I've long been a member of RPF and this year I decided to actually create a costume for my 5 yr old son. I initially tried to follow all tutorials in this forum but due to time constraints I had to make shortcuts as I only have the weekends to work on the costume. Now for the costume, I decided to make the Iron Patriot as I find it very cool and would be awesome for my son to wear it during his trick or treat this year.
I started late July and worked on the helmet first. Given that this is the first time I'm working on resin, fiberglass and cardboard. I took me forever to create the helmet.
October came and I was nowhere near completing the costume. Since I'm doing this for my 5 yr old son, I had problems getting the correct ratio for the templates. I probably redid the upper torso 3 times and the shin 3x. About a week before halloween I finally finished the whole costume and started the painting process.
Finally, after many cans of spray paint (Metallic blue, metallic red, metallic silver). Finally finished the costume. Although not perfect. I definitely like it and felt proud to accomplish such a feat considering the time I spent doing it.
Here's my son during the trick or treat and costume contest where he won in his category! yey!