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    Aug 10, 2010, 6:47 PM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #76

    somthing i have been thinking about is how to securely attach the identity disk to my back? i guarantee that on the night people will be trying to rip the thing off my back and obviously i want to be able to take it off quickly and easy but how to do it in a way that no one can just come up and grab it off my back

    any thoughts? perhaps building a covertech system into the back of my suit and the identity disk
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    Aug 10, 2010, 6:52 PM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #77

    same size really? i saw them online and figured it would work so long as its the right size and what not
    now i need one for my costume

    and i saw the Baton
    i want one
    there soo cool ><

    and about attaching it i almost say use some really strong magnets.
    the it would say on and you can pull it off pretty easy and it would just pull itself back into place

    but i think people are more curdious at cons
    they wont just tear it off your back
    im more worried of things falling off, thats why id say strong magnets

    your best bet is to either hold it the whole time, or rig it so you can attach it temporarily so it wont come off like with a tiny zip tie or something

    but i think you should be fine if your in a con or movie theatre
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    Aug 10, 2010, 7:38 PM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #78

    yeah magnets could work i suppose for taking it on and off quickly, i may be over worrying about the whole thing, i had a piece of paracord tied to the inside of my indy hat one year which ran down my back and attached to my belt just incase anyone tried to rip it from my head in the middle of the students union club but no one touch it the whole night maybe the same will be true with the identity disk. what about an electromagnet since there is already gonna be a power source in the suit anyway, or is that way over kill? lol
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    Aug 10, 2010, 8:45 PM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #79

    Thats a legitimate concern, but if you're showing up somewhere looking so cool, you're a mini celebrity. Everyone will freakin yell and shout and some may even intervene if anyone were to dare to do something like that.

    I'm more concerned about how I'm going to find or make a helmet!
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    Aug 10, 2010, 8:51 PM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #80

    DangerIMMN said: View Post
    To anyone asking about the color of the glows:

    Sam and Quorra are definitely blue. Check out the Disney movie site - the color of your glow indicates something about you. Blue means you're an individualist, orange means you're a leader, red means you're a supporter, white means you're an activist. I'm not sure exactly what these titles mean but I think we have some idea just based on what we know about the characters so far.

    Just one more clue/reference.
    I forgot about the meaning of the colors on the Disney site! So, I'm not sure what color lighting Sam and Quorra have. Since CLU is orange, he's a leader. The black guards are red, so they are supporters of CLU. White means you're an activist, so does that mean they are "against the leader"? Or do the blue individualists represent the ones that stand against CLU? Hmm....I have no idea.

    If I go the EL tape route, I'll probably just get the blue sheets. According to the websites, they are a little brighter than the white sheets. They are also cheaper, and plus, I just like the blue glow. Kinda reminds me of the original TRON...
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    Aug 10, 2010, 9:03 PM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #81

    with regards to the colour, i think i will wait and see what looks best in real life when my el sheets arrive however i did find this photo online Flynns Arcade - Figures.com Gallery

    also is tron coloured white in the trailer for the game?
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    Aug 10, 2010, 9:05 PM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #82

    BumblebeeRecycd said: View Post
    Hi all, i have had a breif talk with Oryontech. The price per foot is not to bad, till you figure the final cost(template/powersupplys ect) the min cost as far as I can see is at least $2000 for a single costume, but if more than one person goes in, the cost for the template (the biggest cost)can be split up, cost per square inch is from .38-.50 cents, based on volume and how much waste space per panel. I have also been thinking of a Tron lightsuit as you can see. They suggested there might be anouther company to do bis with and are going to contact me with it.
    Well, honestly, that's sort of what I was expecting. Thanks so much for the info! I figured since this was the stuff used in the movie, the average cost of a suit used in the film was probably somewhere between $2000 and $10,000 each. (And I'm sure several of them probably cost much more!) So the chance of it being reasonably affordable was slim to none in my estimation. Oh well, looks like EL sheets it is!

    I would definitely like to hear about the other company they are referring you to. If that other company is fairly inexpensive, they'll probably make a good bit of money off of just us TRON geeks! LOL!
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    Aug 10, 2010, 9:15 PM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #83

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    So tomorrow I am going to try an experiment... I picked up some copper shims from ACE Hardware that I am going to try powdercoating with Aluminium Phosphate and then run some 26ga wire in it then hook it tp an inverter... we will see. Idealy I will be making custom shaped EL sheets... I'll post pictures...
    Wow! Now that's thinkin' outside the box! Sounds interesting! I can't wait to see the pictures!
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    Aug 11, 2010, 1:55 AM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #84

    Soulinertia said: View Post
    Don't forget the baton too


    oh wow... Now I have something else to make... is this in a trailer anywhere or have anymore pictues? does it collaspe in size?
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    Aug 11, 2010, 2:04 AM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #85

    it turns into the light cycle
    so im sure it does collapse
    its attached to Sams right leg and Qurras left boot

    you can see it when shes on the couch
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    Aug 11, 2010, 2:27 AM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #86

    It does more than that. Baton = "The hand-wielded tool programs in the Grid use to generate usable objects like light cycles, umbrellas, and weapons like staffs and swords."
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    Aug 11, 2010, 2:30 AM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #87

    oh wow
    talk about serious upgrade
    now i need one

    not just for the costume
    but just cause
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    Aug 11, 2010, 2:53 AM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #88

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    I'm more concerned about how I'm going to find or make a helmet!
    I managed to find this helmet at a thrift store for $5 It was worth it to take a risk on it. I know its not the exact helmet, but right now its on the backburner.

