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    Jul 21, 2010, 3:30 PM - Tron: Legacy Costumes #1

    I'm psyched about Tron Legacy and thinking about a Tron World costume. Links provided because they are HI RES HD images.

    Is it just me or do some of these Tron Legacy costumes in the Tron world resemble Batman suits?

    http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-conte...zz3778feec.jpg

    Example look at this boot image. You can practically see the glue they used to glue the latex pieces together.

    http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-conte...zz070f54bb.jpg

    Tron women seem to be in a one piece tight spandex suit with boots and layered top. No electronics in the legs only the boots.

    http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-conte...zz32ab4503.jpg

    I can't tell if the lights are animated onto the suit or physically built into the actual costume.

    http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-conte...zz6f7c54cb.jpg

    David Bowie anyone?

    http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-conte...zz7e1d8c56.jpg

    Wow! Now in white too! SHINY! Yeoman Rand style hair bun!

    http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-conte...zz4f3a030c.jpg


    A good starting point for the black suit.

    Unicolor Black Unisex Lycra Zentai Suit(zt65) - Cheap Lycra Spandex Zentai Suit - Lycra Spandex Zentai Suit - Trustedeal.com

    Maybe a starting point for boots. You could use black pleather or foam to layer the look?

    http://www.costumeexpress.com/Super-...716-sc31264881

    So anyway anyone going to work on any of these?
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    Jul 21, 2010, 10:01 PM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #2

    HAHHAHAH! I tried to tell Travis that guy just SCREAMS Bowie in the Ziggy days...he disagreed. But only because he doesn't have enough Bowie knowledge to call it first, methinks.

    Olivia ( who plays Quorra ... I think it's spelled ) looks SO HOT in that suit and I want it SO BAD!!!! The suit, not her...

    I think they may have used Light Tape for the suits...if you google it, there's a site ( too lazy to find it again right now ) that has an image of the light-bike from the movie which they supplied the tape for. Apparently it can also be used in fashion so I don't see why they wouldn't have.

    Baaaahh....I just wish I could afford the light tape for one of these suits. >_<
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    Jul 21, 2010, 10:45 PM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #3

    http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-conte...zz3778feec.jpg

    everytime I see that image I think "Wow that's sculpted badly!"

    nothing is even or smooth, looks like a bad rubber cast pull
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    Jul 21, 2010, 11:18 PM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #4

    LOL I saw this trailer twice at Inception and thought David Bowie every time I saw the cane swinging guy!
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    Jul 22, 2010, 2:20 PM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #5

    What I know for readig an interview of Sam's actor, is that they builded LED sheets into the suits, and underlighted the set, so when we'll set up the right luminosity the circuitry will really glow strong. So yeah, it's build-in lights with batteries and all.

    And, yeah, I really regret the simplicity and "batman-like" aspect of the suits, we lose the idea that they were pure energie covered by human-like circuitry...
    Tron 2.0 really nailed that right.
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    Jul 24, 2010, 3:44 AM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #7

    The Disney.com Tron site has more info on the characters. I'm going to try to make a costume of Rinzler or one of Clu's Guards.
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    Jul 25, 2010, 10:24 AM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #8

    I have been mulling over the ways to make this costume.

    I was going to go with a base (I dug out an old wetsuit to test, but it would roast the wearer alive) such as a dive skin and then sculpt and mold silicone appliances which would then be glued to the base. The up shot would be you could work all the wiring on the underside of the appliance before gluing it down.

    As for the silicone parts of the suit, I had a look at something on Youtube from a company called Brick In The Yard (BITY) called Gel 00, which is used to make flexible makeup prosthetics. Hopefully this would make the suit more comfortable and flexible, as well as being able to sculpt and mold the appliances flat.

    EDIT: the material is called PlatSil Gel 00
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    Jul 26, 2010, 1:22 AM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #9

    the lights are built into the costume
    no fancy computer trucks with that one
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    Jul 26, 2010, 5:59 PM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #10

    2XU has some very "Tron Legacy-esque" wet suits. (I wonder who inspired whom)

    This would make a very good base for a costume.

