Original Cylon Costume

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by sleepless, May 9, 2006.

  1. sleepless

    sleepless Well-Known Member

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    After the comments and gratitude for the pics of my restoration of my Cylon costume thought I may share a few rare pics of the costumes development for the original show.

    Note the pic of the helmets lined up and the photo on the noticeboard behind them.


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    Hope everyone enjoys them

    Brad
     
  2. gonk27

    gonk27 Sr Member

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    That is extremely cool, thanks for posting those Brad.

    I wonder why the Vader and stormtrooper photos are on the wall? Were they actively looking for inspiration of some kind? .. That last photo you've posted might have been a little damaging if it had come to light during the Lucasfilm/Universal court case when BSG first came out. "oh no your honour, we're nothing like Star Wars at all."


    Jeremy
     
  3. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great Pics.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Buckeye_01

    Buckeye_01 New Member

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    That's awesome. You gotta respect the Cylons. I also see an uncapped bottle of Michelob in that first pic. It must have been a rough build.
     
  5. Robot Monster

    Robot Monster Sr Member

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    Love the butt flap in the back hahahah. Great to see the pics. Thanks.
     
  6. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(gonk27 @ May 9 2006, 06:33 AM) [snapback]1241107[/snapback]</div>
    I thought the same thing. Although maybe the pics were there to help them make sure they didn't get too close.
     
  7. Aegis159

    Aegis159 Sr Member

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    That last pic is interesting... were they playing with versions of the cylons without mouth grills?
     
  8. deralis

    deralis Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting the pics, Its hard to see the details when they are all chromed up.... Like the plain plastic look, Now I know how to do the trimming on my chest peice....
     
  9. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Cool pics. Thanks
     
  10. Treadwell

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Aegis159 @ May 9 2006, 12:20 PM) [snapback]1241315[/snapback]</div>
    No, the grill is a separate part.
     
  11. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    The mouth grille is in two piece. Like so.

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  12. Galactifan

    Galactifan Sr Member

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    sleepless, nice pics. Where did you ge thte pics from? Are they from 1978? Did you work on the original Battlestar Galactica?
     
  13. sleepless

    sleepless Well-Known Member

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    Yes the pics are from 1977 but no I didnt work on the series unfortunately.


    Brad
     
  14. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've always thought the basic design of the Cylon helmets looked a lot like Vader.
     
  15. starbuckcylon

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  16. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Cool pics thanks for sharing :)
     
  17. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    That mannequin is KILLER.

    I also never noticed how the chest piece looks like a helmet.
     
  18. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Aegis159 @ May 9 2006, 12:20 PM) [snapback]1241315[/snapback]</div>
    I'm thnking they are either test chrome parts or parts that wern't trimmed prior to chroming for what ever reason.

    Lynn
     
  19. DarkLordSalvo

    DarkLordSalvo Well-Known Member

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    Its also interesting to note that the parts *look* a hell of a lot more symetrical than what they ended up being. I've compared one I'm working on to pics of an original suit and all the warps are still apparent.

    The bucks must have been pretty hastily made.
     
  20. SithLord

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    Wow....those photos of ANH Vader right there in the shop....that's incredible....

    Hope you don't mind I enhance that photo just to show it better...I guess it's been obvious that the idea of using a skull-like head for a bad guy was inspired by Vader....maybe even the center ridge on the Cylon head was based on the center ridge on the Vader helmet...

    Now we also know what the Cylons looked like under their helmets....like gentlemen from the 1930s :lol


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