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Registered: 11-2007
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How did you get in to this?


I see so many talented people on here. I look at articles, watch videos and still have no clue how you guys make this stuff. You must have to have a background in art to even be able to start at this. What are your stories? What got you into this?

Thanks
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Registered: 10-2007
Location: Indiana
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Re: How did you get in to this?


I actually have a degree in fine art. While in college, I thought I was going to be a painter.

Anyway, I have always loved comics and cartoons and Batman was my favorite superhero. I collected toys during my high school-college days. I got tired of all the cheesy Batman variants and thought maybe I should just build a replica batsuit. I soon discovered Artsee1. I loved what he was doing but I wanted something closer to the comics and cartoons I grew up with (imagine something between Neal Adams, Adam West and Super Friends). Paul directed me here.

After a couple years, I pieced together what was at that time my ideal costume. It wasn't as easy then to find what you needed. I've tweaked it over the past 8 years.

About 4 years ago I started putting my own sculpting knowledge to use and started Atomic Monster Art. I think my first project was a Two-Face prosthetic. I learned a great deal of mold making from this group.

Besides Batman, I also have costumes for Two-Face, The Joker, Scarecrow, Black Mask, Spider-Man, Cyclops (X-Men), Skeletor (Masters of the Universe), Luke Skywalker (Return of the Jedi), Han Solo (Empire Strikes Back), and Dr. Bernardi (from the Twilight Zone episode Eye of the Beholder).

This year I am working on the Green Goblin, another Spidey, Green Lantern (my old one died years ago)and of course continue to improve my Batman costume.

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Registered: 12-2006
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Re: How did you get in to this?


Quote:

6ft2bat wrote:

I see so many talented people on here. I look at articles, watch videos and still have no clue how you guys make this stuff. You must have to have a background in art to even be able to start at this. What are your stories? What got you into this?

Thanks



What got me into this:

I've loved Halloween and costumes my whole life.
Long ago I put together a Batman costume and more people than ever before took my photo and said hello.
When you are Batman, the entire city knows your name, and loves to say hi to Batman and takes lots of photos.
So I was inspired to be the best 89 hybrid Batman I could be.
It helped a lot to love the '89 cowl and 8 section cape.
But I can only go outside for a couple of hours when it's 45 degress, before I sweat too much.
I do it and love every second of it.

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Registered: 10-2008
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As a kid, I loved the old Adam West Batman & Robin! (And I'm not talking about reruns! :raiseeybrow )

When the '89 Batman movie came out, I was one of those guys who waited in the looooong lines the first day it came out with a bunch of friends of mine (We were super stoked and just loved the movie!). Of course, then came Returns and then Forever!

Then in '95 I was in Santa Monica, CA and went walking by the Costume/Gift Shop called Aahs, and they had the Rubies Solar suit on a mannequin in the window and I thought it was the coolest thing ever and had to get one! When I wore it on Halloween, it was unbelievable the amount of attention I got, especially from the girls! (They kept rubbing their hands on my rubber chest! LOL!). And then there was the Annual West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnival in '96. Holy Moly, it was like being a celeb! EVERYONE wanted their picture taken with Batman! It was so fun that we went there every year for the next 15 years!

As you can tell, I was totally hooked on being the Bat, upgraded year after year and eventually found this place in 2008 and then my suits started to get really Badass! My wife even knows to bury me in my suit! LOL!

And there ya have it... :lol

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Well I've been into Batman (more or less) & Star Trek since I was a small kid. The 66 shows came out when I was 3. Well as time and life went by I got away from it. After I got married I started watching Star Trek on TV again and then in 89 the Batman movies started. Some time around '91/'92 my son started wanting comic books so that's when I got started in that (never had them myself as a kid). Then Batman Returns came out. When I was shopping for parts to make a costume for my son I stumbled across a Returns cowl for $20 in Toys R US. I picked it up and my wife (at the time) said "I guess you need me to make you a costume too" (grudgingly) well I got her to make a cape but the rest I put together from sheets of rubber gasket material.
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Then in 95 I found the Rubies "Sonar Suit"
(Had to mod that a bit)
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And in/around 97 I got the Clooney (that never fit all that well because I had started lifting weights).
Then I wanted to fill in my collection and got both the 89 and Returns suits (licensed items)but the 89 came with the wrong cowl and missing the emblem. During my search (ebay) for the parts (Feb 2001) I came upon a guy (used to come here back in the day) that directed me to the BOTB and that's where the real trouble started. I got deep into collecting, making stuff and now after all that I run this wacky place.
Well I do still make the occasional part (belts and emblems mostly but I do also dabble in armor) but not at the extent I once did. Nowadays I just try to keep this place running and otherwise put my efforts into putting my Camaro back together and modding my Jeep.

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Registered: 08-2005
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Starting point was the need for an accurate cape. I was working with some talented people to create capes and gloves, and did the design and supervision on the production and the pre-financing. I did some stone-sculpting and started to work with clay and ceramic and urethane and silicone to create my other Bat-related items. Motivation was to get items not available anywhere else, in museums-quality (high-end products). I focused on Batarangs, Capes, Gloves and Emblems mostly because Suits, Cowls, Belts etc are already offered by other very talented brothers.

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