AT-AT Driver Costume Construction

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  1. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Doing an at-at driver costume. It won't be the most accurate, but I'll do it to the best of my ability. Hopefully new discoveries will be made down the road and it will get a continual updating. Enjoy.
     
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  2. JHVanOphem

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    If you are looking to buy the jumpsuit, contact Corellian Exports.

    He makes the most accurate suit I've seen thats readily available. You just need it in white for the AT-AT.
     
  3. Lupus Yonderboy

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(JHVanOphem @ Apr 27 2006, 09:40 PM) [snapback]1234352[/snapback]</div>
    I agree. Got my grey AT-AT coverall from Vince and it's brilliant.
     
  4. Clutch

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    Cool thanks. Any idea what kind of boots and gloves?
     
  5. Tambo Fett

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(clutch @ Apr 27 2006, 07:54 PM) [snapback]1234362[/snapback]</div>

    late 70's moon boots and Welding gloves.
     
  6. Clutch

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Tambo Fett @ Apr 27 2006, 09:30 PM) [snapback]1234562[/snapback]</div>

    late 70's moon boots and Welding gloves.
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    Thanks Tambo.
     
  7. Clutch

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    If anybody knows where to get this ribbed strap material, you would have my undying gratitude. :)

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  8. JHVanOphem

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    StrapWorks

    They even have it in white for you.
     
  9. Lupus Yonderboy

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    I used an X-wing pilot pattern for the ejection straps, there are plenty of tutorials around. Unfortunately I don't have the one I used on this computor.<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(JHVanOphem @ May 2 2006, 04:49 AM) [snapback]1236715[/snapback]</div>
    Looks like they have what you need. However - like the coverall - I believe they need to be silver/grey, not white...
     
  10. JHVanOphem

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    Is the AT-AT costume grey? I know for the AT-ST drivers in RotJ it was grey, but every pic I've seen of the ESB AT-AT costume appears white to me.
     
  11. Predatormv

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    I think they are a light grey color, in some lights they might look white but they are grey for sure.

    Does anyone have a source for the moonboots?
     
  12. Clutch

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    Thanks John. I did check that place and they have some good stuff that I'll probably end up using. However, I could be completely off my rocker, but I think the straps on the atat pilot are a different kind of strap. I know the scans are awful, but there is a distinct ribbed pattern to that strap which I cannot find at strapworks.
    strapworks:
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    With the way things usually are, I'm guessing it's some kind of rare material that was only manufactured around the time ESB was filmed. :lol

    Thanks for the catch on the color. They do look darker compared to the white armor.

    The flightsuit is gray. If you watch ESB, they are pretty dark. I think the pic in the VD is VERY washed out making it appear white-ish.

    I can't find that particular style of welding gloves anywhere. They look to be a light-gray/white with three ribs across the back of the hand. I'll have to scratch-build the comlink unless someone knows where I can get one.

    However, I did find a whole stash of those exact moonboots online.

    Just kidding. I can dream, can't I? Looked for a few hours. Came up empty handed. The best I know to do now is find a style that closely matches and spraypaint the things white.
     
  13. JHVanOphem

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    Most of the Rebel Legion pilots use the Strapworks supply and I've been told it is accurate. That ribbed pattern is on the X-Wing pilots as well.

    I'll have some first hand looks next month at an event and then I'll know for sure. Photos can be deceiving, change the angle or the lighting slightly and it looks like a different strap.
     
  14. troopermaster

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    I think your right about the straps clutch.The poly webbing looks close and would probably do for now,but I would sugest looking around your local haberdashery as they will likely have lots of types of webbing/strapping.

    I too think the coveralls are grey. *insert rainman* Grey....definately grey :p
     
  15. Clutch

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    Looks like the side hanger might have something inside it.
    The hoses aren't attached very well. They also look very floppy. Anybody know the exact diameter of these?
    The little button on the shoulder strap appears to be silver.
    Looks like a black strap connecting the bottom of the chest and back pieces.
    The gloves look to be fuzzy with three ribs on the back of the hand. The gauntlet part seems to be pretty form fitting.
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  16. Predatormv

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    I wonder why he has those black staps in that pic but not the standing pic that was posted before?
     
  17. Lupus Yonderboy

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Predatormv @ May 20 2006, 11:05 AM) [snapback]1247379[/snapback]</div>
    I always assumed the black straps were AT-AT "seat belts" - not part of the costume itself...
     
