This is the first preview shot from the Scarlet Witch shoot I did with Stillvisions at Fan Expo last year. I'm not a huge huge fan of how I look in this shot, but I do still like the shot none the less! Plus you can see most of the costume in this shot which is nice ^^ I can't wait to see the rest of this shoot!
Costume was made entirely by me, including the headpiece and the armlets This lovely photo was actually taken by ~stillvisions
Well here she is! This would be my Black Widow costume! I have to say I was really really happy with this costume.. Until I started seeing pictures of it. The fabric does some weird weird thing when a flash hits it that makes me look.. well just plain horrible! Which I have to say is quite a super downer.. I was looking Forwards to using that body suit for several things The odd part is that it doesn't look all that shiny in person, and my camera didn't do the annoying awful shine thing that every one else's seems to...
But enough of that, onto costume (and picture) specifics.
This wonderful picture was taken by Rob Emery (and may I just say he did an amazing job getting pictures of the costume that don't look horrible!) Everything costume wise was made by me I am also in the costume And I did the make-up ^^
I wasn't lying when I said I was working on a Huntress costume! This particular version of Huntress has been on my dream list of costumes for a long time. I have a soft spot for the ridiculous belly window and booty shorts.
The bodysuit it made from a custom pattern drafted by myself. The suit has a combination of modified princess seams and angled hip darts to shape the suit and belly window. The bodysuit is made from black and white metallic spandex. The bodysuit has built in leggings for the sake of 'modesty' and comfort.
The boots are boot-covers created over a pair of combat boots. I used wet look purple spandex for the base of the boot and ribbed a section under the knee for detailing and to help keep the boot up. The strapping and lower shoe guard are made from purple vinyl. The knee pads are highly modified children's knee guards which I ripped apart, rebuilt and then coated in a semi gloss glaze.
The belts and pouches are made from the same purple vinyl. I created my own pattern for the pouches and engineered my own design for the belts. My belt buckle is made from resin marbled in black and gold.
My arm guards are altered children shin guards which I've heat formed, painted and altered to fit my arms. My cape clasps are resin casted and painted with a metallic gold. The cape is made from a lightweight poly-satin and the same metallic white spandex used on the suit. The bottom of the cape is heat sealed to allow the cape to flow in the wind.
The mask is made from craft foam, heat & bond and purple wet look spandex. I also sewed elastic onto the temples of the mask to hold it on. I created a paper mock-up of my face to get the spacing of the eyes, nose and jaw correct. Then I used the paper pattern to create a craftfoam mock-up to see how the heat forming would fit my face and to make sure craftfoam was the right material to use. I followed this up with cutting out a final copy of the mask from craftfoam, sewing on the elastic and applying heat and bond to the surface. I attached the wet look spandex to the heat and bond, then I cut off the excess fabric around the mask. I then heated the mask and moulded it to my face.
I was asked promo model for Heroes-In-Tights again this year, which I happy accepted. I was very excited when I was told I would be wearing Dark Phoenix. I love angry and overpowered characters! I have some minor alterations I'd like to do before I wear this next such as taking in the costume even more and finding a new wig.