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 Might this make a good vest?

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Might this make a good vest?
« on: Sep 09, 2012, 04:52 PM »
Hey all,

I've been looking around for possible vest options and I suddenly realized I already own a military camo vest.

Here are some images:








The back:




It'll go on top of these overalls:








I'm merely wondering, if I were to bleach the vest and say, dye it black, would it possibly work for my Mando costume? It's got quite a few front pockets, though if I reverse it it's flat. One possible problem is that to put it on you have to open it from the middle with velcro so if I attach the metal parts it might be a bit tough to put on afterwards.

Either way, might this be a good idea? If not, anyone have any cheap alternatives for a good vest?


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Re: Might this make a good vest?
« Reply #1 on: Sep 10, 2012, 10:50 PM »
Anyone?

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Re: Might this make a good vest?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 10, 2012, 11:33 PM »
No "Real world camo" allowed

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Re: Might this make a good vest?
« Reply #3 on: Sep 11, 2012, 08:21 AM »
What he said. It wouldn't pass CRLs.

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Re: Might this make a good vest?
« Reply #4 on: Sep 11, 2012, 08:28 AM »
You'd have to pretty much strip it down from all the pockets, and straps, then dye it, and I don't think that material is a very good one when it comes to dye.

You could try a Molle Vest if it's a particular kind and the colors weren't earth based camo.

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Re: Might this make a good vest?
« Reply #5 on: Sep 11, 2012, 11:35 AM »
Molle vest are the sort that need to be COMPLETELY covered by the armor plates.

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Re: Might this make a good vest?
« Reply #6 on: Sep 11, 2012, 04:26 PM »
Molle vest are the sort that need to be COMPLETELY covered by the armor plates.

Yup :)

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Re: Might this make a good vest?
« Reply #7 on: Sep 13, 2012, 01:27 AM »
best solution if you have some sewing ability would be to make your own..

http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/flak-vest-tutorial-draft-your-own-pattern-9926/

if not check local thrift shops for jackets or cheerleading tops you could modify..

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Re: Might this make a good vest?
« Reply #8 on: Sep 19, 2012, 12:10 AM »
Thanks all.

I submerged this thing in bleach for a whole day and it barely made the vest lighter. Apparently even bleach can't wash off cammo. Insane really.

So I bought a vest from one of the sellers here instead. :)

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