Deadpool Costume Build (movie version)

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  1. ichibans13

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    I've been lurking the forums for over a year, and decided to finally create an account. I'm new to the scene. This will be my first costume. I have zero experience with fabricating props and costumes. I'm more of a car guy, function over form mentality, so this should be fun.

    My buddy invited me to his wedding. He and his wife decided they wanted to do a comic book themed wedding. So this gives me a good excuse to build the costume like I always wanted to! I've been searching high and low for everything. I'm going to try to get as close to the movie costume as I can, within my budget. I have until September to get everything together. So far I have ordered the mask from IllustraStudios and the jacket/pants from CostumeReplicaCave (TestEagle here on the RPF) both on Etsy. Here's a couple of generic pictures, and once I get the items in the mail, I'll post them on here.


    BlackKaos also has a buckle that I'm trying to get as well.

    Everything else, I've been hunting online to try to track down. Unfortunately I'm on a US military base overseas so my local options are limited. I did manage to find a leather shop here that I'm going to commission for the leather shin guards. My biggest concern is going to be the katana sheath for the back. I'd really like to find something like he uses in the movie. I haven't been able to find anything like it yet, but I've only been searching for a few days.

    Lastly, I'm considering "weathering" the costume to match closer to the movie costume. I noticed in a picture I found that the movie costume is a bright red (saw part of the mask that tucks into the collar of the jacket which is bright and clean). But I'm not sure exactly how to weather it. I'm assuming some sort of black powder, brushed onto it should do the trick. But I don't want it to come out looking dumb. Anyone have any ideas?

    Look forward to posting more progress pictures once everything starts rolling in! Thanks everyone!
     

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  2. Moviepropmaker6

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    I was planning on getting a deadpool suit too.you know how you said you got the suit from testeaglecosplay ,the last time i checked that page on etsy the cordura and leather suit were the same price.on ebay testeagle had the cordura for $150 less.nice work btw
     
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    Thanks. He only has the leather one on eBay currently.
     
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    So I've been doing some soul searching, and because I'm a little bit crunched for time (end of September deadline), a few things won't be as accurate as I'd like.

    Today I picked up this black nylon quick release web belt (similar to what law enforcement uses) from eBay, and these drop leg holsters from Etsy (they come with dummy handguns so it was a deal I didn't want to pass up).
    I also picked up this coyote tan drop leg ammo pouch. For the tan belt I went with a coyote tan military quick release web belt. Lastly, I snagged this metal Deadpool belt buckle from Shapeways. It's unfinished so I'll have to paint it myself. I chose to go with metal rather than plastic to ensure longevity and repeated use.

    In a couple weeks I'm going to pick up this back holster for the dual katanas from Shapeways.

    Pics below and input welcome!
     

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    So for whatever reason, my order for the drop leg mag pouches didn't go through, and I couldn't find the original post. Must have been sold out before I could purchase it. So I ended up getting these instead. I also found a rubber tactical bayonet with sheath. I've searched all afternoon and couldn't find a suitable rubber replica to match his, but it'll do in a pinch.

    I've been reading up on weathering for the suit. I'm thinking of going with charcoal dust. I think that will be the best bet to get that dirty look. Anyone have any other suggestions?
     

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    So I found another thread, that I wish I had found before I started my spending spree. And after some internal deliberation, I think what I will do is initially build the suit for this wedding and afterwards go through and modify things as necessary to make it as screen accurate as I can. I guess this is all just a learning process. I'll post up some more pictures of what I've found and has been ordered. I'm already getting emails that things have been shipped and I'll get more photos up once they arrive!
     
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    Just got an email that ShapeWays cannot do the metal buckle. Looks like I'm going to have to go with the plastic type material.
    Also ordered a pair of Nike SFB's, a pair of fingerless tactical gloves and a pair of ringers gloves. Also 1 yard of red 500d cordura. I plan on attempting to build the gloves out of these materials and see how it turns out. Pics below.
     

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    Ken was able to adjust the 3d model to accommodate the printing, so the metal buckle is a go!
     
