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  1. Oct 27, 2006, 3:53 PM - Vest #1

    Hello, I'm new, and I'm making a mandalorian suit. I was wondering what can I use for a vest?
  2. Oct 27, 2006, 7:28 PM - Re: Vest #2

    Please I'm almost doen painting my armor and I need a vest, but what do I use for one?
  3. Oct 27, 2006, 7:44 PM - Re: Vest #3

    Well, it does depend on what you're looking for, and how much work you're willing to put into it.

    One option is to buy a very good replica of Boba's vest at roughly $70 from an experienced prop maker. Or if you have any talen with sewing, you could pick up some materials and create on yourself after modifying a vest-pattern. I've also heard of people using cut-off sweaters (with various results).
  4. Oct 27, 2006, 7:46 PM - Re: Vest #4

    Uh, my mom would crook. the sweater thing, how would that turn out?
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    Oct 29, 2006, 12:38 AM - Re: Vest #5

    Well, think about it. How would armor look on a sweater ? If you say 'good' or 'I don't know', think for a longer period of time. When you arrive at ,"Pretty awful" or "Mediocre at best" you may stop thinking as you have arrived at a correct answer.

    The truth is, limited resources create limited results. As with all things, do the best you can in the moment and improve as time and interest allows. As long as you're not kidding yoursef that you'll have an incredible Fett costume, you'll be fine. Yet, you will have an adequate one. We all start somewhere.
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    Oct 29, 2006, 12:58 AM - Re: Vest #6

    you could use a beige pillow case with hols for your head and arms
    i know a guy who did that

    yeah i am on a budget so i was actually thinkin about that..but i could get one off of ebay for 69.95
  7. Oct 29, 2006, 1:27 PM - Re: Vest #7

    the pillow sheet thing doesn't sound that bad.
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    Oct 29, 2006, 2:16 PM - Re: Vest #8

    I used one of my old t-shirts...it is closefitting...not exactly screen accurate but looks ok....
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    Oct 29, 2006, 2:58 PM - Re: Vest #9

    i told my parents about the pillow case idea..now they want to do that!!!
    NOOOOOO
  10. Oct 29, 2006, 9:13 PM - Re: Vest #10

    k, I'll be on the look. I'm going to do the sweat shirt thing.
  11. Oct 29, 2006, 9:25 PM - Re: Vest #11

    What can I use to make gauntlets?
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    Oct 29, 2006, 10:52 PM - Re: Vest #12

    You should start another thread for "how to make gauntlets".
    ~Slacker
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    Oct 29, 2006, 10:59 PM - Re: Vest #13

    Quote Cylrul Pbz said: View Post
    you could use a beige pillow case with hols for your head and arms
    i know a guy who did that

    yeah i am on a budget so i was actually thinkin about that..but i could get one off of ebay for 69.95
    I didn't use a pillow case!! I told you it looked like a pillow case with holes for a head and arms!
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    Jan 28, 2009, 8:01 PM - Re: Vest #14

    Yeah. A good quality sweat shirt, with the sleeves trimmed and hemmed properly would probably suffice. Just try to find a shirt with thick material and of the color you are really looking for. It would probably work well, if done with care and attention to detail.

    My current plan is to use a modded sweatshirt to make a pattern that I will cut out from a few pieces of "pleather" material and sew the sweatshirt in between two layers of the "pleather". This will give my vest a thick, "kevlar" look.

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