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05-23-2011, 11:43 PM
I think that was a fair enough warning in the title.

I'm currently compiling reference material and drawing designs for a GLaDOS costume using Caroline as a base.

For those who need refreshing on the design of Caroline, or who have ignored the spoiler warning and want to spoil themselves- here's a picture of the pretty lady.

Current plans:

-I plan on using long, black hair (like Caroline's.)

-I want to incorporate personality cores in the design. I was planning on doing "accessories." Cores as earrings and rings- regular sized (as if for everyday wear) but large enough to see what they are.

-I've noticed in GLaDOS' design that the body plating is similar in pattern to Caroline's dress, so I will be keeping the dress design. I also want to keep Caroline's scarf, or incorporate it in some way.

-I'm thinking of designing an orange visor/headband. Don't laugh, but kind of like:
^^^^This in shape, but with solid, plastic orange rather than the slits.

So, what I'm looking for is:

-As GLaDOS' design has changed since the first game, I'm currently looking for model images of her (suspended upside-down.)

-Suggestions for incorporating the two designs

-Issues you may see in the design I should look out for

-Suggestions for witty insults, as I will probably be hanging around with a Chell when I finish this

-Issues with the current plans I already have for the costume

Thank you! Your input is much appreciated.

05-24-2011, 10:19 PM
Ooh, I like this idea a lot, and have lots of suggestions because designing human GLaDOS-es is one of my favorite pastimes.

I'm sure you've seen this image (http://crumaharashop.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/glados-500x323.jpg) showing the suggestion of a woman under there, but in Portal 2 especially, I read her more as having her chest thrust out than curling up on herself, which would make those connector things sort of holding her together attached to her neck. So maybe connector tubes or wires or something, as the scarf analogue?

I would also consider having black tights or thigh-high boots or something like that, as her "leg" region is blacked out in the original design. The boots especially, I think would work, as they mesh both with Caroline's very 70s look, but can also look "robotic." (Personally, I like the ridiculous platform boots like Lady Gaga wears, but those are expensive and impractical in real life, as opposed to in doodles, so.)

GLaDOS only has one "eye," so maybe have the hair (already conveniently parted on the side in Caroline's design!) cover half of the visor thing, if possible? That tends to look more severe, too, which definitely says "GLaDOS."

As for witty insults, you can always brush up on lines from the script by listening to the clips on the Portal 2 Soundboard (http://www.portal2sounds.com/)? It's a criminal time-suck, though; when I first found it, I spent an hour and a half listening to GLaDOS insult me when I meant to be getting ready for bed. :p

05-28-2011, 11:11 PM
I like your ideas, especially with the scarf :D

I was looking for ideas for visors and found this beauty: http://tinypic.com/r/2bscon/7

If I modified it do you think it would be appropriate?