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Dude! Those gloves are looking darned good!

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Mark Racop wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:01 pm
It looks like one of our cars.
A bit off topic, but it is.

You are obviously a professional, or a very skilled hobbyist. Everything looks great.

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Chuck Williams wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:16 am
Excellent Job!!!
You're making a costume to be proud of!!!
WELL DONE!!
Thank you, Chuck! Couldn't have done it without your patterns!! :)
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Ben Bentley wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:38 pm
Dude! Those gloves are looking darned good!
Thank you! Thanks for the 66 Batboard!! :)
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rickrickrick wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:53 am
Mark Racop wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:01 pm
It looks like one of our cars.
A bit off topic, but it is.

You are obviously a professional, or a very skilled hobbyist. Everything looks great.

RRR
Thank you RRR! I have been making costumes since I was a kid :)
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OK here's some more pics! I finished the cape. I decided to hem the cape without zig zag stitching. (I know it's not authentic). I also didn't tack the inside seam allowances together, hopefully it will still be ok. Thoughts?
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Rob wearing the tights, trunks, and gloves
Rob wearing the tights, trunks, and gloves
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back view snapped together
back view snapped together
back view
back view
front view
front view
neckline finished with self-bias tape, smooth on outside.
neckline finished with self-bias tape, smooth on outside.
hem without zig zag stitching
hem without zig zag stitching
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Here's the belt so far, my hubby is making that. He used leather stretched over wood blocks, a la Chuck's instructions and pattern. He welded the tubes.
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Rob's utility belt
Rob's utility belt
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It all looks great! Look forward to seeing the final product.

Tacking the inside seam allowances is to keep the layers from shifting. And you may find that over time, the satin will stretch/sag unevenly, just from its own weight, making odd bulges. But you can always go back and do some tacks after the fact.

Just one word of caution about the belt boxes - be really careful with the exposed screw heads. They'll be rubbing up against satin and spandex, which both snag/abrade really easily. I recommend covering or sanding the screw heads to make sure they're as unlikely to snag anything as possible. My belt tubes have elastic loops screwed to the backs, and I took the lazy way out and covered the screw heads with a dollop of hot glue.

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This is looking great!

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More Bat costume goodness!!!
Looking great!! :)
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There's even more great progress every time I poke my head into this thread!

I'm also diggin' the heck out of the fact that you're going full-Hardeman on the belt!

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rickrickrick wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:57 am
It all looks great! Look forward to seeing the final product.

Tacking the inside seam allowances is to keep the layers from shifting. And you may find that over time, the satin will stretch/sag unevenly, just from its own weight, making odd bulges. But you can always go back and do some tacks after the fact.

Just one word of caution about the belt boxes - be really careful with the exposed screw heads. They'll be rubbing up against satin and spandex, which both snag/abrade really easily. I recommend covering or sanding the screw heads to make sure they're as unlikely to snag anything as possible. My belt tubes have elastic loops screwed to the backs, and I took the lazy way out and covered the screw heads with a dollop of hot glue.

RRR
Thanks RRR! We will definately line the utility belt with something so it doesn't snag the outfit. I may go back and tack inside if/when it sags, going through the center back lining. :)
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For the buckle, Rob used Chuck's pattern and dremeled the shapes, crafted the inside buckle parts and welded them on. Then used rivets with washers to attach onto the leather belt.
For the boots, we used ladies leather boots, cut them off at the ankle, re-hemmed the tops, re-glued the top edges inside with contact cement to flatten the seam. Rob will attach these to a pair of his own boots. Thoughts?
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utility belt progress
utility belt progress
ladies boot tops re-cut
ladies boot tops re-cut
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Such nice work... Good Job!

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Really impressed with these pictures. Good skills and looking fine!

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