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Afrocat
09-06-2010, 07:58 PM
Hey all,
I want to dress up as Protoman for D*C 2011. I really don't know what to do for much of it. I'm unexperienced with paper mache.

Pictures:
http://wii.kombo.com/images/content/news/blurb_ProtoMan_20080919.jpg
http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Mega%20Man%203/Images/19-200px-Protoman7.jpg

I'm pretty intimidated by the boots and the arm cannon.
I'm also not sure how to get a helmet that doesn't have a piece by the mouth, or how to make one like that. Or the shades.

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

Dragon
09-12-2010, 02:16 PM
About the helmet: Make it yourself. Best is to check out featherweights cardboard helmet tutorial. It's what I used for my Protoman/Blues helmet and the Megaman/Rockman helmet of my friend and it worked out fine.

For the shades see if you can a normal, transparent but stable foil. Get the black sun-blocking foil for cars to make the shades black and shiney :D

As for boots and helmets... I pretty much used the same method that was used for the helmet by featherweight. I did a small description in this thread: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=218122&page=2

Perhaps this will help you out.

If you are hesitant about starting out with the robo-parts, try doing the yellow scarf first (recommendation: make it a bit broader in the middle, so it will nicely bunch up at the front like it does in pics) and see that you get a grey bodysuit (there are cheap and good ones on ebay, often listened under the keyword 'zetai' (or zentai or something similar like that).

I just finished my Protoman/Blues and wore it this weekend so I'm hoping to be able to post result pics soon.