Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Cable and Deadpool v0.1

So I love comic books and costumes so it didn't take that long for me to make a costume from a comic book.

One of my favourite comics and one I think is totally underrated is Cable and Deadpool. I think it has a great mix of funny and serious, plus the drawing is great. Also I don't think you have to have previously read any Deadpool or Cable or X-men to be able to pick this up and read it.

I feel like Cable is totally under represented in the costume scene, especially when his costumes are usually a great mix between cool but not too hard to make and he always has massive guns, who doesn't want massive guns. There are one or two good versions of Cable costumes online but not a massive amount

I knew I wasn't going to ace this costume the first time around and I was also rushing to complete it for free comic book day so this first version I am not really happy with.

I did get my hair dyed grey for this. I didn't want white as I didn't want to look too cartoony.
The make up for this was so much fun and now I always want to wear fake scars.

Not 100% happy about how hard this is pulling my eye socket down which is something I fixed in my 2nd version. Also the neck in the suit at this point is not tight enough at the back.

I am very happy with my hair which I got bleached and toned grey for this.

Lucky I found a Deadpool to snap a quick pick with at free comic book day.
My gun is also too small, a lot too small. Hahahahaha

I was not happy with how my robot arm turned out in this version. It was sewn stretch fabric with extra fabric added to give the details then covered in liquid latex and painted. This would have been great if I had coloured the latex rather than try to paint over it but I did rush it so expected some issues.

This version is missing the ammo pouches the bottom half of the harness and the circle buckle he wears with this costume. All to be fixed in version 2!