Batman on a budget - my homemade costume

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  1. Kaizer

    Kaizer Well-Known Member

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    So... I've been working on a costume now for a couple of weeks for my girlfriends costume-themed birthday-party. I've spent almost no money so far, so this is very much a Batman-on-a-budget type project. Will be taking some better pics soon, but here's a quick tease. (I may not have the best body-shape for the role though, hehe)

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    And yes, it's somewhat inspired by Lee Bermejo's Batman.
     
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  2. Milk.Bad.Choice

    Milk.Bad.Choice Well-Known Member

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    I like it. A lot actually. If Aronofsky and Miller's Year One made it to screen, I would imagine the costume would look like that.
     
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    Liefeld would love it!
     
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  4. Daredevil_2003

    Daredevil_2003 The Man Without Fear

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    That's pretty damn good, man, especially taken in context of the budget (or should I say lack thereof :p) that you're working with.

    More pictars, pleeez?
     
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  5. Kaizer

    Kaizer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I still got some improvements to do, so when it's all done (I have to be done by this friday) I'll post some more pics!
     
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  6. Sonic1002

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    I'd love to know materials, time it took to make, etc.! This looks fabulous.
     
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  7. tomstoyz2

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    For something so low budget it looks great - Good Job!
     
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  8. Kaizer

    Kaizer Well-Known Member

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    Basically the materials consist of old clothes, especially an old leather-jacket came in handy, a glue-gun and knowing how to use a sowing machine. I'll give a complete rundown in a few days when I update with more pictures. Oh, and it's taken me just about two weeks, give or take a couple of days.
     
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    Good job. The only thing I have a problem with is that the cowl is 2 pieces but since you're not using alot of money I can forgive that. It's better than what I could do.
     
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  10. Kaizer

    Kaizer Well-Known Member

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    Actually I was planning on using a lot of money on this project, if I ever got around to doing it, however, this opportunity suddenly came up and I thought I'd "test the waters" with this version first. However, I have actually always planned on making a two-piece cowl, with more armor in the front, but I planned on it having a more seamless look than what this version has. I'm quite pleased with the result anyway though, I'll be posting pics this weekend, I think.
     
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  11. Grommers

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    Shave before you take the pictures!
     
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  12. Kaizer

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    [​IMG]

    Still a couple of things I want to change with the costume, so it'll take a couple more days before I take more pics, but here's a quick one.
     
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  13. Daredevil_2003

    Daredevil_2003 The Man Without Fear

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    Again, looking great. How'd you make the cowl?
     
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  14. Kaizer

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    It's basically a normal cloth hood/cowl made from a black T-Shirt underneath, then I made the front part and the ears with an old plastic Darth Maul mask and some other plastic parts (the ears themselves made from the stiff part of a baseball cap) with leather glued and sewn on. I'll post some pics of all the individual parts as well later, I think.
     
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  15. ross2287

    ross2287 Gonzo Journalist

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    Looks great! :up:
    I wish I was talented. :csad: :oldrazz:
     
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  16. jolietjakemcfly

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    A Challenger Appears!
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    a friend and my homemade Batman and Robin costumes from a few halloweens back.
     
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  17. Daredevil_2003

    Daredevil_2003 The Man Without Fear

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    Jokyjoker super Newbie

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    lol:grin:
    keep working on it!!!

    my first reply
     
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  19. lbgirlgamer

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    Looks Great
     
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  20. boywondernerdDC

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    really cool man, I really like the symbol-cape portion a lot
     
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  21. Bubastis

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    I'd find a way to shape the eyes/brow in a way that resembles the nolan cowl, but in general i absolutely adore this costume, more so than any of the expensive fan costumes i have seen for batman.
     
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  22. Sonic1002

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    I hope you realize that I still want more details and pics of this
     
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  23. Mister Meddle

    Mister Meddle The Barber of Seville

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    Strong bump. After 2 1/2 years I'm sure OP forgot all about this thread and the suit he made.
     
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  24. DaRkVeNgeanCe

    DaRkVeNgeanCe An Epic Film Guy

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    Im really diggin this costume alot, great work man!
     
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  25. Batman jr.

    Batman jr. Proud Nolanite

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    It has a sixties feel.
     
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