Thanks for the help guys. I finally got them all cut out, it takes some time between work and parenting to get to work on them but here they are with a root beer 12 ounce can for size comparison on the back plate and a xbox 360 controller for the rest of the plates. I am a big dude.
Hopefully I will be able to buy my flight suit soon but my wife just lost her job so I have to wait til she finds a new one probably. I also found (and by "I" I mean my wife) a yard or so of vinyl silvery stuff which might make a good vest for my color scheme, only cost a buck so i am gonna attempt to make a lace up vest out of it. Also i am going to have to segment the back plate as my material doesn't come large enough to cut the whole piece. I am thinking that I will trim about a quarter inch off all the touching sides of the 6 backplate template pieces and make the back plate that way. Should give me about a half inch gap one I get them on the flak vest.
Thanks, I would have been a lot longer getting this done without your help.