Scarlet Spider costume

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by Anzh, May 19, 2015.

  1. Anzh

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    I'm making a Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider costume. Thought it'd be a good idea to post some stuff up, share my process and get some ideas on how to go about this.

    This is my first ever costume so hopefully it all turns out well. Any sort of help would be greatly appreciated.

    925060_1486904818217029_1244613213_n.jpg I was thinking something more along the lines of this depiction of Scarlet Spider, which has a few changes made from the classic look, but ultimately I want to change things up a little bit.

    p1.png This is one of the spider designs I was thinking of going for. Incorporated some aspects of the Miles Morales design into it. I really like the shape of the legs, but was thinking of changing the butt, if I may call it that.

    p4.png I am also trying to design a belt buckle for this. I don't like the way this one looks so I'll be tweaking it till I get the desired look(I only draw half so I can duplicate and print a more symmetrical stencil/reference).


    Scarlet-Lenses2.jpg Scarlet-Lenses1.jpg p6.png some lenses I had in mind. I wanted them to be a bit less menacing and more rounded than the ones the original Scarlet Spider had.

    I was able to get my hands on this 3D printer to print out the face shell among other things:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N7I1ZVU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    View attachment 479307 I'm done building it and everything, but I can't seem to get the correct settings for a nice print. If anyone can give me some tips on this that would be great!

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  2. Anzh

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  3. AmazingRyno

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    Ben Reilly's Scarlet Spider was my first full build too. A lot of ways to add your own unique touches, very interested in seeing your build. What are your ideas?
     
  4. Anzh

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    Basic_Scarlet_setup.jpg Well right now I'm focusing on what pattern I want the suit to have. I quickly put something together on photoshop just to give me an idea.

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    Looks like yours turned out pretty nice! where did you get your face shell?
     
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  5. Peek73

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    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=208937

    Here's a link to what I did last year for my version of the Scarlet Spider. I had a great time doing it as well. There are quite a few threads out there on him as well. Hope it helps, and I'm looking forward to seeing how you do your build.
     
  6. mmadadamm

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    Here is a picture of mine. It does have the Hex pattern although you can't see that well.

    the faceshell I got from TJack. you can find his thread on here.

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  7. Anzh

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    Wow yours turned out amazing, man. Haha it's funny my girlfriend is making a Spider-Gwen costume.
    Gotta say I like the look of the lighter blue against the darker red. what did you use to make the pattern?

    I've seen TJack's faceshells and they look amazing, but since I got the 3D printer, I thought I'd print mine...just gotta get the thing to work.
    I also attempted molding my own, but the symmetry was never that good.
     
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  8. Anzh

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    Thanks so much for sharing. Love the way you did the belt. I was wondering how I would do the feet, so this helps a lot. Haha I am looking forwards to see how this turns out as well.
     
  9. mmadadamm

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    The suit I used I found on Zentia Zentia. I believe a member here created it, they kept it on file and he gave the go ahead for other people to use it.

    his thread was this:

    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=209570

    this was the actual suit:

    http://www.zentai-zentai.com/dark-red-muscle-shades-and-comb-printed-zentai-suit-products-2848.html
     
  10. Anzh

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    Oh man! I already bought a burgundy morphsuit :facepalm. His design looks much better.
     
  11. AmazingRyno

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    Itll always be a work in progress, my first face shell was a $10 hard shell mask from Walmart, a lot of people use that one for budget minded builds. Worked well but eventually I got a Tjacks which is awesome.
     
  12. Anzh

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    So I tried attaching some water shoes to the suit with E6000 and this happened: 20150522_214050.jpg . It seems it melted some of the sole and was smudged on the lycra. Anyone know how to get this off without damaging the fabric.
     
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  13. Anzh

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    After going to Walmart, TJmax, Marshalls, Target, Modells, and Old Navy I finally found a blue hoodie. Only problem is 20150522_214008.jpg it has a big old "94 old navy" logo on it. It looked like it would be easy to get off at the store when I scratched it with my nail, but after even sanding it a bit, it's still there. Any thoughts? I keep looking for a new one every time I go out, but it seems they're not selling them now that it's getting hot out.
     
  14. Anzh

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    Wow everywhere I look for one they mention Tjacks. They do look great, but I can't really afford one right now. I'm hoping I get this 3D printer working, that way I can print mine.
     
  15. AmazingRyno

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    I couldn't imagine spending that much on just one element of a costume when I first started but in the end you gotta pay to play haha. I got my hoodie at Walmart but I was also able to find some in eBay. When looking for a hoodie I'd recommend going for a size or maybe even two sizes smaller then you would normally wear for a more form fitting look. Too baggy and its looks a bit funky. I also don't like the hoodie hangs below the belt but that a personal preference.
     
  16. Anzh

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    I hear ya. I was trying to make this a $100 tops, but I'm already past that. Yep I was trying to find something smaller, but I just could not find a hoodie anywhere till I hit Old Navy and they didn't have anything smaller than my size...I was thinking maybe put it in the wash a couple of times and see if it shrinks a bit? In hindsight I should have done that and gone online. I need to practice a little patience haha I already took the sleeves off.
     
  17. OneGoodScare

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    Maybe try acetone to remove the logo?
     
  18. Anzh

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    Acetone? Will try that. Thanks!
     
  19. BlackKaos

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    If the fabric inside is the same as the oustide then you could flip the hoodie inside out? what does the inside look like?
     
  20. Anzh

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    It's pretty fuzzy, but this might be a good alternative if I can't figure anything else out.
     
