Custom Costume Builds

One step forward, 10 steps back!

Some of you may have read my girlfriends posts on the RPF stating that I recently found a very large tree laying in my master bedroom. Luckily I was in another room working on my M8’s when it happened. This is why I have not posted any updates or replied to any messages recently. I was finally able to get the electrical inspected and restored just a few days ago. (10 days later) But I’m happy to say that repairs to my home are almost complete now.

Needless to say after this happened I had basically written off Dragon Con and finishing the new costumes in time. However, thanks to the incredible support of my family, friends, neighbors and my wonderful girlfriend, I WILL be at Dragon Con and the costumes WILL be ready in time. With that said, here is my latest progress update.

Progress Day … er,.. What day is today?
Having no electricity makes prop making a real pain in the ass. Most of the progress done to these since the last update photo was accomplished using nothing but scissors, sandpaper and spray adhesive. (3M Super 77) It’s hard for me to estimate the time I put in on them since the last posing. Most of the time I was too exhausted to get much real progress done. Mostly I just fiddled with them to try and keep my sanity during everything.

Still some detailing and coloring to do on them but the body’s are pretty much finished. They are not as accurate as I would have liked, but with no electricity I had no access to my reference images. The only thing I had to work off of was the rough diagram I sketched to make the base patterns and my memory.

6 responses

  1. Man, they are looking incredible. Glad to hear that you will be able to make D*C, really looking forward to seeing these costumes in person. You are an inspiration, sir!

    August 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm

  2. Paul

    hey, awesome job with the armors. They look great. Quick question: is there any way you could put up a video showing how you specifically use the heat gun to bend the material into the right shape? Much thanks.

    August 18, 2010 at 6:44 pm

  3. Jeremy

    Wow!!! what tool are you using to carve the intricate, small details on the gun?

    Also, I’ll double what paul said! I’m interested in how you’re forming the foam w/ heat!

    August 19, 2010 at 6:40 am

  4. Ian

    how in the world do you do this with foam

    August 20, 2010 at 7:47 am

  5. Ryan

    Hey, just wondering if you’ve gotten any of my messages. Would like to talk to you sometime.

    September 16, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    • So many messages from so many people,. very little time to reply to them all.

      December 30, 2011 at 10:36 am

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