He disapproved your gloves as well....the GML said they were not weathered enough. Any weathering suggestions for your gloves nasty? I don't want to do anything that would damage your material used.your GML must be looking at the wrong version of the helmet, perhaps he's mistaken your ROTJ for SE. ask him if he would post the costume on the GML boards on the 501st. anyway, if your hoses aren't flexible enough you can heat them up in a hot car. put on the flightsuit top and the right gauntlet, attach the warm hoses and let them form to a more comfortable curve and cool.
The hose idea is a cool one...would soaking the hoses in hot water also have the same effect?