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Something I haven’t been seeing anywhere is a way to make armor (not needing to be screen accurate or anything) for less than $200? I’m on a low budget and I already have a helmet. I’m just looking for a way to get/make stormtrooper armor that is higher quality than party city level costumes, but doesn’t need to be screen accurate. Any suggestions?

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All I could suggest is foam or pepkura builds, there are a few builds on the internet you may be able to follow, check Google https://www.google.com/search?q=pepakura+stormtrooper&sxsrf=ALeKk035jnn9BRd50Dyjm8V-Av2sxAryGw:1603318348095&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjX8OWk2sbsAhUj63MBHeLQCswQ_AUoAXoECA8QAw&biw=1255&bih=643

 

Here you will find pretty much all armor is at least 501st approved so you won't find any under $200, this is not a cheap hobby to get into but once you have spend the money you will have it for a long time, there is always the option of on-selling too

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21 hours ago, gmrhodes13 said:

All I could suggest is foam or pepkura builds, there are a few builds on the internet you may be able to follow, check Google https://www.google.com/search?q=pepakura+stormtrooper&sxsrf=ALeKk035jnn9BRd50Dyjm8V-Av2sxAryGw:1603318348095&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjX8OWk2sbsAhUj63MBHeLQCswQ_AUoAXoECA8QAw&biw=1255&bih=643

 

Here you will find pretty much all armor is at least 501st approved so you won't find any under $200, this is not a cheap hobby to get into but once you have spend the money you will have it for a long time, there is always the option of on-selling too

Ok, thanks

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Just be aware if you are seeking 501st legion approval it would be very hard to make foam armor to that basic standard. If it's for a hobby or Halloween go for it ;) 

 

In case you are interested 501st base requirements can be found here https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TK_anh_stunt

 

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