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Old 12-30-2009, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default My Hal "Rebirth" Costume

I'm not 100% sure where to post this, so I'm putting it here, it can be moved if necessary.

So my wife and I are starting a Hal costume for Emerald City ComiCon. I'm doing a slightly different take on the construction of the costume. My biggest pet-peeve with "store-bought" GL costumes is that the green parts rarely match each-other, so to remedy this, I'll be using acrylic airbrush paint to paint the mask, boots and torso. For a consistent texture, I'll be making the green torso section out of black stretch pleather.

As soon as I can scan my costume sketch, I'll post it up here. My ultimate goal is to make the most consistent, most accurate rebirth costume out there. As a secondary goal, I want to get the white gloves signed by a bunch of GL artists and writers while at ECCC
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:28 PM   #2
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COOL... Waiting for pics
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:34 PM   #3
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Looking forward to it.
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I plan on using this paint:

I've already tested it on some black stretch pleather, it works perfect, it stretches with the material, is the perfect shade of green, and as an added bonus, has a metallic sheen.

For the black parts, I intend to use a Black Moleskin Rough Spandex, this will be "football pants" weight, it will be a matte finish. My main goal is that it not look cheap.
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:42 PM   #5
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I'll be using these for the boots, they're rubber riding boots, I've had a similar pair before, they should paint well, and the slight angle at the top should work for Hal's "rebirth" style boots.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:13 PM   #7
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Here's a quick outline on what materials I plan to use:

Mask
Black Latex Mask painted Green


Torso
Black Stretch Pleather painted Green


Body Suit
Black Moleskin Rough Spandex


Gloves
White Stretch Pleather


Boots
Black Rubber Riding Boots painted Green


And to reference what my wife is capable of :

http://www.cosplay.com/costume/212632/
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Alright, here's a quick update on my progress, I printed out some templates that I made in illustrator to begin on the emblem.

I used thin black foamies to cut out 3 layers of the emblem, the first layer, the back, is simply round, the second layer is the emblem cutout with a round border (slightly smaller diameter that back layer). The third layer is the same as the second, but with a smaller diameter.



The plan is to stack the three layers and the fill the outermost edge with modeling clay to create a smooth 45 degree bevel. Then coat the whole thing in a clear-coat to seal it and make it smooth. After that we'll make a mold of it and cast it with a plastic solution, after which it will be painted green. for the white sections we'll be cutting out the white pleather and gluing it inset into the emblem.



The design I'm using for inspiration is from the cover of Blackest Night #6



That's all for now, I'll post more when I've made more progress
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Canīt wait to see that. Great project!!
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HOT D@MN THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST GL COSTUM EVER!!!!!!!! and we haven't even seen it yet
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So far so good
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Oh, and I forgot to mention, the emblem will be removable, and if all goes as planned, I'll have a second version that lights up.
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Oh, and I forgot to mention, the emblem will be removable, and if all goes as planned, I'll have a second version that lights up.
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your wife is talented indeed! please, post more pics!
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Can't wait to see how it turns out!
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I plan on using this paint:

I've already tested it on some black stretch pleather, it works perfect, it stretches with the material, is the perfect shade of green, and as an added bonus, has a metallic sheen.

For the black parts, I intend to use a Black Moleskin Rough Spandex, this will be "football pants" weight, it will be a matte finish. My main goal is that it not look cheap.
Where did you get that airbrush paint?

And the other stuff?

I can't wait to see this.
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Where did you get that airbrush paint?

And the other stuff?

I can't wait to see this.
The paint can generally be found at any Michael's, also online. I highly recommend it, it's latex based and very durable.

The Pleather and Moleskin can be found at Spandex House

The mask is from Extreme Design Fx, the boots are from Adam's Horse Supply.

I'll try and document this as much as possible for anyone who'd like to attempt a costume like this.
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People who are interested in my progress can also follow it on my new green lantern blog (not quite finished yet) http://www.ringcapacity.com/, I'll be updating progress here and there.
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I was looking up at the GL figures on my desk today at work, and realized that my costume will likely end up looking a lot like this:


It'll also look slightly like this:


Basically, the green portions will maintain a metallic look, and the black parts will be very matte (not shiny). Hopefully we'll do more work on the emblem tonight. So expect an update soon.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:54 PM   #22
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It'll look like Uncle Sam!?!?! Someone didn't like you using their pic...
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I really hate hotlink blocking. Those losers must be too cheap to pay for decent bandwidth...

Whatever, I fixed it. I'm hosting the image on my site now, where I have shit-tons of bandwidth.
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I like the idea of the metallic green and matte black, can't wait to see it!
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:18 PM   #25
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Emblem looks awesome. Keep up the good work.
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