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    Aug 15, 2011, 12:36 PM - Mr. Freeze - First costume! #1

    Ok, over the years I've noticed that Halloween has been diminishing for a lot of people, at least around north east Ohio. So this year I'm going all out to try an revitalize the holiday for my hometown. Maybe if they see a well done Mr. Freeze costume some people will be inspired to do the same. I've spent a lot of time doing research, and from I've got a few ideas I want to run past the experts. I want to make a more militant looking Mr. Freeze without a lot of cartoony flat panels. As such I'm basing my costume off of the awesome Arkham Asylum art with some ideas taken from other pictures.

    Here's what I'm thinking so far:


    -The head dome will be a plastic plant cloche, most other costumes I've seen use them and they've worked pretty well
    -Of course welder's goggle with red lenses is a must and can't be overlooked
    -His belt I wanted some pouches and pockets, so a surplus M1 cartridge belt might be in order
    -His gun will just be a modified nerf gun
    -will need to get snow boots and maybe some boot spats to cover them
    -For his clothes though I'm a little worried, I'm afraid that buying a black or dark grey snow coat/pants will be too bulky and make him look like a puff ball, so I was thinking about getting a motorcycle body armor shirt or football shoulder pads and then covering that with sheet foam to break up the outline. (going from what I've seen on here I've already gone out to Harbor Freight and bought anti-fatigue foam)


    that's the back view by the way.....the front looks a lot like football pads


    I was also thinking of getting catcher's shin guards instead of the boot spats
    http://m.baseballrampage.com/p/produ...IF_display.jpg

    Now this is all well and good but any advice would be great....I'd like to save some money but it looks like this is going to be a triple digit costume unless I want it to look like crap.
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    Aug 16, 2011, 1:05 AM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #2

    I think building the upper body part would be better than using a found item. Mainly because the top needs to be way bigger than those two items to accent the rest of the costume. Good luck.
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    Aug 16, 2011, 2:14 AM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #3

    They JUST released the Mr Freeze trailer for Arkham City. Some more ideas in there.

    But I do love the Mike Mignolia Mr Freeze look
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    Aug 16, 2011, 8:13 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #4

    For the tank I looked around to see about empty fire extinguishers, but decided that messing around with a pressurized tank when I can't be 100% certain nothing bad will happen even if it's empty is a horrible idea. My other ideas are to either find a huge super soaker and take the tank from that or go to Lowes and get PVC piping and a round end cap to use. I'm leaning towards the PVC at this point.

    I'm abandoning the the idea for football pads. If I'm going to do a costume I'm going to create at least the chest with my own hands, no cheating. Plus I'll be able to control everything about it, from how the helmet will seal onto it, to the tube lighting I plan on running through the helmet and suit.

    I did get several items on my trips out today. My future Freeze gun only cost me $3 and it's perfect.


    I also bought these old catcher's shin guards since I want his legs to be armored.


    These gloves and the pressure gauge look perfect for what I have planned
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    Aug 16, 2011, 9:02 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #5

    Did you find a dome the right size? I've always wanted to tackle a freeze suit, but never located a dome that was both big enough and cost efficient.
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    Aug 16, 2011, 9:38 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #6

    Surprisingly the dome was the easy part. A garden cloche, specifically a "Gard'n Large Plant Cloche". I ordered it from amazon and have yet to get it, but some other costumes I saw used them and it seemed to work pretty well. The one I bought only cost me $8.
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    Aug 16, 2011, 9:53 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #7

    I have that exact belt you are looking for, for free, in the "Pay it Forward" thread in the Junkyard.

    http://www.therpf.com/f13/pay-forwar...ml#post1823072
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    Aug 16, 2011, 11:13 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #8

    Wow! thank you, I was about an hour away from ordering one online too. A Battletech fan to boot. Note to self, make an Atlas next year.
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    Aug 17, 2011, 12:07 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #9

