Help please: Zipper in Star Wars?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Bhelia, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Bhelia

    Bhelia New Member

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    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 * 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,
  2. Risu

    Risu Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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

    Columbo Active Member

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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.
  4. avianoguitarist

    avianoguitarist Active Member

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    Pretty sure Luke's ANH ceremonial jacket had a zipper, too.
  5. IndyBlues

    IndyBlues Sr Member

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    Don't forget all the Ewok costumes, lol!
  6. DaddyfromNaboo

    DaddyfromNaboo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    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.
  7. Bhelia

    Bhelia New Member

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    Checked... you're right! THANKS!!!
    So there ARE zippers in the Star Wars universe. But once closed, they are covered by fabric.

    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 :)
  8. Ryss

    Ryss New Member

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    I'm pretty sure most Mirax Terrik costumers use zippered jackets.
  9. littledragon88

    littledragon88 Active Member

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    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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