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    Mar 5, 2013, 2:38 AM - "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #1


    photo by Comics Alliance


    photo by Cosplay Photos from David "DTJAAAAM" Ngo



    Well, another year another costume. About two years ago on a whim I threw together a helmet and gloves for a sentinel costume. I never really finished it, instead putting my efforts into doing my Buzz Lightyear costume. But it always sat on my shelf with it's empty eyes and hollow interior, waiting for me to finish it.

    Well, this year I finally did it, just in time for Emerald City Comic Con 2013. It was a blast. I was in a small X-men group, although we got separated for most of the day.

    I'm most proud of three things with this costume. I haven't seen very many people attempt it. It was very easy to get on. And I didn't spend the morning of the con finishing it. That's right... I finished it the day before. Which is a new record for me.

    I ended the con completely exhausted. IT wasn't super hot, nor uncomfortable, as it's pretty light weight. However a whole day of it. Left me with some blisters on the back of my feet, and sore muscles all over.

    --

    The built itself was pretty simple. The helmet is Styrene and Sintra, with some Epoxy Puddy to fill in details. The body is entirely made out of EVA foam. Sealed with Plasti Dip, and painted. It took 4 cans of plasti dip, probably 40 glue sticks, around 20 sheets of EVA foam, 10 thick sheets of smaller foam, and a ton of straps, elastic, snaps and connectors. Not to mention the pair of old shoes glued into the feet.

    I'll post more pictures later, plus a few WIP photos later this week. Hopefully I'll have some studio shots with my buddy Nate in a couple weeks also. Or I'll just try to set them up myself. Which, might be interesting.

    The costume with me in it stood about 6ft 7-8in. The next day out of costume people were surprised to find out I'm only 6ft.

    Also, there is a tiny Wolverine doll attacking the helmet.
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    Mar 5, 2013, 4:00 AM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #2

    Awesome!

    Haven't seen a fully finished sentinel before just "pieces" of guess due to the scale, nice touch with the wolverine on the helmet but he might be a bit tooo small though don't remember sentinels being THAT big!!

    Would love to see this in the flesh
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    Mar 5, 2013, 2:13 PM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #3

    I saw you at ECCC and was blown away. Great costume!
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    Mar 5, 2013, 5:12 PM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #4

    Holy crap. Awesome!
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    Mar 5, 2013, 7:46 PM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #5

    Very cool! Very unique!
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    Mar 5, 2013, 9:06 PM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #6

    Hahaha, very slick and very well done. Nice use of the Halo pieces, never thought of a Sentinel when I saw them . Oh, and lovely touch with the Wolverine toy, my favorite part.
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    Mar 6, 2013, 3:22 AM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #7

    Halo Pieces?

    The whole thing is scratch built from my brain with some concept pictures as reference. I didn't use anything from Halo, at least not intentionally.
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    Mar 6, 2013, 7:08 AM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #8

    Love the Wolverine figure... it really 'makes' the costume!
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    Mar 6, 2013, 7:30 AM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #9

    Wow, that is totally rad. I wish I could have gone this year.
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    Mar 6, 2013, 7:55 AM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #10

    Great costume... I love seeing new stuff and ideas
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    Mar 6, 2013, 4:11 PM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #11

    Hamsterstyle said: View Post
    Halo Pieces?

    The whole thing is scratch built from my brain with some concept pictures as reference. I didn't use anything from Halo, at least not intentionally.
    Whoops, my sincere apologies. I guess I was tired or something when I made that post, got things mixed up in my brain. A few of the pieces look a little similar, but looking again are definitely different than the pieces from Reach/IV that I was thinking of . Again, sorry.

    Anyways, it is a great build.
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    Mar 6, 2013, 11:59 PM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #12

    like you fell right off the page...amazing work.
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    Mar 7, 2013, 2:33 AM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #13

    The costume is awesome, but the little wolverine is what makes it epic lol
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    Mar 7, 2013, 11:52 PM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #14

    Yeah, everyone loved Little Wolverene.

    Also, this happened.
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    Mar 8, 2013, 4:01 AM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #15

    "HALT MUTANT!"
    Very awesome! That reminds me of the comic Sentinel. I never got to read it but it looked like a great concept.

    How did you go about the height extending boots? Were they safe?
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    Mar 8, 2013, 4:32 AM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #16

    That looks great. . Well done !
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    Mar 9, 2013, 9:33 AM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #17

    Wow! I thought your Buzz Lightyear buildup last year was pretty incredible.

    This one was easily my favorite costume this year. The nozzle in the mouth is brilliant! As well as the boots and the gloves....

    I wanted to talk to you a little bit but things were pretty crazy. I was the Galactus cosplay.
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    Mar 9, 2013, 9:43 PM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #18

    very awesome!
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    Mar 12, 2013, 3:07 PM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #19

    So awesome. I saw you at ECCC from a distance and was super stoked. Sentinels are badass.
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    Mar 16, 2013, 3:32 PM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #20

    I saw your costume in a You Tube video and was blown away! Awesome work!
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    Mar 18, 2013, 7:19 PM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #21

    So awesome. I loved the video with you and Galactus. 2 of my favorite characters that I have never seen cosplayed. I will be sharing this with our Cos Club group at ASU tomorrow.
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    Mar 19, 2013, 8:48 AM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #22

    Epic. Fantastic work bud. Unbelievable
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    Mar 19, 2013, 10:37 AM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #23

    Amazing Work! And the mini Wolverine is a nice touch!
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    Mar 25, 2013, 2:06 PM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #24

    Have to admit that is pretty rad. Nice work man!
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    Mar 25, 2013, 3:29 PM - Re: "Project Wideawake" aka Marvel Sentinel Costume #25

    Always wanted to see this, awesome.

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