    I love this concept work. Wish it made it into the game, but glad to see some one attempting this. I hope this thread hear will help you a bit with the dome, http://www.therpf.com/f24/retro-comi...ts-pics-95516/
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    Aug 17, 2011, 1:14 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #10

    Great stuff, I wanted to build one of these myself and looked into the domes and had some trouble. I did get a pair of Red Goggles some time back but put the project on hold. Wanted to have something close to the Animated Series but like the look of this example above. I guess as long as the elements of his costume is there you can pretty much do what ever works best.
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    Aug 17, 2011, 1:31 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #11

    This post sparked my interest in the costume again, going to look at one of these locally and see how it looks in person.

    Ventilating Cloche - Lee Valley Tools
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    Aug 17, 2011, 4:35 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #12

    Wanna save money on beer while out for Halloween?
    Remove the cardboard, strap this to your back as your tank, and hose it up to your gun

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    Aug 17, 2011, 5:01 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #13

    ^ that's the best idea ever! HHAHAHAHA
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    Aug 17, 2011, 8:59 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #14

    oculus1857 said: View Post
    I love this concept work. Wish it made it into the game, but glad to see some one attempting this. I hope this thread hear will help you a bit with the dome, http://www.therpf.com/f24/retro-comi...ts-pics-95516/
    That's perfect! I should be getting my cloche tomorrow so I can begin work on the helmet seals. Hopefully I can get a hold of Sigma for that belt and I can begin putting together some toggle switches for controlling the lighting.
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    Aug 17, 2011, 10:23 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #15

    You might look into Utz pretzel containers. I used two a while back to make a flame thrower back pack. They come in a number of shapes.

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    Aug 18, 2011, 1:19 AM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #16

    Can always modify this. Amazon.com: Tahoe Garden/Lawn/Weed/Pest Spot Sprayer 3 Gal Gallon: Patio, Lawn & Garden I know someone that used it for a costume and even sprayed people with ice water hehe
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    Aug 18, 2011, 1:51 AM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #17

    Amswickard said: View Post
    I would love to use the Space Marine chest, however it seems that Vagabond has removed the files from his site. If anyone knows where to find these (or other) files that would be great.
    Check Obscurus Crusade, they a have number of Space Marine pep files there
    Obscurus Crusade
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    Aug 18, 2011, 2:32 AM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #18

    I'm really looking forward to seeing more of this!

    Rich
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    Aug 18, 2011, 5:57 AM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #19

    Hit the inside of the dome in random places with a frosting spray to give that icy look
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    Aug 18, 2011, 6:04 AM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #20

    and don't forget to say all those Ice puns that Arnold did
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    Aug 18, 2011, 12:43 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #21

    How are you going to simulate the cold inside the helmet? Just add frost to the dome?
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    Aug 18, 2011, 1:10 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #22

    How do you plan to prevent the dome from fogging up?
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    Aug 19, 2011, 12:35 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #23

    I'll have to follow the advice of others and rig up two small fans to draw air in and vent it out. New pictures on their way later tonight
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    Aug 19, 2011, 3:04 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #24

    for the belt u should look into mountain climbing harnesses.
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    Aug 19, 2011, 10:00 PM - Re: Mr. Freeze - First costume! #25

    I promised new pictures and here they are

    I found the perfect tank in the form of an old lawn care hand pump tank, it's about 2 feet high. Thinking about running light wire through that larger clear hose leading to the gun.


    Found these old snow boots that look pretty good, the gray part especially looks like part of a cryo-suit.


    My helmet came today, so here's my ugly mug inside it. Pretty good height and enough room to angle my head around.


    Now more questions, I've never done Pepakura before and quite frankly it's confusing, especially since I'm doing this with foam which the files aren't supposed to be used for. So for now I'm just printing the pages of a marine chest I found and taping them together to see how they will fit on the suit. Then I'll take portions of the paper templates off and trace them onto foam to cut out. Is this plan going to work or am I doomed to failure?

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