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    Insomaniac's 2014 Halloween Costume Contest Entry -I am Groot!

    The vines are somewhat stiff but it really doesn't impede movement too much. It is actually more flexible than I thought which is nice. I also tried to make my attachment points for the roots in spots where I bend to allow a bit more freedom.
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    I'm Grooooot!

    I am Groot! :)Insomaniac's 2014 Costume Contest Entry
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    RPF 2014 Halloween Costume Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

    Re: RPF 2014 Halloween Costume Contest http://www.therpf.com/f24/insomaniacs-2014-halloween-costume-contest-entry-i-am-groot-227989/#post3475081 My entry for Male category I believe, I still will have to post my final pictures tomorrow.
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    Insomaniac's 2014 Halloween Costume Contest Entry -I am Groot!

    Hello everyone, this is my build thread for the costume contest, I almost forgot to come and check out the deadlines! This year I decided to do Groot from GotG, my wonderful girlfriend was Rocket Raccoon. We still haven't got good pictures together so that will show up later :). My background...
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    THOR Avengers Definitive Build

    Well progress certainly has been slow, but I have a small update as I have begun working again on the costume now that classes draw to a close. This was a quick paint test to make sure you could see the light through well enough when it was on, but not through it with light from the outside...
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    THOR Avengers Definitive Build

    It took me awhile and they are not perfect I'm sure but it's close enough for me on the runes. I'm going to do a bit of digging but I think that fabric paint might be the way I go, I did a few little tests and the effect is pretty close. It will just be tedious because there is quite a bit of...
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    THOR Avengers Definitive Build

    I did a cast of the rune and it turned out a little wonky, I believe I pulled the molding a bit much. So I am remaking my mold for that, started to mold the hammer and made a duct tape body model. Eventually I will assembly my full body, but for now just the chest.
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    THOR Avengers Definitive Build

    Thanks for the input guys! I found the one you posted before Gladius in my search but don't like using proprietary directions if I don't plan on using those same exact materials, even though it probably would work. So my guess is that it's the latex that essentially does the shrinking when it...
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    THOR Avengers Definitive Build

    Well for anyone that is interested, I've got the chest rune carved into clay and I think it looks pretty close. I'm going to wait for it to dry some more and then make a mold. My question is what would be the easiest way to shrink the mold down two notches? Because each set of runes is...
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    THOR Avengers Definitive Build

    Well turns out when I made the runes into a circle I accidentally did it upside down, I have now corrected that mistake as well as rotate the image so that the runes should match in that respect as well.
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    How I hate fiberglass, let me count the ways!

    Heat and UV help in the curing process. I was having the same problem with some fiberglass castings and it was probably about 50 degs in my garage. I recalled that putting them in the sun helped way back when I first started to use fiberglass and figured out why. UV rays and keeping it warm...
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    THOR Avengers Definitive Build

    Thanks for the inputs guys! I figured that these were made up for the most part as something nobody would bother to look into.
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    THOR Avengers Definitive Build

    I began this project two years ago for Halloween, I wanted a really awesome Thor costume, but didn't realize all the work that goes into making something replica quality. My skills were also lacking and I ended up settling for a very basic Thor build. But now I have an actual work space, extra...
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    Mortal Kombat 9 Scorpion

    Yes! I love the Noob Saibot look. I was thinking of doing a sculpt of that mask for fun. And ha, Walmart is supposedly the worst but Target fired someone for wearing face paint on Halloween a few years back...
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