Where to get a Spider-man costume?

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by BobbyS95, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. BobbyS95

    BobbyS95 Well-Known Member

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    I have been searching for a Spider-man costume for a while, and it seems that every costume that is being sold on here is $200+. I would love to have one of the custom costumes being sold on here, but I don't know if it is worth the money since I would probably only wear it twice a year (Halloween and Comic-Con). Would I be better off just buying a $50 one from Party City, or spend the money for a good one that I will barely wear?
     
  2. EyeofSauron

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    you can allways display it on a mannequin, that way you have something to look at all year
     
  3. THExEVILxTW1N

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    My brother bought his on eBay a couple years ago (non-movie version) for like $250. the quality was great! I went to Universal Studios and I swear my brother's suit looked better than the professional costume actor they had there taking pictures ( also non-movie version). Quality vary's greatly, but you usually get what you pay for.
     
  4. Looch

    Looch Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just gonna say that, you really do get what you pay for. A couple of friends picked up Spidey and Cap costumes from a really cheap online place, and they looked ridiculous!
     
  5. Finhead

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    $200 is not going to get you much. If your going for a comic suit look you Might get by with $400-500. A movie suit, well I'm in building one now and hope to get it done for around $1000 but that will be a ton of hours work for myself to glue webbing and emblems on.
     
  6. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    By the way: Is there any online store or eBay seller, who sells a movie version of the costume? But not that cheap one. I would like to buy a good screen accurate one like seen in the movies. And of course it shouldn't fall apart after wearing it a few times.

    Or is this just wishful thinking?
     
  7. Finhead

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    Here you go best one you can get period, Brad can do the 3D printed webs of the the urethane webbing not cheap though. ;)

    Suit

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  8. GF

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  9. THExEVILxTW1N

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  10. corpseguy

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    Spidey4fun is the guy you want to speak to. i HIGHLY recommend him.
     
  11. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the hint, guys. The version with printed webs doesn't comply with my expectations (looks a bit cheap). But the one with the "real" webs is very cool. That's what I'm searching for. Does anyone know the price? Maybe I'm blind, but I can't find it on Spidey4fun's website.
     
  12. BobbyS95

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    Does anyone own any Zentai costumes or had any past experience with them? This one looks pretty good, and I can afford it too.
     

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  13. GF

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    Of course everybody would like real webs but expect to dish out over $2000, you can get kits for around $1000 and do everything yourself, not a easy task to glue the webs ect.... The printed webs effect does the job and fits the need without being scared of ruining a $2000 costume, the rubber webs require high maintenance, my movie acccurate Spidey with real webs will only be for display. IMHO 40% is the suit and 60% is your body fitness which is more important than the costume for the overall look

    GFollano
     
  14. third3ye

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    That's how I'm justifying paying over $1K for a costume that I'm wearing only once a year, put it on a mannequin and it'll make for a great decoration in your house!

    Provided of course, your significant other isn't going to throw it in the trash when you're not looking.

    Go with the higher priced costumes, you'll look at the cheaper ones and wish you hadn't.
     
  15. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Alright, so just forget my costume question! :lol:lol :D
     
  16. jjones

    jjones Active Member

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    I just purchased this one, should have it in a couple weeks I will review it when i get it. I didn't get it from milanoo, I got it from another site though.
     
  17. aron42486

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    :thumbsup yep!

    I have never liked the look of the foam muscle suit versions either, to me fake muscles will look like fake muscles. If you have a scrawny body you will look like a scrawny spidey. If you have a pot belly.... etc.

    The printed suits with muscle illusions are nice for giving the effect of those crazy mini ab muscles but a I feel a printed 6-pack on a pudge belly ruins the look.

    Which is why I've been hitting the gym like crazy! :lol
     
  18. Finhead

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    Just food for thought Tobey M wore a muscle suit of sorts under the costume in all three of the flicks. ;)
     
  19. third3ye

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    Considering how lean Spiderman is and Tobey put on a little more muscle for the role, that's pretty sad :lol
     
  20. Finhead

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    Why is that? Just a thin dude, I'd have to as well. I was just saying some muscle suits just don't look fake if they are done correctly, most people never knew he wore one.
     
