My 89' suit progress (nothing you haven't seen)

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  1. Solefreak88

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    Ok so although I know all of you guys have seen this before,I figured id share my build process threw the stages.So far I have collected a cowl from coofunkcurly, armor(chest, legs, knees, fore arms and calves) and belt from drftfan, gloves from dark wear with glove armor from pj wares and an emblem from stacyprops.on the way I have a liquid leather under suit from spandex man that I should be receiving this week .The only two things left are the cape and boots. For the cape I'm definitely going latex, most likely Paul's and for the boots I might just go ud replicas since they look so good and just are generally a convenient option. As for a little about me, I'm a 26 year old union electrician apprentice who just had always had a love for batman, costuming and the whole movie/comic/ costume prop scene. My goal is to have a pretty * accurate suit(since I can now finally done what afford it lol) to wear on Halloween and then just have on display with all my other stuff.
    Now enough with all the dialogue, on to the pictures.

    First the cowl
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    Stacyprops emblem
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    Dark wear gloves
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    Drftfan legs with knew caps

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    Calves and fore arms
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    And lastly some pics of the duct tape dummy and stand I put together with some armor and the belt thrown on to see how it will look.

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    That's it for now, will definitely update once the under suit comes and I start to mount although I'm thinking I might have to wait until I get the cape to do it? Any insight or comments welcome.Thanks fellas.
     
  2. BTTFSpencer

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    For the boots you will need Nike Air Trainer 3's as a base shoe.
     
  3. Solefreak88

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    I know
     
  4. BTTFSpencer

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    You're welcome, I'm happy to share.
     
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    Added a piece of Velcro on top so far to see how it looks with the emblem.

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    2 new pics with gloves

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    I guess no love for the 89' lol
     
  8. CharlesHouse

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    I'm into it. How much did each piece run? I am putting mine together and ordered the Artsee1 armor today
     
  9. Solefreak88

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    Hey brother,pm me or email me any questions you have.note than willing to help .

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  10. Solefreak88

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    Laid it in with the under suit on..what you guys think.any comments out suggestions welcome.

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    Where should the back portion of the armour be lined up , and also where should the legs be ?

    Also the urethane belt is big on me what would you guys suggest I do since the straps are maxed out and molded into the belt? I'm only about a size 31 waist.

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  11. Smylex

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    Looking sharp bro.
     
  12. Snow Builder

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    Looks great Sorry, I've got no advice on alignment or the oversize pieces.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys
     
  14. BTTFSpencer

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    If you shave you might look a bit more like Batman.
     
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    Ok so just a brief update for any one who's interested.
    I plan on putting the under suit on, putting on the armour and having my gf outline everything in the seamstress chalk. I will then remove every thing ands slip the under suit onto the duct tape dummy and mount the armour on that way. I want to do this just for the simple fact I'd rather be the applying the glue ands what not ands already if mistakes are made I can only blame myself.Let me know what you guys think if this idea.
     
  17. CharlesHouse

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    How are you holding the armor together? I have seen velcro and buckles, I wouldn't be opposed to adding buckles but unsure how with latex.
     
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    Velcro or buckles? No sir, I'm using flexible super glue.
     
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    Ok so I got the chest glued down asking with the fore arms .gonna tackle the legs, knees and calves later or some time this week.

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    Ok well I'm officially done mounting the suit ands it came out perfect except for one little miss happen which I'll show beetle that's getting me so angry.

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    And then one taking out of of the stupid duct tape dummy I see this. Probably from stress/weight or actually now to think of it, pulling it off of the plastic wrap while on my body to hard to start a little something. Is there anything I can do?I tried to add a very small admit I'd glue but I don't know ,I just don't want it to get huge and
    have to remount. So questions...

    1.) What should I do about the minor tip on the waist line of the leg armor on the spandex man undersuit?

    2.) How do you store/fold the suit?

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    What is a good mannequin (affordable)
    You display the suit on?

    4.)-I have the dark wear 89 gloves in medium , and they are a very high grade of leather if any one wasn't aware.my question is...Is there a way to attach them a tad to be able to slip over my fore arm armour that's already mounted to my suit? Their a but snug ands was wondering if you could well I could do that?
    Thanks guys again for the help..
     
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    No body huh
     
  22. nick daring

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    What did you use for the undersuit? Looks good!
     
  23. warrenhouck

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    I used a 3/4 mannequin for displaying my suit. I cut the head off the mannequin and added a bar up the back to hold the cowl upright. I wanted the look of the "batsuit" on display rather than putting it on a mannequin and it looking like "batman" make sense?
     
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    Yea can you please show me a pic? And maybe info where you got the mannequin?
     
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    Spandex man liquid leather.
     
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    I ended up trading my suit for a C-3PO kit but found some old pics. This is before I added the correct 8 panel cape but you get the idea. If your putting yours on spandex, you may wanna just use a full mannequin and just hack the head off. I liked the look of seeing through the cowl and it just being empty darkness
     

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    The pics aren't there.it says attached thumbnails
     
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    I see it note.Looks sick!!!!! Who made the pieces and what under suit is that? Looks awesome hero I can't believe you traded for cp30 lol
     
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    Thanks! Yeah I figured I could always build another batsuit but 3PO kits are hard to find. And my R2 needed his buddy. The batsuit looked better with the correct cape size, wish I still had the newer photos

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    Oh and the suit is Jester FX and its just a 3/4 black mannequin underneath
     
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    What cape?a latex cape is so much money lol.ands the boots im going to go with yd reps
     
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    That cape in the pic wasn't my final cape, I believe my cape was just vinyl. Yeah latex capes are pricey. And my boots were Jester FX as well, they came with the armor spats already attached to the boot which was nice
     
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    Here's what I got as of now on my duct tape dummy lol

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    Here's what I got as of now on my duct tape dummy lol

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  34. CharlesHouse

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    What capes are those here using? I am looking for something reasonably priced, but can't even find vinyl that isn't fabric-backed for less than $50/yard.
     
  35. Solefreak88

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    Same here, gonna just Terry making my own latex cape lol
     
  36. nick daring

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    Fabric backed 89 cape is actually technically correct. Only the first two panels of the cape had latex on the inside.

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    Blue led flood light for display lol. Now just waiting on my artsee1 89 cape ands then going to tackle the boots. Any one have any input on how I should go about the boots? As in specific dyes, leather boot tops and what not? Thanks
     
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    Looks great dude,love the under suit keaton is the best and only batman too me.( until Affleck is fully revealed :))
     
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    Got the cape and this thing is sexy.heavy but awesome.going to start and Terry to make a harness ands just ordered the best paint for shoes to paint my air trainer iii's.after that I need to get some bout armour, and leather tips then this baby I'd done.

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  44. nick daring

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    How do you like the Artsee cape? Is it just a pure sheet of latex or is it fabric and latex combo?
     
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    It's gorgeous man.I believe the majority of it is latex but the top part such rests on your shoulders has cloth material in between to strengthen it.I also had rod ends casted into it to be able to lift.Well worth the money and literally makes the whole suit come alive.artsee1 makes a great product.
     
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    Well I just had to try it on quick since I can't wait for Halloween .Let me know what you guys think.
    Nothing is on correctly as I'm making a cape harness now which I'll post when I'm done.

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    Painted my trainers and received my bout armour.Now to tackle the boot tops.

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    Here I am on Halloween
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