Aug 26, 2010, 5:23 PM - The costumes keep coming - AIRWOLF Season 1 flightsuit
Finally finished a season 1 Airwolf flightsuit for myself. I now have less than 7 days to make another for my boyfriend before we fly out to Dragon*Con. Sounds easy enough!
I took a few small liberties with this since you never really see a woman wearing the S1 suit, but there is an S2 suit. The ref pics I have of that one show flat pockets in place of all the cargo-style pockets. So I went with that for mine. Big poofy pockets on a chick's flightsuit would just add bulk, anyway, and no girl wants that. The only other thing I didn't do (yet) was zippers at the pants cuff. But that can be done later. I'm in a time crunch here, people! Don't worry, the BF's suit will be a bit more accurate. We're limited with the fabric...bought the end of a bolt that was on clearance, AKA "we ain't got any more" so I'm trying to save where I can.
Enough yappin'...here's some pics!
Full shot. Sorry it's not on the Dani-kin, but my torso is shorter than the dressform, so it doesn't fit her well.
We're going to replace the metal rad badge with a plastic one...just because.
I love the trim...it takes forever, but it looks so damn cool! We had the MED patches made specially. There are some on eBay but they're larger than ours. The inseam trim is TECHNICALLY suppose to be rounded on the ends, (with no seams) but that'd require using extra fabric...that I don't have.
We'll be using HI-Points for boots because that's what we have lyin' around. We've seen the replicas online and we're not completely sold on them. Don't my boots look like little baby HI-Points? Awww.....
And Hawke's POW bracelet for his brother, St. John.
If you see us at Dragon*Con, give a shout. There might even be some helmets
Aug 27, 2010, 4:50 AM - Re: The costumes keep coming - AIRWOLF Season 1 flightsuit
Loving the attention to detail, obviously well researched!!
Really looks the part also- shame it's the end of the bolt or there would be a lot of guys here interested in a run...
Be sure to post pix of the pair of you when they're done..!
Aug 28, 2010, 4:51 PM - Re: The costumes keep coming - AIRWOLF Season 1 flightsuit
I'm Dani's other half, and I gotta say what a great job she's doing on our flightsuits. She's working on mine as I'm typing this, and she asked me to thank you for your comments, Martin-El. I'm kinda surprised that nobody else commented...granted, the costume's from an 'ancient' show...but I guess nowadays, 'if it ain't Iron Man it's crrrap!'
Anyway, like Dani mentioned, if anybody sees us at DragonCon next weekend, definitely say hello! We'll also be costuming as NCIS, classic Lost in Space, and 2001: A Space Odyssey...among other stuff.
Aug 30, 2010, 9:23 AM - Re: The costumes keep coming - AIRWOLF Season 1 flightsuit
Fantastic work on the flightsuit....great attention to detail! Top job!!
Aug 30, 2010, 5:46 PM - Re: The costumes keep coming - AIRWOLF Season 1 flightsuit
Yea!!! Not a IM or Master Chief thread! I love this show! Do you guys have the helmets too?
Aug 31, 2010, 8:44 AM - Re: The costumes keep coming - AIRWOLF Season 1 flightsuit
On behalf of Dani (who's furiously finishing up my flightsuit), thnaks for the kudos!
Yes, we do have 2 fiberglass helmet kits, but it doesn't look like I'll have them finished in time for DragonCon this weekend. Hopefully, I'll have them ready when we meet Ernest Borgnine at a show in November.
Aug 31, 2010, 10:18 AM - Re: The costumes keep coming - AIRWOLF Season 1 flightsuit
Dani, great work on the flightsuit! I will see you and Art at DC!
Aug 31, 2010, 11:31 AM - Re: The costumes keep coming - AIRWOLF Season 1 flightsuit
Wow!! Great work! I'm a huge fan of the show and think that everything about S1 is better including the flight suits (but espeicially the writing). The S2/3 flight suits just looked too "glossy" for my tastes. I can't go to DC, but I'm looking forward to seeing pics of you and your bf in costume.
Jan 28, 2011, 7:45 PM - Re: The costumes keep coming - AIRWOLF Season 1 flightsuit
u both were a husband/wife team as Airwolf pilots right?
pretty sure I got a pic of u, think I was Flash at the time I'll have to go back thru my pics
really cool flight suits
Jan 28, 2011, 8:53 PM - Re: The costumes keep coming - AIRWOLF Season 1 flightsuit
Very cool flight suit. The real question is will you be landing at the con in Airwolf?
Mar 27, 2011, 8:33 PM - Re: The costumes keep coming - AIRWOLF Season 1 flightsuit
the flight suits that you make are truly a work of art. i was wondering if the suits you make are for sell.
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