Behind the mask: How a 'Star Wars' fan became Boba Fett

Andrew Miller works at a law library by day, but moonlights as one of the most feared bounty hunters in the "Star Wars" universe.

Meet Andrew Miller, part of an elite group of costumers who seek movie-quality perfection in their outfits. Christopher MacManus/CNET

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.

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Crave contributor Christopher MacManus regularly spends his time exploring the latest in science, gaming, and geek culture -- aiming to provide a fun and informative look at some of the most marvelous subjects from around the world.

 

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