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The Perfect Nolanverse Batcape!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:41190  
Name:The Perfect Nolanverse Batcape!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Movie Masters
Creator:KnightTakesPawn  
Date Added:July 25, 2012
Base Figure:Movie Masters Dark Knight / Batman Begins
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:1.00 hours
Articulation:1000000 points
Ok. I've seen a LOT of custom cloth capes on this site. A LOT. I'm glad you've all seen the error of Mattel's ways and taken it upon yourselves to improve on an already overpriced figure! Kudos!

But now it's time to get down to brass tacks.

*No tacks (brass or otherwise) are required for this mod.

I have the perfect pattern for a Christopher Nolan series cape. I've pictured it below. Spread out on my DK figure and shown on a standing Begins figure. The DK figure's is made of a super stretchy fabric like you'd find in a pair of yoga pants and Begins' is a stretch velvet.

The Pledge: An ordinary cape (shown standing) with ELEVEN points on it.

The Turn: A spread out cape in glider form with SEVEN points on it.

The Prestige: It's. The. SAME. CAPE.

Here's the trick: If you get the length right the natural folds where the fabric meets the ground will CREATE the extra points NATURALLY. You can just slightly see this effect in action in the side profile of Begins (DK out of focus in the foreground).

Now you're probably wondering why I used different fabrics for each figure...you're not? Well I'm gonna tell you anyway! The velvet is the proper texture for the "Batman Begins" look. It flows well and practically absorbs light (there's an actual science to why velvet does this. Google it.) The "Dark Knight" figure (as streamlined as I've made him) still suffers from having shoulder pads. This makes it virtually impossible for a cape to flow over his shoulders and look natural. He doesn't really ever to this in "The Dark Knight" so I went with a lighter, thinner material that would look better folded over his shoulders. The patterns are identical.

For being such an integral part of Batman's character Mattel REALLY dropped the ball on this front. For more pics of the velvet cape see my "CUSTOM BATMAN BEGINS" figure!!!


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User Comments
SuperFigures123 - Thursday, December 27, 2012
wow man, freaking amazing!!!! using this for inspiration... one question though, mate. how exactly do you cut the cape and mark where you"re going to cut? and how do u do it so perfectly symmetrical??? thanks, SF123
J0HntheGr3aT - Saturday, December 22, 2012
Can you do this for my DK Batman fig?
deathstroke75 - Saturday, October 20, 2012
AWESOME work..!!! ..I want plzzzzzzzz can u email me the pattern, or can I send my batman n let u work ur magic on it? and did u make a video on how 2 put in on the toy.
thanks...sorry im still new here
X-menunited7 - Sunday, October 21, 2012
I also want the pattern im gonna do the cape right now!!!
X-menunited7 - Friday, October 19, 2012
Can you do a tutorial for making this cape I already bought the super glue and already have the figure now I only need the velvet but wat im I gonna do next??
jimmycontra4 - Thursday, August 23, 2012
Love it! Please tell me! What do you use so the edges don't fray?? I'm going to look for some better fabric tomorrow. I tried silk, but the edges fray too easy unless you have a solution. Thanks!
KnightTakesPawn - Thursday, August 23, 2012
I just found the right fabric. The stretch velvet and the "yoga pants" type fabric are both INCREDIBLY durable and won't fray
jimmycontra4 - Monday, August 27, 2012
Found some good fabric thanks! Can you point me to the right type of glue to use?
sonofred79 - Saturday, July 28, 2012
So how many inches do the points need to be apart?
KnightTakesPawn - Saturday, July 28, 2012
The dimensions are as follows:

20 inches wide

7 inches tall

The scallop points are 4.5 inches apart

MEASURE TWICE!!!!!...cut once

Good luck, my friend!
sonofred79 - Saturday, July 28, 2012
Thanks, appreciate the help
lordseshomaru86 - Thursday, July 26, 2012
epic work dude! I don't know which one I like more? Begins or TDK? they're both phenomenal. I've been doing custom capes for a while, but they don't come out this nice
KnightTakesPawn - Thursday, July 26, 2012
Thanks guys! Glad you like the capes I also have a fantastic pattern (and SUPER easy formula!) for making a "classic" Batman cape that also fits with Tim Burton versions! I'll be posting a DC Universe Bats featuring one soon!
fitzjedi - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
PERFECTO!!
bet1 - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
OH YES!!!!! This is BRILLIANT!!!!! Thank You for sharing!!!
evrybdyluvsjosh - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
very nice!
The Composer - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Very nice. Bravo!
Tom-Tom - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
THAT is amazing! Would you mind uploading a template of the pattern?
Spartacus - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
EXCELLENT, ironically thought, I was just going through my collection of Batman Movie masters yesterday and was going to attempt to make cloth capes, Lol Oh I'm defintely going to do this now!

The Capes look Absolutely Amazing hopefully mine can come close to what yours look like.
JeddTheJedi - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I really love the Prestige reference! Reading a custom description can be as fun as looking at the custom itself, as you have shown here. That cape has me drooling, I try to avoid hyperboles but I gotta agree with you here - it's a great Nolanverse Batcape! Wonder how it would look if you wired the cape up, in which case it can't fold down and touch the floor.
KnightTakesPawn - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Thanks for the props! Actually right now I'm working on a sort of skeletal frame that acts as a stand for the figure. It will hold the figure in a flying position as well as support the cape in "flight mode". I'll be able to just pop the figure in the stand and clip the ends of the cape in. Pics when I'm done!
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