Some interesting facts and information about my Boba Fett costume:
Believe it or not, this much is true...
- The costume I replicated does not appear in any of the films, but was used pre-production photos and publicity shots. (More photos of these than any other costume versions from ESB and ROTJ.)
- The costume (excluding jetpack) was started in January 1997 and completed in March. Jetpack construction began later in August and finished in time for Halloween 1997.
- Over $600 in materials was invested in the costume and jetpack.
- Costume is a unique one-of-a-kind first with no duplicates. (No, it's not for sale)
- 350 hours of labor went into the costume, while 150 were for the jetpack alone.
- The costume and jetpack weighs in at just under 22 lbs.
- The costume is outfitted with a blinking LED lightbank in the breastplate (powered by 9V battery) and a light beacon on the jetpack.
- All clothing is custom sewn by my mother, Connie Skaines. (she rocks!)
- Over 16 tubes of epoxy, 9 sticks of epoxy putty, and over 2 sq.ft. of Velcro are used throughout.
- Sintra is the main ingredient in all armor pieces, while the majority of jetpack consists of Signfoam, PVC piping, and craft cones.
- Too many pictures have been snapped at various conventions, shows, and concerts to possibly keep track of...
- Jeremy Bulloch himself said it's the "Second best" replica he's ever seen. (He said there is a guy in Australia with an "awesome" replica that looked dead on to the original.)
- My hard labor has paid off as the costume has helped me win over $500 in cash and prizes at costume contests and more recently four roundtrip airline tickets to London. Thank you, British Airways!
- Seen at Blockbuster Rockfest, Fry St. Fair, Dallas and Austin Toy Shows...with more to come in May!