Deathstroke has been in DC Comics for years, but his recent appearance in Arrow seems to have made the character a little more popular. I’m basing this unscientific observation on the fact that I’ve seen more cosplayers dressed like Deathstroke than ever before — cosplayers like Instructables user Shadow of Intent. He made a replica of the costume mostly from foam with a dual color paint. He said:
The build time was about 10 weeks (200 hours) and cost about £60 in parts. Some I’d already purchased for use with my other costumes, like the thermal top, and others I had plenty spare after finishing (glue gun sticks). Other inexpensive items I used but already had were elastic and Velcro, although these are available at a low cost of around £1 a metre.
He said at least 50 hours of the work was spent turning armor sections in 2D nets, measuring the reference images, and drawing them onto foam. You can see a few in-progress pics below.
Read more about the build at Instructables.