Introduction: How to Make Foam Halo Armor
Have you ever wanted to own your very own Master Chief Halo Spartan armor, or any other armor for that matter? Well look no further as you can make it yourself! For this project we will use 10mm foam floor mats and 2mm crafting foam. You will need a hot glue gun to stick your shapes together.
If you need materials, tools, tutorial videos and more pictures be sure to visit www.squidoo.com/how-to-make-halo-armor
Other related Halo pages
Master Chiefs Xbox 360 armor (fiberglass method)
Mark VI Challenge (foam patterns)
How to make Halo weapons (patterns and instructions)
Master Chief Pictures (pictures of this and the fiberglass suit)
Step 1: Get Your Armor Files
The first thing you will need are some .pdo files of the armor you wish to make for use with a program called Pepakura Designer that you can find as a free download online.
A good place to look for armor files is www.405th.com or wikia costuming (do a google search)
You will also need lots of reference pictures or a detailed model of what you are making, you can find those on the wikia site too, in case you don't own the game.
Step 2: Make Your Patterns
For this step you will need to do a little math as the Halo spartan is 7' tall! Figure out your size compared to 7' and reduce the scale by that amount. Then print your shapes and tape them together where you dont want a seam. If you want to skip this step you can find the patterns for the suit pictured here: www.squidoo.com/halo-armor-challenge
Step 3: Cut Out Your Foam
Cut out your patterns in the 10mm foam and glue them together with hotglue. You can use the 3mm foam for bass relief details and a wood burning kit for other detailing. For best results use a hobby crafting hotknife attachment and also seal the foam with heat first.
Step 4: Paint Your Armor
Once assembled you can paint your armor with Plastidip spray paint, 2 coats should do, then a primer and finally your chosen colors. Highlight details black for valleys and drybrush silver for a metalic look.
Step 5: Show Off Your New Armor
Impress your friends, scare small kids, whatever suits your fancy.
Remember to visit www.squidoo.com/how-to-make-halo-armor if you need materials, tools or tutorial videos.