  18. Ketzer.com

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    Doesn't this look like there is one of those Blockaderunner rebel soldiers standing behind that ATAT driver.?

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  19. gonk27

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Ketzer.com @ May 20 2006, 11:01 AM) [snapback]1247396[/snapback]</div>

    Oh yeah. well spotted Ketzer. I think you're right :)


    Fanstastic screen-grabs clutch, in my boredom here at work I've been scrolling up and down on them for a little movement illusion :p




    Jeremy
     
  20. Clutch

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    So what color is the left tusk?
     
  21. seswa

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    i've seen them green, but i may be wrong, i'll look for a ref pic.
     
  22. Clutch

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    <div class='quotetop'>(seswa @ May 31 2006, 08:12 AM) [snapback]1253612[/snapback]</div>
    Thanks. That would be cool. All the pics I've seen are so washed out. I was thinking either green or white.

    I'm also at a loss for the exact diameter of the hose. I'm pretty sure it is narrower than what is on a tie pilot. I've got a few sources for hose in the works, maybe something will pan out. I really want the hoses to be flimsy. I got some with my Laws helmet, but they are WAY too stiff.

    I got my flightsuit in from Corellian Exports and it is top-notch. They put a slot in the left sleeve for a commpad, but I can't remember seeing one on an at-at pilot. Just the thing on the glove.


    Just found this: According to Marmit, it just looks silver. Weird how the armor has a blue tint to it.
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  23. AnsonJames

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    The left tusk is silver...

    Anson
     
  24. seswa

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    yea, in spending some time really hunting i couldnt find a decent clear photo of the movie costume, but the fan made costumes seem to be half left tusk silver and half left tusk green, so you should be fine either way.
     
  25. Skaught

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    After many months of random eBay searches, I finally came across a pair of gray moonboots. They zip up the side, so they're not exact, but they'll work better than muckluks or chemical boots. In the one pic I saw of the boots, they almost looked painted to me.

    When you search ebay for boots, you need to add -nap* to the search so you can weed out the four hundred pair of Naploean Dynamite moon boots. Sheesh.

    Scott
     
  26. Clutch

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    Thanks for the tips. Here's me so far. The helmet is way too high, the gloves are too big, and my boots aren't painted all the way. :)
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  27. Skaught

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    People keep saying to get welder gloves, but I really think that's a bad suggestion. They just look like big oven mits to me, and not very accurate. I tried them for my Dengar before I found some perfect gloves from an online surplus store. The welder gloves were so bulky I couldn't put my finger on my gun's trigger. Plus they made my hand stink.

    The boots look really good. How are you painting them? I figure that's what they did for the real boots.

    Scott
     
  28. Benkenove

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    Skaught, Could you tell us where did you found those gloves please ???

    I would love to see those "accurate" ones... if possible.
     
  29. Clutch

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    Thanks. I just sprayed them with regular old spraypaint. American Accents I believe. I can tell it's gonna be messy because the boots are getting a crackle pattern in them like a dried up lake bed. I don't think fabric paint will work because they are made of a nylon material that won't hold the color.

    I don't suppose this surplus place had gloves in white?? :)

    I found this place, but 1) they are expensive, 2) they aren't accurate
    http://www.starfortressproductions.com/swtheempire.html

    My commpad is gonna look much better than that. That reminds me, did at-at drivers have a commpad on the sleeve? That pic in the VD looks to me like he doesn't have one. Only the thing on the glove.
     
  30. seswa

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    from the pics i've found and the VD references i did over the weekend the comm pad is on the "bell" of the glove. i picked up some plain jane leather gardening gloves in white and and am going to try to add the proper "bell" to them as i cant seem to find the exact glove type that i want. i'll post pics as i make progress.
     
  31. Skaught

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    I don't recall specifically where I got the gloves. It was either www.cheaperthandirt.com or...shoot, anothe that I can't remember. I can't check right now since my company blocks "gun" related websites.

    They are fairly form fitting on the hand (not tight, but when compared to welder gloves they are) and have long guantlets that are slightly narrow. The problem is they are used and fairly dirty, as if there were used to work on engines. You can see them a little in this pic of my Dengar costume:

    [​IMG]

    Scott
     
  32. Clutch

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    Take the rest of the day off. ;) I don't think they were on cheaperthandirt.

