CW's The Flash Costume Build

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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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.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1432665852.974232.jpg


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WebBedHead

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UPDATE:



Ok, so basically I ran into a few issues with the foam and have decided to just order one online as it was taking to much time and I haven't even started the suit yet. http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Flash-Barry-Allen-Red-Cosplay-Costume-Leather-helmet-Hat-Just-Leather-Helmet-/351372097335?item=351372097335
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!
 

Chenat22

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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!
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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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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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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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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