Robin WIP

Discussion in 'DC Costumes and Props' started by Igniitus, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Igniitus

    Igniitus Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey guys, longtime listener, first time caller.

    So I've been poking around here and the LOH forums, and have finally started working on a Robin costume, which I plan to be an amalgam of a few different versions of the Boy Wonder... Looking for a kinda Arkham/Tim Drake crossover.

    First things first, the utility belt... It's a standard black web belt with Cigarette Cases, Dowels, and a Ureth Robin Logo on the 'Buckle'

    It leaves enough room for the Grappling Gun JesterFX is making me, and the Bat Throwers I have on order to fit comfortably on the back.

    Also, here's a pic of what I'm using for the Torso. I've got a few cans of Red Spray Plasti-Dip on the way, hoping that will give it the look I'm going for.
     
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  2. BobbyS95

    BobbyS95 Well-Known Member

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    Love what you're doing with the belt
     
  3. cavedwellar

    cavedwellar Sr Member

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    I'm digging that chestpiece.
    -Brin
     
  4. Judge Spartan

    Judge Spartan Sr Member

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    Lookin good so far..
     
  5. Igniitus

    Igniitus Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    New Pics!
     
  6. Dave Porter

    Dave Porter Sr Member

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    Where did you source the cigarette cases?

    I have been looking for some like that for a steampunk mother box idea I had.
     
  7. Igniitus

    Igniitus Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ebay search this:

    Lot of 4 100's King Cigarette Case w/ 63 DESIGNS #70042
     
  8. Igniitus

    Igniitus Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Makin some progress...
     
  9. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Brilliant work! It has a real world feel to it versus being too comic-booky.
     
  10. Elvean

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    Looks amazing so far, and I'm really loving that belt. Never would've guessed cigarette cases would give such a perfect look to it.
     
  11. Igniitus

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    Thanks everyone. I've got another can of Red plasti Dip to apply to the front and sides, and then black to go over the shoulders.

    I'm probably going to add a zipper to the back. I can get the thing on and off, but I need assistance and it is pretty hilarious to watch me try on my own.


    Anyone know where I can find a good cape, though? Looking for Yellow on the inside, black outside, collar, about knee (or a tad below the knee) in length. Haven't decided if I'm going with the Arkham hood yet...
     
  12. from hell

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    Great info! Great idea! I'm looking for it.
    Thanx!
     
  13. Igniitus

    Igniitus Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Lots of updates!

    The Gauntlets are still drying... the Gloves came from Amazon yesterday. I also was able to finish the red on the torso, just have to clean up the black on the shoulders.

    Thinking about the emblem on the chest, I'm worried about how it would look if it were just painted on, and how secure it would be when fighting this top on and off...

    I actually may paint it on, but then, add magnets to the inside (i'll cut into the padding from behind). Then, I'll make an emblem from metal, that I can easily attach and remove when putting the top on. Also, I remember at some point Robin being able to rempove the 'R' and use it as a knife to escape some ridiculus happenstance... we'll see it's just an idea at this point.
     
  14. Eveningarwen

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    I'm loving this! Funnily enough when I watched the cartoon back in the 90's I was madly in love with Robin. Everyone was gaga over Batman but I couldn't understand why more people weren't all over Robin hahahaha! I was also a Luke Skywalker fan over Han Solo....maybe I just like my boys boyish. :D

    Super excited to see more photos of this!
     
  15. darthgordon

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    Oh, I'm liking it.

    You could do the symbol in resin or something similar and attach it with velcro to avoid the weight.
     
  16. Igniitus

    Igniitus Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is actually a great idea...
     
  17. misterm

    misterm New Member

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    Dude, this is looking great. Where did you the padded shirt for the armor? I'd like something that for a project I am working on!
     
  18. Igniitus

    Igniitus Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Its from a company called Proto, its paintball armor. Check ebay and amazon! Doesnt dye well or take paint, I had to put it ob a garbage can for shape and spray it with Plasti dip
     
  19. Blurr

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    This looks really slick so far.
     
  20. Judge Spartan

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    Very nice!!
     
  21. Igniitus

    Igniitus Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Gettin there... I just took this outside to do another coat or seven of Plasti-Dip, but you get the idea.
     
  22. Igniitus

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    Got some wonderful toys from jawafive...
     
  23. ironspider

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    very good job how much was the shirt im build a dark robin costume for a friend
     
  24. Igniitus

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    You can find the shirt for around 35 online, and a few cans of plasti dip cost me another 15 or so.


    Got the Gauntlets finished today! Thanks to Brin Londo over at the LOH forums for the advice on fasteners!
     
  25. batgrayson

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    That looks absolutely amazing
     
  26. Igniitus

    Igniitus Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Got the Emblem from Laban Boldero today... BWAHAHAHAHA!
     
  27. honnziva

    honnziva Active Member

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    man oh man this is coming up Aces, I love the progress shots too, something so redeeming about doing it yourself!
     
  28. batmanbeyond96

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    Where did you get the backhand/knuckle thing on the glove?
     
  29. Igniitus

    Igniitus Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Waiting on the Cape... Opinions so far?
     
  30. Igniitus

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  31. Igniitus

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    Got the cape... I'll take better pictures later when my Cameraman isn't my 5 year old...
     
  32. Keyser

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    Very cool work and thanks for the updates on the shirt/cig cases. Can def check into those along with the spray for other projects!
     
  33. robinjack

    robinjack Guest

    Looks really awesome....i was thinking to make one for my self also.
    Can i ask you couple of questions?
    How much did you spend on all of this?
    How did you make those gautlets?
    thanks
     
  34. Igniitus

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    The vest was 35, three or four cans of plasti dip around 22, the belt total cost me around 40, the emblems were each around 25, the Gauntlets were foamies and yoga mats and dog collars and hot glue.. mask was 25. figure three hundred with the cape?
     
  35. robinjack

    robinjack Guest

    really cool...a bit cheaper than buying batman and robin(1997) movie collector's eddition suit that cost like 350-400...looking forward to see more of your cool robin's costume
     
  36. Vinchenzo96

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    Thats looking really good! I love how you did the gloves.
     
  37. nightbatstudios

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    GREAT job! This looks amazing!! I can't wait to see more from you!!
     

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