Bender Futurama Costume..

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by BirdDog, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. BirdDog

    BirdDog Active Member

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    “terrible news everyone..”
    If you have no interest in seeing a Futurama eva foam and fabric bender costume.. you have selected the wrong thread.
    Otherwise.. this is the Bender costume I am currently working on. the site (thereplicapropforum..) has been a huge help and inspiration for this build. so many tallented people.
     
  2. BirdDog

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    photos of construction process..
     
  3. BirdDog

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    and more..
     
  4. BirdDog

    BirdDog Active Member

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    and more.. (working on his grill..)
     
  5. crabra comander

    crabra comander Sr Member

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    Someone needs to do a Hypnofrog build....This looks pretty good!
     
  6. BirdDog

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    the head is pretty much done. and there is a sound fx unit mounted to the body..
     
  7. Felgacarb

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    Right on! I'm liking it-
     
  8. usconcept

    usconcept Well-Known Member

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    Looks great.

    Sent from my T-Mobile G2 using Tapatalk
     
  9. Teese

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    Badass!
     
  10. BirdDog

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    thank you for the notes!
    bender has a prop i foam.. and some shots of the arms, hands and feet.
     
  11. BirdDog

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    legs..
     
  12. BirdDog

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    (sorry..) just testing photo stuff..
     
  13. mosarmini

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    Wait, the eyes are electronic?! (as in not printed?) :eek:
     
  14. BirdDog

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    eye wish..!!
    i am working on a couple versions of the eyes. there is velcro mounted in the back of the mask so that eyes can be changed or moved around.. (not electronic)
     
  15. mosarmini

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    Hahaha eye see what you did there :3 But I'm still impressed man, electronic or not you outdid yourself!
     
  16. ginyu force

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    haha coolest costume ever man, major props, cant wait to see it finished
     
  17. Lando

    Lando Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very cool
     
  18. PetiteAltesse

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    This is awesome. Props to you for including every single detail in Bender (and the eyes move you say?) I love that the chest opens. Now if only it could hold beer. lol
     
  19. BirdDog

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    thank again for the notes!
    there is still a bit to do on this project.. this was a test fitting. (but it looks like he doesn't want a picture take!)
    also some sunglasses.. ish. (still need to paint them)
     
  20. BirdDog

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    this picture shows the scale a bit.. (bender looking a lil sad with an unfinished body & no legs)
    and the always handy reference photo..
     
  21. BirdDog

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    a couple more sets of eyes.. nothing to crazy..
     
  22. rkeChris

    rkeChris New Member

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    This is way cool and unique! I feel so unimaginative doing my Vader.
     
  23. thijs2

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    How cool is that!!! Awesome build!
     
  24. Rdmaul

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    I am astounded, he better say "Bite my shiny metal *"
     
  25. Rikarus

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    HAW that is awesome!!! Now you need a Fry!
     
  26. BirdDog

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    thank you..!
    getting some more goofing off/progress on the project..

    (i have been on a bender all weeked..)
     
  27. Shade88

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    That does sound like something Bender would say. :lol
    W0w, this has officially become one of the coolest builds of all time. :thumbsup
     
  28. BirdDog

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    more photos of stuff..
     
  29. BirdDog

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    body buildin..
     
  30. mosarmini

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    Man with each post your costume gets better and better :D
     
  31. BirdDog

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    there will be a fry in the works..
     
  32. Wallabe

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    Loving this build so far.

    You should add a picture of Lucy Liu's head in a jar or Charlemagne's bones or something similar to that wall inside the chest cavity.
     
  33. Psicorp7

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    I assume you are going to do the same thing in the chest as you did with the eyes. Multiple options attached with velcro?
    Lucy's head would be great! Don't forget the BenderBrau Beer Keg!
    Maybe even Fry? He has shoved himself in there a number of times.

    That jacket is a dead on find. Are you going to style his hair or make a foam wig/hat?
     
  34. clancampbell

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    Gotta be one of the coolest costumes ever on here! Well done!

    Rich
     
  35. BirdDog

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    thank you for the kind comments!
    the replica prop forum & community continue to be a huge inspiration..!

    my main focus (on this project) is just get bender done! (then continue to accessorize..)
    (fry maybe another thread & his hair a whole new challenge..)

    as for benders compartment, there is limited space but I will do my best to make the contents accurate.. or at least fun!!
     
  36. BirdDog

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  37. superweasle

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    I love this...awesome work! Nice video too lol
     
  38. defstartrooper

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  39. Gorgot3000

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    you will need this too ;) : [​IMG]
     
  40. scorpion

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    may i describe you with one word?

    awesomeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
     
  41. Bizarro Lois

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    This is great! I know the last thing you need is another accessory suggestion, but if I may: An apron that says "KILL ALL HUMANS". Does your sound unit change your voice, or does it play sound clips from the show?
     
  42. Yodajammies

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    This build is fantastic! Keep it up.
     
  43. BirdDog

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    thank you very very much for the comments & suggestions! (other impressions & feedback help a ton)

    it's no iron man..!
    (because there are a number of great builds.., I wanted to apply what I was seeing to a costume concept i feel could use a lil revamping.. this is my hat off to all those pepping, cutting, glueing & sewing..! the craftsmanship on this site is amazing)

    the costume is not completely done/ still in bata testing..! (& de-bugging.. but getting closer!)

    the sound fx unit is not a voice changer. it is programable (sound clip) unit from voodoofx.
    (for the cost & application i am very happy & Randy was also very knowledgeable and helpful with this..)

    (yet there are still some technical challenges on how I will be able to operate the device while in costume..)

    my prop list is getting pretty long & should be.. interesting!

    thank you all again!
     
  44. hankey01

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    You could wear the Sound FX T-SHirt from thinkgeek with 10 or so Phrases..

    AMAZING WORK!! John Dimaggio will be here in April. Mail it to me and I'll have him sign your shiny metal __s!!!
     
  45. boombalarte

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    It's good to see another Bender builder in the house :) That is a great costume, speaking from experience with my Bender a small speak with a USB input which you could put some MP3 sounds is a good option. There should be enough room in the head for one and just pimp it up so it runs off a small battery. You know what I mean?


    Video of my work:
    Life Size Bender! - YouTube
     
  46. Katsu Ma'roy

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    Now you just need a Leela to complete the look. I've though of making something like this (half of it, of course!)
    [​IMG]
     
  47. stromo

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    Fantastic build!
     
  48. BirdDog

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    another late night w/ bender..
     
  49. Snxi

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    Hahaha, that is just awesome :D very very cool!
     
  50. pitchforknumb

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    Sweet build. I love that robotology symbol.
     

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