Attaching Wookie braids

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    Attaching Wookie braids

    Hi all.This might be a stupid question but what is the correct way to attach the Wookie Braids to the suit?Thanks for your help,Jeff

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    Re: Attaching Wookie braids

    In this picture I used a safety pin. You could use individual safety pins for each braid or one large one.



    In this picture I used some of the sinew, however you could you a thick thread or even fishing line to tie the braids together.



    These are just a couple of the ways you can attach the braids.

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    Re: Attaching Wookie braids

    Thanks Julie for your help.I didn't know if they used something special to hold them around the arm like I have seen in different pictures.Again thanks,Jeff

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    Re: Attaching Wookie braids

    Thanks much, if it weren't for this thread I would've never thought to use a safety pin. I've spent a lot of time trying to figure it out.

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    RESURRECTION! LOL!

    i actually use a zip tie through 2 small holes in the vest. I found the safety pin would eventually pop open sometimes and poke me or someone else.

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    Re: Attaching Wookie braids

    Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    RESURRECTION! LOL!

    i actually use a zip tie through 2 small holes in the vest. I found the safety pin would eventually pop open sometimes and poke me or someone else.
    Someone else? What are you doing in your costume Lou ? LOL!

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    Re: Attaching Wookie braids

    I made my braids but I was just thinking to tie them together and run excess string under the collar armor and attach it to the bolt that secures one of the metal stud things.

    Didn't want to put holes in my vest and I wanted to take them off easy if need be. Some people sew theirs on to the vest as well if that helps.

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    22ssplt said: View Post
    Someone else? What are you doing in your costume Lou ? LOL!
    LOL..well some people like to put their arm around you like animals and shake ya around a bit when they take pictures..im sure ya know the type ...and once one of them got poked with the safety pin lol..they kind deserved it being all aggressive like that, but in their minds you ARE an actual bounty hunter wearing REAL armor...i guess i pulled it off well lol

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    Re: Attaching Wookie braids

    I have one of those large safety pins (I think they're for baby diapers or something) ran from underneath the vest, with the part coming out the top run through the inside of my braids so you don't even see it.

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    Re: Attaching Wookie braids

    Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    RESURRECTION! LOL!

    i actually use a zip tie through 2 small holes in the vest. I found the safety pin would eventually pop open sometimes and poke me or someone else.

    Just one zip tie? And do the two holes stretch over time from moving around?

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    Re: Attaching Wookie braids

    Just sew them on guys.
    I've had mine sewn on for a few years and no problems.

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    Re: Attaching Wookie braids

    Safety pin from inside

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    DeathProof said: View Post
    Just one zip tie? And do the two holes stretch over time from moving around?
    Technically 2 and ive had em like that since 2009, never had a problem with it at all. I have one around the braids (clear one)to hold them together and then one that goes through the bottom of that one and through the vest.

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    Re: Attaching Wookie braids

    burnsy said: View Post
    Just sew them on guys.
    I've had mine sewn on for a few years and no problems.
    Thread or Sinew seems like a much more inconspicuous solution than zipties or pinning.

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    Re: Attaching Wookie braids

    I had mine sewn on as well.... no issues......

    That safety pin did not feel good when it poked me......

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