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New Predator costume pics!!!

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    New Predator costume pics!!!

    Kim and I were at the Mid-Ohio Comic Con last weekend and the 501st guys had a photographer set up in a hotel room taking pics. There was 5 of us members of the Predator race there that day, and he took some nice studio shots of us. Enjoy!




    Kim and I.





    Recently I got new feet and a new helmet from Ruffkintoy. The helmet is an accurate representation of one of the Predators seen on the ship at the end of Predator 2. With this current costume, I stand at 6' 8" tall.

    Speaking of Ruffkintoy, he was there that day, too. Here he is:



    .....and here are some more shots of Kim's female Predator costume:







    ......and the gang that day:

    Last edited by Mr Fett; Nov 29, 2007 at 11:03 PM.

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    my goodness, that's really awesome i wish someday i could hv own 1 predator costume

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    great costumes! they are excellent!

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    Awsome costumes and shots Andy! Kimmy's lookin' mighty fine in that waterfall shot eh? HAHAHAHA

    I'd love to make one some day... that'd rock!

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    sweeeeeet! those look awesome. I had to let my predator go due to other avenues but looking at these photos, I wish I had hung onto it now. great job guys!!!!

    B1

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    Wow! You guys look awesome!

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    Dude, that is soooo cool!

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    AWESOME!!!!!
    Hope I can get mine looking that good.

    Question: Was there a guy in a batsuit hanging out with Ruff?

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    ahhh yes very nice. How does someon get a hold of one of those fantastic costumes. do you have a message board? I'm digging the idea of doing one. Just by seeing the image of the group. MR.FETT hook me up. How weird the everytime i see a thread about the MR FETT helmet I think of you. Not Master Replica.

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    ~@#<*... Those are some 'wicked' costumes! I love the idea of these and have toyed with the idea of buying the bust... but full scale!! WOW!

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    Hey Turo, check out www.thehunterslair.com

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    wooo!!

    thanks man. Now time to start reading all those threads.

    NICE!!!

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    WOW!
    Those are all amazing costumes.
    Great work.
    o.0

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    Good quality Predator costumes cost as much as good quality Fett costumes. A full complete painted suit is normally in the $2,000-$3,000 range and it can go up from there, if you're talking about servos. There's only 1 or 2 people that mess with those, to make remote controlled servos for moving shoulder cannons, remote moving gauntlet blades, working mask mandibles. Add a few more grand to the cost if you want those parts.

    Most everyone uses either a full face mask or the helmet with an undermask that has no face on it (like they did in the movies). I go for the faceless mask myself because I can install a CPU fan and get more airflow, which is needed because full latex suits are very sweaty. Just like the Batman costumers. Latex doesn't breathe.

    I also tell everyone I can to platform their feet. Since pretty much nobody is 7 feet tall like the Predator movie actors were, we try and get as much height as we can. I have 5 inches of platforming hidden inside my feet and the top of the head adds another 3 inches of height. I'm normally a little under 6 feet tall barefoot, and in that suit, I measured in at 6'8", which is decent.

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    Thanks for the compliments. It's a fun costume to wear.

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    those are awesome! Great pics

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    Very impressive! Kudos on the photography as well. That was professionally done. Good job yall!

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    Yeah! The upgraded suit looks the business. Those feet though look a little bright, is that due to the paintjob being new? And one last thing. I'd never realised until now just how huge that Ram bio is.

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    Very nice suits guys!!

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    Yeah, the feet are brighter than the rest, even though they were painted with the same paints as the older body. I've already talked to the guy that painted them about toning them down as he noticed the same thing when he saw the pics. I literally had them painted a few days before the con. I actually did the weathering to the bio helmet the night before the con!

    Yeah, the Ram bio helmet is about the biggest bio around. But it was in the movie, too. Go watch the scene he's in. He's got the biggest bio of all the Preds that were there.

    I tested all sorts of bios on my undermask, and the Ram just seemed to be the one that fit best. I like it on my suit. It looks like the brother to the Ram in the movie I decided. The movie one had blue/gray skin tones, and mine are blue/white. We both have different looking armor, but both are silver tones. The movie bio has airbrushed stripes horizontal across the forehead, but I left that off. I wasn't trying to make a duplicate of him, but I can be his brother..... just like Boar and Brother Boar that were also in that movie scene.

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    Dang guys, those suits are incredible! Y'all look great as always.
    You two always do the coolest costumes.

    Wes

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    Yeah Andy I've seen the lost hunters at the end of P2, and sure the Ram is huge but it was just seeing it in another context, ie on your suit stood next to Kim that made me realise just how big it is. You don't see many folk using the Ram for their suits but it sure does go well with yours.

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    SinisterFett said: View Post
    Yeah Andy I've seen the lost hunters at the end of P2, and sure the Ram is huge but it was just seeing it in another context, ie on your suit stood next to Kim that made me realise just how big it is. You don't see many folk using the Ram for their suits but it sure does go well with yours.
    I've actually never seen anyone else use the Ram on their costumes!!! It usually ends up on a wall with a bunch of other bio helmets that people like to hang up.

    Kim's bio is a complete rework of one of the smaller UK bios, anyway. So hers appears undersized and mine appears oversized next to the P1 bios most everyone else uses.

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    Wow, great stuff!!!!!!

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    Re: New Predator costume pics!!!

    I hate to think that Predator has chafing issues, but from the looks of it it is entirely possible...

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