Batman Arkham City Cane

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  1. philipdgls

    philipdgls New Member

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    So I’m going to the May 2015 London MCM Comic Con and I’ve decided to Cosplay as The Akham City version of the nefarious Riddler.... The first thing I wanted to create was his cane. I started off by measuring the cane that comes with the Batman Arkham City Riddler Action Figure I then measured the figure. After I compared it to the height of Nigma noted down in the Guide Book for the Game. By doing this I was able to work out the scale...

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    Here is the drawing/blueprint of the design. I then proceeded printing out the design (actual size) and tracing it over a piece of MDF. I cut out the head of the cane and then was able to use that as a new stronger template..

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    Using this I traced the design onto two thicker pieces of MDF... The great thing about MDF is that it doesn’t have a grain.

    I cut thoese out using a mixture of a Band Saw and a Jigsaw. The next thing to do was weld/solder the coper handle together... This was fun by the way lol... Using plumming pieces I was able to create a handle that dipped in at the centre. This was also very strong...

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    Next I drilled into the head of the cane (making sure it was straight the whole time) and fixed in inside using a nut and bolt. After I gave the whole thing a spray of primer.

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    I also added the bottom pieces aswell. They were made by drilling into the MDF and shaping them with the sander. I painted the whole thing green exept the handle and the edges of the Cane’s head. They were a metalic silvery grey.

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    I wasn’t particuley happy at this stage as I felt it was missing something. Y’know those wooden sticks you get at coffee shops to stir your coffee and what not. It turns out they make great edging strips for a Cane Head.

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    I next painted that silver and finished painting the rest. Let me also add, I used silver metal tape in between the Dot of the Question Mark and the Head and also between the two bottom pieces. Everything looked far to new so I battered the tape a little and scratched it. I also added a mottled painted texture to the cane and stick and attatched a metal dome onto the end of the cane so that it gave out a nice clang when you hit it on the floor.

    I’ll Post my final Images next...

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    So here’s my finished Cane... What do you guys think? I’m still working on the cosplay itself but I think this turned out pretty well :)

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  2. philipdgls

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    Here’s my Design for the Jacket...
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  3. philipdgls

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    I got very excited when this was printed/cut.... I got the tie pin laser cut! it was cool to watch and the end result was awesome (Geek)....

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    It’s not quite finished yet but I love the way it looks painted... I did this by priming it white, then sparrying it gold and after mixing black an’ brown acrylic with water. I dabbed the paint on with my finger, blending areas with a clean finger. I also flicked paint on which gave it a scratched look to it.
    I’ll post a finished pictureof this when I’ve added the pin element to it :)
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  4. RingDeacon

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    Holy crap!! That is awesome!!
     
  5. Fawbish

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    This looks great man
     
  6. philipdgls

    philipdgls New Member

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    Thanks I’m really getting into it :D
     
  7. philipdgls

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    Okay so, I found a Suit Jacket, Online (because even online was tough to get one that looked right and was the correct size.) this of course was after I searched in every charity/thrift shop in my town and the two sorounding towns finding nothing. It said an Olive green. I thought, “yeah sure I can work with that..” The trousers/pants I had bought also said olive green.. no no no these were two different colours when they arrived lol. The jacket was dark and the trousers were light. I wasn’t going to change the colour but it turns out that acrylic paint works well as a dye when mixed with water.
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    ... and this is what the trousers look like now, I painted them so they had a mottled texture to them,apart from still being too light which I am yet to correct I think they came out great. Oh I need to sew on some buttons too.
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    This was me paitently handsewing the large question mark on the back.

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    I found painting the smaller question marks on by hand worked best, mainly because they would all be unique and I wouldn’t have to spend out on iron on paper or sewable patches. After I’d finished painting them all on I went round each one with a black marker pen. It outlines them nicely, don’tcha think? :)
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    Next was the Gloves. I’d been umming and aring on how to do them when I found these - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Purple-Spandex-Velvet-Costumes-Accessory/dp/B005F6O140/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431762822&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=purple+riddler+gloves

    I cut off the fingers and sewed round each finger. Then I used the acrylic dye and soaked them for a few hours. They came out a duller purple and all I had to do was paint on the question marks...

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    I really like em :)

    My Bowler Hat I found in a Fancy Dress shop, I just spary primmed it and painted it a green to match the jacket, (Slightly off but hey ho)...
    Just added a ribbon and a lil question mark and Bob s’your uncle.

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    I used the same acrylic dye and flicked and rubbed in into the shirt to dirty it up.
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    Here’s how it looks without the purple... Found an old purple tie btw...

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    I think it looks cool so far... But it’s the purple that makes it even cooler...
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    I’ll post more pics soon :)
     

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  8. Bigbat23

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    Awesome! Just awesome!
     
  9. philipdgls

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    Well here it is so far, I’ve gotta finish the Tie Clip and add some buttons to the trousers/pants. Oh and for anybody wondering, the glasses are just my regular glasses lol (that was a draw to the character, the idea of not having to get contact lenses lol)

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  10. Sundowner

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    Awesome work!
     
  11. Hazmat

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    Gret build, that cane came out really nice.
     
  12. L HULK

    L HULK New Member

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    Simply amazing! I love it! I would distress/age the collar and cuffs more a bit like the joker jacket, the glasses finishes it off

    I can't wait to see it in person
     
  13. philipdgls

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    Thanks, I've been adding areas of shade with really watered down acrylic. Any other ideas as to how I can distress it? :)
     
  14. stigmorgan

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    Sweet work dude cant wait to see it on Saturday
     
  15. jedi007

    jedi007 New Member

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    totally amazing
     
  16. RingDeacon

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    This is so cool. I may have to do a villain next after my two batman suits.
     
  17. philipdgls

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    Thanks Dude:D
     
  18. philipdgls

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    MCM tomorrow. Working with my gf today to get her nightwing cosplay ready. The Ecrisma Sticks look Awesome!
     

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