Gamora WIP

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by Jen Tate, May 11, 2015.

  1. Jen Tate

    Jen Tate New Member

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    I started to research my Gamora costume last year and I am now starting to put it all together. I thought I would share my progress which hasn't been easy but its been fun :)

    The first step was looking (a lot) at the costume and getting some good references. I then got together all the materials I would need:

    Main outfit: Waxed Denim, perforated PVC and Black PVC - the detail will be sprayed on using a stencil.
    Under top: black bra, power mesh and stretch elastic
    Boots: plain knee high boots, plain black leather, textured black leather and 3D printed accessories
    Belt: black leather and 3D printed accessories
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    I then worked out the pattern as best I could, the back was really difficult to find refrences and this is not how the final piece will look.

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    Then the scary part, putting it together :) I started by using a basic top and trouser pattern which I will alter as I go.

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    I then cut the detail of the front trouser leg out of PVC and used quilting fabric underneath some areas to create more detail and I have also started some piping detail on the back of the outfit. I am attaching the black PVC using an appliqué technique.

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    For the belt I am using leather and adding 3D printed accessories. It still needs put together but so far looks pretty cool.

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    For the gloves I am using leather and found these buckles which look pretty close but I have sprayed them black to match the movie.

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  2. Sni9er

    Sni9er Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Amazing Work !! I cannot wait to see the finished article!!
     
  3. Lady Dalek

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    Looks great! I am also making a Gamora costume. Have you worked with denim before? I am a novice when it comes to sewing so any advice would be great.
     
  4. hikz

    hikz Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome work. Hope your going to clear it with reel icons. My starlord costume is ready for clearance.
     
  5. cborchardt82

    cborchardt82 Well-Known Member

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    awesome job!! Im working on one two. 3d printers are great, i hope to get one some day. Maybe mine will look as top notch as yours!
     
  6. Jen Tate

    Jen Tate New Member

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    Ive never worked with denim before. This denim is really thin and is really easy to sew, you can buy a denim needle for your sewing machine but I've just used a regular one and I've had no issues.
     
  7. Jen Tate

    Jen Tate New Member

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    Im starting to work on the boots. So far I have bought a pair of plain boots with a wedge heel and cut out a hole in the heel then neatened the hole up with some leather inside. I will be picking up some ratchet buckles from Halfords which will need spray painted black. Then I already have some leather to cut out the shapes to attach to the boot.

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    I have also been working on the gloves which I'm not 100% happy with so I will probably remake these at some point. I cut out a base in PVC then cut strips of the same material which I glued onto the base using a cris-cross pattern. I used a concealed zip to fasten it on the underside. I just need to add the buckles.

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    One of the hard parts of the costume is the pattern down the front of her costume and the back of her legs. I tried a few techniques and I have decide to use a stencil that was made by JJ Industries then use some spray adhesive to keep it in place then use a pearlescent purple and blue spray paint to create the same colours. I have tried the colours but I didn't stick the stencil down so the colours have bled. This will be much neater on the real thing, it was just to see how the colours looked with the denim.

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    Ive also been working on my front panels of the costume which are denim with a perforated PVC down one side and PVC on the top part with piping detail.

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    Lastly I have decided to change my original wig since i wasn't happy with it. I got lucky and found a great lace front wig which had the dark brown hair with the red on the bottom. It was way to curly though but it was easily straightened. I also had a quick test of my face paint which is MAC acrylic paint. Ignore the black marks on my face I was working out where the markings will go. I will be using white as a base over my skin then covering it with a dark green which makes a lovely cover. This paint is great as it does not rub off or leave horrible steaks. It is hard to get off though so I will need a lot of make-up remover.

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    I have 2 weeks to get this costume together so I will be posting lots of progress this month.
     
  8. Chantal

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    You're progress shots of this have been great! I've been trying to pull myself together and get my Gamora outfit sorted and you've totally been inspiring me. And then you said two weeks to get your costume together... Is this for Supanova? Possibly in Perth? If so I'll be looking out for you and saying thanks for posting this because it's honestly looking amazing so far! If mine turns out even half as good I'll be happy :)
     
  9. Jen Tate

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    Thanks Chantal, I was hoping this thread would be helpful since its such an awkward costume to make, I'm so glad its inspired you. Unfortunately I didn't finish it in time for the convention I was going to which was Sunny Con.
     
  10. Jen Tate

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    I finally got the boots done which were so hard to make as I couldn't get a could picture of the back of them. Luckily I had a friend to help out :)

    I got the buckles from Halfords which are ratchet buckles (used on bike boots and roller blades) and spray them all black.
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    I then worked out the pattern for the wraps around the boots then cut them out from leather.
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    I cut into the bottom and front of the boot so the leather could be inserted in and glued down.
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    The front part is attached with Chicago screws which I spray painted black.
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    The boots had some other details on them which were the little silver clips along some of the edges and a gold square on the outside of each boot which were made from metal. The squares were sprayed gold.
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    The ratchet clips were screwed onto the boots and each wrap of leather had a strap which fits through the clip and secures them in place. The details on the boots were scratched to give a worn effect.
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  11. Jen Tate

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    I decided to remake the gloves from textured leather since I wasn't happy with the PVC ones.

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  12. Jen Tate

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    The neck piece was made from foam which I covered in worbla then sprayed black. I cut out the silver details from metal which fitted into the indentations I had made.

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  13. Jen Tate

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    The belt was made from leather and the buckles were 3d printed.

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  14. Jen Tate

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    The top has perforated pvc on the sides up the front and black pvc on the shoulders which have piping detail on them. The sides of the top are cut out separately and also have piping detail. I then attached the pants and top together.

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    The details were sprayed on using a stencil.
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  15. Lythara

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    I love your build - I don't know if this is going to be of any use, but here is my process of my screen accurate Gamora build.
    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=237264

    On my FB page I have more detailed pictures and wip/tuts on various parts of the costume. facebook.com/DarkArtsCosplayDesign
    Loved your Rocket build as well :D
     

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