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 Batman Dawn Of Justice "Build" UPDATE 7/6/17- Jumpsuit and cape in. Suited up!


A recent life event has left with me more time to myself, and I figured with the additional time and resources, I'd finally add what will amount to my 4th batsuit attempt.

I put build in quotations because I won't be doing much work of my own. I'm starting with the body suit. A print file I found thru rpf via Google. Sent it to [sign in to see URL] and should get it back in a few weeks. A sad realization that my torso is essentially the same width top to bottom. But should end up fitting well.

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I plan on sending our old friend Reevz a pm to get his DOJ cowl. Always been a fan of his work. And my past three cowls have been produced by him. So I figure why ruin a good thing.

Belt and gauntlets will prob come from etsy. Gonna try to do the emblem myself and modify some police boots I already own.

For the muscle suit, I'm going to try and tackle it the way bigbat23 did in his epic build thread, using upholstery foam and gluing it down to a compression suit under the actual batsuit. It'll be the one big contribution that'll be solely my work on the suit.

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Good luck on the build. And don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions when building the muscle suit. :up
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Hey, I recently got a DOJ file too. Let me know how they did with your suit. I'm thinking about using them.



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Good luck on the build. And don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions when building the muscle suit. :up




Will definitely be hitting you up if I have any questions. Your thread is going to be a huge resource for me going forward.

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Hey, I recently got a DOJ file too. Let me know how they did with your suit. I'm thinking about using them.




I'll give my thoughts as soon as it arrives. Was told that it may be a month or so.

In other news, also ordered the Reevz cowl. Can't wait to try it on. Been a few years since I've worn a cowl.

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So Reevz advised in a very official message turnaround time on a cowl is up to 12 weeks. Sheesh. Not really a complaint. Just a take on how in demand costuming has become since I found this place.

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So the print came in and turned out really well. Except it didn't fit. The way the zipper is set up is weird. It goes across the back instead of down. I had the suit made too short and my back is too wide to get it close.

The hands, feet and good are also very inconvenient. I emailed the site to see what my options are but I have a feeling I'm gonna have to end up getting a new one made.

Shame too because I really like the print itself. Ugh.

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Does it come in different sizes?


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It's custom size. However, the sheet they give you to fill out your measurements didn't include shoulder width. I'm blessed with a decently wide back.

They responded and asked for photos, which I will send tonight. I might just say to hell with it and pony up for a new one with a long zipper and no hood/hands/feet.

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So I'm gonna be getting a new print done. Decided I'd rather shell out for another then go thru the return process.

It's semi likely I'll get this done by Halloween. Not to mention, still awaiting the cowl.

Wal-Mart has finally released long sleeve compression gear in heather gray. Might go that route as a prototype to work on gluing the emblem and to toy around with a muscle suit.

More to come...

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Walmart compression gear is what I used to make my muscle suit.
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I figured it's a good deal. I'll be probably use their compression for the exterior part of the suit as well. At least for now.

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So I've been trying to tackle the muscle suit. However, I'm pretty much on my own and don't have a partner to help out or help make a duck tape dummy, so I'm trying to figure out a different way at the moment.

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Got the ducktape dummy done. At least the torso part of it. I've decided to do just do the ducktape dummy in separate parts.

Got some progress in finally, and an happy to with how the chest glued down.

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Abs are next. Hoping to get the shoulders done by the end of the weekend.

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Got quite a bit more done this evening. Glued down the abs and arms. Shoulders and legs are all that's left.

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It is far from perfect and I'll likely do another down the line but I'm very happy with what I've gotten thus far. This is the biggest endeavor I've taken on. The satisfaction of doing it yourself is indescribable.

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Oof. Tried this on and it was a disaster. Arms weren't aligned correctly. Just looked bad once it got out on. Only part that came out right was the chest.

Was hoping this would be ready for Halloween. Still may be, but I'm gonna have to re cut and re glue a new set of muscles. And grab a new set of compression gear.

Prob more foam as well. Won't get to it until Saturday morning. Think I'll simplify the muscle shapes this time around. Just ovals and circles.

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Do you plan to bevel the edges?
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I'm short a bevel. So I'm gonna have to feather the edges using a blade.

I tossed everything pictured. Gonna start over Saturday.

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I just used a regular pair of scissors to feather the edges. I imagine it would be difficult to do it with a blade, as the blade will dull quickly.
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When feathering do I cut at an angle?

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Yes sir. Try to cut smaller chunks instead of big chunks.
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I'll give it a go Saturday morning. Excited to give it a shot. I finally got the hang of using contact cement. Think the second time will be the charm.

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Good luck this time around. If you need to ask me anything you can get a hold of me faster through my email. m4ready@[sign in to see URL]
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So there's no way I'll have my cowl in by Saturday, so I've gone out and bought the DoJ Batman face mask from Wal-Mart and preferred and received the rubies cowl. Surprisingly, the cowl isn't terrible, other than it's really tight.

Pics to come, but I've hastily modified the back, trimmed the neck off, and split the chin. I couldn't move my jaw at all so I'm gonna super glue an elastic band under my chin to give me more range of motion.

Will also place the hard shell under th mask. May not glue it though. They don't line up perfectly.

Pics to come.

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I'm very interested to see how combining the cowl and face mask turns out. I never would have thought of that.

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It looks pretty decent. I need to put some foam in the cowl ears to beef em up. But the hard shell behind the cowl definitely gives it a better look.

My only gripe is that the cowl is not a great pull, obviously, and it's not the same size as the shell so it doesn't like up exactly right. But it'll be good enough for Halloween weekend as a makeshift suit.

Pics to come late this evening.

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Finally got my Reeves cowl and it's a beauty

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That's a pretty nice cowl. Sorry you've had to struggle so much with everything else. Truthfully that's the primary reason why I haven't done a suit for myself in years. No help.

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Well I'm giving it another go.

I ordered a new zentai. I think the issue I had in terms of fit last time was I entered the measurement in inches instead of centimeters. So hopefully that'll be remedied.

I've ordered pretty much the whole suit. Bracers and belt are the rubies models. When I get them, I'm going to trim up the bracers and possibly add foam to shape them. But they look fairly decent as a starting point.

The belt looks fine.

I got the emblem, zentai, cape and boots from [sign in to see URL]. I'm amazed at how much they offer for a budget Batman build.

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What I'm gonna end up doing is getting a second leotard zentai, taking it to a seamstress, and having them sew the base suit to the under suit and create muscle pockets.

I'll them cut out foam muscle shapes, probably not as thick as the last attempt, and slide them into the pockets. Figure the seams will not be overly visible and the muscle definition may look more noticeable.

Gonna take a while for most of the stuff to come in but I'm excited.

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Belt came in. Looks good. Bracers are on the way, as is the emblem and custom boots.

Excited to see how the stuff comes together.

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