Instructables
This is my tutorial on how to make a Halo 4 Master Chief costume/cosplay. The main building material will be EVA foam and craft foam for details. The EVA foam can be bought almost at all home improvement stores and  the like. I will be using 1/4" EVA foam from a foam shop nearby. The craft foam can be found at Michaels, Ben Franklin and other craft stores.
The other materials/tools are
-A carpenters knife
-Hot glue & Glue gun
-Paper, pens, ruler etc.
-Spray paint-Krylon Italian Olive
-Cardboard
-Small lights(led's or miniature christmas village spotlights that can be bought at miachels around christmas time.)
 
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Step 1: Guide Pictures/ Objects

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Instead of using pepakura, I made all the parts from scratch as I found out that pepakura is insanely complicated. Though pepakura can be useful for guide pictures/models. After my computer crashed on me, I went to use a master chief action figure that worked pretty well.  

Step 2: Making the Cardboard Frames/ Templates

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For the Chest/ Torso I made a cardboard model of the piece first to make sure that it fit ( since I don't have unlimited EVA foam) then traced out the pieces onto the foam and assembled. With the helmet I made a base piece out of cardboard that just added durability/ stability then added craft foam and EVA foam to complete. For the cardboard frame, I made small(ish) boxes to hold the lights in the helmet.

Step 3: Making the Rest of the Armor

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For the rest of the armor, I made the base piece(s) out of EVA foam and the details out of craft foam. As an example, the thighs were one piece of EVA foam just wrapped in a circle.
Duct-Tape-Master (author) 11 months ago
I will do a tutorial for the assault rifle, just ask. :-)
Awesome! Yes please! :D
Duct-Tape-Master (author)  icekid11 months ago
I made it already, just look on my page
Duct-Tape-Master (author) 23 days ago

I'm thinking about making an instructable on a hunter from Destiny, what do you guys think?

I also REALLY enjoy parkour, so I might design it with mobility in mind, and do some parkour in it!

shadowop55525 days ago

please make a tutorial on the helment

shadowop55525 days ago

please make a tutorial on the helment

will you make an o.d.s.t costume ???????
Possibly for next Halloween. possibly.

can you see through the visor

Not very well, but yes.

striker1499 months ago
you could make this in any color right
Duct-Tape-Master (author)  striker1499 months ago
Yes, you could make this in blue, red, or any other color.
striker1499 months ago
I think the 117 sign is on the right not left but it don't matter.
Plo Koon10 months ago
On the Master Chief armor you are lacking the "puppy dog nose."
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Duct-Tape-Master (author)  Plo Koon9 months ago
I know, the visor is quite weak so I can't push on it and I had the visor in before I realized that I was missing the "puppy dog nose" :-(
Bwilson Props10 months ago
is it possible for you to make an instructable on Carter's Helmet from Reach?
i've been building Carter for the last week and it'd be very valuable to me to know how to make the helmet. cheers, Ben
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Duct-Tape-Master (author)  Bwilson Props10 months ago
Although, I will make an instructable, if you want me to.
please do :)
Duct-Tape-Master (author)  Duct-Tape-Master10 months ago
What I would do, looking at Carter's helmet, is make the parts that are outlined in yellow in good, 3D detail out of cardboard. Then make the part that is outlined in green out of 1 wraparound piece of cardboard that connects at the back of the helmet and attach this piece to the top of the helmet. Then add all of the details on the helmet out of cardboard(or foam, but by the looks of it your main material is cardboard.) Then paint and you are done!
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cheers man, you've been a great help. i finished up yesterday and the results are amazing! i'm starting a 2006 Cyberman after Christmas.


-Ben
SWEET BATTLE RIFLE
cheers Master Plo.
i finished the Armour Yesterday at 10:23pm
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Duct-Tape-Master (author)  Bwilson Props10 months ago
Well for my helmet, I made the top first out of cardboard for stability, and then made a simple sheet of cardboard shaped to be the bottom of the helmet, and put the details on in foam later. Just ask any questions if you have them.
jackmaster11 months ago
can you make a tutorial for the helmet pleeeeeeeeeese???
Duct-Tape-Master (author)  jackmaster11 months ago
Maybe in another whole instructable if enough people ask. :D
alexgsport13511 months ago
Can u Make a tutorial of all good guns :
Pistol
Shotgun
Plasma pistol
(Ect)
Duct-Tape-Master (author)  alexgsport13511 months ago
For the shotgun and other larger guns, use my assault rifle or battle rifle method. For the pistol, use DaFrontLineTrooper's pistol tutorial. For the plasma pistol, simply carve the pistol out of a block of foam. Trace out the shape of the pistol with a knife in the foam, then use the knife to carve out the details. My pictures are attached to this post.
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Bwilson Props11 months ago
you're the soldier we need you to be.
alexgsport13511 months ago
Nice work
alexgsport13511 months ago
Tutorial for everything plzz and make new things
Infinitevortex11 months ago
Nice work! How'd you do the visor?
Duct-Tape-Master (author)  Infinitevortex11 months ago
I used Design Master Colortool Brilliant Gold Spraypaint. Apply one light layer onto transparency paper (used for overhead projectors)
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jgderuvo11 months ago
Nice job