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Registered: 12-2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Re: Muscle suits


ok, well basically
you first need a body cast of the person you are making the muscle suit for... this has to be sanded down and smoothed out and look nice...

Then you sculpt the muscles on to it... they are not meant to look like all the batman armor out there and are not supposed to be full body suits... they are simply "extensions" if you will of the actual muscle to enhance the appearnace and should be built up seperately on each muscle with space between them where you still see the body cast coming through...

From here you make a fiberglass mold of the muscles and body cast... this should be built up in sections so that it's easier to take apart...

Clean the clay off of the body cast as you will need to use it as a core. Put the thin body sock on the body cast and put the muscle mold together around it. You inject this mold with the foam rubber and it imbeds itself into the undersuit... when this is dry, you pop open the mold and the foam should be attatched to the suit where the clay used to be...

This is a VERY costly suit to make and i have only seen it done on Spiderman and another movie we are working on that I can not disclose information on... If someone here were to try it it would be wise to go in on the project with someone else and then sell copies of it to makeup for the cost... Hope this helped someone... :up

Good Luck and if anyone is going to try it I'd be interested in knowing how it goes and how it turns out...
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Registered: 02-2004
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Re: Muscle suits


That's very interesting, but I'm sure you must be able to get a similar look with a simpler technique. It doesn't seem like it would be hard for the guys who already know how to do the rubber costumes. The hardest part would be getting the sculpt right for the muscle parts. Then you could just cast them and stick them on a spandex suit. Not quite as slick as the method used for the Spidey suits, but I'm sure it would work almost as well.

The key is definitely the fact that the main muscle pieces are separate, and that the anatomy is realistic.

And the other movie you cannot disclose... well, I don't think that would be hard to guess \S/ :)

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Registered: 12-2004
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actually for the movie i can't talk about...
they are casting all the muscles seperately and gluing them to the suit... the problem is that once they sculpted the muscles on the full body, they then made each muscle it's own individual mold and that's a lot of fiberglass :doh

it is quite possible to make each piece seperate but the thing is you have to watch the thickness of the piece and the edges have to get really thin to blend into the suit...
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Registered: 06-2004
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There is another way to do it that would be more effective. I know of a technique that could be used on a full mould that would work.

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