Screen accurate Gamora (GotG) costume

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by Lythara, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Lythara

    Lythara New Member

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    Hi All,

    After lurking here for way too long I decided to post some of my work in progress as I attempt to recreate Gamora's costume for the upcoming London Film and Comic Con. The only thing I know right now that won't be screen accurate are the boots as I am already 6.1ft tall and adding heels to my boots will make me Godzilla and not Gamora :) Feel free to ask questions and/or give me feedback. Thanks!

    Collar - WIP
    The collar will be made from worbla, and held together with a magnet closure at the front. I need to work out if there is enough flex in the material if I am able to get it on without damaging the paint and the aluminium hexagons on it or if I need to make a hidden hinge in the back.

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    The rings were a good deal on eBay, I will customize them with Worbla, the beads are for my hair and leather cord around my legs.
    And the belt buckles are aluminium, I just need to re-watch GotG to see what what else she has on her belt.
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    Lastly the un-styled lace front wig - I should have learned Chinese as I think the process of getting the colours right would have been less painful :) And a test with Rigid Collodion from Mehron to make my facial markings.

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  2. Clow

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    Looks nice so far! What body paint are you gonna use for this?
    In the "Art of GOTG" they have really nice closeup shot of Gamora's makeup it will probably help

    ( I think godzilla's sexy)

    You could always add the heels for a photoshoot maybe?
     
  3. Lythara

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    I have booked a professional body painter, mainly to make sure I get a flawless finish and durability. Prior to booking I researched many options and found that airbrushing is the fastest and most streak free way of painting, hence I went looking for someone who could do this for me.

    The boots look amazing and I still would like to make them, a photo shoot is a probably the best place to wear them :)
     
  4. Clow

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    Ah great, yeah airbrushing is a good idea, and will definitly give you a better result ,
    Excited to see more of your build :)
     
  5. Lythara

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    I decided that every girl needs an orb, so I have added the Infinity orb on my to-do-list.
    https://www.facebook.com/CustomCrafting was so kind to sell me one of his amazing 3d printed orbs which I have primed with a filler primer today. Tomorrow it will be sanded again and painted with a matt black, before the final detailing with Rub 'n Buff.
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    Gamora her bracers are tricky and after many paper prototypes, I finally have started to craft them with materials.
    As her bracers have a texture I got 3cm textured rubber, the blue accents are faux leather combined with webbing buckles, which are weathered and scuffed.
    It takes about 4m of rubber to make one bracer minus the thumb part and closures.
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    I have recycled a pair of old boots which currently have the patterns stuck on top of them, I will cut the patterns from stiff faux leather and the front bit - alligator texture faux leather was very similar to the screen version - will be riveted down. I will probably have to draft in the help of my local cobbler.
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    And finally I weathered and marked up most of my buckles :)
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  6. Lythara

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    Orb is finished and my Infinity Stone arrived from Soulinertia, all finishes were done with Rub 'n Buff. On to the next part.
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  7. Soulinertia

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    @Lythara

    I'll have the V2.0 available very soon if your interested ;)

    I have a run going on here. Let me know if you want to be added to the list.
     
  8. Lythara

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    More progress YAY! Still more to do BOOH!

    Made a start on my collar, using Worbla and foam. I had to make a seam in the back part as it is too rigid and I wouldn't be able to part it far enough to get it round my neck.
    This will be sprayed with filler primer and touched up with flexible filler before it gets painted. Before the primer goes on I will reheat the Worbla and press all the aluminum 'hexagons' in the collar so when they get attached it sits flush in the collar. The collar closes via magnets encased in the Worbla.

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    And my boots are done, this is the only piece of the costume I have taken a bit of creative license as I am already very tall heels would make me Gamora Godzilla.
    My local cobbler was awesome enough to take on this project :)

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    - - - Updated - - -

    @Soulinertia Yes please ... let me know timings as I need it before July :)

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  9. Lythara

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    I have been really tardy with my updates as I have been working a lot on the costume and doing work, work. However pics below ... enjoy! Nearly done :D

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  10. Lythara

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    That bit is done .. belt and wig are next!

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  11. Soulinertia

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    Looking great so far! :thumbsup
     
  12. FallenIdentity

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    Looking awesome so far! Can't wait to see it completed! ^-^
     
  13. Lythara

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    So here is Gamora without her trademark green tan :)
    I'm ready for next weeks London Film and Comic Con, only greener!

