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    Aug 21, 2012, 9:41 AM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5176

    Darkmantis said: View Post
    Woops, here's the vacuum former I mentioned. Not amazing, but it gets the job done


    Vacuum former_014 by Detravoid, on Flickr

    I SOOOOOO NEED ONE! I need to make my Quorra helmet happen
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    Aug 21, 2012, 9:51 AM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5177

    Alea said: View Post
    Thank you all for the nice comments.

    It was really difficult for me to do this, and I spent a lot of time on it (much more than a skilled cosplayer I guess). The last 3 weeks, I worked on it from 5 to 10 hours per day. I tried some things, tried other, did and redid things many times during the 4 months I spent working on it (the beginning was not very productive).

    Indeed I was so frustrated to see my work not accurate because of an additions of fails. If my boyfriend had not been there, I would have thrown it away before the show and never worn it. I was lucky Tron Legacy wasn't a popular cosplay in the country where I live (in USA, you have so many beautiful cosplays of it !!) so people liked my work even if it wasn't accurate. But I guess it is because you cannot find the supplies needed in my country (I had to order it from USA, UK, China,...).
    And we don't have threads about how to do such a costume.

    Thank you again, to all of you, because I couldn't have donne it alone.
    Hi Alea! How are you? I have written you before about your Quorra costume and yes, your's is spectacular! I love how your light strip angles are perfect with no connections showing. On my my Quorra costume I have the angled connections on there and you can see them still in some photos which bugs me.

    Can I ask where did you get your lighting from? It looks so good. Did you cut the circles and angles out or order them pre-cut? I actually some some pre-cut Quorra and Sam design on Ebay. Wish those had been around when I was making mine.

    and Oh man, did it take a long time to figure these lights out. Probably more for me because I had to actually cut the shapes and connect all those angles. I actually never want to do that again. LOL! So annoying with all the shorting out I would get from moving around, then, I finally found a solution thanks to the RPF on here how to get the solder points to stop shorting out. Put some bathroom caulk on them. It is flexible when it dries and makes for a strong solid protected connection.

    I you RPF! It it wasn't for this forum, non of my TRON costumes would have happened!
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    Aug 27, 2012, 11:03 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5178

    Annisse said: View Post
    You may have to send me a friend request if we are not friends already on Facebook to view these. If you do, please send me a message that you are from the RPF. Thank you.

    SIREN GEM ALBUM:
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...3644767&type=3


    TRON LEGACY SHOOTS:
    ( all 3 of my Tron Legacy costumes )
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...3644767&type=3
    Can't see them as I'm not on Facebook, but that thumbnail looks awesome! It's amazing that nearly two years after the movie came out, we're all still in this thread learning new things and making our costumes better.
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    Aug 30, 2012, 3:00 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5179

    Making some progress on the Tron Punk frontier, see my thread here:

    http://www.therpf.com/f9/daft-punk-t...cy-led-158703/
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    Aug 30, 2012, 8:44 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5180

    colonelmasako said: View Post
    Making some progress on the Tron Punk frontier, see my thread here:

    http://www.therpf.com/f9/daft-punk-t...cy-led-158703/
    Now *that's* a lot of soldering!
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    Sep 4, 2012, 2:19 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5181

    Hi, can someone here make me a Tron costume? Or more importantly something similar for my dog, maybe a light cycle or something else from the film. I need a dog an owner themed costume combo, and I'd love to do the Tron one, except this is beyond my skill set... Thanks.
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    Sep 4, 2012, 4:23 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5182

    pixelwiz said: View Post
    Hi, can someone here make me a Tron costume? Or more importantly something similar for my dog, maybe a light cycle or something else from the film. I need a dog an owner themed costume combo, and I'd love to do the Tron one, except this is beyond my skill set... Thanks.
    If you want a super simple costume; wear all black and wrap EL wire around your legs, arms and chest. Same thing for the dog. Find a dog shirt and attached some EL wire onto the shirt.

    An easier costume would be black jeans, black shirt, black boots, and attached some El wire or tape to a black jacket. Instant flashback young Kevin Flynn.
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    Sep 4, 2012, 5:19 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5183

    Can go even easier, black outfit and instead of EL wire buy some bulk reflective strip adhesive tape. Won't look like much at first, but take a picture with flash and POW, tron costume.

