Mar 10, 2011, 11:00 PM - Wesley snipes Blade costume
I seen and old link in one of the forums for a Wesley Snipes blade costume or vest. I clicked on it but it was a dead link .I was wondering if some one might know where I can the find the Wesley Snipes blade costume or parts of it. or if possible where to find what I need to make it? thanks for any help given.
Mar 10, 2011, 11:52 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
Welcome to the forums. The ONLY person who I know who has ever recreated the Blade 1 costume (the vest is the only difficult part) was Gary Barth.
The Stubai buckles are nearly impossible to find now. Seriously. Nearly impossible to locate.
Honestly, I hate to be "that guy" but this is one of those costumes that is SO hard, that it might not be worth the money.
But if you use the "search" function, there are a few good discussions of the costume. Also, your best reference is propstore and screenused, their archives have many wonderful photos of the actual costumes. Especially propstore.com. Check their SOLD or ARCHIVES. They sold the fully complete Blade 1 costume. It was epic.
GOOD LUCK! It's a hard costume but I really do wish you luck!
Mar 11, 2011, 10:45 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
thanks for responding to this . it was you who left the link for someone else that I was trying to follow in that old post that i mentioned in the first post .Well at this point I would even settle for blade 2 or 3 costume. I was also trying to look into the other costume used in Blade the series which ran on spike TV for a little while.
to be honest I think one of the reason I like the blade Costume is that fact that I it is unique. and there aren't alot of people who would do it . which makes it a one of a kind.
I don't want to go to a costplay and see anyone else sporting the Blade look but me. you know what I mean? Blade himself was a unique and one of a kind character even in the comic books. thats what I like about him.
but thanks I will check out those links you mentioned. if you have anything else that might be of help let me know. in the other link you left for some guy I thought that guy was going to make his own vest becaust he did find the stubai buckes . I would settled for something close.
Mar 12, 2011, 12:50 AM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
You could PM irishamericanlad about replica buckles for the Blade II costume.
He made some in the past and still might be able to help out.
Best of luck.
Research for the first Blade costume led me to The RPF!
Mar 15, 2011, 2:08 AM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
Agreed, Blade 2 is a MUCH MORE SIMPLE costume to put together, and as he mentioned above, you can contact him for the buckles.
I highly recommend doing the Blade 2 costume!
Mar 15, 2011, 8:21 AM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
The Blade 1 vest is the best. I was looking into one too but those Damn stubai buckles cost around 70$ each and you'll need four I think. So right there your almost 300$. The blade two buckles are about half the price.
Mar 15, 2011, 4:59 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
Actually have a bunch of stubai chrome and in black I blast down to grey if someone would help me make a blade 1 vest I'd give them buckles for free lol
Have 11 buckles total ideally would love to keep the chrome obviously and yes it's x4 for the vest x1 for the belt buckle and x1 for the overcoat around the waist closure but that's barely seen
Mar 15, 2011, 5:01 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
Mar 16, 2011, 12:19 AM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
I wish I had the knowledge to help you brother, I really do. I don't. I hope someone here steps up and you make an awesome costume.
Here's to hoping someone speaks up
Mar 16, 2011, 10:47 AM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
If someone took one of those buckles apart I bet we could make copies.
Even easier would be to make phony look-a-alikes that were just ornamental, and had velcro on the back or something.
Mar 16, 2011, 7:29 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
I agree with chuckybaby555 I think blade one is the best custome myself. I like 2 also . costume 3 looks like they did not spend a lotof time designing it. like terryr I would mind making a phony look alike . if it was possible to find a pattern for it.
pretty much anyone who is into blade would still reconize it as blade. does anyone have any idea where to get a pattern for it to make the buckle if it came down to it .
I would just find something close to what the buckles look like. Radion said he had the buckles Radion what would you let 4 of the buckles go for? has anyone actually tried to make the vest before ? if so do you have the pattern for it. I could use?
I'm going to try and PM irishamericanlad does he come on here alot? thanks Guys for all of your input . atleast I know I'm not alone here. my research on the first blade costume is what let me to this web site. iI could creat the stuff in my 3d animation software. to bad there is no way for me to bring it into reality that easy.
Mar 16, 2011, 10:54 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
i do in fact come here often lol, i was able to make molds of the Blade 2 buckles from a production mold i was lent... i agree with terryr that i could cast the buckles he has and make cheaper alternate buckles...
Mar 16, 2011, 10:55 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
Check out this thread for some good photos of the stubai opened and closed.
Here's a closeup. I think it's the back.
Mar 20, 2011, 12:45 AM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
IndyFanChuck I just seen the link the terryr left here. if I would have had that vest I think i would have reverse engineer it to where I would have made a pattern for everypart of the vest etc. or took it to someone and had them make me a exact replica of it that way even when you sold the original you would have a had an exact copy of it to do as I please. in a sense have your cake and eat it too. wow you had something that most of us only dream of having my hat off to you.
Apr 10, 2011, 8:38 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
I see the name "stubai' imprinted on the buckle. But aren't these type of buckles called Cobra buckles by Austri Alpin? They carry many models to chose from in different colors with or without adjustments here:
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Apr 10, 2011, 9:14 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
The actual movie vest used STUBAI brand buckles, and you can clearly see on the screen used vests that they are the discontinued Stubai buckles.
Those you show there are close, but no cigar. BUT, you could use them for your costume if you wanted to do your own.
Either way, they are close enough to where MOST people wouldn't notice.
Apr 10, 2011, 10:39 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
Yep. I looked at their site and have a similar design in four styles, but all in black and have information all over the surface. Not-so-much-SA anymore.
I guess you could always take the black coating off and fill in the lettering I guess. They run about $45, which is more than the Cobra buckles. Double ouch.
Apr 29, 2011, 10:15 AM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
Did you ever decide which way to go on this?
May 2, 2011, 9:41 AM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
There's a guy floating around every year at D*C who does a fabulous Blade. I don't know his name, but he seems pretty accurate. Someone here might know who he is.
May 4, 2011, 2:42 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
I remember a guy at DragonCon in 2007 who had a great Blade 1 costume down to the haircut and the tattoos all accurate. I wonder if that was gary Barth.
Jun 2, 2011, 5:40 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
Have you had any luck on this my friend?
Jun 2, 2011, 8:16 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
blade was anawsome series, and i would love to see a sword with the timer on it. you know, where the guy with pigtails was messing around with it and it got his hands blown up. any one know how that part is made?
Jun 2, 2011, 9:59 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
There are two members on this forum who own nearly all the important props from the movies. Search around a bit and you'll see their unmatched collections!
Jun 15, 2011, 7:01 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
i got a Stubai buckle and will cast a combined version, that way it will be easy and cheaper for costumers, but... and this is a hopeful but... i am going to attempt to recreate the buckles in a working manner... they are stupidly simple in a way that only has 2 working parts an i think i can do it... stand by for more
Jun 15, 2011, 11:32 PM - Re: Wesley snipes Blade costume
If you take it apart show us the workings. I think I've figured it out but would like to see the real deal.
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