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« on: November 04, 2012 05:42:40 PM »

This Halloween the army decided it was time to move and by the time I got my household goods were delivered it was October 15th...so 24 hours a day crafting gave me my three daughter's costumes...Ironman, the Lorax and an elf!  It was pretty intense but so much fun!

Here's my Ironman:





I'm so sad that my thigh pieces didn't work but I think it still is pretty good Smiley

The helmet we made from the pattern pieces from a paper pattern program called pepakura.





The whole construction is out of Foam camping mats



cut with a hot knife (it's a wood burner with a knife attachment) and sometimes shaped with a heat gun.  I learned about this process from xrobots...you can look up their tutorial on youtube.



Aside from the helmet, all the other pieces were drafted by myself just from looking at pictures



The hand was pretty labor intensive to make the articulated fingers and the palm lights were camping squeeze lights.







To finish the foam so it wouldn't look so much like foam, I mixed paint and tacky glue to build up a flexible layer and then finished with a layer of fabric paint.





It's by no means perfect but a fun project and a new technique to practice with the foam!

Here's a pic of all my girls together.

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012 05:59:00 PM »

Wow- so much skills! Very beautiful! The 3 costumes are awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012 07:07:01 AM »

Thank you for sharing some details and that link...have been considering a robot costume for a couple of years but wasn't sure how to tackle it. It has just moved a step closer to actually happening.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012 05:41:35 PM »

Wow! All three of these costumes just blow me away, absolutely amazing! So much talent Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012 03:33:40 AM »

All three costumes are amazing!

And as random as this might sound, I'm one of your techie ninjas from Hawaii. Hi!
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2012 04:56:49 PM »

I'm in awe! You make it sound so easy, but I know exactly how hard it can be to shape that sheet foam accurately, and you did a brilliant job. Little touches like the palm lights absolutely make it!

And the other two, that you didn't talk about at all, are equally stunning. Congratulations!

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2012 06:22:11 AM »

First of all I just saw that I'm a featured project...thanks jungrrl!

Thanks to everyone for the comments...I love challenging myself with a new technique...add a deadline and some adversity and it's even better!

All three costumes are amazing!

And as random as this might sound, I'm one of your techie ninjas from Hawaii. Hi!

Send me a message and tell me your name so I can say hi (although we both know names are not my strong suit  Roll Eyes
And thanks for commenting...funny to run into each other on craftster!  If you look back through my posts you'll see some masks I made for Beauty and the Beast with Tri School in Hawaii...were you with me then?

I'm in awe! You make it sound so easy, but I know exactly how hard it can be to shape that sheet foam accurately, and you did a brilliant job. Little touches like the palm lights absolutely make it!

And the other two, that you didn't talk about at all, are equally stunning. Congratulations!

Wulf

Thanks Wulf!  Always nice to hear compliments from someone who has worked with the materials.  It's giving me great ideas for sets and costumes now...that hot knife cutting beats xactos and heat guns are awesome...I'm designing for Little Mermaid soon...I think there will be a lot of foam in the costuming  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012 09:09:05 PM »

You win the super mom award.
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012 09:04:34 PM »

I think it is wonderful..Especialy when you see the 3 costumes on a row..realy something to be proud of..I Love the lights !!!
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