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I just watched a kid break down in the bookstore because his books for the semester totaled $600 and that’s the american university system in a…

tenaciousbee:

So a lot of you have been messaging me about my Winter Soldier arm so here’s a little bit of progress photos and info on how it was done.

First off the material I used here was Worbla and plain ole craft foam. Worbla can be purchased at cosplaysupplies.com and I bought a giant roll of craft foam from Micheals. I had Worbla left over from previous cosplays, but I’d say depending on the size of your arm you could get away with purchasing a small sheet.

There are a ton of tutorials online for how to use Worbla. Kamui Cosplay is the queen of this stuff. Check out her youtube videos to get a general idea of the basics of the material.

I essentially made a duct tape pattern of my arm by covering it with seran wrap and duct tape and cut myself out of it. I drew the arm details and cut each section to use as a pattern. For dimension I decided to layer the craft foam. Each piece was individually cut then glued onto the main piece. The Worbla was heated over it and pressed into the indentations, then the entire thing was molded around to the shape of my arm. The underside has giant elastic bands to hold it together and up on my arm.

For finishing, there’s about 10 layers of automotive spray primer and was sanded down with fine sandpaper. Truthfully I was a little lazy and didnt get it too smooth, but it gave it a cool hammered beat up metal look in places to I didn’t mind. Then 3 layers of metallic spray paint and finishing details were added with acrylic paint pens.

There’s a metallic silver spandex glove underneath I made myself as well and was held up with another large elastic band.

If you have any more questions feel free to ask and make sure to follow my Facebook for more cosplay progress! ;D

whotheheckisbuckybarnes:

R’s super badly worded Winter Soldier arm tutorial!:D

So I was going to write out a small tutorial thing anyway because I figured ‘hey, I blindly searched the web for a tutorial for weeks before finding one that worked for me’ but I’ve been procrastinating loads, and then lost the original tutorial I typed out blah blah blah, I’m a mess.
But I said to jarvisx that I’d try to help them out and here I am! (a bit late, but I’ve been revising so please excuse me)

What you will need:
Clingfilm
Masking tape
Gaffa tape
Scissors
A lot of patience

Okay, so I firstly wrapped from my wrist to the top of my arm (you can sort the shoulder out after) in a few layers of clingfilm (which by the way feels gross after a while D: )
I then covered all of the cling film with masking tape.
This next bit wasn’t fun, and I recommend getting someone to help you, rather than struggle as I did; but you’ll need to cut it off.
I recommend doing this on the inner arm, so it’ll be easier to fix later.

I then covered the entire thing in gaffa tape; both inside and out. This way there was no struggling trying to get the masking tape or clingfilm off. This way the inside is fairly smooth and it’s easy to get on and off.
Then you’ll need to tape up the inner arm where you cut it off. (I used small rectangles of masking tape to thicken the gap, other wise it feels a bit thinner than the rest of the arm but you don’t have to:P)

After you’ve covered the whole arm this is when I’d suggest cutting it in half at the elbow like so:
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This way you can bend your arm, [and as seen in the onset shots of The Winter Soldier, they also cut the arm at the elbow, but then CGI’d it on later]

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Once I had the arm in two pieces I wore the top half and attacted some gaffa tape from the top of the arm to where I wanted the arm to go on my shoulder. I’ve made my shoulder piece quite long so that it will fit under my shirt sleeve and jacket sleeve (where I’ll be cutting the arm of the jacket off) and then I filled out the shoulder section so that when I wear it now it either fits perfectly on top of my shirt, or can be easily slipped under the sleeve :) (Which you can see in this really unflattering mirror shot of me! ((also please ignore my headset, I was in a call at the time)) but yeah, you can see how the arm fits over the shoulder and how it looks at the elbow)

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But yeah, so far this is where I’m with my Winter Soldier arm, and I still have a little bit left to do before it’s done.
I’m going to cover the arm in hopefully worbla and woodglue or dry putty and PVA or something to make is harder… so we’ll see how that turns out for me ahah.
I’ve tried to use a number of different metallic tapes ect, but they all look way too ‘tin foily…

I’m planning to use a shiny fabric for the inner elbow such as this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fabrics-Online-Silver-Stretchy-Costumes/dp/B009NAUN4G

And I’m just planning to buy a silver glove to wear under my fingerless glove :)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LADIES-SATIN-PARTY-DRESS-PROM-EVENING-WEDDING-BRISAL-LONG-FINGER-GLOVES-/230727170243?pt=UK_Gloves&var=530068515232&hash=item35b86938c3

I hope that I helped in some way, and will hopefully keep my cosplay tag updated with pictures an shit;D 

whotheheckisbuckybarnes:

My Winter Soldier arm WIP.

