I just want to share my Captain America cosplay. This is a few months old, had it worked on for around 3 weeks for the premiere. I owe it to this forums, this is where I found references, tips, and a whole lot of stuff! Thank you to you all.
Although it's not a perfect replica (the perfect materials are hard to come by @.@) I think it came out really well.
What inspired you:
- I have NEVER done any western character cosplays. This is the first one I've ever done, what inspired me the most was reading up on the Cap. We all have that knowledge of who he is, but the more I read up on him, the more I looked up to him and what he stands for (although i am asian).XD
How long it took:
- 3 weeks. @_@
How much it cost.
- All in all, it cost me $60-$70, trying to be creative with materials and all.
Specific details for which you are most proud.
- Being able to fling the shield and make it fly like a frisbee. I was Champion at a local toy convention because of that. That was my first ever award in cosplay!
- Be creative! If there's a will, there's a way! I know it does not look as good as the rest, but I gave this heart, and gave this my all.
Here are a few photos
The shield is made of rubber sheets/craft foam, so I'm free to toss it around. It's light and flies like a frisbee, but it could not be shaped perfectly.
The helmet is also made of craft foam. No one here had the materials or know-how of how to make helmets like these so me and my friend improvised. The shoulder strips are also made of craft foam, painted and then sewn. Not the best solution, but that's the only option I had.
I'm actually pretty small (5'6"), and I didn't tuck the shirt well enough in this picture.
The whole gang, minus the Hulk. )
PS: Forgive the white thingy coming out of my right boot, it's a part of the boot that gives its shape. @.@
Do let me know what you think, and if you have any tips you can give me to improve this.
Thank you so much!
PS: First post!