The Miles Morales+Spider Gwen Hybrid Build

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  1. Iracel

    Iracel Well-Known Member

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    Some of you know about this. Some of you don't. With my classic Spiderman costume almost being done. (ahem http://www.therpf.com/f78/iracels-definitive-classic-spiderman-233781/ ahem) But this one... bruh. So, I'm seeing a lot of girls doing Spider Gwen now that the character has blown up. And a lot of guys are enjoying the girls and giving them so much attention. xD But I really like her design, and more so, the hood. I figured that hood and the fang like pattern would compliment the red and black scheme of the Miles costume rather well. And then of course, with all of my different tweaks and whatever. So, the sewing is almost done, and this one is going to be pretty fun to make. So, I have a picture of the plans right here.


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    I figure with all the comments I get from people when I take off my mask, like "oh wow. You're black. I had no idea" or "oh my god you're black", it was time I fianlly did a Miles Morales type costume. Only way to avoid those comments. :/ But I also like Miles (haven't read SpiderGwen, so I can't comment on her character), and this costume looks awesome so I'm extremely excited.

    I've also cut out the back spider template. I think it looks pretty cool. :p

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    Then I traced it on cardboard, so when I'm finished sewing I'll get my paint all mixed up and do a little poor man's screen printing.

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    Stay tuned. :)
     
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  2. dkoon714

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    Looking forward to it, the concept looks great!
     
  3. DeJaan13

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    great work.

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  4. JDVaughan17

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    Really exited to see how this turns out. Miles and Gwen have two of my favorite costumes!
     
  5. Naxu

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    Concept looks great man, can't wait to see it finished.


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  6. Iracel

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    So, here we go. I still have a pocket to add. Adjust the hood (its too big) Fix the spikes and make the back longer. Make the fangs smaller. Now, I chose a lighter gray because I couldn't find a darker color that wasn't black, but I didn't want black because I have muscle shading to do. So I'll just have to wash it in black clothes and maybe with some dye. :p I wouldn't mind the white being darker so it's all good. The plan for today is to do some muscle shading, wash it, and make the chest spider template/Paint it on.

    I'll leave this here. :p

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  7. JD of Asgard

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    that initial sketch and that body suit look incredible. can't wait to see the end result!
     
  8. Hazmat

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    This looks wicked, it makes me really want to make a Moon Knight costume.
     
  9. Yrien

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    Definitely subscribed! I really like these two costumes and am excited to see how the mash-up turns out. :)
     
  10. Iracel

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    Thanks for the support everyone. :)

    So, I am insanely proud and happy. "But why, Chase?" Because I kinda successfully made a smooth, symmetrical back spider. But it was a long hard journey. So, first I cut out what the front spider would look like. It took some measurement and paper folding, but after drawing it up and cutting it out it looked pretty good. So I traced it out on cardboard and was on my way to cutting it. (This all took like, two hours. I was watching Marvel's Daredevil at the same time though...) But guess what. Cardboard sucks booty when it comes to cutting it out for a stencil. I spent a lot of time trying to cut this spider out, then I gave up and spent a lot of time trying to cut the back spider out of the cardboard. So much time lost for nothing. D:
    I realized that I had to use something other than cardboard, but I didn't have any more neourethane (which I've ordered at this point) so I was scrambling for some sturdy material that can be cut easily. GOOD NEWS. Turns out I had a sheet of silicone in my closet that I never used because it's entirely resistant to paint and glue. I pulled it out and redrew the back spider on it. Then I cut it out, which was so much easier compared to cardboard, and this was my result.

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    But then I had to work out the costume and how it will be stretched out when applying the spider. Because the zipper and fabric don't lay flat at rest, so I had to position all these weights to make it flat. Then measuring the distance of the fangs to ensure that it is symmetrical. So after I think I had it all sorted out, I mixed pearl red paint with iridescent medium and some brown paint for the back spider, and I poured it on. After a bunch of smoothing it over with paper, after taking off the stencil the spider looked awful. -.- So I threw the costume in the washer and tried again later.
    Next day, I stretch it out and remove the little segmented lines in the body of the spider because they weren't doing anything but messing up the pattern. After putting the paint in a bottle and pouring it in, then smoothing it out, the spider looked much better after quickly removing the stencil. After touching up the edges and filling some parts in, the result is pretty satisfying.

