MrBibou's Spider-Man Comic suit - now with pics from the premiere with the cast !

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MrBibou

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EDIT - FINISHED BUILD !

Update time, the video's here !


Some finished pics


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Hi guys !

"Another Spider-Man build" you're telling yourself right ? But this isn't an Amazing Spider-Man 2 build.
This time, I'll try to make the suit of my dreams.
I've always been a Spidey fan and dreamt for year about owning my own suit.
Last year I bought a print from McLean and spent over 6 month puff painting it with the best precision I could so I would get the best suit possible. I even painted 2 layers for each color to get a really raised effect.. So freaking time consuming "but the end result would definitely be worth it" I keep telling myself.
Here's what I got from that hard labour :

1393359289-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-14-12.png


Nice uhh ? And you know the best part ?
It's too small..
And I mean, waaaay to small.. I'm about 5"11' and the suit would fit someone.. 5"..
The story was that my print was lost in transit.. McLean gracefully sent me a spare print he had. He did mention it was a bit small for me but told me as the fabric stretches, it should fit me. No need to tell you how sad I was and lost all hope when I saw the final suit..
This much work for pretty much nothing.

1393359551-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-18-38.png


I can tell you I was pretty much devastated to see so much work and time gone for nothing.
But I decided to move on and try to make the perfect suit of my dreams.

I hesitated a lot between building a TASM2 suit or a Comicbook one, but after the recent explosion of thread from people building the suit from the upcoming movie, I decided to take the other path to get a more unique suit with it's own identity.
The suit from the comic is and will always be my favorite design and I've always been a fan of the way Mark Bagley drew Spidey.
Big eyes, tighter web pattern, everything about this design is just pure awesomeness.

1393359937-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-23-35.png

1393359925-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-23-46.png
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I always loved Agi Granov art style too and especially the way he drew Spidey's suit. It's a realistic interpretation of what the suit would look.

1393360343-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-29-50.png
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1393360334-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-31-43.png


Not a fan of the small eyes though, but I'll base my build on those two inspiration.

Here's how I started.
I thought about designing my own pattern in photoshop and print it, but all the dye sub print I saw here suffered from the same thing : faded colors, mainly because the base fabric was white and once it's stretched, the printed colors on it would fade a lot.

So I used TheNickFox's Raimi pattern to trace the base pattern, printed it and traced it on some cheap red and blue fabric.
I used this to practice my sewing as I never touched a sewing machine before and also to see if the pattern I printed was the right size.

1393360779-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-39-13.png


Here's what I got after spending hours figuring out how to sew the damn thing.
Notice that the fabric I got was a bit stretchy but didn't regain its original form, resulting in a suit that won't fit me at all, hence the goofy look.

1393361628-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-49-53.png

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From this, I made some tweeks here and here and adjusted the pattern. The red backline was too curved for me and I wanted a straight line.
Same goes for the back belt. Raimi's design had a back belt that forms an arrow and I'd prefer a straighter design.

Then come the serious stuff.
I received the lycra fabric I ordered online and god what a beauty that is..
The fabric is very stretchy and the colors look just marvelous, a shiny darker red and navy blue.
It reacts beautiffuly with the light and shine a LOT, similar to the red portion from the TASM2 suit.
This time, my mom who's a professional seamstress helped my with the sewing. I wouldn't risk ruining such nice fabric with my nooby hands.

Here's what we got so far.

1393361621-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-50-38.png

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I'm still waiting to receive all the invisible zippers I ordered to finish the sewing. I plan to have wrist and boot zippers, that's why the arms and feet aren't closed yet.
Here a shot showing the difference between the fabric I used. The camera doesn't do justice to the shiny lycra as I took the pic in a dark room.
Believe me on word here, the fabric is much darker IRL and shines like a magikarp under the sun.

1393361661-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-52-01.png


But wait, it ain't over yet ;)

How about the lenses you'd ask ?
I thought about buying some from TJack but then again, I told myself "why not trying to make them myself ?"

And this is what I did.
I started drawing the shape I'd want on photoshop.

1393363616-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-22-26-43.png


Then, I printed it, traced it and cut it from some 3mm thick Forex. Then, I made a mold of the lenses with some silicone..

