$20$ flight suit !! biglots find

  1. #1
    Jluck's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2007
    From
    michigan
    Posts
    441

    $20$ flight suit !! biglots find

    while checking out biglots lastnite, i saw a rack of coveralls and low-and-behold they had whilte ones!! $20 on sale for $15!!

    and with very little alterations i think will make a great match!! im gonna take off the front breast pockets, and the back pockets as well. ALSO save the back pockets becasue WOF shin pocket templates fit perfect!! so why not use that material!!

    so with about $4-6 bucks worth of material to make the thigh pockets and some dye. cutting up the sleeves to make them proper..a few hrs of time and it will be a good boba flight suit for $25 !!! cant beat that! heres a couple pics of the suit.... hope this find helps some ppl out!!

    ~shawn
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails hpim1182-jpg   hpim1183-jpg  
    Last edited by Jluck; Nov 23, 2007 at 12:41 PM.

  2. #2

    Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find

    Ahh, the good ol days when they were pick 'n' save, I'll miss that.

    Bloody good find mate!!!!

    I wish all biglots were the same with products...

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Oct 2005
    From
    Suburban Detroit
    Posts
    336

    Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find

    Which Big Lots did you find that at? I'm also in Michigan. Did they have more???

  4. #4
    sgt kal's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2007
    From
    vermontville mi
    Posts
    8

    Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find

    i'm also in this frozen state, i'll be checking out the lansing store, thanks.

  5. #5
    Jluck's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2007
    From
    michigan
    Posts
    441

    Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find

    i found them at the store on vandyke (m-53) and N of 23. they had about 10 white ones left on thursday
    Last edited by Jluck; Nov 25, 2007 at 9:55 AM.

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Oct 2005
    From
    Suburban Detroit
    Posts
    336

    Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find

    I was able to score a few of these today. That's for the tip! I thimk they fit quite baggy though. I got the 46 LG, and height wise, it's great. The legs are really baggy, as is the body. I bought a couple, so I may rip the stitches up both sides, and take it in an inch or two on each side. I don't want it snug, but I'd like the legs to taper a bit more.

    Any one else have any better suggestions for modding and off the shelf jumpsuit?

  7. #7
    SOLOCHASER's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2005
    From
    Parts Unknown
    Posts
    343

    Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find

    loveless said: View Post
    Ahh, the good ol days when they were pick 'n' save, I'll miss that.

    Bloody good find mate!!!!

    I wish all biglots were the same with products...
    I too wish all big lots were the same. No stock at mine

  8. #8

    Member Since
    Oct 2005
    From
    Suburban Detroit
    Posts
    336

    Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find

    jluck,

    Have you made any progress modding your jumpsuit? I've been trying different things to improve the fit. What seems to be working was turning the whole thing inside out, and stitching an inch in from the edge of the original stitching. It basically takes in two inches on both sides, and about 4" from the waist and chest. I tapered my new stitch at the top to meet up with the armpit. I didn't feel like monkeying with that part. I'll try to post pics this weekend.

    kibosh

  9. #9
    Jluck's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2007
    From
    michigan
    Posts
    441

    Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find

    i havent actually alter the suit at all yet. i'm a bit slow latley so ....igot as far as the thigh pockets, shin pockets, sewen, and the side pouches, spats and cape....after that i got more involved on my helmet......

    ill post when i get further along..... i would like to see how urs came out!

  10. #10

    Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find

    This is what i'll be picking up I think: a Nomex Flightsuit. the color is not perfect, but with work...


Similar Threads

  1. Question: Flight suit.
    By sintas in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Aug 18, 2009, 6:03 PM
  2. flight suit
    By teabo in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Jan 26, 2008, 4:48 AM
  3. flight suit
    By teabo in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Nov 14, 2007, 12:34 AM
  4. Flight Suit
    By psydaz in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: Sep 20, 2007, 10:42 AM
  5. Flight Suit
    By mandaloresa in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: Oct 24, 2006, 1:54 PM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •