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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:34 am 
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Hi everyone,

Does anyone know the correct measurements (height, shoulders, chest etc..) of David Prowse when he was in the Vader suit?

Oh, and another thing; has anyone ever ordered something from the Ebay seller customsprops? He sells capes, robes, suits etc..


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:03 am 
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To address the eBay seller first. No, sorry, don't know the guy or his quality. Hopefully someone can chime in.

Next... measurements! :thumbsup

This is the info posted on Vaderpainter's website:

Height 6' 6" (~201.17 cm)
Hat size 7 3/4
Neck 18 1/2 (~46.99 cm)
Chest 50" (~127.00 cm)
Waist 38" (~96.52 cm)
Biceps 18" (~45.72 cm)
forearm 15" (~38.10 cm)
Large thigh 27" (~68.58 cm)
Calf 18" (~45.72 cm)
Shoe size - a very wide 12 made to measure 6E fitting

Dave Prowse's ESB Measurements

Height: dressed 82" (~208.28 cm) undressed 79" (~200.66 cm)
Neck To Floor: 69" (~175.26 cm)
Back Neck To Hip: seated 30.5" (~77.47 cm)
Torso Length: neck front to neck back through crotch 72" (~182.88 cm)
Shoulders across back 19.5" (~49.53 cm)
Chest: 45.5" (~115.57 cm)
Upper Chest: 47" (~119.38 cm)
Under Chest: 41.5" (~105.41 cm)
Waist: 40" (~101.60 cm)
Hips: 46.5" (~118.11)
Armseye: 27" (~68.58 cm)
Bicep: 17" (~43.18 cm)
Elbow" 14.5" (~36.83 cm)
Forearm: 14.5" (~36.83 cm)
Wrist: 10.5" (~26.67 cm)
Sleeve shoulder to wrist 27.75" (~70.49 cm)
Shoulder To Elbow: 14.75" (~37.47 cm)
Shoulder To Finger Tip: 35.5" (~90.17 cm)
Underarm To Wrist: 18.5" (~46.99 cm)
Underarm To Elbow: 6.5" (~16.51 cm)
Inseam To Ankle: 31" (~78.74 cm)
Inseam To Floor: 36" (~91.44 cm)
Outseam To Ankle: 45.5" (~115.57 cm)
Outseam To Floor: 49.25" (~125.10 cm)
Knee To Ankle: 18.5" (~46.99 cm)
Knee To Floor: 22.5" (~57.15 cm)
Rise: waist front to waist back through crotch 35" (~88.90 cm)
Thigh: 27.5" (~69.85 cm)
Knee: 19" (~48.26 cm)
Calf: 16" (~40.64 cm)

EDIT: updated with metric measurements.

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Holy cow, that's everything I could ask for, and more!!
A big thank you to you, No Humor Man!! :as2


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You're welcome. I've had these two measurement charts saved ever since they were posted on the RPF... can't remember by whom though.


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 6:41 pm 
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18 1/2 on the neck, hmmm. I would imagine that the original faceplate would have to be a bit wide (neck area) to comfortably accomodate Prowses' neck.


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 10:28 pm 
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Nevermind


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I have an 18 inch neck and I think that most of the Vaders out there even though off in some way are pretty close.....and I'm talking the upper scale fan mades and the DPD.


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Vadermonkey wrote:
I have an 18 inch neck and I think that most of the Vaders out there even though off in some way are pretty close.....and I'm talking the upper scale fan mades and the DPD.


Yeah, I'm thinking along the lines that if the original had some sort of padding, a wider neck would seem more comfortable. Of all the helmets I own, they pretty much fit well, but I only have a 17" neck.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:39 am 
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Hi,

cant believe that these was really his measurements. He was 42 years old during SW ANH. Not in that form he has years ago during his body building career. I have a screen sized suit and my mannequin has a chest (without bulking up) with 32". And i dont think that there is so much room in the suit to get a 50" chest. And what is with the suit Kermit Eller has worn. It was a screen used one and it fits perfect, although he never has that muscles David Prowse has had. So whats with all that finished ANH Vaders in this forums. How did you bulked up your mannequins and did they really have these dimensions from that measurement list?


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Darth Niob wrote:
Hi,

cant believe that these was really his measurements. He was 42 years old during SW ANH. Not in that form he has years ago during his body building career. I have a screen sized suit and my mannequin has a chest (without bulking up) with 32". And i dont think that there is so much room in the suit to get a 50" chest. And what is with the suit Kermit Eller has worn. It was a screen used one and it fits perfect, although he never has that muscles David Prowse has had. So whats with all that finished ANH Vaders in this forums. How did you bulked up your mannequins and did they really have these dimensions from that measurement list?


I seem to remember that Kermit was a rather large guy himself. Not to Prowse scale by any means though. There were also a series of straps and buckles on the back of the suit that are used to tailor fit the suit over the body. The straps help the fit quite bit.

:cheers
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Have seen some pics of Dave in comparison to other actors and he is not so muscular like many think. Some of the "official" measurements are totaly wrong. :cheers

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Oh hey! Those are measurements from a binder at ILM - the binder page is labeled Darth Vader, not Dave Prowse. I don't know what the difference is but it is the character guidelines.


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Chest: 45.5"
Upper Chest: 47"
Under Chest: 41.5"


These confuse me a little bit. Where exactly are these measurements taken on the body?


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Corbadda wrote:
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Chest: 45.5"
Upper Chest: 47"
Under Chest: 41.5"


These confuse me a little bit. Where exactly are these measurements taken on the body?

I'm going to say that the chest measurement is nipple level, upper is probably midlevel of the pec and under is obviously below the pec, but above the abs.


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Some people can't get how big bodybuilders are.
He is lets say 6 foot 5 inches so a 50" chest on him is not as big as you would think and with a 38" waist the drop would only be 12" The illusion is with a waist that big he would not look as large except when you put him next to a normal person.. 18" arms are not that large also. 18.5 inch neck not that big for a guy 6 foot 5 or so.
I am only 5 foot 11inches and in my best shape I had a 48" chest I had A 32" waist and 19" arms and my neck was 18" I was not the largest around by any stretch.
Those measurements are very realistic for a bodybuilder /powerlifter.
In fact his arms are kinda small for a man that large.

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