  21. third3ye

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    Just saying he could've gotten to the necessary body type w/o having to rely on a muscle suit, that's all. Guys like Chris Evans and Hemsworth hit the gym hard for their roles, and guys like Tobey needed a muscle suit to look half as built.
     
  22. BobbyS95

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    Awesome! What site did you get it from? I have seen some on eBAY, but thats about it
     
  23. jjones

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    Bobby I got it at Spandex Zentai Store. I emailed a few time before ordering making sure i could get everything i wanted. Then gave a very descriptive comment asking for a separated mask, and my exact measurements so we will see how it goes.
     
  24. TaylorMcManus

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    Not everyone can gain muscle like that. I'm naturally skinny, and no matter how much I work out or anything, I just don't get any bigger lol.
     
  25. EyeofSauron

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    ok thats just BS
    of course they work out, but they also have a trainer, a cook, and its common in hollywood, that they use some kinds of steroids to get in shape fast.

    a normal person can hardly build up clean muscles in the same time, and probably will never be able to get a body like hemsworth etc, unless they do a good workout for a few years.
     
  26. GASH

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    Are you 100% sure about that? In the first movie in the scene where he was flexing in front of the mirror it definitely looked like he worked out for the role. If his costume included a muscle suit underneath, for some reason it didn't make him look any more buff.
     
  27. GF

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    Yes apparently he did but still was too skinny to look good in the suit, thats why they still used a muscle suit, some people just don't get big or will need 10X more training and discipline to gain muscle mass, some have better genetics and add muscle mass with little training, It helps alot when you have a natural atheltic build to begin with, a nice V shape body with wide shoulders, small waist ect... those people usually get fast results with moderate training.

    GFollano
     
  28. GASH

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    You're right about genetics playing a big factor, but I wonder how many actors truly have good genetics for muscle building. I'm assuming actors like Jackman, Hemsworth, Evans and Bale juiced (at least a low dose cycle) for their superhero roles. I'd be shocked if they were to gain that much naturally in such a short period of time.
     
  29. leafman

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    Kinda odd that he was too skinny, Spidey is supposed to have thin, lean muscular build, at least to me he is.
     
  30. GF

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    Yes but Toby is completely flat, had no muscle shape, here's a example, Bruce Lee was thin but had nice muscle shape, a nice V shape body and small waist.


    GFollano
     
  31. Finhead

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    Yes 100% sure. ;)
     
  32. third3ye

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    I'm 120% sure Tobey had access to a trainer and nutritionist as well when he was Spiderman, c'mon now. Could be a number of reasons why he didn't do it, but all I'm saying is that Spidey's body was most certainly possible for him to attain. And no you don't need steroids to get to Evans or Hemsworth size, they don't look like Arnold. I speak from personal experience, hit the gym regularly with a good plan and change your diet (particularly high protein) and you'll see dramatic results in 3-4 months. Hire a trainer and nutritionist and you'll get there even sooner. Genetics are a factor but a good trainer can work around many natural obstacles.

    Anyways, I've digressed, back to Spiderman costume talk.
     
  33. BobbyS95

    BobbyS95 Well-Known Member

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    bump anyone?
     
  34. CinnamonB

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    Guys? Lycra disguises muscle tone. It's under tension, and the material largely tries to go from highest point to highest point. The tension in the 90 degree offset direction will pull it down a bit, but not as much as you'd expect.

    Toby did get pretty * fit. As fit as someone can get and still look like Spiderman. It has nothing to do with genetics or workout-ethic or whatever. It's the nature of the fabric. That's why people wear spandex and lycra as work out clothes: they deccentuate your curves.

    You need to use a muscle suit under a lycra outfit to give you completely unrealistically cut musculature, so that it looks "right" after the lycra smooths it out.


    You want a good example? In The Running Man Arnold Schwarzenegger at his absolute prime got stuffed into a bright yellow spandex unitard. And guess what?