  21. Anzh

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    20150523_232856.jpg So I'm making a latex mold out of one of these 936167120_012.jpg to later cast the hexagon pattern for the suit. This is my first time trying something like this. I'm thinking of making the pattern out of liquid latex. Has anyone else tried this? If so, any tips before I continue? Thanks!
     
  22. Anzh

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    Decided to make a plaster mold first to then cast the pattern out of lattex
     
  23. Anzh

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    20150526_234639.jpg My first attempt at making a face shell...just using it now to see what shape I want my lenses to have.
     
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  24. mmadadamm

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    I had found my hoodie on Ebay. It came from china and was super cheap. with shipping I think it was like 23 bucks
     
  25. AmazingRyno

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    I dig those eyes, shape and size. I've been inspired to make some alterations to my scarlet spider suit. What are you planning to make the lenses out of?
     
  26. Anzh

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    I found some in Old Navy in the kids section(which is good because they can be a bit more form fitting) They tell me they're getting a new shipment soon and I got a gift card from there luckily. But if this doesn't work then I'll definitely be hitting up Ebay.
     
  27. Anzh

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    Really? thanks! haha like you said, it's always a work in progress. I have been making a lot of different designs, but I'm happy with those. I'm thinking of casting them in resin although Sculpey Firm has proven to be very reliable and gets a really nice glossy finish when sanded right. I'll probably make 2 pairs; one out of sculpey and cast some resin ones out of those just in case they break later. I'm just waiting on getting my face shell done so I can form the lenses to the shape of it.
     
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  28. OneGoodScare

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    I agree, that design is awesomely awesome. I'm probably gonna go that route of sculpey and a separate casting too when I eventually start on my own suit.

    Anyway seeing that design come to life (if you use it) will be cool!
     
  29. Peek73

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  30. Anzh

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    Thank you! Yeah I definitely recommend it, it's very easy to work with after you've hammered it a couple times haha.

    Well with all this good feedback I think I might as well use it. But I'll still cast different designs...I'm already planning on making other suits.

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    These look really good. Thanks!
     
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    20150527_153145.jpg not coming out as I expected...the hexagon are a bit deformed because the plaster cracked, but I think this will contribute well to the "Scarlet Spider" look.
     
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    20150527_165804.jpg Face shell time? :)
     
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    20150531_023029.jpg first attempt at casting the pattern...can't believe it turned out so bad.
     
  34. The Full Armor

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    You could always try 3D paint if the latex doesn't work out.
     
  35. Anzh

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    is that the Tulip paint?
     
  36. The Full Armor

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    I believe so. I've seen a lot of guys use it for other spider man buids. However, I do realize that the design you're going for is more complex than the normal spidey design.
     
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    Yes, what I've seen is people tracing details with this paint. My suit doesn't have any printed details so I won't have a guide for the pattern :unsure
     
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    Does anyone have any experience with Dragon Skin or ecoflex 00-30?
     
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    FullSizeRender.jpg still gotta make some adjustments, but here's the face shell!
     
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    20150616_200116.jpg Failed attempt at casting the faceshell :/
     
  41. luciferbob

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    When I first put together my Scarlet Spider cosplay I had no idea about the RPF Forums or that ppl used faceshells and magnetic eye lens so I made mine out of foam and attached them with E6000. I later ended up removing them from the zentai suit using Goo Gone and it didn't ruin the suit =D
     
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  42. Anzh

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    Really?? Thanks! I was hoping to not have to cover it up with something. I'll definitely try this.

    ----Update----

    Just picked some up at wall-mart and it is working wonders! Thanks again for the tip!
     
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  43. Anzh

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    20150628_012956.jpg some concept sketches. I think I might actually center the spider on this one. I'll try taking a picture and make some changes on photoshop to get a preview that's closer to the final product.

    Any thoughts?
     
  44. Anzh

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    20150904_011513.jpg 20150904_033111.jpg Finally moving along with this faceshell. Got the basic shape of the frames--now ready for some major dremel work!
     
  45. deathstroke132

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    Love the idea. Im trying to do one to. Im having trouble with the faceshell though. But I did sorta make lense templates if you interested. Also can you do a faceshell for me?
     
  46. AmazingRyno

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    Any updates Anzh?
     
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  47. Anzh

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    Yes actually. I got so busy with work and other things, that I forgot to update the thread. I will have some pictures soon.
     
  48. Anzh

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    Thanks! Yeah the face shell is one of the toughest parts.I'd love to see what you have. I still have the mold laying around, so technically yes--though it's not as good as some of the ones you'll find here.
     
  49. Anzh

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    IMG_20151031_201423.jpg Here's a pic of the back of the hoodie. I was not able to finish the costume by Halloween, so I had to settle for some EVA foam lenses and spider(front). I went over the budget and could not get some of the materials to screen-print the pattern onto the red suit. Also the Sculpy lens frames bent out of shape while in the oven, so I just had to make a two-part mold of each frame which didn't come out so well. But I have now cast them in some resin I had left and am fixing them up to look as best as possible. More updates to come.
     
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  50. Anzh

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    IMG_20151031_145136.jpg Mask and temporary lenses made of EVA foam on Halloween. The suit and mask don't have a pattern yet. I was going to screen print it on, but could not get my hands on some materials, so I guess I'll have to use 3D paint? :facepalm I was trying really hard to avoid it.

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    20151128_010332.jpg Currently working on these lens frames. The mold was not the best so I still have to work around some imperfections. My 3D printer has been on and off lately so I have no clue how I'll get those web-shooters done, but the goal is to be done before Christmas...wish me luck!
     

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