Transformers Movie - Universal Studios Singapore Costumes

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by cbabbage, Dec 3, 2011.

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  1. cbabbage

    cbabbage New Member

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    I visit this forum often, but never seem to have a reason to post anything. Until now anyway. We just completed a set of walk-around costumes for Universal Studios Singapore to go with their opening of the Transformers ride. I thought I would post a few photos now that they are out in the open. My team did a great job on these so I wanted to show them off a bit.

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    Thanks for looking,
    Charles
     
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  2. the_batdemon

    the_batdemon Sr Member

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    WOW!! How's the mobility?
     
  3. Jawafive

    Jawafive Sr Member

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    Those are absolutely amazing. I LOVE what you did with bumblebee.
     
  4. SaberTech

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    >>>>>speechless>>>>>
     
  5. Reg B

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    Thanks vary nice.
     
  6. EyeofSauron

    EyeofSauron Master Member

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    rep for awesomeness :)
     
  7. roy

    roy Member

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    awesome bumblebee...:thumbsup
     
  8. SqueekinOrka

    SqueekinOrka Well-Known Member

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    Wow..that is insane! Freaking amazing job! Love Bumblebee. I really don't know what else to say. Just....WOW!
     
  9. cayman shen

    cayman shen Master Member

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    Holy...those are UNREAL. Wow.
     
  10. mikey123mushukl

    mikey123mushukl Well-Known Member

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    More than meets the eye.
     
  11. STEALTH

    STEALTH Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ..................... !!!!!
     
  12. War Trooper

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    Your first post = WIN

    Autobots........ Roll Out!
     
  13. littledragon88

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    Wow, simply mindblowing! :eek
     
  14. third3ye

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    Incredible, too bad these weren't out yet when my gf and I went to Universal Studios Hollywood last weekend, I would've taken a ton of pics with them! Looks like the actor will need stilts for this costume? Kinda like some of the Mummy costumes Universal has near their ride.
     
  15. rockeagle2001

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    will be going to universal studios this wednesday, cant wait to see them upclose man!
     
  16. Puzzlehead85

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    Wow that is some outstanding work!
     
  17. cbabbage

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    The mobility is very good. I will say that we have trained professional stilt walkers in them, and those guys really bring them to life and get around real well.

    Unfortunately these are only at the Universal park in Singapore. I can't confirm when or if the Hollywood Universal will get them yet.

    A few interesting notes;
    Optimus Prime is just over 9 feet tall, Bumblebee is just over 7 feet
    Each costume weighs less than 85 lbs.
    Both costumes are made of carbon fiber
    The actual ILM digital animation models were used to CNC the patterns (especially Bumblebee)
    Used the same automotive paints that were used on the film cars.

    Thanks for all the comments! Our team worked hard on these, and it was a different kind of challenge for us. We normally don't create these type of characters.

    Charles
     
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  18. loco lord

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    wow! great work there. my girl would go bananas for that bumblebee suit :D
     
  19. aradia

    aradia Member

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    Nice very nice indeed!!!
     
  20. Gorgot3000

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    are you kidding me ? those are costumes ? D#$n ! this is incredible
     
  21. THExEVILxTW1N

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    Very detailed! Do you have any other pictures other than these HDR looking one's?
     
  22. Max Jenius

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    Wow! Might fly out to Singapore just to check these out!
     
  23. mccordia

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    The suits look amazing!

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  24. cbabbage

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  25. BumblebeeRecycd

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    Great job, love the way you conceled the stilts
     
  26. RedRabbit

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    Charles,
    Excellent work, a truly amazing job! You guys really pulled it off and at only 85 pounds, that's really impressive. Your tooling process must have been lots of fun with as much detail as you put into them. The kids in Singapore are going to go nuts! I work for Garner Holt Productions and we did some figures for that park a couple years ago so I know the kind of hard work you guys had to put into it. Hopefully when they open the ride down here you will get to do a set for Hollywood! Lots of props and respect from southern California!
     
