So I've always wanted a comic book Captain America suit. As much as I love the designs for both TFA and The Avengers, it's been the comic suit that does it for me. So here's my WIP thus far:
Heavy weight moleskin Lycra undershirt with a separate moleskin blue tunic. It's separate because I wanted it to seem layered, and I wanted it to move naturally. Also, the white sleeves go all the way to the shoulder as opposed to stopping at the biceps, and the stripes go all the way to the armpits. This is so if I move my arms and the scaled tunic rises up, you never see where the stripes or the white sleeves stop. I will be cutting out 1.25" individual scales from thin tanning leather to glue onto the separate tunic, and airbrushing them a metallic blue to match the rest of the outfit, with a bright white star on the front and back. I used moleskin for the tunic so I could squeeze into it without the need for a zipper to ruin the look.
Navy blue baseball pants. I wanted form fitting pants without skintight spandex, so I opted for these. They have belt loops and a zippered fly with snap closure. Should do the trick.
Red leather gauntlet gloves that I had special ordered from Ravenswood leather I believe a few years back. I promise I'm no where NEAR that skinny anymore!
I'm thinking just a classic black belt, and either making some real leather pouches similar to what was used on TFA, or buying an army ammo belt and using that over my hips in conjunction with the black belt posted above. Not quite sure.
I got a pair of these used on eBay for a great price. I've currently shortened the cuff, and I'll be airbrushing both these and the gloves a matching red. I might down the road replace the sole of the boots with a heavier lug treaded sole, but I don't know.
This is the sculpt for the under shell for the cowl. I'll be casting this in latex, and adhering the fabric of the mask over this. I was going for a helmet-y feel without actually using a helmet. Those of you familiar with Captain America in the modern comics might I understand what I was going for. And here's a screen shot of the temple wings I had rendered. I'm going to get these printed from shapeways or some place similar and cast them in 40 shore urethane.
Well, that's its for now. I'll update as I go. Thanks!