My Halloween Costume!

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Introduction: My Halloween Costume!

Hey everyone!

I know it's nearly Christmas, but I would like to share my last Halloween costume. 

The suit is my fourth costume so far, the first two costumes that I did in freshman year were made

of cardboard, during sophomore year I made a costume out of tin, and this year I've made the suit

out of hand-dyed cloth, leather, chainmail, and stainless steel. I am currently designing a fifth

costume, which will also use the same materials, however I will have a forge this time to make

intricate belt buckles and such.

Tell me what you think! I especially value constructive criticism, since I still have much to learn.

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    Hey everyone! It's been awhile. I've been working on my fifth costume for quite some time and my skill in metalworking has improved quite a bit, so much that entering this costume into the current halloween contest makes me cringe.

    Anyways, if you'd like to look at my progress so far, visit: http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=140118

    And have a Happy Halloween!

    My helmet design for my fifth costume:

    http://imgur.com/zzPGO?full

    4 replies

    Looks awesome! Can't wait!
    I've been trying to design a metal costume for a while. I was going for lightweight sci-fi military/scout armor, but I can't decide how to do it.
    Your work is amazing!

    Maybe these pictures can inspire you:

    Combines from HL2
    http://ui02.gamespot.com/1185/combinesoldier2_2.jpg
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1330/1255639889_a263773baf_o.jpg

    Terrans from Starcraft

    http://images.wikia.com/starcraft/images/b/bd/TerranSplash.jpg
    http://th02.deviantart.net/fs50/PRE/f/2009/321/d/4/Terran_Marine_WIP_2_by_SgtHK.jpg

    Kinda bulky. I like the Metro Police more cause they have thinner suits... but ah we'll see eventually.

    oh, I didn't see the 'lightweight' part! My bad.

    Here is a avant-garde webcam picture of my 5th costume design, I'll be working on the cardboard blueprints next week!

    armor design.JPG

    This is very cool, kinda gives me Artorias from Dark Souls vibes.

    this looks really cool.

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    This is amazing. You should make the Witch King costume from Lord of the Rings, it'd be great.

    Yeah, my only request is a tutorial, that has to be the coolest homemade armor I've seen. pweese!? :3

    neat!Im working on the Witchking of Angmar from Lord of the rings.The helmet is 14gg steel.Also,i need ideas for armor...maybe you could help?
    thank you

    my comment didnt post thats odd oh well

    the only thing i would is add more pics of the suit and add a war scythe

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    I actually do have a longsword and this big ol' round shield about 3 1/2' by 3 1/2', but I couldn't bring a sword to school, and I had to carry my backpack and my shield would get in the way. I'm making a fifth costume, it's going to be based somewhat on bird-like features, so I'm having a hard time deciding whether I should make two scimitars that look like wings, a 6-7' claymore, or a warscythe/spear.

    I could go ask my friends and see if they've taken any more pictures of me on Halloween and see if they could upload them.

    my suggestion for a bird type thing would be to imagine taking two scythes and cutting down the handles to about the size of your hand and holding the handle so that the blade runs along your arm to your elbow, also rather than the sharp edge being on the inside as you could easily cut your arm and not cut anything else, the sharp edge would be on the other side

    Use Cows can kills out the side xiphoid, and attach the scimitar blades. it would look more winglike

    oh ok i didnt realize you where at school

    for a bird-like suit i would go with the scimitars