1st March 2008: WHAT I LEARNT
-Retro games hate us and only release one picture of your character obscuring the front of the costume!
-Use the same colour funky foam as the final colour, it saves a lot of hassle. The shop I used didn't sell white, so I used yellow as the closest match. Even after two coats of paint the yellow showed through (worst on detail work).
-No matter how long ago you sprayed it, pack the pieces in separate bags before packing for the con. Red marks on white bands >.<
-Contact adhesive reacts with paint; be neat with your gluing. Anywhere the glue had squidged out from under a layer the paint would not settle, thankfully there were only a few small areas this happened.
-Dust will attack your drying PVA, only really a problem if your making something white.
-Jump suits are silly, especially Santa ones!