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Newish Member needing help!


Hey guys. I've been on here for quite a while, but never actually posted. Stoked to see people as obsessed as I am! I've had a huge fascination for Batman for as long as I can remember. I'm now starting to put together a long overdue 89 suit. I've currently got most of the pieces from an eBay auction. I've got one of Reeve's older sculpts for a cowl, which I'm pretty happy with, but I have a fairly long neck, so I may need to replace it eventually so it "sits" on my shoulders better. I've got chest armour, legs armour, knee caps, forearm guards, shin guards, and some half-assed gloves.

I'm in the process of getting a lycra undersuit to mount everything to. I'm in Vancouver, Canada, so I'm having a hard time finding what I need. I had hoped to make my own cape to save money, but somehow I'm finding it very hard to find some simple fabric to do a full 8-panel cape. I know of a distributor of the Monster Makers Bat Black latex, but it's going to cost quite a bit for the 5 gallon! (everything is more expensive in Canada). I'm still in need of boots, and proper gloves.

A big help would come from having access to the Trading Area. How do I go about doing that? Here are a couple pics of my cowl.

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this will tell you how
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A long over due "Welcome to the cave" to you as well.

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Nice guitar collection. Nice to see other guitar playing Batmen around here.

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thank you boys. I've never even looked at the "info" forum haha. oops, my bad. so I need 50 posts to get Trading access?
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Regarding the undersuit- I've read a lot of threads on here that recommend using black Under Armour Heatgear (or an off-brand equivalent) shirt and leggings. I'm working on an 89 as well and it seems like it's going to do nicely.

The undersuit in the movie was one-piece, but it seems as though the belt will do nicely to hide the break between upper and lower pieces.
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As for an easy cape solution, this saves a lot of time:

Search online for a linen tablecloth supply store (there's a number of them). For between $10 and $20, you can get a full circle lightweight black polyester tablecloth and cut scallops and neck hole into that (still got to latex it, but it'll save a lot of sewing, cutting, measuring, and is a very cheap way to get all the fabric you need to do it!

I haven't tried this yet for a latex cape, but the polyester should be fine for latex (anybody want to weigh in on that?) I have made a full 3/4 circumference cape out of a tablecloth I ordered and was kicking myself for not thinking of it sooner. I actually ordered one polyester, and a satin one to line it with.

Just my 2 cents
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as already said welcome to the club. Its nice to see even the newer members going for the older 89 suit. Shows a true classic never goes out of fashion. :up
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I'm gonna have to do some more searching online. I've looked in lots of local stores and haven't had much luck for the odds and sodds I need. Sorry to be dumb, but I'm still unclear on how to access the Trading Section??
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Registered: 10-2009
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Welcome to the forum emoticon
Once you get 50 posts, you'll be able to go to the trading section. Head to the Lobby, and you'll see a thread "get access here" (or something like that) Just be sure to read the instructions, and you'll be fine.
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