naurarwen
 


Costume :US Colonial Marine
Source :Aliens
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Memorabilia Nov 2011


Costume Photos

Colonial Marine

Shoulder bell graffiti 1

Shoulder bell graffiti

Back armour graffiti

Chest armour graffiti

My lid after its repaint

Colonial marine with helmet and pulse rifle

USCM

 


Costume Information

Description
This costume has been slowly coming together over the years with bits being bought here and there. Its only recently though I've started getting the main armour together. All the paint work on my armour is done by a friend of mine, Dan so he is the artistic talent I just tell him what to draw.

I originally bought the safariflague BDU's but have since lost a lot of weight so they no longer fit, in the future I'll be selling the stuff I bought in the beginning.

Hoping to have everything bought and done for 2012.

As of November 2011 this costume is pretty much complete. I will be buying a few of the accesories here and there if I find them cheap enough. I'm actually shocked at how much I've spent on this outfit seems as usually I spend a lot less than £150-£200 on a costume. Luckily the price has been split over 6-8 months so I haven't been too hard hit.

Comments

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Sweet :D hope you get to have a ripley with you, this is gonna look so badass when its done :D

by RevolverKitty on Saturday, 20 August, 2011 - 12:51
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Thanks I can't wait to get this finished. Shame I can't build the armour myself, I've looked at the pepakura for it but adjusting it to my size makes it look weird so I'm going with a guy in the States who makes them from plastic as I know his fits (having tried on a friends). This will be one of my first practically store bought costumes. But after years of wanting to do the costume it will be well worth it

by naurarwen on Sunday, 21 August, 2011 - 22:09
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It was good to finally see this complete.....

Although I find it amusing that your flamethrower is nearly as big as you are :P

by Tony-Jay on Sunday, 27 November, 2011 - 19:06
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How rude lmao. But your right by the end of the day I was holding it down and had the end resting on my boot whilst I held the handle and I swear the damn this is as long as my leg!

by naurarwen on Sunday, 27 November, 2011 - 20:45
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Looking great.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 13 December, 2011 - 20:39
 

Shopping List

Helmet£90.00Bought
Pulse rifle£100.00Bought
BDUs£50.00Bought
Boots£35.00Bought
Armour, flamer and screen accurate BDU's£200.00Bought
Patches£10.00Bought
Grenades£32.00Bought
Shoulder lamp£75.00Bought
Total£592.00