I'm making my own panther cape, does anyone know if it's a 6 or 8 panels cape?
If you read the archives on the BOTB or even inquire from some of those that sell the cape you'll find it's an 8 panel cape. Went through this when I build my Panther already, that pattern is not correct for a Panther is is for a 89 or Returns though.
I own a copy of the real 89 cape and that pattern you found off the BOTB is a little off. Also to add to the conversation the Panther cape is nearly identical to the 89/Returns few changes to the front panels where the cape meets the cowl and a little longer. As for panel it does have 8 . The B&R cape and Sonar cape has 10. Below is a pic of a screen used panther sold off screen used. As you can see the cape did wrap around the front, however in the movie it is usually tucked over the shoulders. Hope that helps.First here is a layout of a 6 or 8 panel cape I found on BOTB, thanks to batcavehq.com...
And a link to a thread of a very accurate Panther design...
Brotherhood Of The Bat :: BOTB Main Forum :: MRX Panther- Cape ~ Runboard
You can see in this pic from that thread that it clearly shows 6 panels and looks just right on the full suit...doesn't hang TOO far around as you don't want that on the Panther look....
Unless maybe I'm completely wrong but I have built 2 Panther suits in the past and they each used 6 panels. I had an 8 panel Artsee at one point and it wrapped around too far. I used that for my Returns style. Then again, maybe it all depends on the width of the panels?