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« on: February 15, 2006 09:21:43 AM »

So.  I've already decided that for Halloween this year I want to be Gene Simmons (from KISS.)  I already did the preliminary sketches for the costume, hair, and make-up, but I'm having trouble with figuring out what to make the silver chest-plate thing out of.  I thought maybe one of those Batman dress-up kits since they come with a chest plate and I could just spray-paint it silver, but I don't think one of them would fit me since they're made for little kids.  So, for those of you not familiar with the egocentric and fabulous Gene Simmons here is a picture:
http://members.lycos.nl/ronnybunny/hpbimg/Gene%20Simmons.jpg
Any help and ideas are appreciated, thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2006 09:48:18 AM »

Duct tape.  It's good for EVERYTHING!  You could cut out thin cardboard to the right shape and then cover with duct tape.  That way it could be custom fit to your shape.

Other suggestion: plaster strips.  It is a strip of cheesecloth like material impregnated with plaster of paris.  You dip the strip in warm water and then mold it to your shape. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2006 09:49:06 AM »

You may want something more sturdy, but, how about making them out of styrofoam that you spraypaint silver, then you could easily cut them out and shape them.
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2006 06:35:36 AM »

Yes I was thinking about the duct tape over thin cardboar thing, but I didn't think until now about cutting out individual chest plates like he has. I think I might try that.  Thank you both for your ideas!
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2006 06:56:32 AM »

or maybe you could use plastic milk jugs to cut out the individual plates from and then spray it silver. I don't know if it's too flimsy for what you want but it might have the contours you need. or maybe you could just use the bottoms for the shoulder shields (?)
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