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MrSkeleton
07-09-2010, 12:25 AM
Very recently (today, actually!) I tried to commission a costume, but was very heavily dissapointed as everyone I contacted (around five people) claimed that I couldn't get this kind of costume for less then 700 to 1000$

I figured maybe I could do better, so I'd like some help.
These are my references:

http://www.showwallpaper.com/wallpaper/0712/014477.jpg


http://i.yai.bz/assets/68/845/l_p1004484568.jpg

I actually feel this is the best reference:

http://www.worthpoint.com/pmimages/images1/1/0907/16/1_94c18b0d59f1c8289924a7b9c592bd88.jpg

I don't need the mask, just the jacket, chestplate, shoulderpads and gloves. boots are fairly optional, and I intend to wear my own pants. Where should I start?

Dragonrage
07-09-2010, 01:35 AM
I think a Material you might want to use is soft vinyl, there is two types I found one which is cotton inlay-ed and one which is thick vinyl. I used the cotton inlay one to make my race jacket for my AH! My goddess cosplay, you can layer about three before it gets touch on a sewing machine while the thick vinyl you're going to need a heavy duty needle and pliers. The cotton worked fast but was hot as anything to wear the thick too forever to work with and i just gave up on it. The Helmet might be a bit of a challenge but try to fight an old motorcycle stunt helmet and use some plastic bowls that you can cut.That is all the advice I could give you.

MrSkeleton
07-09-2010, 03:58 PM
I actually already have the helmet, it's a 100% movie authentic replica! (set me back quite a bit.) I've actually been thinking about buying a premade jacket. I know the kamen rider jacket itself has a special pattern on it, but you can only tell it's there when you aren't wearing it.

What I really need help on is the shoulderpads and chest piece

CezzaXV
07-09-2010, 04:05 PM
Have a look into stuff like wonderflex and thermoplastic - I imagine that would be the kind of thing you need.

MrSkeleton
07-09-2010, 04:42 PM
I'm thinking I might use fiberglass, but what do you guys suggest? I need something I can pick up at say, a hobby shop, pretty easily.

backlashforblow
07-16-2011, 01:59 AM
Very recently (today, actually!) I tried to commission a costume, but was very heavily dissapointed as everyone I contacted (around five people) claimed that I couldn't get this kind of costume for less then 700 to 1000$

I figured maybe I could do better, so I'd like some help.
These are my references:

http://www.showwallpaper.com/wallpaper/0712/014477.jpg


http://i.yai.bz/assets/68/845/l_p1004484568.jpg

I actually feel this is the best reference:

http://www.worthpoint.com/pmimages/images1/1/0907/16/1_94c18b0d59f1c8289924a7b9c592bd88.jpg

I don't need the mask, just the jacket, chestplate, shoulderpads and gloves. boots are fairly optional, and I intend to wear my own pants. Where should I start?



Well, sounds good to me. Helped me out a lot. Thanks :sunny:

CartonFiber
12-08-2011, 06:22 AM
Fiberglass would be good if you want it to be durable. Rubber sheet / Foam would also be okay; it'll let you see the pattern and how it'll look immediately upon cutting.