We worked really, really hard on this!
I thought it looked pretty straightforward. So simple! But despite the abundance of photos available, there were still many mysteries left to solve. The obsession grew. Mostly involving the hardware - the rigging on the back of the buckles, the attachment of the holster, the shape of the hooks on the ends of the belt. I wanted to bring you a holster rig as faithful to the original wardrobe prop as possible, but still practical and affordable. Eventually, the mysteries were solved to my satisfaction and those details were included in our design.
Now to the details! The holster rigs are made from 10 ounce cowhide leather with a natural finish. The belt compartments are cut from thinner leather, hand stitched with heavy saddle-grade waxed thread, with functioning snaps. Our buckles are made from stainless steel with welded rigging on the back. The belt end hooks are stainless steel, and each end, each movie version has a different design! Yeah, they're all different, wouldn't you know! The holster portion articulates as the screen used rigs did, with a full 45 degree range of motion. Each belt features an aluminum disk of proper design according to your chosen movie version (Except for ROTJ which uses the ESB disk). The stainless steel droid caller clip is much sturdier than the aluminum ones used on screen.
The holster will fit any 1:1 scale blaster replica with the original dimensions. An adjustable leg strap keeps everything secure.
The belts do not adjust for size, so measure around your waist over your trousers (trust me, you are much bigger than you think!) order as close to your actual size as possible. If in between sizes, I'd recommend ordering the next smaller size. Metal blasters weigh a ton, and gravity, being as relentless as it is, will do it's work unless you order the right size.
Enjoy your day as a space smuggler with our awesome holster rig! Durable, functional, and authentic!
Use a cloth tape to measure your hip where you want to the belt to ride. Consider the Pants you will be wearing with it, Purchase the nearest length to your measurement.
Posted by John Gritton on 2nd Feb 2018
I have been dreaming about this holster for literally 20 years. I sat waiting like a kid on the front porch when the postman dropped it off. The holster did not disappoint. It is everything I hoped it could be. I immediately strapped it on and tried my blaster in it. Fits like a glove. (I have the AW Airsoft blaster.) Be sure to follow the measurement directions closely. It isn't difficult, but make sure you get it right. The Rubies blaster will not fit in this holster. It is incredible. You will not be disappointed. If you want to bring a sense of quality to your costume skip the cheap costume versions, save a few more bucks and get this high quality fully leather version. The hardware is top notch. It won't fall apart if you turn the wrong way. Any smuggler would be proud to strap this on their hip and carry their trusty DL-44. After all these years I finally have an amazing quality holster at an even more amazing price. Thank you for all you do for the community, Todd. We are lucky to have you.
Posted by Ben, UK on 1st Feb 2018
I had been waiting some time for this rig to arrive and it was certainly worth the wait. The build quality and attention to detail is excellent. I have already ordered the belt to go with it. Just need to pull my finger out and get on with my blaster build.
Posted by michael branch on 24th Jan 2018
I could not be happier with this product and with Todds Costume in general. The Han Solo ESB Holster if superb craftsmanship. The communication with Todds was prompt and friendly. I will look to them for all my prop needs.
Posted by Tyler on 6th Oct 2017
Holster is terrific, made of quality thick leather and well machined metal parts. Make sure you measure properly; I used my exact measurement around hips (not waist/stomach). The fit was snug, not too tight but being that it doesn’t go through a belt loop and hangs on hip, that is the fit you need especially if carrying a metal blaster.
Posted by Chris Mcilwaine on 6th Jul 2017
This is the most authentic and best quality prop/replica of it's type! The attention to detail is fantastic and it has the heft and weight you'd expect from a proper belt and holster! The size advice is spot on and it sits perfectly on my waist/hips. Perfect for cosplay and conventions! Fantastic Job all round! Many thanks to all the team at Todds Costumes!
Posted by Richard Adams on 19th Jun 2017
My wife got me this belt as an anniversary gift. I am amazed at the quality and attention to detail. It is a beautiful piece of art. Furthermore, it is very sturdy.
Posted by Austin on 1st Apr 2017
Leather is high quality and the whole belt feels very durable. Holster for the blaster is perfectly sized and it fits comfortably against the leg. Best affordable belt out there.
Posted by Charybdis on 18th Mar 2017
I had a cheap belt rig from some other place but I had always wanted a top notch belt and holster for this costume. Some were way too expensive and the rest were very cheap. Finally, Todd's offered his version at a great price point and knocked it out of the park! Solid construction, top notch sewing, and heavy duty hardware make this belt the best value out there. I feel like a real smuggler wearing this baby! Looks great and fits great too. Thank goodness they still had my size. If you see it at Todd's, you better get it because more than likely it will be the best out there.
Posted by laurence culley on 3rd Feb 2017
As Han Solo belts and holsters go, this is the best you can get, I was mid sized, following their suggestion at buying the lower size was the best thing I could have done, what a great fit. It looks great, feels comfortable and makes my Han Solo Bespin outfit look the part, I did have to modify it slightly so as to fit the Empire Strikes Back DL44, but that was easy.
Posted by Simone on 18th Jan 2017
Hi, I have bought a Han Solo holster rig ESB version and a Han Solo holster rig ROTJ version.
I will be very happy of all, the materials are very accurate and detailed.
Site staff is really professional.
Posted by Stan on 28th Dec 2016
This is an amazing piece. The details are great. The quality is amazing. I wore a an issued leather military holster for a while during a deployment and this holds up to the quality and durability. You could easily carry a real pistol in one if you wanted. It is obviously made to carry the DL-44 offered on this site, made of metal and of substantial weight. The metal work is extremely sturdy and works perfectly as far as movement for your legs and hips. I wear a 30"-31" inch jean and I bought the 36", it fits great over my Han Solo pants, some regular jeans and even my Army uniform. Plus, it looks really cool. The cut is perfect and replicates that Solo swagger perfectly. The leg band has four snaps so you can adjust the holster so it doesn't rub, swing or bounce on your leg. All the parts are new and unweathered so you have a chance to tell your own story through the years of wear you get out of it. Bonus, the leather smells really good!
Posted by JD on 23rd Sep 2016
I decided to be Han Solo for Halloween on a whim, and quickly was overwhelmed by the array of options available. While parts of my costume are home fabricated, nothing I could make would come close to the quality or fit of Todd's holster. It shipped the day after I ordered it and delivery was very quick. Warning that once you get this, you will want to splurge on all other aspects of the costume to match! Be aware that the $10 plastic blaster many people buy for their costume does not fit in the holster at all.