    BTW, is that a TIE/AT-AT hybrid behind you? :)
     
  33. KevVader

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    Clutch......run faaaaaar away from starfortress....
     
  34. saxe coburg

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    The gloves in the pic are just very light tan nomex flight gloves... and the AT-AT looking costume in the background was a EP3 clone pilot.
     
  35. Clutch

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    Coolness.
     
  36. Skaught

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    <div class='quotetop'>(saxe coburg @ Jun 6 2006, 06:36 PM) [snapback]1257408[/snapback]</div>
    Whatever they are (that's me in the pic, in case anyone missed it), they WERE white, but came dirty. Those were the cleanest of the three pair that were sold together for about $9. Another pair I tried to dye black for stormtrooper use, but now they're just dark purple. :angry

    Scott
     
  37. WarEagle

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    I'm sure it's been posted somewhere, but does anyone have a source for all the greeblies for that AT-AT helmet? I have a TIE helm that I'd like to convert.
     
  38. Clutch

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    Armor:
    http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?...105681&hl=at-at
    Although mine didn't come with the coils on the backplate or the gears on the sides of the chestbox. Don't know if this was by design or not.
    Tusks:
    http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?...pic=111173&st=0
    Side hangers:
    http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?...817&hl=greeblie
    I've got a couple of vendors sending me samples of hose. If I find anything good, I'll let you know.
    Boots:
    70's moonboots. I found mine at a place called Candy's in London I believe. The only pair they had and they just barely fit. I had to cut the tags off and they were blue with gray soles and red stripes.
    Gloves:
    Still workin on it. I'm toying around with getting a pair custom made, but that will be mucho expensive.
    Ejection straps:
    www.thestrapworks.com 2-inch silver gray nylon. Not totally accurate in my opinion, but I got tired of looking.
    Compad:
    Not sure. Working on scratchbuilding one. Might get some cast up if it turns out ok.
     
  39. Mr. Bojangles

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    Found the hose for the side greeblies on the face plate. It is a Liquid Tight conduit.
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    We use this hose from the chest box to the helmet - 1.25" - crushproof vacuum hose.

    As far as the white gloves - From toughgloves.com - a little on the expensive side.

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  40. stormtrooperguy

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    my wife went with the starfortress gloves. a bit pricey, vinyl, and the communicator bears no resemblance to screen used.

    so yeah, stay away there.
     
  41. MonCal

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    A glove I know of to be very close is a ladies tig welding glove. Deerskin I believe. There is a dealer on ebay who sells them. Made by Weldas "softouch" tig / mig welding glove.
     
  42. Clutch

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    I'll have to check that out. I'm not sure if I want welding gloves though just because they are so thick. Here is a commpad that I made. Made out of balsa foam, a nut, a washer, and some plastic rail material that I got at the hobby store. I'll put a piece of clear plastic in the hole. I'm probably gonna make castings if anyone is interested.

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  43. Stormy320

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    I looked hard to find accurate hoses, but no luck.

    Any ideas?

    Here's mine...
     
  44. Darth Kahnt

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    Looks great Stormy.
     
  45. jimbobond

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    <div class='quotetop'>(clutch @ Jun 17 2006, 06:01 AM) [snapback]1263005[/snapback]</div>
    Nice work you should paint the center of the nut silver heres a reference pic showing the silver section, the bits at the front seem to be clear plastic.
    I would love to see this one nailed

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  46. RKW

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    <div class='quotetop'>(jimbobond @ Jun 18 2006, 01:16 PM) [snapback]1263477[/snapback]</div>
    Nice work you should paint the center of the nut silver heres a reference pic showing the silver section, the bits at the front seem to be clear plastic.
    I would love to see this one nailed

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    The cylindrical part is certainly an electrical rotary switch. The clear parts look like terminals that you would connect wires to.
     
  47. Clutch

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    Just admiring my helmet. :) Still nothing on hose. :angry Always ask for a sample first, and remember, most hose measurements are of the inside diameter of the hose. On a better note, I've got one of my best men working on constructing THE commpad to have. :lol

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  48. TD5422

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    FYI- TIG Welding gloves are thin

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  49. RKW

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    Clutch, why are all your recent photos coming out pink?
     
  50. Clutch

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    anybody else having the pink problem? they look fine to me

    it may be due to the fact that my work room has green, yellow, and pink walls. it was a child's room before I moved in and I haven't painted the walls yet. :)
     

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