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Step 4: Neck Pieces

More pieces that were partially traced from images, outlined, and cut out of foamie sheets. The neck piece needed to be tight, but also needed to be removable, so I opted for Velcro on a split in the back. I glued it all together sealed, then cut it down the middle, added detail pieces, and Velcro. I added some mesh (more on that later) and black fabric to go around the neck.

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Awesome costume and great instructions!!! I hope your friend is doing well.
can you make me that
Wow! That's great. Awesome job!
<p>Dude that's an awesome costume. Love the details. Making it from scratch is very impressive. I found some pix of bane and compared you to him. You look more like him than he does.Great Job.</p> <br> http://www.leathersclub.com/bane-the-dark-knight-rises-leather-vest.html
<p>I love the spoof. nice job.</p>
<p>That bane mask is the best I've ever seen. Good job! </p>
<p>I love the creativities you ever made..... Keep doing... You are Awesome...... </p>
The best costume ever thank you
this is the best costume tutorial on instructables.
You are amazing!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent!
Wunderbar!!!
Costumes are alright, but you should focus on the film making. That was hilarious.
I just wanted to say thank you so so much for all the awesome work on this. Was a gigantic help for my costume. Made some slight modifications, but overall very happy with how it turned out: <br> <br>https://www.dropbox.com/s/iw0lunxxq26eyyb/Photo%20Oct%2029%2C%206%2029%2035%20PM.jpg <br> <br>https://www.dropbox.com/s/rlc5bevvf825nr9/Photo%20Oct%2027%2C%208%2053%2053%20PM.jpg
Using this guide this is what I came up with for Bane: <br> <br>https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/431635_10100703383081617_1765396598_n.jpg <br> <br>https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/400255_10100703709986497_1648604639_n.jpg <br> <br>Extra special thanks to alexthemoviegeek for an excellent and detailed guide! <br> <br>Advice to people making their masks for Halloween: I recommend lining the inside with black duck tape. If you sweat a lot it can make the paint run and can make the foamie pads wet so a line of duck tape can help with comfort. <br> <br>For the tubes on the mouth I found some at a Lowes hardware store in the plumbing and electrical section, (the black wool-looking tubes) and for the others I used jumbo ribbed straws with regular straws inside them with bent metal wire inside that. <br> <br>I also sewed the whole the thing together through the foam and the metal rings on top because it was very fragile and I guarantee you will be lifting it up on your head to drink and talk so it should be able to take a lot of movement. <br> <br>Good luck!
Using this guide this is what I came up with for Bane: <br> <br>https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/431635_10100703383081617_1765396598_n.jpg <br> <br>https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/400255_10100703709986497_1648604639_n.jpg <br> <br>Extra special thanks to alexthemoviegeek for an excellent and detailed guide! <br> <br>Advice to people making their masks for Halloween: I recommend lining the inside with black duck tape. If you sweat a lot it can make the paint run and can make the foamie pads wet so a line of duck tape can help with comfort. <br> <br>For the tubes on the mouth I found some at a Lowes hardware store in the plumbing and electrical section, (the black wool-looking tubes) and for the others I used jumbo ribbed straws with regular straws inside them with bent metal wire inside that. <br> <br>I also sewed the whole the thing together through the foam and the metal rings on top because it was very fragile and I guarantee you will be lifting it up on your head to drink and talk so it should be able to take a lot of movement. <br> <br>Good luck!
Amazing work, and the spoof trailer is excellent! Very Funny!
hello there, <br> <br>Would you be at all interested in a payment for hire of your mask for ASAP should you be situated in the UK? I need the item before Friday and I am happy to transter a substantial amount VIA PAYPAL if you wish. I will return the item after this weekend to you via registered post so I know and you know you have received the item safely. If your interested please get in touch ASAP. The mask looks incredible, well done!!! <br> <br>My details are hamersleywill@hotmail.com and if you want to ring me its +447905 270009. Name is Will :) <br> <br>Hope to hear from you soon . <br> <br>Thanks
Another question: What are the exact measurements for the foamie and cloth at the top part of the mask? I'm guessing the tip is 1.2 in, but the rest is more troublesome.
Do you have any suggestions where I could find tubes like the LEGO peices? I have those pieces, but I'd rather not destroy somewhat hard to get LEGOs.
Go <a href="http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Pick-A-Brick-11998" rel="nofollow">here </a>and select your local store from the link top right, if not UK and search the Pick-a-brick section for 'pipe'
the real bat suit has a line on the pectoral armore where the gray metal mesh pieces go how do you pu a indentation there?
