DT WORKSHOP's original Romita/Ross Spider-Man build - Pics heavy !

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  1. DT WORKSHOP

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    Hi guys,

    here's my first post as DT WORKSHOP as I can't log in with my previous account.
    Some of you guys may remember me, MrBibou as I made a comic book Spider-Man suit a while ago.
    For those who don't, here's a video showing it in all its glory !



    Anyway, after I was done with this suit, I always wanted to get my hands back on a new one as I'd like to fix a couple of things on this version.

    So now is the time, Paris official first Comic Con will debut in October so I have a few months to get it done.
    I will still be making a comic inspired suit, but instead of going the McFarlane way with big bug eyes and dense webbing, I decided to make it like Romita Sr drew it back in the days.
    I was re-reading some of the 60s/70s era and god, I just love the art from back then.

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    I'm then going for small eyes and a simplier web pattern.
    My main reference is Alex Ross' art.
    Just love how Spidey's suit looks, a realistic take from a teenager.

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  2. DT WORKSHOP

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    So, I started using some blue lycra fabric I had around to make a mask.
    This will be use to make the mask webbing pattern.

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    I then drew the shape of the eyes on paper.
    Seems like a fit !

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    Instead of buying my lenses, I decided to make my own.
    I was never really a big fan of faceshells and am lucky to have a nice round face, I guess :)
    Now onto the sculpting.
    I used medium plastiline clay and after a few hours, I'm ready for moulding ! Getting the two eyes to be as symmetrical as possible was a pain but I'm satisfied enough.

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  3. Hero of Justice

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    Very nice. I'm interested to see how you will tackle the lenses, mirrored or white and what material? Keep up the good work. :thumbsup
     
  4. DT WORKSHOP

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    Thanks, that's the question that was in my mind for a while.
    I did my previous eyes with a white mesh to get a comic book look but I think I'll go with the mirrored lenses this time.
    In Ross' art, Spidey eyes are almost always done with a mirror tint and it's the most realistic way for a teenager to make them.
     
  5. DT WORKSHOP

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    So, I finally made a mold of my lenses and casted them out in resin.
    Can't see much of the details here but well.

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    Then, to give them a nice curve, I used a heat gun and pressed the lenses on a champagne bottle.
    It was the best thing I had in my house that had a nice curve and was hard enough to resist pressure.

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    Like dat curve.

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    Went from this..

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    to this :

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    I also received a pair of really cheap sunglasses with a reflective tint I got on eBay, it was like 2$.
    Wouldn't recommend using those as real sunglasses as I could cut them with a pair of scissors, but they are perfect for my lenses.
    I can see through and my eye can't be seen from the other way.

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    After a few coats of primer and glossy paint, time for a quick mock up.

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    And they are done !
    Coudn't be happier, they turned out even better than expected and are 100% unique !
    Definitely loving the Romita feel. Romita's Spidey doesn't get enough love from the cosplayers IMO.
    Let's change that ;)

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  6. George

    George Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What an awesome start :thumbsup and not built enough indeed.
    Subscribed !

    P.s.: get ready to take on the Beetle !
     
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  7. DT WORKSHOP

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    Thanks mate, I'd love to see a Beetle build.
    Let's bring back the old and chesy costumes :lol
     
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  8. George

    George Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    And have a photoshoot :cool
     
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  9. Mr.Spider

    Mr.Spider Well-Known Member

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    I love these eyes, they turned out great, I want a pair myself lol.
     
  10. DT WORKSHOP

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    Time to work on the mask.
    So I started free handing the web and it quickly got messy.

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    I then use a gold sharpy to help me see clearer.

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    Quick test fit

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    It was a bit hard to see clear with all those lines and dark colours so I thaught ut would be easier to make a new mask.
    I used some red metalic lycra, which was the fabric I originally planed to use.
    Thing is, when I saw how reflective it was, I decided not to use it.
    Didn't want to end up as Disco Spidey :lol

    So, I first used a white corrector pen to trace the webbing.

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    Then made a new pattern

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    And got a new mask with the right colours.

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  11. ZotoSpidey

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    this is amazing! pun intended! cant wait to see the whole suit!
     
  12. George

    George Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A-C-E-S , DT ! :thumbsup coolest Spidey mask I've seen thusfar
     
  13. MrBibou

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    Thanks guys :)
    I just logged on another computer that had my older account in memory.
    Guess I'll be switching from an account from another .

