We need to rally and nail down a source for gloves and the capes. I think the capes will be easier because we know the soure. The gloves... on the other hand(pardon the pun)will be more difficult. I`m trying to find someone local to do them with no avail. Anyone know a good costume maker willing to make some gloves?
I've been thinking there was something familiar about the Fett gloves, and think I've finally found out why.
I was just browsing through Brak's CD and spotted a photo of the inside wrist of the right glove. Photo 'Boba Fett 797' refers.
You can see a 3/4 or half-circle cutout, with a hemmed edge about 3/16" wide, with an overlap where there is a fastening. I'm sure that these gloves are button-fastened men's dress gloves, like those worn by various Lodge members, plus our police station had a box of them for funerals and formal dress occasions way back when.
I've seen a lot of these worn back in the 70's and 80's. They were a soft, fluffy material, looking just like those on the mannequin. They were imported from England, I think. The white colour, plus the light weight of the cloth and the apparent ease of stitching make me sure that's what these are.
The base gloves were indeed parade style gloves, near as I can figure.
That's what I use as the base on my gloves. The tricky part is making gray dye. And the hard part is quilting and sewing all the material on.
Yep, I still make gloves and sell a pair every couple weeks or so on Ebay, so they're still available there. I've revamped the patterns (now that we have so much great reference material ) and perfected the dying process a little, so the ones I'm making now are better than ever.
The ironic part is that I've never gotter around to making myself a pair of the newer version and I sold off the old version I had been using with my costume. For the first time in years, I myself don't have a pair of Boba Fett gloves!
I was looking for a pair of gloves like doug's on Obi Wan's site. I figured i could build off of them. I found a pair of gloves by Stanley (the tool people) that I like alot. I'm using them as my base glove. I found them at Target for 8 bucks.