Avengers Age of Ultron Black Widow Gear

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  1. JJ Griffin

    JJ Griffin Sr Member

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    Trying to piece together some of Black Widow's accessories from Age of Ultron based off promotional and set photos. Here's what we have so far. We deliberately designed them with interior storage space so they still had some functionality/purpose for the cosplayer on the go (since most catsuits don't have pockets).

    CONCEPTUALIZATION
    After identifying the major parts and gathering reference images, we got our good friend and talented modeler Michael Flanagan to throw together 3D models. We tried to be as accurate as possible, within the limitations of our reference photos. The two "battery packs" were deliberately designed with interior storage space so they still had some functionality and purpose for the cosplayer on-the-go (since most catsuits do not have pockets).

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    Her push dagger is a black Benchmade Adamas 175. It's about $90usd before shipping and definitely not con-safe, so we figured it was worth our time to produce one that was a tad less expensive/dangerous. Bonus: instead of the normal Benchmade logo, we have an Avengers logo engraved into the sheathe (and a variant with a Widow hourglass logo).
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    FABRICATION
    Once the models were ready, printing began. We used our Lulzbot TAZ 5 for the job. The battery packs took around 3-4 hours each, the push dagger around 2. The models still need a lot of clean-up, but here's how they've turned out so far.

    Battery packs are actually a lot roomier than we originally expected. The front-facing pack is 4" deep with a 2.25" x1.25" opening and can almost hold an iPhone 5 with plenty of room to spare. The flatter, shorter "hip" pack is a little less spacious but perfect for cash, credit cards, lighters, and, appropriately enough, batteries:
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    Push dagger turned out decently (ignore how I am holding it, lol).
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    THINGS TO DO:
    1. Models are raw, need to get around to cleaning them up for possible molding/casting
    2. Need to finish modeling her Bite bracelets and forearm covers, print 'em, install EL wire. Trying to get a prototype built before the end of the month.
    3. Couple other minor pieces we may try and do up (belt buckle, belt clips, rubber kneepads etc) as better pics of them become available
    4. Would also like to try a hand at her tazer rifles as well but we may wait for some better reference images (currently they only appear in a quick trailer shot and the Hot Toys figurine pics)
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    Feedback appreciated, folks :)

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  2. MEOWorksCreative

    MEOWorksCreative Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very, very cool. Will keep an eye out for more updates!
     
  3. KatCorliss

    KatCorliss New Member

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    wow, these look amazing!! Like the idea of 'storage space'
     
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  4. JJ Griffin

    JJ Griffin Sr Member

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    Thanks! Now if only we could find a decent image of the elusive final "back" battery pack... :(
     
  5. KatCorliss

    KatCorliss New Member

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    I think there is a picture of the Hot Toys Black Widow that shows that shows the back, don't know how screen accurate it is going to be though.
     
  6. JJ Griffin

    JJ Griffin Sr Member

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    Yeah, they can be inaccurate in weird ways sometimes so I'll probably wait...
     
  7. Kopesh

    Kopesh New Member

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    Getting this kind of utility into a costume is an art in and of itself. The amount of detail you were able to replicate from so little reference material is impressive, and I especially like the way the dagger sheathe turned out. Looking forward to see the bracelets!
     
  8. JJ Griffin

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    Full kit is now complete. The client opted to finish them herself so I'll post pics of them once they've been cleaned up and painted by her.

    These were a ton of fun to work on! :)

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  9. KatCorliss

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    they turned out great! makes me want to start working on my Black Widow cosplay now
     
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  10. Looch

    Looch Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome work!
     
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  11. PrincessCharlie

    PrincessCharlie New Member

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    Will you be selling these again? I'm working on my Widow cosplay for SDCC and they're perfect! :)
     
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  12. JJ Griffin

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    PM me :)
     
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    Found this pic of BW's stunt double from Age of Ultron... we are considering finishing the set if there is still interest in this project?

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  14. The Full Armor

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  15. taruchu

    taruchu New Member

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    Great work! I look forward to see more.
     
  16. andveryginger

    andveryginger Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    RL has sucked mightily for a few months, but I'm finally coming up for air. Still very interested in this, if you're still working on it!
     
  17. brutuswayne

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    Any word on the back pieces being done? Definitely interested in ordering a set if they are.
     
  18. dsjhite

    dsjhite New Member

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    I am interested too, and I'll be looking into a few cosplay things next week when the work loads for my classes lighten up. After living through my Dragon Con fiasco for this year, I'm really motivated to get my widow outfit done for next year.! :)
     

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