Iron fist - prop

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by Ryu62, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Ryu62

    Ryu62 New Member

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    Hi,

    So here's an interesting concept I've been trying to tackle, so why not open it up to the floor!
    I am in the works of making an Iron Fist costume, but I thought it would be cool to also have a fire/chi fist as well!

    The concept I had in mind is to create, essentially, a glove that covers your hand in a semi-translucent plastic or resin that is in the form of a fire or energy. LEDs could be install within and be activated by the hand in the prop to light up the fire and really give it that extra punch! (see what I did there)

    The best example of this I could find was a toy unfortunately, and I've head to find a cosplay prop that would fit the bill

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    What are your thoughts guys?
     
  2. Iggy

    Iggy Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This sounds like something you could make with a clear plastic vacuformed over a model. Make the base, and form a clear sheet of plastic over the base. Paint it with transparent spray paint, or hand paint it, then light it from the inside.

    I doubt you would find a usable prop that you could just mod.

    For the lighting, you could use what we use in custom lightsabers; a high power led hooked up to a lithium batter. Depending on the size of your plastic fire, this could easily be hidden in the glove with a momentary switch in the fingertips or something.
     
  3. Hazmat

    Hazmat Well-Known Member

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  4. Ryu62

    Ryu62 New Member

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    That's pretty fantastic! Thanks! Iron Fist doesn't shoot fireballs but that's an amazing place to start!

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    Awesome! Thanks for the info :)
     
  5. Iggy

    Iggy Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  6. Ryu62

    Ryu62 New Member

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    COOL!! That's pretty neat :)

     
  7. brutuswayne

    brutuswayne Active Member

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  8. Ryu62

    Ryu62 New Member

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    oh wow!! That's fantastic! I'll have to look into something similar!!

     
  9. HammyDribbler

    HammyDribbler Active Member

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    Transparent Worbla would also be my go to for this unless you need it to be flexible in which case I would use clear latex and probably cast it to be honest.

    Mould out of clay, cast using plaster or some other porous material. Cast using latex but do it in layers so it dries.

    Ham out.
     
  10. Ryu62

    Ryu62 New Member

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    Cool! Thanks for the idea :)

     

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