Buzz Lightyear suit making

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Replicant X, May 19, 2012.

  1. Replicant X

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    I am proud to share with the forum the suit that I built for my nephews birthday party.
    I was not so lucky at the start but I think it came out pretty close to the suit used in the Toy Story musical. I did not built the jetpack, but I will do soon.
     
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  2. callmemilo

    callmemilo Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Heyyyyyy, that's * good! :D
    Possibly the best I've seen!
     
  3. SampleName

    SampleName Well-Known Member

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    Looks great! I always love seeing these suits.
     
  4. G17RDY

    G17RDY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's terrific, whats the suit made of?
     
  5. familyman

    familyman Sr Member

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    Awesome build man I love it.
     
  6. Awesomeness

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    Good work!
     
  7. Replicant X

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    Hi, I want to thank you all for your compliments and support.
    The suit is built with foam and covered with different type of fabrics.
    Mostly one type called "velour", and it is strechable.
    Since I do not look like Buzz Lightyear, and it is not in my plans to cut my hair
    and beard (for the moment, hehe!!), I have made a Buzz full head to make it
    more cartoony for my nephew and friends.
    Here is a picture to show the head and some parts of the suit.
    I think that I can improve the head a little more. Let's see if i have time.
     
  8. Mollins

    Mollins Active Member

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    Dude, this looks bloody awesome!
     
  9. fire10

    fire10 New Member

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    LMAO that is absolutely awesome you should post a ew more pics in a higher resolution.
    I am extremely impressed I bet your nephew loved it!!
     
  10. Replicant X

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    Thank you Mollins and fire10,
    This is an amazing forum to get inspired and hopefully inspire others into
    creating props and costumes.
    There are tons of priceless talent in here, really.
    Fire10, my nephew totally loved it. You should see his face when he saw
    Buzz making a special (and spacial!!) appearance.
    All his buddies want Buzz to come to their birthdays now, hehe, the problem is
    that I'm not an entertainer at all.
     
  11. Jedifyfe

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    That is great! You did a phenominal job getting the porportions correct.
     
  12. Replicant X

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    Thanks jedifyfe,
    I am sure that it can be improved. As for what some people here have
    stated, I think there are people here that have made better works with the replica suit. Especiallly those using fiber glass, moldeable vynil, ad similar materials.
    I saw a picture that someone posted in another Buzz thread sometime ago from
    the Disney Cruise Toy Story Musical. (see picture)

    And seeing that foam was a good solution for the suit, and that it would be very lightweight, made me go for it.
    I'm good drawing, modeling, cutting and gluing, but I had to pay someone to sew on. I'm happy with the result, and seeing the success, especiallly among the children and of course many parents, hehe, now I would like to try a Woody and Jesse maybe.
    Thanks again for the support. It's nice to hear good words from people who see many works, and replicas all the time.
     
  13. Detravoid

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    Awesome suit! make sure when you make the wings that you rig them to open when you push the button, that would be so sick!
     
  14. Replicant X

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    Thanks Darkmantis,
    I am not sure if I have the skills to do waht you suggested.
    I sure have seen a guy who made that with Buzz.
    And also somethig similar with angel wings that opened and closed
    as he moved his arms. That one was spectacular.
    I'm uploading a picture from my "great appearance" as a surprise
    guest at my nephews b'day party.
    Of course, he is the one holding the Thor hammer right in front of
    his face. :lol
     
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  15. indiefilmgeek

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    That looks GREAT! Awesome work, man! :):thumbsup
     
  16. CelticRuins

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    Dude! It looks like you just stepped out of the parks! * good!
     
  17. Cleverlilminx

    Cleverlilminx Well-Known Member

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    This is a fantastic costume!! Excellent work!! :)
     
  18. Mattdavid

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    This costume could make my kid to turn crazy
     
  19. Replicant X

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    Thank you all for your comments. I have started a new Buzz Lightyear.
    The new one will follow the Buzz toy doll proportions. This is kind of
    difficult because its proportions are not really human, with the longer arms and wider shoulders.
    Here is a picture of the modeled suit in foam. It looks kind of simple but it's triky
    and time consuming.
    Hope people like it.
     
