TDK Foam Pattern, Design, Costume Build. ( PIC Heavy)

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Sonjou

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Hello everyone, First time here and poster. Been a lurker for awhile.

A little bit about me. Name is Mark I work at a movie theatre and do a lot of movie promotions. I have been numerous heroes over the years some good costumes some not so good.

This year i will be working on a Dark knight suit made with foam.

But it is hard to find patterns online so by grabbing tons of reference images and some ideas from other foam builds I started making a pattern for TDK.
As I make the pattern I will post more images then eventually the costume.

I cannot take all of the credit though.

I found the front Chest template somewhere and i cant remember who created or what forums it was on. (probably these) If it was anyone on here i will give you total credit.

Edit*

Found the person that made the chest pattern.

Egon

http://www.therpf.com/f24/dark-knight-foam-styrene-done-pics-120227/index2.html


This is all a work in progress so bare with me as i try and complete all of this. i will post what I have done so far.
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Tools

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Dremel Tool (not sure if i will this)
Bought from walmart $36



Hot glue gun
Bought from walmart $7





Heated craft carver/pen thingy
Bought from walmart $11





Scissors(already owned)





Sharpie (already owned)





Knife (already owned)




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Material List

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Foam interlocking tiles 2x2 1/2" thick $0.99sqft
Bought from http://www.foamtiles.com

I got six tiles for a total of $24 Free shipping


Flat side



Ribbed side




Cape 3 yards $8.00 per yd 3 yards plus shipping $33
Bought From spandexworld




Mesh Under Suit 3 yards $7.50 per yd plus shipping $32.50
1571 Medium Poly Mesh
Bought from Seattle Fabrics




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This is the chest and back, i haven't decided how I'm going to separate the pieces and put them together but this is the design so far.




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Next is the gauntlet.

Now with these they are to scale for me and separated on two sheets . i just need to add a few more pieces to add to the elbow pad.

I made a paper mock just to test the scale. so just some scotch tape and paper and scissors.


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Good for paper not foam








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paper tests

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*Edit (new design for foam)


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Foam Templates

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Gauntlet











Neck






Shoulder














Triceps, and straps








Legs














Abs
















Chest








Collar








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First cuts (no glue yet)


















Questions comments all Appreciated. or if anyone has any patterns that I can edit or use would save me some time thanks.
 
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DJDARYO1982

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Re: TDK Pattern, Design, Costume Build. ( PIC Heavy)

Very nice bro!!! how are you planning to do the cowl?? foam ?
 

Sonjou

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Re: TDK Pattern, Design, Costume Build. ( PIC Heavy)

Not foam i have an old batman mask probably rubies. I will modify it to make fit better.
 

Sonjou

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Re: TDK Pattern, Design, Costume Build. ( PIC Heavy)

Updated first post with materials, and some new designs on the gauntlet.

My previous Design worked for folding the paper and taping. but due to the thickness of the foam the edges are not needed.
 

SantinoCasas

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Re: TDK Pattern, Design, Costume Build. ( PIC Heavy)

Hey Mark this is looking great man, looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
 

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Berserk

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Re: TDK Pattern, Design, Costume Build. ( PIC Heavy)

I'm working on one of these at the moment, what are you looking at for the under mesh?
 

Sonjou

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Re: TDK Pattern, Design, Costume Build. ( PIC Heavy)

I'm working on one of these at the moment, what are you looking at for the under mesh?
Still looking into that.
I'm not going for accuracy. The people that are here at the promo will see and know that it is batman. so with that said.

I'm looking for an inexpensive material. I got a swatch form one company but it looked good on the site. but when I got it the mesh pattern was way to small.

so I found another company I have a swatch coming so hopefully it will be good.

I will post the pictures and cost once I get it in.

Also updated the top post with tools and there prices.
 

Sonjou

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Re: TDK Pattern, Design, Costume Build. ( PIC Heavy)

Updated first post,

Added Neck pattern

and neck paper test.
 

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Wookieefoot

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Re: TDK Pattern, Design, Costume Build. ( PIC Heavy)

Nice! Those heat knifes work great for cutting out the foam pieces. Wish I would have checked Walmart for one. I had to drive all over town to different hobby stores trying to find one.

Looking forward to more, keep it up!
 

Sonjou

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Re: TDK Pattern, Design, Costume Build. ( PIC Heavy)

Good to know they work well with it. haven't got anything done this week. busy at work and home. but prob tonight should have some more progress.
 

Sonjou

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Re: TDK Pattern, Design, Costume Build. ( PIC Heavy)

Update*

Top post updated i got my fabric in for the mesh suit.

Prices and length updated also.
 

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Sonjou

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Re: TDK Pattern, Design, Costume Build. ( PIC Heavy)

thanks for the heads up i didnt even realize it. thats the page i had bookmarked.
 

Sonjou

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Re: TDK Pattern, Design, Costume Build. ( PIC Heavy)

Updated first post.

Added patterns for shoulders and triceps, and straps.

I made a paper test .

I have not tried the pattern on foam yet. but i believe it should work.

I started on the leg patterns, I hope to have paper tests and patterns up tomorrow.

thanks
 

Sonjou

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Re: TDK Pattern, Design, Costume Build. ( PIC Heavy)

Updated first post with leg patterns.
 

Sonjou

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Re: TDK Pattern, Design, Costume Build. ( PIC Heavy)

Updated first post.

Ab patterns, ab straps, Chest patterns.
 

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