"No retreat, no surrender. That is Spartan law. And by Spartan law, we will stand and fight & and die. A new age has begun: an age of freedom! And all will know that 300 Spartans gave their last breath to defend it!"
Alright, So this past haloween I was crazy about the movie 300 and decided that I was going to be a spartan, so I built this great armor our of cardboard boxes I had lying around.
it turned out great and was a big hit!
i did it for pretty cheap, and my costume was very authentic looking,
So basically I will tell all of you out there how I did it, and what I used, so you to can be the hard, strong warrior that is a spartan
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
PART I; Cardboard construction:
-Cardboard (doesn't really matter how thick, I ended up using a couple different thickness because it's all I had) 3-5 larger boxes should do.
-Hot glue gun and glue
-A box cutter or razor blade, cutting tool, etc.
PART II; strengthening, and Finishing
-Fiberglass Resin with hardener, Syrupy stuff.
-Bondo or another type of filler with hardener.
-Sandpaper I used 100, 350, and 600 grits.(I used what I could find, you need a heavily abrasive, a medium, and a fine sander.)
- Spray paint: a black or gray base-coat , a Black Lacquer (optional), a Gold, a Bronze and a copper.1 can of each is fine, and maybe two or three of clear
-plenty of patience and time.