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PostSubject: Beskar'gam Costumes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:32 pm

It's costume time!

Post a picture, tell us how you made it, and any other details you want! How long did it take? How difficult was it? Did you base it off of a character? When you wear it, do you feel like that character?

I'll start us off below because mine turned out terribly and the rest of you will feel better about yours!

(PS - we'll make this the official "showing off" thread, but feel free to make your own threads for planning/construction of future costumes or whatever you want!)


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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:37 pm

I sort of had my character Amyr (my avatar!) in mind when I made my armor. She's green on black because I'm all about duty and justice. :D I didn't fork over the ten bucks for red spray paint just for the collar piece, though. I'm cheap like that.

I literally don't have a full body picture of me wearing my full costume, but here's a picture that was taken during the construction phases.

I'll give you all of the gory details of its construction:

Materials:
13 gallon Sterilite trashcan
8 gallon Sterilite trashcan
Green and black spray paint
Black fabric, belt, and Tenna's fashion design brain
Velcro
Really jank Rubies Jango Fett Helmet
Work gloves
Youth shin guards
Knee pads
NERF Recon
Black t-shirt, black vest, black pants, old boots

Tools:
Clippers
Sandpaper
Newspaper
My tears

Total construction time: About 20 hours? I got from the cutting stages to the end of the painting stages over the course of four days. It was a speedy job.

Reflection:
I HIGHLY recommend the trashcan armor for any guy. It's a really easy way to get armor pieces, and if you paint them right, you can make them look really cool. Here's the TDH link.

Bad stuff first: For me, the trashcan armor did not work out very well. The pieces didn't conform to my chest at all, so I looked like a beskar'gam pop-up book. I thought wearing the right undergarments, flattening out with the puffy vest and lots of extra velcro would help, but it didn't work. It also made me look like I was 10 pounds heavier. No one wants that!

Good stuff: Tenna made my kama for me because she's brilliant. It looked awesome! My helmet also turned out really well, which my dad and I worked hard on to get the black stripe and the little triangle detailing on the front. I also loved the paint color even though there was no variety to pick from at Lowe's. :p

Overall, it was a learning experience. I don't know what kind of alterations I need to make to make the chest pieces work, so for now, it was kind of a bust. But I at least had it done in time for Halloween!

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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:22 am

Now that you remind me of that actual armor set I figured I should have given that Amyr drawing a regular breastplate to fit your own.

Funny idea though, trashcans! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:51 am

your beskar'gam is looking pretty good, I bet its alot easier when you have those trash cans, I had to special order some sintra.
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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:32 pm

Just wanted to post a few images of the suit I made back around Halloween. I had always meant to make one, and I was just dinking around with it for a minute, but when Halloween was coming... well, I wanted to make SOMETHING to wear around that was also awesome!

Everything about this costume involved nothing but "first times" for me. I have never before made props/costumes like these!

I made the armour plates with those plastic trashcans, the same ones Cat'ika used to make hers. I custom-shaped them by using a small butane torch and gently applying heat and pressure. I used Rub N Buff to silver up the plates to give them a more realistic metallic look, versus just spray painting them, and proceeded to try and use sand paper to rough them up. Didn't go as planned, but hey, I'm still an up-and-learning amateur costume/prop maker.

The helmet was a Rubies Jango Deluxe that I rebuffed and repainted, as well as replaced the visor. Yeah, everything was green tinted, but it looks way better than the original did, and it was completely opaque. Well, 95% opaque, anyways. The blaster is just a Stormtrooper Hasbro toy I got for $15, and the jumpsuit was one I got from Sportsmans Guide for about $20. Unfortunately, the weakest part of the costume was the vest, which I use vinyl for but I cobbled together really quickly with glue (because I can't sew). It lasted the night, but was falling apart by the end. Sad Ah well.





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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:24 am

My baby's not done yet, but she's hammered metal. Been working on it for a long time now. Razz



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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:28 am

that must take a long time to shape all the parts, are you going to make the helmet out of metal too
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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:17 am

Very cool armour (should I be getting turned on by female armour) Laughing

How do you intend to attach it? I have aluminium armour and I was thinking of two different ways of doing the same thing.
Putting eyelets through the Flak jacket in the area the armour is to attached to and then using bolts Eller


1: Weld the bolts to the armour

2: chemical metal type adhesive the bolts to the armour

Then screw nuts to the bolts with the flak jacket in-between the two.

