Marty McFly (2015 version) - Back to the Future part II


I have been looking at this for a while now, it is another costume with challenges.

The fabric has not been easy to find and was either the wrong colour or texture. I came across some latex sheeting in a close colour and decided to give it a try. This is my first time working with this, and it has not been easy - you can't pin latex!

Started working the jacket, but have also done a quick version of the trainers and acquired the cap. I would like to do the hoverboard at some point too, but just didn't have time at the moment as I have only just started getting back in to cosplay after an enforced break.

Still wondering if latex is the right way to go for the jacket, but I haven't yet found better material. So a mark I version as usual with me. I have marked this as complete for now, though I may go back to it in the future.

Sephirayne posted on 26 May, 2013 - 13:58
The jacket looks amazing. Great job.

Chibi posted on 27 May, 2013 - 13:40

Amy-Lou posted on 27 May, 2013 - 22:56
Love the textures, this is going to be great fun!

KhaosKreator posted on 1 June, 2013 - 20:32
Saw this on facebook- excellent work with the latex!

Storme posted on 16 June, 2013 - 23:23
Looking wonderful so far!

Sephirayne posted on 29 July, 2014 - 01:03
Loving the progress on this.

Amy-Lou posted on 12 August, 2014 - 14:22
Worth the wait, brilliant costume!

madmazda86 posted on 24 September, 2014 - 10:14
Looks great all put together! :D

27th October 2014

Finishing bits

I found that the first type of glue I used didn't work too well, so had to deconstruct the entire jacket to remove the glue and reattach the red material to the latex. While doing this I found out that the pieces had changed shape, so trimmed them to be equal again and rebuilt it using latex cement. Also improved the cuff pieces and added new banding on the arms.

26th July 2014

Power laces 2

So I have all but completed the trainers. It has taken me four days to make these, which is a little shorter than I would have liked, but a deadline looms. Overall, I am quite happy with them. There are minor problems which I could correct if I attempt anything like this again, but it has been an interesting learning experience. The trainers look wrinkles in the photo, but that is because there is no foot in them. They stretch out when worn to become smooth. I have had to take a little artistic license with them given the short time period in which I had to make them (and the fact that they are from the future!)

20th July 2014

Power laces

Made a start on creating the shoes. They're quite fiddly in places, but at some point in the next day or so I will post progress shots

14th July 2014

Back to the costume

So an impromptu event has seen me return to this costume. There are several things that need to be addressed, not least the ribbing around the base. I have something in mind for this but I won't know until the weekend when it arrives. In the meantime, guess I had better start sorting out the shoes and the hoverboard. I am only intending to do the basic shoes (for now) given how close the event is.

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