Becoming Boba Fett

He may be a man of few words, but after appearing in Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett became a legend.  As a child, I witnessed the mysterious bounty hunter use his cool, meticulous methods to obtain the elusive Han Solo.  That was when I knew that I had to construct my own Boba Fett costume.  I’ve created this site to try and document that process…


1977 is a memorable year for me;  it’s the year I first saw Star Wars.  I recall sitting in the theater, in total awe at what I was seeing take place before me on that giant silver screen.  As each new character, creature, or spacecraft appeared, I was transported deeper into that “galaxy far, far away.”  On that day, I was hooked, and I have been a fan ever since.

Fast forward to Halloween…  I wasn’t satisfied with getting a Star Wars costume that came in a box from the dime store;  I had to have a more “accurate” Darth Vader costume.  So, I scrapped together cardboard, balsa wood, foam, and other materials to construct my own.  While it wasn’t perfect, it was enough to throw me into the world of costuming.

Then, The Empire Strikes Back came out and my new obsession would be to build a Boba Fett costume…

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