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  14. RockIt

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    This is coming together fantastically! It'll be great to see it when you're painted up. Are you going as part of a GOTG group or just a solo, fierce Gamora?
    For the worbla, did you follow a pre-existing pattern or try recreating the armor from reference photos?
     
  15. Lythara

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    Nope I will be solo Gamora, after all I just stole Star Lord's Orb :)
    All my Worbla props were made from hand drawn patterns that I created myself, I just looked at a lot of pictures and re-watched the movie about 10 times.
    Then I made everything from paper and if it all worked I created it from Worbla.
     
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  16. StarLordGoG

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    Looks awesome :) great work on the details ;) wish I could make the comic con as I'm 2 hour away from San Diego. I'm going to try to make it next year
     
  17. Jango Wes

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    Holy bejeezus, this is amazing work! Well done!
     
  18. Lythara

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    Aww thank you, I lost count but I think over 200hrs have gone into it so far... I love working on little details like the beads in her hair or the trimmings on my boots. Nobody will notice them but I am happy knowing they are there ^^

    I'll be even further away as it is the London Film and Comic Con :) Thank you for your kind words ... I'm very excited to be green this Saturday :)
     
  19. Jango Wes

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    I think you will be quite surprised at the number of people who will notice the small details.
     
  20. Lythara

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    I think it is great when people come up to you (sometimes in the same cosplay) and you can discuss all the intricacies of it :)
     
  21. Lythara

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    Hi All,

    So London Film and Comic Con was busy, very hot and loads of fun!
    Below are some pictures of what I got up to, some of them are mine others have the photographer credited in the image!
    I may wear the costume again in November for the Winter London Film and Comic Con, as it was great being green :)

    Enjoy, comments and feedback always welcome!

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  22. Soulinertia

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    Nice pics! The one with the stone is my favorite of course. :D
     
  23. Lythara

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    You're way too biased :D
     
  24. Tumbler

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    Funny, I always heard that it was not easy ;)

    Amazing job on the suit and attention to detail. Like Jango said, it is the details that make it and are appreciated by many. Nailed it!
     
  25. Lythara

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    Well getting the green off wasn't easy, I'm sure the company that does that laundry for the hotel will be scratching their heads when looking at the towels :)

    Thanks for the compliment, i'm happy the way it looks and of course there are little tweaks I can make but for now I'm parking it. Next project will be a gender swapped Immortan Joe!
     
  26. StarLordGoG

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    The hotel was thinking Wow she's green ;) I wouldn't worry to much they'd just bleach the towels back to white. Nice costume by the way ;)
     
  27. steveparkes

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    I remember seeing you and being blown away by your costume Lythara, awesome. well done, it must have taken ages to get all that green off :)
     
  28. Zendragon

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    Nicely done!!
     
  29. Lythara

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    I hope so ^^ The hotel staff was great, the moment I walked past reception they all wanted pictures. They told me that they enjoy the con season as they see all these cosplaying people on their way to the cons.

    Thank you, it was so busy on Saturday which made it hard to stand still for pictures. I'm hope to wear Gamora again at MCM London and maybe at the LFCC winter edition too, as I think this costume deserves a few more cons :D

    *blush* :$
     
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  30. DonnaFerentes

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    Wow, that's incredible! Not a patch on yours, but here's my Gamora from Nine Worlds Geekfest this year. It's always really nice to see other versions of the same costume, especially since you know how much sweat and tears goes into making it! I'll look out for you at MCM London next month, though I'll be Elektra this time :)

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  31. Lythara

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    I hear ya Gamora Sister :)
    Remember thinking 'it is like a pair of jeans with some bits added to it - how hard can it be'. Followed by 3 months of intense stress :D

    I'm only planning on being in cosplay on the Saturday as Sunday I want to do interviews with cosplayers for my cosplay FB page, if you are about on the Sunday and in cosplay give me a shout on my FB happy to hear your cosplay experiences and stories! See you at MCM

    www.Facebook.com/DarkArtsCosplayDesign
     
  32. Lythara

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    Totally forgot to share this picture of an edit I created - bit of space Goodness. Also shoutout to all the people who contacted me about their Gamora build - hope it goes well and please ask questions if you need to!
     
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  33. Wolverine1977

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    How much are the orbs?. They look awesome. The costume looks like the real deal. Great job!

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  34. Lythara

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    Soulinertia, just does the infinity stones. I made the orb. A combo of both creates awesomess :)

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