Pretty good for a shitty 17 year old kid with no talent imma right?

also please ignore the awkward mirror shots of my bathroom

How I made my Winter Soldier mask

a-twins:

At least, I finished work what should have been done a week ago, so now I can spend some time to post tutorial. I wanted 1000 notes for my mask photo to post it, but 30 is close enough ))))

It’s not a perfect copy, but close enought for something you can do in one day and almost for free.

1. Textile basis. Pattern looks like this:

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Big part must be mirrored for the second cheek.

Sewed:

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2. You need a dummy head or plastic mask and stretch wrap. Tightly wrap to make this form:

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3. Next step is a secret souce for almost all things we are making now. It’s a plaster bandage. It’s cheap, sales in drugstores, easy to work with and hardens quickly. Make 2 layers, it’s enough. Let it dry for 2-4 hours.

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4. Cover with PVA glue from both sides. Let dry. Now attach it to textile basis and outline the edge and other lines. Cut not by lines, but with overmeasures. Now you can see, if lines are right or must be fixed. Make final cut.

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5. Now make steps 4-7 from that post: http://a-twins.tumblr.com/post/66286488158/there-is-how-i-made-my-winter-soldiers-arm and paint it black. I sewed it to basis in several points and glued in other points and lines.

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6. Now paint gray:

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7. Final part, I made it from leather:

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I was really pissed of with my old mask, because I wear it under wig and to talk with people or eat something was really a problem. This one made with this BDSM-like stuff on my head and connects with velcro to it.

It was Evgenia a.k.a. mercury. with my weird tutorial. Hope it will help someone to make something awsome and better then my one )))

By 'put it together' I mean how you made/obtained the items in your outfit and how you chose style. Really anything would help a ton, your cosplay was really amazing!

a-twins:

[mercury. a.k.a. Evgeniya]:

It’s very interesting question! I wanted to answer deployed and at last I have time to do it!

First, I want to say about principals me and sister use, making cosplay suits:

1. It must looks - at least a little - like real clothes what real people can wear. No blaze colors, if only it is costume specialty. Use realistic fabric, etc.

2. It must looks good and beautiful. It sounds obviously, but it’s easy to lose trying to do perfect copy.

3. Grasp the distinctive features. It can be special buttons, skirt lenght, maybe silhouette with unnaturally thin waist, that kind of things.

4. The devil is in the details. Never lose details, never forget accessories, it’s really changing everything!

And about Winter Soldier costume:

I wanted to do pair to sister’s Captain America dress: same skirt, same fabric, short sleeve too. Not extreme sexy, but suitable for daily. And I wanted something “alike”, not really a cosplay.

Next I had to decide about decollete. I saw that form on original costume:

I took 5-6 tries to draw sketch, and there you are:

I’m bad in drawing, so it looks terrible )))

And look at this: I made it. It’s good made, but there is no details yet. Wrong boots, no wig, no belts and even buttons. And it sucks! )))

About boots: in final version it’s New Rock, an old model. I just have it for a long time. It’s agressive, sexy (but not slutty or sassy) and with metal heels, so it’s just perfect, especially for villain.

Other are just belts and guns. Just improvised with these. I had 5 guns and 2 knifes. And make-up, mask, wig and metal arm of course.

A note: I never planned to wear black leggins and black glove on the right hand, but when costume was made, there was something missing in the overall image. So, it’ iimprovisation too. And in the end it looks not so bad, as picture before:

"He is fast. Strong. Has a metal arm.
By 'put it together' I mean how you made/obtained the items in your outfit and how you chose style. Really anything would help a ton, your cosplay was really amazing!

a-twins:

[mercury. a.k.a. Evgeniya]:

It’s very interesting question! I wanted to answer deployed and at last I have time to do it!

First, I want to say about principals me and sister use, making cosplay suits:

1. It must looks - at least a little - like real clothes what real people can wear. No blaze colors, if only it is costume specialty. Use realistic fabric, etc.

2. It must looks good and beautiful. It sounds obviously, but it’s easy to lose trying to do perfect copy.

3. Grasp the distinctive features. It can be special buttons, skirt lenght, maybe silhouette with unnaturally thin waist, that kind of things.

4. The devil is in the details. Never lose details, never forget accessories, it’s really changing everything!

And about Winter Soldier costume:

I wanted to do pair to sister’s Captain America dress: same skirt, same fabric, short sleeve too. Not extreme sexy, but suitable for daily. And I wanted something “alike”, not really a cosplay.

