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    Oct 12, 2015, 4:50 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #401

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    Motorcycle CE armor inserts.
    How do you have them attached inside your sleeves?
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    Oct 12, 2015, 4:54 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #402

    SchubroProductions said: View Post
    How do you have them attached inside your sleeves?
    They're sewn in between the liner and the outer fabric. You could do that or make a pocket for them under the shoulder, in case you want it to be removable.
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    Oct 12, 2015, 7:17 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #403

    third3ye said: View Post
    They're sewn in between the liner and the outer fabric. You could do that or make a pocket for them under the shoulder, in case you want it to be removable.
    I tell you, I'd love to get rid of the padding in the knees and put an actual knee pad of some sort in there.
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    Oct 13, 2015, 8:46 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #404

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    For me it's not the star itself....When I raise my arms, the whole jacket comes up, then when I lower my arms, the bottom half of the jacket stays up and the star drops down because of the weight. So then I have the material just below the star folded up partly in front of the star. If that makes sense? Seems like I need some way to pull the jacket down, I'm thinking attaching them to the pants?
    Someone else said this earlier in a post, but they attached their belt to the jacket (with clips). The weight of that should help to bring it back down evenly. This might be a quick solution, while you are looking into having the sleeves modified into a shirt and vest.
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    Oct 14, 2015, 5:39 AM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #405

    I used two dress pants hook and eyes to attach my jacket to my pants. I also clip my belt to my jacket using holster spring clips I got from Tandy Leather.
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    Oct 14, 2015, 6:13 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #406

    Thanks guys. I'm definitely going to clip the belt to the bottom of the jacket, that should really help. I may also look at adding a little weight to the pouches somehow, that would probably help too.
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    Oct 16, 2015, 10:16 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #407

    Stupid zipper pull literally snapped in half on me today. Couldn't zip my jacket up for my gig tonight. Will probably have to replace the entire zipper. Not cool.
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    Oct 17, 2015, 1:20 AM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #408

    For you people that are remaking the harness/belt: What type of leather/material are you using? Was looking at the 3" Natural Cowhide strips on Tandy Leather to use for one or both. I've never purchased leather and was looking for some input before I pulled the trigger. Thanks.
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    Oct 17, 2015, 3:05 AM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #409

    starlordquill said: View Post
    Great question! I can try to iron my extra pants in the next day or 2 and see what happens

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    Ever get a chance to try and iron them?

    Wound up painting my leather inserts even though I swore I wasn't going to until after Halloween. So glad that I did! Turned out great!
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    Oct 17, 2015, 6:12 AM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #410

    Drakonnen said: View Post
    Ever get a chance to try and iron them?

    Wound up painting my leather inserts even though I swore I wasn't going to until after Halloween. So glad that I did! Turned out great!
    At a con this weekend, remind me on Monday if I haven't posted anything!

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    Oct 17, 2015, 6:17 AM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #411

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    For you people that are remaking the harness/belt: What type of leather/material are you using? Was looking at the 3" Natural Cowhide strips on Tandy Leather to use for one or both. I've never purchased leather and was looking for some input before I pulled the trigger. Thanks.
    Not sure that would work too well. They'll probably end up being really stiff and 3" isn't wide enough for either piece. If you're wanting to dye your own leather and everything try to find some 3-4 oz veg tan leather, that's what we're using.

    The widest part on our belt is around 3.5" and the harness pieces actually curve so a straight strip wouldn't work too well.

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    Oct 17, 2015, 5:55 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #412

    Banner said: View Post
    For you people that are remaking the harness/belt: What type of leather/material are you using? Was looking at the 3" Natural Cowhide strips on Tandy Leather to use for one or both. I've never purchased leather and was looking for some input before I pulled the trigger. Thanks.
    For the belt I used 4" 8-10oz veg tan leather, and for the harness I actually used 1-2oz nubuck leather glued together to make the straps thicker but still have more flex than veg tan.
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    Oct 17, 2015, 8:34 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #413

    Anyone have any of the extra fabric left? Thinking of doing the sleeve mod because not being able to raise my arms is pretty annoying!
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    Oct 18, 2015, 12:37 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #414

    Made myself some quick and easy Super Hero Moobs last night. Pushes the chest out nicely and keeps the stupid metal star from dropping down behind the fabric. Looks much better now.

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    Oct 21, 2015, 10:23 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #415

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    At a con this weekend, remind me on Monday if I haven't posted anything!

