Captain America (Fem version) - Avengers Assemble



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I had half term before the convention so I sewed harder and faster than ever before to get it done - biggest challenge of mine to date! :D rather proud. It's still got some work to do on it though!

Comments

Tallia3 posted on 27 February, 2013 - 22:37
Ooh, I saw you at LSCC. Meant to tell you then how great your outfit was, but luckily can still tell you now!

puzzledpenguin posted on 28 February, 2013 - 01:01
Brilliant costume :-)

Sephirayne posted on 28 February, 2013 - 05:22
This looks amazing. I love the work on the shield. Great to see the progress of you putting it together. Would love to see this in person one day.

Siouxsie James posted on 28 February, 2013 - 16:43
Wonderful costume and I love the pictures ^^

Kacela posted on 28 February, 2013 - 18:27
Fantastic cosplay!

khaleesi posted on 28 February, 2013 - 21:01
Thanks everyone! :D <3

ToroSonyCat posted on 1 March, 2013 - 21:41
So awesome, I love it!

khaleesi posted on 4 March, 2013 - 21:28
Thanks :D

Starbucks dad posted on 5 March, 2013 - 20:00
Wow! Amazingly great job. The shield is just terrific.

khaleesi posted on 11 March, 2013 - 01:08
Thank you ^_^ :D

Progress Journal

27th February 2013

Weathering the shield

I made it looked weathered and battle worn by painting on scratches, mud splatters and burns! :)

27th February 2013

Painting the shield

Masking off and painting :)

27th February 2013

The first cast!

(Left) I casted it in resin and fibreglass, I attached the handle and strap on the inside with resin and fibreglass as well. The edges were neatened off with a dremmel (I should have fibreglassed neater lol!)
(Right) A quick base coat of plastic primer before I painted it

27th February 2013

Moulding the shield

After lots of sanding I finally moulded it. I did a silicone jacket mould - barely had any silicone or fibreglass though so it's not as strong as it should have been :( guna re-do it a bit soon!

27th February 2013

Sanding the shield and putting the grooves in

I used a wash of watered down acrylic paint to see where the imperfections were. I fillered them and sanded it back again.
I used a small bit of sandpaper to make the grooves whilst it was spinning on the lathe. I made the grooves for the star when it was off the lathe.

27th February 2013

Carving the shield

I used a lathe to spin my shield as I sanded it so that it was symmetrical.
I then covered it in carbody filler and sanded it smooth on the lathe. It didn't do it perfectly so I had to do some of this by hand.

27th February 2013

Starting the shield

I cut a 24" circle out of wood, used expanding foam to glue two circles of styrofoam to it, and attached the piece for the lathe on the back.

27th February 2013

Boots

Fake red leather trainers with wedge heel. Such a cool find (y)

(for the gloves I just used my red leather gloves)

27th February 2013

The arm and shin guards

Plastazote and craft foam covered in fake leather. The silver bits are plastic sprayed silver.
I weathered them with ink :)

27th February 2013

The trousers

Very proud of my trousers :) only had time to make one of the pockets real- and perfect size for my phone! :D wooooohoo!

(By the way - the bum shot. I HAD TO. I HAD TO!) hahaha :p

27th February 2013

Sewing the bicep patches on

Sewing the patches on and the red and white belt/corset thing

27th February 2013

The top half finished!

This was Kyle holding the star up to a half finished top! :p

The red and white belt was two pieces of fabric (both with ironed on vilene) and a piece of craft foam sewn in between them :)
The front panel on the chest had card behind it as well as vilene, just to stiffen it up!

27th February 2013

The fabric

Heavy weft polyester - £3.99 a meter (y) I used lots of heavy vilene behind it to make it stiffer like kevlar

27th February 2013

Making the belt

Making the belt! I made it the same as Cap's belt except with only four pockets and it fits around a woman's hips. For the buckle I just used a cheap plastic one sprayed silver.
Those pockets were so handy! :P

27th February 2013

Painted star!

I gave it a coat of plastic primer before spraying it with silver carbody paint then clear lacquer

27th February 2013

Moulding the star

I used silicone to mould my star and cast it in fast cast

27th February 2013

Making the star

For the star I made a template/frame from cardboard, filled the gaps with carbody filler, sanded it back until it was smooth and then sprayed it with filler primer to make it extra smooth :p