Half way through the Bane mask now, thanks so much for this instructable Alex. Incredibly helpful. <br> <br>Heres a few changes i have employed, lets see how they turn out but so far been very helpful and easy especially for the novice (me): <br> - Skipped the latex mask because of my lack of experience with the process and lack of time (started this on the sunday before the premier of the movie). Instead used a Paint respirator found here: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&amp;langId=-1&amp;catalogId=10053&amp;productId=100537039&amp;R=100537039 <br> - Instead of lego pieces for the ribbed tubes (which were expenses because of the full lego sets) I used cheap accordion straws usually found on kid's water bottles <br>- Added the velcro to the back. The two ear flaps attach first then the head flap goes over it <br> <br>Going to paint the mask tomorrow, give the flaps foamie detail, and add the leather straps and gromits to the top. <br> <br>Thanks again, and all hail Hot Glue, saves me from breaking my back too hard ;P <br>
Do you have pictures of your mask?
Finally added pictures of the mask i made, Thanks so much Alex for the help! <br> <br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Bane-Mask-The-Dark-Knight-Rises/
Here is an a fun pic of me in the office wearing the bane mask over an iron man mask. <br> <br>Thanks to the big velcro flaps that hold it together in the back its adjustable to most heads. <br> <br>http://i.imgur.com/UK8Q3.jpg <br> <br>I will be posting a mini instructable on the mask soon
Hey, the mask looks great! What materials did you use to add more detail to the respirator?
Great idea on the respirator, saved me about 2 days work. Something that I found to be helpful and time saving was to, instead of drilling the Tupperware for the mouth holes, use a hole punch. Comes out cleaner, and saves a good hour in drilling and sanding.
what kind of latex do you use for the mold? I've never used it before, but I'm a quick learner!
i think it just simple liquid latex that you can find in most costume stores :D
Do you remember the brand? I have never used liquid latex before and I am wary about what I buy. I don't have the funds to experiment around with the many brands I have seen out there. :\ Liquid Latex is kind of expensive.
Hm...somehow it looks different...I'll check around though!
I'm not even interested in making either of these costumes, I just wanted to comment and say that you guys are awesome and I loved the trailer.
I followed your directions (with slight modifications) and this is what I got! <br>http://imgur.com/WrmeE
Where did you get the mesh material?
Where did you get the belt? It looks like it has actual links?
hello I was wanting to make a batman costume and I came across yours + great job on the bane mask it look very realistic any way is saw the price of the batman, I was wondering is their other way of make a batman costume for a little more cheaper the amount I was looking for is $30 or $40. <br> <br>Questions: <br> <br>I saw the mask build video on Youtube and how do you make the mask less glossy? <br> <br>where did you got the belt from and can you send me a link to it? <br> <br>how much did the making of the mask cost? <br> <br>hope you can write back soon thanks.
Most of the cost for this costume was the belt, gloves, and mesh, about $50 for those. If I used generic gloves, and didn't worry about the mesh, that would drop the budget more around $30. <br> <br>I got the belt on eBay, Amazon is also a good option: <br>http://www.amazon.com/Batman-Dark-Knight-Adult-One-Size/dp/B001DNEE6E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1344659969&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=batman+belt <br> <br>The mask is a little difficult to estimate cost; the main expense would be the liquid latex, which I happened to already have. But buying the latex, plaster, and clay to start mask making can put you back around $60, most of that cost being the latex. Mask-making latex is best to buy by the gallon, for about $50. A gallon of latex is enough to make several masks with, and is a good investment. Just making one latex mask and only one, though, would be at least $30. <br> <br>As for the gloss, something that happened after I painted the mask, and I imagine that some sort of Mod Podge or other clear, matte coat material could reduce the gloss.
yup thanks for the reply. I'm confident this will help me for my batman costume <br> <br>this is just a suggestion. Could make a tutorial on the 1989 batman grapple gun? <br> <br>that is all thanks
No Comment's!!! Great job looks really good!
Hey, is it possible you could go into more detail on how you made the latex section of the bane mask? Thanks!
I made it the same way I made the Batman mask. Check out the other Instructable to see that process. <br> <br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Latex-Mask-Part-2-Molding-the-Sculpt-and-Casting-/
That video answered almost all of my questions, Thanks! When you made bane's mask, did you make the clay model from the Styrofoam head or did you make another copy of your head?
styrofoam head is what he used for banes mask
You do some great stuff! if i posted half the stuff i did i would have to make a new account (sigh) back to posting
Would you by chance be able to make a bane mask for sales? <br>I'm planning on making the vest and all, but that mask is just so complicated. <br>Haven't been able to find any reasonably priced masks online. <br>Thanks for the awesome guide by the way.
Great suit!! You did an excellet job and great use of foam!! I've made my own suit but I have no costume making experience at all. Tell me what you think once I upload it!

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