1393363999-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-22-27-52.png


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..then casted it in resin madafaka !

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Now I'm done for the first post.
Can't wait to get my zippers to finish the sewing and start drawind the webbing.
Still wondering if I'd go for raised or drawn webs, but I think I'll go with drawn flat webs.
Trying to keep it as Peter Parker would have done it in real life.

That and also the fact that I'm done puffy painting things for a good time I guess.

Tell me what you think about it guys !
 
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Lunaman

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Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

This is absolutely gorgeous and inspiring. That fabric is beautiful, and I love your dedication and enthusiasm.
 

The New Blood

Well-Known Member
Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

Hi guys !

"Another Spider-Man build" you're telling yourself right ? But this isn't an Amazing Spider-Man 2 build.
This time, I'll try to make the suit of my dreams.
I've always been a Spidey fan and dreamt for year about owning my own suit.
Last year I bought a print from McLean and spent over 6 month puff painting it with the best precision I could so I would get the best suit possible. I even painted 2 layers for each color to get a really raised effect.. So freaking time consuming "but the end result would definitely be worth it" I keep telling myself.
Here's what I got from that hard labour :

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393359289-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-14-12.png

Nice uhh ? And you know the best part ?
It's too small..
And I mean, waaaay to small.. I'm about 5"11' and the suit would fit someone.. 5"..
The story was that my print was lost in transit.. McLean gracefully sent me a spare print he had. He did mention it was a bit small for me but told me as the fabric stretches, it should fit me. No need to tell you how sad I was and lost all hope when I saw the final suit..
This much work for pretty much nothing.

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393359551-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-18-38.png

I can tell you I was pretty much devastated to see so much work and time gone for nothing.
But I decided to move on and try to make the perfect suit of my dreams.

I hesitated a lot between building a TASM2 suit or a Comicbook one, but after the recent explosion of thread from people building the suit from the upcoming movie, I decided to take the other path to get a more unique suit with it's own identity.
The suit from the comic is and will always be my favorite design and I've always been a fan of the way Mark Bagley drew Spidey.
Big eyes, tighter web pattern, everything about this design is just pure awesomeness.

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393359937-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-23-35.png
http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393359925-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-23-46.pnghttp://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393359932-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-23-57.png

I always loved Agi Granov art style too and especially the way he drew Spidey's suit. It's a realistic interpretation of what the suit would look.

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393360343-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-29-50.pnghttp://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393360337-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-31-29.png
http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393360334-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-31-43.png

Not a fan of the small eyes though, but I'll base my build on those two inspiration.

Here's how I started.
I thought about designing my own pattern in photoshop and print it, but all the dye sub print I saw here suffered from the same thing : faded colors, mainly because the base fabric was white and once it's stretched, the printed colors on it would fade a lot.

So I used TheNickFox's Raimi pattern to trace the base pattern, printed it and traced it on some cheap red and blue fabric.
I used this to practice my sewing as I never touched a sewing machine before and also to see if the pattern I printed was the right size.

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393360779-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-39-13.png

Here's what I got after spending hours figuring out how to sew the damn thing.
Notice that the fabric I got was a bit stretchy but didn't regain its original form, resulting in a suit that won't fit me at all, hence the goofy look.

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393361628-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-49-53.png
http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393361624-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-50-10.png
http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393361616-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-50-21.png

From this, I made some tweeks here and here and adjusted the pattern. The red backline was too curved for me and I wanted a straight line.
Same goes for the back belt. Raimi's design had a back belt that forms an arrow and I'd prefer a straighter design.

Then come the serious stuff.
I received the lycra fabric I ordered online and god what a beauty that is..
The fabric is very stretchy and the colors look just marvelous, a shiny darker red and navy blue.
It reacts beautiffuly with the light and shine a LOT, similar to the red portion from the TASM2 suit.
This time, my mom who's a professional seamstress helped my with the sewing. I wouldn't risk ruining such nice fabric with my nooby hands.

Here's what we got so far.

