Sunday, 15 September 2013

The EXO-skeleton idea

I need Muscle!

I've been pretty quiet posting on here lately, but that's not to say I haven't been working on my creation! I've actually been doing quite a bit, unfortunately I've just been lazy and not posted up any details how it's been going.

Pics have been taken, but again not nearly as many as I had hoped! Anyways ... I decided that I need something to bulk my frame up and show a bit of muscle, but without going to the gym lol ... so my answer was a Muscle Suit!

Have you seen the cost of a good one ... a fortune!!! ... so I decided to have a go and make one! Trawling the 'tinter-net' I fell up on a great YOUTUBE video with instructions of how to make an amazing one .... check out the video below.

MY VERSION

After watching these videos I decided this was way too much work and so came up with my own version using more sewing than gluing ... so I gathered together loads of visual information of how muscle is formed on the skeleton and came up with the idea of creating a kind of EXO-skeleton with can be zipped up like a jacket with the arms and legs attaching seperately!

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The EXO-skeleton idea will hopefully allow more movement as there will be 'gaps' in every muscle, thus again 'hopefully' letting me 'sit' down etc, well, that's the theory!

More work than I anticipated ... as usual!

So ... each muscle area had to be shaped/stylised and cut out of foam and then sandwiched between two pieces of materal, pulling the top piece as much as posible whilst sewing it so creating a 'rounded' effect, without having to shave the corners off the foam!

Once each piece had been cut it was then a case of attaching each piece together, forming a 'skeleton' using 2inch elastic, the sort used for waistbands in mens underwear.

The main chest and back piece has worked pretty well, if I 'say-so-myself'! Shoulders and arms next!

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Pete Westbury

Pete Westbury

I'm a Freelance Web and Graphics Designer based in the UK who's also a Tech loving, Apple Mad, BATMAN and all Superheroes in general, Freak. I'm always checking up on the current details and most recent rumours for the latest Superhero Movies and TV Shows.
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