Batman Desert Storm - Suit Build (PICS HEAVY)

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  1. celtic0130

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    Everyone,
    Costume makers, Cosplayers, Collectors...

    Good Day! :)

    Hi, My name is Mark Celtic and I am from The Philippines, Im just only 16 years old so bare with me LOL..
    This is gonna be my first Suit Build post here on the rpf and I am currently working on with The Batman Desert Storm - Comic con 09 entry by Farazmobin.. The movie Dark Knight Rises is near so I then decided to make a Bat suit.. First I thought of why not making the original Dark Knight suit but I realized that there were already so many cosplayers here in our country that made one, Thats why I decided to make the desert storm batman so that I am gonna have a unique bat suit when the movie came out and have some Movie Watching in Costume.. I am gonna be making this suit out of craft foam different materials will just be some sort of improvements...

    Lets Start! :lol

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    First thing that I did is make the main base part of the helmet/cowl out of Craft Foam with NO TEMPLATES AT ALL!..
    I don't use patterns or templates that much.. I think that is my specialty, Making costumes out of scratch LOL..

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    I then added the ears, nose and the Main Face Mask Part...

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    After that, I sculpted the eyebrows using Polymer Clay..

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    Craft Foam Coated with Acrylic Emulsion..

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    I then on started on working with the Neck Piece..

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    I am so excited to finish the Body Armor thats why
    I haven't got the time to take pictures of the progress.. :facepalm well here it is!

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    Shoulder pads and Biceps finished!

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    SO THAT'S IT FOR NOW!
    Im sorry if I haven't got more detailed pictures on how I made those things :cry..
    But I do hope you like my work.. Thanks! :)

    ~MARK CELTIC
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2012
  2. McAullay

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    Good work man. Should of made copies of your pieces for templates for future builds... Or to send me copies hahaha. Looking good
     
  3. celtic0130

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    Yeah, every costume that I built has no template or patterns * :facepalm...
    That's why when there's someone who wants to have a copy of my Suit for commission, The out come is not that good like the first one I made.. By the way, Thank you very much :)
     
  4. Shades

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  5. celtic0130

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    Good Day Mate!! :)
    I forgot to mention you on my first post! I was inspired on your Desert Storm Suit thats why I built mine! I was searching the internet for a few months and looking for a Batman Desert Storm costume and your's was the only one showing up.. So I looked over your threads and WOW I was so amazed.. I really love how you made your suit, Specially those boots! So friggin awesome! Cheers :thumbsup
     
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  6. celtic0130

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    small update....

    I made some Batarangs Dark Knight Version out of Sintra Board..
    Its a pain on cutting them lol, It made my hand puffy..

    Some were not yet cut properly in this pic..

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  7. neomage2021

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    Looks great so far! Keep up the good work
     
  8. celtic0130

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    Thank you very much, Im currently working on the gauntlets right now :)
     
  9. RussellSculpts

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    Great job! And only sixteen. Wow, off to a great start!
     
  10. MooCriket

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    Great start. Keep it going!
     
  11. omel

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    Lookin' good Mark! keep everyone posted... you might also want to post this over at the BOTB.
     
  12. celtic0130

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    Thank you very much Everyone :)

    I will Sir and I want to say thank you for bringing me here in the rpf forum :thumbsup
     
  13. celtic0130

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    I just finished making the Gauntlets today and here are the pics..

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    ^I do not have any reference picture of the inside of the gauntlet so I just made up these design.. I think it looks cool..


    Updates Coming Soon..

    ~Mark Celtic
     
  14. crabra comander

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    Oh this looks good...I like the heavy look the armor has.
     
  15. punky859

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    what thickness is the foam you're using? great build :D i love the gauntlets :D
     
  16. SemperBourne

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    That looks awesome so far
     
  17. celtic0130

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    I used .5mm Foam.. Thank you very much :)
     
  18. ashholroyd

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    This is looking fantastic. I'm gonna enjoy watching this build. Looking foreard to the finished product
     
  19. celtic0130

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    HI EVERYONE! I've been gone so long..
    I think its time for me to update this thread and share my stuffs... Well here it is!! :D



    The Utility Belt...
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    I made it functional, I've put some holsters for the batarangs..

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    A compartment for the Cyano Arcylate Adhesive in case of emergency..

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    And a Compartment for my Cellphone..

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    Last is a hook like thing made from Sintra Board for my Grappling Gun Prop..

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    Here's the progress pics for the grappling gun..

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    It does shoot something.. All you have to do is pull the round part on the middle and pull the trigger then BAM! Im gonna make a vid of it soon...


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    Already Done with the upper armors...

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    Thighs Done...

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    Test Fitting:

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    I also made a Robin Mask out of sintra board.. Its for my friend, He's gonna suit up as Robin hehe.. :D

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    Actually everything is already done like the armors, paints, etc.. But I haven't got any chance to take a pic of it with...


    Here's just a teaser for what's coming up..


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    I HOPE YOU LIKE IT!! :D

    ~Mark Celtic
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012
  20. pRoJectEarth7

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    Way to go man!!!... you've done an excellent job (y)thumbsup

    Keep it up!... cheers!
     
  21. ashholroyd

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    Wow. Done.
     
  22. cbp44189

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    That is AWESOME!!
     
  23. Ghost Host

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  24. omel

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    ei Mark. where'd you source the sintra, how much does it go for? sizes/thickness available? thanks. oh and your suit turned out cool, minor suggestion on the cowl ...maybe you can try my method so it turns out a little smaller and snug to the face.
     
  25. rowdyforest

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    This looks awesome!
     
