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I've been wanting to make a Batman costume for some time now, and as Halloween approached it gave me a good excuse to dress up as the caped crusader. I made a full costume with armor and ordered a latex cowl hoping to save some time. Well, the cowl arrived and I hated it, so I decided to make my own. Here is the process I went through:

Materials needed:
- Plaster Strips
- DAP Modeling Clay (air dry)
- Cardboard (from a cereal box)
- Sandpaper
- Plasticoat Spray
- Black Spray Paint
- Velcro Strips
- Heavy duty fabric glue
 
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Step 1: Plaster Strip Your Head

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This is the part where you get dirty. It's actually fairly easy though. Get a swim cap to cover your hair (plaster + hair = bad) and then apply Vaseline to areas you will be applying the plaster strips. Then just start laying them on. You want to make sure you get the general shape of the mask set up. I made sure not to go under my jaw as that would make it difficult to open my mouth and to get the mask off.

Also, as I made my cowl in 2 parts, don't cover the back of your head either or you won't be getting that bad boy off at all. You will need to do a minimum of 3 layers of strips.
boras1 month ago

nice costume mate.My question is .. what have you done with back of your head ? did u kept it uncovered ?

sellers.nathan (author)  boras1 month ago

I don't have a picture of it, but there is another piece for the back that Velcros on.

dope! really great costume

I guess u can get a role to play in next batman series

:D that is really cool! I want to do a Batgirl cosplay, gathering ideas this helps a lot! :D :3

Subdood6 months ago
cool
pie201020116 months ago
wow it turned out to be so realistic yet homemade!!! :)
starwarsgeek16 months ago
great job! Looks awesome
aceammar6 months ago
nice jov
ahumphries7 months ago
Parenting done right !!!! Amazing family costumes
sellers.nathan (author)  ahumphries6 months ago
Thanks... My 6 year old was totally geeking out when he saw the whole costume for the first time. Halloween will never be the same.
wrsexton6 months ago
That is just amazing! Way cool and worth your hard work.
sellers.nathan (author)  wrsexton6 months ago
Thank you. It really turned out well.
Awesome costume! Did you make the armour too?
sellers.nathan (author)  Infinitevortex6 months ago
I did. The armor part took WAY longer. I will probably do the instructable on that in the next couple months, so keep an eye out for it. Thanks for the comment.
Ajala Jacobs6 months ago
looks like loads of fun
talldoctor726 months ago
Nice job
dorkpirate6 months ago
wow nice job! you should make an instructables with the body too!
Thattonedude7 months ago
Every single costume looks great. What about was the cost of materials for the cowl?
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