Originally Posted by KusanIvy
Hey cool! Another Nightcrawler! (Although I'm doing the movie version) But Evo Kurt is cool as well!
Ok, here are my suggestions (pulls up the many pictures of Nightcrawler I have on my computer):
Bodysuit: I would do the V out of fabric. The red V isn't flush to the costume at the shoulders - it actually sticks up a bit - so fabric would be more accurate than paint. If you use a fairly heavy or stiff material you should be able to get the nice peaks at the shoulders. I would cut each side of the V, hem the pieces (if the fabric tends to unravel) and then sew it to the bodysuit just on the inside edge (almost as if you were making a lapel for a jacket).
Boots: For my feet I made blue two-toed 'socks' and from these pics Evo Kurt's boots look more like socks as well (since they're skintight and actually bunch up in places). I lined my "socks" with shoe inserts just so that there is a little something extra between my feet and the ground. However to be honest I'm not entirely happy with my feet either. Perhaps if you made something similar to two-toed slippers? sorry - I know that's not a big help.
Tail: I didn't want a limp tail either - however because I'm doing the X2 version I can use Kurt's coat and pants to hide the base so I can have a complcated attaching system. However I have seen people get fairly good results with a single piece of wire inside a sewn and stuffed tail. It won't move as naturally but apparently you can mold it into whatever shape you want so at least it's not limp either.
Gloves: You're method will probably work - just make sure you can fit two fingers in each hole first. If you can't, making the gloves is fairly easy - just trace you're hands in the "Live Long And Prosper" position leaving lots of space around the edges. Cut two pieces , sew, flip inside out and voila! Fairly effective gloves. I just finished mine this morning.
Hope this helps at least a little - I'm in fact just taking a break of my own - I sewed all last night and today.
Good luck! Let us know how it turns out!
Cool, well let's see here with the bodysuit my problem is that it's SUPER stretchy so when i put it on it has to stretch to almost double it's size. Also my mom made some kick as shoulder pads that look prety darn good (it'll give my suit a 2 piece look but i can live with that i think)
The tail, yeah I think i'm gonna rig a system where the wire is attached to my belt and goes down to my tail bone and then TAT"S where the actual tail starts... still working on this part (hehe i'm goin to a costume party TONIGHT, all i'm gonna have is my gloves!~!!)
For the shoes I've pretyy much given up on all my idea's and i'm just gonna get some Ninja Tabi Boots and paint em Red! Enough of this foam and rubber boot bull.
Hair: I've decided since i'm splicing kurts here (since i couldn't rig a Digitigrade boot system, i'm doin comic book kurt feet) that I'll do the new age kurts hair (spikey, since that's how I wear my own hair normally) how are you doing it>? Also i haven't decided whether to spray it, or to get some blue spiking jell (either way it's gonna be hard finding something dark enough)
Are you gonna do special ears? I think since the ears have to be painted (no blue ones, and besides it'd look better if you paint it with ur face paint anyways) that Finding some non-giant full ears would be beset... not just the extensions (plus then u don't have to try and paint ur ears) I also have to find some good blue lipstick. I wanted so badly to do yellow contacts, but I need perscription and i mean i've already spent about 50-70 bucks on stuff that I bailed on cus they don't work (and them being shoes can't really be returned) so i think i may have to wait... i dunno i'll see how much i make at work this weekend.
Thank you again, hey for your face painting are you goin with the tube kind or the dish kind? (i'm thinkin tube just cus there's so much to be painted but then agian i've NEVER painted myself before)