Originally Posted by Trooper715
If you're looking for something strong and sturdy for cheap, fiiberglass is pretty reasonable materals wise. HOWEVER the equipment can be pricey (vapor respirator (and this is not optional), power sanding equipment unless you want to use hand tools all day, same for detailing tools). If you can find a friend with the equipment that'd be willing to let you borrow it you could get enough raw materials for a boy of silence (polyester resin, fiberglass mat/cloth, bondo, sandpaper) for probably slightly more than $100 if not less.
Make the basic form out of cardboard/papercraft, lay your fiberglass on the inside and apply resin, then once the fiberglass is cured, peel away the outer cardboard and bondo that stuff into the right shape!
For detailing the side items quickly on a budget, hit up a thrift store for found items that are close in shape. If you could find some vuvuzelas no one wants and some plastic flat saucers you could make those ear doohickies pretty easy.
Woah! That's good to know! None of my friends cosplay sadly so I can't ask for equipment sadly. And I'll make sure to check out a thrift store if I can find one,thanks for the help!
Originally Posted by knucklehead211
Hey, welcome from another newb. I'd definitely say you should avoid metal so as to keep the cost low. If you avoid that, and go for some easier and cheaper material, you should be able to keep it under 100 dollars. My plan is to build a variation of the suit in dead space 3. That's probably going to be my tax return and more. Regardless, I'm a newbie so I won't be much help. Hopefully you get more than I'm getting on my topic.
Thanks for the tip,yeah definitely I'm gonna avoid metal o.o and good luck on your cosplay,if I had money i would buy Dead Space 3,oh well I got DS1/2 :O