    Here's a 50 foot roll. Recommend sewing in place, adhesive falls off fabric.
    http://amzn.com/B0010AZU9U
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    Sep 4, 2012, 8:43 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5184

    ModernDayMarc said: View Post
    Corren: That is WAY awesome! Very different take, I like it.
    Did you have any breakage problems with your el wire?
    I attached the wire with a clear thread whip stitch and leaving sections of wire at my elbow and knees free to bend gradually to avoid sharp bends in an effort to prevent breaking. I wore it 4 times for 4-6 hours at a time and never had any problems with breaking.
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    Sep 6, 2012, 12:07 AM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5185

    TRON and Cylce 2.0 I made for Halloween 2011
    TRON Light Cycle (costume | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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    Sep 6, 2012, 12:15 AM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5186

    Rook 3 said: View Post
    You could also perhaps lightly sand or steel wool the underside of the vinyl to aid in diffusion. I did that with the lenses of my Ghostbusters proton pack and it worked pretty well.

    Russ
    I also did it with iron man and it worked well enough.
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    Sep 6, 2012, 12:21 AM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5187

    Is this one of the actual electric bikes for $55,000???

    joedjc said: View Post
    TRON and Cylce 2.0 I made for Halloween 2011
    TRON Light Cycle (costume | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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    Sep 6, 2012, 12:38 AM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5188

    Annisse - your Quorra costume is awesome!
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    Sep 11, 2012, 5:52 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5189

    A question for those that have finished a Tron Legacy costume. How many layers do you have under your costume? I know for the movie they had a little more so not to get burned by the wire and lights.... thanks
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    Sep 11, 2012, 8:46 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5190

    Okay, I'm going to sound like a noob, but there's no other way to ask this.

    What is the stretchy materiel made of? Is there a manufacturer that sells the materiel online? Or is this something that has to be made by yourself?

    And AMAZING costume by the way.

    -The Armorer
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    Sep 11, 2012, 9:56 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5191

    I don't know if there is any manufacturer per say of specific Tron Legacy spandex but Soulinertia (a member here) did a run of it a while back.
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    Sep 15, 2012, 9:24 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5192

    I'm putting together a Kevin Flynn robe-set (with El-Tape) with identity disk (courtesy of Soul Inertia); I'm having a difficult time hunting down anyone else who has attempted this; or how they created the back-mount for the identity disk. Any help for a newb?
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    Sep 19, 2012, 9:13 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5193

    OK so it's been a while for this post but but hey Flynn Lives!

    Anyway for those of you who but a suit arena / Clu / Rinzler

    How did you build up the details shoulders etc? Stacking sheets of foam?

    Thanks
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    Sep 20, 2012, 3:15 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5194

    PetiteAltesse said: View Post
    Got another update: http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/20...se-d4rbdd8.png

    (Sorry for the messy work room. We're in the middle of remodeling it. lol)

    The first picture is showing the original size of the helmet compared to the size it is now. My fiancee took it in about 50%.

    The next pictures are to show the helmet on me (now with tint). And I know... I need to polish it. lol

    The bottom two are to show the hands lit up, both in light, and in dark. Now, they are not done. I know they look rough right now. This is all the base. There will be more details added.

    We also put on layer of black latex paint onto the chest and some on the legs.

    Altesse: I've been following this for a while, I'm working on a Rinzler as well. (I'll post some pictures soon). What did you use to light the gloves?
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    Sep 20, 2012, 3:57 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5195

    colonelmasako, you said you used stuffing for the light distribution. What kind of stuffing?
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    Sep 20, 2012, 6:07 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5196

    Since I'm asking questions I thought I'd also post some pics to show the status of my current Rinzler costume. One thing I wanted to focus on being able to do was take one disc and split it into two discs like he does in the movie. So my current discs unfortunately do not light up, but they do split, and they glow pretty well in light. I used reflective tape.
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    Sep 20, 2012, 6:58 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5197

    Good idea with the splitting disks. What holds them together, and how easy is it to 'split' them apart?

    Holy Large Pictures, Batman! =)
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    Sep 20, 2012, 9:23 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5198

    Annisse said: View Post
    I SOOOOOO NEED ONE! I need to make my Quorra helmet happen
    If you're still interested, Annisse, here's a few tutorials on how to make various ones.

    This one right here is the simplest version, definitely best for small apartments or lofts, and easy to store: Make a good, cheap, upgradeable sheet plastic vacuum former

    This one requires some electrical work: Vacuum Former

    Another simple version: Vacuum Forming

    Hope that's helpful.
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    Sep 21, 2012, 1:32 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5199

    @Crimson: Yeah sorry about the large pictures. It's my camera's default setting. The discs are held together with 3 magnets on the outer ring of each disc. They come apart quite easily if you pull or slide them, but otherwise stay together quite well. One of the discs has an additional 3 magnets on its inner ring to attach to the mount on my back. (The disc on the right in the second picture)
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    Sep 21, 2012, 9:46 PM - Re: Tron Legacy Costume #5200

    I bought this jacket at ROSS for $28. It is a GREAT budget Flynn "Flashback" jacket. I will be adding the EL strips in it for the 30th Celebration!


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