The Mandalorian Kids Costume Halloween 2020

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Red2

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So after watching the 1st season last year it was pretty set in my 9 year old son's head that he wanted to be Din for Halloween. So fast forward to late September and me starting late as usual. All armor is EVA with some XPS for his whistling birds and helmet details. The rest is thrift store finds, and cosplay junk drawer stuff. His mag charges are submersible LEDs off Amazon. Finished with minutes to spare, but never got to his blaster. His rifle was anemic, and I'll restart that and his blaster build this weekend so we can finish the darn thing. Need to remount fasteners for his pauldrons, and make some tiny adjustments here and there. Last pics are when it was already getting dark and I just put his signet on last night so I'll update with better pics this weekend.

Here are the build highlights:

This is the Punished Props template which I printed out at 90%. I ended up modifying the cheeks later on to be more accurate.
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All the other pieces were sketched out or modeled directly off the kiddo.
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His first chest piece I was really proud of, but alas, it ended up being too big. I tried to size it down but had to just start over. His final smaller version wasn't as clean/sharp at the bottom corner bevels. Oh well. This is the first version.
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Also failed at his first pauldron attempt. Here's the start of the redo.
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First and final versions.
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I ended up making 6 versions of the stupid whistling bird thing. :p
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The more rigid pouch was backed with eva foam. I used light brown craft eva to back the synthetic marine vinyl to
give it a more leathery look. Also used a brown paint marker to hide the white backing of the vinyl wherever necessary.
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Red2

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I did not go the epoxy route for the helmet which made mounting the visor a tad more difficult. The helmet assembly was not one of my better attempts.
Luckily the eventual metallic sheen hides a lot of flaws. (Note the modified cheeks here.)
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I discovered Rustoleum's Filler Primer on this build. Helps to hide those tiny PlastiDip holes, and it dries quickly with fast recoat times also. Bonus.
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Used bakeable clay for the repair job on that right thigh armor.
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enterprise0216

Sr Member
Outstanding working on bringing it altogether in order fashion him a Mandalorian ensemble. Very impressive he may need a bar of Beskar steel. Love it!
 

Red2

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Thanks, everyone!

More pics to come. Curious how it looks in better light. Working on his blaster as I type.
 

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Red2

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Some added details this weekend. I also started on his blaster but just in the early stages.

Added lights to his left gauntlet. Need to make some whistling bird points! And you can see my wonky scrap foam pad buttons. lol!

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And made mock display for his right gauntlet. Some clear packaging plastic, black vinyl and paper with red Sharpie to diffuse the light. Led wired to a battery case with a switch. Not sure if I got the stripe number right.

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We also messed around yesterday and I took a pic with him. I'm in the white armor. :p

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Lear60man

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I gotta know who the dad and son pirate combo are? Im guessing neighbors, and when yall walked up they were like..........'Argh, I hate that guy' hahah. We went to a work Halloween party and there was a husband and wife astronaut couple there. I was in mine (see avatar). Boy did I get the stink eye.

Congrats on your boys costume, home run!
 

Red2

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Lear60man, haha! You deserved that stink eye! He probably thought you were a real astronaut cheating. lol! Thankfully the Peter Pan family were friends of ours and know our Halloween deal. They were super supportive and the kids loved his suit.

Similar story, one of my first costume attempts ever was a Hello Kitty head for my wife. They were having a Halloween parade at the campus she worked at and a contest among the staff and teachers. Some of the teachers grumbled that she showed up in a fancy online ordered HK head. She had to explain that her husband made it. It's an indirect form of flattery, definitely. The elementary school kids lost their mind. They thought the real Hello Kitty showed up to her school. She said she felt like a rock star. :D
 

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