|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.|
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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.
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.