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03-21-2011, 06:38 PM
EDIT: Just realized it should be under prop construction. I am a dingbat. Could this maybe be moved...?

Everybody loves him besides being the horrible, corrupt, and verbally abusing his son thing, right? Right.


Other references:

[Manga - Face / Upper Front] http://i52.tinypic.com/2sbwn52.jpg
[Game Intro - Cloak / Shoulder Garment] http://i53.tinypic.com/vp9ptz.jpg
[Game Intro - Cloak / Back] http://i56.tinypic.com/a2vhg6.jpg
[Game Battle Sprite - Full Front Body] http://i56.tinypic.com/mtrre1.jpg
[Game Intro - Full Back Shot] http://i56.tinypic.com/2s0byvb.jpg
[Game Intro - Face] http://i52.tinypic.com/34gag4g.jpg

Onto construction!

I have the cloak mapped out and the fabric picked and am currently working on it. The wig has been ordered and is on its way [ http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISuperSize&item=320669359092 ] The main problem I'm having is his fort-breastplate-shoulder... thingy.

Firstly, there seems to be contradictory references on whether it's connected to the cloak or not. Some references seem as if it is [ http://i53.tinypic.com/vp9ptz.jpg ], while others do not [ http://i56.tinypic.com/a2vhg6.jpg ].

Secondly, I have absolutely no idea as to how I go about making it. This is my main concern because of all its necessities. It needs to be flexible as seen in the pictures mentioned, sturdy because I don't want to bump into something and leave a huge dent, light-ish because well because, and rounded. I've been pondering about using craft foam, but am not sure what I would do for a base. Wonderflex is also an option, however, as most know, it's very expensive. I am not as concerned with the Team Plasma plate, but any suggestions would be spghdpoh amazing.


Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou ;A;

Blackjack Gabbi
05-09-2011, 11:27 PM
Ack if anyone can help me with this as well, I'd be much oblidged.

For the shoes though, I think they're just house slippers. Clearly between that and the dressing gown, he's going for a new look in casual megalomania.

05-18-2011, 07:56 PM
Maybe for the fort-breastplate-shoulder-thingy's collar you can use pellon (fabric interfacing). Fabric stores do carry some incredibly stiff interfacing. I'm sure you'll find one stiff enough to make your fabric stand up (at least a little bit). There is also a basic interfacing, which is as light as the fabric so you can just iron it on.

But to get the blocks (with the gems attached) to stick up in the air the way it does in the pictures wire is probably your best option. Just use some wire hangers or gauged wire. Just be careful to make the base wire really sturdy or the whole thing will sag downwards.

I hope that helps you :)


As for the connected or not connected thing, just do what feels right to you. If having it attached to the cloak is easier for you go for it.

Blackjack Gabbi
05-19-2011, 02:10 AM
What would that feel like? Because for it to be fabric would give it a certain feel/look that probably wouldn't exist on the "real" version. It's probably more armor than fabric, so any suggestions on getting it to look metallic or something similar?

Android raptor
05-20-2011, 09:18 AM
Use some kind metallic vinyl, maybe? And I second the interfacing and wire. That's probably best.

05-23-2011, 07:33 PM
What would that feel like? Because for it to be fabric would give it a certain feel/look that probably wouldn't exist on the "real" version. It's probably more armor than fabric, so any suggestions on getting it to look metallic or something similar?

Sorry I just sort of assumed it was fabric since it looked to be part of the cloak. Umm... there are metallic types of fabric you might concider. I wouldn't recommend painting the fabric the color you want because that would be incredably time consuming.

If that doesn't work maybe make it out of cardboard, but that might be uncomfortable to wear. Cardboard would be easy to paint and is fairly light weight.

Or perhaps you can use thin sheets of craft foam? That would be more comfortable and the costume wouldn't get as damaged if someone brushed/glomped/hugged/bumped into you. Though i've never painted craft foam before. I usually cover it in fabric. So if you use that you might want to test painting a tiny piece of it before going full scale.

If I think of anything else that might work I'll let you know. Good luck with it! :bouncer:

Blackjack Gabbi
05-24-2011, 04:11 AM
I'm not sure. I asked for craft foam but the people at the craft store said I'd be better off using cardboard.

Fortunately I have until September, but this is the only part of the costume that isn't currently being worked on (I have the shoes, I have plenty of stuff to make the eyepiece, the wig is being shipped, and I hired someone to make the cape/underdress).

Blackjack Gabbi
06-01-2011, 04:55 AM
Not to doublepost, but I was wondering how that schematic would account for that the mantle would have to be in multiple pieces. Otherwise I couldn't get it on over my head. It seems to canonically attach around the throat, and perhaps the piece with the Plasma emblem holds the other two pieces in.

06-28-2011, 07:13 PM
For the chestplate/armor... thingy, I'd go with the stiffened fabric and wire plan, at least for the upper portions. Otherwise, you won't be able to move your arms. It seems to go down low on his shoulders/upper arms, so I'd only use cardboard or foam for the front portion, the one that covers his chest. You can also use that portion to cover a zipper, which solves the issue of trying to get the collar... whatever it is... thing on and off.

Blackjack Gabbi
06-29-2011, 06:45 PM
What would the zipper attach to then? The fabric? I was thinking of just having the mantle be in a few parts. It looks like the front part, the part that has the Plasma emblem, can lift off, so that's what I was hoping to do and use it like a spike to hold the rest in place.

06-30-2011, 05:18 PM
That sounds about right for what I was thinking, but there's still the problem of the collar part of the mantle to be dealt with...Hm...