i am working on my costume and i was wondering if i should use a muscle suit or a spandex body suit
This is a great thread. Being a new member and in the planning stages of putting a suit together, I too have been looking at the different methods of doing the suit. I have not done any sculpting really to speak of so I don't think I am going to go the the more elaborate route of scuplting over a DTD (duct tape dummy). I don't want to invest the money on something that big and then have it turn out looking like crap because I can't sculpt or mold. I will start with a MR. I suit to begin with. Then I will try my hand at sculpting small things to build up my skill level. Then, maybe if I do another suit I might try my hand at sculpting a body over a DTD. In the end, with a Mr. I suit, there's less cost involved, less chance of me screwing up the design, and I will have a decent suit on which to build the rest of the costume. As my skills improve then I can attempt something more complex in the future.
I just talked to a friend of mine who does 3D printing. He is going to look into printing out a set of guantlets and blades for me. It might be something that I can offer to other members here if there is interest. This is a few months down the road though as he has several large projects to finish first.
Wow that looks incredible! I'd have to do a rattle can version though as I have no airbrush tools.if you repaint that, you will not see the paint underneath, hence it doesn't matter what is underneath. find the cheapest unitard you can and paint that.
look up zentai suit, and get yourself a tan one and paint that. it will probably be the same price and you will have your base color already.
Atlantian painted one of those suits and they did a kickass job.
check it out
rashaad santiago?? If so i've been waiting for him to make me stuff for a long time..I used a Mr.Incredible suit when I made my first. Most of the work is done for you because its one piece and the muscles are there, just may require altering. Mr. I suits can be a nightmare to put on, can restrict movement and are hot as hell. But it looks the best I think. Spandex suits are with out a doubt for comfy and easier to put on/off. More movement. the downside is you are pretty much starting from scratch to include making your own muscle and body build. Since its 2 peice you may have some seems to hide as well. My first was a Mr.I and I was happy aside from taking it on and off...ha..that sucked. My buddy Rashaad is making me one his method which is the spandex suit, then foam to make the muscles, then latexing and painting from there. I hope this helps but in the end it all comes down to your own creativity of what you have to work with.