Darren Cross aka YellowJacket, Ant-Man 2015
I will make updates to this page as I make progress on this cosplay.
I love strong and color pallets and the yellow/black combo in addition to the mechanical arms more or less had me panting during the Ant-Man movie. Yes, it's a big break from the traditional comic book version but it puts it on technological par with today's technology. This is my progress work on YellowJacket and I have done most of the sewing except for the inside yellow blocks on the biceps and the side of the leg and the neck collar.
My friend Christie and I did come up with one nifty technique for those insets. Rubber cement! The black is a four-way stretch fake leather and it will not fold for love or money, so we used a little rubber cement to hold the folds down. The yellow/gold hexagons were a design I made of 12,000 some odd little hexagon shapes that I had manufactured/heat set by Eagle Eye Promotions in West Jordan, UT. The mirror shiny vinyl can only be heat set by a high temperature t-shirt press and Eagle Eye had to do it 14sq inches at a time and they did a fantastic job on the registration of each section. The vinyl does take 90% stretch spandex down to 10% stretch but it still stretches just enough to fit. FYI sewing two different stretch fabrics together is a booger to put it mildly.