View Full Version : Iron Man Cosplay Help/Ideas

01-23-2012, 08:36 PM
Hello! I'm Eon. I haven't posted much in here... anyhow I love Iron Man. I adore War Machine. Now, I of course want to cosplay one of them (Why else would I be here :P) so it's either Iron Man Mark 6 or War Machine. I know there are two ways of doing it, a resin coated and foam. I would like for someone to give me an estimate on how much a War Machine/Iron Man costume based off Pepakura templates, strengthened with fiberglass matte/sheets, resin coated and spray painted would cost. It would be much appreciated if I could also receive advice and such on lighting the eyes and arc reactor and how to make a motorized face plate.

Thank you!

02-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Well there are two ways everyone is doing it. Both start out using Pepakura files. The first and hardest way is to assemble the files, then fiberglass over them.

The easier way is to use the files as a template and cut out EVA foam and hot glue it together.

Both have their pros and cons. The first is time consuming but you can get a very crisp and wonderful result. The EVA method is easier, but painting is a little tricky and wont handle the same amount of stress.

If your first starting out however I recoment the EVA method. Here's a good link to help you out.