Costume :Multiplayer Spartan
Variant :Red
Source :Halo 3
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2013

Costume Photos

CQB helmet

MA5C Asault Rifle

SHot from LFCC 2013

V-84 back full length

V-84 bust

V-84 aiming

Someone forgot their legs...

Visor test fit

Boots WIP

Thigh plate WIP

Vambrace and glove WIP



Costume Information

Cost : ~£150 so far
Time Taken : ~80 hours

My first attempt at totally scratch-building a costume, and my first time using EVA foam tiles (with Pepakura files for the templates). Doing this alongside a friend who's doing a blue version so we can compete with one another at cons!

What have I learned so far? You go through a lot of scalpel blades, need a LOT of glue sticks, and when it says Hot Glue, it means HOT!

I'm cheating a little bit by using a Rubies costume Spartan helmet - it's a 2-part vac-formed plastic helmet intended for fancy dress with their dreadful printed lycra costume. I've sealed the two halves together, replaced the visor, repainted it, new head straps, and will have a fan and LED's installed too. This is because helmets are tricky to get right, and at the moment I don't have the time or the skill to try one. After Expo I probably will, but there's no way I could get everything else done AND scratch build a helmet before the end of May!


Avatar Image

this will awesome! great work so far.

by southafrimike on Wednesday, 6 February, 2013 - 08:18
Avatar Image

Thanks man. I'm really happy with how well it's coming together - I may just get this done in time!

by rooneythewaster on Friday, 1 March, 2013 - 14:31

hey their just so you know theirs a large halo group coming to mcm in may and theirs a facebook page if you want to join look forward to seeing you in may and great costume XD

thanks aaron

by papasmurf515 on Tuesday, 12 March, 2013 - 03:24
Avatar Image

Looking very nice man! always a heretic at heart ;)

by pepperwithapen on Sunday, 7 April, 2013 - 17:01
Avatar Image


by Ragepotato on Sunday, 21 April, 2013 - 23:22
Avatar Image

Looking good so far!!

by Dax79 on Monday, 29 April, 2013 - 09:26
Avatar Image

Thanks for the comments folks. Getting a tad nervous about getting this all finished now!

by rooneythewaster on Monday, 29 April, 2013 - 13:51
Avatar Image

Mine took 5 months, how long have you been building?

by Dax79 on Tuesday, 30 April, 2013 - 15:43
Avatar Image

Since late November, technically. I'm now waiting on the arrival of a new pot of plasti dip before I can finish it!

by rooneythewaster on Tuesday, 30 April, 2013 - 17:02
Avatar Image

Im really looking forward to this cosplay. Best luck with this! So far, awesome!

by Lunadysania on Wednesday, 8 May, 2013 - 15:46
Avatar Image

Looking awesome. Would look even more awesome if you rotated your pictures ;)

by Ragepotato on Thursday, 9 May, 2013 - 16:43
Avatar Image

Yeah, I considered doing that, but I like the idea of people twisting their heads 'round to see it properly ;-)

by rooneythewaster on Friday, 10 May, 2013 - 11:44
Avatar Image

So awesome!

by ToroSonyCat on Tuesday, 21 May, 2013 - 19:33

Amazing! Really nice detail, look forward to seeing it at expo :)

by Ashika on Wednesday, 22 May, 2013 - 09:09

Shopping List

EVA foam floor tiles£20.00Bought
Large white LED's (x4)£6.00Bought
Craft foam (x6 A3 sheets)£4.00Bought
More glue sticks£5.00Bought
Army assault boots£15.00Bought
Battery cases/packs £3.00Bought
PC cooling fans£6.00Bought
Strapping/buckle kit£7.00Bought
Motorcycle helmet visor£12.99Bought
2-part costume Spartan helmet£28.00Bought
More scalpel blades!£5.00Bought
Glue sticks£5.00Bought
More foam tiles£10.00Bought
No. 11 scalpel blades (box of 100)£5.00Bought
No. 3 Scalpel£3.00Bought
Full-finger paintball gloves£4.99Bought