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    Just following up on the Ironing Man, lol.
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    Oct 21, 2015, 10:38 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #416

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    Just following up on the Ironing Man, lol.
    Just tried it for you and while the coating didn't melt or come off on the iron the wrinkles didn't really come out much either.

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    Oct 21, 2015, 10:48 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #417

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    Just tried it for you and while the coating didn't melt or come off on the iron the wrinkles didn't really come out much either.

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    Bummer! I want that crisp midsection, lol.
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    Oct 23, 2015, 9:05 AM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #418

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    Bummer! I want that crisp midsection, lol.
    Have you tried a steamer?
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    Oct 23, 2015, 12:22 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #419

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    Have you tried a steamer?
    Going to give it a shot tonight!
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    Oct 24, 2015, 1:00 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #420

    Steamer definitely helped some, but there is one bend right in the upper mid section from shipping that is very hard to get rid of.

    I just went to get the jacket altered. We tried detaching one sleeve to button to an under armor shirt, but the tailor was not happy with it and said that she though navy blue gussets of a stretchy material was a better solution, so I am taking her suggestion and she is reattaching the sleeve and going that route. Interested to see how it turns on.

    I also wanted to get the jacket shortened but she didn't want to mess with the zipper, so I'm either going to tuck it or fold some of the excess under with the clips I purchase that will be hidden by the belt anyway since I bought extra clips.
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    Oct 24, 2015, 1:10 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #421

    Drakonnen said: View Post
    Steamer definitely helped some, but there is one bend right in the upper mid section from shipping that is very hard to get rid of.

    I just went to get the jacket altered. We tried detaching one sleeve to button to an under armor shirt, but the tailor was not happy with it and said that she though navy blue gussets of a stretchy material was a better solution, so I am taking her suggestion and she is reattaching the sleeve and going that route. Interested to see how it turns on.

    I also wanted to get the jacket shortened but she didn't want to mess with the zipper, so I'm either going to tuck it or fold some of the excess under with the clips I purchase that will be hidden by the belt anyway since I bought extra clips.
    I hope her gussets work, a few other guys tried it without a ton of improvement. The issue they run into is the gussets would need to go nearly the full circumference of the sleeve to do much. If it's just in the arm pit it won't really do a whole lot as it will still pull up at the front and back of the sleeve joint.

    You could add snaps on the pants and the bottom of the jacket to help a little with that.

    Seamstresses don't like it because it's a very unorthodox way if doing things, but they do it that way on the movie suits for a reason lol

    Either way let us know how it works out!

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    Oct 24, 2015, 1:42 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #422

    starlordquill said: View Post
    I hope her gussets work, a few other guys tried it without a ton of improvement. The issue they run into is the gussets would need to go nearly the full circumference of the sleeve to do much. If it's just in the arm pit it won't really do a whole lot as it will still pull up at the front and back of the sleeve joint.
    She is going to put them from the red stripe to red stripe. Part of the problem was, since I don't have any extra fabric, even though I got a very close matching under amour shirt, you wound up seeing a lot of the under amour shirt even when I wasn't moving too much. I can handle some limited range of motion, but not being able to lift my arms at all was my biggest problem (especially since I'm going to be working in the costume on Friday), and even then I could almost live with it, so long as the gussets provide at least some relief, I can live with it.
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    Oct 24, 2015, 1:48 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #423

    Drakonnen said: View Post
    She is going to put them from the red stripe to red stripe. Part of the problem was, since I don't have any extra fabric, even though I got a very close matching under amour shirt, you wound up seeing a lot of the under amour shirt even when I wasn't moving too much. I can handle some limited range of motion, but not being able to lift my arms at all was my biggest problem (especially since I'm going to be working in the costume on Friday), and even then I could almost live with it, so long as the gussets provide at least some relief, I can live with it.
    Honestly on mine you can't even see the extra fabric I added except in the arm pits.

    Hope it works out well!

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    Oct 26, 2015, 12:27 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #424

    Can someone point me towards who makes the arm magnet? Saw something about 3d printed ones
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    Oct 26, 2015, 12:28 PM - Re: The official Cosplaysky's AOU Captain America Costume #425

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    Can someone point me towards who makes the arm magnet? Saw something about 3d printed ones
    Me and @Kevin Gossett do! Cold cast aluminum, check out our sale thread in the junkyard!

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