How to Properly Weather

GharisonFord

New Hunter
Hello all! I will begin by saying that I am a bit of a newbie when it comes to cosplay. I've done a little bit in the past, but nothing as complex as a Boba Fett build.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a method to making the soft parts of the costume look weathered? I am looking at purchasing the MOW shoes and cape. They look excellent, but are in pristine condition. Is there a way to make these look weathered and dirty as they do in the films but without seriously damaging them? Any info would be helpful. Thanks!
 
I got both the cape and boots from MoW, I masked off the soles, sprayed some water over the boots and built up layers with watered down black acrylic, getting in the cracks and working my way up. dry brushed in some brown and gray to blend. once dry, I hit the soles with a dry brush of a little yellow, then with rubbing alcohol rubbed it in to look worn. dry brushed more black and brown. lightly building up all colors

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as for the cape, took a sharpie and traced out the pattern. cut out the big holes and edges with scissors, then a steak knife and started fraying the edges and the holes. lightly misted flat black spray paint over a few holes and on the bottom

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hope this helps!

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GharisonFord

New Hunter
Woah! That looks awesome! I'll have to borrow those methods from you, hehe. That looks great, Interceptor! Thanks for the info! \m/

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Oh, and one other thing! Did you create those boot spikes yourself? Those look great too.
 
thanks man! hit me up anytime. as for the toe spikes, I got metal ones from Evo Props. they supposedly fit the boots but mine didn't. I ran up to Lowe's and found a half inch aluminium strip and made my own, using the same spikes though

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Andrew0928

New Hunter
I got both the cape and boots from MoW, I masked off the soles, sprayed some water over the boots and built up layers with watered down black acrylic, getting in the cracks and working my way up. dry brushed in some brown and gray to blend. once dry, I hit the soles with a dry brush of a little yellow, then with rubbing alcohol rubbed it in to look worn. dry brushed more black and brown. lightly building up all colors

447927efa9495f84d34c632f8e769f71.jpg


135d6a941d0de41ad93029bdf811ae20.jpg


as for the cape, took a sharpie and traced out the pattern. cut out the big holes and edges with scissors, then a steak knife and started fraying the edges and the holes. lightly misted flat black spray paint over a few holes and on the bottom

42d65d4a0430fdc9c63999b0d99bc903.jpg


0b48fded07dacb287bb2f026149661b2.jpg


71728e28fb8a32465fed2619a2b17a4b.jpg


hope this helps!

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Wow! Nice work! Looks great.


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Blaster1965

New Hunter
I got both the cape and boots from MoW, I masked off the soles, sprayed some water over the boots and built up layers with watered down black acrylic, getting in the cracks and working my way up. dry brushed in some brown and gray to blend. once dry, I hit the soles with a dry brush of a little yellow, then with rubbing alcohol rubbed it in to look worn. dry brushed more black and brown. lightly building up all colors

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as for the cape, took a sharpie and traced out the pattern. cut out the big holes and edges with scissors, then a steak knife and started fraying the edges and the holes. lightly misted flat black spray paint over a few holes and on the bottom

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hope this helps!

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Great how to on the Cape weathering were did you get the pattern for the damage ?thankyou
 
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