    2XU Men's Project X Wetsuit

    Too bad it's $900!
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    Jul 26, 2010, 7:12 PM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #11

    I got ahold of the USB version of the Tron: Legacy trailer and noticed a few things:

    - the undersuit material has a hexagonal pattern
    - the "armored" portions serve a dual purpose, its also where the converters are hidden for the EL tape.
    - the lighting is internal, its not added as a special effect, its EL tape or something similar. Looks like a suit would take a few feet which would be pricey.
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    Jul 26, 2010, 7:22 PM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #12

    From Comic Con Flynn's Arcade area. I am assuming these are custom made for the event area and not fan made but still WOW!! I could be wrong though!





    Nice! Programs have improved over the last 18 years!!!!!


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    Jul 26, 2010, 8:31 PM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #13

    what the....those ones at the events...did they use reflective tape in place of the lights?

    i mean, i know the light tape is pricey but i thought for an event like that they'd have some pretty authentic replicas. XD

    I tried to convince Travis that reflective tape would be a good and cheap substitute but he refuses because he wouldn't be lit up all the time. *rolls eyes* maybe these pics can change his mind...
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    Jul 27, 2010, 4:30 AM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #14

    Like I said before aelynn, the lightsheet is a lot cheaper, can be cut to any shape, and the pink sheet actually glows blue.

    Also the honeycomb pattern of the base suit is driving me nuts. I've looked everywhere for something similar and the best thing I can think of is mesh sown onto a black spandex suit.

    And I found in this production shot that the battery pack for the suits is just below the lightdisk on their back.
    http://babbleon5.files.wordpress.com..._legacy_12.jpg
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    Jul 27, 2010, 9:55 AM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #15

    These last photos from SDCC are of background character costumes (either from the film itself or based directly on them). If you look at that production photo from the bar, you can see these style costumes filling the background scene. I plan on making one myself at some point. Much less stressful to manage something like this than the hero "warrior" costumes.
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    Aug 3, 2010, 7:15 AM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #16

    I plan to make the Quorra suit. I am very excited because I think my "half assed" methods will look pretty decent.

    I usually dump hundreds of dollars into my costume making replicas. I am a perfectionist costume designer and if the costume does not look at least 99% accurate to what you are seeing on the film or comic I am replicating, I am just not satisfied. I practically kill myself getting the job done right and love it!

    I have been an avid cosplayer and SDCC attendee for 10 years now. Just recently tried Dragon Con for the 1st time last year and loved loved loved it even more than SDCC.

    I plan to make the Quorra costume for D*Con and with the limited time I have at this point, it will be have to be a "half assed" version of the suit which I never ever do when attending a convention but I am despearte and have run out of time due to working all year on my Anime Expo/SDCC costume - Ulala Space Channel 5.

    Well wish me luck, Quorra will certainly be BAD ASS to cosplay, fun and if I can get this done I will be wearing it to the premiere for Disney to see Tron Legacy! I can't wait!

    Thanks for everyone's awesome and observant advice on the costumes. I too see the same things most of you have in the construction of these costumes. I can't wait for the film to come out.

    ~Annissė
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    Aug 6, 2010, 10:13 PM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #17

    Annisse said: View Post
    I plan to make the Quorra suit. I am very excited because I think my "half assed" methods will look pretty decent.

    I usually dump hundreds of dollars into my costume making replicas. I am a perfectionist costume designer and if the costume does not look at least 99% accurate to what you are seeing on the film or comic I am replicating, I am just not satisfied. I practically kill myself getting the job done right and love it!

    I have been an avid cosplayer and SDCC attendee for 10 years now. Just recently tried Dragon Con for the 1st time last year and loved loved loved it even more than SDCC.

    I plan to make the Quorra costume for D*Con and with the limited time I have at this point, it will be have to be a "half assed" version of the suit which I never ever do when attending a convention but I am despearte and have run out of time due to working all year on my Anime Expo/SDCC costume - Ulala Space Channel 5.

    Well wish me luck, Quorra will certainly be BAD ASS to cosplay, fun and if I can get this done I will be wearing it to the premiere for Disney to see Tron Legacy! I can't wait!

    Thanks for everyone's awesome and observant advice on the costumes. I too see the same things most of you have in the construction of these costumes. I can't wait for the film to come out.

