View Full Version : Greetings, Program: TRON cosplay construction resource thread

12-16-2010, 01:03 PM
For anyone interested in TRON cosplay, I've compiled links to tutorials and materials that should be useful or at the least helpful in the construction of your very own TRON suit.


Links from others:
By courtesy of Limeyaku - http://www.therpf.com/f24/tron-legacy-costume-planning-88230/
Courtesy of Zarai13 - http://www.jab-tech.com/EL-Wire-and-EL-Tape-c-62.html
Effortlessly recommended by Yui - http://glowhut.com
Selflessly provided by Jia Jem - http://www.fabricondemand.com/index.html
(This link is important for getting the suit accurate right down to the hexagons!)

These are all the tutorials/picture references I have compiled thus far. I also found a good site that sells scuba bodysuits but I'll have that link later. First I have find out if it's good material to use in the first place! EDIT - using stretchy materials for the bodysuit doesn't work too well! EL wire and most tapes can't stretch with the suit, causing damage to the bodysuit.

Feel free to post links in this thread if you know any good webpages too. Most of my research was intended to make a suit based on TRON: Legacy, but post here if you have any educational resources for making classic TRON suits. I want this thread to be as complete as possible.

At first I thought disney was being anti-cosplay when I couldn't immediately find all this info, but it simply turns out the interest in tron cosplay hasn't spiked online as much as I figured it would.

12-19-2010, 06:38 PM
My boyfriend decided he wants me to make him one of the costumes from the movie, so I started doing some research on materials and found a website that sells EL wire and EL tape:

12-19-2010, 10:50 PM
Thabks for the link! Be sure to post helpful progress pics too if you can.

12-21-2010, 04:19 PM
For completion's sake, I will also submit my link suggestion to the resource thread here.

This is a cute little site, w/ good prices and great service. Have returned to here many times for various EL needs.

...Also, I take it you wanted to change your thread title to your current top post header? They match now. ^_-

Jia Jem
12-22-2010, 09:59 AM

Custom design printed spandex. Some of the fabrics for Legacy was printed with tiny hexagons. I recommended this site in the Mass Effect thread, too. (For Miranda's white outfit.)

12-22-2010, 05:49 PM
That's quite a link there! Added, and many thanks.

01-06-2011, 08:40 AM
Thank you so very much for making this thread Crusader_8! :D

01-06-2011, 06:07 PM
I'm just glad it's going to use :)

New link added...

01-06-2011, 07:02 PM
I'm already working on this (Casual Clu/Tron/Kevin) outfits and Quorra and Sam's outfits .

I'm custom printing the undersuit for the costume but its a hefty price to do this on your own.

So, in the near future I'll probably reach out to those on this forum if you are interested in putting in for an order of the custom printng job, but I'm waiting on the textile plant to send me a swatch of the design that I've created already.

Will let you know.

01-10-2011, 11:05 PM
If I were to use a body suit, what could I use that was moldable enough to go over it as the "armor" pieces. Also, what is a recommended way to attach those to a body suit?

01-11-2011, 01:45 PM
I wanted to try TRON cosplay too but I have no idea how to make the leather suit, this migh be the most difficult cosplay XD

01-11-2011, 02:39 PM
Hey Nelly-chan, I have been looking at using a Lycra divers suit with a shiny skin to simulate the body suit. Leather is just too hard to fashion at home, for me at least. The lycra suit can be purchased from body glove and other such companies, come in a variety of colors and are not very expensive. My only question is what to use for those dark black armor pieces, maybe I can use something like a thicker rubber or something but how to attach. so many questions...... I just want to be a program!!!!! end of line........

01-11-2011, 02:41 PM
That's currently being discussed in the actual TRON legacy discussion thread even as we speak. A lot of the cosplayers are ordering leather tops and bottoms then working from there.

02-08-2011, 04:10 PM
Anyone saw good bobbed wigs for Quorra?

Can't seem to find one that doesn't require cutting...

Oh, and any good wedge boots for her too? Thanks :)

07-26-2011, 02:22 AM
So I'm looking to do a costume I haven't seen out there.

Kevin Flynn for the final third of the film has a unique costume that I love. He has an asian styled robe and undergarmet set with the robe glowing from the inside. It wouldn't be that hard to do, its mostly just creating the fabric garmets (which for men is much easier than female form fitting costumes). The only thing I'm really trying to figure out is what fabric its made out of. I'm working on torrenting the film so I can pull screen shots (I do own the movie BTW). I'll get those up as soon as its done to show what I'm talking about.

07-28-2011, 12:55 AM
Well sadly it looks like we aren't going to be putting up the money to get the Tron costumes ready for this year. I'm still going to do it for sure, but won't have it for DragonCon.

I think I'll piece together the custom parts that may not be available in the future like the hex fabric, disc mounts, disc retro kits, and such this year so I can definitely be ready for next time.

I figure these costumes are so cool they won't be going away and with a third Tron movie they'll stay current for a while.

03-21-2012, 04:11 AM
Thanks for posting this. I was considering a Tron Legacy/Matrix crossover, i.e. having a light up trenchcoat over a body suit, etc. but I was worried that it would be too expensive. Thankfully the sun-charged glow tape doesn't look too expensive and should work for it. I can position the tape so that it has a unique design that doesn't interfere with the garment at joints, etc. The guys at NDK's Masquerave are going to love it.

I was thinking about suggesting a Tron cosplay to my girlfriend as well, but she's kind of shy and would probably kick me for suggesting a skintight outfit like most of the female programs wear, heheh. Besides, we were planning a Link/Zelda duet but I can always change before the rave.