Tom Hutchens takes a look at just what it takes to craft the unique armour of the Mandalorians over at The Official Star Wars Blog.

The #1 most asked question I receive from Star Wars fans: “Why do you like costuming as a Mandalorian, opposed to doing a screen character?”

It’s a very good question, and the answer has held true since my entry to Star Wars costuming: “It allows me the chance to put a character of my own into the Star Wars universe.” Unlike stormtroopers or Rebel Fleet Troopers, Mandalorians have always been a culture highly identified by their individualism and ingenuity. Those of us who don the armor of the nomadic warrior culture can identify with that sense of individualism, while also embracing our imaginations to create our own personalized character.