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    Neckseal-close in front or back??

    Here is a good one, what is the proper way to close your neckseal, front or back?? I have seen people do it both ways. I guess if your neckseal is built into your vest, you probably have to close in the back, and if attached to your jumpsuit, you close it in the front. If its a seperate piece, I guess you have the choice(as I do). Since I am going for an AOSW theme, my intention would be to close it in the front to be accurate to the AOSW display. Discuss.

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    I believe the "real" neckseal attaches to the Jumpsuit, so it closes in the front.
    Mine is seperate, I close it in the front.
    like you said, if it's attached to the vest, then back

    Front is "correct" but rear is fine too.

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    I agree 100%. On the Original costume the neck seal is on the Jumpsuit, so front closure is the way to go. It is held closed by White Velcro at the top and Hook 'n Eye in the middle.

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    I have mine attached to the vest, so the closure is in the back, but the original costume had the neckseal closure in the front.

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    I agree that the neck seal should be on the jumpsuit. Of all the photos I saw of the original suite, it seems to makes sence. The smoothness around the neck of the vest seems the the neck seal is attatched to the jumpsuit. However I have seen the ones on the vest and they look just as nice.

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    It closes in the front and should be sewn onto the jumpsuit. Funny that I had been wearing mine the wrong way the entire time I had been Fetting ... thanks to GBH for catching this.

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    So, let me ask a question. I would like the opinion of the masses please. Would you prefer a neck seal that is seperate, or would you prefer a neck seal that is attached to the suit?

    It seems to me that having attached to the suit, would help make the costume a bit more comfortable, it is one less little layer of fabric that is not needed. Which can make the costume more hot and less comfortable. On the other hand, if it is separate, you could use with the opening in the front, or the opening in the back, depending on what version you are going with at the time. So it would be more functional. What does everyone think is better?

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    Id go for the neckseal attached to the flightsuit, opening forward, but thats just me.. I prefer the realism over comfort

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    Hey Alcfalath,

    You are the very reason I am checking up on this. I have been thinking about this and ran it by my friends. One other drawback would be that you cannot modify and change the color of the suit if the seal is attached, and you would be stuck with the seal facing front, or facing back, which ever way you decide. You would not be able to alternate if you decided to do one version and then change to a different version.

    Comfort-wise, I think it would be MORE comfortable with it attached to the flighsuit, rather than as an extra piece.

    Hm, Hope others chime in!!


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    Nice to know Lady,

    Well whatever you go for im sure I, and everyone else, will like. :-) as long as the seal can be done up at the front though :-P I just love the snug feeling of them, as I have used them before when flying

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    I think it would be more comfortable attached to the suit.

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    Thank you everyone for the info here!
    I will defer to Shaak Ti and Jimmy BufFETT on this one.



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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    Hi Debbi,

    Movie accuracy is always a plus, but if you do have a quality product, why stop at just one method? There are some others [like me ] who are happy with their jumpsuits but are in the market for neckseals as is.

    As for the front or back attachment, have it as an option? If you can manage it?

    Just my thoughts...

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    I have no intention of limiting production of the neck seal to one or the other, just wanted to get a general opinion if sewn on is better, or if sewn on would not be canon. I would definitely make it a choice.

    I research everything that I make, as much as possible. It is very important for me, for us, to make a good costume, that is THE most important thing!

    I love SW. I love costuming and the detail of this costume, the attention to detail for the construction of these costumes are amazing. I find it a challenge and fun, to make as close to canon as possible.

    Again, thanks to everyone who has given me info on this forum!!


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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    Thought I'd put my 2 cents in.

    Here is a reference photo of the costume and the way the neckseal is attached:


    Personally, I like it attached to the jumpsuit. Seems more accurate. However, it being separate would be fine too. I don't think it would be noticeable as its own piece.

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    Wow, that is a GREAT picture!!

    So do you want yours attached or separate?



    Thanks Chad!!




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    Debbi,

    Copy that! Am looking forward to your new work on the neckseals. Thanks again for doing this.

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    Debbi I would love mine attached with the velcro in front. That would be spectacular!

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    I think if you were to offer them, I would do both ways- suits with neckseals built it, and neckseals seperate for those who already have suit/vest.

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    Yes, I think that is the best way!

    But I did want to find out how the actual costume was made. There are so many details that come to light for me everyday. It is very interesting.

    Sometimes, there are details that just jump out at me that I never have seen before.

    My nephew lives in Sacramento. He traveled down to visit last year and went to C4 with us. He went home and bought armor, intending to be Jango, and then got too busy and has not had time to work on it much.
    I would like to get as many details as possible to help him out when he decides to finish. And I am going to surprise him with a suit one of these days!!


    Thanks again to everyone for the ideas and input!

    Debbi

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    I cant wait to recieve all my soft parts... ordered a RotJ kit, Flightsuit with neckseal/Spats/Vest set up.. then i can really start working on my armour would everyone say the best way to affix everything is press-studs and velcro combined?

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    Alcfalath said: View Post
    I cant wait to recieve all my soft parts... ordered a RotJ kit, Flightsuit with neckseal/Spats/Vest set up.. then i can really start working on my armour would everyone say the best way to affix everything is press-studs and velcro combined?
    I'm going to use the snap method and possibly industrial velcro.

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    LadySewforus said: View Post
    Yes, I think that is the best way!

    But I did want to find out how the actual costume was made. There are so many details that come to light for me everyday. It is very interesting.

    Sometimes, there are details that just jump out at me that I never have seen before.

    My nephew lives in Sacramento. He traveled down to visit last year and went to C4 with us. He went home and bought armor, intending to be Jango, and then got too busy and has not had time to work on it much.
    I would like to get as many details as possible to help him out when he decides to finish. And I am going to surprise him with a suit one of these days!!


    Thanks again to everyone for the ideas and input!

    Debbi
    Just a quick note, Jango doesn't have one of these neck seals. Just in case anyone wasn't sure.

    In ESB and ROTJ the neck seal closes in front.

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    i'm about to make a new neck seal for myself that's build into the suit. one less piece to worry about, and then no danger of the bib around the neck seal sticking out of the edge of the vest.

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    Re: Neckseal-close in front or back??

    MandalorFett said: View Post
    Just a quick note, Jango doesn't have one of these neck seals. Just in case anyone wasn't sure.

    In ESB and ROTJ the neck seal closes in front.

    Thanks Jim!!

    Do you think I will ever get to know these details with certainty???
    It is such a daunting task, everytime I think that maybe I have the details down, I find out more......

    Wow!!
    Don Trim's Jedi was NOTHING compared to the Fett!!!


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