New In Progress Giger Alien Xenomorph Outfit - Completed

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  1. AuldEffects

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    Hello, I have been an Alien fan forever. In the past I created my own outfit. I have lurked on these boards, never having anything to post until now.

    I have started sculpting a new version of a 1979 Alien Style Xenomorph. I am planning on taking everything I have learned in school and with my experience I have gained with special effects to make this costume with how I vision it.

    I hope you will look at my photos of it in progress... I am trying to have a more unifying look and correct proportion to certain areas including the shoulders. The detail I hope is pretty accurate. I have had to make some changes to increase mobility.

    Let me know what you think!
     
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  2. Fluxcapacitor

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    This is gonna be awesome!
     
  3. G33k

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    Great start!
     
  4. DJHAMMERHEAD

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    One of my fav Scifi creatures...

    All the best!!!
     
  5. AuldEffects

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    Hey new photos available to see progress of my projects. Some molds, suit and head progress.

    Oh there is also pictures of the Turtle head I'm working on.
     

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  6. AuldEffects

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    New pictures attached
     

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  7. AuldEffects

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    Here is what I Have done so far with the head?
     
  8. AuldEffects

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    Here is where I stand with the hands. I am able to pull the hands off and on without having to use velcro or zippers as in previous gloves I made.
     
  9. Bowelrock

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    Don't forget Giger used macaroni on the original sculpt :p
     
  10. AuldEffects

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    Thanks for tip, I have used it on the body plus bottle caps.

    I messed up on the gloves so I will be doing them all over again. I do not like the ones in the pictures.
     
  11. AuldEffects

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    Here is the beginning of putting the latex pieces on the suit, more to come
     
  12. AuldEffects

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    Here is one of the arms that will wrap around the suit.
     
  13. hudsong84

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    Looking pretty sweet so far, and kudos on the turtle heads. Aside from the wet-suit are you making all of this from scratch?
     
  14. AuldEffects

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    Thanks! Yes I am starting scratch, using pictures and toy figures to guide me.
     
  15. AuldEffects

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    Here is some of my work on the rib cage and back!
     
  16. AuldEffects

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    You may not see this but here is the beginning of my form for a tail which will be made out of latex filled with foam.
     
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  17. AuldEffects

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    Here is my hand.
     
  18. crabra comander

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    That looks really good. I hope your build turns out to be the best, just like you said!
     
  19. AuldEffects

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    Here is the other side of the hand.
     
  20. AuldEffects

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    Here are some pictures of the ribs and back in process.
     
  21. AuldEffects

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    adding the plaster for the hands
     
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  22. AuldEffects

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    Additional pictures of ribs and back piece.
     
  23. Deimoz

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    This. Is. Beautiful.
     
  24. AuldEffects

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    on the left is the sternum on the right is the spine that goes between the backtubes
     
  25. AuldEffects

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    almost ready for latex!
     
  26. AuldEffects

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    Building of the mold...

    Sections of the mold....

    One layer of latex....

    Part of the ribcage mold with latex layed up inside. The weather is so humid here that it is taking forever to dry. Dont wanna bring it into the air conditioning because im afraid the latex will crack from shrinking too fast...
     
  27. AuldEffects

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    Here is the unfinished tail adapter that will attach to suit...

    The tail with the adapter....

    Finished mold for the tail. Hopefully when we open er up it will be nice. It is HEAVY! at least 100lbs as far as we can weigh it
     
  28. AuldEffects

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    Neck spine. Latex filled with flexible foam. Just needs to be trimmed.
     
  29. AuldEffects

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    Mold for the tail opened up ready for casting
     
  30. AuldEffects

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    7 Of 23 pieces to go on bodysuit...

    Starting to paint
     
  31. AuldEffects

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    Here are some pictures of the tail attached!
     
  32. AuldEffects

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    Here is some of my work on the back tubes and feet.
     
  33. AuldEffects

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    Here are some pictures of the shoulder and arm
     
  34. AuldEffects

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    air brushing the final touches on the suit

    Please let me know what you think
     
  35. jacksadventures

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    This is amazing man!! I was going to make one this year but ran out of time! Are you thinking about offering any kits?
     
  36. AuldEffects

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    I am thinking about putting an interest thread out in the Junkyard for the latex pieces and one for a finished suit.

    However, I have not completed the head yet so they will be offered without the head.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2012
  37. spydrwebz

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    That looks truly amazing!
     
  38. AuldEffects

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    Thanks, a lot more work than I origanally thought. But I am real happy with the results.
     
  39. Yarko

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    SO amazing! I'm sure you'll have plenty of requests for the latex pieces!
     
  40. AuldEffects

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    Re: New In Progress Giger Alien Xenomorph Outfit - Body suit is done from neck to fee

    Here are some of my pictures showing a headless alien! I have completed the suit from neck to feet!

    Will continue working on the head.
     
  41. Gorgot3000

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    Beautiful ... this is totally amazing ! Nice paint job too
     
  42. CyberPaddy66

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    Dam you for doing such a good job on this, now I have to add it to my ever growing costume build list, actually an Alien suit was already in the top 3 but who's counting :D

    Well done!
     
  43. Dericrw

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    Well how did I miss this???? Awesome work!
     
  44. Doh2

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    Great job! Makes me wish I were a skinny dude so I could wear something like that.

    Oh, I'd need more height, too.
     
  45. keubanks

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    Wow! This is really coming together.
     
  46. AuldEffects

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    hey guys. thanks for the kind words. I haven't put something this complex together in a long time. I tried to sculpt a xenomorph that was different than what is currently available, yet stay true to the original. The paint job had me going round in circles. I had a hard time getting it to look complex and subtle at the same time, after i ahd the paintjob finished once. i didnt like it ...so i blacked it all out. twice...i didnt want it to look like paint. then i glosscoated it with a readily available product off the shelf at your local supercenter...
     
  47. darkestknight

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    this is by far the best looking Alien suit I've seen anywhere. Even better than the costume ones I've seen for sale. There's no doubt from looking at it what it is. Put this under low light, add some light water mist/spray and some hanging chains and you could easily recreate a scene from the movie. well done sir :)
     
  48. simul8r

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    Very impressed with your work, your experience and inspiring craftmanship really shows in this build. I'm eager to see the entire head and suit fitted on an actual person. May I ask how you are gluing the latex to the wet suit because this is really stirring up temptations already.
     
  49. AuldEffects

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    again thanks!

    I found Shoe Goo to be the best adhesive. I did play around with others but found the goo to be the best. It dried relatively quickly and when I pulled on it, it would near tear away.
     
  50. guilty gear

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    prob the best suit out there, i like it alot :thumbsup
     

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