Boba Fett Costume Build

As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been building a Boba Fett costume for Halloween. It began with my wife’s innocent comment that it would be fun to dress up as Star Wars characters as a family, and when the costume I bought online didn’t live up to my expectations, I began to research how I might build my own costume. Fortunately, there’s a ton of great tips online, and I quickly found myself totally hooked. I love a good project, and without a doubt, this has been the best project I’ve ever attempted.


Below are photos of my costume through the process. I’ll continue to update this post as I add new components.

Rather than just serving as an example of my compulsiveness, I hope that others attempting to build a Boba Fett costume might find some ideas here and avoid some problems I encountered.

Pics of completed costume here.

22 thoughts on “Boba Fett Costume Build

  1. Dude! That is insane! Unbelievable, incredible work, but…… still insane!

  2. Rocio Tsitsey

    Wow, this is amazing! I can’t wait to show it to my boys. Do you think you could sew me up some curtains?

  3. Rocio Tsitsey

    Sammy is requesting a clone helmet (he said not to mix it up with the boba fett one)… And make it look like Rex.

  4. I think you have lost it, dear one!

  5. Oh, by the way, you are truly a creative genius!!! Love you! M

  6. WOW!!! An amazing effort and production. Very impressive. I think you have a career in costume design awaiting you in HOllywood :) Lots of love, Sidney

  7. Speechless!!!!!! Cool!!!!

  8. […] For photos of the work in progress, go here. […]

  9. Graham Levitt

    where did you get the aluminium sheet?
    Awesome work by the way!

  10. Graham Levitt

    Thank you so much Kyle, We dont have either of them in Australia, but i get the idea.
    My wife has already said “your’e not doing that indoors!”

  11. Graham Levitt

    You wouldn’t say it was funny if you saw her face when she said it! Im really just planning to use your ideas as my guide, picked up a blaster at Target on the weekend. The only difference to your brilliant effort (loved your whole familypic too!) is thet Im going to modify the helmet.

  12. That’s cool, Graham. Thanks for the compliments. I seriously thought about modifying the helmet as well, but I chickened out. :)

  13. […] I made it myself using some wood, an old green shirt, some fake vinyl leather (on hand from my Boba Fett costume), and a store-bought leggings and boots (both on […]

  14. […] For photos of the work in progress,¬†go here. […]

  15. nothing important

    this is pretty sick man! how long did it take you to make? i want to do it before the 18th and today it the 5th. i also have school and work in the way. any ideas on how to shortcut the gauntlets? please email me soon if you get this comment

  16. quite amazing – Thanks I am making a boba fett costume for a build a bear – your pics help!!! Thanks

  17. How did you make the basis for the helmet?

  18. […] several years, since I first started working on my Boba Fett costume, I’ve thought it would be fun to build a costume that would be worthy of joining the […]

  19. This is AMAZING! My 7 year old picks out his Halloween costume 6 months in advance to give me enough time to make his costumes. Boy! I did not know what I got myself into. Final stretch…just a few more days! Great build.

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