Flightsuit, Boots, & Gloves
The Palladium style boot fits the shape and details with a thick sole and toe plate. The boots are dyed to a charcoal grey color that is several shades darker than the grey of the beskar’gam, and matches the color of the flightsuit and gloves.
The flightsuit is composed of two pieces: a long-sleeved bodysuit, and a form fitting, short-sleeved overshirt. The bodysuit or overshirt should either be a tight turtleneck to hide the skin visible between the helmet and throat, or a sleeve-like balaclava can be worn and hidden under the jetpack collar. The key is for it to look like a continuous piece. The sleeves of the overshirt end at the seams that attach the shoulder bell of the beskar’gam, and is hidden under the belt. The flightsuit is form fitting! A unitard or leggings and top that contain spandex are much more suitable than an actual flightsuit. It can be two pieces so long as the seam is hidden under the belt. There should be no visible zippers or fastenings. All pieces should have a weathered/worn appearance.
Form fitting gloves in the same shade as the flightsuit and boots, are worn and end someplace under the gauntlets. Their length is flexible so long as the seams are hidden under the gaunts and the suit, again, looks like a continuous piece.
Detailed Descriptions and Images
I am getting ready to re-dye my suit, overshirt, and boots with a custom mix of Rit Dye. I anticipate a blend of one full package of Pearl Grey and 1/4 bottle of Black will provide the right depth. Please note that the starting color and material of your fabric will impact the dyed result! My unitard is a lycra/poly blend and takes color beautifully, but it is difficult to weather because it pulls in the dye so evenly. The overshirt is 100% cotton and I can splash on bits of dye to create the weathered look. I started with both of them in white to create an evenness in shade, but they are currently a purplish/blue tone due to my earliest efforts. My boots, on the other hand, are khaki and take less dye to achieve a rich effect. That shade just happened to be on sale and I couldn’t pass up the deal!
Remember that washing the items will also remove some of the dye, and the longer they sit in the dye bath, the darker they will get. I cannot run my boots through the wash cycle and have to hand rinse them, so I have to take this into consideration when coloring. I will be using a bleach/water blend to create weathering by spritzing and hand slathering it on the dried fabric.
Pre-dyed Boots Image. I will be using paint or shoe polish to color the toe plate after dyeing.