The helmet houses 2 L.E.D. push lights, that can be turned on and off easily! The body suit is made of breathable swimwear material that stretches and contorts to his body! The blaster was made from waterjug and foam. TheMegablaster used has 2 spining cores, tons of L.E.D.s and even makes lots sounds! The boots were made from yoga mats and the connected with hardware. Take a look and enjoy!!
Time to find all the right pieces. Heres a list of what I used and roughly how much!
The goodwill is the best place to find most of your Megaman stuff!
1. Basketball $1.50
2. L.E.D. puck lights $3.00
3. Water jug $1.00
4 1/2" thick yoga mat $10.00
5. Roll of foam 1/4" thck 6" wide x 25' $12.00 construction supply
6. Fabric appx 3 yrd each color. $25.00
7. Bolt and washer hardware $2.00
Youll also need a variety of tools to modify the waterjug and toygun u decide to use.
Gluegun with lots of glue sticks, 3m doubleback tape, 3m spray 74, masking tape, blue tape, soildering gun, razor knifes, jigsaw and basic hand tools.
The Megaman helmet will test your patience. Be very careful cutting the ball, some basketballs are easier to cut into than others. Draw the template with a washable marker first then a permanent one when your ready to cut. The ears must be cut acording to the puck lights you use. I removed the clear cover from the puck light and painted it red. I then purchased a Garnier Fructis hairgel cream. The caps work perfectly for the ears. I then drilled out a 1" hole on the cap for the light to be pushed in. Wrap the plastic with the fabric using the tape and hot glue. Then attach the plastic to the modified light using the glue gun. Easier said than done, i ruined one before i got it right! The ears should be secured to the helmet unless you can get them snug tight. The helmet was wrapped in duck tape, then covered with a felt, and finally the fabric is stretched over the helmet. The spartan style strip was made using the foam, built up several times and the wrapped in fabric before attaching it to the helmet.
The body suit was custom made to have no zippers or buckles of any kind. Cameron was able to slide into the suit easy enough. The suit has a hoody to cover any skin showing between pieces. The bracelet was made the same way the blaster was done. A carton core worked well, then shaped together with the foam. The briefs are 2 pieces sewen together. If you managed the helmet and the blaster, the rest should prove to be no challenge!
The final product!
I hope this instructable was usefull and helps you make something awesome for your kids! I had just as much fun with this project as Cameron had wearing the suit! By far the coolest thing ive made! Until the Giant Lego Starwars battle scene! Cant wait!
Joe & Cameron