Making: Superman – cape

Download the patterns.  It is not necessary to print out the full pattern as most of the pattern is simple; the complicated zig-zag bit should be printed.

Cut out the main piece according to the pattern above.  Align the folding pattern and cut the zig-zag shape for the folds.  Glue ONLY the appropriate zones on each side of the latex.

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Do the same on the other side of the neck.MrDooSupermanCape_-1159MrDooSupermanCape_-1160MrDooSupermanCape_-1161

Fold according to pattern.

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The above illustration is not to scale.  When folded, sections C, G, K, and O form the visible parts of the cape, and there is no glue on the underside of these parts (except for the final 5mm).

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The completed cape should now look like this:MrDooSupermanCape_-1165

Prepare the catsuit for the attachment of the cape.MrDooSupermanCape_-1173MrDooSupermanCape_-1174

Note that as the catsuit has negative ease (is stretched when worn) then we need to pre-stretch it when attaching the cape.MrDooSupermanCape_-1176MrDooSupermanCape_-1177

Glue as shown and cover the back half of the glue in film to protect it.MrDooSupermanCape_-1179

Tape the suit so that it is stretched and the prepared zones are the correct size for the cape to be joined.MrDooSupermanCape_-1180

Attach the cape.MrDooSupermanCape_-1181MrDooSupermanCape_-1182

Strengthen joining of the cape by using appropriate sized pieces on the reverse.MrDooSupermanCape_-1185MrDooSupermanCape_-1187

Prepare some trim for the front.  Note that this wraps slightly around the ends of the cape. MrDooSupermanCape_-1188MrDooSupermanCape_-1189

Glue the trim.MrDooSupermanCape_-1190

The trim needs shaping at the front of the neck.MrDooSupermanCape_-1191

This picture shows the small piece of trim removed.

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Now also strengthen the transition from the inside of the neck to the cape.MrDooSupermanCape_-1194b

Completed cape attached to suit.MrDooSupermanCape_-1195

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