Han Solo Costume

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by kay_dee, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. Blackthorpe Jedi Knight

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    Feb 6, 2003
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    Thanks, kay_dee! I'll definitely look into that pattern. The only thing holding me back is the price, as I'm on a pretty tight budget right now. Of course, the BDU costs more... Do you know, off hand, about how much fabric the jacket takes with that pattern?
  2. Blackthorpe Jedi Knight

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    Feb 6, 2003
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    Ok, I finished my vest. It is not film-accurate, nor do I need it to be. I figure, I don't look like Harrison, so I don't need a perfect costume. Besides, I'm not likely to join RL or DST, and I'll probably create my own custom persona anyway. With that in mind, I intentionally left the flap off of the right breast pocket. I'm pretty happy with the way this turned out. Here are some pics:

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1071/576439571_1a72f6268c.jpg
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1203/576439579_621f585bf8.jpg
  3. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 17, 2002
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    I did make a tutorial on the Han Solo vest from ANH...if anyone is interested...
    you can send me a PM...I don't get on here every day...so it might be awhile till
    I answer..

    http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa304/schphgochi/Misc/HanSoloVestfront.jpg

    http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa304/schphgochi/Misc/HanSoloVestBack.jpg

    I also have tutorials on:

    Rebel Fleet Trooper-complete costume
    Endor Rebel Soldier-all except vest-working on that
    X-Wing Flak Vest
    and
    some Jedi Tutorials...many are my first efforts...and not really good...
  4. Kelldar Jedi Knight

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    Sep 6, 2003
    I'm also looking for a pattern to use for the ESB shirt, I've been looking a little but have yet to find anything, so I'd love to hear what others used.
  5. StoyBoy720 Jedi Master

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    Jun 26, 2003
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    Bumping the thread up, I'm also looking for a pattern for an ESB Han, though I'm planning on using it to make the black shirt for Ceremonial Luke...
  6. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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  7. HeatherD Force Ghost

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    Feb 12, 2005
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    I hadn't found any suggestions for pants patterns that include the curved seam in the seat. This is evidently a common thing in pants for horse riding, so I spent a good while looking at sewing patterns for equestrians! I found a men's western pattern that seems like it could work really well:

    http://www.buckaroobobbins.com/index_files/Page376.htm

    It's the first on the page; the britches. Obviously you'd need to modify the back waistband and add belt loops, but it seems like it would be really useful for Han's pants! The high rise in the front and slim cut seem perfect, and it looks like it would work really well in denim! Many other breeches patterns I saw are intended for stretch fabrics, and I couldn't find any other men's patterns that included the "full seat" detail in the back (I only found it for women).

    You might also be able to find similar patterns if you search for "civil war cavalry pants."
  8. Jabari Force Ghost

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    Jun 25, 2007
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