Let's see how fast can I make Bucky Cap!

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PROBABLY FASTER IF I DIDN'T FEEL THE NEED TO BLOG ABOUT IT, BUT WHAT THE HELL


Anyway, I've been planning to make a costume for Civil War for months, but somehow I lost track of the date and got distracted making a Ren faire costume, so I ended up not starting sewing until...yesterday. But I made good progress yesterday, so I figure I might as well post stuff.

Started off making a basic bodysuit out of white fabric so I could draw on it. Sketched on the chest and shoulder area, then, while wearing it so it'd retain the right shape, covered those bits in masking tape to make a pattern for the stars and stripes, which I made out of pleather. I haven't liked suits I've seen made with stretch pvc very much, even though that's probably the best way to get an accurate level of shininess, so I'm hoping pleather will look a bit better - and the blue I found it pretty shiny anyway.

Awkward bathroom mirror selfie of my awkward patterning:

bucky patterning.jpg

Assembling the shoulders - there's more topstitching on this than there are actual seams:

star closeup.jpg avenger disassembled.jpg

And this is as far as I got last night. There's some more with the collar I need to do, and I have to put a zipper in the back so I can actually get my head in. The rest is going to be spandex, and I'm planning on putting a zipper in the side seam, so I'm hoping between those two I'll be able to get the thing on somehow.

chest front.jpg chest back.jpg

If I did this again I think I'd make the front star a tiny bit smaller, but THERE'S NO TIME FOR THAT NOW, I HAVE GLOVES TO MAKE. I keep thinking the hard part is done, but...gloves are always awful.

Sticking with stuff I can actually bring into a movie theater for now, so I'm not looking to have a cowl/helmet or quite as many holsters as Bucky likes, so this is feeling surprisingly doable.
 

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It's wearable! Took me way too long because I ended up undoing and re-doing things a few times, and seam ripping spandex is awful. My original zipper configuration didn't work at all, so now it just has one invisible zipper up the back - which I only didn't do in the first place because I wasn't sure an invisible zipper would work with the vinyl, but it did.

bucky cap front.jpg bucky cap sideback.jpg

I'm going to fiddle with it more tonight to see if I can't get the front panel to lay flatter, and then...I guess I make gloves tomorrow afternoon. Between classes. I guess. IT'LL WORK, IT'S FINE
 

Danakin

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Wow, this looks fantastic so far. I've been wanting to do a Bucky Cap for a couple years now. I even designed a dye sub pattern for it that I haven't had printed yet but this looks way better than a printed suit could. Any chance you'd be willing to share your patterns after you're finished?
 

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