I have a few friends that i've watched build costumes over the years and even inquired a few times about how they did what they did. Most seem to be a little secretive about their methods. So when I found the RPF I was really excited that strangers would freely and gladly help where people I actually knew were afraid of competition. So to the wonderful people here, i thank thee. A special thanks goes out to PepMaster, Stealth, Fierfek, the folks on Fierfek's SW pep thread, the pep question thread, flagweaver, Deelite, mikey123, and the other folks at the SoCalProp Party that I cant remember, but were more than willing to share their works.
Why Shredder? Moreover, why the Utrom/Armorized version?
Well first of all, I wanted something iconic that wasn't overdone. Super Shredder from the end of the first TMNT movie seemed like an instant win in my mind. I've never touched a sewing machine, so i needed to keep the material creation to a minimum. While looking through reference photos, Shredder seemed like it was mostly cloth, where Demon Shredder & Utrom Shredder were mostly armor. So that was it, Utrom shredder it was. I easily found a free pep file created by PepMaster.