. There is also a non-501st member who has a working Jango; he's just waiting to turn 18 before he can join up.

    As an additional resource, consider signing up on our forum, where you'd be most welcome!
    http://www.501gt.com/gt/
  3. Caranundomiel Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Mar 14, 2007
    Thanks bunches for the info! I've bounced around on a couple of those sites already, I think. And actually, if I'm doing an original mando am I allowed to be in the 501st? (Mine will be like either Jango or Boba Fett - both if I have my way - but in an entirely different color scheme for an original character) It was my understanding that the 501st only allowed cannon characters.

    Ayla
  4. ANAKINOS Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 25, 2002
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    You have to be in the 501st already with a canon character then you could expand with a custom. jason or i can help you with the mando. It all depends on how you attach the pieces. If you do it the same way as most people attach them then you should have no prob interchanging the pieces out. We need to have a prop day soon. Jason? can you help out and chime in on this?
  5. Thumpy Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 3, 2005
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    Yes, to be in the 501st officially, canon only. Original mandos are not allowed.

    But, lots of us have multiple costumes; some are non-canon, that are just for play and just for us!

    You don't have to be 501st to be a GT forum user. Plenty of people jump onto our site for basic costume building/prop-building techniques, tips, & tricks. We are very open. Plenty of people just lurk around for solutions to their costume questions. (I'll limit my speak of techniques or additional criteria here, since TFN FanForce is not a costuming group).

    Here's another site I thought of:

    http://www.wolfpackelite.com/
  6. jediknight88 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
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    No worries Caranundomiel, we will get you all set up.

    I am about to start up Mando prop and costume days and get back in the swing of things.

    But yes, we can make it so your armor can come off so you can switch it.
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