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Making a custom costume

Postby Indigo_Lady » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:44 am

Much nicer than those expensive rubber hands, especially since you are dressing as the comic book Crawler (If I remember right).

I never did get into the movie Crawler look. Eew to those nasty fingernails :P
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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:13 pm

I finished the wristband last night. Here ya go...

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I sewed the top to the shirt and fastened the bottom to the glove via velcro. The cardboard helps to keep its shape...

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Postby Bamf Girl » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:29 am

Wow!!! That's looking great!!! Very creative. :D
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Postby Angelique » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:34 pm

Awesome!
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Postby Indigo_Lady » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:09 am

Excellent work. I can't wait to see the finished product. :bamf
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Postby Jeremus » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:54 pm

That looks fantastic!
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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:38 am

Started the "vest" today. I have a very good vision of what it will look like. I need to pick up a cheap assisting supply before I can proceed, but I can tell this going to be one of the funnest pieces to assemble...
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Postby Wahnsinn » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:43 pm

Du kannst es tuuuuuuun!!! *cue giggling from the in-laws*
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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:42 pm

Bob is confused...
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Postby Ult_Sm86 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:31 pm

Bob is not the only one...
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Postby Bamf Girl » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:46 am

I think that means "You can do it!" in German. :D
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Postby Wahnsinn » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:21 am

Bamf Girl wrote:I think that means "You can do it!" in German. :D

Correct! No native German would say it that way, though. I make my in-laws giggle. :toothy
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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:07 pm

Ha ha! So the 'V' is coming along nicely, and I got a great idea about the feet from working on it. Once I can take pictures of what I wanna do, I will ask what you think...

UPDATE: I have all but finished the main red piece to my Nightcrawler costume. All I need to do is add shape to the shoulders and add some velcro. Since I am travelling tomorrow and the next day, I think I should have it done by next week, if I don't slack too much.
Also, sorry I've taken so long... This piece took much longer than expected, due to the gratuitous amount of hand-stitching I provided as well as wedding plans taking up most of my spare time. Promise my next post here will be pictures that I know you will love...

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Re: Making a custom costume

Postby Bamfing_Bob » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:18 pm

Alright, so on the way home, I was in a car crash so spare time has been limited. I also discovered a couple of flaws in my design that I am addressing right now. I can either send pictures of what I have or wait until the entire midpiece is complete, Which would ya'll prefer?
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Re: Making a custom costume

Postby Wahnsinn » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:22 pm

I would prefer that you make a swift and complete recovery from your car crash. Acourse, you mustn't be too messed up if you're working on your costume, right? That would be good. :nodyes

Unless you need suggestions, I vote for posting the chunk when you're finished.
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Re: Making a custom costume

Postby Bamfing_Bob » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:06 pm

Alright. Yeah, the crash was totally cosmetic, but still pretty bad. Everyone involved is okay. I just have to work extra hours to pay for alot of the bills.

And I agree Wahnsinn. I need to play with a couple of things to get the costume looking right, but overall, I just need a tail hole, support pads for the shoulders and additional velcro. Also, I discovered a better way to attach the tail that I plan on implementing. I just hope there is time for it between work and senior level engineering courses and planning a wedding...
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Re: Making a custom costume

Postby Bamfing_Bob » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:49 am

Update: got the night off, so I tried the new way of attaching the tail. Works much better than the last iteration. Also cut the tail hole. All that is left is the shoulder support and a slight adjustment for tightness and I will post pictures.
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Re: Making a custom costume

Postby Bamfing_Bob » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:21 am

sorry it has been so long. I kind of had to put my project on hold to worry about school, weddin plans, work, you know. I tightened the piece, but the shoulder shape is still giving me grief. I don't know when I will have pictures, but when I do, you will be impressed. I guarentee it.

Once this piece looks like I want it to, all I lack are the feet and the other glove. And of course make up and stuff like that... so excited!!
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Re: Making a custom costume

Postby Slarti » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:35 pm

Look forward to seeing it! You've definitely put a lot of effort into this project.
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Re: Making a custom costume

Postby Bamfing_Bob » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:58 pm

Yeah, I have. Remember, I am also making a Scarlet Witch for my fiancee. She thinks the whole thing is stupid though... but I don't care! I am fanboy, hear me ROAR!
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Re: Making a custom costume

Postby Bamfing_Bob » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:08 am

So I've made progress (finally) but school is coming to a close within a month, so it is crunch time in that department. I discovered the easiest way for me to make scarlet witch's headgear is to shape it of pliable metal, and then it hit me! I can make my shoulder supports of the same material. So I did. And it looks legit. Only thing is that it may need a slight adjustment to look more natural, but I am afraid to do it because once I make cuts, I cannot undo it. Should I post pictures of what It looks like now to get your opinion, or make my own judgment?

Speaking of pictures, It is just a matter of me taking them. I also plan to take video describing everything and showing it all off. Sorry for keeping all two of you who read this waiting. This is my agenda:

May 13- School lets out

Work on finishing right glove, V piece, and scarlet witch main piece. Post pictures.

~End of May- leave for Indiana to plan wedding (June 23rd)

July 5th- Arrive back from honeymoon (Bahamas, woohoo)

Work on feet, finishing touches, make and post video, Scarlet witch cape, make all online purchases

August 2_- Back to school

Hopefully everything is great and good to go for Halloween next year, which will be kind of like my dress rehearsal for ComiCon San Diego 2013! (I really hope that works out...)
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Re: Making a custom costume

Postby Bamfing_Bob » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:47 am

Great news! I got the chape I was (mostly) looking for in the shoulders! I need to sand some stuff down and secure it and I will be done with it!
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Re: Making a custom costume

Postby Bamfing_Bob » Thu May 17, 2012 7:18 pm

So my fiancee is now out of town, so I've been hard at work on the costume (plus cleaning and working and the like). I plan to have the other glove and the main suit done, with pictures posted, by Sunday. I know most of you don't care, but I have been working hard on it and I know if anyone can appreciate the detail I am paying attention to, you guys can.

Also, I got the Scarlet Witch boots and my ears in the mail this week. Both are exactly what I needed. I will paint the ears as well and post pictures of them too.
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Re: Making a custom costume

Postby Slarti » Thu May 17, 2012 9:59 pm

Sweet! I wouldn't say people don't care, more that we're just waiting to seeeeee! :cracked
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Re: Making a custom costume

Postby Ult_Sm86 » Fri May 18, 2012 1:48 am

Huzzah!

More pics, good sir!
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