Costume :Nite Owl II
Source :Watchmen
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Nite Owl Progress Pic

Incoming Cape Fabric

First Impression - 3

First Impression - 2

First Impression

my raw print

the screen-used suit

Printed Suit Preview


Costume Information

As opposed to a sculpted suit, I've opted to design my own printed spandex suit, which will be a helluva lot easier to move in. It'll be printed with a process called dye-sublimation, as used on all the Spider-man movie suits! I've designed an awesome pattern for the bodysuit and cape, in Photoshop, and that'll be printed by my buddy in Mexico, while I work on the cowl, gloves, belt and boots.

--- UPDATE ---

Looks like the bodysuit has been lost in the post! Epic postal fail! I'm working on getting the whole thing reprinted so I can finish the suit sometime this year, but we'll see what happens. So for the moment, no release date, but should be good when done.


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Submersion ink on a spandex suit... GENIUS! It's not JUST limited to printing mousemats xD

by RanmaSyaoran on Friday, 26 February, 2010 - 23:48
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Nice! I actually prefered the movie version of the night owl to the book's...I look forward to the pics :)

by Wyrdsister on Saturday, 27 February, 2010 - 00:41
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Sure this will look excellent. Get a move on.

by NoTsOsErIoUs on Tuesday, 16 March, 2010 - 17:52
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I really like the sound of the idea your using to make this. Looking forward to seeing the result.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 20 March, 2010 - 06:24
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Can't wait to see this finished ^^

by Moonchild on Saturday, 20 March, 2010 - 13:58
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omg wow this will be epic

by FairyPorchQueen on Sunday, 21 March, 2010 - 00:00
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omg!! You've put so much work into this and it shows!! :D good luck :3

by Freyarule on Sunday, 21 March, 2010 - 09:39
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I get to use spirit gum to your skin again? 8D

by NatalieNoodles on Sunday, 21 March, 2010 - 18:12
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that is sooo sexy 8D

by flames-of-monki on Tuesday, 13 April, 2010 - 16:44
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Looks awesome :)

by GraceyDarling on Tuesday, 13 April, 2010 - 17:39
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sooooooooooooo nice! i gotta get this guy to sort me out with some suits!

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 13 April, 2010 - 17:41
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Knowing the people you know would make some of the costumes I want to do so much easier XD Great progress!

by Manjou on Tuesday, 13 April, 2010 - 21:56
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This is a really interesting idea! I've had my eye on it for a while and didn't know how it was going to turn out but I quite like the way it's come out now! Really cool stuff!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 16 April, 2010 - 21:58
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thanks! more to come!

by callmemilo on Friday, 16 April, 2010 - 22:17
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awesoommmmss =D

by Holli on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 17:32

wow, what a great way to go about this costume, I'm really impressed by all of your work so far! :D Can't wait to see the finished thing! ^-^

by Adamoluna on Friday, 14 May, 2010 - 11:35
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Wow!! o.0

This is beyond awesome =D

by Bambi. on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 23:00
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Night owl = favourite watchmen ^^ This is epic

by Limegreenjelly on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 23:09
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holy hell this is amazing

by Broseidon on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 23:27
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This is really looking good. I can't waut for the finished article!

by Wyrdsister on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 00:09
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WoW. This looks amazing! Especially love the cowl - looks spot on.

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 11:07
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Wow you look so freaking awesome!!!

by Littlegeeky on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 17:08
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Really looking pro man! the heat moulded goggles look like a really nice fit!

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 22:14
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Wow! Genius!

by eternal_aranel on Sunday, 20 June, 2010 - 11:27
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This is looking INCREDIBLE! *w*

by MikeJenks on Tuesday, 22 June, 2010 - 12:55
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This is looking fantastic! LOVE IT! =^__^=

by picklesofdoom on Thursday, 13 January, 2011 - 01:36
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I have to admit that I fan-girl'd over the progress shots.
Just, wow.
I now have the urge to re-read Watchmen. And then watch the film. Both for the 100th+ time, haha.

by NakedSalad on Sunday, 3 April, 2011 - 18:09
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Dude! You've got mad skills *bows*

by WarriorTeddy on Thursday, 29 September, 2011 - 09:18

Wow, this is fricken' awesome man! As a digital print for textiles designer this makes me weep with joy to see how it works so well for cosplay. Well done dude, well done! :D

by Pudding on Saturday, 1 December, 2012 - 21:50


Progress!! (Posted 21st May 2010)

Kicked some real ass today, costume wise. Added the zipper for the cowl, heatwarped the goggles for a better fit, made the whole cape (except for the quills), and put my gauntlets together. Got a foamies belt that I need to latex and paint, and boot tops to make, but I've done pretty well, and I'm quite pleased with the results! Will take some pics when things look more complete and post soon.

Don't leave home without your.... (Posted 14th May 2010)


That's right, I've finally gotten around to building one of the main accessories of the suit. I've used layers of foamies and carpet tape to make the overall structure of the belt, right the way around, and there's a band of thick leatherette fastened to the back so that nothing tears off. I've then detailed it with 3d textile paint (kinda similar to Tulip fabric paint).

The next step is gonna be to coat the whole thing in a thick layer of black latex, then I'll be able to drybrush it with gold or bronze acrylic, and add the velcro fastening.

I'll be making the moon-rang in the same way, but not sure yet as to whether I'd attach it perminantly to the belt, or make it removable.

Printing Begins (Posted 20th March 2010)

My buddy in Mexico, who's getting my suit pattern printed for me, just showed my the flat printed suit on spandex, and gotta say I'm more than happy with the result. When it's sewn up, and foam padded in the right places, it should really damn good. I can't wait to try it all on for the first time. Hopefully it won't take too long to get the cape printed too.