YES! More people who like Dead Space and MLP! Its what got me into the fandom and it will always remind why I need to stay. Great detail, one of the most proportional engineering rigs I've seen yet. I take it you made the plasma cutter as well.
Thanks! I more or less built the helmet to fit my head (I had to hook the battery inverter for the EL wire in it to the RIG on my back), so there wasn't any room inside. I'm wanting to remake it someday though. And the plasma cutter, I started off with an airsoft pistol that I took the air pump out for con regulations, and everything else is EVA foam (with little bits of plastic from pen caps and hot wheels cars for extra detail).
Hot Wheel Cars and pen caps, really!?! That's some first class creativity right there my friend. Out of curiosity, have you taken any classes on subjects like this and fabrication. The only reason I ask is because I'm trying to figure out the kinds of cost and experience to do a project such as this. I have little to no experience of such things and I'm not sure I have the time either. : P
Yep. They were the closest things I could find for cheap and looked somewhat close enough to in-game and official artwork references. And I only had 4 days before DragonCon to make the whole plasma cutter, so I could really be picky lol. Next summer I might remake it for practice if I can get my hands on some sintra or any kind of PVC/acrylic. Anything to give hard, crisp edges. Maybe even some Apoxie Sculpt to make accurate parts. I'm also considering making a Warlock cosplay from Destiny, but I'm waiting to see where my money goes before then. And due to my lack of a workshop and proper tools, I might just use a highly customized Nerf gun to make a scout/pulse/auto rifle (depending on where the magazine is at on the Nerf gun).
But cosplay can get pretty pricey, so it's best to start off with cheaper materials like craft foam (also known as EVA foam), with some white glue & water mixture to seal it so the paints don't soak into it like a sponge. Worbla is fantastic stuff! but It's also pretty pricey, but you can make just about anything with it, and it's pretty durable. As for fabrics and whatnot, it's best to hit up sales and coupons ^^ Like, I just got 2 yards of black gabardine for under 10 bucks the other day!
Cosplay takes time, especially if you've got school, homework, and a job. I had to put my Skyrim cosplay on hiatus until this semester ended, but I'm gearing back up to work on it. (but last night my car started having problems so whatever money I do have has to go towards towing and repairs.) : [
Thanks for all the advice. I have no real experience in making armor pieces from scratch, so the things you are telling me will really help with any decisions I make. Good luck with your car by the way. ; )
EVA/craft foam shaped with a heat gun, hot glue for assembly, sealed with elmer's white multi-purpose glue mixed with some water, and painted with acrylics. I eyeballed everything from in-game and a couple screenshots for reference.
it took me about two and a half months to build mine, but that's just because I used foam, and the sealing process takes a long time. If you build the piece first, then encase it in Worbla or Wonderflex, then you won't have to seal it. But I was on a low budget lol
Quite some quality work there. But I never have played Dead Space, so I have little idea on it. Not much of a active gamer now a days, most just bore me. That or just massive repeats of previous game...
Ever thought of making suits as a hobby for selling? Do a pay part now to cover cost commission thing and pay rest before shipping of finished commission to commissioner.
I'm still honing my skills and experimenting before I do full on commissions. Body measurements will give me trouble for clients because I prefer to work an sizing/building pieces to fit their body while I'm right beside them. Pieces of suits like helmets would be easier. If it can fit my head, I'm sure it'd fit about 90% of other people lol
I see, and figured something along those lines after I already wrote that comment (delayed thinking). Tailoring shouldn't be to big of an issue, from my perspective viewpoint. An to get perfect fits is even more tricky. Since most cosplay suits are "generally" bigger then person wearing them space wise. One size fits all kind of thing. Well cannot say about the head piece business, but I doubt would be hard to measure their head size to ensure.
But from what I do know, it is a very profitable business once established.
I liked the Advanced suit and all, but it wasn't as bulky like how I prefer armor. When it comes to bulk, I LOVE the Vintage Suit! I was considering making it, but I would have died in it from how insulative it would be. xD
D+ But the Vintage Suit (Especially the upgraded version) was just so... inelegant. Ew. Heavy armour can be elegant and bulky all at once. Like plate armour. There's something just bizarre about the engineering suit.