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Unread 04-09-2007, 12:24 AM   #1
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Gundam Cosplay?

What would be a good material to use for a Gundam Mobile Suit? I'm looking as going as Burning Gundam for next year's local con, and I want to get started right away! Please help me! Much thanks.
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Unread 04-09-2007, 12:29 AM   #2
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cardboard and light weight plaster and it's done. people have made good costumes with just cardboard alone, but they fall apart very easily. I saw a video in youtube of good gundam cosplay before fighting a battle unfortunately most of it fell apart towards the end lol

http://koti.phnet.fi/otaku/cosplay/gundam.jpg lol

http://www.bigsound.org/luxia/weblog/gundam.jpg <-- good one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnJmDwDjrtA nice gundam cosplay
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch9JL...elated&search= omg this is motorized
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That last one was EXCELLENT. If I could find out how to do that, I would go as God Gundam instead of Burning.

I might even go in Hyper Mode...
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if you ever need help i'm going to start offering services to make the costumes

i'm a hairdresser,mother's a seamsdress, and my brother's a artist/sculptor =)

the gundam costume is actually really easy to make, the hard part is keeping it light so is a mobile suit not an immobile suit.
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That depends on where you live. I'm up in Washington, but if we could find a way to work it out, I would gladly commission the suit.
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That depends on where you live. I'm up in Washington, but if we could find a way to work it out, I would gladly commission the suit.
I'm in Florida lol all the way on the other corner of the United States.
priorty mail is'nt exspensive, but molding is usually exspensive, though i can't imagine a gundam being too hard i'll ask my brother about the estimated cost. I know the halo master chief one was exspensive to make.
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Please do!

You're being a great help. I want it to look as authentic as possible, and if that means spending a little more money, then I'm all for it.
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he's asleep now it's almost 2:30 here i'll ask him in the morning. i think it should be easy since most of the pieces are actually flat on gundam. smoothing the lines like in the master chief costume is what makes it hard.

funny thing was i spent weeks before halloween saran wrapping his body and rubbing vasoline over it lol i felt gay. just to have him make a custom fitted one for his body.
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Quick question. What would be a good way to make Burning's hand light up, but still be able to move around? I realize that that might be a bit of a challenge, but if anyone can find a way, PLEASE let me know.
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Quick question. What would be a good way to make Burning's hand light up, but still be able to move around? I realize that that might be a bit of a challenge, but if anyone can find a way, PLEASE let me know.
led lights which is cheap and clear plastic cover.
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Hmmm...

Good idea. I'll continue to look into it. But I definitely like where this collaboration is going...

Thanks again for all your help, distantarray.
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no problem, if you need types of LED lights you can always try doing search for raving, ravers always use lots of LED lights, personally i prefer fire poi
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no problem, if you need types of LED lights you can always try doing search for raving, ravers always use lots of LED lights, personally i prefer fire poi
XD

The main reason I want the hands to light up is BECAUSE i'm a raver. And there's a rave at every Sakura-Con. So you see how it works out.
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XD

The main reason I want the hands to light up is BECAUSE i'm a raver. And there's a rave at every Sakura-Con. So you see how it works out.
bring fire poi instead

and check out Yuta's poi he's the best there is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCcLZUT81Lw

2:52 flowers are amazing

also check out his seemless directional changes
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