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Posts posted by fleurderys

  1. Welcome!!

    Those are both awesome costumes! I haven’t built a Mando yet, but they’re always popular at events. :)

    To start out, since they are both large builds, it may be good to focus on just one first and tackle each element at a time (armor, flight suit, belt, boots, etc), that way as you complete each step you are seeing progress! 

    As Robbie mentioned, it’s tough to find a one stop shop— the detachment forums John shared links to should have a lot of advice regarding good vendors for each.

    A good general rule is to stay away from eBay and double check Etsy sellers with the detachment. Just because someone advertises a costume as being approvable doesn’t mean it is, unfortunately.


    If you have any questions about the process, don’t hesitate to reach out!!

  2. Welcome!!! You have a lot of great advice here already!


    To give you another idea - another budget friendly option to get your foot in the door is Imperial Bridge Crew:



    The jumpsuit you can get from Cosplaysky (triple check their size chart with your measurements). It might be a little slow/dicey getting stuff from them at the moment as they are based in China, but their suit requires just a few easy mods, such as opening up the left arm compad section (I can explain how to do that if you choose to do this)


    Then, it's the boots, belt, and hat.  The belt can be made for around $30, or bought for $50-$60. 

    Boots, you can get used off of eBay or Poshmark.

    Hat- I got mine for around $45 on Etsy.


    This is also the base for several other costumes: TIE Reserve, TIE Pilot, and I think a few others others.




  3. Welcome Trixie! :) I started as a total newbie as well, I still don't know much about armor but I'm now the proud owner of a couple of small power tools and every grit of sandpaper plus an array of glues and spray paints, haha. It's a lot of fun learn the stuff that goes into these builds, it's really given me a great appreciation for Star Wars and for all costuming. Everything is learnable!

    Looking forward to meeting you!!


  4. Welcome! I've never built a TK, but several here have :D @Mike j cosplay @repentance3232 are two of the latest around Nashville.


    Make sure you do your research before ordering armor and make sure they're approved and deliver quality stuff. There's a few knockoffs out there. I think WhiteArmour.net has a great deal of info? Also, there's different vendors that are preferred for look and/or body type, but I can't speak to any of those specifics!

  5. Thanks for the warm welcome, guys!! Happy to be here!


    On 3/28/2018 at 12:27 PM, Lord_Kosh said:

    Might I suggest the GroundCrew costume as the natural supplement to your Jyn Erso?  Even though she was still rebel scum... when in full costume, you could get approved as 501st --if you want to.  And, you can still be Jyn Erso. :sith:


    Yes!!! I am slowly putting that together...there are a lot of pieces parts, haha. I still need to order the armor, and I plan to do that from 850 Armor Works as soon as it's available!


    8 hours ago, AspiringKrennic85 said:

    Sorry I forced your pops into servitude with the Empire all the while helping to create a space station generating enough power to produce mass genocide. lol. 




    I haven't heard of this space station you created... was it anything like Tarkin's? ;) 


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  6. On 3/25/2018 at 1:48 PM, Logan CTS3308 said:

    Jyn looks AWESOME! Great work! Check out events under Music City Squad, that’s where we Nashville troopers are! Hope to troop with you soon!

    Thank you Logan!! :D


    I can't see the events on the forums, but I can view the calendar! Do I need to do an access request?


  7. Hey guys! I'm Laryssa, and I recently got my RL stripes in the Corellian Base end of January. Not in the 501st obviously, but Jyn may have a forged scan doc lying around that may say otherwise... ;) 


    I've known of the 501st/RL for years and have always wanted to join, but couldn't decide on a character until Rogue One. I've gotten to meet a handful of you all at a few events the past month or so -- it has been awesome, and everyone's been so welcoming! I'm looking forward to getting out there and doing more :)  



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