|Cost :||£ 300-500|
|Time Taken :||Few hours per weekend|
|I decided to make this costume watching a video on youtube: "KH2-Gabry Ponte-Man In The Moon",where the song of this famous italian dj was coupled with the intro of the "Secret Trailer" and other scenes from KH.|
I was so shocked that I start searching the web to understand what was that game.
Now, since I'm italian (art is in my DNA) and crazy, I've decided to start the adventure to build a weareable costume of full armored Terra, fiberglass made, included keyblade and helmet, gold and silver painted.
By now I've just completed the mould(s) of the keyblade: it will be 150 cm high, roughly 5 feet(!), and start testing the fiberglass stuff.
I think the keyblade should be the easiest part (WRONG!!!), since is quite simple and square. The hardest should be the helmet, or the joints (elbow and knee). I can't wait to engage with those parts...
From this project I'm learning to be patient and to challenge problems from different point of views.
Wish me luck ;-)
|Moulding KB in wood, then latex||High||Complete|
|Laminating keyblade with fiberglass||High||Complete|
|Torso. Drawing on paper, copying on cardboard, check the overlooking and the sizes.||High||Complete|
|Torso. Moulding with latex and laminating with Jesmonite||High||Complete|
|Vambraces and pauldrons. Drawing on cardboard, moulding with latex and laminating with Jesmonite||High||Complete|
|Greaves with poleyn: drawing, moulding, laminating||High||Complete|
|Keyblade. Rebuild completely!||High||Planned|
|Check last details for every pieces, fill, sandpaper and paint||High||Planned|
Pieces done so far... (Posted 14th October 2010)
Cuirass, plackart and "wings", vambraces, pauldrons, greaves with poleyns. Still a lot to do, specially the sandpaper step, but at least this project is not anymore just "something in my mind"...
Chest in progress 2 (Posted 18th April 2010)
Good and uniform shapes. Got to remember to "enlarge" the mannequin to match my actual size...
The Torso!!! (Posted 23rd March 2010)
Waiting for more material to finish the KB, I'm starting working on the torso, drawing on paper, then transferring the design on cardboard to support the clay, adjusting the size and proportions and finally moulding with the clay.
Keyblade making (Posted 20th March 2010)
Now the first half is done. Of course need to be trimmed around, (a lot) of sandpapering, and then glued to the other side. Then finally sandpapering again, complete with the very last details, primed and painted.
More keyblade (Posted 7th March 2010)
After moulding both sides in latex, now the kb is ready to be laminated with fiberglass.
Update. Unfortunately I will have a lot of probs 'cause the joining won't be proper, not even acceptable...
Keyblade (Posted 25th February 2010)
Finally I did it right (by now).
Journal of mistakes and corrections (Posted 15th December 2009)
Hope this journal won't be so long :P
Mistake nr. 1: next time mould the object in full, not pieces to assembly later. In this way you won't go crazy trying to allineate them :(
Hope this is the last comment on this journal :-P