Magneto (Flightsuit) - X-Men First Class




GroovyGenesCosplay posted on 17 December, 2013 - 20:47

Anonymous posted on 26 March, 2014 - 01:05
Looking good so far. :)

redderz posted on 1 May, 2014 - 21:23

Progress Journal

18th April 2014

Almost done!

So I'm pretty much done with the flightsuit now. All I have left to do is add some zips to the trousers and make the helmet.

26th March 2014

Webbing finished!

So after over 12 hours of work, the webbing and the buckles are complete! The buckles are made entirely from cardboard wrapped in fabric, and are sewn to the rest of the webbing to ensure they remain in one piece and don't break (hopefully).
I still need to add a couple of stitches here and there on the webbing (mainly on the front) just so it stays where I want it to and retains its shape across/down my chest and doesn't bunch up too much when I move, but I'll be doing that at a later stage because I am so done with sewing right now.

I need to add in the valve-like pieces on the front, and work on the sleeves next - and then it's onto the trousers.

25th March 2014

Buckles added!

Since I cannot make them of metal or plastic, I've come up with a way to make them, hopefully, sturdy. I cut a basic shape from cardboard, and then put silver fabric over the top, sewing it to the cardboard. For the vertical strap buckles, I've sewn the buckles to the webbing itself. Only done two so far, so we'll see what happens with the rest.

22nd March 2014

Yellow panels finished

As the title suggests, the yellow on the jacket is now complete. I can't do any more until I have fabric for the sleeves or the webbing for the straps, but for now I'm happy with how it looks.

21st March 2014

Jacket progress

So I started work on the jacket for the flightsuit today - only added the front yellow panels so far, but I'll be working on the back yellow panels next. Not much progress, but it's something.