Actually not. The mainpart of the Armor is made out of aluminum plates. ( fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net… picture of the unpainted armor) Making the Blueprints didnt cost anything and for cutting out 200 Parts for each armor we choose to let the cutting do by an Industrial Laser instead of handsawing. ^^ and only paid the material and machine-price which was like 150€ for each armor.
The rest was more expensive like the right shoes and Undersuit (which was bought ) the helmets - which i have formed, molded and casted several times (the Resin is expensive) And alot of colors (including 5 diffrend shades of blue)
But its alot of work to bend the plates and smith them into the right direction... But still more durable and than flimsi Plastic, lighter and thinner than glassfiber, Shinier than steel and cheaper than worbla or sintra ^^ And it clanks and screeches ^^
hey I did a costume of a bounty hunter before, but to be cool I put on this epic robe my friend gave me grabbed my 300$ lightsaber and my pistol I made myself it looked cool, I wonder if I still had that stuff would you guys let me join your group.