This is the finished costume. Just to let you know, reader. This thread is me making multiple black panthers.
Hey there. Wow. You smell really good. Thanks for stopping in. So, I'm basically known just for making Spiderman costumes. For about two years that's all I've done, and it's been cool. He's my favourite hero and I've modeled a lot of my life around him. Fitness. Morality. Personality. He's been a large influence on me. But it's about time that I split off and make other costumes, you know? I especially want to represent more heroes that aren't so well know, and I figured Black Panther was a good place to start (I wanted to do Daredevil, still do, but he recently blew up for such unknown reasons.) And Black Panther is, well, black. And with most superheroes being white, most apparent in the cinematic universe, I want to represent a minority that I am (other than miles.) And also, Black Panther has the closest body type to me (although pretty huge) other than Spiderman/Daredevil/Flash.
So, to catch you up to speed with whats up. I stitched the whole costume out of black spandex. Now, because its pure black, I can't add muscle shading really. So that kinda sucks. But whatever. I'm still working on the ears, since its totally new to me and just look kinda weird. It has tabi like feet, with the split big toe and such. Pointy fingers. And a basic invisible zipper running up the back, with detachable boots, forearm zippers, and a crotch zipper. Right now I'm just working on the torso. I messed up quite a bit on two of the lines, and it's really bugging me, but it's not something that will happen again.
For the chest and ab accents, i bought leather and just glued it on. I'll do that for the shoulders and upper back too. Possibly the mask, which is the part I'm most apprehensive to start on.
For the claws, I just used instamorph and modeled them on my fingers. The teeth for the necklace I bought online from etsy, but the holes go in them the wrong way. :/ I'm not quite sure how to do that too, since I don't have jewelry experience, but that's what the internet is for.
So, this is the start of the black panther built. I'm not sure if I'll do a cape or knee pads. Definitely not sure about the spear. But whatever happens happens.