So this year I was on a bit of a budget. Spending was limited so I looked around the house to see what I could use. I got the idea to do one of those T-800 with its face ripped off and set out to do that, but the eye piece didn't turn out like I wanted so I had to change my story to just making a cyborg-soldier-of-the-future type thing.
There are indeed other tutorials out there on how to accomplish this, but everyone approaches it a little differently and I believe it's valuable to share alternate methods so anyone can mix and match and find new ways that suit them better. Heck, I myself have looked at other walk-throughs for inspiration and modified them to suit me.
Though it didn't turn out like I wanted, I'm still quite happy with the results. The costume took about one weekend to build and two hours to apply. Some of the accessories were things I used on my previous Halloween costumes. I spent less than $20 this year, I think, so it is pretty inexpensive, but be warned: correct application can be tedious and requires patience.
Like my last Instructable, this one will have DAISNAIDs, short footnotes about what I learned in the process and tips to help y'all make something better than what you see here. DAISNAID stands for Do As I Say, Not As I Do :)
The Instructable has been split into three parts, each containing the steps relevant to that stage:
-the eye piece
-makeup and application
After reading this if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask and, as always, constructive criticism is welcomed.