Nite Owl II
Watchmen

Cosplayer: callmemilo

Status: In Progress

Condition: Not Set

This costume has not been worn at any events yet.

22nd May 2010: Progress!! Kicked some real ass today, costume wise. Added the zipper for the cowl, heatwarped the goggles for a better fit, made the whole cape (except for the quills), and put my gauntlets together. Got a foamies belt that I need to latex and paint, and boot tops to make, but I've done pretty well, and I'm quite pleased with the results! Will take some pics when things look more complete and post soon.

14th May 2010: Don't leave home without your.... UTILITY BELT!!

That's right, I've finally gotten around to building one of the main accessories of the suit. I've used layers of foamies and carpet tape to make the overall structure of the belt, right the way around, and there's a band of thick leatherette fastened to the back so that nothing tears off. I've then detailed it with 3d textile paint (kinda similar to Tulip fabric paint).

The next step is gonna be to coat the whole thing in a thick layer of black latex, then I'll be able to drybrush it with gold or bronze acrylic, and add the velcro fastening.

I'll be making the moon-rang in the same way, but not sure yet as to whether I'd attach it perminantly to the belt, or make it removable.

20th March 2010: Printing Begins My buddy in Mexico, who's getting my suit pattern printed for me, just showed my the flat printed suit on spandex, and gotta say I'm more than happy with the result. When it's sewn up, and foam padded in the right places, it should really damn good. I can't wait to try it all on for the first time. Hopefully it won't take too long to get the cape printed too.


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RanmaSyaoran - 27th February 2010
Submersion ink on a spandex suit... GENIUS! It's not JUST limited to printing mousemats xD

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Wyrdsister - 27th February 2010
Nice! I actually prefered the movie version of the night owl to the book's...I look forward to the pics :)

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NoTsOsErIoUs - 16th March 2010
Sure this will look excellent. Get a move on.

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Sephirayne - 20th March 2010
I really like the sound of the idea your using to make this. Looking forward to seeing the result.

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Moonchild - 20th March 2010
Can't wait to see this finished ^^

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FairyPorchQueen - 21st March 2010
omg wow this will be epic

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Freyarule - 21st March 2010
omg!! You've put so much work into this and it shows!! :D good luck :3

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NatalieNoodles - 21st March 2010
I get to use spirit gum to your skin again? 8D

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Anonymous - 13th April 2010
that is sooo sexy 8D

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GraceyDarling - 13th April 2010
Looks awesome :)

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FairyPorchQueen - 13th April 2010
sooooooooooooo nice! i gotta get this guy to sort me out with some suits!

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Manjou - 13th April 2010
Knowing the people you know would make some of the costumes I want to do so much easier XD Great progress!

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sjbonnar - 16th April 2010
This is a really interesting idea! I've had my eye on it for a while and didn't know how it was going to turn out but I quite like the way it's come out now! Really cool stuff!

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callmemilo - 17th April 2010
thanks! more to come!

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Holli - 22nd April 2010
awesoommmmss =D

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Adamoluna - 14th May 2010
wow, what a great way to go about this costume, I'm really impressed by all of your work so far! :D Can't wait to see the finished thing! ^-^

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Bambi. - 18th June 2010
Wow!! o.0

This is beyond awesome =D

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Limegreenjelly - 18th June 2010
Night owl = favourite watchmen ^^ This is epic

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Broseidon - 18th June 2010
holy hell this is amazing

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Wyrdsister - 18th June 2010
This is really looking good. I can't waut for the finished article!

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Ranma1-2 - 18th June 2010
WoW. This looks amazing! Especially love the cowl - looks spot on.

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Littlegeeky - 18th June 2010
Wow you look so freaking awesome!!!

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Captain_Marvelous - 19th June 2010
Really looking pro man! the heat moulded goggles look like a really nice fit!

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eternal_aranel - 20th June 2010
Wow! Genius!

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MikeJenks - 22nd June 2010
This is looking INCREDIBLE! *w*

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picklesofdoom - 13th January 2011
This is looking fantastic! LOVE IT! =^__^=

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LittleRecordGirl - 3rd April 2011
I have to admit that I fan-girl'd over the progress shots.
Just, wow.
I now have the urge to re-read Watchmen. And then watch the film. Both for the 100th+ time, haha.

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WarriorTeddy - 29th September 2011
Dude! You've got mad skills *bows*

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Anonymous - 1st December 2012
Wow, this is fricken' awesome man! As a digital print for textiles designer this makes me weep with joy to see how it works so well for cosplay. Well done dude, well done! :D