Han Solo costume for my Son....... Trousers 1.0

Was in my local Tesco's store the other week and decided to have a quick look for suitable trousers for Jacob. They had some Chinos, which were soft and would be comfortable to be worn all day, result! 
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The only problem was that they are 'twisted' seamed and this could of been a problem. The turn-ups aren't stitched and the actual length of them will be possibly shortened to suit his leg length.
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So a few days later I went in with him so he could try them on. Thankfully the 'twist' part doesn't start till way past his knee and below the top of where his boots would reach.

They will need to have the fake rear pocket buttons removed, but these are on stitched on the outside of the pockets, no holes.
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Han Solo costume for my Son....... Boots 1.0

When I first started looking at this costume for my Son, years ago, one of the really off putting thoughts was the cost of the boots! But gradually as you search the internet, I found that long riding boots could be an option and second hand ones, even better [price wise].

For those who don't have kids [lol] they grow! My Son is one of these 'growers'. School shoes, out of school shoes, sports shoes for astro [football] & then football boots, sizes vary with make, then the thickness of the socks..... It's a nightmare! So the cost of buying him boot's that he might's only get to wear a few times in one year was a bit off-putting!

Thankfully, second hand boot's are available on eBay. As I've said before, this costume is more for the look than it being 100% 'screen accurate'. So only go this route if your doing the same. For the right boot's check out the Forums etc.

These were a bargin & at this price, won't break the bank if I need to ever get a larger size in the future.

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This label will need removing
Just hope they work lol, they should be here Thursday this week.


Corsham Sci-Fi 2016.....????

One event, local to me, that I look forward to attending, is Corsham's Sci-Fi day in April.
This event & the group, raise lots of money for local charities.
But it looks like this year the event will be taking a break.


I first attended the event back in 2010 with my family and it was a big hit with them all!
Plenty to see and do, even the non-sci-fi wife was 'happy' lol.

2013 was R5's first time at the event, headless and motionless lol.
Tho Ian, brought and lent me his R3 clear dome.

2014 was R5's second year attending and this year he was fully assembled.
Another great event.

2015 was R5's third time an this time he was fully operational!

I look forward to the event returning soon.


Han Solo costume for my Son....... Vest 1.8

Front pockets complete......
Han Solo Vest

Last night's work consisted of adding lining to the two pocket flaps and stitching them on and the two pockets themselves.
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I wasn't going to do this, but Karen suggested it and it does look better with the lining on.
This all took about three hours, which seem's a long time :D but there is a lot involved and am still learning. Also the thread kept breaking, which meant having to re-do some of the stitching.
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Lower pocket & flap sewn into position
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Side on view of pockets
Next will be the rear loops and large rear pocket.......