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    Apr 26, 2013, 5:37 PM - Tips on how to make Wreck-it Ralph styled arms? #1

    Hey everybody! I'm making a Wreck-it Ralph costume for Dragon*Con... using the toy hands because they're decent enough and look the part. What I need to figure out now is how to make the arms big like Ralph's are in the movie. I'm padding out the overalls to get the general shape of Ralph down, and I have some big feet on order as well. I was thinking a muscle suit at first, but Ralph isn't really muscley - he's just BIG. So, any pointers or tips on how I can make this work?
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    Apr 26, 2013, 8:10 PM - Re: Tips on how to make Wreck-it Ralph styled arms? #2

    If you're on a budget you could foam pad the arms and use a nice flesh colored spandex or nylon material.
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    Apr 26, 2013, 8:59 PM - Re: Tips on how to make Wreck-it Ralph styled arms? #3

    What kind of foam, and how would I get it to stick inside the spandex?

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    Apr 26, 2013, 11:26 PM - Re: Tips on how to make Wreck-it Ralph styled arms? #4

    I was going to build a Wreck it Ralph costume to accompany what would have been my daughter's Vanellope costume, but she decided on batgirl instead (not my influence I'm sure). That being said, I did some research and even bought materials. The two threads that were most helpful were as following.

    http://www.therpf.com/f24/giant-styl...loween-163222/


    http://www.therpf.com/f24/biopredato...e-hulk-164942/


    Hope this helps.
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    Apr 26, 2013, 11:43 PM - Re: Tips on how to make Wreck-it Ralph styled arms? #5

    What did you buy already? I might be interested

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    Apr 26, 2013, 11:53 PM - Re: Tips on how to make Wreck-it Ralph styled arms? #6

    I'm going to use the materials for other stuff. Sorry.
    I just bought an und3r arm0ur type shirt, and electric carving knife and the foam that would be glued on and carved. My initial plan was to build the arms and shoulders/chest and then buy the shirts and overalls afterward. But I'll probably use it all to make a muscle suit for kicks and giggles.
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    Apr 27, 2013, 12:15 AM - Re: Tips on how to make Wreck-it Ralph styled arms? #7

    Fair enough.. so I need to get an underarmor shirt, glue foam to it, then cover that with flesh-colored spandex or something like that... perhaps using latex? I just need to do the arms, so I guess I could just not cover the chest/back with any of that stuff. Thanks!
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    Apr 28, 2013, 5:32 PM - Re: Tips on how to make Wreck-it Ralph styled arms? #8

    If you're going to match up with the store bought hands, I would just skip the latex. Unless you latex the hands along with the arms. The trickiest part might be finding fabric that matches the hands. In which case I would probably just cover the hands with whatever fabric you use for the rest of the arms to ensure a match more or less.

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