    I have 3 of the little LED holders for the inside cut, I was going to wire it to some switch to have them turn on off.

    Also I am going to tale all the neck support padding out and beef this thing up withsome Lithium ion batteries. The suit and the tron disc i'm building have batteries too but I was thinking to plug into this battery bank to recharge everything.

    Here were my thoughts...
    1. I was going to either go LED or EL wire on the back of it but I am waiting to find a good way to diffuse the light.
    2. Spray some insulation foam ro the back of it to get the correct contour.
    3. scrap the whole idea.


    right now I am trying to finish the tron disc, then suit. then the helmet. Just wanted to see what you guys thought.




    I do all my LED prototyping with a USB cable, if you decide to do this make sure you use 100ohm resistor for white or blue LEDs, but on the Arduino it outputs 3.3v so no resistor is needed
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    Aug 11, 2010, 2:54 AM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #89

    Does anyone have any ideas about where to get helmets? Or is it pretty much a given that a helmet will have to be made?

    Whoa! Just barely beat me to it, Carboxyll! Thanks for the post. And keep it up!
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    Aug 11, 2010, 3:17 AM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #90

    In case you wanted the LED holder, I complied a zip file of it.

    I included a .SLDPRT .DWG .STL .IGS let me know if you need any other format.

    Or if you want, I could cut them for you? $0.25 per piece?
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    Aug 11, 2010, 4:52 AM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #91

    If you can stand an inaccurate helmet, try the toy store. I picked up a kid's NASCAR toy helmet on clearance at Kmart (about $10). There are a bunch on ebay. It's small-ish and not movie-quality by any means, but with some work it'll pass for Halloween. I have ideas for a Tron-inspired costume too. I don't know that I'll get around to actually doing it, but I have a helmet. I'm loving the look of the Black Guard.
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    Aug 11, 2010, 7:25 AM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #92

    SithsPadawan said: View Post
    it turns into the light cycle
    so im sure it does collapse
    its attached to Sams right leg and Qurras left boot

    you can see it when shes on the couch
    I was wondering what that was on Quorra's boot. Awesome just another thing to worry about to make before Dragoncon. Well I guess I go with out it for now and make the Baton later for the movie premiere.

    Is this baton replica for sale? What company makes them?

    ~A
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    Aug 11, 2010, 7:39 AM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #93

    HooDooMan1 said: View Post
    I forgot about the meaning of the colors on the Disney site! So, I'm not sure what color lighting Sam and Quorra have. Since CLU is orange, he's a leader. The black guards are red, so they are supporters of CLU. White means you're an activist, so does that mean they are "against the leader"? Or do the blue individualists represent the ones that stand against CLU? Hmm....I have no idea.

    If I go the EL tape route, I'll probably just get the blue sheets. According to the websites, they are a little brighter than the white sheets. They are also cheaper, and plus, I just like the blue glow. Kinda reminds me of the original TRON...
    yes you bring up some good questions. Are Sam and Quorra individualists or activists??? I have many reference photos now of Quorras suit and it definately looks white her lights.

    Did you contradict yourself though??? You said white lights are against the leader which is CLU then you said blue lights are activists against CLU? Isn't that the same thing? Sorry if I am wrong, just want to clarify this

    I like the look of blue but the white is so brillant bright and stands out.

    I will check out the Disney site in a few hours here. Thanks for all of you guys research on this. I didn't know the color of their lights each meant something different. Very interesting.

    ~A
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    Aug 11, 2010, 8:34 AM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #94

    @Hoodooman1

    in reply to your help explaining how El sheet panels work. Thank you and no you didn't confuse me at all I pretty much see how the sheet works. Still would like to have it in my hands and actually work with it but your explanation helps alot!!

    I may go with El Tape. Even though I know it is expensive but hey, not as crazy expensive as that one company. Jezzzz I guess unless you are rich or a professional in the movie industry with money to burn then fine go down that route. Us poor ppl, meaning myself, have gots to find a more furgal way to replicate these costumes using cheaper stuff but that does not mean that your costume will look like crap necessarily, if you know what you are doing

    another reason I want to go with El Tape is upon analyzing all those cut sheet strips and terminal connections with wires going all over the place, I can just see the entire suit being more prone to breaking wire connections at the terminal or basically anywhere on the strip as you move your body.

    We have to face it that lighting up these suits and taking them to anything other than a Comic book convention or the movie premiere to show them off is a total risk.

    Was it here that I read, or maytbe it was elsewhere online, the actors couldn't hardly move in the suits. Special chairs had to be made for them to lean upon when they were taking a break probably so all the wires wouldn't break.

