|Awards :||2nd Place @ Midlands Expo 2007|
|Time Taken :||3 Months|
|WOW What a Pain this cos was |
It wouldnt have been possiable without the advice and inspiration from Mr James so thank you Mr James...
He told me how to make a bodycast on the cheep by wearing old clothes getting wrapped up in Ducktape & then got cut out. Then i repaires the cuts and stufferd the clothes With Newspaper and wrapped the cast in ling film.
I thne modded Longjohns and a longsleeved t shirt to be a tight fit on the cast i also added a zip in the back of the T Shirt. I painted the Lot in latex and then cut and shaped the foam and Latexed that to the clothes as well. Then Finally Latexed the whole lot and added acrillyc paint for colour...
What i forgot to do was seal the suit with Acryllic sealand and something else i forget the name of..
Because i didnt do this months later the suit was sticking to everything and pretty much destroyed its self :(
So i learnt 2 things from this
1) Dont forget the bloody sealant
2) I found a cheeper / quicker way of making muscle suits Basicallly you make your cast and use Lycra to make a one peice suit and Evo Stick The foam Peices directly on to it.. you then make a Lycra Over suit to go on top, it saves a lot of money on Latex and as its lycra its not as restricting to move in...
Then There Was The Sayijin Armour which took the Majority of the Time about 2 months to make :S
sought some advice from James(Ilpala) as i seen him in a latex suit at MinAmi Con and needed to know how me made as i thought i could use his method to make this costume possible...
I'm hoping to write a guide shortly on how to make a latex body suit so anyone can give it a go..
My biggest challenge of this costume was the Sayijin Armor, with the huge arms i couldn't just make an average vest, the whole thing was made out of Lyra wrapped around fun foam...
Working out the pattern for this was a fair bit of trouble as I had a lot of issues to overcome due to the Mass of the body suit and having the armour stay in place, then there was the question how do i put it on!?!
All this puls the sewing is what took me a whole lot of time about 3 weeks of solid swearing and sewing...
It also it put my sewing machine through its paces sometimes sewing through 6 layers of fabric + 4 layers of fun foam :O