Inspired by the new summer flick "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra." This instructable will show you how to create the "Duke" Armor.
So my wife and I love to go out in costume for Halloween. I usually lean more on the side of gross and mutilated, as I have studied Special Effects and Make-up Artistry. My wife, on the other hand will dress up as whatever, as long as it’s fun.
This year we are going to Vegas on Halloween to celebrate our 1-year wedding anniversary. We got married there and thought it would be fun to go back. We thought that since it would be just the two of us this time, we should dress up in a way that will compliment one another. We thought long and hard and finally came up with G.I. Joe characters (from the movie). If you have seen my wife, she is a dead ringer for Siena Miller’s “Baroness”. And me? As long as I have the suit on, I might, sort-of look like the Channing Tatum’s “Duke”. Maybe.
Items you will need:
•Hot glue gun
•1 can silver spray paint
•1 can black spray paint
•Sewing machine or a needle & thread (add about 40 more hours!)
•Blue Painter’s tape (wide)
•4 yards black fabric
•4 yards green fabric foam
•1 roll of black craft foam
•2 sheets of thick black craft foam
•Cardboard (for patterns)
•White fabric chalk
•2 yards velcro
•4 yards black belt strap
•4 yards black elastic
•2 side release backpack buckles
Total price for materials: $87.00
Total hours worked: 30ish?
Let’s start off my examining the production shots of Duke’s armor carefully. I tried to build it as close as I could but I had to take some liberties based on my experience at this. But I did, however, want to make it somewhat functional.
We will be making three parts to this suit:
•Vest & Armor
Step 1: Making the pattern.
Orange – Top layer of thick foam
Pink – Bottom layer of thin foam
Green - Thick foam