Next I had to decide about decollete. I saw that form on original costume:

I took 5-6 tries to draw sketch, and there you are:

I’m bad in drawing, so it looks terrible )))

And look at this: I made it. It’s good made, but there is no details yet. Wrong boots, no wig, no belts and even buttons. And it sucks! )))

About boots: in final version it’s New Rock, an old model. I just have it for a long time. It’s agressive, sexy (but not slutty or sassy) and with metal heels, so it’s just perfect, especially for villain.

Other are just belts and guns. Just improvised with these. I had 5 guns and 2 knifes. And make-up, mask, wig and metal arm of course.

A note: I never planned to wear black leggins and black glove on the right hand, but when costume was made, there was something missing in the overall image. So, it’ iimprovisation too. And in the end it looks not so bad, as picture before:

There is how I made my Winter Soldier’s arm!

a-twins:

Special for thatparkerluck 

There is how I made my Winter Soldier’s arm!

First, I’m sorry about my english, hope you’ll understand me :) Second, it was lame, cheap and very fast work, because I had no time, no money and couldn’t think in these last “deadline” days before AVA-expo.

Idea was taken from filming photos, but it’s not exactly copy of movie arm.

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Actually, there are no secrets. Only one: cyber-arm have to fit to your real one right to a tee.

So, there is step by step guide:

1. (You need an assistant on this step) I and sister used simple plastic bags and tape.

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She wrapped my hand with it, in several layers. Cut through with scissors, take off and paste together. Now, you need something to fill this form. We used old newspapers. Now you have your hand’s model!

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2. You need to repeat first step with model’s shoulder, but with masking tape. Don’t forget separating layer, you’ll have to put it off from model later!

3. Cover masking tape layer with PVA Glue or TESCO or something else… I’m not sure it works exactly like a PVA made in Russia… You need to get flexible waterproof coating.

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4. I took dry putty and mixed it with PVA Glue. It provide strength increase and make form a little flexible. So, spread putty to cover angles, 2-3mm layer. Wait to full drying.

5. Take abrasive and polish.

6. Repeat steps 5-6 once or twice to get smooth surface.

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7. Draw lines to make grooves. Take a stationery knife or scalpel or something you like and cut grooves. Take round Needle file and make grooves wide and uniform.

8. Cut all the edges. On the inner side cut along. I made it zig-zag, don’t know why.

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I also cut star to put there glowing panel. It didn’t work, by the way )))) Maybe battery was low…

9. Cover form with PVA. Twice.

10. To join edges on the inner side I sticked the elastic band between it.

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I thought I need sophisticated system of belts under my dress to fix this shoulder on my shoulder, but this isn’t required! Elastic band fasten it sufficiently! And it looks natural! And all this became possible because it made exactly by my own arm.

11. Forearm was made easier. It’s almost conical so I just wrapped model-arm with thermo-plastic.

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Next I made grooves like in step 7.

12. Now - paint all with metallic paint with chrome effect. Paint grooves black.

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13. I had no more time to make proper junction between shoulder and forearm, so it was just a simple lazy bodyart )))

Sincerely yours,

Evgeniya a.k.a. mercury and Alexandra a.k.a Daisy.

…and, I can’t finish without it: from Russia with love! )))

hello, i totally wanna read some captain america and avengers comics and i was wondering if you knew where i could start or any general direction because there's a lot of comics everywhere and it's deeply confusing. thank you for the help!

americachavez:

the beginner’s guide to TEAM AMERICA by me, a total beginner

featuring steve rogers, bucky barnes, sharon carter, peggy carter, sam wilson, and natasha romanoff

↳  the basics:
↳  next steps:
↳  deep cuts:
↳  bonus: avengers team comics recs for beginners
  • avengers assemble (avengers assemble is a great intro to avengers comics, especially if you’re familiar with the mcu but less so with 616. also note: this torrent contains 1-21 but the series goes to issue 25. I recommend starting at issue 9)
  • mighty avengers (a current ongoing, probably the best team book marvel is putting out right now)
  • avengers, (the current main avengers title. there are…a lot of avengers teams. this one is lead by captain america and iron man)
  • new avengers (vol 1 is STUPID CUTE and is a good marvel team book that is pretty easy to follow along for the most part.)
  • secret avengers #1-21 (don’t read past 21), also captain america and the secret avengers. both new avengers and secret avengers are older and some larger events affect both books, but light googling will help you figure out what’s happening if you get too confused.

*note: I am giving you mostly torrent/download links. I am a big supporter of trying before you buy, though, so if you download these and like them, and if you can afford them, I highly recommend buying!!!!! comixology is the biggest (legal) resource for digital comics, and very handy if you don’t have access to a comic shop, but depending on your location, you can also find trades in your local bookstores or on amazon or ebay.