My little pony, Rainbow dash.

vincent228

Active Member
i would like to give a quick shout out to "EyeofSauron".
I mentioned on the forum that i have an autistic daughter that absolutely loves "my little pony", especially "rainbow dash", but there were no costumes available for it.
EOS, very kindly made a file for me of the head (with hair and mane), tail and pegasus wings.

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EOS's pep file for the head,hair and mane.

I have to tell you, this is really my first really hard build. I had to do a little resizing and tweaking to make it work (because i made it with foam), but I think its coming along pretty well so far.
I will continue to post pics as i go along.

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The white stuff on the parts is the pva glue.

And Thanks Again EOS !!!!!!!
 

vincent228

Active Member
Thanks Nobby
I finally had a little more time to do some more work. I finished the tail at 3am this morning (not much time when you work 60 hours a week.), now the only part i have left to build is the wings. I really dont have time to waste, so I do little touch up work while im waiting for things to dry, yatta, yatta, yatta.
I took the head, hair and mane outside today and primed them.

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then i shopped for the paint i needed.

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this paint does really well on foam. it says it works on plastic, and doesnt crack when flexed a little. ad at $3.50 a can, I couldnt resist. I tested the paint on a quick IM helmet build, and you can see how bright and well it does.

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So I started to spray the head at least.

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I just really wish i had more time for this build.

Im a newbie, but it drives me crazy when i hack and whack.
But time is not on my side.
 
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MissParker

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Looks good! I don't know of many parents that would put this much effort into a child's costume for halloween. Your daughter is pretty lucky!
 

vincent228

Active Member
Thanks for the words of kindness folks. Shes a good kid and deserves it. unfortunately, we live in connecticut. Right now they are calling for armagedon on halloween night.
 

vincent228

Active Member
Cmon familyman. I think you should build them both one. just plan them for next halloween.
I am coming down to the wire here.
with the hurrican currently destroying connecticut, lets hope halloween isnt full of wires. "live ones!".
Im still plugging away, just in case.
the wings were a nightmare ! an awful lot of parts ! and the pepakura designer was hard to figure out "what attached to what, and how?".
but here they are (drying with the pva glue)
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in the meantime, i was trying to fugure out how to get her to see, without leaving giant holes in the head. So i figured to build eyes, painted white, glued behind the sockets, glue mesh where she needed to see through, and paint them.

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so once i glued on the hair and the mane, this is what i got.

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then it occured to me.
how was i going to mount the wings and tail to her without them sagging all over the place ?

So this is where improvisation took place.

I made a brace that could strap to her shoulders and go down the rest of her back. I could glue the wings in there, and glue the tail on the bottom. then she could slip the whole section right on.

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then i glued the wings in.
I wish i thought of this before i primed one of them.

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I will glue the tail in, once the six million different colors it requires finish drying.

And thus my work continues.
 

FieryRed

New Member
This looks so so cool! I can't wait to see the final product, I wish I could have had such an awesome costume as a kid! Heck, I want that costume now! :)
 

Rider Kabuto

New Member
Awesome build, thanks for the tip on the paint. I am looking for something that works on plasti dip. Did you have to prime with that paint.
 

vincent228

Active Member
Awesome build, thanks for the tip on the paint. I am looking for something that works on plasti dip. Did you have to prime with that paint.

they do sell a primer in the same line of paint. and i used it. I used that blue masking tape so i would get as clean lines as possible. I have stretched and bent the parts several times. that paint has not showed signs of cracking at all. I cant say its flexible. but i have to assume if it claims to "work on plastic", it has to have some sort of a flexible additive.

it is a speed build, so i didnt give as much care to the spray as i would have likes to.
 

vincent228

Active Member
I have to give the thanks to EOS. If he didnt take the time to make the pep file, out of his kindness. this costume wouldnt be happening at all.
 

Keseleth

New Member
What a lucky kid! She'll remember that costume for years (and maybe wear it for years too!). I'll keep my fingers crossed for good weather for you, but even if she can't go out trick-or-treating, you can always set up a trick-or-treat trail through the house for her, and some shopping malls host indoor treat trails too. Best of luck on finishing the build! I look forward to more pictures. :thumbsup
 

Rider Kabuto

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dont give me too much credit :) you still had to build my horrible pep file ;) it looks amazing and im glad everything worked out fine

EoS this damn good job I am amazed what you can with this program. Vincent I hope hurricane sandy didn't hit you too hard, your little one will get some good candy with that costume.
 

vincent228

Active Member
Okay folks.
we came down to the home stretch.
I was basically able to get it completed because they cancelled wor on monday and tuesday, due to hurricane sandy.
so while the eind was blowing, the rain was raining and the trees were cracking, I was gluing, painting and cutting.

here are the wings with the painted table mounted.

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I cut the hole in the lower section of the brace to mount it so it would stand out a little.

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then i let my daughter try it on.

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then finally , the big night !!
here she is on halloween, complete with the "cutie mark" on each side.

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Thanks everyone for the comments and compliments.

And thanks again EOS for making her night !!
 
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