1. teabo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2007
    Feb 23, 2008, 6:02 AM - girth belt #1

    what is the correct size for girth belt my waist is 42 should i get 40 or 42 or smaller?

  2. Become a member for 90 days and create 50 posts and you won't see these ads.Register now!
  3. TD2253's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Feb 23, 2008, 8:24 AM - Re: girth belt #2

    Hi Teabo,

    I suggest you add another two inches to your waist size, so a size 44" girth belt will probably be best. Below is a picture of mine at size 34" which I should've gotten a size 36" for a better fit. The gap should be about 5" inches in between the buckles. Hope this helps!

  4. Seven's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2002
    Feb 23, 2008, 2:18 PM - Re: girth belt #3

    The measurement of the Girth itself is from each end of the buckles. You need about a 4-5" gap between the buckles for the nylon straps.

    Example: say if your waist measures 40" around, then you would subtract 4" to get 36", so you could go with a 36" girth. If you subtract 5", you get 35, since there is no 35" girth, you would round up to 36".

    Hope that makes sense. As far as being a 42" waist, I would go with the 38" girth.
  5. Fettenstein01's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2007
    Apr 24, 2008, 2:41 PM - Re: girth belt #4

    Hey there. I'm slowly getting things together for my ROTJ Boba costume.

    I was going to purchase a girth belt but I'm not sure what size I need to get. The waist in my jeans is 34", so what size of girth belt should I get?
  6. Fettenstein01's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2007
    Apr 25, 2008, 8:29 PM - Re: girth belt #5

    Anyone know?
  7. Member Since
    Apr 2008
    May 1, 2008, 5:36 AM - Re: girth belt #6

    well i guess if u need a gap of around 5 " between the buckles and u r 34" around the waist then you would need a 29"-30" so it looks right get some rope and see where the ends come to at that length before u spend the money remember thats where the buckles should end on each side
  8. Bubba Fett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2006
    May 1, 2008, 8:00 AM - Re: girth belt #7

    I think you really need to measure your waist with the jumpsuit and codpiece on to be accurate.
  9. Fettenstein01's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2007
    May 1, 2008, 4:41 PM - Re: girth belt #8

    Now I'm totally confused.

    I actually read another thread that said you don't measure at the waist. You measure around the hips. I believe that's where the girth belt is suppose to sit.

    For example: I measured and came up with 40", so with the 4 or 5" subtracted I'll need a 35" or 36" inch belt. Since these belts only come in 2" increments (30", 32", 34", 36"...), I figured a 36" belt would be fine.

    Then I read another thread that said if you order... let's say a 36" belt, the actual size will be 2" shorter. So 36" is now 34". Then you have to think "will it shrink when I dye it... even if I stretch it on a board to dry?"

    I think I need a 38" belt. Does this make any sense?
  10. vadr h8r's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2008
    May 1, 2008, 4:52 PM - Re: girth belt #9

    I think either 36-38" should do you fine. its better to be to short then too long and as for dying it after 3 attempts dying I gave up and just followed the thread on here about using latex stain!! worked awesome!!!
  11. Fettenstein01's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2007
    May 1, 2008, 5:03 PM - Re: girth belt #10

    Before I resort to an online purchase, I think I'll go check out the local tack shops. That way I can try it on... and confuse the store employees.

Similar Threads

  1. Girth belt
    By delta0142 in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Mar 7, 2010, 10:58 AM
  2. Girth Belt
    By td 2266 in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Oct 22, 2007, 11:21 PM
  3. Girth Belt/Ammo Belt
    By Jho Bho in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Apr 13, 2006, 5:11 PM
  4. My ammo belt and girth belt (almost) DONE
    By Callista in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Aug 26, 2005, 11:06 AM