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« on: September 30, 2011 06:58:05 AM »

Hokay so for Halloween my beau and I have decided that I'll go as Tron Bonne and he'll be a servbot (he did not go for the idea that he would be the Gustaff Mecha and carry me around on his shoulders all night).  For the mecha I'm thinking I'll just get one of those pop up hampers, cut it to my waist and paint it/add appendages with paper towel rolls etc (other possible materials?).  For the servbot costume I was thinking just jeans and paint a shirt.  Maybe paint some tissue boxes yellow and add to his shoes.  For the face I think I'm going to just get a yellow/gray hat.

I was just posting in case anyone had any ideas for a) a better way to make the mecha/arms and b) an alternative for making his costume a little more recognizable/less ridiculous.

He was also thinking about going as Akuma, which I might just do because it would be super duper easy and I could spend more time on my costume.   Wink

Tron Bonne!

Tron w/Gustaff Mecha



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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011 08:33:37 AM »

mabe you need to get some paper mache involved here. the servbot has a lego type head and i have seen internet tutotials on making that out of papermache or foam. google that up for sure.

your costume...more paper mache or foam over wire with fabric over that all - depends how craZy you wanna get! looks like fun though!

« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011 10:23:57 AM »

Or instead of using papermache, what about pepakura? The file for a lego helmet is here http://www.propzone.be/freestuff.html and its about halfway to 3/4 of the way down the page.

Pep is basically glueing pieces of paper (110lb cardstock is best) together, then hardening it (either fiberglass mat or rondo [mixture of resin and bondo]) on the inside, resin on the outside, slathering the parts that need rounded with bondo, sanding and then painting. It can take a while to do and can get kinda expensive if you were to do a whole costume of pep, but a helmet shouldn't be too bad. Plus it could get him involved in making the costumes too!

In order to open the file correctly you will need to download and install a program called pepakura designer (do NOT buy it, just download the free version). The only thing that stinks about the free version is no exporting or saving anything. And make sure you scale it to the proper dimensions of his head! If you want to know anything more about pepakura, just look at this forum http://www.405th.com/forumdisplay.php/21-Noob-Forum (they mostly make halo suits but they are one of the most active forums based on pepakura and don't mind seeing a change of pace on different builds)

Also here somebody made a Lego helmet from styrofoam http://www.405th.com/showthread.php/26506-Life-size-acurate-LEGO-head-helmet?p=434235
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011 07:34:06 PM »

Oh, wow! Thank you!

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2011 06:35:20 PM »

There is also another way to do pep that I didn't mention, well atleast the smoothing part of pep.

Instead of using bondo, you can use a mixture thats relatively the same as paper mache. ITs a mixture of flour, water, and salt (salt for no mold). I don't know the exact measurements for the ingredients, but here is the forum post that explains the process http://www.405th.com/showthread.php/34514-Experimental-Non-Toxic-Body-Filler  which I think would be good for the helmet that you are doing ( and possibly the feet)

The mold growing on it is a little debateable between the members of the forum, but they are working it out
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