So before anything else, i really need to say i actually need a lot of help if i plan to make this a reality, and i do, so i would reallllyyy appreciate any and all input or advice, especially seeing as i have honestly ZERO experience with body suits or eva foam....
the tools at my disposal are as follows
soldier and welding equipment (but not much exp)
and a lot of willpower and free time to spend on this.
So I'm going to start by saying there is a potential spoiler here in that I'm not going to do the costume he has in the anime but instead in the manga and its the most recent chapters (101- till present)
I don't think its wrong to post a image of what the costume looks like but encase i am incorrect mods have full permission to take down any and all images at any moment, know that if its against any rules to post template art and or the VERY few pictures from the manga (cropped and with no text in them and only a cover photo and one image from the manga) i do so believing there shouldn't be an issue.
so i will begin by posting his original costume here
now this thread is going to be used as an overall project page, no this is not a maybe, this is a certainly going to happen.
I debated about my next cosplay for a while and this is it. I am going to go all out and i do expect this to be a money pit, but that is fine.
my previous cosplay was kaniki ken from tokyo ghoul
This project is going to be easily 30-40 times harder seeing as that was mostly clothing and just finding the right things. you could say this will be my first real cosplay... so bear with my lack of skill base.
im going to have to find the right fabric, (im debating on what kind of threading to go with im pretty sure im going with Techno Scuba Knit but im going to look around a little more for the -exact- color) im going to have to make those boots and im probably going to use metal for them as the new costume is pretty intense i don't want any shortcuts there, however if you guys think its possible with foam i wouldn't mind being pointed in a direction that i could use as a refferance, like a tutorial for something thats simular to this.
now the funny thing is this costume is going to have to be extremely tall.
maintaining proper aspect ratio midoriya using inches i find that the distance from midoriyas heel to the top of his head is 2.15 my hieght is 5'11 for the sake of this argument lets assume inches=feet despite me knowing midoriya is not 2.3 feet tall.
the distance from his heel to the top of his belt is 1.1 inches
the distance from the top of his belt to the beginning of his neck is .62
base of his neck to the top of his head is .4
the length of his allmight ears is .35 (almost the length of his neck to the top of his head)
now on this site
they say he is 5'5
so relatively close to my own hieght! (speaks volumes for how high those ears go....)
only a .5 height differential!
that means i just need to adjust my measurements to an aspect ratio for 2.34 inches.
well after thinking about it i just decided to use a photo editor and stretch him out in a way that he becomes my size seeing as his height is close to my own, i should have to worry all that much about our height difference.
this image has been re scaled (for height not width) to be my own height if inches=feet.
well i guess with ears up ill be 6'9......... that sounds slightly inconvenient for doors.....
this brings me to a very very big point in this cosplay.
in the manga and anime, his ears somehow miraculously stand up firm and triumphantly when he puts them up, and than soft and cloth like when he has them down as if deflated.
I have a choice to make essentially, design the costume with the ears fixed with the intention of keeping them up consistently or i can make the costume with my face exposed and ears down always.
now i am not the type to enjoy having my face exposed, half the appeal about cosplay for me is that i can hide behind the character. but this decision is really important. it basically outlines the path i take and adds or decreases difficulty to my costume, i think the safe choice here is to keep them down. especially when considering that none of the appearances he has made with his new costume did he have his ears up. (also walking through doors like that could get old.....)
for the boots i think my best bet would be to actually find a pair of boots made to look like his much like these
and than build a frame around them. ( i know it looks pricey but legit any pair of boots/shoes that look similar cost more or the same.)
I am honestly worried about these boots, they are going to have to be built to stand the test of time so i want to use good materials to build them, but i also don't want to damage my knees or ankle by essentially wearing weights and walking around a convention center for days in a row. I honestly would love any advice on this at all.
I am going to work more on planning and update this regularly but i think this will be all for tonight.
if anyone would be kind enough to help me with the following points it would be much appreciated.... firstly i need help with the gauntlets a whole lot and the armor for the boots....
I also can't find a male non spandex non muscle suit template for a body suit, i know i have to learn it but I've been told that in sewing you can print out "templates" and follow them and sew them together? i am incredibly new to this.... but i am 100% willing to put the time in, I'm currently looking for this information but everything i find is for spandex..... im in your hands, i will try my hardest and hope this comes out with or without help, and i will be posting updates with or without help as well!
Milky Bubbles on 2 years ago
I am not entirely sure what you are exactly needing help with but!!
I can definitely give you some tips with the armor bits!
[URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsmAzZqaHJw"]There are lots of videos[/URL] on making armor from foam on YouTube!
[URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MAyu19v308"]Here is another[/URL]!
Patterning armor out of foam is also pretty simple and is typically included in the videos that people make about making the armor out of foam! So I think you will benefit from having a good play list of foam tutorial videos to glance at as you work through this project. c:
You for sure want to make your shoe covers out of foam, metal-working is no joke, but since you have access to a 3D printer, you could also try designing and printing those pieces for something light weight because as you said, you don't wanna weigh your feet down at a convention, it gets really old, really fast.
You could also try designing something for yourself to 3D for all of the armor pieces but in terms of post-work necessary to get a good finish, I would definitely say try foam first!
Those boots seem like an awesome base for you to work from as well so I would definitely say for you to buy them especially since they aren't horribly expensive.
[URL="http://www.joann.com/mccalls-pattern-m7340-mens-zippered-bodysuit-by-yaya-han/zprd_15022809a.html#q=yaya+han&prefn1=prod_type&sz=36&start=37&prefv1=Product"]Yaya Han actually makes a body suit pattern for men[/URL] and it's not painfully expensive!
There are also lots of shoe cover tutorials on YouTube, especially with foam!
Try looking up: "Foam shoe covers" on YouTube and scroll through to see if you find anything useful!
If you can, restate what you are needing help with?
All I saw was at the end where you say the gauntlets and armor and stuff!