The Costume/Cosplay Building thread!
I can imagine everyone has seen an awesome costume or cosplay at a convention. And I can imagine there are people like myself that really want to create those super!fantastic!costumes that attendees talk about.
Seeing as how this community has a vast array of knowledge (since you guys have helped me a lot in the past), I figured this would be one of the best places to gather information and ideas on how to build various costumes. And it wouldn't even have to be a costume from a video game (or in my case anime/tv drama). It's like Momgamer's suit of armor; something amazing to make just because you can. This would be a place for people to post what they're building and get ideas on how to construct it.
So, to start us off, here's what I'm working on for the 2010 Sakura-Con at the Washington State Convention Center for the first weekend of April.
This is Sasword. He's from a Japanese TV show similar to the Power Rangers.
Luckily I'm not going off of using just photos, or else figuring out the detail would be really hard. I have an action figure of my character that I'm using strictly to see how everything bends and for the tiny details I need to include.
I have a few friends that have built complex armor before, and they use a material called BONDO (auto body filler) along with DeLite, and some other things... I figured to make this easy on myself, I'll start with the helm. I'm building it onto a wig head that will soon be the same circumference as my own. My friend suggested I make the basic frame out of chicken wire and possibly paper mache, and then put the bondo onto that.
But I was wondering what you guys think would be the best way to make a frame for the basic helmet?
And should I use the same method for making the torso?