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Ansatsusama
03-12-2010, 12:27 AM
Hellos, i`m planing make the megaman zero's costume to the next convention and i've have the clothes entering ready but i have a problem.
first, THANKS that i don`t need a wig YEAH!!!
no, i mean.
Ineed a circuit to the light in front of helmet but i don't have idea how make one.
I NEED HELP!

and second.
My character is Harpuia, a friend make of Zero, and one Girl make of Fairy leviathan.
i have to make the jets, in the back, but i need some ideas how to make it, i have thinking in paper, but is too light and i have they look more or less real.
I ask too much!
but if you have any idea that helpe me i'll thanks with all my heart!

Dragon
03-12-2010, 01:21 AM
Well, there is a Megaman thread already, so you might want to go over there...

As for Zero, I'm not exactly certain what you are talking about? Care to link a pic?

As for the jets, there too are several different ones, so a pic would be great as well.

Aside from that I can only recommend using light (bendable) carton or carton paper as base, cutting and taping it in form, before giving it a nice cover of white school glue, then sticking ripped into pieces newspaper onto it and giving it another layer of glue.
At least 2-3 layers are necessary, then it will get really hard and stabile once dry and you should have no problems applying color to it.

I'm working on my Metal Man cosplay and using that methode and it's working great so far.

daguru
03-12-2010, 01:21 AM
Well now. If you would like to attempt to make your own led circuit, check out these tutorials:
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-Iron-Man-Arc-Reactor/
http://www.instructables.com/id/LEDs/

You could also pick up some pre-made raver accessories here:
http://shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=rice+battery+lights&_armrs=1&_from=R40&_ipg=
http://www.ravehaven.com/products/Battery-Operated/Battery-Operated_1_1.html
http://www.ravehaven.com/products/Body-Lights/Body-Lights_1_1.html

Ansatsusama
03-12-2010, 01:42 PM
:toothy:Well, there is a Megaman thread already, so you might want to go over there...

As for Zero, I'm not exactly certain what you are talking about? Care to link a pic?

As for the jets, there too are several different ones, so a pic would be great as well.

Aside from that I can only recommend using light (bendable) carton or carton paper as base, cutting and taping it in form, before giving it a nice cover of white school glue, then sticking ripped into pieces newspaper onto it and giving it another layer of glue.
At least 2-3 layers are necessary, then it will get really hard and stabile once dry and you should have no problems applying color to it.

I'm working on my Metal Man cosplay and using that methode and it's working great so far.


THANKS i make my helmet with faberglass,i hope see you costume finished!

Dragon
03-13-2010, 10:04 AM
^ Before coloring... add a layer of white paper. I've just found out first-hand that the print of newspaper likes to shine through the layer of color :( Now I'm almost done re-layering the top one with white paper. After slaving off the last 6 hours.

Dragon
03-16-2010, 05:25 PM
This is the result of my methode:
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll115/Natarsi/Cosplay/Metal_firstfulltryon.png?t=1268771761

After this weekend I'll have better pics.

I'm adjusting it a little more and I'll add the shoulder-balls at a later time. My current attemt to fix them didn't work as I had hoped, so I'm leaving them home this time around.

Psycho Sukafu
03-17-2010, 10:18 PM
<.< >.> http://www.cosplay.com/costume/168968/

Shameless plug, but I made the above costume. Helmet and sword are paper mache and the rest is soft foam and stretchy fabric. There are flaws, but the costume itself is very forgiving.

As to building Harpy or Levi, I second heavy card and/or foamboard for their wing things( foam board is best for long flat shapes). See the following link for some ideas on when to use what. Just make it thick enough, with a good structure underneath the paper mache. My friend made a classic Megaman costume out of just paper mache and it was in pretty rough shape after a few times out. He will need to remake any of the pieces that cracked. >.<

http://www.rockman-exe.com/online/viewtopic.php?t=7262 (Not me, lovely lady by the name of Ryouko. She's on here too. Go look at her awesome costumes!)

I will throw in one last piece of advice. Be prepared for a lot of sanding. I was lazy with mine, hence the lovely crinkle effect on my sword. I have since added a couple of layers of gesso and sanded the bugger but it still needs a lot of work. Also tried Bondo, but it takes skill to handle and sanding takes way longer.

Hmm, wonder if we should necro the old thread or start a new one. I have a few Megaman costumes coming up too. :D

Dragon
04-08-2010, 11:49 PM
It's been done!

I was honestly surprised by how many people came up to me and asked if I was from Mega Man and even knew WHICH one I was. -^^- So much love for my beloved robot <3

I'm looking forward to wearing it again - after I pimped it a little. Some parts I had to leave away this time, due to lack of time.

I'll probably re-make the arms since they came out too small, according to some fans and friends, and I'll have to re-make the top.

Btw - how do you guys MOVE or hug in those things? The moving I got decendy down, but...
When the arms will get bigger, can you even properly move or eat? XD
And how do you make the shoes hold?


O.o those are very nice and impressive costumes. I'll have to take my time and comment on them when I'm back from vacation ^3^