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  1. Jan 2, 2015, 4:10 PM - Rocketeer or Will? #1

    Hey everyone, I'm looking for some advice. I can't decide whether or not to make a costume of The Rocketeer or Will from the game Dark Void. Will was inspired by the Rocketeer so they are very similar costumes. Personally I think Will looks cooler, but a lot more people would understand the Rocketeer costume and therefore it might be more fun to wear. What are your thoughts?
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    Jan 2, 2015, 4:19 PM - Re: Rocketeer or Will? #2

    I think they both look great man, but just like the clean look of the rocketeer better. Good movie, and very recognizable costume there sir.
  3. Jan 2, 2015, 5:00 PM - Re: Rocketeer or Will? #3

    Yeah, I think I might go for the Rocketeer. Simpler and I have the files for it, where with Will I've been having to make the templates from scratch. Which is a pain with this jetpack.
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    Jan 3, 2015, 1:48 AM - Re: Rocketeer or Will? #4

    I've got a Rocketeer costume. It's surprisingly not a cheap costume, if you're going for a more accurate look. I love the movie, the comics, and the character is pretty awesome...however, after going to a few conventions, or halloween parties.....I was bummed that not a lot of people recognized the character as much as I did. But the ones that did...oh man...it was like they were re-living that childhood moment of when they first watched the movie. I'm actually gonna do a few upgrades in the next few months to make it better. Let me know if you're interested in a few tips. Evil Rocketeer on the RPF has a great thread on doing a budget vs. screen accurate one.
  5. Jan 3, 2015, 12:30 PM - Re: Rocketeer or Will? #5

    Yeah, I think I'm going to make a Rocketeer costume for sure. As much as I'm enjoying Dark Void it's nowhere near as classic. I would be interested in any tips you can offer and I'll check out that RPF thread. Thanks for the help!
  6. Jan 3, 2015, 12:41 PM - Re: Rocketeer or Will? #6

    I won't get started on this for while though, it'll be on the back burner until Toronto Comicon is over in march. Before then I have to make a lot of improvements to my Boba Fett costume, fix a few things on my Starlord costume, help somebody make an Assassin's Creed costume, complete a Link costume, and help some buddies make two sets of ODST armour.
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    Jan 3, 2015, 2:07 PM - Re: Rocketeer or Will? #7

    Here is the thread from Evil Rocketeer: http://www.therpf.com/f24/screen-acc...dget+rocketeer

    Here are the pictures of my finished costume: http://www.therpf.com/f24/rocketeer-...-heavy-188516/

    I need to soften the leather jacket up as it's a bit rough - the buttons are very stiff, and the jacket is a pain to put on; the pants and boots need some mending; the gauntlets need a touch up; I'm debating getting the cast jetpack kit from MOM...but it's a swift kick to the junk at $950.

    Good luck with your build!
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    Jan 3, 2015, 3:14 PM - Re: Rocketeer or Will? #8

    Great looking costume Aaron! I didn't know your avatar was actually you.....Good luck with your build man!
  9. Jan 3, 2015, 7:54 PM - Re: Rocketeer or Will? #9

    Thanks for the help DeathProof, that costume looks awesome!
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    Jan 3, 2015, 8:53 PM - Re: Rocketeer or Will? #10

    Wow, Aaron! I had only seen the profile pic. That looks amazing! *goes into living room and puts The Rocketeer blu-ray on*
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    Jan 3, 2015, 9:07 PM - Re: Rocketeer or Will? #11

    Thanks guys
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    Jan 3, 2015, 9:26 PM - Re: Rocketeer or Will? #12

    Always loved the rocketeer...maybe one day I'll build one too. DP yours is awesome looking.
  13. Jan 3, 2015, 9:29 PM - Re: Rocketeer or Will? #13

    Gotta love Joe Johnston stuff, always awesome. If it weren't for the spindly arm and leg pieces I'd make an Iron Giant costume, one of my favourite designs of his.
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    Jan 3, 2015, 9:39 PM - Re: Rocketeer or Will? #14

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Always loved the rocketeer...maybe one day I'll build one too. DP yours is awesome looking.
    It's definitely a fun build...but there are a few pieces like the jetpack and gauntlets that overwhelmed me - it was my first time trying to achieve anything remotely accurate. Now I'm thinking more and more about getting the cast of the jetpack. Here is the link to the kit: http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart...bby-kit-p-6379.

    There is another guy, Mr.Pinski, that cast his own scratch build, and was selling it for $700. Here is his etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MrPinskiProps. He does more Dredd props now, but I'm sure he still does it. Here is the build thread: http://www.therpf.com/f9/rocketeer-j...pg-5-a-158957/
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    Jan 3, 2015, 10:00 PM - Re: Rocketeer or Will? #15

    And I thought boba was expensive. Haha. Like I just finished a screen accurate royce (from predators) costume and that wasn't cheap but yeh between leather and the rocket pack shoot

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