Behind the mask: How a 'Star Wars' fan became Boba Fett
Meet Andrew Miller, part of an elite group of costumers who seek movie-quality perfection in their outfits.
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Three types of people generally inhabit costuming (cosplay) culture: those who buy elementary outfits from places like Party City; those who pursue advanced costumes that tally up hundreds of dollars; and truly dedicated folks like Andrew Miller, who invested hundreds of hours into creating his own custom-made Boba Fett getup.
For Miller, a Michigan office worker, being Boba Fett -- or at least looking and acting a whole lot like the intergalactic bounty hunter -- has become a second life of sorts. The pictorial below explores Miller's "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi"-inspired Boba Fett outfit, which took many years of dedicated work, research, and painting -- and, of course, extraordinary attention to detail -- to achieve.
You'll learn about the finer details of the signature helmet, jetpack, armor, and all the other little bits and bobs that separate Miller's Fett costume from the average re-creation.