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Space Commander Travis
A huge part of my enjoyment of Blake's 7 is the outrageous 1970's vision of futuristic costumes. Some of them are just completely ridiculous, but I love them. They never cease to astound and bring me pleasure. One episode I saw this week, I believe it was 'killer', featured these quite ludicrous 'Michelin Man' White Tyre design space suits lol, wonderful to look at in terms of the show, but utterly, utterly impractical, as were of course a great many of the designs ....... those huge brown foam coats with massive shoulders that Avon and Villa wore while trying to steal a crystal in another episode were both absolutely hilarious and a delight at the same time Wink
Edited by Space Commander Travis on 23 June 2016 14:13:03
 
rojkerr1
same episode
 
Space Commander Travis
rojkerr1 wrote:

same episode


Ah ! I've watched so many this week they have all kinda merged together Wink
 
Anniew
Killer was also the episode that featured firefighters clad as fried eggs!
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littlesue
The costumes that I have had the great priviledge of not only touching but also helping a rather slim gent get into, are extremely well made.
Did I ever mention that Mr D's costumes,especially the leather ones, are really nice and soft. And that a lot of velcro and hooks and eye fastenings are used...hence that poor slim chap having to put up with me, PC and Anniew helping him get into those costumes. (That's our excuse and we are sticking to it!!!)
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atomicmayo
What I like best are the weird names for the costumes that I guess people have come up with (in particular) Avon's wardrobe over the years?

Like the first time watching the show I kept calling what I guess folks refer to as 'The Ovenready' as the 'GLITTERY SPACE TUNIC'? And the weird shoulder-pad outfit he wears in Deathwatch will always be The GWAR Costume to me. XD

Then there's Blake's sleeves in that one stint in S2... what was going on there? ...storing food for the winter or something :O
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Space Commander Travis
littlesue wrote:

The costumes that I have had the great priviledge of not only touching but also helping a rather slim gent get into, are extremely well made.
Did I ever mention that Mr D's costumes,especially the leather ones, are really nice and soft. And that a lot of velcro and hooks and eye fastenings are used...hence that poor slim chap having to put up with me, PC and Anniew helping him get into those costumes. (That's our excuse and we are sticking to it!!!)


I was only thinking yesterday that despite being outrageous in design they do look extremely well made and of quality.
 
littlesue
Space Commander Travis wrote:

littlesue wrote:

The costumes that I have had the great priviledge of not only touching but also helping a rather slim gent get into, are extremely well made.
Did I ever mention that Mr D's costumes,especially the leather ones, are really nice and soft. And that a lot of velcro and hooks and eye fastenings are used...hence that poor slim chap having to put up with me, PC and Anniew helping him get into those costumes. (That's our excuse and we are sticking to it!!!)


I was only thinking yesterday that despite being outrageous in design they do look extremely well made and of quality.


They are. It's a shame that Gary and his costumes are not able to make Smallspace this year, because for us Avon ladies, that is a highlight for us!An interesting feature are the trousers that accompany Mr D's costumes, they are side fastening and have straps (like those on ski pants) that went under the feet and therefore stayed nice and straight. Also Gareth's costume from Horizon has a small hole where the dart 'hit' him.
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rojkerr1
the thermal suits are very nice, Hostage Countdown, Voice from the past (blakes spacesuit) interesting design! love the little waistcoats with the dials...the fact I've got one makes me biased tho!
 
sweevo
The Lycra outfits worn by Jenna in Season 2 are pretty nice (maybe it's because I'm a sucker for fan service and they look like the costumes worn by anime heroines from the 1970s and 1980s).
 
Angry Angel
atomicmayo wrote:

What I like best are the weird names for the costumes that I guess people have come up with (in particular) Avon's wardrobe over the years?

Like the first time watching the show I kept calling what I guess folks refer to as 'The Ovenready' as the 'GLITTERY SPACE TUNIC'? And the weird shoulder-pad outfit he wears in Deathwatch will always be The GWAR Costume to me. XD



I always think of the Deathwatch one as the black pudding outfit, you're going to have to tell me what GWAR stands for!
 
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Travisina
I'm procrastinating...er... working from home today, so I Googled GWAR -
https://www.youtu...NzA4XLjRaM

Whether or not it's what atomicmayo was referring to (was it?), I am in awe of those shoulder pads!
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briggsy1
I assume the large shoulder pads were inspired by Dynasty or did that come later?
 
JustBrad
briggsy1 wrote:

I assume the large shoulder pads were inspired by Dynasty or did that come later?


It was a thing in American fashion (Oxymoron, I know) in the late 70's, to mid 80's.
 
Travisina
JustBrad wrote:

briggsy1 wrote:

I assume the large shoulder pads were inspired by Dynasty or did that come later?


It was a thing in American fashion (Oxymoron, I know) in the late 70's, to mid 80's.

In British fashion, too. As minis and flared trousers were to the 60s-70s, so shoulder pads were a decade later.
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Anniew
I've always christened the shoulder pads in DeathWatch Avon's donus. I assumed he modelled it on his sick friend's space command headquarters which Blake damaged. A sort of na na na na na! Either that or they're a handy hiding place for jewels, garrottes , plastic explosives.
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Mistletoe12
Anniew wrote:

I've always christened the shoulder pads in DeathWatch Avon's donus. I assumed he modelled it on his sick friend's space command headquarters which Blake damaged. A sort of na na na na na! Either that or they're a handy hiding place for jewels, garrottes , plastic explosives.


A place to stash mints in case there's an opportunity to kiss his sick friend - fresh breath is a priority. Wink
 
Mistletoe12
Travisina wrote:

JustBrad wrote:

briggsy1 wrote:

I assume the large shoulder pads were inspired by Dynasty or did that come later?


It was a thing in American fashion (Oxymoron, I know) in the late 70's, to mid 80's.

In British fashion, too. As minis and flared trousers were to the 60s-70s, so shoulder pads were a decade later.


Flared trousers in the 70s are the reason I can't resist boot cut jeans in the 21st century.
 
JustBrad
Travisina wrote:

In British fashion, too. As minis and flared trousers were to the 60s-70s, so shoulder pads were a decade later.


Shoulder pads were big in the 40's as well, as were wide lapels, which made a brief comeback in the early 70's. I'm waiting for pinstripe suits to come back.
 
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