Star Wars: Battlefront 2
Star Wars: Battlefront 2
When I was in elementary school, there was this art teacher, who I’ll call Mrs. Art (because honestly I don’t remember her name). The first thing Mrs. Art told my kindergarten class on the first day of school was “If you make a mistake, do not cross it out or erase it or cover it up. Turn it into a new idea.” Back then, I wasn’t particularly good at art - I couldn’t draw well, I smudged paint, I cut crooked. But with these mistakes came opportunities and directions that I wouldn’t have been able to see if I hadn’t made that mistake.
Now, 15-some odd years later, that thought popped into my head when I stared at myself in the mirror wearing the half-finished helmet I was making for my Boba Fett costume and realized I looked more like Dark Helmet from Spaceballs (1987).
28 September, 2021
My name’s Elijah, or El for short. I’m 20 years old and I’m a very, very amateur cosplayer. I’ve only been cosplaying for 3 years and I’ve only been trying my hand at crafting armor and props for a few months. I wish I could say that I’ve been a Star Wars fan since my dad showed me the Original Trilogy when I was 9, but I’ve only been into Star Wars since last December. I’ve literally been a Star Wars fan for less than a year.
Truth is, I actively disliked the franchise because I was jealous of the hype it got over Star Trek, which was more my type. When my dad showed me Star Wars, I thought it was too violent and I didn’t understand the humor. I loved the idea of exploring space in peace, but not having to fight tooth-and-nail against a galaxy-dominating oppressor like the Empire.
But fast-forward 10 years and I catch myself watching Season 2, Episode 2 of The Mandalorian over my dad’s shoulder. I had heard about the show when it first came out - my Star-Wars-obsessed buddy raved about it since day 1 - but I never checked it out because I didn’t like Star Wars. I was over disliking it, but I still didn’t care for it.
But this was awesome. The Mandalorian was a total badass, Baby Yoda was the most adorable little creature I’d ever seen, the score was incredible - and my dad said that this felt more like Star Wars to him than anything since the Original Trilogy. I figured, I’ll watch this show and if I like it, I’ll keep watching it. I managed to binge the whole series before Chapter 11 dropped.
And wow, if I wasn’t confused before. Who’s Bo-Katan? Who’s Ahsoka Tano? Thrawn? Season 1 didn’t have any of these people? So I went to my aforementioned buddy and he told me that these were characters from Clone Wars and Rebels.
I only made it through Season 1 of Clone Wars before the finale of The Mandalorian dropped, but it gave me a little more context than before. I had also done some poking around Wookieepedia to try to learn about Mandalore, but that kinda went over my head at first.
Regardless, I stayed up to watch the finale, and I cried like a widow when Luke Skywalker walked away with Grogu. Also, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge Pedro Pascal’s amazing performance in that scene and throughout the series. And in general. He’s an amazing actor all around.
But from that moment on, I was hooked. I watched the Original Trilogy with my dad and his parents, I watched the Prequels and bonded with my grandpa a lot over those (we’re both Jar-Jar apologists, sue us). I binged Clone Wars and finished just in time for The Bad Batch, which is also a great series that I can’t wait for more of. I’m still in the middle of Rebels and I haven’t watched the Sequels or the other films like Solo and Rogue One.
I had been inspired by Star Wars, and I wanted to attempt something I hadn’t before: building my own armor. Before now, I had thrown together costumes using thrifted clothes and props from Amazon. But I wanted to build something of my own, and I chose to do that with Boba Fett.
I’m sure you’re wondering why I chose him over Din Djarin. After all, The Mandalorian is what inspired me. But it’s all in the pauldrons. I knew my skill level was at 0, so Din’s rounded shoulder pauldron was gonna be a lot harder to create than Boba’s flat ones. Besides, it was more colorful and I also really liked the robes he wore underneath.
So, 9 months or so of very slow progress later, ￼I had about half of my helmet done - the visor, the top, and the back wrap of it. I didn’t have the cheek parts done yet or any painting, and the parts i had were being held together literally by duct tape. I decided it was time to try it on and I looked like a Funko Pop Figure. My measurements had been all thrown out of whack because of the styrofoam semisphere I had picked up from the craft store. I knew this wasn’t going to be the final form and that it was a prototype, but it was still embarrassing as I went to show my mom and stepdad.
Then that Lego Star Wars Halloween special dropped, and I took another look at the helmet and remembered the words of Mrs. Art: Turn it into a new idea.
Since I was already gonna make another Boba Fett helmet, I decided to do Lego Jango Fett because the shapes of the helmet would be the exact same. Also, this way I didn’t have to fuss about the helmet being circle-shaped rather than the oblong it’s supposed to be.
I wanted to share this because I’ve decided to document my cosplay journey for everyone to see. My style is very much trial-and-error. I’d love to learn from other creators and cosplayers, but I also just wanna see how far I get on my own. Plus, it’ll be fun to look back on and chuckle about how I knew so little.
So hopefully I get a little better at costuming, one mistake at a time!
@luoiae good news!
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i’ll be honest, this might just be me woobifying boba and fennec, but i don’t think they would have actually harmed grogu. yes, boba threatens to have fennec shoot him if din doesn’t hand over the armor, but i immediately interpreted that as a bluff when watching the episode.
i figured that boba saw a mandalorian with a child, decided that said mando wouldn’t hesitate to do anything to protect his ward, and came in loaded with a threat that he knew would get him back his armor without much of a fight
the way i interpret them, i really just can’t see either boba or fennec willingly harming a child, though i can see them both being pragmatic and ‘appearing-cruel’ enough to pretend as though they would
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Omega, kicking down the door to Boba/Jabba’s palace: BOBA HOLY FUCK-
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Quick sketch inspired by the exceptionally racey mind of @chancellorcody :
The basic text in Boba's thought bubble is, "Kriff, she's so buff."
The Mando'a text on the chair reads as, "Internal panicccccc AAAAAAAAAA..."
Since it is almost the most wonderful time of the year—Book of Boba Fett Season 🎄💥🎶 I just remembered the first time I saw the Mandalorian S2 end credits scene. I was literally smiling because HELL YEAH BOBA and then for the briefest moment I thought Fennec was gonna sit on his lap and I went 😶
I MEAN I WASN’T ABOUT TO COMPLAIN MOM AND DAD CAN GETTIT BUT I WAS THINKING THAT KIDS WERE WATCHING THIS TOO AND IT WAS QUITE A SPICY MOVE but she didn’t and I was like ok then 🧍♀️
Renaar hates being compared to Boba. At least when it happens with their father, it's while they're standing side by side, wearing the same hard look.
But Boba is never around. Ren can't fault him for it, he's 12 orbits older and was out of the house by the time she was 8, but it still aches in her chest when she's compared to him. He's their father's clone, a carbon copy of the greatest bounty hunter the galaxy has ever known, and what is she? A girl just trying to keep her, their, two younger brothers out of trouble.
Renaar is named for buurenaar, the Mando'a word for storm. Next to Boba, she feels like a piddly little raincloud; just part of his vast sky. Part of his life story, not the protagonist of her own. But she won't say it. Not to their brothers, their parents, certainly not to him, when he's home for Life Day. She watches him mirror their father's little grin when he sees her and smiles back.
" I have a bounty hunter brother! "
boba why are you hard to draw
another one this time requested by @heathenhouse i had a lot of fun with this one :)