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    Nov 15, 2007, 12:40 PM - Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #1

    Before I go hunting around for stuff that 'might' look just 'OK' I thought I would ask.

    Has there ever been information to what jackets where used for the crew of the Nostromo or the jacket used by Dallas?

    Have you ever come across something that was simular and have a style or manufacture's name?

    I can imagin they were from England... maybe?

    Thanks.
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    Nov 15, 2007, 12:47 PM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #2

    I think they were cut down and altered MIG pressure suits.
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    Nov 15, 2007, 1:40 PM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #3

    Each character seems to have a different jacket.




    here's Dallas' jacket with the laces.
















    Dallas' white shirt (note pip in middle of the yellow Weylan-Yutani wings logo)



    Parker wears a leather jacket.









    Brett's jacket is cloth and has laces like Dallas', but Brett's has no lapels and lacks some of the textured areas that Dallas has.












    Kane's jacket seems similar to Dallas', but note the different pocket zip and details on the front.





    For much of the film she wears a vest, but Lambert also wears a jacket that's of simple construction which has no lapels or laces.











    Ripley wears a jacket briefly.





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    Nov 15, 2007, 2:59 PM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #4

    Wow - that's an amazing collection of photos! A lot of on-set stuff there I've never seen before. May I ask where you found them?
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    Nov 15, 2007, 3:02 PM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #5

    Thanks. Most of those are screengrabs from the extras on the "Alien Quadrilogy" box set. There's a mother lode of stuff on there.

    The posed shots are publicity pix, so presumably somebody out there has better resolution on those if they can scan the printed photos.

    The lower quality blurry photos taken on-set with flash, would be continuity Polaroids.

    - k
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    Nov 15, 2007, 5:35 PM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #6

    Nice job. Sometime I have to go through all the extras in the Alien set!
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    Nov 15, 2007, 10:49 PM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #7




    "I'm ready for my closeup, Ridley."


    And a few for the Sigourney fans out there.















    The complex laces on the back of Ripley's jumpsuit





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    Nov 16, 2007, 12:40 AM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #8

    Stunningly spectacular pics. Thank you for posting these.

    The art direction is totally awesome in this flick and seeing costumes and designs well lit pics is always a real treat.

    Nick
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    Nov 16, 2007, 1:09 AM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #9

    Phase Pistol, thanks for posting those pics.. WOW! I have to get me that DVD collection. I had a orange kitty named Jonsey...he was an awseome cat.

    I have some good ideas now...but when it comes down to it there are plenty of styles that can be used.

    Thanks guys!

    I also didn't realize there is a 'Costuming' section....oh well
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    Nov 16, 2007, 6:18 AM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #10

    Birdie said: View Post
    I think they were cut down and altered MIG pressure suits.
    Indeed.



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    Nov 16, 2007, 9:56 AM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #11

    The MIG pressure suit does look similar, but have you seen the back?



    That looks like waaaaay to much work to modify, the screen used jackets have a simple flat back. Maybe they took pieces off a MIG suit and sewed them to another jacket? Or just based their design off the MIG suit?
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    Nov 16, 2007, 10:42 AM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #12

    Maybe they took pieces off a MIG suit
    That would be my guess. I think the jackets were probably custom made and then dressed up.

    There was a thread about this on the Aliens board a long way back. One of the costume groups (might have been Hangar 18) made a bunch of these jackets using pressure suits.

    Ripley's jumpsuit has that funky lacing on the back iirc.
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    Nov 16, 2007, 3:48 PM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #13

    About 5 years ago a fellow living in CA made a set a jackets & uniforms for a group of his pals. Can't remember his name... (TK-515 maybe?)

    Anyway, IIRC, he used "English cutdown trenchcoats with lacings from pressure suits."

    If I can find the photos he did, I'll post them.
    His were pretty accurate, given the then existing reference material (which has increased as evidenced by the "Quadrilogy" reference photos.)
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    Nov 17, 2007, 3:39 PM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #14

    My friend Mat and I put together Dallas and Cane uniforms a few years back.

    A few observations...
    The Dallas and Cane jackets appear to be the same base jacket.
    Because of the odd buttons and large collars we thought they might be cut down British trench coats.
    Both jackets have the compression lacing on the sleeves but Cane is missing the large web panels on the chest.
    Dallas has gold wing insignia while Cane's has silver.
    They both have the pink piping trim piping on the collars and epaulets which is also seen on the uniform shirts.

    Thoughts on the Compression Lacing:
    The compression lacing on the sleeves and chest of the jackets is the same as the lacing on the back of Ash's and Ripley's jumpsuits.
    The lacing on Ripley's jumpsuit sleeves has been removed (probably to make it easier to roll up her sleeves or tie the sleeves around her waste).
    My thinking is that they had several of these compression jumpsuits and used the back panels and sleeve lacing to jazz up the Dallas, Kane and Bret jackets.
    Another reason I think this is that I've seen the same Ash/Ripley jumpsuits used in old 60's British sci fi films and Dr. Who episodes.


    Our costumes:
    Without access to British military surplus we did the best we could with suplies here in the states.
    For the jackets we modded some old Nam era mechanics jumpsuits and made our own compression lacing.
    We stenciled out the Nostromo lettering on the jacket backs and used silk screen ink for the lettering.

    For the pants we bought two pair each of white painters pants and cut up the 2nd pair to make the extra pockets and knee pads.

    The belts appear to be seat belts, almost certainly taken from the bombers that were purchased to build the sets and props in the film.
    We simply used fastex buckles and made cover plates with the pips.

