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    Oct 23, 2015, 6:26 PM - Anyway to gain height? #1

    Hello all TDH peeps!

    So, I stand at 5'10" on a good day, but would like to stand 6' (without the helmet on) while wearing a Boba Fett outfit. My question is, is there a way to add 1-2" inches in height? My only idea would be the boots, such as a thicker sole or inserts. Anyone have ideas? Thanks!

    Daniel aka Shaolin Shogun
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    Oct 23, 2015, 6:30 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #2

    Inserts would probably be the way to go. With the helmet on you could add padding at the top which would give a bit more neck.
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    Oct 23, 2015, 6:35 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #3

    deathproof has right, there are only this 2 ways..but adding padding could be difficult because you perhaps lose view
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    Oct 23, 2015, 6:36 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #4

    5'10" is a great size for Fett! Bulloch is listed as 6' but I've seen so many photos of him next to people I know aren't much over 6' and Jeremy is definitely shorter. Yeah, we shrink with age... but not that many dang inches I'm thinking with shoes/boots he's 6', but unless he was squatting when he was looking up at Vader... he's like 5'10.

    Yeah, inserts. I use a bunch when I throw on Vader.

    Amazon.com: footinsole 3-Layer Air up Height Increase Elevator Shoes Insole Lift Kit - 6 cm (approximately 2.5 inches) Heels Inserts for Men and Women: Health & Personal Care
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    Oct 23, 2015, 6:47 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #5

    The ones BZB posted are good, or something similar. You can find others on E-bay from China that are in expensive. I am 5'9" and i use lifts in my boots to get me to 5'10" I also agree with BZB about the height. I beleive ive seen that Jeremy was 5'11" during filming, so possibly 6' with the boots. But im quite happy at 5'10" Heres a pic of my with Jeremey to figure the height. Looks to me like he'd be about 6' since im at 5'10" with my boots/lifts

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    Oct 23, 2015, 8:03 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #6

    Good to see you with the suit on, Lou
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    Oct 23, 2015, 8:38 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #7

    Human Growth Hormones
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    Oct 23, 2015, 8:45 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #8

    I made some lifts from thick soled flip flops, cut the back end off at the heal and put them inside the boots
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    Oct 23, 2015, 10:27 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #9

    Quote DeathProof said: View Post
    Inserts would probably be the way to go. With the helmet on you could add padding at the top which would give a bit more neck.
    Yep I got some for my outfit. Gives 2+ inches
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    Oct 24, 2015, 12:22 AM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #10

    Great, thanks everyone! Nice picture by the way, Darth Vorhees! If you add inserts, do you run out of room for your feet in the boots? Should I order a size bigger boots to make room for the inserts?
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    Oct 24, 2015, 12:23 AM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #11

    Or there's always this:

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    Probably won't want to wear the jetpack for a while after though.

    Just kidding. The lifts are a great idea. I've always wondered how much room is given up on the interior when using lifts. Or my understanding of how they work may be incorrect.
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    Oct 24, 2015, 7:13 AM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #12

    Jeremy is definitely 5'10" I were minimalist shoes so basically 1/8" next to nothing. And I'm still a bit taller. With a helmet with padding in it or suspension in it it'll make you a bit taller as well. I'll play the my pic with jeremey game too!
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    Oct 24, 2015, 9:38 AM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #13

    I am exactly 6'...



    Not sure if a human will srink that much over the time
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    Oct 24, 2015, 3:20 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #14

    So, how much lift can you get away with in a pair of MoW boots that fit relatively well? I'm 5 foot 8.5 inches tall and was thinking of getting to 5'10".
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    Oct 24, 2015, 5:34 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #15

    Ok, I'll play this game too

    I'm 5'11.5" Got JB to sign my armor at C7


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    Oct 24, 2015, 6:29 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #16

    I wear a 9.5 or 10 boot/sneaker depending on the make. I got a size 11 MOW boot and i have 1.5" lifts in them with no issues.

    Geez your like exactly the same height and build Aaron lol!


    what have a started with the pics of us with Jeremy LOL!
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    Oct 24, 2015, 6:32 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #17

    Quote DeathProof said: View Post
    Good to see you with the suit on, Lou
    Thanks Aaron....though that pic is from 2012 :/
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    Oct 24, 2015, 6:41 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #18

    Quote Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    Thanks Aaron....though that pic is from 2012 :/
    Still... You look great in your biker and your pilot, but I think this suits you more

    It'll all happen again soon enough!
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    Oct 24, 2015, 6:47 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #19

    Quote DeathProof said: View Post
    Still... You look great in your biker and your pilot, but I think this suits you more

    It'll all happen again soon enough!
    Thanks man! Yea, i guess you can see it in my face how much i like my Fett..though standing next to Jeremy helps a bit too haha!

    Now that i have the jetpcks going im slowly pieceing together mine and thats all i need to be able to troop my Fett again.

    Heres a pic of me at the same event (no weapons event ..bah!) with the helmet on...




    Now....sorry about the derail....so yea Lifts..they work! lol
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    Oct 24, 2015, 7:14 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #20

    When I met JB some years ago he was about my height and I'm a healthy six footer (meaning I'm not quite six one and too proud to say six foot and half an inch). My dad is 70, the same age as JB. He's now barely 5'6" but was a good 5'9" as a younger man. I have no doubt JB was once a six footer even if he isn't now.

    When I dressed up as vader a few years ago I used internal lifts inside the boots which themselves had a standard one inch heel. That got me to about 6'3" with the helmet bringing me to about 6'6" which was good enought. Piling on the muscle to fill the suit was more work than any other part of the build. The one thing I will say about lifts is they gave me some gnarly back pains with that heavy costume on and if the OP is already 5'10" it might be just as well to go for it as it is.
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    Oct 24, 2015, 7:33 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #21

    Good point...5'10 is actully a good height for Fett. Also, most Vaders arent 7' in armor so if your trooping with a Vader, being a little shorter actually scales everything down well.
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    Oct 26, 2015, 9:33 AM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #22

    Quote DeathProof said: View Post
    Ok, I'll play this game too

    I'm 5'11.5" Got JB to sign my armor at C7
    Dang, and in flip flops! I think this shows that everyone lies on their Driver's License
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    Oct 27, 2015, 5:13 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #23

    I use these. I'm 5'8" and these take me 5'9" comfortably

    Unisex Air Bubble Cushion Shoe Lift Height Increase Heel Insoles Pair Taller New | eBay
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    Oct 27, 2015, 9:08 PM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #24

    I've been asking myself how to gain height since I was 14...
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    Oct 28, 2015, 10:07 AM - Re: Anyway to gain height? #25

    Thought this thread said how to gain weight. Thought there was finally someone else in the same boat as me haha

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