Female Captain America

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by Ladydetemps, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Ladydetemps

    Ladydetemps Jr Member

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    So I decided I wanted to do an avengers cosplay (not the 1960s show with john steed and emma peel) and one that didn't involve having to wear a wig. So I out of the two blonde characters I decided on captain america. Of course I had to put my own twist on it being a gal. I've taken inspiration from the suit he wears in the winter soldier as i prefer that shade of blue.
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    I appliqued the symbols onto a blue skater dress I found in a sale.
    Then I decided I needed to reference the stripes somehow. Striped tights weren't doing it for me...just looked wrong. So then I realised I had the answer in my wardrobe.
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    A white and red striped top.
    I'm still trying to decide on what belt to wear with it...might even just see if I can find a utility belt.
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    I also need to decide on shoes/boots.

    I also started work on a shield. Can't afford to fork out for even a sledge. So I went to the 99p shop and found myself a shallow planter.
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    I used paper mache to cover the planter and smooth it down.
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    Next step I'm thinking of smothing it down with polyfilla then spray paint with silver.
     
  2. vintageslant

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    Nice work I vote leave the shield as is the paper mache gives it a certain charm.
     
  3. Ladydetemps

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    :)

    I'm still having toruble deciding on how to make the cowel/mask. I need something that works with the need to wear glasses or end up walking into a wall. ;)
     
  4. vintageslant

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    Hmm do you have a spare pair of glasses? Could you cast your cowel/mask around a spare pair?
     
  5. Ladydetemps

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    Just spray painted silver base colour.
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    Hmmmm....you can still see the underlying indentations.
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    and the inside paper mache is coming away from the planter.

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    I have an old pair from my previous pescription...but how would I do it?
     
  6. vintageslant

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    Sorry over to someone who has made a cowl before a little help please guys? :)
     
  7. vintageslant

    vintageslant Active Member

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    Ah got it D'oh make your cowel/mask and glue your old lenses into it! Simples
     
  8. Ladydetemps

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    Oh and here is my latest element. Got my old stonewashed denim jacket and dyed it 'jeans blue' then stenciled on the logo using silver fabric paint and slightly unsteady hand.
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  9. Ladydetemps

    Ladydetemps Jr Member

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    Spot the big mistake...
    *facepalm* doh!
     
  10. Maryfoxfirebird

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    Have you tried the toy department or ebay for a half mask that you could mount your spare lenses in?
     
  11. Fly4v

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    Did you get a cowl pattern?
    When I made a cowl, I wrapped my head in paper towels and masking tape, drew the pattern and then cut it away for transfer to the leather.
     
  12. Ladydetemps

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    I haven't got a pattern at the moment. I'm contemplating just doing the front of the mask as I really don't look good bald. ;)
     
  13. Ladydetemps

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    This is how my shield looks so far... not bad for grand total of less than a fiver.

    I also made myself some gloves
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    upcycled an old long sleeved top.
     
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  14. Ladydetemps

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    and here is my shield...I added some 'battle damage' to give it a more interesting look.
     
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  15. Ladydetemps

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    Decided not to do the cowel. Instead I'm gonna go for nod to the 1940s with victory rolls and headscarf.
     
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