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Posted 11/13/2013 9:27:43 PM
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Got one?
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I went the lazy route and bought a Dark Knight Rises one from Gotham City FX Its OK, it needs some tweaking, which I did expect. All that urethane armor glued to mesh has to fight gravity, so I am working on some of the resulting sagging To their credit, they were able to point me into the right direction for the boots and gloves. The mask is very tight, so even if your head is 23.5 inches as the mask is made for, you might find yourself looking like a Bart Simpson/bulging eye version of Batman!

I'm still working on touching up the armor with more adhesive to stop some slight peeling. My friend is in the upholstery business and we've hemmed in the waist some to make the suit fit tighter on me The next step is building in some suspenders and working on the chest area, which also droops a bit from the weight of the armor on it.

Thanks to the many fine costumers at TheRPF, more tweaks and improvements are happening

Test fit 1...

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Posted 11/13/2013 11:37:43 PM
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Nice. Fitting is a problem when it comes down to such costumes that are not pre-tailored. Some adjustments and modifications and you'll be good to go. Planning on building a 1989 Batsuit. Until then, a lot of reading and research on such topics as live casting, urethane rubber and foam, lacra (sp) etc...

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Posted 11/13/2013 11:40:56 PM
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Are you a member of TheRPF ?

There's a guy there whose working on a very sharp looking re casting of a 89 cowl.

Edit Here's the link http://www.therpf.com/f13/1989-keaton-batman-cowls-screen-lineage-closed-deposits-193505/
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Posted 11/14/2013 3:30:47 AM
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I'm not currently a member of the RPF, but I have visited (stumbled onto) their site while doing image searches and research on either Google or Yahoo.

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Posted 11/16/2013 6:44:14 PM


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Here's mine on my Mannequin in the corner of the office. I'm planning on building the "cage" from The Dark Knight to display it in. And one of my daughter and I heading out for Trick-or-Treating

I have a more accurate neck that I'm working on so that I can remove the padded neck from the UD Replica's jacket.

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Posted 11/17/2013 8:57:32 AM


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Curious what the cost was for both of your suits. I want one after I get my 89 suit done.

Seems I have a bat in my belfry
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Posted 11/17/2013 11:04:17 AM


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Curious what the cost was for both of your suits. I want one after I get my 89 suit done.


My suit was the standard UD Replicas price plus I made a cape and sourced a good cowl for about $250

http://www.udreplicas.com/products/the-dark-knight-rises------batman----leather-motorcycle-suit.html


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Posted 11/17/2013 10:12:24 PM
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I bought mine from Gotham City FX and assembled, cost $1800 (you can save and do it yourself in a kit fashion)

If I had to rate the suit, a 7 out of 10. Some things look great, some, not so. Like most folks who costume up, I have since been upgrading and tweaking it to fit me better. Better fitting cowl, neck and gauntlets are on my to do list.

The UD looks good! The suit I have, since the armor is mounted on mesh (like the movie suit), that can cause some sagging. Mesh is tricky and I've had to incorporate some ways to make things fit snug. Suspenders in the suit, hemming in a few spots and even wearing hockey shoulder pads (foam) to add some shoulder and chest support for the armor.

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Posted 11/17/2013 10:21:10 PM
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Do you know the type of material the mesh is made out of?

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Posted 11/17/2013 10:24:12 PM
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Here's what I've found over various searches...

The Dark Knight Mesh under suit featured in the film was made from .2 mm mesh fabric that is no longer manufactured. This suit was made from the same mesh, only .4 mm fabric that is also no longer manufactured, but looks identical to the fabric used in the film. The Dark Knight costume is one of the most complex Batman costumes ever created and you can start your project off correctly, and ACCURATELY with this one of a kind mesh under suit
The multi-layered Batsuit was comprised of 110 separate pieces, each of which had to be replicated dozens of times over the course of the production. The base layer was made of a polyester mesh that is utilized by the military and high-tech sports manufacturers because of its breathability and moisture-wicking properties. Individually molded pieces of flexible urethane were then attached to the mesh, forming the overall body armor plating. Adding another level of protection, light but strong carbon fiber panels were placed inside the sections on the legs, chest and abdomen. The cowl was sculpted from a cast of Bale’s face and head and then molded for a perfect fit.
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