Captain America costume help!!

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by Tygambit, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Tygambit

    Tygambit New Member

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    Hey guys, I have decided I will
    Be creating a captain America costume. But I need help and ideas on how and where to start it. I have a few ideas in my head, and I know what materials I wanna use, just have to find it. So when I start, where do I start? I plan on making a jacket style, but put the zipper in the back, and it'll be covered up by the straps. Also wanna make a 2 piece design, so I can tuck it in my pants and my belt will hide that's line. My question is, when I start my top, is it best to tailor a shirt to fit me right first, and sew my patterns on top of this? Or just easier and sew my fabric and basically make a brand new shirt, without sewimg on top of another? Thanks in advance
     
  2. spartacus1

    spartacus1 Member

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    Check out other build threads. Search 'Captain America' in the search bar. A great thread is SMPdesigns build thread: http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=232864

    Most builds make the top two parts: a vest and an undershirt with the sleeves. I'm working on mine now and I made a duct tape dummy and drew the design on it. I cut it up and used that as my pattern.
     
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    Tygambit New Member

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    Thanks for that! What a great thread!! I have one last question. I understand the 2 part piece now. The ab part, will it attach to the vest along with the chest, or will it be on the under shirt with the sleeves?
     
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    Peek73 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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