Aug 11, 2012, 6:07 AM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
The eye frames have now been cut out.
Aug 12, 2012, 2:01 AM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
Hey man, I feel you on the weight thing. I have a feeling if I ever decided to so a spandex suit, I'd look exactly the same XD
Keep at the eating tho! Be sure you're eating HEALTHY meals.
Eating well will gain you faster than eating fatty food.
Aug 12, 2012, 4:19 AM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
Haha, I hear you man.
I've been eating like a horse for all my life really and only ever seem to fluctuate between the 8 - 9 stone mark :/
I guess it's down to how I work out/ what I eat, like you said.
Thanks for the help and advice Much appreciated
Aug 23, 2012, 5:18 PM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
New Men Fruit of the Loom Hooded Sweatshirt Plain Hoodie Blank Pullover Hoody | eBay
Just purchased the hoodie above. Once it arrives I plan to cut off the arms and spray the logo on using a template and then that'll be another piece of the costume done.
No other updates to report as of yet.
Aug 23, 2012, 5:20 PM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
Meat and potatoes + weight gainer. You'll be all set
Aug 24, 2012, 5:08 AM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
Aug 24, 2012, 6:26 AM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
Hey man, are u on ebay seller ID Rodimus2205?
Its jst ur name resembles it and I have recently been speakin to this seller regarding Cpt Britain comics lol
Aug 24, 2012, 1:17 PM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
Nope sorry, mine's pwarner184 :P
Aug 24, 2012, 2:06 PM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
ah no worries dude, just found it a coincidence when I realised haha
Aug 24, 2012, 3:29 PM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
Did you go with Navy, Royal Blue, or Sky Blue?
I always thought the lighter shade looked better for the sweatshirt, so I might grab a sky blue one myself, just for future projects :P
Sep 2, 2012, 2:13 PM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
Another day, another update.
Managed to get some white fabric for the eye lenses. After glueing a pair and sewing another pair to see what way works best, (glueing turned out as the best option as I'd need two layers of foam with the sewing technique, making the lenses less easy to work with) it turned out they were massive on the face when test fitting:
I've have since downsized the eyes and plan to hot-glue them into place.
Below is the progress of the eyes, from glued (top), sewn (middle) and downsized (bottom)
P.S. Still waiting on the arrival of the hoodie
Sep 7, 2012, 12:16 PM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
Very nice man! It turn out pretty good! But I think you are TOO skinny. Spiderman has always been skinny but not that much. I think gaining 5-6 kgs, will make you look way better in the suit!!
Sep 7, 2012, 12:49 PM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
lookin good dude, but I agree with Aris get some weight gain protein shakes down you and lift a few weights for a few month and you will be sorted..... and pleeeeeeeeease get a cup lol!!!
keep up the good work....
Sep 7, 2012, 1:08 PM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
Thanks man. Yeah, I know what you mean I've been exercising and doubling my meal portions since the past couple of months but to no avail. Guess my metabolism must be stupidly high haha.
Sep 7, 2012, 1:13 PM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
Sep 7, 2012, 1:21 PM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
hahaha I'm just buggin ya dude... but yeah Spidey cosplayers all invest in cups or dance belts to hide the old man lol!! I will be when I do my Future Foundation Spidey when I have finished up on my Cpt Britain costume, but yeah I definitely recommend a good weight gain protein to aid in bulking up... just upping your meals will help but VERY slowly, and you don't want to make the mistake of thinkin 'ah I will just eat a ton of Mc'd's' coz that will put the weight in the wrong places lol!!! it's the protien weight gaining you want to do, not fatty weight gaining, although it won't take you too long to get the right Spidey look anyways
Sep 7, 2012, 1:33 PM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
Haha, fair enough lol
I'll certainly be keeping an eye out for your FF Spidey thread, man I love the design of that costume! :3
I think I've got some scandi-shakes somewhere which'll come in handy also.
Sep 7, 2012, 1:46 PM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
I have very high metabolism too. Here's some tips for gaining wait. Don't just eat lots of food, make sure you're eating the RIGHT foods. Anything high in protein is what you want, such as dark meats like beef, peanut butter, eggs, cheese, and beans. But don't just eat protein, balance it out with carbs and veggies.
And when you workout you want to make sure you're doing the RIGHT workouts. Stay away from cardio, while it's good to keep your heart healthy, if you do lots of cardio you will not gain weight because you'll just burn off everything you eat because of your high metabolism. You want to go as heavy as you can on the weights and do small sets, rather than going with small weight and doing lots of reps. It's best to keep the weight to where that you max out (get to the point that you can't lift the weight again) at about 8 reps. So for instance do 8 reps of curls with heavy weights, than move in to push ups or something to work your triceps, alternate between different muscles so that your not just tiring out. So you'll go from one thing to the next until you've done about 8 different things and then rest for about 60 seconds and go through all the same stuff again, do that about 4 to 6 times. And then you can rest and move on to working a different part of your body.
The main thing is just to make sure you keep your weight high and reps low.
Protein shakes would speed up the weight gaining process too. Just make sure you get mass building protein, and drink a larg shake after every workout. I also found that it help to workout and drink protien at night not long before you go to bed, because that way your body has all that down time to build up your muscles with the protein.
While being skinny kind of sucks (I know because I am) it's also a good thing because your body is already ready to start building nice muscle tone, you don't have to worry about loosing the fat to uncover the muscles.
Hope this is helpful mate!
Nice suit by the way!
Sep 7, 2012, 1:54 PM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
Sep 9, 2012, 2:56 AM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
You're welcome, glad I could help!
I've been kind of lazy lately but back a few months ago when I was actually working out and doing the things stated above, I gained about 10 lbs in a month.
I'm about to start back at it to get ready for my ASM suit, and I found this article with a pretty good diet plan, thought you might also find it helpful: Muscle and Brawn Bodybuilding, Powerlifting and Muscle Building. – 5 Easy Tips for Bodybuilding Bulking
Sep 9, 2012, 3:10 AM - Re: Scarlet-Spider costume WIP
Best of luck
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