Talon Cape Anatomy:
- Started with 10 tan panels, and hand painted the glyph designs on them. (5 shown are inner cape, and are all the same, the 5 outer are 3 same, 2 different)
- Quilt Batting as a filler between the two tan panels, spray glued both sides to make what looked like an ice cream sandwich.
- Had to make 5 sided bias tape by cutting long strips of brown and ironing the folds into them. They were then glued onto the panels, (I tried the spray glue on these as well but they all started coming unglued before I even wore it, so I ended up hot gluing them on.
- This was surprisingly the hardest part to figure out. In order to get the little cape to fall as it should it ended up being a really bizarre shape. Didn’t bother putting red all the way around because the upholstery vinyl would cover the middle part anyway.
- (Not shown) There is a small cape made from a strong black material which isn’t visible that the tan panels are all sewn onto so the blue cape-let isn’t holding any weight, the blue and black are joined at the top.
- The daggers are all carved from green insulation foam, and just painted with acrylic craft paint. I didn’t bother covering them with spackle or anything like I did the arm blade, I wasn’t too worried about them taking too much damage. 2 of them ended up snapping at the handle as I was wearing it because the blades tend to hit the back of my boots as I walk, but I just hot glued them back together.
- From there it was just a lot of riveting (48 of them, I think?) and making black belts out of the upholstery vinyl.
- Shoulder pad: I found a kids size hard plastic baseball cap, and cut parts off so it was the right shape. I then took plastic tubing and cut a slit down it, and using hot glue to attach it and a heat gun to help form the tubing around corners I edged the shoulder pad. before spray painting it.
So there’s a general rundown, if you have specific questions, feel free to ask. My images are limited to what I already had because the cape is currently at my parents house for storage. Hope this helps someone.