For the last two months I've been slowly piecing together a Raiden costume for Halloween and my 1st cosplay, but with less than 30 days left I feel like I've been running out of time
I admit some of the techniques I've been using have been incredibly time consuming (and expensive), but I'm just a perfectionist like that. Anyways, I thought I would share with you all what I've been doing so far and what I hope to do. =)
So far I've created the entire mask in a 3d program called MilkShape then converted that 3d model into printable format using another program called Pepakura. I've also created other peripherals of Raiden from Milkshape to Pepakura as well; which in include his shoulder/chest/back protectors etc. as well as other minor details like the spinal chord, which are not pictured yet.
I still have quite a ways to go before the mask will be done. So far I've applied fiber glass resin to the pieces I've constructed. The next step I'll be slush casting Rondo on to the pieces. For the plastic face shield I'll be making a mold out of bondo so that I can vac form PETG plastic over it. This is also the same process I'll be using to make Raiden's shoulder, chest, back and all the other plastic attachments he has.
For the body suit I plan to use a full-body spandex suit similar to what other Raiden cosplayers have done, except I'll be adding foam 'muscles' and then painting over the entire suit with liquid latex. As of now I'm having a friend make zipper modifications to the suit, but once I get the suit back and the liquid latex from monster makers I'll update my progress again =)
If anyone has questions, please feel free to ask. This is my first time ever doing anything like this and I definitely remember having a billion questions when I first started this project. =)