DIY Screen Printed Tron Cosplay for Comic-Con

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DIY Screen Printed Tron Cosplay for Comic-Con

 

"I used EZScreenPrint to recreate a costume from Tron in exacting detail. It was a big hit at San Diego Comic-Con 2017."

 

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Here is David's step-by-step process to create his Tron cosplay:

 

Kevin Flynn Tron Prop Costume
Inspiration: Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn in Tron wearing a prop costume.

 

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Front and back digitization's of the unitard prop costume created by David.

 

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"With some sunny weather available for exposing the emulsion silk screens from ezscreenprint.com, I was able to complete the silk screens for the front and rear torso graphics. The process is to print the positive in pure black onto transparencies. Then lay an emulsion screen onto a transparency inside ezscreenprint's exposure glass and backing board. Expose to direct sunlight for 1 minute, then soak in water for 15 minutes. Rinse, brush off residue, and bake in the sun for 10 minutes."

 

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"The unitard is complete (actually, I made 2 of them). Below are pictures showing the process of creating the remaining silk screens, and how to pin them to the garment and vinyl backing board for inking. This is a laborious process, requiring precise lining-up of the 8.5" x 11" stencils to create a continuous, larger image. After inking, a clothes iron is used to heat-set the ink so it can be washed. With the inking done, I riveted in the receiving shoulder snaps for the shoulder cup tabs, and I also sewed in the receiving Velcro for the tunic's shoulder; to keep it from slipping down. All this is just like the costume designers did for the prop costumes in the movie. Lastly, as a custom touch to show off the identity disc, I sewed in 2 pieces of Velcro between the shoulder blades - 1 each side of zipper - to receive the identity disc's magnetic mounting block. This way, I can remove and attach the identity disc at leisure for added effect."

 

DIY Screen Printing

 

DIY Screen Printing

 

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