JUMPSUIT & VEST

2 - Jumpsuit & Vest (£0)

This was made from a very old blue boilersuit (thanks dad), already covered in oil marks, paint etc, which created a pretty good effect. This was bleached until it looked the right colour. The vest was a large white t-shirt with the sleeves taken off.

Elastic loops were sewn across the bottom of the legs to prevent the legs from riding up when I was putting on the boots or moving around.

Small Velcro pieces were sewn onto the vest, to attach the armour sections.

The Jetpack instructions are much later on in this thing, but this bit is kind of relevant: The jetpack was held on with 2 computer bag straps, attached under the vest to the waist of the boilersuit (just above the fly), going over my shoulders with the two clip ends poking out of the vest. The clips attached to 2 keyrings bolted to the jetpack (picture in Jetpack section).

In the films, Boba Fett's jumpsuit is a bluey-grey. This one was a little too blue, but reasonable. Unfortunately, flash-photography made it look a much brighter blue. This can be seen in some of the photos at the end.


This is the old boilersuit donated by my dad. This picture was taken post-bleaching, which it's why it's a bit patchy.

This is the large T-shirt with the sleeves taken off and velcro sewn on for the armour panels.

The sleeves from the t-shirt were both opened out and sewn together end-to end, to use as the neckpiece – it could be folded over the boilersuit collar and held in place with pieces of Velcro.

Update:

The problem I had with using the white sleeve neckpiece over the boilersuit collar was that it was very thick. At the point where the layers overlapped, there were 4 of them, making me look like I had an unfortunate thyroid disorder.

To solve this, I cut the collar off from the boilersuit. Simple. The white neckpiece went straight over my neck and joined the white vest around the top of the green neck armour.


NEXT... THE ARMOUR

 

INTRO
INTRO
HELMET
HELMET
JUMPSUIT
JUMPSUIT
ARMOUR
ARMOUR
CODPIECE
CODPIECE
GIRTHBELT
GIRTH BELT
BOXBELT
BOX BELT
GUARDS
SHOULDER & KNEE GUARDS
GAUNTLETS
GAUNTLETS
GUN
GUN
SCALPS
WOOKIE SCALPS
CAPE
CAPE
BOOTS
BOOTS
JETPACK
JETPACK
DECALS
DECALS
OUTRO
OUTRO