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393361621-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-50-38.png
http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393361625-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-50-50.png
http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393361621-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-51-08.png
http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393361666-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-51-31.png
http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393361671-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-51-46.png

I'm still waiting to receive all the invisible zippers I ordered to finish the sewing. I plan to have wrist and boot zippers, that's why the arms and feet aren't closed yet.
Here a shot showing the difference between the fabric I used. The camera doesn't do justice to the shiny lycra as I took the pic in a dark room.
Believe me on word here, the fabric is much darker IRL and shines like a magikarp under the sun.

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393361661-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-21-52-01.png

But wait, it ain't over yet ;)

How about the lenses you'd ask ?
I thought about buying some from TJack but then again, I told myself "why not trying to make them myself ?"

And this is what I did.
I started drawing the shape I'd want on photoshop.

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393363616-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-22-26-43.png

Then, I printed it, traced it and cut it from some 3mm thick Forex. Then, I made a mold of the lenses with some silicone..

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393363999-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-22-27-52.png

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393364003-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-22-28-09.png

..then casted it in resin madafaka !

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393364006-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-25-a-22-30-48.png


Now I'm done for the first post.
Can't wait to get my zippers to finish the sewing and start drawind the webbing.
Still wondering if I'd go for raised or drawn webs, but I think I'll go with drawn flat webs.
Trying to keep it as Peter Parker would have done it in real life.

That and also the fact that I'm done puffy painting things for a good time I guess.

Tell me what you think about it guys !
I was thinking about doing this too, but was afraid of using alot of my mom's ink. Nice job!!! where did you get the fabrics?
 

cha0tic

Active Member
Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

Damn man that's is gorgeous looking suit you got there!
 

jrenemtz321

Well-Known Member
Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

Excellent work. Can't wait to see how this turns out.
 

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Equinox

Active Member
Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

This is truly a definitive Spider-Man suit!
Everything being made from scratch is truly inspiring! Also, that lycra is beautiful!
Hope everything turns out amazing and want to see how it ends up looking! :D

Best of luck,
-Equinox
 

IronJoe

Active Member
Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

Love this!! I grew up on Bagley's Spider-Man and Maximum Carnage - I can't wait to see your build, especially the tight web pattern. Great start!
 

TheNickFox

Sr Member
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Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

WOW! This is fantastic. And to consider you started with a tracing of the low res image I shared really is a testament to your skill and dedication to this project.

Can't wait to see how it all turns out so that you can finally enjoy a Spidey suit of your own! (That fits :p )

-Nick
 

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MrBibou

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Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

Thanks for all the kind posts, it really means a lot to me guys. I had a question concerning the web though.
I was planning to buy some fabric pen to trace the web but I was wondering if a sharpie would do the trick ? I did some test and it looks like it could work.
What do you think ?
 

Lunaman

Sr Member
Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

Thanks for all the kind posts, it really means a lot to me guys. I had a question concerning the web though.
I was planning to buy some fabric pen to trace the web but I was wondering if a sharpie would do the trick ? I did some test and it looks like it could work.
What do you think ?
Sharpie's a good all-purpose marker for hard surfaces, but it's not ideal for fabric. They tend to bleed and fade over time. Other archival quality inks like PIGMA micron brand pens are better for drawing on fabric (quilters tend to use them). Or, you can buy the marker pen that sharpie makes specifically for use on fabric, called 'Stained.'
Stained by Sharpie Fabric Markers | Brush Tip Fabric Marker

My suit has weblines enhanced with Pigma Micron pens. I think the results are great.
http://i.imgur.com/FrV2Mq4.jpg
 
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TheNickFox

Sr Member
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Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

You just might find it fades more over time, (And might actually come off or bleed if you ever have to wash or spot treat it) but if you don't mind touching it up later, I don't see why it wouldn't work so long as you're cautious.

Experiment on a scrap piece and try washing it, cleaning it, etc and see what happens.

-Nick

EDIT: DAMN! Beaten by seconds by Luna! *Shakes fist*
 

MrBibou

Active Member
Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

Thanks guy.
I looked up the PIGMA marker on the internet and the marker I found aren't meant for fabric but more for drawing but I guess the ink quality is best for lycra.
I'll run some test with a sharpie and see how it goes first.
 

MrBibou

Active Member
Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

Some tiny update.
I should receive my zippers in a couple of days now.
I tested drawing the webbing with a sharpie and it came ou pretty well.
I was very surprised to see how the fabric absorbed the ink easily, one mistake and it's over.





