Costume :Green Lantern / Kyle Rayner
Variant :first costume
Source :DC comics universe / Green Lantern Corps
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

photo by perfectlypurple

at the party

reference toy


Costume Information

Cost : £30

For a friend's birthday/housewarming party!

Green Lanterns are awesome!
If only I could just will up a costume! :/


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You rock so hard for doing this! <3

by SephNoir on Friday, 10 September, 2010 - 19:09
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Ah, awesome! You ARE doing Kyle! I really like Kyle as a character. :) Can't wait to see this all together~! I've been considering a GL cosplay too- but I'm going to see if I can find a nice looking female in the Corps series. :D

by YamiNoAeris on Monday, 13 September, 2010 - 12:53
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That material! I will rub you on Saturday! *rubs thighs*

by kiichan on Monday, 13 September, 2010 - 14:43
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YES! A fellow Green Lantern costumer! :) cant wait to see this! when is it for?!

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 18 September, 2010 - 10:20
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Ooh you were very stroke-able in this XD What kind of lycra was it?

by perfectly_purple on Sunday, 19 September, 2010 - 18:14
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*rub rub rub rub rub* :P

by kiichan on Monday, 20 September, 2010 - 14:53
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Dude this is just O_o sooooooooo radical! would love to get shots with you in my Guy Gardner or Hal jordan!

by Captain_Marvelous on Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 20:01
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It will be worn again! If only to wear the ring on the right hand!

by Ninodog on Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 21:36
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Yay, more chances to play Stroke The Dez! XD

by Sillabub on Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 22:07
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nicely done

by Berserk667 on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 00:06
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is this anouther one you hid from me dez ? lol love it

by Defrain on Saturday, 14 May, 2011 - 12:26
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hay, sorry to spam and I dunno if you're planning on doing this costume (which is epic btw!!!) to May expo but there's a Batman/DC meet up on Saturday and it'd be awesome if you could come??
if you know anyone else that might be going that'd be interested please direct them to the forum post. Thanks!

by PaperTiger on Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 08:43


complete!! (Posted 17th September 2010)

yes the boots were a little challenging but they've been done!

Pix when the party gets started!

mask 3 (Posted 15th September 2010)

After repeated fitting and shaping I finally got it to look more dimensional.
There's also a piece of reflective shear covering the eyehole so you can't see my eyes....though it does mean impaired vision for me too :/
Swings and roundabouts!

Mask 2 (Posted 15th September 2010)

Thus I tried a quickie technique to shape the foam more to my face....using electrical tape.
IF the tape is attached on the back while you bend it or fold it then the bend stays put. This works best on curves with the tape on the inside.

Mask (Posted 15th September 2010)

Made the mask in a similar method to the arm guards only this time using simple craft foam.
This gave me the following result which looked a little flat.

arm guards more (Posted 13th September 2010)

using the template I cut a satisfactory shape from camping mat.
A bit of evostik impact along the edges allowed me to butt joint the opposing sides of the shape to form my curved tube.
I then cut out the same shape from metallic green lycra and sewed up the same sides and then fed the mat foam model into the lycra sock.
A little evostik on the inside edge of the mat foam allowed to slightly dry and then the allowance on the lycra folded over and kept stretched made the lycra cover fit nicer to the form.

Arm guards (Posted 13th September 2010)

After a few trials and errors a lovely plan template of my arm guard was created.

Top and bottom (Posted 12th September 2010)

So I made the body suit a two piece affair-
Probably not how they creators envisioned but I would like to use the toilet without having to strip off completely.
So now the mountain of gauntlets, boots and mask to get done for next saturday eek!

a thursday night completely wasted (Posted 11th September 2010)

this was the top in reverse design so one for the lycra bin :(

Oops! Not made this mistake in a long time! (Posted 10th September 2010)

2 errors when making a lycra hero outfit that's got assymetric designs!
1.) Lycra was only two way stretch not 4 way...
2.) Assymetric design should have been reversed in the sewing process...

So I have a top that is a mirror image of the actual design and is reallllly too tight on my bod..:(
Redo tonight....providing i still have enough black wetlook lycra!

The ring (Posted 8th September 2010)

The first thing I finished!
The main shapes were made from foamcore cut and covered in green foil card.
Green and blue acetate provide the screen and the led is connected to a giant switch which in turn attach to the batteries.