Hey, this is my costume progress thread. My name is Adam and I am only 17, so lend me some help and ideas if you have any. Thanks.
I started some sketches at school and I thought I'd post them up here. I am using photobucket, hope they work for everyone.
Just some shots of my helmet. I plan on using steel or aluminum for the main portion and a skateboard helmet for the dome. The vizor is a little jaggy, I liked it that way. The arrows just tie in throughout the design. The view scope thing (forgot the name) is curved and a little odd shaped. (I saw someone who curved it and I loved it)
The torso bit, only has a shoulder bell on the left side, the right side will be more functional. I put in some bicep armor since that is rare and the right arm would look blank without it. The right arm has some talons, took them from a video game I was playing. I'll probably form them from plastic and alot of sanding.
The Back plate was my main focus here. There are 3 swords here, two will be identicle (and symetrical, just bad drawing) and one will be off set and the largest of all. It will be used by my right arm. (hence the lack of shoulder bell) There is also a large piece of something, not sure what to make it from, but that will be a shield. It will have a huge mando symbol on it.
The lower half. The crotch bit will have 2 swords on either side of my waist. Along with some more arrow/diamond things. I want to put some daggers on the legs. (I just drew some basic outline looking things) Spiked boots of course.
Those were just some quick sketches to get some ideas out there. I wanted to be a sniper, but then I realized that snipers aren't as fun as close combat. So I went the way of the samurai, I specialize in swords. If you can make it out, the last picture says "seven swords" and I realize is does say SS...sorry if that offends anyone. But I think I'll probably steer clear of blasters and focus more on close combat.
Let me know what you think, I'll draw some better pictures and actually have the whole figure next time...these are just doodles from physics class.
I'll put up some video/pictures of me on halloween sporting my custome-ish boba fett costume. It turned out great for cardboard.
I took out some of the swords, thought it was a little cluttered and I would rather spend the same amount of money on 1 sword and get a very high quality one. Let me know how it looks. (It is in black/white, not sure on the color scheme ideas yet)
Do you think a jet pack would be worth the hassle? I'm not sure if it would look right, but I will probably make one from poster board to size it up before I spend any real time on it. I think I'll make a strange looking jet pack, but still noticable.
Time to chime in again. I found the PERFECT color scheme for me. I am going to dedicate myself to making it these colors.
(this is Rylus Kote's scheme, props to him)
Any thoughts? I will probably be going the trash can route along with a cardboard/plastic helmet with alot of bondo work on both. Making it an in between sort of build. Better than my cardboard but not as good as the metal set I might be making. I'm going to make this set shiny, no battle damage. (unless it looks like total **** without it) And my metal set with be the battle scared set. I'll get started when I get some money...I'm selling my beloved bearded dragon and that should be just the cash I need to make this set. (hello $250 for a lizard and cage)
Also, I may skip the back piece (since trash cans won't be very good for this) and just use a cape. I'll see how it goes.
I have come up with a plan, so give me some thoughts on it. (Just here to bounce ideas) I don't feel too safe or experienced enough to really get working on a GREAT set of armor, made from steel and aluminum. So I am going to get working on another set of armor made of plastic (sintra or trash can) I'll go with a custom mando on both, of course.
For my first set of armor, the plastic armor I'll paint it orange, like the picture above, not too sure on the helmet though, I'll post some pictures of helmet designs and get some feedback. I'll make the helmet from either plastic or thick cardboard/posterboad/stuff that Vote for Obama signs are made of. That type of material. Of course I'll use bondo, or something like it, to coat the whole thing and sand it down to about a 500 or so. (whatever I can find at my local home improvement store) Primer and paint. The body will be sintra (costum formed to my body) or the garbage can armor using a heat gun to form it more. The arm guantlets are going to be hard for me, not sure what I am going to do for them. I will probably follow WoL's plans or someone else's and go from there. I'll make shin guards out of plastic and shin guards (a combination) and then bondo them, sand them to shape. Primer and paint. The jet pack is something I am undecided about as of yet, I will probably just form a back piece and make a heavy cape and skip the jet pack for now. The weapons will be some nerf guns painted black with some orange to match the rest of the suit. I'll get a black jumpsuit for now and just work off that.
The metal set will come later, after finishing this set. After i finish this (my 2ed mando) and I'll have a plastic set and a cardboard set. One for me and one for a friend if we ever want to go some where.
1manbatallion gave me some ideas, or I stole some from his avitar. http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/custo...atar7844_4.gif
Just posting the link so I dont lose it. I like how it is set up, the paint. It's pretty cool looking.
I got some ideas for my arm guantlets too.
Here are some ideas I had for my helmet...the helmet will be my base for the entire paint scheme. So feel free to post some pictures of your helm or give some suggestions of what you like. I might be missing something that I might like.
I think I might go with the helmet label #2...but then I might also lean towards an aqua Mando and instead of a jet pack go with a torpedo like propellent. Thoughts?
I am alll over the place. I am torn between my desert looking mando and an aqua mando. I am in love with the torpedo like jet pack that I designed for underwater movement and I could be an aqua assailant. I am also undecided on which material I want to use, I could use the plastic, which would be easy and low cost, or I could attempt the metal, which would be tough and high quality.
If someone could just chime in their opinion that would be great.
I am going to get started on my helmet today. I am going to make it out of fiber board/matte board/ cardboard/ card stock stuff. Wish me luck on my adventure. ^^
As of 11-18-08 I have started on my costume. I went looking for a jump suit, flight suit, welding suit. Pretty much anything, didn't find anything to fit my taste, will try again later. I started on the helmet. I printed out all the templates, cut them and formed the inner part of the helmet that you wrap your actually helmet around. (The pieces that aren't actually part of the helmet, they are just there to support it as you make it) Tomorrow I will start forming the inner helm and make the mask.
No pictures, don't have a camera right now. I will hopefully get one before I make too much progress. Any tips on a cheap visor? I hear face shields are good and only like $5.