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working on first Batman outfit :)

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:32 pm
by tributetomarilyn
Hello Bat Board! I'm new here and have been reading all about the costume tips, thank you everyone! I am working on the batshorts right now and thought I'd show my progress. I reshaped the pattern for the center back line, to curve it into the crotch area for ease of use. Here's pics so far. Thoughts?

Re: working on first Batman outfit :)

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:17 am
by Ben Bentley
Best of luck with your project! Be sure to update this thread, we certainly love to see people's WIP.

Re: working on first Batman outfit :)

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:06 pm
by tributetomarilyn
OK finished shorts! you don't see the zigzag stitching when they're actually being worn though. Looks better on. Finished cutting out the cape and working on gloves now :)

Re: working on first Batman outfit :)

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:03 pm
by Batman65
These actually turned out pretty darned good. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out. Best of luck to you on this big project.

Re: working on first Batman outfit :)

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:18 pm
by tributetomarilyn
Thank you! :) Made 1 glove so far, still working on the other, will post pics later :) To match the Pantone colors suggested by Williams Studio, I went to home depot and gathered Behr paint swatches. Matched the Navy cape and trunks to Behr "Admiral Blue", and the Tights and Top to Behr "Washed Denim." Then took the paint swatches to the fabric store to find the best match!

Re: working on first Batman outfit :)

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:37 am
by Chuck Williams
That is exactly what we used to tell folks to do!
The paint chips at the hardware store make for a great Pantone book substitute!

Congratulations on the progress so far! You are off to a great start!

All the best,
Chuck...

Re: working on first Batman outfit :)

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:00 pm
by tributetomarilyn
Thank you, Chuck! I made a new pair of shorts already, because I realized the deepest Blue satin at Joanne's Fabrics wasn't nearly navy enough...went to another store to get darker blue. Am working on the new navy gloves presently. So I'll probably dye the old set a darker navy eventually and have 2 sets. Here's a pic of the royal blue gloves I made anyway, in the Batmobile!

Re: working on first Batman outfit :)

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:50 pm
by batrunner1966
Great job on the Gloves! How did you get in that Batmobile?

Re: working on first Batman outfit :)

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:01 pm
by Mark Racop
It looks like one of our cars (or they used every part we offer, LOL!).

Looking good; keep on rocking on your Batsuit.

Re: working on first Batman outfit :)

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:03 pm
by tributetomarilyn
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Re: working on first Batman outfit :)

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:50 pm
by tributetomarilyn
OK here's a finished glove. Thanks for everyone's past posts here on the Batboard for their tips and tricks, and for Chuck and Lynne's tutorials online :) I used an old Butterick gloves pattern and enlarged it to 110%. Fabric was heavy stretch spandex, (that's why I decided to use interfacing) and fake suede for the palms.
Thoughts?

Re: working on first Batman outfit :)

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:22 pm
by tributetomarilyn
Mark Racop wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:01 pm
It looks like one of our cars (or they used every part we offer, LOL!).

Looking good; keep on rocking on your Batsuit.
It just might be one of your cars! :) I'm not sure.

Re: working on first Batman outfit :)

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:44 am
by moparco
Looks really professional! Curious for the endresult! Good luck on the job.

Re: working on first Batman outfit :)

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:16 am
by Chuck Williams
Excellent Job!!!
You're making a costume to be proud of!!!
WELL DONE!!

Re: working on first Batman outfit :)

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:26 pm
by floatinjoe
Those gloves look amazing.