Introduction: Hydralisk - the Build - 2013 Halloween

The Hydralisk is the zerg  basic front-line creature, forming the backbone of their onslaughts with its resistant carapace and ranged spine attack.

Stats:
Height - 8ft 9in
Length - 14ft 6in
Weight - 50 lps.


Add-ons:
Light up eyes
Mouth opens and closes
Power slider stilts
Sound system


Time:
120 hours

Step 1: Hydralisk - the Sketch - Supples

Ebay and home depo, are your friends here.

Step 2: Hydralisk - the Arms

Step 3: Hydralisk - the Head

Step 4: Hydralisk - Bring the Arms to the Head (Test 1)

Step 5: Hydralisk - the Rework on the Head Then the Jaws

Step 6: Hydralisk - the Body

Step 7: Hydralisk - Painting

Step 8: Hydralisk - Test Run 2

Step 9: Hydralisk - Adding Purple Cloth

Step 10: Hydralisk - Tail Time

Step 11: Hydralisk - Final Test

Step 12: Hydralisk - the Appetizer

Comments

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polishguy18 (author)2014-01-13

Hey, love the costume and its inspiring me to make my own hydra costume. Is there any way I could talk to you about some of the materials that you used for the project.

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neumanmatt (author)2013-11-04

Hey, were you at Webster the other night?

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JesseLively (author)neumanmatt2013-11-04

Sure was, I have two good photos of your costume my GF loved yours!

I going to post them on here soon.

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Kiteman (author)2013-10-29

Seriously impressive, but could we have some text as well?

We can see what you did, but we'd like to know how you did it. 

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JesseLively (author)Kiteman2013-10-29

Hey Kiteman,

This is my third big costume build, but my first write up. The next couple days I be adding more text on the "How" everything was done pulse materials used.

Any pointers you have, I am all ears!

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Kiteman (author)JesseLively2013-10-30

Normally, I would say not to publish until you've added the text, but that's too late now ;-)

Folk will want to know about materials, dimensions, any special tricks to cutting or fixing/gluing, and they will want to know about mistakes you made, and how to avoid them.

Try for a flowing style, and break the text up with empty lines between paragraphs. This makes it easier to read, especially when you are looking up and down between the screen and the project in your hands.

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Dominic Bender (author)2013-10-29

This is just epic, thanks for sharing! Out of curiosity, how long did it take you to make this? Also, where did you get the stilts?

Oh, and the most important question - how many times did you bump your head or someone else's?

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Thank you Satrek,

lets see I worked on this project for two months finishing up Saturday the 27th. Total hours 120+.

The stilts are power sliders you can get them on amazon for about 400 or so. They are easy to learn but I wouldn't recommend them for this purpose they limit the weight of the costume. I had to remove the heavier sound system for a lighter one as the Stilts keep collapsing.

Can't really bump my head in the costume as I am encased in plastics ;) Most people at the events I've been attending approach very slowly :)

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