I can't even tell you how excited I was when I saw some webbing on this tiny bit of scrap lycra.
I tried washing it, let it dry and I didn't see much bleeding so I guess I'll go the sharpie way.
I did some drawing and tests to see how I would draw my web pattern but boy, making sure everything alines is just a pain.
 

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SaiTurtlesninja

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Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

I like what I'm seeing. Making my own pattern out of dye sub pattern in photoshop was something I did tried.

Are you going to me making webshooters?

How are you doing the spiders? Do you plan on making stick of the webbing by making them out of leather or rubber?
 

Lunaman

Sr Member
Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

Some tiny update.
I should receive my zippers in a couple of days now.
I tested drawing the webbing with a sharpie and it came ou pretty well.
I was very surprised to see how the fabric absorbed the ink easily, one mistake and it's over.


http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393538343-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-27-a-22-58-17.png
http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393538343-capture-d-ecran-2014-02-27-a-22-58-26.png

I can't even tell you how excited I was when I saw some webbing on this tiny bit of scrap lycra.
I tried washing it, let it dry and I didn't see much bleeding so I guess I'll go the sharpie way.
I did some drawing and tests to see how I would draw my web pattern but boy, making sure everything alines is just a pain.
Good to hear, mate. Would you mind mentioning your source for the deep red lycra? Giving me some ideas, this is.
 

MrBibou

Active Member
Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

I like what I'm seeing. Making my own pattern out of dye sub pattern in photoshop was something I did tried.

Are you going to me making webshooters?

How are you doing the spiders? Do you plan on making stick of the webbing by making them out of leather or rubber?
I don't think i'll do any webshooters. I'm going for a comic book accurate suit and in the comics, the only noticeable part of the WS outside the suit would be a tiny metallic nozzle. Now that you mentioned it I might consider adding it.
As I said, I'll just draw the webbing to keep the suit slick and flat, just like Peter Parker would have done it. No raised part.
For the front spider, I'll just draw it as the webs as it's black too. For the back spider though, I traced out the classic fatty red spider out of dark red lycra too and plan to sew it to the back. I'll post some teaser later ;)

Good to hear, mate. Would you mind mentioning your source for the deep red lycra? Giving me some ideas, this is.
Of course, I bought it from a french website as I'm actually from France (duh..) called avenue des tissus but I'm pretty sure they do sell internationaly.
 
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MrBibou

Active Member
Re: MrBibou's Amazing Spider-Man Comic suit - original design

Time for an update (yay).
As I said, I wanted to post some teasing for the back spider. Here it is, just placed on the blue fabric :



But then, I decided to sew it already cause you know, life's too short and stuff.





The fabric tend to appear a lot lighter when I take pictures in my basement, probably because of the strong ang bright light source there is.
Here a shot in low light showing a bit more how the fabric really looks in real.



I guess you can pretty much tell how the colors changes depending of the light but it does look a lot better in real life ;)

Did some work on the lenses too as I didn't receive all the zippers to continu the sewing.
After a lot of researching, I found out that using a splatter screen was the best ways to replicate the one side see through of the lenses.
I bought one to use it and started spraying it with some paint but the thing is I was standing too close to the mesh and a lot of paint remained stuck in the mesh once it dried.. Making it impossible to see through..

So I went to my local shop to look for a new splatter screen but couldn't find any.. So I started looking for a cheap alternative and something caught my eye. I found a place mat for 1.50€, can't beat that price right ?



I took It in black instead of white because the human eye can see through dark colors a lot easier than through white. The black part is going to sit in front of my eye while the back of it would be painted in white.
I could have bought a white place mate and paint the back of it black, but the side with paint would then sit in front of my eye and I wouldn't risk to cry when wearing the mask.

So, I spray painted the back in white :



I stayed at a fair distance this time to avoid repeating the same mistake with the splatter screen and it worked great :



Here how the visibility is from 15cm and then upclose to the place mat :




Works great huh ? And It's actually very hard to see when looking through the white side so no worries about people seeing my eyes through the lenses.



Pretty cool and cheap way to make the eyes spot on.

Stay tunned guys :ninja
 

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