    Now can you imagine taking your brand new suit into a club, dancing the night away, your body constantly moving the wires over and over, something is bond to snap and break.

    I know this because it has happened to me repeatedly on light up costumes I had made in the past.

    Although it was El Wire I used that broke and yes I was partying and dancing, I can't imagine those El sheet panels all cut up connected everywhere being any better. Hell the El Tape is most likely a risk to use as well.

    So if we are all going for the movie effect look. Then just expect discomfort wearing the suit the entire time. Probably not too much sitting down and make sure you build a zipper when you gotta do your bidness after drinking all that booze just to keep your mind off the pain.

    I have been cosplaying uncomfortable costumes I have made for over 10 years. So I know what I am talking about. Throw in wearing 7 inch stilletto heels, even more pain but to me it us worth it ;D

    I rarely if at all wear my CON costumes out to crazy clubs just for the fact they are uncomfortable, things might break and you ruin your precious hard work.

    These types of costumes, if you are planning on making them movie accurate, are only doable at Cons or basically anywhere but a crazy nite club.

    Hey, if you can figure out a way to rig all that lighting, hit a club and dance the nite away without your lights breaking, more power to you. I just know I have been there done that already without a good outcome unless you stand still the entire nite and who's gonna do that

    As for how I am making my Quorra armour I usually spend hundreds of dollars or even one grand making my costumes but as of now I am broker than broke and don't have the funds to buy all the actual lighting that was used along with the rubber their armour n suits were made in so I had to find an alternative route. Also I need this costume completed in 20 days so I already know I am gonna be making adjustments for the movie premiere to wear it.

    I basically used craft foam, a heating gun to shape it and some cardboard and a ton of crazy glue GEL to hold it all together. Yeah that is it. I made the identity disk in stryofoam. The top armour will be covered in a thin layer of foam to give it depth then that all will be covered in a black matte rubber "look" fabric I have to match the look of Quorra's actual rubber armour. Same with the disk. And all the other raised details will be worked out with craft foam under the black fabric.

    I have finished the craft foam armour and I am onto the other details. I even found this bad ass matte rubber look fabric to make her bodysuit. I love it! The Hexagon top half of her suit well, again probably just going with an alternative material that closely resembles it. Again no money or time now to get that custom made for me. Maybe later

    Good Luck to you all building your TL suits!!!!

    ~A
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    Aug 11, 2010, 9:59 AM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #95

    The Baton and Identity Disk replicas will be available in stores around October or November. Here's some more pics of the Baton:



    This gives you a good idea how big the Baton is.


    More costume reference images:














    Also, I think Sam and Quorra have white circuitry. This image verifies it, as you can see the blue circuitry on this guy is much darker than Sam and Quorra's:


    Compare that to Sam's light cycle:
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    Aug 11, 2010, 10:20 AM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #96

    Darn. Won't be able to get this in time for DC but I am definately pre-ordering these baby's now to get them before the movie premiere!!! Yay! They look dope YO!

    I have ordered from this site before. Their stuff is excellent!

    Tron Legacy Light Cycle Launch Baton Replica - Spin Master - Tron - Roleplay at Entertainment Earth

    Tron Legacy Deluxe Identity Disc Replica - Spin Master - Tron - Roleplay at Entertainment Earth

    ~A
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    Aug 11, 2010, 10:26 AM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #97

    Yup! I knew Quorra n Sam's lights were white. Thank you Mrsinistar. I have all of those reference shots of Quorra and the lights look white.

    and thanks for those Baton pics too. So is the one for sale come October going to extend out too?

    ~A
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    Aug 11, 2010, 12:29 PM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #98

    Here's the best helmets I was able to find out there:



    A decent black helmet, but ideally we need helmets where there is no differentiation between the helmet and the visor - where it all looks like one piece.



    This one has the right shape, but again, we need it to be one piece.



    The style of helmet might be better for the good guys - reminds me of Sam's helmet.



    And this one I thought looked like the helmet Sam is wearing at the end of the first trailer while he's riding the light cycle.

    This is after 2-3 hours of searches. Heres some links to close up pics of Rinzler and flying baddie helmets. And here's a pic with several helmets:


    There's not a lot out there. Accurate or semi-accurate helmets will have to be made, it seems. The best option I can think of might be to get a pretty good helmet and then make a full visor that either covers the entire helmet or at least all the face and wraps up the helmet, blending into it somehow.
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    Aug 11, 2010, 12:38 PM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #99

    I can't believe it actually says this in the product description for the disc...

    "Throw this Identity Disk at friends and watch them "derez" in pain!"

    LOL!

    Don't toy companies usually put warnings that say the opposite?
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    Aug 11, 2010, 12:53 PM - re: Tron Legacy Costume #100

    DangerIMMN said: View Post


    Where did you find this helmet? We're shooting our Tron Suits this week and I'm thinking this helmet 'could' fit in nicely.
    Any links to where I can see it's details and possibly purchase it?
    Thanks! ....and nice homework on the helmets.

    David

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