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  11. DeJaan13

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    freakin sweet
     
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  12. Iracel

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    Sorry for not posting. This will be long though. A lot of progress being made over here in this room. So, the back spider dried, at it looks pretty great. I mixed two different paints that I am using on the black portion of the costume. One is a dark black, and the other is a pearlescent lighter black, so it shines better. It's rather subtle, but I like it. The middle of the back is the lighter black and the sides are the darker black.

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    The cut off lines are asymmetrical, but that always happens and is easily fixable when I do the embroidery lines. You can also see that the fabric drastically darker than before. :p I got black dye na flow and after drawing in the muscle shading with sharpie, I covered the fabric in ink. I'm rather pleased with the result. I wanted it to be black, and not have drastic shading where I leave grey as highlights. I was afraid it would look artificial and ugly. But I did find a pen that is even blacker than a sharpie, so I'll do some more fine tuning once I buy a pack of those. So, again, subtlety is the name of the game. :p

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    You can see the ab shading. but it's not extreme. Also, the white part is covered in a different sectional pattern I wanted to try. Problem is, I hate it. Maybe it's just the color though. So, I kind of tore the white part off and am stitching new fabric on and doing it again. This time the pattern with be a dark grey. Something that doesn't completely contrast the white. It'll look much better when I'm done with it.

    This is kind of a side note, but very relevant and helpful to this costume. I made a duct tape torso and legs so I can paint the spandex while it's stretched out. This let the paint seep deep into the spandex, allows it to conform to my body better, and doesn't put stress on the zippers (which is a problem I'm having with my last costume.)

    (This is the costume I'm referring to)
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    I ended up running out of duct tape for the legs, but masking tape got the job done pretty well too. So I stuff the mannequins with old clothes and then get them in the costume. Then I do my thing, which in this case was dying the legs until I ran out of ink.

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    So that's kind of where I am right now. Waiting for a shipment from Amazon to get in so I can really get down to business. :p

    Side Note: My friend bought a Spidergwen print online for me to modify for her. She made me promise not to put it on...

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    Anyway, stay tuned.
     
  13. JDVaughan17

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    Do you plan on going to Matsuricon this summer? And will you be wearing this costume to it?
     
  14. merkymerx

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    Your concepts are always such a joy to look at! Great stuff!
     
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  15. Iracel

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    I hope so. Since I'm leaving for college on August 20 something I'll have to see if that all works out. I'm definitely going to Colossalcon though.
     
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  16. Iracel

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    Many progresses being had by me. My urethane finally came, so I was able to cut out the chest spider. After I made my stencil I placed it on the fabric and only did one part. See, I was afraid of doing all of the spider at once and when I lift the urethane off it would bend (it's rubber.) and ruin the pattern. So that one part was looking good, and before I did the rest, I found really cool metallic red paint in my cupboard. So I added that to my concoction and then had to paint over what I did before because the colors are different. More mayhem and mishap ensued, but eventually, I came to this result.

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    I have the webs the same color and connecting to the spider, so to make it pop more (and cover any splotches) I edged in the sides with black ink. You can see the outlines in the webs where the pattern will be contained too. I'm also working on the frames. For the lenses, I cut up these black Oakleys I had. I'll place the silver hexagonal film over and it'll look great.

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    They still have to get painted more but it's lookin pretty good.
     
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    Omg this is the ****!
     
  18. DeJaan13

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    this is genius.
     
  19. Iracel

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    Currently painting in the white part with a different gray paint. No special light effects to it or anything. I'm also drawing in the boxes for where they will get painted into, and I'm drawing in the shading. Problem is, the pen lied to me. It said it was water and fade proof. It is not... When I rinsed the costume out because I had to re do some latex stuff, it all ran and smeared. So now the white is becoming a bit darker and the lines are not as black. That's pretty annoying. I'll roll with it.

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  20. Peachpanda

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    I love your work! One day I wish I could be as good at cosplaying as you. :D
     
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  21. DeJaan13

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    getting awesome.
     
  22. Iracel

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    My white hexagon film finally came in today. That means it's mask time. Especially since I need something else to do while I paint the hood. It's taking forreeeverrr. So I got my lenses, put the film on them, and glued them to the mask. Glued the frames on. And am now painting the mask. As you can see, it is still grey now but I'm going to dye it after the fact. Then I'll do the webs and red seam lines.

