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 Dickies? Also, girly boots...

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #15 on: Jul 09, 2010, 01:10 AM »
I wear a Dickies brand long sleeve shirt and matching pants. I didn't remove the cuffs on the shirt because I wear gloves and wraps (and will eventually have gaunts) so you don't notice the cuffs. I didn't remove any of the pockets because with the vest and sash belt you don't see any of them. I have seen a ton of dickies at various thrift stores through out the Phoenix area. Also those K-Momo type store usually sell new Dickies at a decent price and in all colors.

I am short (5'2") and don't mind people saying "aren't you a little short to be a Mando" . I just laugh because I was always told "it's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog".  Not sure if it is true, but I like to think being short means I am closer to the ground so I have better balance.

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #16 on: Jul 14, 2010, 12:56 AM »
ok you need to think military and law enforcement. each have their own type of clothing that would be a correct fit for this venue. the US CALVARY store has tons of stuff and in women's sizes. try Galls. I know 5.11 makes a lot of clothing for female law enforcement officers. you can fins something that will work and be cut for a woman and fit you right. dont give up looking. as far as boots there are a ton of flat type boots Look for motocross boots these are very comfortable and you can find them for cheap if you look.

Also there are plenty of military boots and police boots you can get in women's sizes as well.

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #17 on: Jul 14, 2010, 01:19 AM »
I and a few others have made 2-piece "suits", that are tailored to fit (I'm a weird shape and I hate buying pants, that's why I did it).

There are big advantages for 2-piece undersuits for ladies. I am sure I don't need to spell it out  :D

As for boots, I'm 5'6" ish and I wear platform boots. They balance out my width. If I get narrower, I'll probably change to a combat boot of some kind.

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #18 on: Jul 14, 2010, 03:21 PM »
There are big advantages for 2-piece undersuits for ladies. I am sure I don't need to spell it out  :D

Yessss...  Hence why I'm trying to avoid one-piece flightsuits. :X

I ended up purchasing a pair of Wrangler canvas slacks and a Wrangler dress shirt from Walmart.  I think they'll do the trick after I remove the pockets.

The boots arrived in the mail and fit in a way that I've never expected from high-heeled boots.  I'm going to have to wear them around a bit before I decide to continue on to combat boots, I think.  :3

I also purchased a ton of heavy-duty fabric snaps from Joann's, so the only thing keeping me from putting all this together is JB Weld Putty, at this point.

Ooooh... And a helmet.  Does anyone know of any place in Phoenix or Las Vegas sells 2-piece Jango Fett helmets?  I asked the folks at Party City and they threw a royal fit regarding ordering individual costume pieces.  

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #19 on: Jul 14, 2010, 03:30 PM »
I know you didn't ask about J-B Weld but I have seen that stuff at auto parts stores like Napa, Checkers, and Auto Zone. I have also seen that stuff at Walmart.

As far as the Rubies 2 piece, I have never seen it at at store in the Phoenix area. I tried Bert Easley's costume shop and back in the day I looked in Party City. So I bought mine from the internet.

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #20 on: Jul 14, 2010, 03:37 PM »
I keep meaning to drop by Easley's on my way home from work, but it's difficult to get in and out of at rush hour.  LOL  Maybe I'll drop by this week.

I found the rubies 2-piece online for $25.99 or some such, but they wanted $8 in shipping, so I was hoping that if I had to spend the $34+, I could just pick one up locally...

I found regular JB Weld epoxy at Walmart, but the snaps tutorial that I was going by recommended the putty, which I haven't seen.  I'm pretty sure I'll have to scope out a few auto shops for it.

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #21 on: Jul 14, 2010, 05:40 PM »
Actually $35ish is about what you would pay on a good day online.  They have gone up in price in the past 2 years.

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Re: Dickies? Also, girly boots...
« Reply #22 on: Jul 14, 2010, 06:41 PM »
I keep meaning to drop by Easley's on my way home from work, but it's difficult to get in and out of at rush hour.  LOL  Maybe I'll drop by this week.

Yeah that place is hard to reach during rush hour. When I do go, I go on Saturday's in the afternoon. You can always call them instead of heading to the store. It would suck to drive there and they don't have it. Just calling and asking would  be easier. You can google Bert Easley's Fun Shop to get a phone number and see their online page.

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