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In this how to I will show you to create a adult storm trooper costume using leftover cardboard boxes, Fiberglass cloth, resin and paint.

Other resources which were invaluable can be found here.  

http://www.studiocreations.com/howto/stormtrooper/index.html

this is my first instructable be kind.

Step 1: Research.


The Storm trooper costume is a classic, I had always wanted to purchase a suit for myself, but since they can cost in the thousands of dollars for a quality replica I opted to make mine on the cheap. 

I started with research. Couple of sources which were paramount and I think tipped the scale in finishing a difficult project like this.

http://www.studiocreations.com/howto/stormtrooper/index.html
This first link provides detailed measurements of all pieces which create this costume.  They deserved a shout out.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Stormtrooper-Costume/
The second which is by the author HIREROB details a childs version of the costume.
<p>I've a couple questions.<br><br>First off, how do I measure out my body for the parts<br><br>And is the resin absolutely required, or is there a cheaper alternative to it? (Cause I don't want to put too much money into something that might flop)</p>
<p>I didn't use Resin when I put mine together I just formed cardboard to the shape that I wanted and super glued it all then I spray painted it and it worked fairly well obviously it only lasted for the day I needed it too it could have lasted longer if I hadn't chosen to tear it off but resin would be great for making it look more realistic like the movies</p>
<p>So I made a Suit out of Cardboard for the new movie it wasn't Beautiful but it worked for the night and still turned a few heads I used this as a great tool to reference for building it and it only took me about 2 days to do what I did have anyways I am building a better one over the next few weeks for Great Lakes Comic con and this will be used again thanks for posting this I really appreciate it</p>
<p>This is awesome! I'll probably use this same techniques when I start to make a Cyberman costume!</p><p>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHOWING EVERYONE HOW TO MAKE THIS =D</p>
<p>How much did this cost you? I am thinking of making one of my own.</p>
This looks great. I will end up making something similar when I stop growing.
I started to make this same thing. I covered my cardboard in wide strip scotch tape pretty much. If I cover this with bondo will the bondo stick to it? and if not can I get the bondo to come off in one piece, like a mold pretty much??
<p>Thanks for posting this. I saw some guys at the zoo (Zoo Boo @ the Erie Zoo) last year with some Clone Trooper Costumes. <br><br>I might do a few things differently but you have a really good concept that makes it easy even for an idiot like me to make something this awesome.</p>
Magastik armor and cool job dude
But wouldnt you have to mould it? <br>
Dude you've done a great job the only thing is im to young to use fibre glass could i use something else
Craft foam works well.
if you are using fiber glass and you want it smoother, just sand it down, and if you reach the base, just apply more resin. <br>
If you do this and it doesnt look too good, just scuff it up and make it look dirty and say it was a battle.
either that or add an orange pauldren, really scuff up and dirty and claim you are a sand trooper........ <br>
I would approch a few things differently. Soaking some my cardbord, then bending would have been my first thought. Like for instance the calves or buttocks, doing that I believe would alow the parts to find a more natural looking curve. <br><br>The second thing would be to spend more time sizing the suit. It can pinch and rub on the legs, after a night of walking can be frustrating.<br><br>I had a thought of doing a kydex casting, this would alow me to make the suit into a plastic replica. Giving me the durabilty cardboard would never have.<br><br>Lastly making the buttocks and lower back into one peice instead of seperate.
Great job. After fabricating one of these suits for my son, I can appreciate how challenging the task is. If you made it again, what would you have done differently?
&quot;These aren't the droids your looking for&quot;
lol
If anyone is interested in tackling a DIY stormtrooper helmet, this might interest you <br>it's quite labor intensive though <br>http://www.therpf.com/f24/stormtrooper-pepakura-materials-ordered-122443/<br>and to save you some time here's the direct pepakura printout link (missing tabs though)<br>http://files.myopera.com/spacecowboy1/files/ANH%20Stunt%20Stormtrooper%20Helmet-Pepakura.pdf?1312183632?1317778050
at the plummer store there is that ringed stuff like storm trooper stuff
Was the helmet store bought?
Yes. It is a efx replic helmet. I tried many times to recreate the helmet<br>Without papercraft it was hard and i didnt have a mold to use. So the rsults looked something handicapped.
That's pretty funny, as the reason I came here was to see how to make a helmet as the thumbnail looked promising XD Still, awesome instructable, I may get around to making this, as halloween is pretty soon. :3
I love that dog's face in the second picture.
For the materials used and budget this is excellent. It's a really nice instructable. Some of the photos are too small which I assume is because they were taken with a phone??? But it's great overall.
I think it looks great. Anyone who criticizes your work are probably people who have never tried to do something like this.
I decided to make the instructable about a year after I made the costume, something I always wanted to do. I only wish I had take more pictures and saved more of the materials for the constructions; I would have been able to provide alot better details. But alot of parts were scrapped and re-made.
you seem to be a lil short for a storm trooper :/ <br> <br> <br> <br>(great job btw XD)
This is AMAZING!

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