The Amazing Spider-Man PS4 Suit Cosplay Suit (FIRST SUIT EVER!)

mahesh114

New Member
Hey All,
I made a thread around 4 YEARS AGO where I first started getting into Spidey Cosplay! Life got in the way and I pretty much forgot about it until this year when I decided I'd commit and go through with a full suit. I'm attending Comic-Con London May 26th 2019 so I've been focusing more on working out, but I ended up getting a PS4 Spider-man Suit from Wish. (Not the best place but I didn't have enough time to get a custom suit tailored). Below are the first try fittings:

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The suit definitely has a few issues that I need to work out:
  • Face pinches when worn, Not sure if a face-shell will fix this but as you see here when i pinch it back it looks better!
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  • I want to make the mask detachable, not sure how I will go about this but its definitely on the list.
  • Puff painting is definitely harder than I thought. I thought puff painting the white symbol would work like this:
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    But now I realise I've ruined it :( I did a 2nd coat to try and smooth things out but I'm still not sure what to do, ANYONE KNOW?!
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The black puff painting has gone swell as seen here:

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Im aiming to do all the big parts/webs first then go back and do the fine patterns afterwards.

I will add to this thread with the progress I make, I'm aiming to finish it all before may 26th but right now the white symbols are taking the longest. Lets see where this goes :)

EDIT (03/05/2019): I found a video on YouTube (
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I used an A3 plastic folder as the template, it was sturdy but thin enough to use as a screen print layer. I masked off all the areas around the spider to prevent the puff paint from getting on there. I did 3 layers on the bottom legs, 3 on the top and I aim to do the body next.

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I also painted the thigh areas and did half of the arms and head. Will do the other half once back is done completely.

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EDIT (05/05/2019): I did the final 2 coats in the middle (had multiple problems getting it smooth). Did a final coat on the legs and removed all masking tape. Safe to say it did 80% of its job. The pictures below show the fresh coat of black puff paint relining the edges and the spider looks 80% done. This definitely turned out better than the front!

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LEFT: Edges repainted
RIGHT: Unpainted raw edges
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Half of the spider has the edges repainted, the other half is the raw edge.
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Final product. Few areas need touch-ups but other than that, this spreading method definitely works better! Next is arms and face!
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EDIT (07/05/2019): The back is officially "finished" (I need to touch up a few spots) but the majority is done!

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Here you can see some paint fell into the zip line, it was an easy fix by pulling it off!

I then proceeded to work on the eyes. I wanted to remove the lenses but theyre glued on too much and could rip the fabric. I decided to fold back the material as it was badly cut.

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The eye on the right was the original cut. The eye on the left is after I pinched back the material and glued it down.

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Both eyes have been pinched back and I would honestly say my vision is now 70% better than before.

I wanted to purchase a faceshell, but after realising I wouldnt have enough time to get one before Comic-Con, I decided to dig my old DIY one and reuse it. I had made it from a Pepakura file (YouTube it!) and reinforce it with Superglue, Wallfiller and Tape. Since I made this 3 years ago it had hardened overtime. To reinforce it and smoothen it I covered it with Unibond tape and that did the trick. I drilled a few vent holes for air circulation and thats probably going to be all for now. In my next build I will buy a proper faceshell.

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The form is pretty well rounded, but putting it on under the suit is difficult as the eyes dont match with the faceshell eyes unless I pull hard. I'll have to come back to this later on.

SUIT TEST 1:
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Trying the suit on for the first time since doing all of this it felt surreal. The puffpaint really adds a sense of depth to the suit. Once all is done I will steam iron the suit to activate the paint to rise.

I have started doing hands. Truthfully doing the arms and hands has proven difficult as it is smaller and harder to paint with the fabric stretched out. The tackle this, I bought some cheap rubber gloves, filled it with rice and put that inside the suit to fill it up as if hand was in there. This has worked so far as I managed to do half of the hands:
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EDIT (10/05/2019):

I took a day off since I ran out of paint! Once the new paint arrived I did the outlines of the ankle/feet areas. Since I'm going to wear trainers I didn't want to spend too much time in this area, but should i ever add soles to this suit at-least the paintings done.
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I decided to take a shot in the dark and order this silicon mouthshell from Wish. The faceshell I currently have is great but rather tight so this mouthshell is more of an experiment!
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When it comes to the webshoooters, the PS4 and TASM2 webshooters are quite similar. Shapeways was working out rather expensive and Im running out of time so I impulse-bought these homecoming rubber webshooters that most people have used for cosplay. They wrap around the arm and do the job!

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Truthfully I have made a few painting errors over the suit, most noticeably the webbing between the eyes. This is quite demotivating as it becomes noticeable so for now ill continue painting then come back to the errors at the end and figure out how to fix them.

EDIT (15/05/2019): The suit painting is done! I finished the bulk of it on the 12th and since then have been touching up parts that need repainting. The heels were painted and i decided to just trim the white rather than painting it full:

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I finished off the neck and shoulder pieces that I couldnt reach whilst doing the other parts of the suit:

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One particular issue is the seams on this suit. Since painting it ive noticed that the seams are more noticeable. I was tempted to paint over it but theres a possibility the suit wont stretch then. Additionally the eyes still pinch. I'll come back to these issues later:

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Neck seams are visible.

