(need ideas)The Avengers Captain America costume build

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by ironboy1, May 14, 2012.

  1. ironboy1

    ironboy1 New Member

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    Hi everyone I just saw the avengers......twice :p and the movie really got me into the mood to try to make the captain america costume from the movie(and if everything goes well on this build maybe others from the movie too) but I really do not know where to start. What I really need help on is the material I should use and reference pictures.the material has to be relatively cheap because I am on a tight budget. I'm new and anything will help and once I get some fabric ideas for the suit I will get started and post pics on my progress
    thanks
     
  2. FudgeMando

    FudgeMando Active Member

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    I'd start with the shirt
     
  3. Egon

    Egon Well-Known Member

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    Shield maybe? That way if you don't finish, you still have a display piece?
     
  4. IronWarrior777

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    Check out my thread on it,there is a lot of details on there on how I got mine done that may help you.
     
  5. ironboy1

    ironboy1 New Member

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    thanks ill check it out
     
  6. ironboy1

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    I was thinking the shirt too(the red and white stripe abdomen area) but I don't know what material to use and I'm buying fabric tomorrow so I have to try to find something by tomorrow, what I was thinking of doing was pad the inside of the fabric with craft foam to get the raised edges but I don't know if I should get a regular or a stretchy fabric.
     
  7. ironboy1

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    I was going to do the shield and helmet last because I was thinking of making them out of pepakura because I thought it would be the cheapest way, if you know a cheaper way please tell me lol.
     
  8. ironboy1

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  9. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think canvas would be too stiff. You need something with more give to it.
     
  10. Xenuprime

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    I would suggest going to a local fabric store and checking out some different types in person. The canvas will soften after being washed a few times, but that just doesn't seem like the right look to me.
     
  11. Xenuprime

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    Looking at the high res pictures, it looks kind of like under-armor type material over foam padding (varying degrees of rigidity).
     
  12. dbalschi

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    Without knowing your budget it would be hard for anybody to recommend you a fabric. Do you have a design yet? I would do that before you even think about buying material.
     
  13. ironboy1

    ironboy1 New Member

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    yeah I have the design all drawn out for the entire suit, detail and everything
     
  14. ironboy1

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    I went to the store today to check it out and its actually not that stiff, maybe a little, but it looks kind of stiff in the movie, when he moved around allot in the costume it started to get ridges in it
     
  15. TelnetCarlos

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    I am hoping to see the pics of the final outcome of this costume
     
  16. MadHatter250

    MadHatter250 New Member

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    i would probably start with the gauntlets and boots, seeing as those would probably take the longest to do, outside of the shield and helmet. i feel like the helmet should definitely be the last thing you do, seeing as that would be the least required piece of the costume
     
  17. Chris27989

    Chris27989 Well-Known Member

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  18. Ildegard

    Ildegard Active Member

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    also I'm making the costume of Captain America, have you already solved with the fabric? I'm using a fabric that, in Italy, is fairly easy to find, and is inexpensive; is called piquet, and there are different designs. I took a type-checked much like this ...

    STOFFA TESSUTO IN PIQUET COPERTINA CULLA CARROZZINO | eBay

    Polo Polosophy Su Misura tessuto Piquet unito giallo senape. | Camicie per Uomo Online | Vendita su Misura | Camicia a Quadri, Righe e Fantasia | Cravatte e polo sartoriali | Camicieuomo

    as regards the elasticity of the fabric, looking at the picture closely, there are 2 types of tissue: the rough (the piquet to be understood) that is rigid, and in some places another type of tissue very simple (see below the arms and on the upper side of the chest) that is elastic, which allows you to make large movements.

    I hope I was of help
     

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