Costumes and Performances by Tab Kimpton

Tony Starkers and the Avengers.

Source: Iron Man/Marvel/The Avengers

Worn to:  Minamicon 17 2011

Awards: The “Next time use a Sock” Award

Inspiration for this costume

This costume is a prototype for a technique I’ll be using to make a full Iron man suit. I had a lot of commission work in the run up to Minami which that took priority, so I only had a week to make this. We knew we’d be using it in a skit so it didn’t matter how finished it would be, but I tried to make it look as good as I could in the time available.

Making Details

This is made from EVA foam covered in PVA fabric glued with contact adhesive. It’s a great method and when I get it down pat I’ll be making a tutorial on how it works. The pattern for the costume was taken from a pepekura base, though I had to do some heavy editing to make it suitable.

Final Thoughts

I had a great time in this! It’s built to be a skit costume so I chose comfort and moveability over accuracy. Go watch our skit, it’s a fantastic time!

A Big thanks to Matt and Timber for helping glue all the fabric- I couldn’t have made this costume in time without you guys!

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3 Responses

  1. Miya

    That looks damn good. Really damn good. If I needed an Iron Man costume, I’m commissioning you.

    BTW: You make a hot, hot, Tony Stark!!

    July 14, 2011 at 12:32 am

  2. Jan Tunley

    Hi – my daughters are going to Comic Con and need costumes but cannot find anything they like in any of the characters they like – e.g. San from “Princess Mononoke”, Sen from “Spirited Away”, Sakura from CardCaptor Sakura. Can you make costumes to order? If not, please – do you have any ideas as to where we could get costumes? Thanks. Jan.

    April 21, 2012 at 5:02 pm

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