|Awards :||Amecon 2010 Judges Choice - Best Muscles; November Cosplay.com Costume Showcase|
|Time Taken :||3 months|
|If Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee had babies this would happen|
Since they are not my legitimate fathers im going to make another muscle suit!!
YOU ARE ALREADY DEAD
Big thanks to Triki for the Vid and Help with the Masquerade preformance
**07/03/2011 Just found out I was featured in November 2010 on Cosplay.Coms Cosplay Showcase :D**
Trousers Done (Posted 8th August 2010)
I'm very happy with the finish and made them using the back yoke and everything to make them ultra tidy, all the seam lines match and they look very symmetrical :)
Almost worth all the hours put in to them & going through a whole set of Denim needles due to the thickness of leatherette and uber strength thread :D
Keeping true to the Ref there are no pockets or belt carriers and an ultra high waist line
BASTARD WIG (Posted 5th August 2010)
bought what seemed to be the perfect wig from Eaby about a month ago (no pics) I GUESS THE SELLER HAD DIFFERENT IDEAS AND HAS SENT ME A VERY BADLY BUTCHERED 2ND HAND WIG!!
Rebuild (Posted 7th July 2010)
Amecon is approaching so bought some FLAME RETARDANT blue leatherette :D
£10 but where else am I going to find blue leatherette this short notice, although I have to say im much happier with the texture of this fabric its much closer to the reference
So I peel away and cut apart the original suit to use as a pattern
EPIC FAIL (Posted 15th June 2010)
the Day before Expo the majority of the costume was finished
I deicide this is a good time to paint the PVC suit this is a seek peek of how it looked before it completely stuck to its self and tore apart :(
Although I do look like Kittan on Steroids which cheerd me up a bit
Boots Finished (Posted 13th June 2010)
Once Sewn is carved and heated camping mat foam to fit the trim of the boot, once happy with the fit I covered the foam in No more nails using my finger which left very messy hands but a great brushed metal finish on the boot.
Boots (Posted 12th June 2010)
Modded Pirate boots bought from Ebay to fit tighter and lengthened the top a bit
you can see the Difference between the two boots here
Painting The Torso (Posted 10th June 2010)
I have painted the base layers of Latex and added top coats mixed with acrylic paint, I have continuously been lightening the mix to add some basic shading but do need an airbrush for more definition.
Smoothing Complete (Posted 6th June 2010)
Unfortunatly due to time constraints i mised taking photos of the foam and cotton covered in Lycra.
The next step is to layer up latex a few base coats then the top coats mixed with paint in different shades to try to add tone
Smoothing the Surface (Posted 15th May 2010)
To give a smooth Skin top surface just carving foam wont acheave i guled cotton on top of the foam then stretched and glued Lycra on top of the foam.
The photo shows the completely smoothed right arm and right chest, the Left Bicep in just has cotten strips glued to it.
Foam Sculpt complete (Posted 10th May 2010)
This is the beginings of the Torso
Basically I have made used an old long sleeve t-shrit put a zip in the back and placed it over a duct tape cast of my torso.
I then cut blocks of Upholstery foam according to a rough template for the base shape of the muscle then pinned and glued them directly to the shirt using evo stick.
Once the evo stock had dried I removed the pins and carved the foam to the basic shape of the muscles, where muscles meet ie Front, Side & Rear Shoulders i cut between them to improve definition when I wrap the Lycra over them.
This isnt the finished product I now need to add the Lycra Skin and lose the rough surface.
Ta Daaaaaaaa (Posted 9th May 2010)
about time i did a journal entry
although its a little late :S
I have stripped the 10+ layers of latex from the Vegeta muscle suit of old, layered up more foam and shaped more accuratly to look more like muscles
When i was really struggling with the chest muscles i came across this image whuich helped an unbelieveable amount!!
If only i found it from the start