The National Film and Sci-Fi Museum Is Reaching Out to “Star Wars” Fans For Help Restoring Bossk


I had to report on this because classic “Star Wars” is near and dear to my heart. I’ve gotten to see a couple of exhibits with things from my childhood before and I know that many items have been lost or have deteriorated over time.  So when I saw a museum reach out to fans for help, I figured I would do what I could to raise awareness.

The National Film and Sci-Fi Museum has some parts of the original “Empire Strikes Back” Bossk costume, but they need some parts made. They would really like skilled fans to help them make it as authentic as they can. So they reached out to fans via their social media.

Their post says:

Hi everyone. We wanted to reach out and see if there are any skilled costume makers out there that would like to be involved in the Museum. We have several items that are missing parts that we need to have made to complete them ready for displaying within the museum.

Here is one item. We own most of the original parts of Bossk the Bounty Hunter from Empire Strikes Back! We own his head/mask, his arms and feet, as well as his gun, all screen used. What we do not own is his material yellow jump-suit and white life vest. We would like to hear from individuals that feel they have the skills to help us replicate this material outfit. We are not asking for a list of companies that you know make costumes for sale as we know them all.
What we need is real, talented fans that care and have the right skills to replicate this outfit. If you are that person we would love to hear from you. Or if you know someone that you feel can do this kind of work them do share this with them as that will help us to be able to find the right person to help us with making Bossk complete and ready to meet you all when the museum opens later on this year.
Thank you all so much and please do PM us if you can help us.
In the photo you can see the late Alan Harris the actor that played Bossk with the original screen used mask
They came to the right people. Cosplayers, fans, and costume makers are going to care a lot and will try their best to create an authentic replacement. Not to mention that it’s just a great way to include fans and boost awareness of their exhibits!  A true win-win.

If you are someone that might be able to help them go ahead and DM them.

Side note, this would make a fun little documentary too. Like “Repairing Bossk” or “Finding Bossk” or something like that.

This just made my day.

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