What??? Another TFA Captain America?

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climbnkd

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So I guess I'll jump in here and post what I've got so far for my TFA Captain America. I am preparing for Comic-Con in Salt Lake City the first weekend in September so I only have a few weeks left. I'm getting pretty close though.

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Here is most of what I've got so far. I know the jacket and the pants are not accurate but I can live with that. In addition to what you see here, I also have the knife sheath for my leg (no knife yet) and a Captain America shirt for under the jacket.

The suspenders and ammo belt are replicas of the correct equipment as well as the spatts.

I have the helmet, goggles, gun holster, and gun on order and they should be here this weekend. I also started a shield build today. I decided to just use some 5mm plywood that I had lying around. If it turns out good I may look to upgrade in the future but I think it will be good enough for one day of comic-con.

This is my second Cap costume and my third overall build. I've done a stealth Cap and a Deathstroke, both for conventions.

More pics to come as the build comes together.
 

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climbnkd

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What I have done in the past is remove the entire trigger from the gun. I've never had a problem getting through the weapon's check that way. The gun I ordered is a pretty cheap airsoft model so if I ruin its functionality by removing the trigger, I'm ok with that.

Here are the items I have on order as of now:
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I'll get some pictures of the shield I am building tonight and post them.
 

Mike J.

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I was also concerned about them flipping out about the wooden shield. I dunno how thick, heavy or pointy that will end up being, but I'd hate to see you put a lot of work into it and be told to go lock it in your car.

That helmet looks nicer than my $12 one. What did it cost?

You could sew the knee patches onto your pants, that'd improve their accuracy to the layman, I think.


-MJ
 

climbnkd

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From what I read on the SLCC website, the shield shouldn't be a problem. I took a metal shield in a while back and nobody said anything.

My helmet was $52 on Amazon. I was more than I wanted to pay but I decided to bite the bullet and get a real metal one.
 

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climbnkd

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Here are some pictures of the shield. I am using some tires to try and give it a slight bend. I'll leave it strapped down for a couple of days and hope for the best.

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climbnkd

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I got some more costume stuff in the last couple of days.

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The googles aren't a perfect match but I can live with that.

The bigger issue I have right now is my shield. I left it to bend for three days and when I took it off, it returned to a perfectly straight piece of plywood. So I am thinking that I have two options. One, just use the wood shield and leave it straight, no curve. Or, I have some EVA foam that I could use. I could easily curve it but I'm not sure how I could strengthen it enough to survive a con. By itself it would be far too flimsy. Any ideas?

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The helmet also came in but it is getting painted right now. I'll debut the whole thing tomorrow, minus the shield.
 

Mike J.

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I'd swear there is a way to spray or soak wood with a vinegar solution to soften it, then bend it into your desired shape, which it will then hold when dry. I was pretty sure I saw it on the RPF somewhere, but I'm not finding it through the search function. Might be worth a shot?

Nazgul here: http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=176229 seemed to be able to bend it just by sticking it in boiling water. You might try asking him.


-MJ
 
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