Looking for advice on Captain America suits

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batbaa

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I mentor a 12 year old boy through a program that matches boys without fathers with a vetted man, to meet up once a week to just hang out and do guy-things. We were matched 5 yes ago when he was 7 and he's just the coolest kid I've ever met. A few years ago I made him a Robin costume to wear to parades and collections etc. when I am wearing my Batsuit, but being the age he is, he's growing very quickly and is now the same height as me, and he doesn't want to wear the Robin costume anymore because he feels self-conscious being the same height as Batman. We have been talking about a new character that he can cosplay going forward that he can stick with and the one he really loves is Captain America. To be honest, I have never really been into Captain America, so I don't know much about the story lines or the different versions of suits.

Both his mum and I are on limited budgets, so I don't want to spend a fortune, but I am after advice on a low cost, but nice looking suit that we can start with, then we can build on it over time as he grows. I really don't want to have to go with one of the cheap $20 padded costume store ones that are designed to wear once, I would like to get something that will look decent and last for many wears. I have seen some on Aliexpress that are around the USD$300 mark, but that's probably out of my budget. Any ideas or advice on costumes and shields, even opinions on the film version of the suit that people like the most would be helpful, just any advice at all.

Thanks team,
Kev

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HamelinGraphix

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If you want to go on a budget, check out places like Cosplaysky, Manle's best or Procosplay. They are some of the more budget makers out there. You can get a decent, complete costume for under what you have seen on aliexpress when they go on sale. (Which is very often)

mine is an Infinity War from Procosplay, with some modifications to the design and a bit of work.
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batbaa

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If you want to go on a budget, check out places like Cosplaysky, Manle's best or Procosplay. They are some of the more budget makers out there. You can get a decent, complete costume for under what you have seen on aliexpress when they go on sale. (Which is very often)

mine is an Infinity War from Procosplay, with some modifications to the design and a bit of work.
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That suit looks fantastic man! Thanks for the tip, I will check them out.

Cheers,
Kev
 

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batbaa

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Steveko89

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White Sheep Leather and Leather Fashion Valley have been running sales and make excellent Cap suits and accessories. For a plastic shield I'd suggest a Marvel Legends (if you can find one) or this one: Amazon.com: POMUTRE damdos Halloween Cosplay 57cm Shield for Captain America Shield 1:1 Steve Rogers ABS Plastic Kids Birthdays Gift: Toys & Games. Having tried my hand at two saucer sled builds, I've been happier with my repainted Legends shield.

Both need to be repainted if you're looking for screen accuracy but don't look awful out of the box.
 

batbaa

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White Sheep Leather and Leather Fashion Valley have been running sales and make excellent Cap suits and accessories. For a plastic shield I'd suggest a Marvel Legends (if you can find one) or this one: Amazon.com: POMUTRE damdos Halloween Cosplay 57cm Shield for Captain America Shield 1:1 Steve Rogers ABS Plastic Kids Birthdays Gift: Toys & Games. Having tried my hand at two saucer sled builds, I've been happier with my repainted Legends shield.

Both need to be repainted if you're looking for screen accuracy but don't look awful out of the box.
Thanks so much for the leads! I will check them out now :)
 

Steveko89

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No problem. Here's a picture of my WSL Endgame suit for reference. I did some mods and the weathering but this was their v1 suit. They've made some improvements to the star burst and shoulders since then.
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