|This is the Female Shepard costume made by EvilFx aka David Carpenter aka The Guyver Guy, who is my partner. The Costume took him roughly 3 months to build with a few small breaks in between. He was also making a male version for himself at the time. Evil is the man who made using EVA Floor Mats popular for armor builds. He basically started the rage! I consider his foam builds almost an art form. He does have an online blog on the build on wordpress and his website is bioweapons.com. |
The Costume was built with the pattern available on the EVA foam in mind. It has a similar texture to Carbon fiber. The two hardest parts on the build to figure out was the hip curves (women's bodies are harder to fit) and the breast plate. He made a special rig for both of them in order to achieve this look. EVA in itself is a cheap material, lightweight and once you get the hang of cutting and forming is almost limitless in it's applications. Tools needed- Foam, Industrial Low temp glue, a Dremel tool, a Hot craft knife, scissors, xacto blade for the craft knife and a heat gun. I do not recommend glue from the craft store. It's of poor quality for use on foam. gluesticksdirect on ebay has low temp glue by the case. It will last you a lifetime of craft projects too. some people find that hot glue pulls eventually. You have to use a dremel to scrape of the plastic coating on the foam, making small glue channels in order to get it to adhere and hold well. Using this method insures that you will have no issues with the bonding. The back of the Suit uses battery powered LEDS. they are covered by blue plastic tubing.You can use LED Strips but the Twinkle lights are brighter and can be put on twinkling setting for a cool effect.
If you want more details you can go to bioweapons.com. David also sells suits and takes commissions for just about anything armor and prop related.