Hello all, I'm new to this forum but not new to costuming. I've made my own costumes for various occasions for at least 5 years now, including doing make up for low budget stage performances.
I come to you all asking for some help in designing a Batman costume for Halloween, yes... THIS Halloween...
Clearly I don't have months to spend on it and not a whole lot of money.
So here's the skinny, I am dressing up as Catwoman this year and my boyfriend is going to be Batman, but the costume themselves are not "completely accurate". In other words, these suits ar emore so "inspired" by the characters, clearly they ARE Catwoman and Batman but the designs themselves are not 100% one cannon suit or another. For example, my catwoman costume is largerly a mix between the Catwoman comics, Arkham's Catwoman, and the Batman cartoons Catwoman. (you know who I am, it's just not really 1 design or another).
Designing my suit was easy. Design my boyfriend's... is not. First, the major inspiration behind both suits is Batman animated series and then a flare of the modern deisngs from places like the Arkham series. Let me make this abundantly clear.. my boyfriend is NOT super buff. He is a large man, 6'2" with the build of a non-defined football player.
This is him here -> http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...61835461_n.jpg
Like I said.. large man. Designing his costume is turning out to be a pain because of his build. Originally we were just going to go with Animated Series, but realized that a grey spandex bodysuit with black "outside undies" just did NOT look good with his figure. I have the mask, cowel, cape designed wiht no problems, the same with the boots and gloves and the belt is not much of a problem either. It's the main suit. His arms and legs i'm not worried about, it's the torso. A tight suit is NOT going to go well. I've been trying to think of padding for it.. but I'm not sure what to go with. Just stylized pecs, pecs and abs, shoulder plates(?), hard apdding, soft padding.... I'm jsut not entirely sure what to do with it. We're staying away from light grey, going for darker shades. I don't need somone to do the design, I just want some help with input.
Some ideas, ya know? I'm probably going to do some form of foam padding for the torso, I am also debating if the padding should be outside the suit or under the suit.... My mind is just... drawing blanks for this...