Step 4: Torsos
For Bebop's upper body, you'll need:
- long-sleeved undershirt
- upholstery foam (the kind they sell in square packs to replace chair cushions will work well)
- red faux leather jacket or vest
- faux fur
- hot glue gun
- needle and thread
If you've bought a red jacket instead of a vest, remove the sleeves.
If you don't already have a dummy, make one from duct tape.
Put on the shirt and mark where there should be muscles. Put the shirt on the dummy and make sure it's lined up straight and the markings for the muscles are where you want them.
Cut the muscles out of upholstery foam and glue them to the shirt, using the drawn lines as your guide.
At $30 a meter, I didn't want to waste any fake fur, so I first used scrap fabric (an old sheet) to make a pattern pieces for the chest and arms.
Undress the dummy and, using a seam ripper or scissors, remove the sleeves from the undershirt.
Sew the piece of fur for the chest to the undershirt along the shoulder seams and neckline.
Sew around the foam pieces to accentuate the muscles on the chest and abs.
Sew the undershirt sleeves to the lining of the vest.
Sew together the fur arm pieces and faux leather vest.
For Rocksteady's upper body, you'll need:
- beige tank top or white muscle shirt and tea
- 2 long sleeved shirts
- upholstery foam
- batting or stuffing (I used leftovers from other projects and some of the insides of an old pillow)
- needle and thread
As with Bebop's torso, put on a long sleeved shirt and mark where you want the muscles and tummy. Remember that Rocksteady should be pudgier than Bebop. Take off the shirt and put it on the dummy.
Cut out the muscles from upholstery foam and glue them to the shirt.
The edges of the foam muscles look too sharp on their own, so round them out by gluing a layer of batting over top.
Put the second long sleeve shirt over the first shirt with the muscles, and sew the two shirts together along key seams.
Paint to match the Rocksteady mask and, when dry, add the muscle shirt.