G.I.Joe Storm Shadow costume

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Shipwreck, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck New Member

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    Greetings!
    Allow me to intoduce myself.. I am Mike, Better known to many as Shipwreck. I've always been a fan of G.I.Joe. And Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow being formost interesting to me.I had put effort into a costume before. But the backpack to me was always too clunky, So I'm setting out to put together a nicer SS costume this time. To replace the first one I did. I was not part of the forum at the time of my starting the second project. I've looked on here at other Joe builds, and I really like what I've seen, since I've been on here. I figured now it was time to share some of my own work!

    Enjoy!
     
  2. Shipwreck

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    Some of the parts of the design idea. Tabi boots , socks, wraps etc.
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    The tunic top, I had taken my uniform , cut the sleeves, and remade the sleeveless look.. this was a nightmare! only after I did this did I realize.. look online to see if I could find one.. `eh.. I did.. bah!
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    Originally I went on to make my own backpack out of a set sized box that I had covered over. painted and added arrows to.
     
  3. Shipwreck

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    what was to eventually be that finished project.. But the back pack was too clunky.. I decided.. it was time to remake things.
    Back Pack number two was ok... but still not what I was having in mind..
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  4. Shipwreck

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    The new BackPack WiP
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    Still working to add a few more things to it, new baldric and I could use a hand in finding someone that could make the belt buckle .. If anyone can help.. Please let me know thank you!
     
  5. Shipwreck

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    PIcture updates soon. Whole costume is being revampped too.. even have new Boots that will be much better on the feet! feedback welcome!
     
  6. Bonded Hawk

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    Backpack is looking good. What did you use? I like the pattern on the box and how it opens.

    The problem with the buckle is that the tines are backwards in the cartoon. If you find out how to make the buckle work backwards please post a how to.

    Bonded Hawk
     
  7. Shipwreck

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    Hm yeah, they were backward in the original toon. I'm not making this identical to the cartoon. Do you recall the Palicades bust? The buckle on that is what I'm trying to have made. Though the name of the buckle it is a Cart style buckle. A number of times in the cartoon. Stormy didn' always have the backpack, just the bandolier.

    The pack is made of 3/4inch plywood, sanded, glued and nailed. then I had gone looking in a fabric or upholstry shop for some kind of a pattern base. I had found this upholstry, but it was brown.. I'd taken it anyway.. was expensive per yard too.. but non-the less picked a yard of it up. Then measured, and cut the box of materials I needed. After ward I had fabric painting to do.. thus I went to work. this was the result. The swords are perminantly afixed to the back of the pack, and held by 4 bolts from inside to outside the pack.

    any other questions? Feel free to ask! When I get the buckle made and the belt on it, finally fixed where I need it. I will be finishing this project, then we`ll be headed for Joecon 2012!

    COBRA!
     
  8. Bonded Hawk

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    I cant wait to see the finished costume.

    I used some alumimum I had at the house and a dremmel to make my buckle. I never could find a vendor making them.

    I looked at the underarmor hoods but ended up scratch making instead. Did you remove the underarmor logo, and if so how?

    BH
     
  9. sokar

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    wauw looks great, i am now working on a cobra commander costume
     
  10. yt

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    Looks great.
     
  11. Shipwreck

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    The wonderful thing about Underarmor, a lot of their material is reversible, which is what I did. turned my hood inside out. Now I had taken a few ideas, since the tampo is baked on.. heat it up in a microwave for a bit.. then lightly peel the emblem off, like I did.

    I`m getting my costume ready for JoeCon 2012 in New Orleans. What Commander are you working on? Would love to see if you have a thread or so in your files?

    Thank you!
     
  12. zookone

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    Diggin' the costume, looks spot on for the old school Storm Shadow. I love GI-Joe, but I'm especially partial to Cobra
     
  13. Shipwreck

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    Storm Shadow has always been my favorite for the cobra side.

    I`m partial to G.I.Joe myself heh.
     
  14. Shipwreck

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    OK.. I`ve received the belt I ordered.. But I may be sending it back for a revision. rather having another foot added onto it.

    What do you guys think?

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  15. Shipwreck

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    Still tinkering with the belts.. so that`s the main issue here. I changed out the arm wraps too, found something much better. but the way the backpack sits on me here.. I can get to my swords with ease.
     
  16. Shipwreck

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    here`s the finished Storm Shadow fellas!
     
  17. Eopie Herder

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    Nice, the buckle turned out great!

    Any pics wearing it at JoeCon?
     
  18. Bonded Hawk

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    Not bad. The buckle and whole costume came out great. What did you use for the arm wraps. I use the white ace medical wraps (the type you dont need to use tape with).
     
  19. yt

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    That pack is awesome!
     
  20. Bandit-Jedi

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    Thats awesome! Love the new pack. Storm Shadown continues to be my favorite GIJoe character.
     
  21. ShagKnight

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    So I'm trying to put together a Storm Shadow costume for a con. I've been online, but I can't seem to find the SS uniform. Do you remember which website you went to to find it? Also, could you recommend a site or two to find tabi boots and socks and the hood? One other thing: does the bandolier hold his pack up? Thanks for the time.
     
  22. SpartanSoccer5

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    Great Storm Shadow costume!
     
  23. Shipwreck

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    Photos of the costume durring Joecon were taken by other people. However.. If you are a member of the G.I. Joe Club and receive the Magazine. Storm Shadow and Jinx are on the cover page! Sorry I've been out posting.. Been to busy with work and other things. Thank you for all the comments. I have some real nice shots durring a photo shoot with Stormy. He's one of my top edge favorites.
     
  24. Shipwreck

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    as Snake Eyes v1.
     
  25. MotoGuy75

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    Hello Shipwreck,

    I just signed up for this site. I have to say your Storm Shadow is really awesome.In fact you inspired me to put one together this year.Like yourself I used a old karate uniform and cut off the arms. I was wondering where you found the belt for the sword or how you went about making it? I also like how you made the arrow case as a storage box. I am looking at doing 2 rows of 4 arrows and making the back pack about 3 inches deep 24 inches long and 6 1/2 to 7 inches wide and sealed closed.For the arrows,I used 3/8 inch dowel and cut them to 18 inches long so they will just be visible on the top. When all is done I plan on attaching photos. I used the 2 sideshow Storm Shadow figure and statue as visual aids.

    Thanks, Daren
     
  26. TK-1776

    TK-1776 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Man, the images aren’t showing! I’d love to see what you did here. Being a member of the finest, I’m interested in making a storm shadow.
     
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  27. Shipwreck

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    sure. send me a message , I will be glad to share pics and cards of this character.:)
     

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