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Sorry I missed this at D*C. The whole ensemble turned out fantastic -- from head to toe! Inspiring and gorgeous work!
The foam scales were originally going to be done in black foam, but I couldn't get the large roll of it until too late, so they were cut out of white foam. After cutting I painted them with black acrylic, making sure to get the sides and bottom as well (so use black foam!). Finally, I applied silver rub-n-buff.WOW, this costume is incredible! Can you describe the painting technique you used on the foam "metal" scales and what paints you used? I love the look, I'm currently working on my breastplate for my female Thor costume for Halloween, and trying to find the best technique to make the foam look metal-like. Thanks!
Finally got to see it in person!! Such a crazy night I didn't get to study it up close enough, though. But it is beautiful! (and yeah, I stole your photo you took because we didn't bring our camera)This is so alarmingly realistic... totally blown away. Some day I MUST see this in person.