Larger hands?

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Hypnagogia

New Member
This may be an odd request, but I am making a cosplay suit of armor. (Alphonse Elric) and I would like to make my hands a bit larger. I know there are plenty of articulated models that make your hand MUCH larger (essentially hiding your hand in the forearm of a new arm) but unfortunately I dont need that much of an increase in size. I am working from scale models and have made my helmet, forearm, bicep, shoulder, and shoulder overstrap thus far and I am trying to keep the proportions as close as possible to the character. Much of this has been scaled off of my helmet because while I can work around many other things, I cant really work around whether my head fits in the helmet. So the forearm is fairly large and when I am wearing it, my hands seem a bit small proportionally speaking. Do any of you have any ideas or pictures for inspiration in how I can make something to go over my hand and make it the proper size? End goal being something that I can still articulate ideally.
For the record, I am considering (and will likely have to) making use of some sort of small stilt or platform to make sure my legs are an appropriate length as well.
 

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halrhyrr

Member
You could do what a lot of Space Marine cosplayers do and use hockey gloves. Alternatively, make glove like you would for a normal cosplay but just... chunkier. Like build up some big chunky bits of EVA foam or something. Or you could go for a combo, use a hockey or goalie glove to get something nice and wide then bulk it out even further with foam.
 

Hypnagogia

New Member
Life got so busy that I BARELY got this thing done in time for the local Con. Hence never responding to this thread. But I figured since I had posted about it, I would share how it turned out.
This is my first attempt at cosplaying. But since I was happy with how it turned out, and I was already at the Con, I figured I would enter their cosplay contest. Hilariously I actually won! I got best individual in the Journeyman category. I entered as a Novice but the judges felt I should be bumped up to Journeyman since I have experience making things and general artistry, just not cosplaying specifically.
Anyways, for any Alphonse fans, here it is!

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Anyways... It was really fun! Im already contemplating what character I will do next.
 

Dr Jones Sr

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That's terrific! I'm not familiar with that character but the hands do look too small to me.

BTW the character reminds me of Tetsujin 28 AKA Gigantor.
 

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ZeroSum

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Did anyone come up with a solution for big hands? I saw this thread just now and was reminded of this Crafsman video about embiggening and desmallening molds. I guess that could work with making big hands. Cast own hand with mold, make big, pour silicone into big mold. You'd need to be wear it like a glove so I assume that after the pour into the embiggened mold, you'd need to stick either your own hand or a cast of your hand into it to create the 'inside' of the glove.

That's the theory anyway. I don't know how it would work in practice. I understand silicone into silicone molds is inadvisable even with ample mold release?
 

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