  20. MasterRoshi

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    Absolutely love it. Great work!
     
  21. Hamsterstyle

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    Very cool. I did mine as a 'battle-worn' buzz, but I also love the cartoon Buzz.

    Wear it to a con, you will barely be able to move with all the pictures being taken of you.
     
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    MasterRoshi, I appreciate your post, thanks.
    Hey Hamsterstyle, It's an honor that you
    comment on my suit. Your thread "Buzz Lightyear
    by Hamsterstyle" was one of the many threads that
    I followed and inspired me to try to create one myself.
    I love the concept of your suit.
     
  23. arrow105

    arrow105 New Member

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    I love the work you've done with these suits, your very talented. Do you use pep files for this or is it all free hand?
     
  24. Replicant X

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    Hello Arrow105, I do not use peparuka files to mold the parts.
    I use the toy dolls and pictures to cut the foam and modeling.
    Here is a picture of the finished suit and the original Buzz toy.
    I am more satisfied with this new one. I think it looks closer to
    Buzz from the movies.
    I'm finishing Woody and Jesse this week.
     
  25. rusty123

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    Loving the Buzz costume Replicant.
    Having a bit of trouble with mine. I'm struggling with what to do about the head and feet. I'm not sure I want a full face/head mask or have the ability or materials to make a comfortable one. As for footwear I'm struggling to see passed a pair of painted wellies!!
     
  26. Ta2pro

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    Wow!whoda thought Tom savini had a soft spot???i keeeeed!really cool build there.
     
  27. Weaselhammer

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    You did an amazing job , I am really impressed ! Thanks for posting such a great project !
     
  28. darthwhitey

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    very nicely done!
     
  29. utown62

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    That's really awesome, good job
     
  30. kcr7pr

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    Awsome job if you are thinking to make available to buy let me know
     
  31. Replicant X

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    Thanks a lot to everyone for your comments.
    kcr7pr, of the two prototypes I made, one was sold already.
    I have been receiving a few proposals like yours, and will for sure
    make a few more replicas that I will offer in the junkyard surely.
    I have sent you a private message to get in touch.
    Again thanks for your encouraging comments, because I am working on other
    characters and I have a special love and admiration to this character. Building a Buzz full suit is time consuming but seeing the end result is rewarding.
     
  32. kcr7pr

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    Hey replicant

    Pmed replied... Out of curiosity what otjer suits are you working on?

    Regards
     
  33. Replicant X

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    Someone who wanted a Buzz suit for a children musical, also comissioned the making of Woody and Jessie.
    Recently finished a Phineas and Ferb, disneyland costume replicas, and
    working to get a Perry the platypus too.
     
  34. kcr7pr

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    That is just great man.. I think we are gonna be in contact more than once :)
     
  35. SpartanSoccer5

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    Great job!
     
  36. TK9120

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    Nice work on those costumes. Love the avatar too. Alf's the best!
     
  37. MMAndrew

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    A master of foam.
    Really love them! And the newer Buzz suit looks GREAT
     
  38. Replicant X

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    There is a chance that someone will comission a replica suit of a World of Warcraft Pandaren. Particularly the Brewster Monk in the cover.
    I would like to start a new thread for this project and show more pictures.
    This is a big challenge but I'm sure I can take it. Thanks for your comments on the other costumes.
     
  39. ShojiSan92

    ShojiSan92 New Member

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    OMG i never realized someone would ever made this!!
     
  40. ajsal99

    ajsal99 New Member

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    Replicant X please pm me. Your inbox is full. I need some Buzz parts.
     
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  41. Replicant X

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    Hello ajsal99,
    I have emptied he inbox. I can receive messages now
    We do not make the same design. We have updated and improved the design this year.
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  42. arrow105

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  43. Replicant X

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    Hello Arrow105
    We are making these Buzz design at 550 usd.
    But we only make a limited number of them.
    thank you
     

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