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I like that plexiglass tip, Steve! Any tips on affixing it to the belt?

And yeah, I'm going with the black trunks. I bought a compression suit, but the top is far too tight for my gut so I picked up a long-sleeved T-shirt instead. Also, I wanted a baggier look to match the Darwyn Cooke comic version. Tomorrow night, I'll be dying garments and will post results here in a couple of days.

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Garments dyed! I'm going for an older comic book look so went with this chest logo:

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I cut it out of pleather and was going to sew it to the chest. But now I think I'll just use fabric glue or some sort of spray adhesive. Suggestions?

I also picked up a 2" tactical belt and some ammo pouches. For the main ones, I'm using camera bags:

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Need to remove the remaining logos, then paint it yellow. Gonna try acrylic and see if it sticks.

For the cape, I've decided to go the 6-panel route but double up on the scallops for, again, a more classic look. Wish me luck!

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Well, I picked up my pleather tonight and brothers is it HEAVY! I think I talked myself out of the blue lining. The fabric weighs enough as it is; I can't imagine trying to walk around with nearly twice the weight tugging at my neck.

The fabric I bought appears to be quite fray-resistant, so I don't think I'll have to worry about hemming it. However, I do want to attach dowel-rods so will at least add hems to the sides. Now I just have to figure out how to close the neck after attaching a collar: Snaps? Hooks? Velcro??

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Cape is mostly finished! However, I want to add a collar, then sew on hook and eye fasteners. Would pleather be strong enough, or should I use fabric instead?

Also, any suggestions on gluing the logo onto the chest? Logo will be backed pleather, shirt is lycra blend.

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To attach the emblem you may use a flexible glue, I use PATTEX RAPAIR GLUE LIQUID, its a water based glue that takes some time to dry, but is very strong then! For my capes I go with the velcro, you may have to sew it strong enough, please check the photos.
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Thanks for the tips, Phantom! Did you make the cape? Looks great!
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Forgot to add that the glue is strong but FLEXIBLE, therefor ideal to attach patches or emblems to textile.About the cape: I only work on the design and pattern, the sewing is done by a professional, using industrial machines.Thank you for the positive comment!

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Looking good bro!
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Thanks, Bigbat! I mostly finished the cape tonight. The first seam I made to hold my dowel rod went smooth as silk, but my second one started bunching up and jamming my sewing machine so will take some hand repairs to fill in the gaps... annoying!!

The collar also came out less than stellar, but because it'll be underneath the cowl, nobody will even see it. Working with pleather is HARD.

My place is too small to take proper photos, but once suited up, I'll be able to spread the cape in a pretty impressive manner.

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Looking good so far

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