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Eyes still pinch. This picture is of me holding them down to where they SHOULD BE.

SHOES: I started on the soles. I wrote earlier in this thread that I would wear trainers but I wanted to keep it as truthful as possible so I sacrificed my old trainer and trimmed the tops of leaving the sole and bottom.
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The PS4 shoes look like this:

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Whilst they are suitable for the game, I personally dont like the blocky look. For my soles I will paint the bottom white, the side and uppers black, then paint the bottom red (masking off the tracklines and sole cushions) so that the inners are white and the rest is white. Below is the white coat:

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EDIT (20/05/2019):

Since I last updated this thread, A LOT has happened with the suit. To begin with, I finished painting the white parts, but this time did the outlines as I didnt want to fill in the arms.

Here are both hands painted (Trim Lined):
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Each hand looks like this:
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I think went ahead and steamed the suit to "raise" the paint. Truthfully It didnt do an awful lot, I followed the instructions on the paint bottle and passed over the suit 2-3times steaming it but it didnt raise a lot.
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From here, I focused on trim lines. I painted the arm and leg trim lines, which is personally my favourite piece, it really adds depth to the blue:

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The leg trim lines are as follows:
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Lastly, I needed to prep the webshooters. When they arrived I realised that the hand trigger was flopping around and I wanted it to be on the suit. The basic webshooters are as follows:

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To get the hand triggers to stay on the suit, I bought £1 velcro pads, cut to size and stuck 1 side on the webshooters and the other on the hand. That way it stayed down:

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The suit is now OFFICIALLY FINISHED! Well, I still need to do the shoes but I will update the thread once its done. I have 7 days left till CC so the clock is ticking!

EDIT (28/05/2019): Comic-Con is over! I attended the Saturday MCM event and here are the following pictures of the suit in action!:

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Truthfully, this Comic-Con wasnt as good as the October MCM. That being said I WILL be going to the October MCM xD Now that majority of the suit work is done, ill work on my physical appearance to fit the suit even better until the next CC (5 months to go!). However, I will change the shoes as these felt loose and I need to fix the mask still. Expect updates in the next few months, until then, goodbye!

Questions:
  • Where can I get a decent faceshell from?
  • How could I make the mask detachable?
 
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Bloop

Well-Known Member
The problem with puff paint, as you've found, is that it isn't meant to do large areas. It's impossible to squirt out lines of puff paint directly from the bottle and have it turn out flat and level over large areas. You would have had better luck not using puff paint, instead using slick or normal fabric paint.
I know none of that helps you now, I just wanted to let you know you didn't really do anything wrong technique-wise, as I doubt anyone could make puff paint look flat over that much area.

So, on to fixing it! I don't have much experience with puff paint, but I would try placing waxed paper over the spider (waxed side down) and use an iron on low heat to try to smooth out the white puff paint. Be careful of the heat, too hot will cause the paint to completely melt onto the waxed paper and come off when you remove the paper.

I've also used that technique with a hot iron and plain white printer paper to pull up some of an iron-on decal that I wanted to remove. I don't know if you would be able to do the same thing to remove your puff paint, at least not completely, but if you're not happy with any attempt to smooth it, that might be another option.

You might want to puff paint some scrap fabric first so you can try it and see if it works before trying it on your suit, since I can't guarantee the results.
 

Frixcon

New Member
I think what you should be using is Dragon Skin. Saw a tutorial for this suit on youtube a while ago, showing how to use dragon skin for the white areas, can definitely recommend looking that up. Just search for Spider-man dragon skin and you should find it. Good luck!
 

mahesh114

New Member
The problem with puff paint, as you've found, is that it isn't meant to do large areas. It's impossible to squirt out lines of puff paint directly from the bottle and have it turn out flat and level over large areas. You would have had better luck not using puff paint, instead using slick or normal fabric paint.
I know none of that helps you now, I just wanted to let you know you didn't really do anything wrong technique-wise, as I doubt anyone could make puff paint look flat over that much area.

So, on to fixing it! I don't have much experience with puff paint, but I would try placing waxed paper over the spider (waxed side down) and use an iron on low heat to try to smooth out the white puff paint. Be careful of the heat, too hot will cause the paint to completely melt onto the waxed paper and come off when you remove the paper.

I've also used that technique with a hot iron and plain white printer paper to pull up some of an iron-on decal that I wanted to remove. I don't know if you would be able to do the same thing to remove your puff paint, at least not completely, but if you're not happy with any attempt to smooth it, that might be another option.

You might want to puff paint some scrap fabric first so you can try it and see if it works before trying it on your suit, since I can't guarantee the results.
Good idea of the wax paper! I tried it out and it seemed to help with the bulgy parts of the paint but tbh theres not much more i can do (that being said it looks 40% better so xD) The next issue is making the mask detachable now!
 

mahesh114

New Member
I think what you should be using is Dragon Skin. Saw a tutorial for this suit on youtube a while ago, showing how to use dragon skin for the white areas, can definitely recommend looking that up. Just search for Spider-man dragon skin and you should find it. Good luck!
I know EXACTLY what video your talking about xD Tbh, I didnt know about Dragon Skin until I started the front spider and by then it was too late. Definitely next suit ill use this but to be fair seeing my most recent updates on the main thread, the back emblem worked out sooo much better! Puff paint is really a paint tho xD
 
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