Thursday, October 27, 2022

The Vision! The Making of a Sensational 70s Cosplay! Avengers!

 I had to tackle yet another iconic 60s-70s big and bold comics superstar, this time the original Vision! As based on the famed Avenger (created by Roy Thomas), here is the sensational synthezoid as he was meant to look! Click images below to enlarge and enjoy!

Above: The finished cosplay! Read along below to see how I
assembled this colossal comics costume!








Above six images: Using a basic red "blank face"
plastic mask, I then detailed it with various "techno"
motifs, evoking curcuit boards and wiring. I then
added some flexible rubber liner in the eye
areas...Added a plastic yellow "gem..."



Above: Using a template for creating a heat-formed, foam-made
neck appliance, I figured out the final neck collar look
by adding a modified dress shirt collar to the neck
structure...Then came the tons of fabric stiffener and 
gold spray paint (and spray gloss sealants)..




Above three images: The assembled collar carefully
placed and velcro-ed to the bodysuit!





Above two images: I found the diaphanous cape online, and
liked the fact that it came with an attached hood (enabling
me to give the Vision a "hooded wraith" kinda vibe)!
After much trial-and-error, I was able to get the cape
to work with the collar...



Above: Finding the perfect gloves, I continued the 
"circuitry tech" to portions of the palms and reverse side...




Above: My design for the bodysuit, again using the repeating
circuitry pattern, combined with the traditional comics
look for the character!



Above: The full look! Adding boots and belt (and a thick 
neck chain), the overall vibe really works!























The best part of any cosplay: Getting out of the *#$% thing!


BONUS! Click below to see a fun special effects-laden short video spotlighting
the captivatin' cosplay!





Tuesday, September 20, 2022

1966 Batman and Robin Soaky Toys--Refurbished! DC Comics!

 I had fun refurbishing these 1966 Batman and Robin figural Soaky toys, possibly the most impressive products of the mid-60s "Batmania" merchandise wave! Batman was in pretty good shape, but Robin needed some sanding, and new paint applications! Click images below to enlarge and enjoy!










Below: The original 1966 Soaky figures!


Thursday, July 21, 2022

"1979 TV Captain America!" 2022 Action Figure! The Making of a Custom Figure and Card! Marvel!

 Back again with another cosplay scan and custom figure! This time I had the great folks at Shrunk 3D Upstate scan me in my "TV Captain America" cosplay (see it here), to create another "mini-me" statue! Click images below to enlarge!

Above: In the scanning booth! Since clear objects can't be properly
scanned, I had to ditch the visor, and slightly revise the shield!








Above images: The final printed figure! I had
to create and add a tiny clear helmet visor!




Above: I added a custom backing card for
displaying this custom "action figure!" Lots of fun!






Photo-bombed!