    Here's some progress.
    I got the prototype mask sewn to a white zentai I bought to draw my pattern on.
    My mum help me with the sewing (as she's a professional seamstress) to adjust the zentai perfectly to my body.
    I bought an XL and it turned out way to big but after a bit of my mums magic, it fitlike a glove.
    I then hand drew the pattern on myself and boy it was hard.
    I only have a bust mannequin so I got a friend of mine to get on the suit so I could drew the back.

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    I added lines on the blue parts of the suit, pretty much how they were lined up on TASM2 suit.
    I'll use a plain blue fabric, without texture so I wanted the blue parts to be more dynamic.

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    I also did some re work on the mask. I wanted it to be simplier, so I removed a line so the webbing would be spaced out a bit more.

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    Looking good :thumbsup

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  14. DT WORKSHOP

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    So I finished my pattern and traced all the webbing on the red.
    Onto the sewing ! (with a bit of help from my mum)

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    You can see the TASM2 inspired lines for the blue parts here, with and extra stitch to make the seams pop up more.

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    With a con-friendly crotch zipper.

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  15. George

    George Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Making good progress :thumbsup good for you,Bibou !
     
  16. Transhuman325

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    I am simply blown away. Well done my friend. Looking forward to future updates
     
  17. MrBibou

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    It's been a while but here I am !
    The pants fits me perfectly.

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    Time to test the sleeves.
    Don't pay attention to my pyjamas, they're awesome I know.

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    Let's try it all on !

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    For the boots, I free handed a pattern on old fabric.

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    Before drawing it on the final fabric.

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    Hand stitched them to a pair of shoes.

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    I just love that slight shine.
    The colors are a bit dark here as my phone takes crappy pics, but you get the idea :)

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    Instead of the traditional U zipper, I went with a T shaped one.
    Two zippers go from the sides to the middle of my back while a third on goes from my neck to the center of my back.
    It's quite tricky to put it on by myself but I found this would look the best for my pattern.

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  18. Transhuman325

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    Absolutely beautiful. Keep up the awe-inspiring work
     
  19. MrBibou

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    Coming back, time to glue the eyes in.
    I used Neoprene contact glue.
    Apply glue on the fabric, on the lenses and let it dry for 10mn. When it's all dry, just glue the two together and voilà !

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    A sneek peak of a foam Batman suit I made for a friend of mine

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    Nailing the Romita look !

    Then, I tackle the spider emblem.
    I printed my logo I draw on photoshop, cut it and used it as a pattern with a fabric pen.

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    Sharpie time !


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    Time to put it on.

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    My phone doesn't do justice to the bright colors of the fabric.
    I'll post more pics with a better camera to show you guys how it trully looks ;)
     
  20. Hazmat

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    I love Spider-Man builds that aren't sub dye. Great work on those lense frames too.
     
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  21. SpideyQueue

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    You absolutely crushed it son!!!!!
    One of the best spidey builds on this site hands down *applause*
     
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  22. MrBibou

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    Thanks guys :)

    Here are some pics with a better camera. See, told you the colors were brighter ;)

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  23. Transhuman325

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    One of the best Spider-Man suits I have ever seen. Truly humbling
     
  24. Lunaman

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    This shot especially, just totally and beautifully encompasses all of the original goals. Very well done.

     
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  25. Iracel

    Iracel Well-Known Member

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    Woah you did a good job sewing that. Very nice and clean. A+
     
  26. Fulmetal75

    Fulmetal75 Active Member

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    Awesome job! Very nice!
     
  27. KK4E

    KK4E New Member

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    Absolutely gorgeous. You certainly captured the look of John Romita Sr. and Alex Ross in this costume. I look forward to seeing your next project.
     
  28. Farrell27

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    Romita Spider-Man is the only Spider-Man! You did a great job nailing that look! One of the best I've ever seen!
     
  29. SuburbanSpider

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    Would you ever consider making more of those lenses and selling them?
     
  30. ocosme

    ocosme New Member

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    Hello,

    I would really like to commission you to make this for me. How can I contact you directly?

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    Did someone ever contact you to make the lenses? I want to get the whole costume made.
     
  31. BlackKnight247

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    How do you get the lines from the tracing paper to the mask?
     
  32. marcodabatman

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    Totally late but what stitch did you use for the back spider?
     

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