Ive always wanted to be spiderman for halloween but could never find just what I wanted. Either I paid 50$ for a suit that looked like striped pajamas, or you paid 400$ for a movie replica and hated myself for wearing it once. I am the kind of person who is limited to what you can buy at basic craft stores, walmart and the cheap side of the internet. After seeing all the amazing work done here on the new Amazing Spiderman suits, ive wondered, can it be done on a low budget? Here are my plans.
I plan on starting out with a simple 30$ blue lycra suit such as this
As ive seen with a lot of recent works, the suit itself is not very red. The honey comb patterns added on using puff paint adds most of the color to the red sections of the suit, and under this pattern is often some red and dark blue or all blue. You can see this in the unreal work done by MCL34N and some reference photos.
So what I plan on doing is making a duct tape dummy of myself to put the suit on and drawing out the basic pattern by hand using chalk. Ill start by separating red from blue parts, then the larger sections separated by long black web streaks, then the smaller honeycomb filled squares. The blue sections will likely be much harder since its all one large pattern, but im confident that with some kind of tracing tool and a lot of time I can make it look good by drawing it in chalk, then sharpie followed by black puff paint.
I can then cut out eye holes and make lenses from a fine steel mesh and paint, then frame them with some kind of modelling clay.
This thread will act as a WIP for myself over the next few months til halloween, but im also looking for feedback from the community.
Is there anything else I can do to make the red sections of the suit appear red? Maybe a thin, brushed on layered of puff paint in certain places, or some kind of marker?
Are there any other tools I could use to draw on the pattern with other than chalk? It was my first idea as ive found pencils like to rip fabric, not be totally erasable or just plain not work.
Is there a perfect blue lycra suit out there for the job, or is this as close as im gonna get?