Custom Batman Full Body Armor - EVA Foam

Discussion in 'DC Costumes and Props' started by LegacyArmory, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. LegacyArmory

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    This is going to be my first attempt at a full suit of armor that takes different parts of each Batman costumes as inspiration such as the dark knight, batman begins, new 52, arkham games, and animated movies

    There will be around 50 different pieces that will make this suit of armor and will be underneath a zentai bodysuit
    I may change some designs from the original concept but not too much will be altered

    The thread is apart of a total transparent project

    I already have all the materials needed for this project including
    Chest and leg mannequin
    (6) 3'x3' Foam sheets 1/2" thick
    36"x78" Foam mat 1/2 cm thick
    Hot glue gun with 12 sticks
    Heat gun 700-1100 degrees
    (5) Graph boards 22"x28"
    Xacto Knife

    Other items I have to complete the suit include
    Cosplay boots
    Gloves
    Knee and shin guards
    Utility belt (10 pouch)

    Props I am saving money for
    Batman Cowl (haven't decided, any ideas)
    Cape (will be fabricated by my cousin)
    Zentai bodysuit
    Texture printing

    Stay tuned for updates

    Any questions or advice is welcomed
     

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  2. LegacyArmory

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    Here are the boots and shin guards I picked up from Amazon for about 60 bucks together, the shin guards will be sanded and repainted with a satin finish to match the boots, cape, and gauntlets
     
  3. RingDeacon

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    Loving the design so far. Can't wait to see more work. You say you got the shins and boots on Amazon? I may need to shop for mine there. Finding stuff elsewhere but way out of my budget.
     
  4. LegacyArmory

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    Yeah there are many different shin guards that are cheap on amazon, the ones I purchased were roughly 20 bucks. Just search for "motorcycle shin guards", there were others that looked better but I needed to stay within what I could afford
     
  5. LegacyArmory

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    Working on the belt buckle tonight, here are some pictures to hold you over
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  6. LegacyArmory

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    Finished with cutting out the pieces for the buckle, I will touch them up and paint tomorrow

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  7. LegacyArmory

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    Sorry for not posting any updates on the build, work has been hectic and I watched Avengers last night.

    But I was able to draw up some new gaunlets that I will be working on after the belt is complete

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  8. LegacyArmory

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    Sanded and textured the 3 shin/knee guard plates with waterproof sealer, sanded again, and coated with a satin finish
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    Utility belt buckle was coated with the same sealer, didnt sand at all. Same paint finish, ready to be glued to the belt
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  9. LegacyArmory

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    Belt is put together just have to let it sit over night to cure
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  10. LegacyArmory

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    Few more hours until the belt is fully finished, decided to work on the other shin/knee guards, and cut out the fins for the gauntlets
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  11. Hazmat

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    I like that fin shape. It's different enough but doesn't look over designed.
     
  12. LegacyArmory

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    Thanks for the comment, really want to do something different with this build but stay in the realm of traditional batman style. The fins are actually a design from some cheap leather gauntlets on ebay, just liked them alot and traced them out
     
  13. LegacyArmory

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    Belt is finished, here is what it looks like equipped
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  14. RingDeacon

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    So far it is looking very cool.
     
  15. LegacyArmory

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    Thanks for the comment. Going to get my butt in gear tonight for the gauntlets
     
  16. LegacyArmory

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    The gauntlets are traced out, posting more pictures tonight
     
  17. LegacyArmory

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    Made a mock draft using the stencils I cut out.

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  18. LegacyArmory

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    I injured my right hand at work, don't know if it's just a sprain, fracture, or broken so the project is on hiatus until further notice, sorry for letting you guys down
     
  19. LegacyArmory

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    UPDATE

    Since I fractured my wrist and it is taking its toll on my work, I decided to spend some hard earned cash on a couple of items

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    I made my decision on a cowl and found this arkham origins cowl and neck on here created by rpf member "coofunkcurly", can't wait

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    Got some new gloves

    I will try and work on the gauntlets this weekend since its a holiday but only if my pain tolerance allows me to work
     
  20. LegacyArmory

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    Gauntlet #1 almost finished, have to goto the store for more glue sticks to finish the bottom half
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  21. LegacyArmory

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    Started working on the shaping to fit my arms, will finish tomorrow after work, and then I will prep them for seal and paint.
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    Gauntlet 1 phase 1 complete
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  23. The Full Armor

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    Great work so far!

