Alright so I've already made a Tron costume due to the fact that it is my favorite movie. I made it using spandex, hockey gear, glow paint, and reflective tape. Here is what I came up with:
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As you can see I even made my ex gf a Yori outfit. Though due to time restraints I never finished it. You can tell by looking at the awful hat and the tennis shoes.
so the reason I bring this past costume up is because since making this costume (and especially after Yori), I've wanted to make a Tron costume that isn't blue. And seeing as Sark is such an awesome villain, this has been a goal of mine for some time. Though I start to think about how intricate I want it, when it comes down to it none of the intricacy really matters as my original Tron costume was quite a hit at conventions anyways and a costume I end up wearing even if I don't plan on it. So I guess it makes sense to make another one especially since they are so fun to make.
So one thing I thought about was Sark's layers.
As you can see, he has weird leg pads, a dance belt, and short cut top on. I stressed so much time thinking about these. My solution is what I did for the belt on my original Tron: just draw it on. More layers could end up costing more money than I need and drawing it on will look cool since when the lights go out theres more glowing lines. And finding a dance belt that doesnt have a thong in the back might prove hard .
I bought the red glow paint from glopaint.com (actually from dharmatrading.com but glopaint.com is the company that makes it and they were discontinued at the time but dharma was still selling them). When I received them in the mail I was quite disappointed with what I received. The red paint was a light red that almost appeared pink. It glows orange in the dark though. I almost considered buying the brush on red paint from glowinc.com but I figured I'd do a test run on a garment with the other stuff I bought
To be honest I actually kinda like the way it turned out. Though a deep red glow would be cool like the glow inc kind, brushing it on would be much more difficult that the squeeze tube that this kind has that I can just draw with.
Finally the part I was dreading the most was the hood. What I decided to do is just get a white ski mask thats open faced and I can just pull under my chin. I work at medieval times and the "chainmail hoods" (basically black fabric with silver stitching in it) we use have the perfect shape but I dont have anyone to sew a white one for me so I'm just going to have to go with the the balaclava ski mask for now. The head piece will be made using craft foam and reflective tape and will be velcroed to the hood. I will post progress pictures when I order my spandex and start work on it.