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"My father was a master mechanic; I grew up with a screwdriver in one hand and a pair of pliers in the other."
- Frank Herbert

Skin Suit  
  A very tight-fighting spacesuit, or disguise.  

This is a very early use of the phrase (sometimes written without a space - skinsuit).

He was dressed in a plain black skin suit with harness and attachments. He looked at an array of miniature meters strapped to his wrist - the underside - and made an adjustment.
From Dinosaur Beach, by Keith Laumer.
Published by Scribners in 1971
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John Varley uses the word "skinsuit" (no space) in Millenium (1983), but it's not clear to me whether the character is referring to an actual device used as a disguise, or as a pathological reference to her own skin.

Compare to skin suit from Dinosaur Beach (1971) by Keith Laumer, transkin from Parasite Planet (1931), by Stanley G. Weinbaum, kloraderm from Old Man's War (2005), by John Scalzi, the diveskin from Starfish (1999) by Peter Watts and skintight from War Dogs (2014), by Greg Bear.

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