This is just a quickie intro into zam costuming because newbies seem to ask the same questions.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: It depends on how accurate you want your costume to be. Depending on your materials, you could spend anywhere between $500-$3000 on a good costume. If you want a budget zam, there are easy thrift store fixes too.
Q: Where do I start?
A: Goto ebay and buy a cardboard standup for lots of your referencing/measurements. Then, look under the zam parts list and make a check off list. http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f29/o...rts-list-4445/ Borrow/buy someone's visual dictionary and zoom in. You will find a lot of referencing there. Buy a 12" Zam, or a minibust, lots there too. You'd be surprised how much detail that are on there.
DCB used to have a Magic of Myth Reference CD and a website, I am not sure if he is still producing them, and his site is down.
Final and Best Advice: Read EVERYTHING throughout the entire zam forum. And when in doubt about a part, hit "search."
There are a lot of links that are dead links and stuff sorry! But we don't get paid to host this info for free, so, lots of stuff is lost.
Just recreated my zam site. www.zamiam.com look under: RefMaterials for more references.
Edit*4/11/09 Goto the TDH Zam Gallery for pic references! http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/gallery/g502-zam-wesell-images.html
Edit* 2/8/16 Hi all, Please keep a copy of any research on the www.zamiam.com site for yourselves. I am unable to keep up the site for financial and time issues. If I could figure out a way to keep a copy of my own site, before it gets taken down permanently, I will let you know. But it will be taken down soon. Sorry, folks, but I don't have the time or funds to keep up with hosting the site every year.
Edit* 2/9/16 I tried rebuilding on a free web hosting service last year, but unfortunately, can't keep the links and had to recreate from scratch.
Per some suggestions, Here's the main 2 pictures that are most helpful: http://zamiam.webs.com/apps/blog/sho...arts-reference
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