Vader undersuit padding

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by MisserCraig, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. MisserCraig

    MisserCraig Well-Known Member

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    Here is a question for all you skinny Vaders. I am 6'5, but only weigh 175 pounds. When I get into the suit, I'm going to end up looking like a french fry covered in really big fiberglass pieces. What are some of the things you guys have used to pad your undersuits? I am considering one of those cheap Spiderman padded halloween costumes, but I'm not sure that it will be enough...
  2. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Good question, Im interested in seeing some of the responses. A friend of mine has asked to troop in one of my Vader suits on several occasions but he is way too skinny. Hopefully this thread will help him out.

    He has suggested things like sweaters but Ive quickly told him how hot it is in the suit, which has made him see the light per se. :)
  3. SithLord

    SithLord Sr Member

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    I've used 1" foam...not the dense kind....the run of the mill beige kind just to pad the chest a bit so the armor sits right ;).
  4. dadvader

    dadvader New Member

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    My measurements are actually slightly bigger that Prowses during ESB so I dont use any padding.though in costume I'm about 2" shorter than the 6'7' he was supposed to be...
  5. vaderman1701

    vaderman1701 Well-Known Member

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    Your best bet would be to have some foam batting sewn into the chest and shoulder areas. Prowse had a 50+ inch chest, so you would want to put enought in it to build up the chest and shoulder area.

    If you have skinny legs, you may want to line them as well. I would not over dot it and make sure someone who lknows what they are doing sews the pieces into your costume. Placement of the foam would be critvcal for how the armor fits on you.


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