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Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

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    Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    Hi gang. I was putting my helmet on to show my 5 year old nephew and he said he could see my chin. It wasn't sticking out ( I checked in the mirror ), but from a little guys vantage point, it was visible.


    I've been researching balaclava's as I wear one for snowmobiling, and found the Coolmax version. It's made for warm weather instead of cold. I normally wear an Under Armor skull cap when TK-ing and I've found it to be absolutely necessary for sweat management as well as a good bucket fit.

    Has anyone tried this coolmax balaclava yet ?

    Any other remedies for the big chin ?

    Thanks everyone.

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    Booboo Fett actually makes a solution to that problem. Shoot him a pm.

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    i wear a balaclava that comes up to my mouth... redleaf or redland or red something... i got it at EMS.

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    Timmer are you really Jay Leno? Sorry I couldn't resist!

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    I wear a balaclava usually too. You definitely need it, otherwise kids are coming up and saying they can see Boba Fett's face all the time.

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    Leno is definitely THE CHIN ! No problem clonecollector, I'm not like that, but my nephew made me feel that chinny !

    Thank you dsonik1, and I appreciate the advice stormtrooperguy and webchief.

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    I have the same problem, but i think it looks kinda cool though. specially if you have the 3oclock shadow.
    Last edited by SEEKER; Jan 29, 2010 at 10:25 PM.

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    I concur with seeker! the 1500hrs shadow makes you manly enough to expose some of your chin. LOL

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    I used a kahki colored painters hood from Lowes. Cost about 3 bucks and washes fine. Also soaks up sweat while trooping keeping your helmet cleaner too.

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    I want to say that evo makes a product like this as well. The actor who played SE Fett wore something around his head.

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    The real question is...has there EVER been a reproduction of the screen used hood that Jeremy used underneath his helmet, as seen here:


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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    Since these photos, this helmet skirt hemmed and finished.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails pic_0490-jpg   pic_0491-jpg   pic_0492-jpg  


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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    I believe it's a russian cosmonaut balaclava....

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    would anyone want them if I tried to make some accurate balaclavas? I dont see it covering his chin in the pic though.I have a 4" goatee that sticks way out from the bottom of my helmet. I use the waist section from a pair of thick black ladies tights that I sewd one end of the cut a hole for my face. seriously though I will see what I can come up with for the real thing.

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    They sell half baclava's called gaiters on base at clothing sales...I have a OD green one that i wear when its cold it would work pretty well its Tshirt material, just need a light colored one or even black? Might even cut up a logsleeve black tshirt and use the sleeve as a gaiter....

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    woodman said: View Post
    would anyone want them if I tried to make some accurate balaclavas? I dont see it covering his chin in the pic though.I have a 4" goatee that sticks way out from the bottom of my helmet. I use the waist section from a pair of thick black ladies tights that I sewd one end of the cut a hole for my face. seriously though I will see what I can come up with for the real thing.
    Would be a great idea Woodman! i would definalty be interessed in one. I think more people would like them.
    Standard a black balaclava would do for me.

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    I believe this is the EXACT same thing Jeremy wore under the suit. I'd be 100% willing to bet that its made out of the same tackle-twill material neckseals are made out of.

    Dangit Woodman, first the awesome ROTJ cape, then the braids, and now possibly a hood...how much stuff AM I going to be buying from you?

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    So thats how they did it....I was thinking the same thing lets see what you come up with woodman

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    Definatly wanna see what Woodman is going to create for us! Those pictures are awesome.

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    Oh yea, ANOTHER thing to keep in mind is that the ESB helmet had the molded chin cup from a British riot helmet. The cup definately covers most of your chin, so take that into consideration.

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    Thanks a million for those pics that large they are a great reference. I would have to do it in a one size fits all thing erring on the large size. most guys neckseals are 15-17-18" mine is 21" not that i would make it that big.
    I have a fairly large helmet that I got from a guy here and I dont know what it is ,he wouldnt say where it came from, It was a cast and it's not small since I have a big head so using mine for the sizing will work. I guess you guys called my bluuf now it's put up or shut up... IT'S ON!

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    Do it Woodman I'll need something at some point

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    woodman said: View Post
    Thanks a million for those pics that large they are a great reference. I would have to do it in a one size fits all thing erring on the large size. most guys neckseals are 15-17-18" mine is 21" not that i would make it that big.
    I have a fairly large helmet that I got from a guy here and I dont know what it is ,he wouldnt say where it came from, It was a cast and it's not small since I have a big head so using mine for the sizing will work. I guess you guys called my bluuf now it's put up or shut up... IT'S ON!
    Awesome! Yea, there's more pics in the gallery (ROTJ behind the scenes especially) that show the hood.

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    how about some head circumfirence measurements from you guys to give me an idea how big to make the form to size them on. They are basically a rear skullcap with a strap under the jaw and the front skirt. the skirt is no
    problem...the skullcap is very detailed with all those ribs. I have a great idea how to do it I just need to have a base size ,not too big not too small. post me some numbers.

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    Re: Does anyone wear something to hide their chin ?

    From under my chin, up vertically to the top of my head = 24"

    Around my forehead to the back of my head horizontally = 22"

    Top part of my neck = 14.5/15"

    These are tight numbers. Like the 24" is tight against my skin, so I'd want a little more room in a product like that if I purchased one.

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