Red Robin and Black Bat!
Worn at Dragon*Con 2012 with my lovely girlfriend Chronie
Theres were from my previous concept designs which were a sort of Movie-grade renditions of RR and BB based off of the Kenneth Rocafort designs with a bit of Marcus To thrown in :)
These costumes were the most massive and difficult project we’ve ever taken on. The suits were made from a platinum based silicone. The process was long and arduous (Maybe I’ll post some progress shots later). But basically, we made body casts of ourselved, sculpted the suits out of clay and then created these massive molds (and I mean MASSIVE). And then after that was the casting process which was a whole nother headache. Since I have no degrasser chamber, I had to develop my own method for casting these. It was a lot of trial and error but I got a pretty good method in the end.
But anyways, the suit came out weighing about ~90lbs for mine and ~60lbs for Chronie’s.
We spent most of the convention in pain and laying down on the ground and other various areas lol.
But these were a lot of fun and we learned a lot about fabrication and rubber work
But anyways, this was one of the two photoshoots we did with these shoots, so more pictures to come!
Photos were taken by Benny Lee. Check his work out, he’s an amazing photographer with so much skill and talent :)