Help please: Zipper in Star Wars?

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Bhelia

New Member
Hi!

Has anyone ever seen a zipper on Star Wars clothes?

I'm creating a custom smuggler outfit for my Twi'lek. I found this brilliant, almost perfect jacket for her. Unfortunately it has got one very visible zipper and two small zippers at the pockets.

I was thinking about cutting them out and putting press buttons on.
But if anybody here has got reference pics of a zipper in the movies, please post?
Skimmed through the Hoth scenes this morning because I was so damn sure Han Solo's Hoth coat has got one! It doesn't. None of the coats have - as far as I could see.

Thanks for your help,
Bhelia
 

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Risu

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I'm not an expert, but don't the rebel fighter pilot jackets have a zipper?
 

Columbo

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There is a long zip down the front of the orange pilot suits, you can see Luke do it up when he leaves hospital in Empire.
 

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DaddyfromNaboo

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Pretty sure Luke's ANH ceremonial jacket had a zipper, too.
Nope, there was one on the original jacket, but the jacket was altered and the zippers (front and breast pocket IIRC) were covered up by the costume department.

I think just covering the zipper might be your best choice if the jacket doesn´t have to be closed.
 

Bhelia

New Member
There is a long zip down the front of the orange pilot suits, you can see Luke do it up when he leaves hospital in Empire.
Checked... you're right! THANKS!!!
So there ARE zippers in the Star Wars universe. But once closed, they are covered by fabric.

I think just covering the zipper might be your best choice if the jacket doesn´t have to be closed.
I thought about that, too. But I want to close and open it. I experimented a bit and I think I found a solution. The zipper stays but I'll transform it into a covered one. Going to be some work... but what costume isn't?

Thanks everyone for your fast replies :)
 

littledragon88

Active Member
Heheh, even See-Threepio got a zipper on one side of his rubber belly section. It's not visible in the movies though, but they're there on all reference pictures/exhibitions/behind-the-scenes pictures ;).
 

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