I’m quite surprised that I haven’t found anyone at the normal forums about costumes for this movie. While on my recent trip to Kennedy Space Center, I bought a nice flight suit at the visitor center gift shop, which was the same shade that NASA uses. I thought I could make a good Halloween costume out of it (all I have is old military uniforms and movie/TV stuff, I figured I should have something normal people can ID if I ever need a costume for some reason). I just ordered a Velcro nametape patch for the nameplate, a “Space Center Roughnecks” and a STS-98 “Freedom” X-71 patch online and found the small NASA patch I already had in my collection (Had this one since I was about 12. Never throw a good patch away).
These are the patches I have on the way. I also have a full set of patches that would correct for STS-135 (the final Shuttle mission) and I’m waffling between the two. I might as well do it up Roughneck fashion. Heck, most people wouldn’t realize they weren’t normal launch patches anyway as every crew pretty much had their own arrangement anyway. Here are the patches I have on the way, though: http://scifipatch.bizland.com/ARM02.jpgand http://scifipatch.bizland.com/ARM01.jpg
Has anyone else here ever done this? FYI, this is the flight suit I’m using, good luck finding another maker with the same color: Alpha Industries Adult NASA Astronaut Flight Suit (Alpha Industries CFN36502C1), NASA Flight Suits