The armor is made with craft foam and the helmet is paperclay. All other parts are made with lycra, and pvc. Patterns are hand-made; even the belts are hand made. Definitely not a clean costume but a costume is always an ongoing project that is constantly tweaked.
1/10 UPDATE: Costume is officially retired! The more I look at it, the more flaws I see and the only way to make it better is to completely start over. This is a perfect example on what not to start with when making your first costume :P Its had a fantastic run and so I'd like to improve on it before I ever wear it again.
I've had a lot of questions about the pistol. Its a Banzai water gun that comes in a set of two. It costs about 5 bucks and I know there are a ton of them being clearanced out at Wal-mart since winter is coming. I painted some of it black so the yellow wasn't too overwhelming.
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PLEASE NOTE: I've cleaned up my costume page and left all of my WIP in a gallery. To see any of my progress pictures please locate "Tali costume in the works" in my gallery list or you can find it here http://www.cosplay.com/gallery/129737/
Ummm some guy handed me a Hall Contest Winner ribbon but I think he found it somewhere because he didn't see my costume for too long.
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