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Last Christmas I promised a couple of my friends I would make them Dark Knight costumes for Halloween.  It seemed like a long time away but I ended up needing every minute of it. 

This is my first time ever sculpting and making molds. I hope I can offer some insight on the process.  First tip : It is going to take you WAY longer that you think.

This could litterally have hundreds of steps so I am going to show you the things that have to be made.  Each piece could be a separate intructable. If you have any questions on any one step just ask.

I am going to organize the steps in order for them to make sense but I was sort of making all these things at the same time.

What you need:
Lots of space
Oil based clay (I used about ten pounds of Monster makers clay and 10 pounds Chevont clay plastiline)
Sculpting tools
150lbs Ultra cal
5 gallons Black liquid latex (about 2.5 Gallons per suit)
Loctite Professional Super glue (dont even try with any other super glue)
5 yards Black Mesh (for the mesh undersuit)
5 yards black Velvet (Jo-anns)
longs sleeve black compression shirt and pants (for the screen printed undersuit)
Screen Printing tools (optional)
Duct tape Maniquin
Black gloves
Three Rubies adult Dark knight belts
sprayable Plastidip 
Gotham 100 boots
Purchased screen accurate Cowl
a very supportive and patient wife.


 
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footballer_582 months ago
Honestly I love this but I would never have the money to do this. How much would you ask for (money wise) make this for someone? I would buy one if you would make one.
DE4D POOL5 months ago
I'm planning on doing a Deathstroke-Deadpool armor
DE4D POOL5 months ago
U should do the Arkham Origins Batman
nbehling (author)  DE4D POOL5 months ago
Thought about it but I think I am going in a different direction next...maybe Predator...maybe barney and babybop.
DE4D POOL5 months ago
I'm batman
Gamer Guy5 months ago
Awesome! Now some gadgets. Batarangs probably could be made out of scrap steel cans, painted black. A smoke pellets with potassium nitrate and something to make as small explosion.
nbehling (author)  Gamer Guy5 months ago
Like this. It actually works. We threw it at this supervillian pumpkin from about 15 feet away!!
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AWESOME!!! Great Job!
stupidninja5 months ago
is the wife required?
nbehling (author)  stupidninja5 months ago
Not required but if one comes standard in your life then she better be patient.
duely noted
cfaber5 months ago
Beautiful, have you considered working in movie special effects? You have talent.
nbehling (author)  cfaber5 months ago
thank you so much. That would be a dream of mine but it is just a hobby.
charlyoak5 months ago
Lol!
Batman in McDonalds
Awesome
Jaxton Maez5 months ago
Dude! That's the best suit I've seen some one make. Nice job.
nbehling (author)  Jaxton Maez5 months ago
It's great to hear all this positive feedback. Thanks for the compliment!
astral_mage5 months ago
i hjope u were wearing safety gear an thelike when u are working with plaster.
nbehling (author)  astral_mage5 months ago
Always. I have a respirator and gloves
Honus5 months ago
That is a really great Batman suit!
nbehling (author)  Honus5 months ago
thank you so much. I had a great time making it. I hope this helps someone else!
Amazing best batman costume yet! Just one question how much does this cost?
nbehling (author)  interestedturtle5 months ago
I would have a hard time putting a total price on it all because I had to buy all the clay and make molds but each suit is supplies are probably around $150-$200. The molds and clay and such are reusable so thats hard to say...but a fair amount.
nbehling (author)  nbehling5 months ago
Thanks for the encouraging words.
Woah awesome costume you should enter it in the Halloween costume contest i would totally vote for it!
nbehling (author)  boomshakalacka125 months ago
I am in the contest now. Please share and vote for me! thanks.
nbehling (author)  boomshakalacka125 months ago
Thank you and I have. I am just waiting on approval. I will let you know when its posted so you can vote!!
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