Grindy's 2010 Predator Costume Wip

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grindy

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Hey I haven't had much to show yet on the forums been mostly basking in the glory of other people's amazing suits, accumulating ideas and getting prepared. I'm starting now on what will be my 2010 Halloween costume.

This is by far my most ambitious costume undertaking ever. I've done some cool ones like Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil, The Crow, etc... but nothing like this.

Anyway I've decided to start from the head down and I'll be posting my progress throughout the year.

I've followed a couple of guides put together for us noobs. I bought a Mysteria P2 3/4 Bio which was painted copperish...

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Liked the P2 shape but I've always liked the P1 color scheme. Maybe the copper tones remind me of Danny Glover. *shudder*. So I learned from some of the painting guides. I painted it flat black with cheapy walmart paint then added a coat of pure Krylon Silver Metallic paint....

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So a couple of dollar store sponge brushes all tore up with a needle nose pliers. About 3 more coats of silver and 2 coats of black in the recesses this is my "Weathered" look. I may update this weathering more later but this is going to be the color theme I'll continue to follow. I've since cleaned up the eye mesh more since this shot but you get the idea of what I'm going for.

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There is much more in the works, I've already got my backer rod tapered and heat gunned. Some have already been dipped in Latex paint. I have Rigid EMT conduit for my dread rings and Plastidip to finish the coating so I should have some dread pics in the next week. Also picked up a pair of hockey shoulder pads for 10 bucks that I'll be adding some sintra plates to.

I finally feel like I'm part of the lair now :(

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grindy

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So since I'm starting from the head and working down I've got my mask painted up now it's dread time! So I took my craptacular housepainted dreads, removed the old paint and added Rigid EMT dread rings, masked here...

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Dipped in latex paint...

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Hung to try with some waiting for a 2nd coat of plastidip.

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Then I plastidipped the dreads that were dipped in latex paint.

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Finally we can see the first half dozen dreads I've completed should have about 21 done by the weekend.

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In reality they look dark and glossy and move like tentacles, I am ridiculously happy with how they turned out.a

Next steps are to add apolstery foam to the inside of my mask, add velcro straps, and mount my dreads to a cap which will be worn under the mask.

Stay tuned!

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