View Full Version : Zaku suit construction

07-31-2002, 09:22 PM
I am currently working on constructing a Zaku (Mobile Suit Gundam) suit for cosplaying in. I am having a little trouble with the lower legs and main body. The main problem is correctly creating the curved look of both pieces. If anyone has any suggestions or advice I would be apprecitive. Also if anyone has an old BMX bike helmet (with the full face gaurd) that they don't need or is broken please reply. Thanks a lot.

08-01-2002, 12:02 AM
What exactly are you using to make the costume out of?

08-01-2002, 12:24 AM
Currently the prototype is being constructed out of cardboard and posterboard that I plan to fiberglass resin to increase strength and give it a nice armor sheen. Oh and a healthy amount of duct tape as well.

12-11-2009, 10:20 PM
If you've got acess to some polyurethane foam and leatherette you could use that to make the legs. I have a pattern of it somewhere in storage- I'll try to send it later (if my crew hasn't thrown it away yet).

10-19-2010, 07:32 AM
I use craft foam with my tutorial, but i think this is applicable to carton or any pliable flat material.


10-19-2010, 11:24 PM
holy thread revival!

05-18-2015, 01:35 AM
Ive been trying to figure out how to make the zaku head, that tutorial will be a great help, thanks

09-24-2015, 10:26 PM
Gotta say I'm glad to see the zombie thread, because that tutorial is great.