CW's The Flash Costume Build

Discussion in 'DC Costumes and Props' started by Chenat22, May 26, 2015.

  1. Chenat22

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    Hey guys, for this year's con I have decided to go as The Flash from the recent TV show. I really enjoyed the series so I am extremely excited about this build. As always I am always looking for advice etc. as I am new to this area of cosplay (Vinyl,Sewing) I need to have this suit done by mid July, so let's get to it! :D

    I am making the suit out of vinyl but I haven't ordered it yet so I figured I would start with the helmet which I am making out of foam. I have managed to find a pepakura file of the helmet from the show:
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    I have scaled and printed out the pieces ImageUploadedByTapatalk1432660333.376645.jpg
    Now it's time to cut the pieces out.


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  2. Chenat22

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    So I have cut out all of the pieces.. Now it's time to trace them onto the foam. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1432665834.246948.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1432665852.974232.jpg


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  4. WebBedHead

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    I'd be careful in where you buy your suit from, and check if they are legitimate in the photo actually being THEIR product. On another thread (http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=239010&) , a member bought the costume shown in the picture you have there from another seller, for a much higher price. Again, I'd check if I were you. Contact the seller and ask for pictures like YuZheng did, and check to see if they are original pictures. Just a word of caution! Other than that, good luck with your project! I'd love to see where this goes!
     
  5. Chenat22

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    Thanks man! I am making my own suit but I'm just buying the mask. I will take your advice though and ask for pictures. Thanks.


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  6. Looch

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    I was wondering where you got the pep files, if you please?
     
  7. Chenat22

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    So this is the vinyl that I will be purchasing for my suit: ImageUploadedByTapatalk1432833396.476749.jpg After comparing different shades I felt that this was the closest.

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  8. DeJaan13

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    just an idea but if was a hybrid suit. mostly cw suit with some comic elements.
     
  9. Chenat22

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    I was actually thinking about doing something like that at one point. Seems like a great idea.


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  12. Chenat22

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    UPDATE:

    I have finished the belt and chest emblem: ImageUploadedByTapatalk1432893198.917810.jpg
    I just have to add the colour to them then glue it, but before I do any of that I am going to applying some smooth-cast 64d to the chest emblem,lightning bolts on the belt and possibly the belt buckle. http://www.smooth-on.com/Urethane-Plastic-a/c5_1120_1208/index.html


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  13. Chenat22

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    So I just got the sample of the vinyl that I ordered ImageUploadedByTapatalk1432904291.525321.jpg It looks darker on camera but it still may be too light.

    I am also very stuck on what fabric to use for these parts of the suit ImageUploadedByTapatalk1432904754.867613.jpg any ideas?


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  14. Chenat22

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    So just a quick little update because I aim to post at least everyday. I am currently In the process of making the helmet. I am trying out a method that I seen someone do, hopefully It turns out ok. I'll post a picture of my progress later.


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  15. FluidLightning

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    Chenat22,
    How did you make the belt buckle, belt bolts, and chest emblem?
     

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