Getting dressed

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    Getting dressed

    Firstly, please forgive me if this is posted somewhere already. I've had a search and can't find it.......

    Ok, well I was just wondering if anyone has made a definitive 'how to' or tutorial on getting kitted up in the full Boba costume?

    I've got it all en route, but would love some advice on the best way to put it all on when it arrives.
    I'm sure there must be a right and wrong way of doing it.
    Or even just and order in which things are put on, just like with a TK.

    Thanks all
    Last edited by Nobby; Jan 19, 2009 at 8:40 AM.

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    Re: Getting dressed

    This is how I go about it, (I always tend to forget something and have to go back and take something off ) I found it easy to start by the boots and work your way up.

    Jumpsuit
    Boots
    Knees
    Cod
    Girth
    Ammo Belt
    JP Harness
    Vest
    Jet Pack
    Guants
    Gloves
    Helmet

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    Re: Getting dressed

    take off everything. put the helmet on. go outside. grab the paper.

    j/k


    ESB i do...

    jumpsuit
    harness
    boots
    ankle ties
    shin tools
    knee armor
    chest armor
    backplate
    girth
    ammo belt
    holster-firearm
    wookie braids cape
    cod piece+buttplate
    jet pack
    gloves
    gauntlet
    helmet
    blaster

    dance

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    Re: Getting dressed

    In general, once the fight suit is on , it's TOE to Head.....

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    Re: Getting dressed

    I had to have help to suit up in mine last year. I couldn't get the jet pack on by myself. I'm curious as to how you guys do it. and how do you put the harness straps though the vest slots? I can't imagine doing that without help either.

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    Re: Getting dressed

    Maktosa said: View Post
    I had to have help to suit up in mine last year. I couldn't get the jet pack on by myself. I'm curious as to how you guys do it. and how do you put the harness straps though the vest slots? I can't imagine doing that without help either.
    i don't know anyone who can put the rocket pack on without assistance.

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    Re: Getting dressed

    stormtrooperguy said: View Post
    i don't know anyone who can put the rocket pack on without assistance.
    I did it this Halloween with help from my couch. But I got a cramp in my shoulder doing it.

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    Re: Getting dressed

    Maktosa said: View Post
    I had to have help to suit up in mine last year. I couldn't get the jet pack on by myself. I'm curious as to how you guys do it. and how do you put the harness straps though the vest slots? I can't imagine doing that without help either.
    I used a long strip of masking tape threaded through the rectangle rings to effectively make the straps 5 inches longer. Threaded them through the vest slots and pulled them all the way through once the vest was on. A sharp tug close to where the tape goes through the ring breaks the tape off.

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    Re: Getting dressed

    I'm sure everyone does their dress-up time slightly differently. Here's mine (ROTJ) recently......

    Jumpsuit
    Boots
    Ankle Spats
    Cod
    Girth
    Ammo belt
    Harness
    Neck seal
    Vest
    Jet Pack and backplate
    Collar armor
    Knees and shin tools
    Gauntlets and gloves
    Helmet
    Blaster

    The reason I put my knees on after the jet pack is that I usually kneel on the ground while 1-2 other troopers attach the jet pack for me. Sometimes I put the shin tools in the pockets after the ankle spats, sometimes I wait until I put the knee armor on.

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    Re: Getting dressed

    My 11 year old spotter/son Andy helps me suit up and reminds me if I get out of sequence. His fee is dinner at Red Robin's after the troop.

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    Re: Getting dressed

    My order is

    Jumpsuit
    Knee Armor
    Boots
    Ankle Spats
    Cod
    Girth
    Ammo belt
    Harness
    Vest
    Jet Pack and backplate
    Gauntlets
    Gloves
    Collar Armor
    Helmet
    Blaster

    The only part I need help with is the backplate and jet pack, the rest I'm capable to donning solo.

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    Re: Getting dressed

    Thanks for the tips, guys

    If you don't hear from me in six months, send help cos I'm probably trapped in my gear, halfway dressed

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    Re: Getting dressed

    Nobby said: View Post
    Thanks for the tips, guys

    If you don't hear from me in six months, send help cos I'm probably trapped in my gear, halfway dressed
    The most frustrating thing is when you realize you forgot to put something on and have to take half the costume off to put that item on.

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    Re: Getting dressed

    Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    The most frustrating thing is when you realize you forgot to put something on and have to take half the costume off to put that item on.


    LOL been there!

    or you get everything on and can't reach something. my knee armor slid down my leg a bit once and i have to take the cod, kidney, and belts off just to lean down far enough to fix it

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