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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:46 pm

I will play with what I have, but fuzzy face seems unlikely. Planning making the first shoe covering this next week (even though classes are getting hectic...) so wish me luck...
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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:44 pm

UPDATE: I bought "opaque" tights on eBay, only to find out they are see-through. So I am replacing them with under armour leggings... also I discovered sewing spandex (sewing in general actually) is much harder than anticipated. Right now I am sewing the blue felt into the tail and it's looking great so far. I will post pictures once it is finished.

I didn't get the feet btw. I need more practice with scissors and thread if I want it to look decent. A lot more if I want it to look right.

[Edited on 16/10/11 by Bamfing_Bob]
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Postby Ult_Sm86 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:39 am

It sounds like this is coming along splendidly.


When's the next photo update?
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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:38 pm

Maybe next week. Gonna finish tail before posting pics
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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:16 am

Finished the tail, hope you enjoy!

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Sorry some of them are a bit blurry...

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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:29 pm

Kinda disappointed no one has seen the work I did on the tail...

I got my bottoms, and I start the feet soon. It's nerve racking, because the material is expensive and I don't wanna screw it up...
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Postby Wahnsinn » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:35 pm

Was there a delay in the post with the pics showing up? That or my talent for missing things kicked into high gear. Anyhoo, I think it's nifty! Is it heavy?
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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:45 pm

I had to add them later; there was a hiccup on the picture situation.

And It is quite light, less than 3 lbs (~1 kg). Designed with the lightest materials to ensure I'm comfortable all day long...
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Postby Ult_Sm86 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:16 am

That tail is awesome, Bob!

Keep it up! I can't wait to see the final product! What're you doing for contacts again?
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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:36 pm

I wish there was a whole eye contact I could use, but since there isn't, I am having to settle for bright yelow contacts. It was one of the things I didn't like about movie 'crawler, but I don't see a workable alternative...
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Postby Wahnsinn » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:29 am

Bamfing_Bob wrote:I wish there was a whole eye contact I could use, but since there isn't, I am having to settle for bright yelow contacts. It was one of the things I didn't like about movie 'crawler, but I don't see a workable alternative...

Are you ordering lenses? If so: http://02a5349.netsolstores.com/yellowsclera.aspx

That's the best I could hunt down quickly. The pupil is visible, but everything else I saw was also translucent over the iris. Without "sclera" in the search, sites with more than just the black full-eye lenses don't come up much.
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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:50 pm

Those are so awesome!! But one of those contacts costs over my whole costume budget... I have found some really nice perscription ones for like $20/pair.
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Postby Ult_Sm86 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:19 pm

Have you thought as far as finger nails yet, or are you not worried about that?

And yeah I like the contacts as well.
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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:53 am

I am doing classic costume, so I am not going to worry about nails since I will be wearing gloves. Do you think I need some sort of insert to make it look more realistic?
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Postby Ult_Sm86 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:33 am

I would say you put the effort *YOU* feel is necessary. So far, from what I've seen, you're putting together an incredible cosplay.

If you wanted to do nails, I'd say fake ones that have been filed unevenly (to appear used/like they've seen battle) and maybe inserting/gluing them to the gloves.
But that's if you wanted to.
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Postby Wahnsinn » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:11 am

Bamfing_Bob wrote:Those are so awesome!! But one of those contacts costs over my whole costume budget... I have found some really nice perscription ones for like $20/pair.

Yeah, those contacts are quite expensive. I saw some of the translucent kind running around $400. :stunned
If you don't plan on making a habit of wearing them, going for the cheap ones, while they may not look ideal, is much more sensible.

I wouldn't do fingernail inserts in the gloves. Real fabric tends not to look quite so painted on as the costumes in comics. Even opaque chiffon probably wouldn't reveal much, if any, definition around nail beds. Making that definition show through would probably look a little too unrealistic.

The only thing I'd experiment with, if I were you, is something to even out the lengths of your paired fingers inside the gloves to give the appearance of a single finger rather than two taped together. Maybe some kind of padding?
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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:00 am

I have considered padding in the fingers. I just don't want it to look all fake/ cartoony. Started the hands tonight, so we will see...
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Postby GQSioux » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:07 am

I know you're on a budget. I have a solution but it's pricey. I love XtremeDesignFX, they're one of the BEST superhero costume go-to guys. They make an actual Nightcrawler glove that fits snug and looks REAL. It's $100 though. The one pictured isn't the only color--you can also request it in all white and tell them you want it near elbow length:

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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:36 pm

that looks so good... but you are right, my budget is slim. I am almost done with the first glove now, so I can show you once it is done...
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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:27 am

Finished my first glove tonight. A couple of areas need reinforced, but I added something to the ends of the fingers that even them out. A bit primative, but I think great for what I need... Simple... cheap... Pictures coming in a couple days. Not going to double post, so check back for my edit...
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Postby Ult_Sm86 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:23 am

Or you can post right after this one?
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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:41 pm

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This is the cheap and easy finger solution. Foam rubber cut to fill the void. Needs to be painted white though...

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So what do you think?
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Postby Ult_Sm86 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:33 am

Wow... well thought out... Very nice!
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Postby Angelique » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:39 am

I'm excited to see this come together so well!
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Postby Wahnsinn » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:11 am

Looks good to me. :)
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