    [​IMG]

    Geeze, look how skinny he is. Man, some people just don't get big or will need 10X more training and discipline to gain muscle mass, some have better genetics and add muscle mass with little training. Why didn't Arnold put the effort in to actually bulk up, instead of being completely flat he could hav-

    [​IMG]

    ...Oh. Sorry Arnold.


    Look, the movie spider suit was a bit better than Arnold's suit. It has more pieces than Arnold's, which means more seams and more opportunities to control the tension, letting you control how close it follows the musculature. Also, the glued on web gives you a bit more control.

    But there's only so much that you can get lycra to follow muscles closely, without it being baggy and wrinkled elsewhere.

    So it's easier to make it look consistently good by slipping a muscle suit under there too.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2011
  35. LadyLoo

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    I'm a poor college student so I opted for one of the zentai suits and I was really surprised. The stitching is solid, and it looks awesome. The webbing is screen-printed off and started to wear off of the fingers after a few days of heavy use (4-day weekend of drunken spider partying for Halloween) but other than that it's fine. I cut the soles off of some water shoes and used shoe goo to secure them onto the soles, so I didn't have to wear sneakers with my suit, and they held fine.

    It's comfy and awesome and one of my favorite purchases. If I don't end up making a foam suit for Megacon I'll be wearing the spidey suit around because it's a real attention grabber.

    Here's a pic after I just tried it on for the first time, ignore my hair sticking out, you can tuck it into the neck and not see it (I'm assuming that's not a problem for you though).

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  36. brulafu

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    Brilliantly explained.....:thumbsup
     
  37. BobbyS95

    BobbyS95 Well-Known Member

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    Have you gotten the suit yet?
     
  38. GF

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    are you reffering to the scene were he's posing in front of the mirror? I don't call that fit, he was lean with no muscle tone, dressed up as spidey in that body shape he would have looked too flat, when I say flat meaning no enough muscle mass or shape.

    With a lycra suit your still able to see the shoulders, chest and biceps popping out, I undestand you won;t see the abs but the major muscle mass will still stand out, a nice wide back will still show, wide shoulder will show, nice muscular legs will show.

    GFollano
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012
  39. jjones

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    I did!! it just came in, pretty pleased with it for 60 bucks, the webbing doesn't line up the best in a few spots but again it was only 60 bucks. The fit is good, I gave them a tone of custom measurements and had the mask removable, I will post some pics this evening and let you decide for yourself.
     
  40. aeonpulse

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    What... what the hell are you guys talking about?! Toby was bitten by a RADIOACTIVE SPIDER, and then he woke up buff. Christ, didn't any of you actually WATCH the movie?

    Or are you going to try to tell me that spider was CGI? Pffftttt... ridiculous. That stuff actually happened.
     
  41. pat0003

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  42. CODE ANON

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    if u want affordable Spidey suits that look great, are accurate and officially licensed check out Disguise Costumes.

    they have 2 VERY good suits for adults based on the comics and the new film
     
  43. WicKeDM6

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    Hey bobby

    I am looking for a proper spidey suit and may be lucky enough to purchase one off brad (spidey4fun) fingers crossed!!

    In the meantime, I purchased a zentai spidey suit...... I created a thread about it a while back with pics and stuff

    Check it out and let me know what you think

    Would also love if anyone else could check it out and give me opinions and comments too :)

    http://www.therpf.com/f24/comic-style-spiderman-opinions-advice-144665/

    Cheers
     
  44. Egon Spengler

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    Don't rush it, save up the cash slowly if you have to. You'll be much happier wearing a quality costume.
     
  45. Mojo_Turbo

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    I know the feeling about hitting the gym.. I live there pretty much now. I do meet and greets as Spidey and I can't allow myself to be chubby. LOL
     
  48. KidCas5154

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    I agree Brad AKA Spidey4Fun. Here is mine

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  49. theprodigyp

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    Ive hear he does pretty well. Him and Yuri are the best I believe. How much was the Spidey4Fun Suit? He has never gotten back to me when I have e-mailed. I actually found someone on Facebook that makes suits as well for around $2000-$3000. "Spiderman on youtube" is his page I believe.
     
  50. KidCas5154

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    I paid roughly $800. A steal if you ask me for the quality brad delivers.
     

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