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    The lenses themselves are black, so the eyes don't appear nearly as white/silver as it could, but I wanted it to be darker.

    And here's a picture of the hood from earlier. I expect to be totally done painting the white part tonight. Then I have to do the inside and try to paint it without it soaking through and messing up the white, but it'll be fine. I'm thinking of making it all glow in the dark but I'm not sure yet.

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    Sorry for the lack of updates. I'm in the middle of exam and highschool is ending. But I'll get er done.
     
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  23. OneGoodScare

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    Wow dude this is freaking fantastic. I love all your suit builds man! Wish I had your skills tho seriously, I'd love to have so many suits! But there's not enough connage in my area for me to even attempt more than a halloween costume
     
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  24. brandomack

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    You are an incredibly talented individual. Fantastic work!
     
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  25. Iracel

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    OOO baby progress feels good. After painting the whole mask with the chain link design, I dyed it with black ink, then painted on some mouth webs to the front of the mask. I made the mistake of drawing them on the mannequinn head and not on mine, so they're a bit asymmetric. :/ Shame. But after all that, I stitched in my embroidery to the mask and sprayed it with gloss coating. First time I've done embroidery lines on the mask, and it completely transforms everything. I look rather menacing with just the mask, so I can't wait to see how I will look when all is said and done.
    Now the lines are a bit asymmetric but that's fixable.
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    Today, I decided to spend hours to finally know out the painting of the legs. I stuffed the tape leg model in and dyed the legs in a few places, then just want on to painting while watching Netflix on my phone, exercising, and eating. I've only finished most of the front as of now, but will do the back tonight.

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    So, it's coming along. I should be studying for exams and such but my college is in the bag. The best part is that SAIC (my college) has a lot of 3D printers and advanced machines for costume making. So cool things coming in the future. ;)
     
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  26. Iracel

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    The legs are finished being painted. I'm sooo close. And so is the convention. After I finished painting the legs...

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    I took the costume downstairs and coated it in some gloss preservation spray whatever. After coming home today, I got to work on the gloves. I ordered some yoga grip gloves as seen below. In the past I'd paint the gloves with latex but it would always wear away and rub off, so I figured this was better. And so far it is.

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    I just have to dye the gloves and paint them a little bit more. After tonight, I just have to paint the rest of the neck, paint and dye the inside of the hood, do some more drawing on the white, stitch in the embroidery lines, and put in some soles. I'm having a bit of trouble with the shoes, but we'll see what's up.
     
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  27. DeJaan13

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    some good progress
     
  28. Melindamay77

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    Such a cool concept!
     
  29. Mystery

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    Always a joy watching your work :thumbsup
     
  30. JDVaughan17

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    What convention are you going to?
     
  31. Iracel

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    Colossalcon.
     
  32. Sliplocke

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    Homie, didn't realize what I was getting into when I opened this post... omg you are killing ittttt. Love this stuff.
     
  33. RevolverOcelot

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    Don't misconstrue what I'm saying: I love what you are doing here. I like the Spider-Gwen and Miles' costume. However, I always felt that the Spider-Gwen was a complete rip-off of a Project Rooftop: Spider-Man from years ago. spider_man_project_rooftop_by_sketchmasterskillz-d4bxe28.jpg
     
  34. Lunaman

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    I mean... no? The only similarity is the hood. There are only so many permutations of spandex bodysuits to contend with, the presence of a similar element does not mean a wholesale rip-off.
     
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  35. Iracel

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    I get what you're saying, but the same could be said about Moon Knight. But every idea possible as been thought of and expressed in some fashion, so it's not surprise that suits can have similar elements. Especially when focusing on one specific hero. That is a pretty cool costume though.
     
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  36. DeJaan13

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    so many variations of spiderman.
    it feels like so many to keep track of.
     
  37. Alessio92

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    Hello Iracel thank you for your inspiring builds its always a pleasure to watch your progress. May I ask you what is the spray you mentioned above? Cause I'm doing a Spiderman suit too using latex and after some days the webs turn matte. I would like my webs to be a little bit more glossy so I asked. Thank you very much!!!!!
     
  38. Iracel

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    Well nice. :D I just use Gloss Krylon UV archival garnish. Although I recently splurged on much much better varnish, that's what I've used for the longest time.