  27. coofunkcurly

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    Those are truly remarkable. :thumbsup
     
  28. izabel

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    really cool! this'll be one project i want robert to work on this year. :)
     
  29. Mr Fett

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    Incredible builds. You guys rocked it, big time! :eek
     
  30. indiefilmgeek

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    Fantastic work by your shop! I LOVE the detailed weathering and damage the suits have. It's wonderfully inspiring - thanks for sharing! :):thumbsup
     
  31. Ikariya

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    As someone who's made Transformers costumes, that is amazing. I hope your actors can wear it for long periods of time. I also hope you're making some for the California version. I will totally take pictures of them, then try to take them home.

    Bumblebee's knees seem kind of odd.
     
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    That is absolutely amazing! Unreal! Charles...I realize some of the production techniques may be considered proprietary...but I am curious about the process and would love to know more in general about how CNC connects to carbon fiber? What did you CNC? And did you do so in 3d! Also, how does it relate to carbon fiber? Can you share anything about the process you went through? It was no doubt extensive!
    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  34. mosarmini

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    I am astonished! How long did it take?
     
  35. cbabbage

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    The short version. Starting with a 3d digital file provided by Hasbro, the computer controlled milling process is done with a urethane foam, then that foam is hand tooled to clean it up a bit more. Next a fiberglass mold is made from the foam patterns. In that fiberglass mold carbon fiber is laid up (much like fiberglass) to make the finished part. Then that part gets another level of body work done to it.

    It takes about 20 weeks start to finish, but that's also juggling it with other jobs.

    Charles
     
  36. Miker

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    Thanks for sharing! That just makes the finished product that much more appreciably awesome!

    I didn't know you could run a CNC against foam, but it makes sense. How many pieces did you mold? I can only imagine it must have been a lot! (unless there's some movie magic at play?). Absolutely stunning. Thanks again for sharing this!
     
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  37. LadyMegatron

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    Oh. My. God.

    O.O

    At this moment in time I can't put together words....
     
  38. Darkbeauty

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    wow thats really amazing!!!!!
     
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    You can CNC almost any firm material, It's all about tooling. There are about 18 to 20 multi-peice molds for each character.

    Charles
     
  41. BoozeBeGood

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    :eek WOW those are amazing!!!
     
  42. Snuffie112

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    These are absolutely incredible!!

    I'm a little confused though, you said Bumblebee was just over 7 feet tall? Are the people seen near the costumes just very small? Seems Bee has about 3-4 foot on the woman in one of the pictures with him.

    Amazing costumes though!
     
  43. Phox

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    Just found this thread, wow you did some really amazing work. And the actors/stiltwalkers are doing a great job too! How is the audio system working? I watched some of the video from orlando, looks like they are talking in real time!
    And on stilts?
    And in such a perfect audio quality?
    And with such a perfect movie intonation?
    Unbelievable...


    Greetings from Germany, Toby
     
  44. Peek73

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    I got a chance to see them both up close at the Universal Studios Hollywood. They look awesome! I'm such a fan of the Transformers I can't even begin to tell you how much. YOUR WORK IS OUT OF THIS WORLD!! LOVE THEM. Did you also do the Megatron as well, I'm sure of it. Keep it up, and I can't wait to see more work from you and your studio. autobot.jpg optimus prime.jpg
     
  45. Loanjedi

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    Is it possible to purchase one? I would be interested in one or two or maybe 3 if you can produce all 3 suits. (Optimus, Bumblebee and Megatron)

     
  46. cbabbage

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    I'm glad you like them. Yes, in the Orlando park they do talk in realtime through a system that Universal Orlando developed for these in house. We just installed the components for them. None of the suits originally were intended to have audio when first designed, so it was a challenge to make all the gear fit.

    Charles
     
  47. cbabbage

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    Thanks for the complements. It's not just me producing these, I have a great team of people that works with me. Megatron is ours too, and by far the most detailed and largest Transformer we have done to date. Keep an eye out, we have plenty more coming to various parks all over the world.
     
  48. cbabbage

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    Thanks for the interest, but these are not available to the general public. These were specifically developed for Universal Studios through a licencing agreement with Hasbro.

    Charles
     

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