Hello all, I have received alot of emails regarding the actual Jango costume, so I thought that I would type up a little bit of a summary on everything. Maybe it will help, maybe not, but if you are going for accuracy, here you go...
Kenneth Cole Pit Crew with all logos removed (this goes for everything on the costume actually, all replaced with the LAK logo). Snaps inserted to boots near the lower back for the shoe armor to attach to.
Heavy material, velcro up front (from waist to collar), double sleeves. Underneath the double sleeves are attachments for the gauntlet tubing to clip into. Slits cut into flight suit for armor attachments at shin, knee and thigh. Also, three slits in back for the jet pack attachment. The flight suits color is always a fun topic. In normal, it is a dark lavender or purple. In brighter light, it looks even more purple. However, in darker light or shade, it takes on a blue tint. I actually just finished dyeing my flightsuit after many, many, many, many trial runs and finally got the most accurate color that I have been able to find. It looks like a deep purple, but changes color in different light, just like the real one. If anyone is interested in the dye mix for their own flight suit, I can post it.
Not much explination needed on the armor, I think everyone has a pretty good idea on this. On the back of the shin and thigh armor, there are two sets of elastic bands that go inside the flight suit (through the slits), around the leg, and snap into the backside of the armor pieces. The knee armor only has one piece of elastic and also goes into the flight suit. Surprisingly, there is not a single piece of velcro on Jango.
Jeesh, this is a busy area. Okay, first you have the cod piece belt. Simply the cod piece armor attached to a belt that goes on first. Secondly, the gun holster. Leather belt with leather piece that hangs down and connects with the small metal piece that connects the two rings. Next, the rope belt. To be honest with you, I didn't count the braids in it, but it is a leather braided rope belt. I personally am doing a regular rope belt dyed brown until I can find a nice leather rope belt. Finally, on top of everything, the 7 pouch ammo belt. Once all of that is on, the is a wide piece of leather that ties around the very back (where all the buckles are) in order to cover up all the connections.
Dark gray leather with zipper opening on the right side under arm and at neck. Slits in back for the jet pack straps. All of the chest, shoulder and back armor is permanently attached. It appeared as if it was glued on along all edges. I tugged on the chest plates and there was no way they were coming off.
Navy blue smooth leather gloves. Not much else to say about those.
I'm not going to go into what they look like, I think everybody knows that. But there are a couple of interesting little tidbits. The guantlets are hinged, they are then locked into place once they are on by a long metal pin that slide in from the forearm to the wrist on the inside of the guantlets. Let me tell you, they were a ***** to get locked. There is no way they could accidentally come undone. Also, the tubing that come out of the gauntlets connects under the second sleeve with connector pieces. I don't know how to describe them exactly, they look like what are on backpacks or something like that. They just snap together and lock into place.
Also, no need for explination. The harness is interesting though. I explained it in another thread a while back, but I couldn't find it, so I will try again. Underneath the flight suit, on the chest, is a leather piece. Out of this leather piece is four straps. Two go over the shoulder and two go under the arms, all under the flight suit. In the back, the four straps connect to another leather piece that is higher on the back that the front piece is. Out of this leather piece come the three straps that connect directly to the jet pack through the flight suit and the vest. The jet pack on the mannaquin was incredibly loose, in fact, we had to have somebody hold it against the body when we lowered the protective case over it, then let it just rest on the glass.
They used a purple baclava (sp?) to cover the neck from the collar to the helmet (actually, we but it on backwards so that nobody could see the mannaquin face through the visor). Underneath the helmet, there was a navy blue gasket glued into the bottom of the helmet. You would be surprised at how simple the inside of the real helmet looks. Literally no padding with the exception of one piece of black foam at the very top. Not in the least bit comfortable. No fan, no speakers nothing inside. Rangefinder was not moveable. The helmet was alot smaller than you would think.
Well, that is a basic summary. Hopefully, it will help somebody who is putting together a Jango costume. I know that I have been incredibly detailed in the building of my Jango, almost too detailed. But, it will eventually be worth it. Let me know if there is anything else that you want to know. Have a good one.