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1  Re: Chimeran Halloween costume in Halloween Costumes by lemur1776 on: October 08, 2011 06:08:45 PM
So as an update (sorry no pics of my work) I have the front of the torso done, both forearms, and most of the thighs done.

Im having trouble with how I want to do the cod piece which looks like this.

I could attach it to an old belt (the attaching wouldn't be a problem) But the problem is that the chimera doesnt wear a belt (shown here)...

 and its only held up by the cooling tubes that run from his low to mid back around his hips and attaching to the sides of the cod. I could attach it like how I just explained, but it would make it extremelly hard to get the torso/back on.

so theres my dilemma. The only viable option I see is to make the cod removable and attach it to the tubes/pipes everytime I put it on or attach it to the belt (along with the butt plate) and then also make it removable with the tubing.

I just wanted your guys' input. All help/comments/criticism is appreciated
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2  Re: Chimeran Halloween costume in Halloween Costumes by lemur1776 on: October 06, 2011 10:16:56 PM
So changing directions, I quickly drew up a template for a weapon to go with the costume. not sure if I'm gonna do this one or a different one (which would just be modding a nerf Maverick)

But here is the quick template of a (not exact replica) L11-2 Dragon

The games looks like this

Or I was just going to make the HE .44 Magnum...

...out of a either a Nerf Maverick...

...which I know wouldn't make it very close in detail or proportionally at all, but  I'd have the maverick ready at hand.

Or I could buy a cap gun revolver and paint it and and a few detail with foam

I haven't decided which yet and this is just an idea im toying with. Ill probably make these last after the armor if I do make them.
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3  Re: Chimeran Halloween costume in Halloween Costumes by lemur1776 on: October 02, 2011 08:55:39 PM
So I am going to be starting the armor for this within the week.
My question doesn't exactly have any urgency to it, just somehing I'd like to know for  the next week.

That would be on the chest piece of the armor, there is the big circle light. I have 3 different options for the light. Itll be covered up with a sheet of yellow plastic to give it the yellow glow, but which of these 3 lights should I use for that chest piece?



or this?

The last one i there just to toy with the futuristic alienish look it has. They're all within the same relative price range so thats not an issue (difference of like $6)
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4  Re: Chimeran Halloween costume in Halloween Costumes by lemur1776 on: October 01, 2011 10:46:01 PM
Cheesy So I think I am completely done with half of the head sculpt!

I only did half because I wanted to ask what you guys thought of it before I finished the other side.

So here is the complete view. What was added was the ridges under the eyes, the eye balls, and wrinkle-ish things around the eyes. (Personally I think It looks wonderful)

The next 3 show each eye seperately and the subtle differences in each.

Eye furthest back

Middle eye

And finally the front eye

Its not game accurate or perfect by any means, but I like it and am content with it. Please let me know what you guys think! (Please be honest Wink )
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5  Re: Chimeran Halloween costume in Halloween Costumes by lemur1776 on: October 01, 2011 06:53:00 PM
Double Post Sad

SO I reworked the sculpt quite a bit and the front now looks like this

And the side looks like this

The only thing I think Im going to add (besides fine detail) Is the ridges underneth the eyes like in here

I got a sudden jolt of inspiration and thats why I sculpted again instead of molding it (and personally I think it looks much better)

My clay hardened and I'd like to go see a movie so I think I'm done for the night.

So what do you guys think?
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6  Re: Chimeran Halloween costume in Halloween Costumes by lemur1776 on: September 20, 2011 10:02:53 PM
The front of the mask sculpt is starting to get me down :/
I tried fixing it and this happened

Which does not look good at all. I don't know how to fix this so that it looks good. I know I'm not going to be able to make the mask exactly like the game, so I went on the route of making it similar, not the same but still resembled a chimera. The face is just not what I'd like it to be and its bumming me out. Any suggestions on how to mold it to look better?
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7  Re: Chimeran Halloween costume in Halloween Costumes by lemur1776 on: September 18, 2011 09:51:07 PM
Eww, another double post.

But I've done some major work to the sculpt today.

In this first picture I lowered the middle eye, made a front eye, and defined it a little more.

This next one is basically the same thing, but the other side.

Here is the front of the sculpt. Ive done almost everything you see to it in the past 3 hours or so.

And here is a somewhat sky view of it.

I have to do the little details, smoothing, and the eye balls that will go into the sockets tomorrow, and hopefully I will have it done tomorrow!

Just after looking at these pictures, I now see that I have to bring the front eyes and nose up and out a little bit so its more flat faced. Hopefully Ill finish THAT tomorrow and the other stuff the day after!!
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8  Re: Chimeran Halloween costume in Halloween Costumes by lemur1776 on: September 17, 2011 09:40:05 PM
I changed more of it around and added, I dont know if you would call it detail per say, but its more. lol

Here I have dropped the jaw down a bit, put the mouth and nose onto the sculpt.

Here is the front nose/mouth area. Please note I am not doing any to very little detail of the nose because thats going to be cut out and cloth put over it cuz thats where I am going to see out of

And I have one question about this next picture. Do I need ot add more clay to the lower and more sunken in areas or does it look fine with everything else being more pronounced? (Not talking about inside the mouth, detail has yet to be added there)
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9  Re: Chimeran Halloween costume in Halloween Costumes by lemur1776 on: September 16, 2011 09:28:20 PM
ick, a double post. But anyway...

I have worked on the sculpt some more and have a made a fair amount more of progress.

In this first photo I have lowered the jaw and made it a little bigger to compensate for the lips which had to be big because my armature has a nose (I wish it would've been one with just an egg shaped face instead of having body parts, but oh well =]) I have also added a few other details.

And this next one is just it with the eyes. Why? Cuz I think it looks cool, especially in this photo! Smiley

I do have one question, and that is how do I make the clay smoother? Its oil-based clay, so water doesn't do anything. And the only time its flexible enough to work with is when it is heated to 100+ degrees. So would I just use a hair dryer to make it hot and then smooth it out with my thumbs?
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10  Re: Chimeran Halloween costume in Halloween Costumes by lemur1776 on: September 15, 2011 05:32:36 PM
I feel as if I have had some headway on this (pun intended =] )
So here is my newest progress.

And here is the same progress with eye placement, just in case you missed where the eye would go.

Honestly, I think it looks wonderful (except for the back of the head which could do with some reshaping). But again, I enjoy all types of criticism (except saying it sucks) so please, comment away Smiley
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