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    Nice work so far! Can't wait to see the rest of this build!
     
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  24. LegacyArmory

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    Thanks brother, but ran into a little hiccup with the gauntlets and is going to push my back a few days but I am hard at work putting them together tonight

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    Once the cowl comes in the mail, more of the costume will get finished, I am just waiting so I can get the measurements and placement of the chest correct
     
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    Final gauntlet finish, prepped, and painted with primer coat, will sand and touch up once dry
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    Before i painted the primer coat, I made fittings for the fins/spikes
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    As you can see how it will all look with out paint, stay tuned to view the outcome
     
  26. LegacyArmory

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    Also squeezed in some time to cut out the chest logo

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  27. LegacyArmory

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    Primer is finished and they look sick
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  28. LegacyArmory

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    Phone broke a few days ago, had to buy a new one, put my money in a vice but expect new pics over the weekend, sorry for the delay
     
  29. LegacyArmory

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    I have the fabric for my cape, will be sent to my cousin to put together
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    (3) 5'2" x 6' sheets of faux leather worth $120
     
  30. LegacyArmory

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    The paint on the black gauntlet did not turn out the way I was imagining while putting this together, so Im going to try some bondo to smooth everything out
     
  31. LegacyArmory

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    Just got done with the second coat of bondo and just put a primer coat to fill in some of the holes
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    Decided that it looked a little too plain and bland so added a few extra pieces to make one gauntlet complete
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    The mask is on its way, I will try to have the othet gauntlet done by then
     
  33. Htofstead

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    If you are going to do a cowl properly, then you need to go balls out and do it right. Good choice
     
  34. LegacyArmory

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    Im not good with sculpture nor have the experience or money to create a cowl from scratch so I decided to buy one, easiest way to reach my goals
     
  35. LegacyArmory

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    Cowl will more than likely be here tomorrow due to the holiday weekend but as promised the other gauntlet is finished

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  36. LegacyArmory

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    Cowl had arrived and it is awesome
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  37. LegacyArmory

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    So some quick news, my wife and I are having another baby and we confirmed it Friday

    But enough of that nonsense got the abs cut out
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  38. Bigbat23

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    Congrats man! Cowl looks great.
     
  39. LegacyArmory

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    Yeah coofunkcurly did an amazing job, I will post some more pictures later, and thanks for the comment
     
  40. LegacyArmory

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    Got the chest piece cut out today, any spaces will be fitted with a mesh screen for looks
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  41. 305primus

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    Lol I thought it said "I'm going to get my butt gear" but great work on the suit can't wait to see more and congrats on the baby

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  42. LegacyArmory

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    Again thanks for sticking with me during the process, still trying to get a hang of this
     
  43. 305primus

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    But for a first attempt this is great, I needed 5 "first attempts" to complete my first armor, and it looks to me like you've got a pretty good hang of it already

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  44. LegacyArmory

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    Did a little shopping at the local hardware store to pick up some straps to harness the chest armor, 3 different color paints, and some sanding supplies.

    I should have this done by the weekend
     
  45. LegacyArmory

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    The pieces for the chest armor are now painted and will be put together tomorrow
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  46. LegacyArmory

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    I am on the fence on how it turned out

    Of course I am proud that I could make something like this and it looks cool but I think this might look better in all black

    Please share your input
     
  47. LegacyArmory

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    Pectorals finished, garnishes will come later
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  48. Thorlief Golmen

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    Can't wait to see this completed...
     
  49. LegacyArmory

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    I cant wait either
     
  50. LegacyArmory

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    Just finished assembling the chest piece and it turned out better than I expected
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