    Update: Well, no pictures. Not really worth it at this point. I've spent many hours just drawing in the details and stitching in the embroidery. Of course, it requires a lot of thread and many trips to the art store. So I have to stop when I run out and wait to get more. But hey guys, we're close to it being finished. :0
     
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    Thank you very much! So that's just a normal varnish spray can? I was afraid that would tend to crack or make the costume rigid. Don't worry for the pics we will all wait! Do your best
     
  40. Iracel

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    Best news ever. My friend has a 3D printer. So I found webshooter files online, but sadly there was something with overhang or whatever. So he couldn't print the asm2 ones, but he did do the asm1 ones. And I'm so excited. This will be the first time I've had legit webshooters. It will transform my costumes drastically. But, not only that, turns out the college my mom works at got a huge 3D printing space, and she also printed off the asm1 webshooters. But they're doing free printing for me until July 1. ;) so, maybe I can just print off all the webshooters and whatever I want and sell them. Who knows. I'll be getting the asm2 webshooters printed though. I'm currently painting the first ones, and you can see that here.

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    I took the liberty to pick different colours. I am excite.
     
  41. AmazingRyno

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    If you did make some web-shooters I'm sure you'd have business, I known I'd take some :)

    loving the build, keep it up!
     
  42. Iracel

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    Hmm. It's certainly not a bad idea... Especially cuz I can also get the amazing spiderman 2 webshooters printed. ;)

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    I'm currently painting these too. I'm bout to have options. I've almost finished on the asm1 shooters. In he movie there are clock gears on the disk, but for some reason I can't find my bag of gears. I'm not sure if it's worth it to buy a whole new bag. I bought small magnets and glued them onto two of the webshooters and one of the magnets onto a little wristband I made (I lost the other one somehow.)

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    I just have to add a band and metal bars to the red holder thing that goes around the webshooter for when I wear it outside of the costume.
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    And of course, the indicators and big sphere in the middle glow in the dark, although you can only see the circle glowing in the picture.
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    All I have to do on the actual costume now is fix very minor stitching breaks, add a pocket, add a zipper on the back of the neck, draw in some more boxes on the white part, and MAYBE puffy paint the palms of the gloves (it has a nice gripping texture.) Then this costume is finished for the convention. Nice.
     
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  43. JDVaughan17

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    Me and my friends are also going to colassalcon. I put together a pretty decent Peter Parker cosplay, a slightly unbuttoned shirt revealing a spiderman logo on a red shirt, tasm 1 webshooters, tasm 1 backpack, and a mask hanging out of my pocket.
    I hope to see you there!
     
  44. Iracel

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    Well I better so you there. Tell you what, there's supposedly a spider verse shoot on Saturday, June 6th. 12;30 noon on the lawn behind con ops. You should go.


    THIS COSTUME IS FINISHED. I just washed it last night, dye got everywhere, it was great. The webshooters are done. The wristbands and them have their magnets. I got rid of the webs on the mask because it messed up the symmetry. So now it's drying, and the con is Thursday to Sunday. I'll have a lot of pictures for you kids. Now I can focus on this spiderman costume in 2 weeks project. :p
     
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  45. JDVaughan17

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    I would love to go to that photoshoot, but Im only gonna be there on Friday.
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  46. Iracel

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    Well, the convention was this weekend. It was really fun. Lot's of new experiences. Now I know why it's called Colossalcon. So huge. Many more pictures will be popping up of the costume, and even a video, but sadly I didn't get really any of the back. :/ Which I'm very proud of.

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  47. JWMines

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    That last one is such a cool shot, suit looks nice man
     
  48. Sliplocke

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    The suit turned out awesome. I hope you can get your hands on a few photos with the hood up! What is next?
     
  49. Iracel

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    Oh you're right. Well, my videographer friend has a lot of the pictures in production. But here are some from a Spidey Verse shoot.

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    And I appear in this video at 0:35 and somewhere else. Then there's another one where I appear but that's whatever. :p


    ]What's next? Well, I'm very excited. After I do another costume for my Definitive Spiderman Thread, I'm doing a Black Panther costume. It's going to be awesome I hope. My first non Spiderman cosplay.
     

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  50. Sliplocke

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    Whatever you do is going to be sweet. Are you going to do your own build (like your Spiders) or go traditional for the Panther? Keep up the creativity, your builds are a lot of fun.
     

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