PANTHER SUIT - New 12/9

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  1. Batpirisss

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    Hey guys thought I’d share a project we wrapped up. Everyone here at the studio loves working on custom pieces. Theres something about making something that doesn’t exist or only exists in 2D form come to life. But of course we are also the biggest fans of the movie suits. Even if at times we don’t find it to be what we would have liked to have seen, there’s still a love for the craftsmanship and history of the piece. Even if there are nipples…LOL

    As a collective we own many screen used and production made pieces from the films. This suit is one that was done from our in-studio molds. This Panther is made up from about 90% pieces that were Cast From the Original or cast from original molds. In making a complete suit for someone to wear we like to approach it in a similar fashion to a production build. Since obviously with pre-existing parts you won’t be sculpting them from scratch on the actors lifecast, we go about it in a mix of tailoring the suit, the same way a suit maker would. Complete measurements are taken of the body or lifecast the piece is going on. The undersuit, which in this case was taken from an actual production two piece undersuit, is built to these exact measurements. Than the piece is mounted on one of our adjustable forms to those exact measurements. The end results are a perfect fit.

    This suit consists of CFO: Full wrap legs, full wrap torso, knees, calf armor, forearm armor, two piece cod, cape, 3 piece symbol, fins, patterned undersuit.

    We have a pair of gloves that were not ready at the time the photos were taken that are patterned right from the originals. They are so close to the original that side by side there is no visible difference down to the stitch and I hope to have pics this week. The gloves pictured however are actually an incredible pair of gloves by Red. They are extremely nice and if you have a chance I recommend them highly. We had those on hand at the time and totally love the craftsmanship. As far as boots we have a pair done from the original hero boots that should also be here this next week or so. We have located and acquired the soles also so again these are identical to the originals.

    The cowl. Wow where to start. The cowls are such an interesting piece, always. With the Panther cowl the only copy that has been floating around for years is, or has come from, the old Batvault copy. Its small, the features are shrunk, and while nice just missed a lot of the essence of the real piece. It also wouldn’t fit very many people. This cowl pictured is the first Panther from an original hero piece since that cowl. And it is extremely different. The lines, the shape, the depth of the features, the size, its just that cowl. I have to say its breath taking how beautiful it came out and you can see what I mean in the pics. Just flawless. I’ll go over it some more in the next week or so and give some notes from the shop about the different ways of coring the original pieces and how to go to resin right from an alginate mold so there is no shrinkage or distortion.

    In the meantime enjoy the pics and let us know what you think.
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  2. Jawafive

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    Re: PANTHER SUIT - 90% Cast from Original complete

    Pieces look great! Easily the best panther I've seen put together in all these years. Love the coloring. Check your e-mail.
     
  3. Arkive Dave

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    Oh WOW !, Just AWESOME !!!!
     
  4. ave4uevoli

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    Um.....WOW!!!!!! :eek:eek:eek
     
  5. GF

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    Top Notch!!!

    Is it Urethane or Latex?
    GFollano
     
  6. STEALTH

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    ok, that is an amazing suit and you wear it so well.
     
  7. Finhead

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    My hat's off to X he does awesome work. Always liked the Panther. :)
     
  8. EyeofSauron

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    if it wasnt for the nipples, i think this would be my favorite suit :)

    is this all in one piece, or how many are there?

    cheers
    EoS
     
  9. Finhead

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    All one piece?? The armor would be screen accurate so it would be 9 separate piece plus the cowl. Then boots, belt, gloves, emblem, fins, cape and undersuit. Many pieces to a Bat suit. ;)
     
  10. Batpirisss

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    Re: PANTHER SUIT - 90% Cast from Original complete

    Thanks a lot guys its appreciated. It takes a great team to do a build like this and all of the artists did a great job.

    The armor and cape are latex and the other pieces are made from a variety of urethanes. The armor is mounted as described to a two piece undersuit and its a compliment to the team that you feel it has that one piece look!
     
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  11. kialna

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    I love these suits so much! I love the cowl of it!
     
  12. Bowelrock

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    Bat nipples bum me out.
     
  13. RoCKo

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    Same here, but still this is one of my favorite Bat costumes and this one surely rocks!
    Amazing suit, like it went straight out of the movie! :love:thumbsup
     
  14. Pauleysolo

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    Perfect!!

