Original Battlestar Galactica Flight Jacket???
September 16, 2005

Like many kids who grew up watching the Original Battlestar Galactica show in the 70s, I want a flight jacket. You can get them on eBay and some decent costuming online stores ... but they're made out of cloth. Now, I'm sure the original ones were actually made out of cloth and the purists in the world of SF-geekdom have to make things exactly right. I understand that. I dig it.

But I thought they were made out of leather when I watched the show back in the day.

I've found Chris Pappas' site where he sells several costuming bits.

What I can't find is the pattern for a Battlestar Galactica flight jacket so I can make my dream jacket out of leather.

Google is failing me. Anyone know where you can find a pattern for one of these awesome jackets?

UPDATE - March 9, 2011
I have found a pattern!

The Colonial Fleets message board is an artists' site dedicated to the original show. A member there, Marla Trowbridge and her friend Curtis Kidd, have created a pattern and offers it freely. Close ups of the pattern pieces are on this post at the Colonial fleets site. Please note you do need to sign up for a membership in order to see the pattern images.

In addition, Marla has posted some in process pictures of her making a jacket, including a leather one! These are on her Facebook page (which is a public album, so you don't have to have a Facebook account to see this).

Now I just need to source the buckles again ... can't remember where in the world I saw those for sale a while back. Thought it was Chris Pappas' site, but apparently not.

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Josh said:

Don't know about a pattern, but for 250.00 there are replicas.


January 14, 2009 4:26 PM


Me said:

The originals were not leather--they were UltraSuede

Red Monkey says: Yes, I KNOW they were not leather. However, that's what I thought they were when I was a kid watching the show back in the day. Thus, since that's the memory (wrong though it may be), that's what I want to make for myself - a leather BSG flight jacket.
March 9, 2009 4:04 PM


Jammet said:

I'm looking to do the exact same thing, but I will need all the not-leather bells & whistles on the jacket. Where can I order those? Are they for sale anywhere?

December 23, 2009 10:16 AM


Alex Lucas said:

I have an authentic childs Battlestar Galactica jacket that my mother bought for me at the age of 6.

If you need any photos for placement, cut, or pattern, let me know.

-Alex Lucas

April 16, 2011 2:53 PM
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