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  1. hellopike's Avatar
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    Dec 3, 2006, 2:02 PM - Balaclava's and Chinstraps #1

    It alot of the pictures of custom Fett costumes I see a bit of skin under the helmet... Does anyone use a balaclava with their costume, or is that just too rediculously hot? And what about chinstraps to keep the helmet planted? Or is it not much of a concern when wearing it because of the size and shape? (I don't have my helmet yet so I don't have any practical experience)

    thanks
    Phil
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    Dec 3, 2006, 3:12 PM - Re: Balaclava's and Chinstraps #2

    i wore a balaclava with my version 1 boba this past haloween, but i'll probably be dropping that in favor of just the neck seal as i move on with version 2. and as far as holding the bucket on your head, it seems most people build up foam padding that holds it on pretty well.
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    Dec 3, 2006, 4:38 PM - Re: Balaclava's and Chinstraps #3

    i always wear both the balaclava and the neck seal.

    that's mostly dictated by the fact that my hair comes to about the middle of my back, so keeping it where it belongs is important.
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    Dec 3, 2006, 4:56 PM - Re: Balaclava's and Chinstraps #4

    I wear a balaclava, mostly so people can't your face when they look up your helmet. You can get some real thin ones that don't heat you up too much.
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    Dec 3, 2006, 6:13 PM - Re: Balaclava's and Chinstraps #5

    I wear a balaclava primarily because the camera flashes can go right through the helmet, and I like to hide as much of my face as possible ... well I like doin' that all the time!
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    Dec 3, 2006, 9:51 PM - Re: Balaclava's and Chinstraps #6

    Quote Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    I wear a balaclava primarily because the camera flashes can go right through the helmet, and I like to hide as much of my face as possible ... well I like doin' that all the time!

    Sounds like you need a Bobamaker visor

    -tubachris
    (who loves how the Bobamaker visor become darker in the flash of a camera)
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    Dec 4, 2006, 1:18 AM - Re: Balaclava's and Chinstraps #7

    Quote tubachris85x said: View Post
    Sounds like you need a Bobamaker visor

    -tubachris
    (who loves how the Bobamaker visor become darker in the flash of a camera)
    Funny that ya say that ... I recently got a new BM helmet! I just haven't had any pics taken with it on ... perhaps this weekend when I troop in it for the first time! Anyway, glad to know the "flash through" problem will be over!
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    Dec 4, 2006, 1:26 AM - Re: Balaclava's and Chinstraps #8

    Quote TeamFett said: View Post
    I wear a balaclava, mostly so people can't your face when they look up your helmet. You can get some real thin ones that don't heat you up too much.
    Yep, thin Works BETTER than without one 1.) As stated keeps people from seeing your chin 2.) keeps sweat out of your eyes and actually keeps you cooler by wicking the sweat away. The key is THIN, like body armor brand.

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