My first very build - black symbiote spiderman

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  1. davekirk

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    I have wanted to create a cosplay for a while but was always unsure of what to create, I did consider Batman or White Ranger (power rangers) however I don't really have a £1000 to spend. That brought me to Spiderman, my brother is creating an ASM2 costume and he told me that the stuff needed was within my budget. I have always liked the Black Spiderman but all the costumes I've seen are poor, thats when I found Grampsee's and I was blown away!!! After seeing his costume I decided that I definitely wanted to create something similar.
    I originally planned to use 4neo designs print (shown below) but i didnt like the webbing design on the shoulder/mask as it had too much white for my taste. He did offer to alter it for me but he was pretty busy and I am on a timescale.
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    I managed to track down the Grampsee's pattern
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    and paid to download it. I have just sent the pattern off to a printer and in a few weeks I will get it back and can have it sewn up. I do plan on using puffy paint to paint the honeycomb pattern.

    These are the lenses that I plan to use (but white mesh instead), so it won't be exactly the same as Grampsee's design.
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    but I ask you all how else/what else can I do to differentiate my costume from his?

    I was considering using a metallic black puffy paint or a navy puffy paint instead of the matte black?
     
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    hello?
     
  3. IronJoe

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    Hey there,

    Grampsee did an incredible job with his suit, no doubt about it. What you have to ask yourself is: what did you like most about it, and what do you see that you didn't like? With all of our costumes we take artistic liberties here and there, so if there's some part of his costume you would like to change, that's a good place to start.

    I like your idea about using different lenses, that's a good start. Take a look around the web at how different artists depicted the Symbiote suit - maybe there's a particular artist that draws the suit in a particular way, and you can try to channel that with your build.

    With most of my comic-style costumes, I've picked out an artist that really speaks to me, and tried to recreate that version. Many different artists have drawn the black suit over the years - maybe you like the bluish shading from Secret Wars? Maybe try to incorporate that in some way?
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    Or more of the "wet look" of the Black in Black storyline:
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    Or a pupleish tint from the Mac Gargan Spider-Man (venom):
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    Thanks for your reply, I have been thinking about trying either a metallic black puffy paint or even a dark purple shade. I was wondering if anyone else had tried either of these puffy paints.
     
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    anyone got any advice/ideas??
     
  6. davekirk

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    tempted to use SLICK puffy paint, anyone else tried it??
     
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    Do you have a link to where I could purchase the pattern you used?
     
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    I would give it that purplish tint I think that would be cool. When I made my symbiote suit for Halloween I tried doing it but there was just so much surface area and too little time (I tried using the method with the rubber pot holder and spray paint) and it also didn't really work with the spray paint I chose. the look itself did work though and it looked really cool on the spot I did do it on
     
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    I got Grampsee to change his pattern for my build.
    I got rid of the muscle shading and reversed the leg patterns so it was all black with the honeycomb design

    Here's my build thread
    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=230590
     
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    funkster, u got any pictures with you wearing it?
     
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    Not arrived yet.
    It's in the UK, but in customs at the minute.

    Hope to get a pic up by the end of the week, but will still have the lenses and shoes left to do
     
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    funkster, cant wait to see it, it looks like its gonna be epic
     
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    You and me both :D

    Not seen it at any point during the build other than the photos from El Fett and Trophywife.

    Am excitied and nervous in equal measure
     
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    funkster, where in the UK are u based? u goin to any comic cons soon?
     
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    Border of Essex/London

    Will be at MCM London in May in the suit Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

    You near?
     
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    funkster, i am in hull, going to the hull comic con in june and manchester one in july
     
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    I used slick puffy paint on my spider-man suit, workes like a charm and I think it will give an awesome organic feel to a symbiote suit.

    Good luck with your build.
     
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    sjorsjo91 u got any pics of your spiderman suit, i dunno what puff paint to use, matt/slick/metallic and it would really help if i cud see how slick looked?
     
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    Sure,

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    I hope this helps with your decision, red and black were both done in red and black slick tulippuff paint.

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    Just got my suit today, the black is more like a dark grey, I want to puff paint it ASAP
    but do I get metallic, slick or matt black puffy paint??
    what do you all think???
     
  23. Venomsuit

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    I think slick looks cool!
    But like everything else, it all depends on what you like and desire :)
     
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    Heres my suit, dont know why it uploaded rotated like this tho! next step puffy paint, live in the UK and they dont sell it here so 2-3 week wait now
     
  25. OneGoodScare

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    Woah! Love that texture! It looks very dimensional even without puffy paint
     
  26. davekirk

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    Well I cant take the credit, its Grampsee's pattern file
     
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    Wow very nice man!
     
  28. Venomsuit

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    This is going to be a work of art once you get done with it! :)
     
  29. davekirk

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    My puff painting skills are not very good
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    Plus, since this my girlfriend put her hand on some wet paint and I got smudges all over the bum area.
     
  30. jrenemtz321

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    what printer did you use?
     
  31. OneGoodScare

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    I understand it's easier to puff paint before it's sewn together, but you're doing pretty good man it looks fine. Maybe try asking Iracel how to fix the mistake? I believe he's talked about removing puffy paint smudges on his builds before
     
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  32. davekirk

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    here's some more
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    nice job, just finish mine as well.. still need to add some shoes on it!
    if i can give u a tip.. use a foam plate.. like kids stuff.. stretch and pin the suit to make it easier to paint
    good luck!
     
  34. davekirk

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    you got any pics of yours? i still puff painting mine?
     
  35. Dannicelook

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    All i have is without me wearing it.. I'm going to wear it officially for the first time in 2weeks!! Ill take some and post them here.
    It looks like Gilbert's one..pretty close I think!!
     

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