How Does Cap's Shield Stick To His Back?

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by ScottSEA, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. ScottSEA

    ScottSEA New Member

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    Hi everyone, I'm looking into building a Captain America costume (with shield, of course), and I'm wondering if anyone has any first-hand knowledge of how the costumers attached the shield to Cap's back in the movies. Easily attached, easily detached - I'm guessing electromagnets.s

    Thanks for any assistance in advance.
  2. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the films they used smaller, lighter stunt shields that attached with magnets. Many Cap cosplayers achieve this with strong neodymium magnets attached to the shield and to the harness
  3. Warmachine2000

    Warmachine2000 Active Member

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    yup, i usually go with a magnet with no less than 100 llbs of force depending on the weight of the shield
  4. Pumpkinhead

    Pumpkinhead Active Member

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    He uses "the force."

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