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    So I've been doing all sorts of researching online in regards to "weathering." Unfortunately, I don't know exactly what words to use to properly Google what I'm looking for. If you look closely in any of the set pictures, Deadpool's suit appears to be a dark red. However, in several pictures where you can see him either putting on or taking off his mask or gloves you can see that his suit was originally a brighter shade of red. Obviously his suit is dirty, or "weathered."

    My suit will be red cordura. I don't want it to be super torn up, but I do want it to be dirty. I don't want to just run around outside rolling around on the ground. I want something more permanent. My first thought was charcoal powder, but apparently it doesn't stick around for very long and gets all over everything you touch. I've also read that tempera paint eventually rubs off too.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction or offer any advice?

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    Here's a couple of examples of the color difference of his suit. Check out around the neck of the mask, and the fabric near his wrists.
     

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    I'm going to have to figure out a way to make the shin guards myself. Turns out the leather shop near me wont even attempt to make them or the fingerless portion of the gloves. Guess I'll have to figure it out myself, which will end up being more rewarding.
     
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    Received some items in the mail and I got pouches finished today. I couldn't find the exact fastener used, I applied a temporary fix. It'll do in the mean time. I started assembling some of the parts to see how it all fits together. I may end up dying the web belt and nylon pouches. The belt isn't the color I was expecting. And initially was going to use the nylon pouches for the leg below the drop holster. Also, the straps for the knife holster will be fixed. I just wanted to see if it'll fit. Obviously the drop leg holster attaches to a black belt, but it hasn't arrived in the mail yet. Also the Nike boots came in, they're a little snug but will have to do.

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    Again, that's just me hooking stuff up to see how it all fits. Nothing permanent yet.
     

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    TestEagle also sent me pictures of my suit that I ordered. Unfortunately there were pockets accidentally added to the jacket, so those are being taken out. He said it should be mailed out in a couple of days. Pretty excited!
     

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  13. BlueSteel

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    Thats a strong start! I would kill for a good deadpool movie suit, but for one thing my physique is lacking, as deadpool is pretty ripped. Probably going to enter the world of screenprinting fabric suits with TASM 2, right once i finish my Mark 3 armor. Good luck to you!
     
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    Thanks! I think I may try to make another suit myself sometime. I have some ideas in my head and I'd like to see how they turn out. There's another guy on here, Deadpoolx07, he might have found the real deal movie fabric (Kaufman Bisou stretch pique red). Or at least he's really close. Might be worth looking in to for your idea.
     
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    Today I picked up about a square meter of red cow skin leather for the shin guards. My plan is to make a fiberglass "core" and wrap it in the leather.

    Now I'm just enjoying some coffee and doing more research! I think I found a more accurate boot rather than the Nike SFB chukka's. I found these generic Chinese boots that mimic the lines and employ a side zipper. The Nike boots I bought don't have a side zipper. The only problem is the soles, they don't match. Oh well, c'est la vie.
     

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    The movie suit is amazing.
    Knowing what to Google and what options are out there is half the battle. You seem to be doing a good job researching. This should turn out well.
     
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    I appreciate it. And you're right, knowing what to Google really is half the battle! My brain is numb from reading so much for the past 2 or 3 weeks. I've been wanting to do this for at least the 2 years and now I finally am. I really hope it turns out good and not hokey.

    Oh and thanks to my wife, who works in the medical field, gave me some really advice on what to use for the "skeleton" of the shin guard. It's called Ortho-Glass cast wrap. Just add water and it hardens like a cast!
     

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    thats funny because i also had the same goal and charcoal was my first thought. let me know if you find out anything good!
     
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    I am getting some help from someone who lives nearby and is an experienced costume builder for theater productions. She's talking about using watered down fabric paint and a sponge. We'll see!
     