    ~Annissė
    I am going to attempt a decent Quorra costume as well, I attended SDCC 2010 and saw the promo posters of Quorra all over the downtown area and fell in love with the costume even more! You guys have been posting very HELPFUL links and ideas! I am new to this whole thread thing, but I hope to do the same!
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    Aug 7, 2010, 1:32 AM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #18

    Annisse, coming from the woman who practically wrote the book on the Silk Spectre latex replica, I highly doubt it's gonna look half-assed. :-P

    I want to do a Quorra costume, but I know I'm just not gonna have the time or funds to do it with all the slack I have to pick up on over the next year on my other projects. I am thinking of doing one of the blonde Viruses though as an alternative. I probably wouldn't do reflective tape just because I feel like it wouldn't be that hard to get strips of LEDs into the costume.
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    Aug 7, 2010, 5:27 AM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #19

    You mean EL-Stripes? BTW, OT: I like your sig.
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    Aug 7, 2010, 9:36 PM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #20

    After seeing this article about the new TRON: Legacy/Adidas apparel collaboration:

    AJANAKU » Blog Archive » Adidas x TRON: Legacy x Oryon Tech

    I checked out the Oryontech website at Oryon Technologies : Innovative Technology. Endless Possibilities... [www.oryontech.com] and realized that the ELastolite technology was what they used on the actual costumes for the movie. I was mistaken in an earlier post (possibly another thread) when I said that LightTape was what was used in the movie; it was actually ELastolite. The ELastolite technology is different than that of LightTape. It's created using a different process and the end product is actually thinner, more flexible and more pliable. I have no idea how much the ELastolite costs, but from what I've read on the wardrobe costs for TRON: Legacy, it probably ain't cheap. I may email them and see if I can get some more info.

    And RebellionBarbie, if you are thinking of constructing a Siren costume, I have a few hi-res images of Siren Jem I could send to you. Send me a PM and I'll email them to you.
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    Aug 9, 2010, 7:15 PM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #21

    Okay, I think I found some pretty good stuff to start with for my Quorra costume! I really wish I could find that damn fabric with the hexagon/ honeycomb design on it though! I've looked everywhere! Anyways, I found a zip up leotard at Discount Dance Supply HERE. I figure I can just make/buy/customize some long black gloves to make the top part of Quorra's outfit, I know it's supposed to attach almost like a shoulderless undergarment but...that's a bit tricky. I've been literally searching every site for reference/ studio released pictures of Quorra and I think all things considering that sounds pretty good. Anybody else have any other ideas?

    By the way, here is a good shot of her upper outfit I found online:
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    Aug 9, 2010, 9:23 PM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #22

    London, I have an expanded version of that image that shows a bit more of her lower torso. It's actually a desktop wallpaper. It's kind of large to post as it's 1600 x 1200 in resolution, but I'd be happy to email it to you. It's actually available from Disney's TRON website at disney.com/tron if you want to download it yourself. You play the lightcycle game for a few minutes, gathering points by running over the energy orbs, and then you can "buy" images with the points accumulated. There are also a few shots of Siren Gem for those that are interested in replicating her costume.
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    Aug 9, 2010, 9:43 PM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #23

    I have a friend who worked on the suits, and she said that honeycomb pattern was actually a silkscreen/sticker thing You're probably going to have to make your suit and then airbrush the effect with a stencil. I'm going to get around to this suit (the male version) probably closer to the movie in November. I am very curious what everyone comes up with so I will be watching this closely.
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    Aug 9, 2010, 11:28 PM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #24

    I really wish I could find that damn fabric with the hexagon/ honeycomb design on it though!
    Soon . . . very soon
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    Aug 9, 2010, 11:33 PM - Re: Tron: Legacy Costumes #25

    wondersquid said: View Post
    I have a friend who worked on the suits, and she said that honeycomb pattern was actually a silkscreen/sticker thing You're probably going to have to make your suit and then airbrush the effect with a stencil. I'm going to get around to this suit (the male version) probably closer to the movie in November. I am very curious what everyone comes up with so I will be watching this closely.
    Ya know wondersquid, I thought that was the case! The other day, I was looking at some very high-res images I have of Sam and Quorra and at some points, the hexagons looked RAISED, as in three-dimensional. You could see shadows around them. So I guess it was a type of thin hexagon patterned silkscreen that was pressed somehow onto the plain black underlying cloth.

    So instead of scouring the internet for hex patterned cloth, we really should be searching for a hex patterned silkscreen! To paraphrase a line from Indiana Jones, we're "digging in the wrong place!" LOL!

    Thanks so much for that info! Can you find out from your friend what type of material the underlying suit was made of? It looks almost like a cotton/lycra blend, but I'm not sure.

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