This is a stormy instructable for a homemade muscle fit I developed for mine Hellboy costume this year. I used a Fabulous fit padding system, a lycra body suit, and spray/brush fabric paint to complete the all at once look.

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I made decision to no start completely from scratch. There"s a agency called Fabulous Fit the creates padding for sewing forms. Ns purchased among these and also modified the pads come fit mine needs.I offered the four bra inserts as abs.I offered the two hip pads, cut them come look like pectoral muscles and bottom abdominals.I provided the target pads to form the biceps. I supplied the shoulder pads layered to develop forearm and also upper arm muscles. I supplied the earlier pads come cut and shape into enlarged back muscles.I assembled lock on a table to map out where i would ar them.


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I used a lycra human body suit as the base.

Turn the fit inside out then lay out where you want the muscles to it is in located.

Remember, you desire the muscle to press through the suit, so the form you want pushing with should face away indigenous you, glued down against the lycra.


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I used hot glue to adhere foam pads come the suit.

Start through the chest and also abs. Be certain to pay extra attention to the edge of the pads, you want those come be steady held versus the lycra. This will give it the figure of skin over muscle vs floating pads.


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I reduced one of the earlier pads in half to create upper earlier muscles. I additionally shaped extra foam into mirroring muscle on either side of the spine. Ns glued each down to the lycra suit.


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I to fill the arm v extra fabric to provide it shape and make it simpler to sketch the foam pad placement.I put hot glue top top the rounded pads and also wrapped them roughly the arm, one in back and one in former to finish the bicep. I provided sewing pins to host it in place while the glue dried.

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I permit the foam pads dried thoroughly. Ns turned the fit inside out. I sprayed the suit with aerosol red cloth paint ns purchased at Joann"s. Ns then took black and also white fabric paint v a brush and highlighted the muscles and shaded in between. Ns used another layer that red aerosol cloth paint to mix the look together.


I provided silicone psycho paint from Smooth-On to paint the skin exposed native the suit red. The fit was incredibly comfortable and also didn"t obtain too hot.