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Hello from Nashville! (Different person)

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 Im Jason Vitala from Nashville, TN. Since I was 7 yrs old in 1977, Ive always dreamt of having/being a Stormtrooper. Now that Im all grown up, I can finally afford to make that dream come true. There are tons of sites online concerning info on this dream, so I decided to start here. I guess the first time I heard of, or saw, the 501st was probably during ROS release here in Nashville. I probably heard of the 501st prior to that, but more so in passing via mags and whatnot. The internet was still pretty young then and my income and interests were elsewhere. My first step is getting armor. There sure is a lot of garbage costumes out there, and from what Ive read here, eBay is one place you shouldnt look. I sure would appreciate any help procuring my first Stormtrooper armor. I want, ready to wear, ANH full armor including blaster. My budget is $2,000. Is that possible? I would like to attend a 501st event in my area just to see what is expected of me if I decide to join. Any help would be great. Thanks!

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Hello, Jason!

  For $2,000 you can probably get one premade, but you can build yourself for way below that and there are a lot of people who can help you. 

   If you haven't already, sign up on http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/, which is the 501st Stormtrooper detachment. They offer a lot of tips and resources to help you get started. Definitely avoid most armor you may see sold on eBay.

 

Welcome!

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Welcome! With the holidays, most of the events chill out for a while afterwards. There is an event at Lipscomb coming up in Feb. that might be a good one to go out and meet some folks at. Always good to volunteer to 'handle' at an event as a newbie, to see how an event works, how to help others put their gear on, etc. 

I imagine once it warms back up towards spring, you'll start seeing armor parties crop up again where people get together to work on builds and hang out. Several in the Nashville area , including myself, have a bunch of projects siting around that need work. 

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welcome! u can pro build it yourself for half that or less. so... get 2 costumes!!!!

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Welcome!  Like the others have said, you can probably build a stormtrooper yourself for $800 to $1000.

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Welcome aboard! When you finally decide which route you're going, you'll find a lot of help for your build on these boards.

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