Budget Mercury suit

N3rdyboy

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well, this is my first costume build on the RPF, so we'll see how it goes. A few months ago, I ran into Adam Savage's and Ryan Nagata's Mercury Space Suit, so I figured I should try my hand at one, So the past few months Mr. Nagata and I talked about the Mercury Space Suit and I have finally gotten to work patterning! IMG_4027.JPG IMG_4026.JPG
 

N3rdyboy

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Finally! I've finished the pattern! I think I'll try to make an initial suit out of scraps just to make sure it fits.
 

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towelkeeper

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Oh cool, good luck with this!
The mercury suit is definitely on my list of things I would like to build. However, I've never sewn anything "big", nor have I worked with a sewing machine.
Still, I just love the 50s/60s look of this particular spacesuit... :)
 

N3rdyboy

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I've finished the helmet form, I'll do the visor next. Any imperfections I'll try and fix with a heat gun.
 

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N3rdyboy

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Aaaand, I'm back! I finally was able to get to the fabric store today, and, it was a lot cheaper than expected! I spent $23 total on fabric, and it's time to start sewing
 

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Lear60man

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Aaaand, I'm back! I finally was able to get to the fabric store today, and, it was a lot cheaper than expected! I spent $23 total on fabric, and it's time to start sewing

Is that fabric satin? Surly you can find a better alternative to satin. I mean, thats a lot of hard work and the choice of fabric is the foundation.
 

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