Agent Carter as Captain America Costume, help requested

supanovamaddy

New Member
I am attempting to make a costume for Supanova Sydney in 2 weeks, based on this sketch
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I have made the pants, shirt, shield (thanks to the tutorials on therpf) and helmet, but the body-armour section on the shirt I am having trouble with. I would like it to remain flexible as the shirt is made of a Jersey stretch-knit.
If anyone has any suggestions as to a good way to tackle this, I would really appreciate it, I am pretty new to this.
Thanks!
 

Yrien

Well-Known Member
Ooh, I love it! I can't wait to see it finished!

Could you make the body armour from foam sandwiched between two layers of fabric, with stitch lines in between the individual pieces to really give them definition?
 

supanovamaddy

New Member
While I've been on here I think I've seen a similar technique used and I'm pretty sure it would be achievable for me. Thanks so much, it means a lot:D
 

Yrien

Well-Known Member
I hope it works! I've seen it done on here before, but never tried it myself. Good luck!
 

Dokworm

Jr Member
I'd love to see some detail on how people sew foam pieces into costumes, it looks really great. Is there a particular type of fabric that should be used, and a sewing technique that makes it easier?
Can't wait to see how this turns out.

BTW, with the harness to hold the shield, where did you get the 'buckle' at the back? I've been thinking of designing one to 3D print, but don't want to reinvent the wheel if I can help it.
 
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Athanasius

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Check out a few of the WIP threads by SMP Designs, he goes into an awesome amount of detail and he has done a few costumes that utilise foam sewn in between fabric. He uses Cordura and upholstery foam, I believe, but it's all covered in his threads. :)

Good luck, this idea is ridiculously cool and I can't wait to see it finished!

I'd love to see some detail on how people sew foam pieces into costumes, it looks really great. Is there a particular type of fabric that should be used, and a sewing technique that makes it easier?
Can't wait to see how this turns out.

BTW, with the harness to hold the shield, where did you get the 'buckle' at the back? I've been thinking of designing one to 3D print, but don't want to reinvent the wheel if I can help it.
 

supanovamaddy

New Member
Thanks so much! That thread is awesome :D and I'll just have to find some Cordura in Aus now :)

Here are some pics of progress so far
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supanovamaddy

New Member
Supanova done! Had the most amazing time and would like to thank every one of you that helped me on here with my costume, it meant my clothing was completed on time and looked super awesome, couldn't of done it without your guys input. Really, really proud of the work I did and how it turned out. Would also like to thank my incredible father for putting in hours of work and making sure everything went to plan. Thanks to supanova itself for making my weekend so fun!
Here are some photos from the day
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