I have had this fascination with 80's movies for a long time maybe because I am an 80's baby. The Running Man has been one of my favorite movies because to some extent we kind of do live in a world that is controlled by TV and the flow of information that is being broadcasted is designed to scare and to sell us (i.e. Survivor, The Amazing Race, Big Brother). Not to mention the endless barrage of Arnold one liners that I plan to use all night while wearing this costume. (i.e. "Hey light bulb, hey there Christmas tree")
This movie was the predecessor to all these tv shows. I have decided to make a Ben Richards(Arnold Schwarzenegger) Running Man outfit for Halloween. Plus, I am making two of them since my friend plans to be Haddad (one of the winners from the previous Running Man season) I do not have much time less than 23 days left, but I know its possible.
(per costume, since the colors are different)
Yellow skin suit (around $34.99), and Green one for my friend.
Thin Foam Padding (arts and crafts store, or fabric store)
Sewing Machine (to stitch it all together, sewing machine skills required, can be done by hand but would take forever)
2 cans of spray paint ($3.99 for the , stencils, and accent colors on the suit)
Cardboard and box cutter or a sharp knife (for stencils)
Painters tape, or duck tape
OPTIONAL: Arnold Mask ($24.99 I'm not getting one but this would complete the outfit)
If by any chance, you have not seen the movie, because your not a fan, or your too young to know what it is, here is a youtube link of the full film.
I found it while looking for pictures to upload here.
Step 1: Skin Suit Prep
First thing that you will need to do is to adjust the skin suit to look like the one in the movie. Buying the skin suit will save you lots of time and make it super simple to make.
1. Then you will have to cut off the head, hands, and feet to make it look like the movie (image 2 at the red line)
2. Sew around the already made stitches to make sure that the suit will not keep ripping around the neck and feet.
3. Start removing the stitching around the arm and fully remove both arms from the skin suit (will make your life easier). Then take out the thread along the arm sleeve (Image 3,4,5). This will allow you to sew the diamond pattern along the length of the arm and easier access to the shoulders to do the same. (image 6-10)
4. When finished turn the sleeve inside out and stitch up the arm and along the hand to make the costume look like it used to. Plus prevent it from coming apart double stitch along the wrist, neck, and feet, and this will also prevent it from being itchy if done properly.