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    The replica Desert Eagle's have been received, but since I'm on a military installation overseas I had to send it to my parents' house so I wasn't able to get any pictures of it. :unsure

    Now I'm just at a standstill until my suit and mask arrives. Fingers crossed that it'll be this week. :confused
     
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    So today in the mail I got the 2 Condor drop leg molle thigh rigs which will have the DE holsters attached once they arrive. Also my square yard of red cordura came in, in case I need to mod the suit at all. Locally, I purchased another square meter of red leather as well as some back and brown leather. The brown will be used for the belt, where it attaches to the Deadpool logo buckle.
     

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    Finally got my mask in today! It's no fault of the seller for my mask and my costume taking forever. Both are overseas, and since I'm on a military base overseas, it has to go to the US and then back overseas.

    I think the heat from here caused the face shield to widen just a little bit, so I'm working to get it back to the width of my face. It's barely noticeable. It fits well. Vision is good and I can breathe. So that's a plus. I set it beside my extra cordura and the color in person is almost a perfect match. The mask material is Lycra I believe. I'll start weathering it soon to darken the color to match the movie costume.

    Now for the suit to arrive some time soon. It'll be delivered to my parents' house in the states and shipped over here.
     

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    Stuff is finally starting to trickle in for the suit! Today I received my metal belt buckle and plastic(?) back scabbard from ShapeWays. Not bad construction. I'm concerned about the stability of the back scabbard. I'm considering casting it so if it breaks I can make more. Now I have to learn how to cast stuff. Oh well, it's a skill I've always wanted anyway. Pictures below. Oh, and the suit is still in transit. Last night it was in NC, so hopefully it'll be delivered today.
     

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    Where did ya find the boots?
     
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    The Nike SFB chukka is no longer in production. That turned out to just be the boots used for the stuntman. The hero boots are the 5.11 Skyweight boot. The downside with that boot is, besides being $130-180, is that nothing on it is metal. The eyelets and the side zipper are plastic. Most reviews complain that the zipper bursts after short usage. The generic Chinese boots I bought can be found here:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cool-Mens-S...-Boots-/252026187990?var=&hash=item3aadee70d6

    In the end I will most likely buy the 5.11's just to get it as authentic as I can.
    http://www.amazon.com/5-11-Skyweigh...qid=1438944237&sr=8-2&keywords=5.11+skyweight
     
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    The Desert Eagle holsters came in today and they look gorgeous!
     

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    Got the holster attached to the molle rig. Unfortunately, I won't have any replica DE's to put in them until I get back to the US :(
     

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    I painted the buckle tonight. I put about 2 coats of acrylic on it. This was my first attempt. Like I said before, my resources are limited out here, so I don't have spray paint (which undoubtedly would have been a million times better). But I think it turned out alright for my first attempt. I was too eager to get it painted, so my next coat I'll tape it off to get crisp edges.
     

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    I wasn't too thrilled with the color of the web belt that I received. Even though it said "coyote tan" it looked more green than anything. Nothing like the old Vietnam web belts, but still had that tinge of green. So I picked up some fabric dye, and now it's boiling for the next hour in a nice brown bath. Afterwards I'll let it dry, wash it, and post some results! Also included is a close up of the hero belt.

    PS in case you were wondering, yes I will be adding the leather ends that feed through the buckle loops.
     

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    I'm not sure how I feel about the dye. On the one hand it kind of made it look old and used, which I really love, but I think it made it look far more green than brown. Understandably, it's a synthetic material, and you can never be certain how well it'll take the dye. Thoughts?
     

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    Ah so I tried dying some coyote tan pouches black with some back Rit dye. They turned out dark brown. Guess I know what I'm doing with that web belt!
     
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    So here's the final product for the buckle and belt. It's not as brown as I want, but maybe his belt didn't start out that brown? Who knows, I dyed it several times with brown dye, and then a final dye in black. I took it outside and wiped it down with a wet paper towel with some black fabric paint sprayed onto it, and that's the final product.

    I'm debating on whether or not to use these pouches in place of the 2 black pouches as he has in the movie.
     

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    Ok, so after some research, I've determined that the belt was made for the movie. Here's a picture of the front of the movie belt, and the backside of it. Notice that the holes do not go all the way around the belt. And the belt also does not have the edging like it does on the front. Obviously it's not your standard military issue web belt. Oh well.
     

