Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Batman rising!

Just like in the comics!

After a few tryouts in the field and for aesthetics I’ve decided that the zip on the cape and cowl was not exactly what I had pictured in my mind. Not to mention it was becoming pretty difficult to undo and re-zip.

On closer inspection of the material I realised that the four way stretch could probably allow the cape with the attached cowl to be pulled over my head. So after making up a few small test pieces of just a neck opening I decided to take the plunge and take out the zip on the front of the neck and sew straight up the front, thus properly creating a cape with a fully attached cowl that I could, well … just pull over my head!

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The effect is pretty realistic to how I remember BATMAN used to be drawn in the early 80’s of the comics. Where as now, the cowl is depicted more or less as a separate helmet.

Some of the lines are a bit rough and I still haven’t completely attached the white eyes on the cowl. This is purely because I can’t make my mind up just yet whether to permanently attach the white netting, or as I have been for now, wearing a piece of netting like an under mask then pulling the cowl over the top. Doing this allows me to remove the white eyes whenever I need.

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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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