Green Lantern / Kyle Rayner (first costume) - DC comics universe / Green Lantern Corps

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For a friend's birthday/housewarming party!

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

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SephNoir posted on 10 September, 2010 - 19:09
You rock so hard for doing this! <3

YamiNoAeris posted on 13 September, 2010 - 12:53
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

kiichan posted on 13 September, 2010 - 14:43
That material! I will rub you on Saturday! *rubs thighs*

Captain_Marvelous posted on 18 September, 2010 - 10:20
YES! A fellow Green Lantern costumer! :) cant wait to see this! when is it for?!

perfectly_purple posted on 19 September, 2010 - 18:14
Ooh you were very stroke-able in this XD What kind of lycra was it?

kiichan posted on 20 September, 2010 - 14:53
*rub rub rub rub rub* :P

Captain_Marvelous posted on 22 September, 2010 - 20:01
Dude this is just O_o sooooooooo radical! would love to get shots with you in my Guy Gardner or Hal jordan!

Ninodog posted on 22 September, 2010 - 21:36
It will be worn again! If only to wear the ring on the right hand!

Sillabub posted on 22 September, 2010 - 22:07
Yay, more chances to play Stroke The Dez! XD

Berserk667 posted on 23 September, 2010 - 00:06
nicely done

Defrain posted on 14 May, 2011 - 12:26
is this anouther one you hid from me dez ? lol love it

PaperTiger posted on 5 March, 2012 - 08:43
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?? http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/forum?c=showthread&ThreadID=7143 if you know anyone else that might be going that'd be interested please direct them to the forum post. Thanks!

Progress Journal

17th September 2010

complete!!

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

Pix when the party gets started!

15th September 2010

mask 3

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!

15th September 2010

Mask 2

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.

15th September 2010

Mask

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.

13th September 2010

arm guards more

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.

13th September 2010

Arm guards

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

12th September 2010

Top and bottom

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!

11th September 2010

a thursday night completely wasted

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

10th September 2010

Oops! Not made this mistake in a long time!

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!

8th September 2010

The ring

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.