  26. EmergencyLlama

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    Good job! If you don't mind me asking, how did you attach the foam pieces and colour it. I'm thinking of doing this for The Dark Knight Rises, is this easy or possible for someone who has never built a costume before?
     
  27. celtic0130

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    Good Day Sir!..

    I got my Sintra Board from a Junk Shop.. LOL
    (From a reliable source) I think you can find one in national bookstore which costs 150php, I think?...
    Depends on the size and the thickness.. I haven't tried buying there yet.. Also, My friend sent me this...
    I hope this helped! :thumbsup

    Actually Sir that's my second cowl / mask.. If you can notice, Its somehow different from the one on the first post of mine... I decided to make another cause the last one was a FAIL when I put Bondo on it.. *sighs* ... So yeah, thats a new mask and I put some Glasses on the eyes for the Sonar Vision Effect, hehehe :D
     
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  28. celtic0130

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    Thanks for the great words everyone! :D

    I together with my friend, Joined the 11th Philippine Toy Convention last June 16, 2012 at the SM Megamall Megatrade Halls 1,2,3...

    I suited up as the Batman Desert Storm and my friend as the Arkham City Robin...

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    We joined the Cosplay Competition and performed a mini Fight Scene..

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    You can Check Out the Video Here:

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    Enjoy~! :D

    ~Mark Celtic :D

    IM BATMAN! XD
     
  29. celtic0130

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    I used cyanoarcylate adhesive to attach the foam pieces... And I just used an ordinary Spray Paint to color it... First you need to do is just Primed it using a Primer Paint or Acrylic Emulsion, then go on with the Main Color...

    Yes it is possible, You just need to use your imagination and never give up on working with it... And most specially is, Have Fun and Enjoy crafting! :D
     
  30. DrStranglove

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    For 16 years old this is absolutely astounding! Good work!
     
  31. celtic0130

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    Thank you very much! :)
     
  32. Xtremismrk7

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    Totally great wished you had files
     
  33. AZAXD

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    Wooaahhhooo man this is so cool. I'm 16 too, you're such an inspiration! Haha :D
     
  34. celtic0130

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    Thank you very much :lol
     
  35. celtic0130

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    Just some Photo - Ops... :D


    With a Superman Cosplayer..

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    Joker Cosplayer...

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    Riddler...

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    Gotham Madness Group...

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    I hope you like it! :D
     
  36. Shades

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    Nice work. I dig it.

    Your copper/gold paint work looks great.
     
  37. daninboo

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    hey bud I love what u did with the eyebrows! what is that stuff and how good is it sticking on there?
     
  38. celtic0130

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    Thanks! Its a great honor to receive a comment from a fellow Batman Desert Storm Costume Maker! :lol
     
  39. celtic0130

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    Actually, the cowl on my very first post is different from the pictures from the convention I attended... If you are looking at the eyebrows that looks sculpted, I just used polymer clay (oven baked clay) for it.. You have to sculpt the shape first then bake it.. After the clay cures, You can stick it on the foamies using cyanoacrylate adhesive.. The eyebrows of the cowl that I used on the convention were just pure foamies.. Just cut it like that and stick it in an angled position to make it look buffy..
     
  40. celtic0130

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    Oh yeah.. By the way, The Dark Knight Rises Movie is a major sponsor on this event (11th Philippine Toy Convention 2012)... That's why the Original Dark Knight Suit used on the Movie was here..

    *.. I was so amazed and shocked when I saw it...
    Too bad I didn't had a pic with it while Im wearing my Desert Storm Suit...

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    GAAAAAAAAAAAAHH~!! O___O
    I do not know what to do or what to say when I first saw it personally, Standing in front of me behind glass... It felt like I was frozen alive by Mr. Freeze LOL..

    ~Mark Celtic
     
  41. celtic0130

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    Hey Guys!

    I was invited to suit up as Batman together with the Avengers Cosplayer and Spider Man on a Birthday Party last sunday July 15, 2012 on Clark Field Pampanga, Holiday Inn Hotel..

    It was so Fun to be with them! We goof around, made some cool things and
    I finally got the time to take a pic with them!

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    The Secret Behind the Ironman Suit.. LOL

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    I want to showcase this very awesome Hawk eye shot just like the one from the movie..

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    Some awesome shots taken by my Dad..

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    So yeah, If you noticed the paintjob was different now.. I decided to repaint it like
    the Dark Knight Version cause I think it will look more awesome than the Pixelated one..
    And I stand correct~! :D

    I also, made a new set of shoes because the last one made me look short because its too bulky..

    I hope you like it~! :D
     
  42. VinnyboyXI

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    This is absolutely amazing! I'm working on finishing my Dark Knight Suit for Dragon Con... I think I'm going to have to make this one too!
     
  43. celtic0130

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    Thanks bro! I'm looking forward to your build! :)
     
  44. celtic0130

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    Awesome Pic~! ^_^

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  45. P4r4dox86

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    That's a fantastic build man! At 16 I wouldn't have even attempted something like that so well done!
     
  46. celtic0130

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    Thank you very much :lol
     
  47. CaptainDiy

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    great costume congrats, started mine last week the cowl is constructed from craft foam but what foam have you used for the armour, and did you paint it or leave it the black colour it came as?
    thanks
     
  48. Aeronnz

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    Nice costume man! Haha, looks like you pulled off Batman pretty well, we can barely see you in some of those Avengers pictures. Way to stay in character! :b
     
  49. celtic0130

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    Thanks.. I used 5mm craft foam on everything.. Armors, gaunts, shins, etc..
    Then I coated everything up with Acrylic Emulsion and Spray Painted it with Flat Black Bosny.. cheers..
     
  50. celtic0130

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    Thank you very much~! :lol
     

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