GotG2 Baby Groot - for my 7yr daughter - con pics!!!

indiefilmgeek

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In running through Halloween costume ideas for this year (2017), my 7yr old daughter landed on Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2. I started off, by taking a picture of her and overlaying it with a sketch of Baby Groot (below). This then will turn into my general design plan.



My plan has four main items:
  1. Use close-cell EVA foam to create the head and feet
  2. Use some 1" light-weight padding open-cell foam to bulk up her shape
  3. Have my 'sewing expert' (her grandmother) sew up the jumpsuit
  4. Construct the jumpsuit details to provide a sense of scale

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Here is the completed costume - for the full build see below!
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HEAD:
I started with the Head. I bought a low-poly 3D model, and removed the head in a 3D modeling program. I then unfolded it in Pepakura.


I then built out the paper model I'd use to make my foam templates. My daughter will see out of the Baby Groot's mouth - which I'll turn into a smile. :)


Here is what the mouth adjustment looks like:


I started with the front of the head. Here is what the templates look like:


And after cutting out the foam and gluing the foam together, the rough shape looks like this:


At the same time, I also have been playing with how to create the bark texture in the foam. I'm using a dremel and Exacto knife to get this look.



I'll post more as I continue to work on this!
 
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TJack

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Re: WIP: GotG2 Baby Groot - for my 7yr daughter

This looks awesome! My 8 year old just met Groot at California Adventure this week and told me he wants to be him this Halloween.
 

indiefilmgeek

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Re: WIP: GotG2 Baby Groot - for my 7yr daughter

This looks awesome! My 8 year old just met Groot at California Adventure this week and told me he wants to be him this Halloween.
That's awesome!

I'm racing to get this (and my 8yr son's Falcon costume) done prior to Halloween), but as soon as I finish these builds up, I plan to post the Baby Groot pep file and foam templates I used for this build here on this thread.
 
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TurboTrey03

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Re: WIP: GotG2 Baby Groot - for my 7yr daughter

Yes!! Love your work bro and love what you do for your kids!

Subscribed across all social media platforms haha!
 

indiefilmgeek

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Re: WIP: GotG2 Baby Groot - for my 7yr daughter

Did some work on Baby Groot's eyelids. Used a couple pieces of 5mm craft foam to create these.



Also, finished up the back of the head...


I'm using plastic ornaments as the eyes. Here's what it looks like with the unpainted eyes temporarily placed.


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I also worked up some of the foam body suit she will wear to modify her shape.


And here is foam suit under another jumpsuit we had laying around.
 

indiefilmgeek

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