For whatEVER reason, my Captain Marvel cosplay is the one you guys seem to enjoy the most. So naturally, the next step for me would be to get the Captain Marvel flight suit costume.
As I’ve said time and time again, I’m not a stickler when it comes to screen-accurate cosplays. Hell, my Captain Marvel suit (from Ali Express) looks nothing like any version of Carol Danvers. But when Stitch’s Loft reached out to me about his product, I was instantly intrigued.
When Ryan (Stitch’s Loft) sent me this pilot suit, he also gave me some history on the suit and how he was able to make it as real as possible. This guy went above and beyond to make finite details for this costume. It’s truly remarkable.
That’s what I’m going to get into in this blog in case you wanted some more backstory about the making of this suit. I did a full review of the Captain Marvel flight suit on YouTube so that you can see this cosplay in action. Check it out and subscribe if you’re into that kind of thing!
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Is This Captain Marvel Pilot Suit Costume Movie Accurate?
Yes. The suit itself is a bonafide fire-resistant military-grade suit. Ones that are actual Air Force Pilots wear. You’ll know it’s real when you see the tag that says:
“Coveralls, Flyer’s Women’s Summer, Flame Resistant. Type 11 CLASS 1”
The newer suits come in Freedom Green, which is only slightly different from the 90’s vintage Sage Greens pilot suits. The Freedom suit (the one I have) is a brighter green, which is actually perfect because this is cosplay and it will show up better in photos. Another way you can make this costume even more move-accurate is by getting yourself a pair of aviators. I love sunglasses from DIFF eyewear. They used to have custom Captain Marvel sunglasses, but it seems they no longer offer these (unfortunately!).
Captain Marvel Flight Suit Patches
You can watch the full breakdown for the Captain Marvel flight suit patches on Stitch’s Loft’s YouTube channel. He really goes into detail about how much research and study it took to get these patches just right. And the chest patch on my Air Force suit, he says, is a real vintage USAF patch.
My suit comes with a total of 4 patches, with 3 of them being movie-accurate recreations by Stitch’s Loft (V2.0 Test Pilot patch is probably my fav because it’s so colorful).
Here’s what the suit comes with:
- (1) CWU-27/p (Real Nomex US Military) Flight Suit with hook and loop
- (1) Custom Carol Danvers nametag (Stitch’s Loft Design)
- (1) Set of USAF Captain Bar Rank Insignias (Real USAF Rank Insignias)
- (1) AF Systems Command Patch REAL Vintage 90’s
- (1) Inexplorata Patch (Stitch’s Loft Design)
- (1) Test Pilot School Patch *NEW V2.0 (Stitch’s Loft Design)
- (1) SPARROW (Stitch’s Loft Design) or RETENTION METER Morale Patch Replica
The Sparrow Patch actually has a sad story behind it concerning a real U.S. Air force Pilot. The U.S. Thunderbirds pilot died at the age of 34 in a flight accident. Brie Larson spoke about it on her Instagram, noting that,
“There is no Carol without you. You helped create her and I am forever grateful.”
So if you are planning on getting this flight suit, I highly recommend getting the Sparrow patch to celebrate and honor Maj. Stephen Del Bagno.
Sizing and Caring For the Cosplay
Ryan helped me figure out which size was best according to my measurements, but for reference, I have the 32WR. My measurements are 132 lbs, 5’4″, 28″ waist, 34″ bust, and hips.
How to care for the suit:
- Warm wash (remove patches)
- Tumble dry
- Use fabric softener & wash with towels
Stitch’s Loft also told me that “washing it a lot will remove the fire retardant properties over time but will make it much softer and comfy!”
He also recommends using beeswax to loosen the zipper and notes that it takes some time to “break-in” the suit!
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