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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:13 pm    Post subject: My "In universe" Nostromo jacket Reply with quote

Hello all,
Just wanted to share some pics of a work in progress. I've had this jacket from The Gap for years now. It's a fatigue jacket kind of design with lots of pockets and I've wanted to do something sci-fi to it for a long time. I think the pseudo-military style combined with all those utilitarian pockets looks like something that would fit in with the other costumes from the film.
With the new patches from Montana, and the Nostromo lettering under way, I decided to give it an Alien look.
The jacket started out a pale gray-green color. It's 100% cotton, so I got some RIT dye and went to town! After experimenting with a few bottles of their liquid dye, I found a combo that I believe gives a good representation of the strange "purple taupe" shade of the original RAF Mk. III jackets used in the film. I used 2 full bottles of dark brown, and 1 full bottle of purple to get this shade.
Here's an overall shot.



It's a nice, rich brown which has a purplish cast under the right light. These pics were taken on my back patio under overcast skies.



I got a set of Montana's patches a little while back, and they're just amazing looking! I had a local alterations shop sew them on for me, as first of all, I have no sewing machine, and second, I have no sewing skills!



I think the patches fit nicely with the style of the jacket. As you can see, I went with the silver "exec" wings.



The patches really look awesome! I had to take a closer shot, too. Razz



Whenever the Nostromo lettering is available, it's going right smack dab in the middle of the back!
I also want to add a couple more patches to the jacket. I've ordered 2 of the tricentennial patches from ebay.uk and I'll be putting the US version on the larger pocket on the upper right chest, opposite the wings. I'd also like to put a W-Y logo somewhere, too. Not sure which version I'll go for yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks cool! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AWESOME! I love it! great colors and cool style, I cannot wait to see this! GOOD JOB!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool!!
The colour turned out great and those patches set it off.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff! The gap made also, a few years ago, ''pilot pants'' with loads of zippers and pockets...I'll post a picture soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. I don't know if I'm brave enough to add pink piping around the collar or not! Maybe another color?
I think I may go for one of the rectangular W-Y logo patches and put it on the flap of the pocket on the right sleeve. Or maybe it will be too close under the Nostromo patch on the shoulder. . . *shrug*
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually it looks like you already have the logo on the jacket above the right front pocket. I would not add another one personally
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's what "Club Monaco" did a few years ago (made a mistake: they're not Gap) Embarassed

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those would make good pants for a cool costume, where did you find those?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found these in Ottawa (Canada) a few years ago...difficult to get nowadays Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joburg, those pants are pretty cool. They sort of look like the bottom half of a flight suit.

Got my tricentennial patch sewn on.



Once the Nostromo lettering is made available, it will be complete!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is looking really boss I must say.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great!! Really like it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is Bitchin' !!!!! I love the colors! Shocked Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Too cool for school" SuperJedi Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my Nostromo lettering today. Very nice looking! Shocked Smile
Should have pics of the completed jacket by sometime tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK guys, here's my jacket all done.
Thanks to the members here who took the time to do a lot of research into the film costumes and were able to produce some killer replicas!

I took these pics while wearing the jacket to give a better idea how it hangs. My wife told me today it really looks like some kind of obscure military jacket. . . which I suppose is the idea.

A couple of front angles.



With my new t-shirt, too.



Here's the amazing lettering!



It was very easy to work with, although I did have to press it for quite a bit longer than stated on the directions. Perhaps my iron just doesn't get hot enough. *Shrug* Oh well, it came out great!



Now to see how many strange looks I get when I wear it around town.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes! Love it man! Very good work Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good work, indeed ! Would have been the top of fashion in the late 70s ! Love it !!!



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love it.

Nice work my friend.

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