    The shoes look like Kedds High tops but they've modded them by riveting small "D" rings through the lace holes.

    My Dallas uniform is in storage but I'll retrieve it and post some pics.

    If anyone from the UK can ID the actual jackets or jumpsuits please comment!
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    Nov 17, 2007, 5:15 PM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #15

    anybody know what kind of watch Sigourney is wearing in the pics?
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    Nov 18, 2007, 3:51 AM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #16

    Getoninja said: View Post
    anybody know what kind of watch Sigourney is wearing in the pics?
    Casio F-100



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    Nov 18, 2007, 4:16 AM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #17

    TK818 said: View Post
    My friend Mat and I put together Dallas and Cane uniforms a few years back.

    A few observations...
    The Dallas and Cane jackets appear to be the same base jacket.
    Because of the odd buttons and large collars we thought they might be cut down British trench coats.
    Both jackets have the compression lacing on the sleeves but Cane is missing the large web panels on the chest.
    Dallas has gold wing insignia while Cane's has silver.
    They both have the pink piping trim piping on the collars and epaulets which is also seen on the uniform shirts.

    Thoughts on the Compression Lacing:
    The compression lacing on the sleeves and chest of the jackets is the same as the lacing on the back of Ash's and Ripley's jumpsuits.
    The lacing on Ripley's jumpsuit sleeves has been removed (probably to make it easier to roll up her sleeves or tie the sleeves around her waste).
    My thinking is that they had several of these compression jumpsuits and used the back panels and sleeve lacing to jazz up the Dallas, Kane and Bret jackets.
    Another reason I think this is that I've seen the same Ash/Ripley jumpsuits used in old 60's British sci fi films and Dr. Who episodes.


    Our costumes:
    Without access to British military surplus we did the best we could with suplies here in the states.
    For the jackets we modded some old Nam era mechanics jumpsuits and made our own compression lacing.
    We stenciled out the Nostromo lettering on the jacket backs and used silk screen ink for the lettering.

    For the pants we bought two pair each of white painters pants and cut up the 2nd pair to make the extra pockets and knee pads.

    The belts appear to be seat belts, almost certainly taken from the bombers that were purchased to build the sets and props in the film.
    We simply used fastex buckles and made cover plates with the pips.

    The shoes look like Kedds High tops but they've modded them by riveting small "D" rings through the lace holes.

    My Dallas uniform is in storage but I'll retrieve it and post some pics.

    If anyone from the UK can ID the actual jackets or jumpsuits please comment!
    Richard

    Hey, it's been a long time since I've seen you (GateCon 2003 in Vancouver w/ Dan)!
    Earlier this year I borrowed Mat's Nostromo outfit to make mine. It went pretty well as this was my first major costume sewing project. I still need to make the shoes and web belt. I made 2 more jackets for my wife Colleen and my friend John. This was a fun project! It's cool when wearing the jacket around town and somebody recognizes it being from ALIEN.



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    Nov 18, 2007, 4:21 AM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #18

    A few more pix for the folks.





    Lots of sulking on that set it would seem.







    These are said to be Ian Holm's pants. I'm guessing these are his unused WHITE pants, as opposed to the blue pants you always see him in.








    Ripley sometimes appears without pants.



    What it was like on the set that day. ("Guys? There's a girl in her underwear to the left there... Guys?" )



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    Nov 18, 2007, 4:30 AM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #19

    Here's the guy who almost played Kane... an actor named Jon Finch. He dropped out tho due to illness.

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    Nov 18, 2007, 4:34 AM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #20

    Here's a photo of a prototype Dallas Jacket that was sold by Propstore of London a while back.



    TK818, I have a couple photos of your Dallas jacket as well. I can post them here if you like.

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    Nov 18, 2007, 5:17 PM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #21

    Mat/ TK818: sorry for not remembering your name, but quality prop replicas I do recall.

    Didn't you also do a Panzer Kerberous squad as well?


    SG-RB/ Randy: thanks for the interesting prototype photo & the info on the watch. Double watch just like Ridley did w/ Brayant's watch in Blade Runner.
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    Nov 19, 2007, 10:16 AM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #22

    phase pistol said: View Post
    Here's the guy who almost played Kane... an actor named Jon Finch. He dropped out tho due to illness.


    I did not know this! In all the time I've been a fan of Alien, I had never heard this info. Thanks for the pic!
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    Nov 19, 2007, 10:31 AM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #23

    dropshipbob said: View Post
    I did not know this! In all the time I've been a fan of Alien, I had never heard this info. Thanks for the pic!
    The whole story of Jon Finch's departure from Alien is covered in one of the documentaries on the DVD. IIRC, he turned up to the set really sick, and had to be taken to hospital, where he was diagnosed with diabetes.

    John Hurt happened to be in town and available, and the rest is history
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    Nov 20, 2007, 7:53 AM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #24

    Thanks for all the great picts!

    I might have to make one of these jackets too!
    (along with an A3 jailor jacket)

    I'm partial to the Dallas + Brett ones, but the Brett seems
    to be a lot more work involved.

    The watches are interesting, is that two watches strung together,

    and some type of orange rubber backing?
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    Nov 20, 2007, 9:11 AM - Re: Alien / Nostromo Uniforms #25

    Birdie said: View Post
    The whole story of Jon Finch's departure from Alien is covered in one of the documentaries on the DVD. IIRC, he turned up to the set really sick, and had to be taken to hospital, where he was diagnosed with diabetes.

    John Hurt happened to be in town and available, and the rest is history
    Guess I should actually watch that part of the DVD some day.

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