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    Sep 21, 2012, 10:06 AM - Child's Skylander Drobot Costume #1

    Hi there!

    My 8 year son loves the video game Skylanders and his favorite one is Drobot. So when I asked him what he wanted to be for Halloween this year guess what he wanted to be? Yep, Drobot.

    I had started a Gears of War foam build and realized the foam would be great for a scratch building his costume. I spent some time trying to create it in Sketchup then Blender and finally I'm just eyeballing it from the 3 inch figure.
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    Oct 1, 2012, 1:10 AM - Re: Child's Skylander Drobot Costume #2

    I do apologize with the gap in updates but I can only work on this on the weekends.

    I added the horn and used my Dremel to carve in the designs.

    There's my failed attempt at making a sprocket for the jaw hinge. Any hints on cutting smooth circles in EVA foam?

    Next up is the claws and the back.

    thanks!

    -Vitro
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    Oct 1, 2012, 7:47 AM - Re: Child's Skylander Drobot Costume #3

    A sewing pin tapped through the center of the rough cut circle into a small block of wood or a dowel as a handle, will allow fine triming of the final shape on a sander/bandsaw/hotwire and should leave no perceptible hole in the foam.

    Best to do multiples simultaneously if the pin is long enough pass through several layers of foam.
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    Oct 1, 2012, 8:49 AM - Re: Child's Skylander Drobot Costume #4

    Merav Galper said: View Post
    A sewing pin tapped through the center of the rough cut circle into a small block of wood or a dowel as a handle, will allow fine triming of the final shape on a sander/bandsaw/hotwire and should leave no perceptible hole in the foam.

    Best to do multiples simultaneously if the pin is long enough pass through several layers of foam.
    Thanks Merav that should do the trick!
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    Oct 1, 2012, 1:04 PM - Re: Child's Skylander Drobot Costume #5

    Xacto makes a circle cutting tool as well. I just ordered one for a future War Machine build.

    XACTO - X-ACTO Designer Series Circle Cutter
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    Oct 16, 2012, 12:26 PM - Re: Child's Skylander Drobot Costume #6

    Nifft said: View Post
    Xacto makes a circle cutting tool as well. I just ordered one for a future War Machine build.

    XACTO - X-ACTO Designer Series Circle Cutter
    Ha! I bought that same one at Walmart! It works great. The package didn't mention what the little plastic button looking thing was for. You're link actually explained it to me. So double thanks.

    -Vitro
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    Oct 16, 2012, 9:12 PM - Re: Child's Skylander Drobot Costume #7

    Foam is great: durable, playable, bright colors....

    He is going to look great.
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    Oct 25, 2012, 12:25 PM - Re: Child's Skylander Drobot Costume #8

    Update:

    Finally got some time to work on my son's costume again. It's another rush because this Friday after school they have a Trunk Or Treat.

    I lucked out with the way Drobot has a backpack thing and wings. So my plan is to just attach the wings to the back thing and my son will wear it like a backpack.

    I added some wood dowels to reinforce the wings. I went with the single layer foam (1/2 inch) instead of the two ply. One because it made it heavier and two I was running out of the blue foam.

    Thanks for viewing,
    -Vitro
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