    My favorite Batman Costume (sans the nipples)
     
  15. Zendragon

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    Very nicely done
     
  16. HUFN8R

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    OMG i want one, that is all i have to say . Oh and AWESOME !!!!!! job
     
  17. jkno

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    This looks awesome. The cowl is amazing.
     
  18. Gambit44

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    That's one amazing looking bat suit....killer job to all who worked on it.
     
  19. Jessica

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    Wow that's just amazing.
     
  20. tecnoninja

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    Great work !!! Panther suit is ( imho ) far far better than any other Batman movie costumes .If you have the molds, make one type without nipples and you'll realize a dream of many Batman Panther Fans :rolleyes
     
  21. runnriottt

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    HOly Crap!

    Awesome looking!
     
  22. CJ 617

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    Stunning!!!!! :)
     
  23. Batpirisss

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    Re: PANTHER SUIT - New pic no nips 11/17

    Here you guys go something for everyone. You always hear the complaints about the proper anatomy. So we had the extra bodysuit and made a separate set of molds for this version. Here are the results.

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  24. kialna

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    Re: PANTHER SUIT - New pic no nips 11/17

    I dunno.. I guess loads will like it more. But to me, even though the nipples were weird, it seems like the suit is missing something now. But that might be just me.
     
  25. STEALTH

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    Re: PANTHER SUIT - New pic no nips 11/17

    if you're gonna remove the nips, paint the belt gold. :)
    I always wanted to see that look. Kinda missed that element in the suit.

    I dunno why they opted out of painting the belt in production. the 99% black is a little much.
     
  26. Batpirisss

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    Re: PANTHER SUIT - New pic no nips 11/17

    Yeah we feel the same the nipples for some reason just make the suit work. Maybe its just what we are used to now. If we get a chance to pour a gold belt to see how that breaks it up we will.

    I think the torso with no nipples is a good universal piece that other costumes can be built off of. But the panther looks better with them.
     
  27. EyeofSauron

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    i like it better :)
    but i never was a fan of the nipples, so well, yeah :)wwq
     
  28. tecnoninja

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    Re: PANTHER SUIT - New pic no nips 11/17

    Excellent !!! (y)thumbsup:thumbsup
     
  29. Doh2

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    Re: PANTHER SUIT - New pic no nips 11/17

    Not a nipple fan (at least not on Batman) but do like a yellow belt. Nice job on the suit, regardless.
     
  30. STEALTH

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    Re: PANTHER SUIT - New pic no nips 11/17

    I never really had a problem with the nipples.

    I did a gold belt in photoshop. I wish they really did that in the movie because it looked pretty impressive and would've kept the consistency of the look from the 2 previous movies.
     
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  31. TheJoker

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    Re: PANTHER SUIT - New pic no nips 11/17

    Nice suit either way BUT without the nipples it's not screen accurate. But I guess that's the point.
     
  32. josh2112

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    Cannot believe this has finally been done, at first it was weird, but I totally love it! Well done!
     
  33. BladeRunner

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    Re: PANTHER SUIT - New pic no nips 11/17

    I like it better without the nipples so I am happy with what you have done and I can't wait to see it with a gold or yellow belt instead of a black one.
     
  34. Bowelrock

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    No nips= AWESOME!
     
  35. BumblebeeRecycd

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    Re: PANTHER SUIT - New pic no nips 11/17

    I understand the whole Nipple/No Nipple thing...But when I see work THIS GOOD, I try not to complain. I sit back and say THANK YOU, Great Job !
     
  36. Batpirisss

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    Re: PANTHER SUIT - New pic no nips 11/17

    Thanks guys. Might have another pic update soon. Also have some more project news on the way.
     
  37. Batpirisss

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    Working on the belt pics.
     
  38. Nobby

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    oh wow! that looks amazing!
    should I start planning the bank heist now? :D
     
  39. Spoons

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    The best I've seen!
     
  40. OliverQueenIND

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    why not do the suit sans nipples but include them and make them magnetic. LOL.
    Then you get screen accurate and custom all in one.
     
  41. rock

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    Just absolutely amazing. If I could produce something of 1/10th the quality, I'd be happy.

    Fantastic job.
     
  42. scottlox

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    Are these going to be for sale ?
     
  43. crull87

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    so when is the tutorial coming up ? :)
     

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