Halloween budget build

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ninjabrad

New Member
Thought I would add some pictures and progress of my attempt to finish before Halloween!
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Muscleman suit

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Ice Hockey Pads

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Cod Piece and Thigh Armour

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Shoulder, Chest and cod piece Painted

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Computer gauntlet (No pockets so need some storage!)

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Painted blade gauntlet

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Shoulder Cannon


Still have a long way to go but I have a long weekend to get the majority of the things done. I have other bits done but haven't had a chance to get pictures.

Things to do:
Weather armour (Shoulders, cod piece, thighs, chest plate.
Finish backpack (paint and weather)
Attach armour to hockey pads.
Paint top half of muscleman suit.
Latex and paint bottom half.
Paint hands
Bio should be here from mysteria in the next coulple of days so cut and paint that.
Make Dreads.
Acquire/make some feet
Fine details on gauntlets.

I know, a long list but after last years rush, I managed to get my Ghostbusters proton pack finished on time!

Any comments/criticisms are welcome.

Brad

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LordOderus

New Member
Seems we have a similar goal! Things are looking good on your end! Did you buy a set of latex hands or are you planning on making them from gloves or something? I've been having a bit of a tough time with the hands and feet. I'm basing my hands off a pair of kitchen gloves. Still not sure what I'm going to do about feet.

Looks like you've got a killer start going! It will be tight, but I think you can get it ready by Halloween! Now I just hope I am as lucky!
 

ninjabrad

New Member
Seems we have a similar goal! Things are looking good on your end! Did you buy a set of latex hands or are you planning on making them from gloves or something? I've been having a bit of a tough time with the hands and feet. I'm basing my hands off a pair of kitchen gloves. Still not sure what I'm going to do about feet.

Looks like you've got a killer start going! It will be tight, but I think you can get it ready by Halloween! Now I just hope I am as lucky!
I've got some "monster" hands which I'll paint, still don't know what I'm going to do about feet. Looking for some vinyl skeleton feet to cover my shoes but everywhere is out of stock except in the US. So I may just make some armour to cover my shoes, we'll see!
 

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Kinon

New Member
Seems we have a similar goal! Things are looking good on your end! Did you buy a set of latex hands or are you planning on making them from gloves or something? I've been having a bit of a tough time with the hands and feet. I'm basing my hands off a pair of kitchen gloves. Still not sure what I'm going to do about feet.

Looks like you've got a killer start going! It will be tight, but I think you can get it ready by Halloween! Now I just hope I am as lucky!

I hear you on the gloves... its tough... i want to eventually build my own gauntlets from scratch... the worst thing is.... i didnt like the look of the premade pred gauntlets online so i got some cheap rubber knight gauntlets... only problem was that when I started spraypainting them the paint wouldnt cure... WORST MISTAKE EVER!!! ugh.. now i have to get me some paint thinner and try to get it all off...
 

LordOderus

New Member
I hear you on the gloves... its tough... i want to eventually build my own gauntlets from scratch... the worst thing is.... i didnt like the look of the premade pred gauntlets online so i got some cheap rubber knight gauntlets... only problem was that when I started spraypainting them the paint wouldnt cure... WORST MISTAKE EVER!!! ugh.. now i have to get me some paint thinner and try to get it all off...
Get krylon paint. That usually sticks to just about anything. I used it on some rubber and plexiglass when I did a gambit costume a few years back.

Gotta keep it somewhere warm and dry while it cures though, and use several mist coats instead of 1 or 2 wet coats, it will dry much faster that way.

And yeah, I'm still spinning my wheels on the hands and feet. Going to a few Halloween stores near me tomorrow to see if I can find anything I can use.

Good luck!
 

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ninjabrad

New Member
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The armour doesn't sit right due to it being stuck on a coat hanger

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Bio needs some more weathering. Bought the smaller bio from Mysteria before reading ALL the forum topics so will have to try and fudge a solution to cover parts of my face that the bio doesn't cover.

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mortenharket

Sr Member
Good effort on the buget suit build, your showing some real creativity. Have you thought about heating your foam so you can mould it more into shape? Looks like your going for a Borg style skin, cool :eek: Keep it up only a few nights left.
 

ninjabrad

New Member
It's actually some old lino I had lying around and not foam. i did have some old coat hanger wire to keep the shape but the missus threw that away so I'll see what it looks like on and maybe get some more wire for it
 

Kinon

New Member
Get krylon paint. That usually sticks to just about anything. I used it on some rubber and plexiglass when I did a gambit costume a few years back.

Gotta keep it somewhere warm and dry while it cures though, and use several mist coats instead of 1 or 2 wet coats, it will dry much faster that way.

And yeah, I'm still spinning my wheels on the hands and feet. Going to a few Halloween stores near me tomorrow to see if I can find anything I can use.

Good luck!
Well here's how it turned out.... what do you think?

Ric

http://www.thehunterslair.com/index.php?showtopic=14645
 

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Kinon

New Member
Looks really good! The skin came out great! Did you have any trouble painting it?
The Skin was no trouble painting as it is all cloth... i just used acrylics... the gauntlets which were rubber didnt mix well with the spray paint and stayed sticky for days... no i had to clean it off with paint thinner and them prime them first with acrylic.. THEN spray them.. well... I guess I learned the hard way.
 

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