George Lucas’ original Imperial Stormtroopers certainly looked terribly intimidating when they first appeared in the Star Wars trilogy, but their plastic suits are no longer impressive for science-fiction addicts today. Thankfully, engineer technician Leonard Carson of San Diego Composites, has come up with a perfect upgrade idea for the fierce troopers.
Made of carbon fiber, the armors are both incredibly lightweight and surprisingly strong. They will not protect you in a real war with lasers and guns, but they will make a huge impression on your other Star Wars fan-friends! The special material of which these costumes are made is famous for both its physical qualities and its steep price. Word has it these suits cost roughly as much as a high-end car.