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    Sep 3, 2011, 11:38 AM - need a base for a batsuit #1

    Hi

    I want to make a batsuit similar to the one in arkham asylum. So I need it to be skin tight and grey in colour or
    made of a dyable fabric. I'll probably use a batman begins cowl and make everythinh else from scratch, but can't start until I have something as a base
  2. Finhead is offline Finhead
    Sep 3, 2011, 12:43 PM - Re: need a base for a batsuit #2

    Take Five compression gear is most likely what your looking for no idea if you can dye it though.
    Skin Tight Gear Mens Compression 005 Sport Top Black | eBay

    Why not start with the proper cowl rather than a Begins? There are 3 options I know of for a AA cowl, one is made in the UK.
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    Sep 3, 2011, 2:18 PM - Re: need a base for a batsuit #3

    Also try East Bay. A lot of people use there compression tights and tops for bases. I believe they come in grey. The Belt or briefs should cover where the pieces meet.
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    Sep 3, 2011, 2:27 PM - Re: need a base for a batsuit #4

    thanks! compression suit will work perfect.

    now, you wouldnt happen to know what i could do for boots? gloves and cape do ya?

    all needs to be fairly cheap too!
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    Sep 3, 2011, 8:46 PM - Re: need a base for a batsuit #5

    post your advances in your suit cause I was thinking of making one for me but the money was an issue, hope you manage to put tutorials or links for getting the parts in a fair price
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    Sep 4, 2011, 12:04 AM - Re: need a base for a batsuit #6

    ://theleagueofheroes.yuku.com/reply/62609/How-the-heck-do-I-make-a-Batman-cape#reply-62609 Gives direction on how to make a Batman cape. There are other tutorials on the site dealing with boots and gloves. (Generic, but could be adapted to Batman)
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    Sep 4, 2011, 9:25 AM - Re: need a base for a batsuit #7

    thats a good guide for a capw, thanks.

    is this the material he is talking about:

    MATTE VINYL PLEATHER GOTHIC FETISH FABRIC BLACK WHITE | eBay

    boots and gloves shouldnt be too difficult from what i have seen on that site. any giides on making your own cowel? preferably our of the same material used for the cape
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    Sep 16, 2011, 9:32 AM - Re: need a base for a batsuit #8

    went to the fabric store today... i will need 56 for just the cape!!! any alternative fabrics i could use that are cheaper?
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    Sep 16, 2011, 3:27 PM - Re: need a base for a batsuit #9

    For batman gloves i used Fox motorcross gloves. You could use pepakura to fashion templates of the gauntlets / boots and belt to build out of foam.
  10. Jack T Chance is offline Jack T Chance
    Sep 19, 2011, 12:05 PM - Re: need a base for a batsuit #10

    I have it on good authority that a good, inexpensive base for the costume is a set of Starter brand tights!



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    Feb 5, 2013, 10:04 PM - Re: need a base for a batsuit #11

    You could get get lucky and find something at the thrift store i swear by savers i have found so much good usable clothing for dark night suits i would try there or a goodwill even an everyday thrift store
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    Feb 6, 2013, 12:12 AM - Re: need a base for a batsuit #12

    I bought one of those morph/zanti suits and cut the hood off, I've added slink to my build, hope it helps.
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