Batman Begins lifesize display pics *WIP*

Discussion in 'DC Costumes and Props' started by billy1974, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. billy1974

    billy1974 Well-Known Member

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    This is a work in progress. The cape is a cheapo cape, wrong material and way too small/short, it doesn't even cover the back of Batman(which is why all the pictures are from the same angle). I want opinions on the pose. I want a Batman Begins display that captures the "mystery" and "darkness" of the character. Plus I can save alotta $$ by not having to buy the whole costume :lol . I plan to display it in low light, in a dark corner of the room, so you don't even notice it when first walking into the room, I think that will look kinda cool. What do you guys think of the pose/display? Bill

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  2. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I like it.

    Raising a cape-covered forearm to mask the lower part of his face is a natural pose for Batman to strike when he wants to render himself invisible in a dark room. With the arm at the height it is in your display, it looks as if he's just getting ready to make his presence known.

    Plus, it's a pose that Bela Lugosi struck as Dracula. :thumbsup

    Works for me. :D
     
  3. billy1974

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    Thanks temponaut,that's the look I was going for. I didn't want to cover too much of his face, but have his arm raised enough so you get the idea he is "hiding", getting ready to "pounce" :D Bill
     
  4. Simmon M

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    I like it. This may come out of left field but it looks very Kelly Jones-ish.
     
  5. billy1974

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    Hey Simmon, who is Kelly Jones ? :confused Bill
     
  6. Simmon M

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    Hey Bill - Kelley Jones is a comic artist who had a little run on the regular Batman title in the early/mid-90's. I loved his artwork - but it was sort of an acquired taste. I thought his work was very spooky and very fitting in the Batman-verse.

    I think he's best known for his Batman Elseworld titles Red Rain etc.

    He often drew Batman with his cape wrapped around him much like your display. Made him look very creature-of-the-night-ish.
     
  7. billy1974

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    Just Googled it Simmom. I like his take on Batman, and that is the look/feel I am going for. I like the idea of Batman being kinda scary/creepy, creature of the night-ish. Thats why I think he is the coolest superhero, he's got that dark side. To quote Bruce Wayne himself,"A guy that dresses up like a bat, clearly has issues" :D. Lets face it, Superman is a boyscout, a mamas boy :lol . Bill
     
  8. Magic Man

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    I like it a lot. The only thing I would change is the color on the face. It may just be the picture, but it looks like it is one solid color.

    Brad
     
  9. billy1974

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    Thanks Magic Man. I forgot to mention, I did not paint the face yet :unsure . Bill
     
  10. misterfusion

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    I realize it's just a temp cape, but when you make your real one, be sure to use LOTS of material.

    That way you'll have options as to how you want to drape it and fold it back on itself, etc. The more drapes and folds, the more light and shadow play you'll have which will keep it from looking so static.

    And...

    If you can get at least one glove, maybe you could put the cape in his hand and draped over the elbow to show off just a little bit more, not unlike this poster:

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    Keep them pictures coming.

    Steve
     
  11. brin

    brin Well-Known Member

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    I think it's gonna be great.
    You could maybe display him in front of a brick facade, with some very low lighting to really capture his bat essence.
    BTW, if you need just one gauntlet, I could probably hook you up.
    -Brin
     
  12. ob1al

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    Looks great so far - I like the gauntlet idea too. :thumbsup
     
  13. billy1974

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    Thanks for the input guys. I like the exposed gauntlet idea too, I think I will do that. I think those spiked gauntlets in Begins make Batman look "dangerous", like you reeeealy wouldn't want to get hit by him :unsure . I've got someone interested in doing a cape, once I get it on the display, I will post pics of the completed display. Thanks again for the help guys :thumbsup . Bill
     
  14. The Hopkinator

    The Hopkinator Sr Member

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    Im working on a similar project/// Where did the face/ head come from. I have a mask and the cape//That looks great.
     
  15. darienvader

    darienvader Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I'm not down with it . . . I know, stick me in the minority here, but I don't like the pose. Not for Batman Begins. Personally, if I were to build a mannequin, I'd want to show case it. Show off the armor, gauntlets, belt . . . and it's all covered up on your mannequin by the cape. He might as well be naked behind it. Just my opinion, though. If you're cool with it, Bill, then coolio. B)
     

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