Often asked: How To Build A Stormtrooper Costume?

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How much does a stormtrooper costume cost?

Depending on the complexity of the costume build, you could pay anywhere from $1,500-$2,000 for your basic Stormtrooper or Snowtrooper armor.

What are stormtrooper costumes made out of?

The helmets and armor are made from vacuum formed plastic. With its heavy scuff marks and dings, this stormtrooper costume shows the wear and tear of a battle with the rebel forces.

Why is stormtrooper armor so expensive?

The stormtrooper armor looks like injection molded plastic to me. As far as I know injection molds are a very costly sunk cost. Since the production run was fairly limited I’d imagine that the high cost of the molds would result in a fairly high cost per unit for stormtrooper armor.

Why is stormtrooper armor so bad?

Stormtrooper armor proving ineffectual against blaster fire in The Empire Strikes Back Stormtrooper armor as portrayed in the films is highly ineffective as combat protection and is generally hindering to the wearer. This is because two different designs were used for the helmets in the film.

Why do Stormtroopers die so easily?

The Stormtroopers die very easily because the plot demands that our intrepid heroes always succeed against the enemy. When Stormtroopers are hit by blaster shots, they are flung backwards due to the kinetic force of the shots. Most of the time, the Stormtroopers don’t actually die, they are simply incapacitated.

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Why are stormtroopers useless?

Stormtroopers are weak on purpose, because there are too many of them for palpatine to personally ensure his control over, so they can be countered as necessary by assets he did have personal control over.

Can Stormtrooper armor stop blasters?

According to Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition from the current canon, stormtrooper armor is impervious to projectile weapons and most melee attacks. The armor also protects the trooper from blaster bolts by dispersing the heat from the bolt, often leaving them incapacitated (but alive) or entirely unimpeded.

How can I make my costume fit better?

Open the seams along the part of the costume you wish to make bigger by using a seam ripper or scissors. Sew the fabric piece you have cut along one side of the seam and then along the other, according to how much extra space is needed. This technique is called adding gussets.

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