B-WING PILOT (Episode VI)

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION

B Wing Pilot – A pilot, sometimes called a flyboy, directly controlled the operation of a vehicle while located within the same craft. A pilot was often assisted by a copilot, navigator, astromech droid, weapons officer, or other crew members. The term “pilot” was applied across vehicles used on land or in water, air, and/or space. The military designation for a pilot was PL-1. Whether this applied to all pilots or only starfighter pilots is unknown. On smaller ships, the word pilot and captain were interchangeable, but on larger vessels, the pilots were rarely the commanders of the vessels.

(Source: Wookiepedia)


REQUIRED ITEMS

1. Red flightsuit with open collar (folded down)

  • Correct arm pockets (shaped code cylinder pocket on upper left arm
  • Rectangular pocket with a squared-flap closure on upper right arm), and thigh pockets with squared-flap closures (upper set required, lower set optional)
  • No visible zippers or snaps
  • Black undershirt only required if visible by collar

2. Light Tan, Beige, or Taupe cloth or canvas spats over black boots

  • Leather spats are not acceptable
  • Spat height should be mid-calf to just under the knee and fall all the way down
  • Spats should feature an additional strap (w/no buckle) of the same or similar material, running around the length around the calf approximately 1/8-1/4 down from the top of the spat
  • Spats may feature single or double seam running down the front or back
  • No laces should be visible

3. Boots should be mid-calf black boots (Jack boots or engineer boots are acceptable. Leather pull-on style preferred with low heels

  • No laces
  • No ankle buckles (small buckle at top edge of boot allowable if covered by blousing)
  • No non-black zippers
  • Any zipper closure must either be hidden or on the inside calf
  • No zippers on front or outside calf of boots
  • High-Calf and Low-Calf boots are acceptable if fully covered by the spats

4. White ejection harness and web belt, all 2” wide

  • Belt may be off-white and is to buckle at the back with a black snap-release buckle
  • Leg loops are individual per leg and split at the wais
  • Harness should attach to the drop point at the bottom of the front of the flak vest

5. Scoop-necked black, charcoal or dark grey cloth or canvas flak vest with two raised ribs above chest box

  • Small black plastic snap-release buckles on the shoulder straps and a drop-point on the front panel for attachment of ejection harness
  • Side strapping should be white and 1.5″ – 2″ wide, shoulder strapping should match front and back panel material
  • Back panel is smaller and differently shaped than the front but should match front panel material

6. Accurately sized and shaped silver/white/light grey chest box made of hard materials with screen-accurate decoration (buttons, knobs, connections, pieces etc.)

  • Chestbox is one-piece – with left and right sides separated by a black painted channel. Chestbox hose should be white cloth-covered and attached from bottom/left/front of box to back of flak vest or tucked in the back of the flak vest
  • It’s drop curve should be around upper thigh length. Black shoulder straps attach it to flak vest with the black plastic snap-release buckles. Black gauntlet-style gloves (flared leather or pleather preferred, cloth or rubber gloves will not meet standards)
 

FORMAL REQUIREMENTS – YOU MUST HAVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

1. B-Wing hard helmet with Star Wars-style decoration

2. Cloth tan AN-H-15 flight helmet (or replica)

3. X-Wing helmet with Star Wars-style decoration

4. Y-Wing helmet with Star Wars-style decoration

5. Mini-flares on web belt. A mix of filled and empty slots are okay

6. Comm pad visible inside comm pad pocket on outside left forearm above wrist


OPTIONAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Metallic silver Code Cylinders (Arm Tools) in left shoulder pocket. Two minimum; four maximum. Cylinder heads showing should resemble screen accurate representations.

2. Breathing mask and tube as seen on Ten Numb in the Home One Briefing Room scene. Connects to the top right of the flak vest when not in use


PLEASE NOTE: The costume standards are a guide, yet are not an all inclusive outline of required elements. The judges will be looking for quality of workmanship, accurate execution and use of materials in addition to these general standards check lists. If you have a question about fabrics, colours, and parts choices for your build please contact the LCJs for your category about parts/materials you are considering before you start your build. (LCJ listing here)




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