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    So I think I found the knife! SOG Desert Dagger. Now to just find the sheath.

    Also, I did some testing with Orthoglass, which is used to make casts. I did a quick mold to see how it would turn out, and I think that it'll work. Obviously this was just a test, and with the correct cut and appropriate details, I can get it to work as the back shell for the glove.
     

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    Or MTECH USA MT-225
     

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    Build is looking great mate! you're gonna top my suit if you keep going this way!
     
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    Thanks man! I got the suit in today. I'm gonna have to modify the calf area. It's too snug. I must have messed up my metric conversions. But I have extra cordura and a cosplay/seamstress friend who can help. Here's some pictures! The jacket fits perfectly. The pants fit great too in the waist and thigh area. I'm thoroughly pleased with it. The color matches perfectly with the mask too! And the color is darker in person, than in the pictures. I'm glad.

    Got the 5.11 boots in today as well. They do run a bit small, as I had read, so I ordered a half size up and they fit like a glove. They are insanely comfortable out of the box. Also with that came my belt screws (going to be used for the molle rig that the holsters attach to) and they will be used to mount the back scabbard. ALSO some snap fasteners which will be installed on the boot to attach the red armor that snaps over the laces. This is going to be a busy weekend!
     

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    I think you should change the knee pads. They're supposed to be a rubber material
     
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    Here's a test fit with 99% of my stuff!

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    I have a few ideas that I'm going to try. I have some modifications in mind.
     

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    I had very little motivation today to do much. I did manage to start making the framework for the back of the hand armor and leg armor. I didn't want to open another package of the orthoglass (it tends to harden just being exposed to the humidity) so I still have to do the back of my left leg. I think tomorrow I may try do that tomorrow and add some details to it and wrap it in leather at some point.
     

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    This is true. But considering the alternatives, this beats those Chinese knock-offs, hands down. The overall quality of the suit is very impressive. It doesn't feel cheap at all. The seams are strong and well sewn. It has the appearance of a motorcycle suit, which I'm assuming if you're trying to get someone to build something that they know nothing about, the easiest way to find that middle ground is to start with what they know, and go from there. I'm referring to the manufacturer, not TestEagle.

    Currently I'm working with a friend that is a seamstress and theater/prop guru, and we are making minor adjustments here and there. I know it's been a while since I've updated. I'll be working on the gloves and shin guards this weekend. Hopefully make some progress!
     
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    Also, from my research, The zipper for the movie costume is in the back, not the front. Then the neck of the suit has 2 zippers that go from the neck to the shoulder. I'm not going to be doing that great of alterations. But I have some ideas.
     
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    Well, seems as though progress is at a halt, as far as mold making and casting, until my clay comes in the mail. Also, I couldn't fix the backshell for the gloves because I'm waiting on a dremel tool as well. Trust me, it isn't lack of trying!

    I still have about 1 month to wrap up these finishing touches. I'll post more once my supplies arrive.
     
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    Cutting those orthoglass shells weren't the best idea. Back to the drawing board.
     
  47. wakeboardjedi

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    I'm starting to think Kydex on the shin protectors or leather. Amazon has some red Kevlar pattern stuff I might try. It's $12 a sheet.
     
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    That's a great idea. It's sold out on Amazon though, but a quick Google search turned up a lot of alternative retailers. The Kydex looks simple enough to mold, you just need a wooden box, some padding, clamps, and an oven. But to mold it to your leg, you'll have to manufacture something to simulate your leg so you can form it...otherwise BURN! But chicks dig scars right? And you'll have wicked scarring and be more Deadpool-like. :devil
     
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    Well, Deadpool looks like a big scar so you would be going the right direction. I think I can use my snowboarding socks and be ok. The stuff I was looking at was 225 degrees for forming.
     
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    225 doesn't seem too awful. My eva foam just came in today, I may do a foam set up for now. I'm stuck overseas in a horribly under developed country, so my options are limited. Oh how I miss Lowe's and Home Depot; hell even Walmart would be awesome right about now!
     

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