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 anyone ever built a child sized BOBA costume ?

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Re: anyone ever built a child sized BOBA costume ?
« Reply #15 on: Jul 27, 2012, 11:10 AM »
  got this coming from ebay,  cost like $35 with shipping,  helmet is crap,  wont even give it to him,  he has the nicer electronic helmet that plays Bobas voice

not impressed with the gun too much either

Gauntlets and 1 pieces chest plate will certainly get used

got some wookie braids yesterday

his shoes


visor area light up when he walks


http://www.galaxyarmynavy.com/kids-coveralls-flight-suits-p-87.asp   -  went with black kids air force style flight suit ,  hoping to dye it to a greyish color at least.   Was thinking the ACU, dyed a bit or the Olive Top Gun suit might be better so i showed them to my son and he said he liked the black better,  he has to wear it so hopefully i can dull the black a bit with this RITZ stuff

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Re: anyone ever built a child sized BOBA costume ?
« Reply #16 on: Jul 28, 2012, 10:25 PM »
Those shoes are definitely similar to what Boba Fett wore  8)

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Re: anyone ever built a child sized BOBA costume ?
« Reply #17 on: Jul 28, 2012, 10:45 PM »
they are superior to what he wore,  at least from a 6 year olds POV  :P


the armor kit arrived,  kindof a let down,  the gauntlets are very tiny,  barely going to be usable,  I would advise against anyone buying that item for their child.   Poor design,  very small stuff,  helmet is crap as expected so i guess i should of known that if the helmet is poor quality, no way the rest is good or near high quality.   chest armor and gauntlets will work for him until halloween 2013 then i have to replace them,  the gun shoots darts very fast,  a strong shot,  better than any of his nerf guns. 

flight suit arrived,  its a 45 - 55 blend of poly - cotton so it should allow color change from dark black to something softer

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Re: anyone ever built a child sized BOBA costume ?
« Reply #18 on: Aug 01, 2012, 01:58 AM »
jumpsuit arrived,  we RITZ'd it to remove color,  it went dark brown,  so we bleached it and got it to lite brown and are going with that i guess.  Not ideal but dont want to ruin it,  the good thing is that its a good fit on him and not too small or baggy so it will be fine for the SW Celeb 6 + halloween 2012 but after that he will outgrow it so we would have to re-do the flight suit next summer - fall

if i did it again i would get a lite green suit and fade from there or i did see some lite or medium blue "blue angel" or astronauts suits in web searches today,  would be a better starting point then dark black


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Re: anyone ever built a child sized BOBA costume ?
« Reply #19 on: Aug 13, 2012, 03:22 AM »
   many changes stil lto make,  the armor is too big still , he doesnt fill the suit fully and armor as shown looks dumb so i made it smaller

he is in the saturday contest at celebration vi

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Re: anyone ever built a child sized BOBA costume ?
« Reply #20 on: Aug 28, 2012, 12:33 AM »
my boy at SW C 6 a couple days ago,  this was friday morning




jetpack pic,  there are LED blinkers and a glowstik behind that lite gold panel ,  thats his left had "flame thrower" gauntlet i modified,  i will re-do it so i can insert a red glowstick for halloween partys




we got a lot of compliments,  lots of young boys telling him they loved his costume,  a couple dads and reporters asked me about it,  at least 3 dads  (clearly non cosplay builders) asked me where i bought the gun cuz they wanted 1 for their boy,  they were shocked that its just a nerfgun i added to and painted,  will get a good pic posted of it


anybody here see us?   i know 1 younger guy and his GF/wife approached me and asked if i was the guy on the Merc site,  we had a blast all 4 days

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Re: anyone ever built a child sized BOBA costume ?
« Reply #21 on: Aug 28, 2012, 12:35 AM »
What gun was it?

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Re: anyone ever built a child sized BOBA costume ?
« Reply #22 on: Aug 28, 2012, 12:45 AM »


this is his gun,  i removed the scope, shortened barrel, painted in dull black + green camo,  all NERF and other words, etc grinded off via dremmel tool,  covered lines and holes with heatglue

Daniel logan gave it a WOW also,  might of been cuz the gun is almost as tall as my boy

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=507597259266084&ref=notif&notif_t=video_processed   hopefully this can be seen here

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Re: anyone ever built a child sized BOBA costume ?
« Reply #23 on: Aug 28, 2012, 07:36 AM »

anybody here see us?   i know 1 younger guy and his GF/wife approached me and asked if i was the guy on the Merc site,  we had a blast all 4 days

The younger guy was me, and that girl is engaged to Davin Kee haha  :P

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Re: anyone ever built a child sized BOBA costume ?
« Reply #24 on: Aug 28, 2012, 07:57 AM »
Sorry I missed you guys! I would have loved to see this in person.

dAVid.

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Re: anyone ever built a child sized BOBA costume ?
« Reply #25 on: Aug 29, 2012, 11:38 PM »



thats his gun,  finalized,   i painted up the scope also but didnt have him attached it at C6,  it made it look too goofy/fake/nerfy

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