What where you planing?
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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:17 pm

Zacic Volkshed wrote:
that must take a long time to shape all the parts, are you going to make the helmet out of metal too

Not too long, but yeah, compared to some other methods, it takes some patience to dish and planish every piece. I enjoy it, though. Making a metal helmet is a bit (a lot) beyond my skills, so no, that will be a Rubies for the time being. Smile

Jodo Kam wrote:
Very cool armour (should I be getting turned on by female armour) :Laughing:

Who doesn't? XD

As for attaching it, I'm still debating; that's kind of why I haven't worked on it for a while. My jumpsuit is skin tight Lycra/Nylon (I might be buying a different one that can take me punching holes in it for snaps), so that'll have to be a combination of velcro and belts and such. As for any pieces touching the vest, I also don't know yet. Either using eyelets and supergluing the bolts onto the armor, or snaps. I'll be taking the issue to the Mercs forum when the time comes, I figure. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:47 pm

I like the design of the armor to suite your um... Female figure, most designs Ives seen really exaggerate the chest area, some to a crazy degree. In a more practical situation you design would make alot more sense.
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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:03 pm

It's mostly known as the 't-shirt' design to female Mando costumers, and I'm actually not the first one to use it, but it's always been my favorite. Smile Yeah, the exaggerated chest area of some other femmandos rub me the wrong way; they don't seem pragmatic enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:52 pm

Alright, here's my second set of Mandalorian armor. The character's name is dumb, but his nickname is "Manny" named off of a real world Mannequin I made for my two sets of armor. This set of armor is a work in progress (WIP!) and is coming along better then my red armor, which I'll post about after a link...

http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/Naas_Atiniir/Blunaas/

I'm too lazy to copy and paste some image code, so click on that and you can see all of the pictures, and all the WIP pictures, for my blue armor. It's pretty sweet, I must say.



Now, for my "Original" armor. This set took quite a bit longer to put together to wear, because it was my first costume. The blue armor was put together so fast because I used left over metal I had from my V2 version of my red armor, and because I reused most of my soft parts. The character's name is Naas Atiniir, which is the name I go by on the internet now, as I'm quite fond of it.

http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/Naas_Atiniir/Armor/

The red armor needs some work, and I need to purchase a second helmet so that I can recomplete this armor. I also want to rework/reshape some (or all) of the armor plates to make them look better. The V2 version of Naas was a little rushed, and I probably could've taken more time and made it better. Now I get to ravage the paint job while I reshape it.

Awesome.

I'll be updating the blue armor set soon, and when I do I'll create a special tapic just for that set.

For now, enjoy.

-Naas
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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:54 am

mandomemory wrote:
Yeah, the exaggerated chest area of some other femmandos rub me the wrong way; they don't seem pragmatic enough.

It's for storing extra ammo there called battle breasts tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:49 pm

great job, mandomemory! I remember when you'd just finished the soft goods, and you've come a very long way! I hope to see more progress ^_^
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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Fri May 01, 2009 10:23 pm



there is an early example of my boots and boot armor. i have repainted and modified the a bit since that photo but i will show them when i get a little more work done on the rest of the armor. also, i made the armor shells out of sintra pvc, as is voted most popular on TDH
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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:38 am

This is my v1 armour! Go easy on the crits as it is only made from corrogated cardboard and paper mache. I started making it half way through reading TZ and didn't find the costuming comunities until after completing it.

I am of course going to make a v2 soonish, with this colour scheme


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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:20 pm

My beskar'gam of my original character, Eyayah Skirata, while I was down at MisCon in Missoula, Montana.
Despite that and cooking to death, I had fun. My prop is a Wal-Mart DC-15s that I repainted to make look realistic.
My armor is made for fiberglass and resin. I'm not a very big Mando, either. lol




Character Drawing:



I got a Kaleesh Costume as well. Here it is, if anyone want to see it: Kaleesh Costume
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PostSubject: Re: Beskar'gam Costumes   Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:17 pm

Zacic and I at Fan Expo 2009
seeing as I Don't have any of the pictures that we actually took i had to search long and hard for some on flickr lol feel free to help us out.MANY pictures were taken but we can't find very many, think of it as a scavenger hunt with no reward Razz




this is us being filmed for the "Girls go Geek" show that should be on the Xbox live around now.

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