Batman Begins suit...

Discussion in 'DC Costumes and Props' started by j0wE, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. j0wE

    j0wE Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    866
    I wanted to post up my Batman suit for Halloween, see what you guys think. I used Archy's templates and came up with what you will see here. I took a lot of liberties since I started work on this last week. I used 1/4 inch EVA foam for the top pieces(abs, chest obliques etc. with the only exception being the bat symbol, which was made in foamies) the under "armor" was 1/8" EVA foam and was pretty much the whole shape of the armor, like this:

    Archys template:

    [​IMG]

    back piece that holds everything together:

    [​IMG]

    and the only parts I used from the template for the front pieces:

    [​IMG]

    so after some work I came up with this:

    [​IMG]
    I'm a bigger dude so... :p

    did some Plasti-Dippin and:

    [​IMG]
    that"s a more finished pic but you get the idea

    I made the suit modular so I can remove any piece if needed, it all attaches with velcro for easy removal/replacement. chest velcroes to abs, codpiece velcroes to abs, cape velcroes to chest etc.

    chest to abs section:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    removable cod, for sitting and bathroom breaks:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    thigh armor, only did front got lazy:

    [​IMG]

    The cowl and belt are rubies, I didn't find the batman 3/4 plastic mask so I couldn't make the cowl hold it's shape better, but I did add a zipper for easier(and better looking) on/off. In the pic the cowl has old t-shirts stuffed in it to hold it's shape.

    [​IMG]

    zipper
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    War Knight anyone?
    [​IMG]

    my suited up pics suck, too dark. I'll get a better one tomorrow hopefully outside
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I still have to do the shoulders, biceps, boot toppers and knee armor but that should only take a few hours tomorrow. More pics after it's all done.


    -j0wE
     
  2. SemperBourne

    SemperBourne Active Member

    Trophy Points:
    331
    Re: Begins...

    Whoa..so u ARE a super hero!! I new it.. It looks AWESOME!!!!
     
  3. joee

    joee Active Member

    Trophy Points:
    331
    Re: Begins...

    Im doing the same project. Yours makes me feel lazy.i Should be done by now.Haha great work.
    If you want the cowl to keep its shape and you have time. Try getting an adult batman half mask and glue it into the inside of the mask. also if you get crayola or creatology foam clay. You can set that into the ears to keep its shape. Im finishing that part of soon.
    Foam Budget Begins is awesome and..at least we're not wearing hockey pads!
     
  4. STEALTH

    STEALTH Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,080
    Re: Begins...

    bout * time you posted this W.I.P
     
  5. j0wE

    j0wE Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    866
    Re: Begins...

    shhhhhhh

    I couldn't find the malf mask anywhere, anyone know what store still has it in stock?

    yeah, I couldn't find my point and shoot till today, and as you can see some of the pics were with my phone.


    Thanks for the comments though guys, makes me feel special...not little yellow school bus special, the other special. *tear*
     
  6. STEALTH

    STEALTH Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,080
    Re: Begins...

    I was thinking little school bus special.
     
  7. SemperBourne

    SemperBourne Active Member

    Trophy Points:
    331
    Re: Begins...

    LMAO..licking those bus windows clean special..ha lol

    Doesnt party city sell the half masks?
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
  8. joee

    joee Active Member

    Trophy Points:
    331
    Re: Begins...

    I got mine on amazon.they were pretty fast.
     
  9. j0wE

    j0wE Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    866
    Re: Begins...

    thanks guys.
     
  10. Celtic007

    Celtic007 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,035
    Re: Begins...

    Very nice! You did a great job with the foamies. One thing, I think you have the gauntlets on the opposite arms, that band going perpendicular to the fins should be on the inside of the arm.
     
  11. SaberTech

    SaberTech Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    555
    Re: Begins...

    this looks good so far, I found this thread this morning and read through it and your progress looks good so far. keep up the build!
     
  12. j0wE

    j0wE Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    866
    Re: Begins...

    about the gauntlets... I mistakenly made 2 of the same side so... :( I might have enough time to make another though. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  13. Nobody

    Nobody Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    510
    Re: Begins...

    Great Job! Makes me want to build some Batman armor.
     
  14. DJDARYO1982

    DJDARYO1982 New Member

    Trophy Points:
    16
    Re: Begins...

    I don't see the pictures....!!!!! :cry
     
  15. j0wE

    j0wE Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    866
    Re: Begins...

    I took a few pics, but i can't find my card reader, I'll post em up later. I did get this one from a friend. It had been about 3 hours and I was having a few wardrobe malfunctions by then. I really need to get some Gotham 100s, should have ordered them when I still had the chance for them to be here in time but I'm a slacker sometimes. also forgot to wear my knee armor all night. all in all, there was a couple of fights(not real), against a joker, and the peanut butter jelly time banana. Needless to say, the Bat won them both.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. pandamajik

    pandamajik Member

    Trophy Points:
    180
    Re: Begins...

    The texture on the foam is pretty interesting - makes it look kind of like leather. How did you get the "stitching" texture seen in the first few pictures? Did you use a heated tip or something similar?
     
  17. j0wE

    j0wE Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    866
    Re: Begins...

    I used a wood burning tool, but a soldering iron is practically the same thing
     
  18. dabiddabird

    dabiddabird Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    556
    Re: Begins...

    Nice work Jowe!
     
  19. j0wE

    j0wE Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    866
    Re: Begins...

    thanks Dabid!
     
  20. batbassi

    batbassi Member

    Trophy Points:
    192

Share This Page