Kay Dee Designs



August 2007



Battlestar Galactica Duty Blues   Battlestar Galactica   Battlestar Galactica Blue Uniform


Battlestar Galactica Duty Blues   Battlestar Galactica   Battlestar Galactica Blue Uniform   Battlestar Galactica boots

Battlestar Fabric Swatch

Fabric - Navy polyester suiting with charcoal heathering. The uniforms on the show (mini-series and season 1) are made from microfiber (polyester) imitation wool crepe suiting. I have learned that after Season 1, the fabric source was changed and a gray wool suiting was custom overdyed to the correct blue shade to match the original suits from the mini-seires. The shoulders are trimmed with midnight ultrasuede light. I used a grey wool crepe for the piping.

Pattern - For the shirt I started with McCall's 5106.
For the trouseres I used Simplicity 4366. I had to add the correct belt loops and the V shaped hem to the front.

Buttons - I used size 36L antique gold buttons. The Brushed Antique Gold #64/b4296 are sold by Capitol Buttons in Canada by phone order, but they seem to be out of stock in brushed antique gold and instead send most customers brushed antiqued silver or nickle which then have to be painted gold. I instead used buttons from Huscho style 10036 which were antiqued over a brass-like base. Once the raised part of the design is polished it is a very good match to the buttons used in the series.

This is the ordering information from Michael at Huscho Buttons:

The cost of one dozen for 10036 in 36L is $35.40. (They are only sold by the dozen) Shipping and handling is $8.00. Your total would be 43.40. California residents please add 8.23% sales tax to your order. Please make payment via paypal at the following link. Please write in the proper area what you are paying for, and include your phone number. The link is: www.hushcobuttons.com/paypal_payment_option.htm


I found a matching bootto those worn in the series sold by Galls. They are made in both Men's and Women's sizes. GALLS 8" SAFETY TOE ZIPPER BOOT

Reference photo of TV show boot #1 (Helo's Boot)
Reference photo of TV show boot #2 (Apollo's Boot at Comic con)


The belt is made using this 1.5" Duraflex Buckle purchased from Bag Depot (thanks to moviebuff5 and Geoff for finding them. They appear to be the same brand and size used for the show). 1.5" navy nylon webbing was purchased from Strapworks.


Rank pins and pilot wings were obtained from Mara Jades Father through Dewback Wing ASAP. Thanks to Starfire Phoenix for that tip!

Patches - My replica patches were purchased from Dana Gasser and Got Maul through the ASAP forums. They are now selling updated versions of these screen accurate patches through ANOVOS.

Research Web Sites

Many talented and dedicated individuals have provided a mountain of informative research that helped me in putting together this costume. Here are some helpful sites to visit if you are putting together this uniform:

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