Mr Freeze Costume - October 2011

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Jellyhugo, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Jellyhugo

    Jellyhugo Active Member

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    Greetings Everyone,

    I am a newbie to the forum. I heard about this forum from my local comic book store. Currenty I am working on a Mr Freeze Costume from the Batman Animated Series. I ran into the problem with my rings since the glue started to come apart and the paint was flaking off. This all happened tonight as my costume is 98% complete. Does anyone have any ideas for the arm, wrist, shoulder rings? Wasn't sure if I should use a different material. Any help would be greatly appreciated. What do you guys think about what I have so far?
     
  2. Doh2

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    I have no advice, but the costume looks great so far. Too bad the rings are separating.
     
  3. M16

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    This costume looks simple but is sOOOO awesome.!! good work!
     
  4. chimmera30

    chimmera30 Well-Known Member

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    I really dig it, has a great feel to it!
     
  5. Laffo

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    What are they made of? What type of glue and what type of paint? Can help from there.
    Laffo.
     
  6. Everlast

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    Wow, it looks great! Very creative.

    Now are you going to stay "in character" as the Animated Series version, or are you going to borrow memorable puns from the Batman and Robin's "Ahhhhnold" version such as "Ice to see you" and "You're not sending me to the cooler!"?
     
  7. Double H

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    Thats one awesome looking costume my friend, one made by a very creative mind. Great job my friend
     
  8. Bizarro Lois

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    Love it! As far as the rings, are they separate, or it is one piece of tube or something flexible, wrapped around? Could you take thin fishing line, and weave it between the rings? It's clear, so it might be a discreet way to hold them together. What kind of glue did you originally use? As far as the paint, did you use any kind of primer? That might help.
     
  9. LOGANCLAW22

    LOGANCLAW22 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Man, that's cool!

    Paul
     
  10. Jellyhugo

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    Thanks! I really do appreciate it.
     
  11. Jellyhugo

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    I bought the tubes from lowes home improvement in the plumbing section. The spray paint i used was Vaslar (lowes brand) "Sea Exotic". I didn't sand down the tubes before primering. I think that was my problem. I just redid my wrist rings and shoulders. Sanded them with 60 grit sand paper. We should came back from a halloween event at Chick Fila. Going to post new pictures up here in a few.
     
  12. Jellyhugo

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    Definetly will stay in character from animated series. However, this evening, I couldn't help myself and used one the line "Ice to see you" to some little kid. lol It was hilarious. I do have to admit, there were alot of folks that didn't know who I was. Definetly could understand the kids not knowing, but the parents that's another story. In fact, I had a lady ask me if I was suppose to be a light bulb. Disappointing......sigh
     
  13. Jellyhugo

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    Thanks for the tip on the fishing line. Might give this a try for wrist rings. For my shoulders, I put 3 screws through all 3 tubes, sawed off the ends, then used gorilla glue on the inside to seal them. They seemed to hold up so far. Saturday is a huge costume contest near where I live. Got to fix a few things.

    Right now, my armor is pulling due to my backpack which is making my front piece come up against my neck. Need to find a way to keep the front from pulling up. Anybody have any suggestions?
     
  14. Bizarro Lois

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    I think you're right about sanding the rings before priming. I wasn't sure if they were actual rings, or coils of something more flexible. Glad to see you were able to do some repairs already. My husband was looking over my shoulder and said, "Holy *****." He's also a big fan of the Animated Series.
     
  15. Jellyhugo

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    Here are a couple pictures from tonights halloween event at chick fila. Didn't realize that i didn't have my shirt tucked in. But other than that, not to bad.
     
  16. darthgordon

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    Looking pretty good! Hopefully everything is holding up okay.
     
  17. Laffo

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    Use a plastic primer. Fusion from Krylon is a plastic primer. Sanding may not help. Once it has the correct primer you can paint it with anything.
    Laffo.
     
  18. MooCriket

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    That is a very cool Mr. Freeze:)
     
  19. jedimarkj

    jedimarkj Well-Known Member

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    That's great! Nicely done!
     
  20. CelticRuins

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    Hot *! That's awesome!
     
  21. PropDoc

    PropDoc New Member

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    Finally, someone did this! Thank you so much for sharing!
     
  22. Double H

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    Still looking awesome my friend, definantly on for my future reference. Thanks for sharing
     
  23. sirnaut

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    Cool suit, looks good
     
  24. Jellyhugo

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    Thanks for the primer tip. I bought that killz primer from lowes originally. When I get a chance, I will get smaller rings for my boots. Then try that primer.
     
  25. Jellyhugo

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    Well I made it to myrtle beach, sc. This is where they have a Halloween costume contest. Top prize $5000. Looking over stuff now.
     
  26. Jellyhugo

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    I got to fix my boots again. I think those rings are too heavy for rubber boots. I brought hot glue gun, gorilla glue, and some industrial Velcro (I love this stuff). That should fix the problem.
     
  27. Jellyhugo

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    Since my backpack pulls my front armor up which jabbs me in the throat, have an idea how to fix it. You know how they have the foam that wraps around a pipe for insulation? I was thinking of getting a piece of that to put around front rim of armor, then make a slit on the back for my helmet to slide into. That way my helmet stays on straighter, and my armor doesn't keep pushing against my throat every so often. What does everyone think?

    The only thing is that my armor is shiny, and gray I think is a dark grey.
     
  28. ncrRanger

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    a comic book store didnt recomend this site to you...i did
     
  29. Stormy320

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    That is awesome!
     

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