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Iron Man Cosplay - 3 by caffeine-crusader Iron Man Cosplay - 3 by caffeine-crusader
First time "wearing" the suit. No straps yet so it shifted around a lot.

- On November 30th I started working on an Iron Man suit to wear to the Avengers movie premier in May. My friends and I are all dressing in costumes, and I claimed Iron Man right away.

The suit is made of regular craft foam, and uses both a 2mm and a 6mm thickness for various parts. It is made using modified Pepakura files and, while not an exact replica of the Mark VI suit, it is fairly close.

Once the weather here clears up a bit I'll be resin-ing and painting, but until then I'll be fine tuning and tweaking the design.
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:iconcrazycrazykiwi:
CrazycrazyKiwi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Hey man do you do any comission work?
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
I do indeed. Drop me a PM!
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CrazycrazyKiwi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Hey You.

That's awesome news. I really love your work with your suits. and was very interesting in buying aa suit. I was wondering what type of price rage  I am looking at for for say of one of you suits. and what type of notice would you need  what type of info do I need to send you to this rolling :) 
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cheesecube123 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dont mind me asking, but how did you attach the armor to your under suit? 
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
The undersuit and the armor actually aren't attached in any way. The legs and arms are jointed at the elbows and knees and support each other, and the shoulders and upper arm are just attached to the torso. If I did it again, I think I would put in a buckle or snap to hold the thigh piece in place because it like to turn.
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cheesecube123 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ok ^^ thank you 
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dostiik Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very clean work! Great job!! :) 
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Cupcake-Reaper Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Where did you buy the foam from?
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:iconcaffeine-crusader:
caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Any craft store should carry it. 
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TheIronFerret Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I would make an iron man suit but i cant afford it :(
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
If you're smart about the spending you can make a pretty decent one for around $200. Which while expensive, isn't the end of the world! Saving up is the way to go.
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silvereyedsurfer Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a beautiful armor O.O exelent! am building a iron patriot helmet made out of foam , its my first thing since i dont have enough for a suit i decided to start with the helmet but i dont think ill do fine since everybody tells me ive should started with the suit so i can get the hang of it and leave the helmet for last since its the hardest thing in the world to make a foam helmet! but i finished cutting the pieces now i will trace them lol too late
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Just a heads up for the helmet, to keep the foam in the exact shape so it all lines up I glued wire alone all the long curves so I could bend it into place. Good luck!
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silvereyedsurfer Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Wire??? Never though of that wow but how exacly . Do you have a sample picture so i can see??? Doesnt have to be with the helmet, youst a piece of foam with the wire so i can understand more
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Im trying to make one myself so i might need your feedback soon. Great work on the suit :)
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I'll help in any way i can!
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks i really appreciate that. The paper building process is so hard for me I tend to give up and quit and then nothing gets done. I saw they had a foam version of iron man so Ill be giving a couple things a shot.. I really want to finish a suit this month but for me thats unrealistic.
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
If you're planning on doing the foam files invest in a heat gun. I couldn't have done it without one!
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ive had one for years. I use it to smooth out my clay surface when sculpting creatures XD
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TRIUMVIRATES Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
cool
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MalteseLizzieMcGee Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
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Steamland Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
this. is. PEREFECT and inseprtially EPICX!!
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IcyTwaine Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome that you went to the Avengers all suited up!
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Thanks! :)
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Never-be-a-Memory Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you do commissions of this scale? or perhaps could I ask how/what you made this out of?
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
I would totally do a commission of this scale. And as for the how/what. It's 4mm and 6mm foam - I'm currently working on a War Machine costume and I will be filing the process to make it easier to explain.
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Never-be-a-Memory Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now the real question........ How much? $$
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Jakk-The-Dragon Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please tell me you have a tutorial of sorts.
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
No, but I'm about to start building the Mark VII armor and War Machine. I could document the process? If not theherotutorials on youtube has some great videos - not how I did mine, but seems to work for a lot of people.
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Jakk-The-Dragon Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool thanks!
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Kolin-Roberts Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Dude good job! I'm loving the way yours is turing out, I just wish my MK IV looked half as good.
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Thanks! I saw you're MK IV and it looks great. Out of curiosity, what did you use to paint it?
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Kolin-Roberts Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
I sealed it with regular white glue, then used duplicolor's Dark Cherry Metalic and Valspar gold. I then used Krylon latex gloss clear coat. Please note to use the latex clear coat, if not the duplicolor will chip and crack the moment it flexes.
Hope this helps.
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Thanks, that does help a lot. I have sealed it in glue already, but I couldn't decided what red to use.
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Kolin-Roberts Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Ahh good stuff. Most of the people on the RPF have gone with the Dark Cherry, and after using it I dont blame them.
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aleio16 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Artist
Hey, if you're using pepakura, how are you using crafting foam? I'm really interested becuase the premier also, and since I live in San Diego, Comic-COn in early july this year.
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
What I did is I folded the pepakura pieces and then heated and stretched the craft foam into the same general shape, cut it, and then trimmed it to fit right.
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aleio16 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Artist
ohhhhhh, okay. that makes a lot of sense now. Cool man, ty. you finish it up yet?
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
I'm waiting for it to stop raining here in Chicago to paint it - I want it to be done in time to wear to the Avengers premier, but we'll see.
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aleio16 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Artist
well good luck man. hope it stops raining :P
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Thanks!
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aleio16 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Artist
Wow, I spoke like someone who never went to school.

Okay, I kind of know how pepakura works, like with the 3D modeling and then printing out and cutting a folding and what-not, but where does the crafting foam come in? I've never actually made a costume before, and I've been meaning to for a few years. But yeah, if you can let me know, that would be fucking sick.

And yeah, my motivation is pretty much the same as yours. My friends and I wanted to dress up for the Avengers premier, and I wanted to be Iron Man, but i figured it would be too hard becuase I didn't know how, so I was just going to be classic Hawkeye. But if I made an Iron Man costume, I could cosplay when I go to Comic-Con this summer.
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Kolin-Roberts Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
There are pepakura files for foam as well. Just give a search for Iron Man Foam, and you should be able to find them no problem.
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
There are files for foam! How did I miss this? God this would have been so much easier. Oh well. I'll hunt them down for War Machine.
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Kolin-Roberts Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
No need to hunt them down![link]
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Thank you so much.
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aleio16 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Artist
yeah, my girlfriend mentioned something like that. crap, it's almost may, lol. hope you get it finished soon if you havent done so already.
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toyarima Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Wow! That is amazing! :omg: Have you done something somewhat like this before? You will surely be the talk of the premier and if you wear it at a convention, you may move a couple feet every couple hours or so, haha!
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caffeine-crusader Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
No, I've never done something like this before but I decided to just go for it. I really want to wear it, but I'm afraid that I would pass out because it's so hot in conventions. XD Thanks!
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lalenca Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
OMG!
i love it
can't wait to see it finish (:
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