Hey everybody! I've officially started prep on my latest costume project, Captain America's new costume from the upcoming Avengers movie. I'm sure I won't be the only one doing this, but figured I may as well start piecing the parts together now. Luckily there were some great closeup pics taken of the costume on display at SDCC, as well as a few sneaky pics of Chris Evans on location in Cleveland filming some action scenes, so I've got a good number of those saved for reference.
I'm still collecting reference, but while I wait for better pics of the back of the costume to be released, I've got myself some really nice jersey fabric, which is surprisingly bold royal blue, and has a really nice texture to it. It's not 100% accurate, I'll admit, but it's the next best thing in my opinion.
I'll be making the star out of either urethane or resin. I'm hoping to commission gauntlets and boot covers, so they're nice and professionally made. Still not totally sure what I'm doing for the shield. I'd like to get a proper metal replica, but if I can't, I may have to settle for reinforcing and modding the licensed plastic one. I'm also gonna be modding my TFA JesterFX helmet to closer resemble the new Avengers helmet.
Should be an interesting build, as I've sewn stuff before, but never a garment as complex as trousers/pants or shirt. I do like to give myself a lil challenge though, haha. The belt, I'll be making myself, and hopefully it'll have functional pouches, but I'm prepared to sacrifice functionality for appearance if needs be. Right now I'm just trying to use the reference pics to determine how the whole thing is put together, and I'll draw up some sketches to make the whole thing a little easier to digest.