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Johnny Bravo Costume

Added Dec 24, 2012

by Omar T

Santiago, Chile






After many google searches for an original costume, I came up with the idea of making a muscle suit and dress as Johnny Bravo. This is not much sewing, but it is easy and fast.
The muscle suit is made with a layer of a sheer shirt to which foam muscles are glued with rubber cement (it is very important to cover your skin with plastic wrap before doing so). Another layer of sheer shirt was placed on top and stitched around the muscles to give definition (with a Zig Zag stitch). Most of it was made by hand.
Another two sheer shirts were placed on top to hide the color of the foam that showed through.
On top, there’s a simple black T shirt as the character wears.
The wig is made out of EVA foam, hot glued and iron molded. A coat of PVA to make it a little stiff, another coat Acrylic resin on top to let the spray paint stay and final touches made with several colors of sharpies.
Jeans and sneakers complete the costume.
It is kinda hot to wear, but totally worth it. ;)

Material Notes

EVA foam, Sheer Undergarment, Foam, Acrylic Resin, Spray paint, Sharpies




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Sep 28, 2014, 05.36 AMby Conrad Clark

    What and where can I get EVA foam and what is PVA? Also if its not too much where do you get the skin colored sheer shirts? Id really like to make this costume! Maybe you can help me with some of the details! :)

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    Feb 22, 2013, 02.24 PMby Andrei Zuv

    How i can by this?

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      Feb 27, 2013, 03.46 PMby Omar T

      Sorry Andrei, it is not for sale, but every step is pretty much explained. If you have any questions I’d be happy to clarify them for you. Just mail to ;)

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    Jan 11, 2013, 05.16 AMby marloncosta

    awesome! I love the “Angry Birds” pajama pants as well! ; )

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    Jan 3, 2013, 09.33 PMby sadmanyeghaz

    You have a great talent. Do you spend time for new ideas, bravo

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      Jan 6, 2013, 01.51 AMby Omar T

      not Bravo, Johnny Bravo!, hehehe

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    Dec 28, 2012, 10.40 AMby martinK

    that’s hilarious!! sexy man ; this body makes me dream of you, hahahaha realy great costume!!! and so to see with a lot of fun to make it and to wear it. like it very much

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      Jan 6, 2013, 01.50 AMby Omar T

      New year’s party was a blast!
      Thanks for your kind words

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    Dec 26, 2012, 10.33 PMby krice

    Great work!

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      Dec 28, 2012, 02.28 AMby Omar T


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    Dec 24, 2012, 07.05 PMby Mary Athey

    Totally class outfit. I look fabulous.merry xmas xx

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      Dec 25, 2012, 01.56 PMby Omar T

      Thanks a lot, and merry Xmas 2u2!!!

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    Dec 24, 2012, 12.44 PMby ilonameron

    soooooo coooool, great job! can’t wipe the smile out of my face. you really enjoyed making it and wearing it too.

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      Dec 24, 2012, 06.30 PMby Omar T

      I had a blast, I’m still laughing.

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    Dec 24, 2012, 10.30 AMby Ivanamania

    Hey Foxy Mama! great costume!

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      Dec 24, 2012, 10.57 AMby Omar T

      You make me blush, thanks!!

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