Multiplayer Spartan (Red) - Halo 3


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!

southafrimike posted on 6 February, 2013 - 08:18
this will awesome! great work so far.

rooneythewaster posted on 1 March, 2013 - 14:31
Thanks man. I'm really happy with how well it's coming together - I may just get this done in time!

papasmurf515 posted on 12 March, 2013 - 03:24
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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/482608255106286/?fref=ts thanks aaron

pepperwithapen posted on 7 April, 2013 - 17:01
Looking very nice man! always a heretic at heart ;)

Ragepotato posted on 21 April, 2013 - 23:22

Dax79 posted on 29 April, 2013 - 09:26
Looking good so far!!

rooneythewaster posted on 29 April, 2013 - 13:51
Thanks for the comments folks. Getting a tad nervous about getting this all finished now!

Dax79 posted on 30 April, 2013 - 15:43
Mine took 5 months, how long have you been building?

rooneythewaster posted on 30 April, 2013 - 17:02
Since late November, technically. I'm now waiting on the arrival of a new pot of plasti dip before I can finish it!

Lunadysania posted on 8 May, 2013 - 15:46
Im really looking forward to this cosplay. Best luck with this! So far, awesome!

Ragepotato posted on 9 May, 2013 - 16:43
Looking awesome. Would look even more awesome if you rotated your pictures ;)

rooneythewaster posted on 10 May, 2013 - 11:44
Yeah, I considered doing that, but I like the idea of people twisting their heads 'round to see it properly ;-)

ToroSonyCat posted on 21 May, 2013 - 19:33
So awesome!

Ashika posted on 22 May, 2013 - 09:09
Amazing! Really nice detail, look forward to seeing it at expo :)

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

Total cost: £0.00

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