Welcome to my nerdy world of costuming

In this blog I will, to some extent, document costumes I make and describe how I did the different things.

I will post some pics and info around my stormtrooper armor, which I finished in the fall of '08. But most importantly show how I'm coming along with my current project, which is the ESB version of Boba Fett.

Enjoy your stay!

Ok guys, big update today!!

First of all, I got my BM lid today. It´s a real beauty to say the least. So, in good TK-2330 tradition, the first thing I did when I got it home was to paint it!! I just did the insides black to start with. When that had dried I went over it woththe first layer, a light grey. Tomorrow I´m starting on the left ear (following TerminalFettlers step-by-step ESB guide on this one).

Here´s some pics (they are mirrored, so no, the dent is not on the wrong side):

I also have an aluminum RF-stalk with a hollow top for working LED´s on the way, a new ammo belt, the volkerc ESB sidearm, Fettpride holster, shin tools made from accurate found parts and a working scope for the blaster on the way.

Fettpride also said that my armor will ship today, so it´ll be here soon I guess:) 

Lastly, I dyed my flightsuit the correct color (from grey to light blue) and also started weathering it, pics to come tomorrow.

Here's another one I made the other day:

I recieved my ESB pouches and flashtube from FettDad at TDH today! I'll post some pics later.

I also fiddled a little with photoshop for fun, doing up this image of Wickedbeards Vader (the original can be seen here http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32751:

Here´s what´s to arrive in the following couple of weeks:

1 set of Fettpride v. 3 ESB armor
ESB side pouches
Sidewinder ESB resin blaster kit
1 Heiland flash tube

Updates with pics will follow as the items arrive at my door, stay tuned!

Here's where I'm at right now. Everything is painted except for one of the thruster, since I had to glue it back together after dropping it, and a couple og the parts on the underside of the pack (yellow bottoms on the two cylinders and the greeblie-kit in the center). I also have to make a fundtioning LED for the beacon and the hooks for the harness.

On to the pics:

The pack:

Pack 1


Pack underside

Metal ring on the rocket:

Metal ring

Handpainted stuff:

Spine details

Rocket top:

Rocket top

Rocket body:

Rocket body

Weathering details:

Piano keys

Rusted stabilizer:


Rusted beacon:



Thruster 2

Rust, wear and tear:

Rust details 1

Hope you like it!

Painted most of the jetpack today, still som details to get on there though. But I'll get that done tomorrow or in the coming week.

Here's what it looks like so far:


Rusted connectors on the bottom:

Rusted connectors

Yesterday I finished painting the silver layer on the pack, and it's looking mighty nice!