Iron Man Undersuit?

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by GRINCH, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. GRINCH

    GRINCH Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wondering if all the IM's can post pics of there undersuits? I want to see how the space in the legs are done. I remember TMP was going to make a B.A.S.E. suit, but sadly that never made it to production.
     
  2. WarPig

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  3. Tigerblood

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    go to eBay and search for sport skin.
     
  4. widescreen

    widescreen Well-Known Member

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    Or compression suit, morph suit (without a head), even a wet suit - just some ideas.
     
  5. GRINCH

    GRINCH Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah I know what suit to get, I'm wanting to see what the IM builders did about the leg gap in the back & shoulders. I remember reading a thread about this but I can't find it.
     
  6. firebapx

    firebapx Well-Known Member

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    i would also like to know this actualy
     
  7. bamboodia

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    Hi guys, here's a clip of an iron man build on the hero tutorials channel. I've not got this far on my build yet but plan on using the same technique. It looks like strips of vinyl riveted together to allow for flex while looking accurate and also comfortable. I hope this helps.

    IRON MAN Mark IV Costume Armor Build - By Lee Houlgate (UK) - YouTube
     
  8. UnofficialVoice

    UnofficialVoice New Member

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    Under no circumstances, however, should you search for a "men's bodysuit" because the results may sear your eyes...
     
  9. GRINCH

    GRINCH Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thank you! This helps alot. No IM builders with pics?
     
  10. bamboodia

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    You're welcome. I can't say I've actually seen any builds with pics though. Just think of the caveman who invented the wheel. He didn't have any pics to go by. It's all just trial and error with some thinking in between :)
     
  11. Tigerblood

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    Compression suit is the best. I wouldn't recommend a wetsuit because wetsuits are made of neoprene and it's supposed to 'retain body heat'.
     
  12. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    indiefilmgeek actually had a pretty good solution on his son's costume. Check it out here
     
  13. Psicorp7

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    I have thought about using the same dye-sub method that some of the Spider-Man costumers are using. That way you can alternate between the red and gold undersuit. Sewing additional panels of different colored fabric is a great idea and looks great on the kids suit!

    I also thought about using some piping in red, gold and silver to look like wiring and servos. The key is to have some sewing skills or better yet to have a wife with sewing skills!

    This is one of the areas that most builders skimp out on and after a long build are just too tired to sink that much detail into that part of the costume. Hopefully we can pool our knowledge and get an undersuit worthy of some of the outstanding armors out there!
     
  14. whiteraven

    whiteraven Active Member

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    I thought this might help inspire everyone...

    Iron-Man-2-Undersuit.jpg
     
  15. bschossler

    bschossler Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine and I started doing puff painted under suits.

    They aren't movie accurate in what they look like, but they give that machine look to underneath a suit.

    We are making them pretty intricate, to give the suit that complete feel to it.


    We are looking for interest right now in making a few for people who are interested :)
     

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