Step 11: Proto Buster - Step 1: Shell

This again was built in a very similar fashion as the Mega Man Mega Buster.  The main difference was the extra LEDs at the tip.

32 oz Thermal Mug (from Publix if you have one)
Rubbermaid 2 cup twist top containers
Rubbermaid 1 cup twist top containers
other various round plastic containers

Sand  Paper
Palm Sander
Curved Hobby Scissors

I need the following pieces to make the shell:
Main Body
Bottom of body
Top of body
LED Channel for body
Cloudy window for LEDs in body
Cloudy windows for LEDs in Tip
Main beam LED holder
Cloudy cover for main LED beam

Starting with the mug, I saw off the top (which frees it from its inner lining. Then using a dremel I cut out the bottom, leaving a lip for the next container to attach to.  Then I saw off the handle and smooth everything off.  I take the handle and cut off the curved parts and one side of the handle (length wise so a cross section looks like a "C" and not an "H").  Using a dremel and the handle as a guide, I cut a window in the body for the LEDs.

For the bottom of the body, I use the curved scissors and cut out the 2 cup rubbermaid container.  For the top of the body.  I use a dremel to cut a heavier plastic bowl (it was the only thing I could find that was the right shape and size).  I then used the palm sander to get this to fit better.

I take two kids plastic containers (I forget the brand, but they come in multiple colors and have animals etched into the side).  There were two yellow bowls in the pack, so I use these.  Using a marker, I mark where I want to cut.  The curved scissors do the cutting (they really are needed for cutting these bowls).  I then sand one of them down for the window cover, and the other I cut windows into for each of the 5 LEDs.  I forgot at this point that I would need a way to hold the LEDs in the tip, but I solved this later

Main Beam:
I use two of the rubbermaid 1 cup twist top containers.  Mark and cut.  Then sand the cover down on both sides.

I cut a handle from the thinnest piece of PVC piping I can find.

At this point I have all of the shell components, but given how it needs to go together, I don't glue everything yet.
How much did this run you total? Also, did you consider sculpey?
Proto man and mega man are cool
I am SO being Proto Man next halloween.
You're instructable has helped so much with my protoman cosplay. It's radically different varient of protoman but nonetheless your instructable helped a lot dude. I was overengineering my stuff (like the boots and buster). You've inspired me to post my construction of my metal protoman shield. And yes I am crazy enough to lug one around a whole con weekend.
Awesome! Glad to hear it. Let me know when your stuff is up on instructables, would love to see it!
This is E.P.I.C. for: <br>E xcelent <br>P leasent <br>I ncredible <br>C ool/N/awesome
Wondering if you could make a youtube video of this process? or a step by step procedure :D
Ok I know you were trying to make it simple on this but what i would've done is make a switch where everytime you press it one by one the LED's on the power bars i guess you could say would shut off making it look like Protoman was losing power
you can also sew the 2 parts of the shield
amazing! i saw this on revision3 destructoid btw...you should check it out
Thanks :) Yeah, I saw that too. I kind of do this every year on their site.
Always a &quot;mega&quot; winner. Great job. :) Looking forward to watching your latest video of your parade of costumes.
woooooowwww!! i love it!!
Nice job! Megamans got to stick together!
Nice :) I saw yours yesterday! Love the solution!
haha, that was awesome...<br>
This inspires me to make one in my size so badly, once actually tried to make a heat man costume. witch kinda failed.
The helmet looks like it'll last him quite few trick or treats haha, the rest of the costume might need to be redone in the future tho.
It's actually a small youth motorcycle helmet with lots of padding on the inside. It's the right size. Just looks a little bit as a proto man helmet. I actually kinda like the look, it reminds me of powered up.
Oh I didn't see the padding, but if you got some of that out it will last a while, it looks like I wouldn't have much trouble getting my head in there haha.
Epic costume is EPIC!!!!!
This is awesome! Also, I have a question for you. Were Protoman and Megaman both 'good guys'? Been a while since I played Megaman. :)
Thanks! If I am remembering correctly, he was mostly good with a couple of lapses.
awesome, thanks :)
for future referance protoman was created by dr light for the war way before megaman. sadly he lost his memory and is much more powerful than megaman. he has never been evil, the protomen you fight in megaman every now and again or clones made by wily. but aside from that, your plans look awsome great job, i cant wait to start building!!!!
Damn, thanks, yeah I forgot that they were clones. I knew that Proto Man came first, hence why the oldest son is wearing it.
So freaking great! Fantastic job, once again.
And thank you once again ;)
Once again, another insanely well-done costume... I love the all the ingenious things you've done with regular materials. So cool. <br><br>I just can't let my kids see this... &quot;Gee, Dad. Why didn't you make something like THAT?&quot; (I went down the quick and easy road this year.)
Totally awesome!!!<br>I liked the Mega Man costume, but there's nothing better than a costume of a wonderful and awesome looking side character!<br><br>You should enter this in the Halloween contest! It's quite a nice and simple design, along with looking AWESOME!!!<br><br>The only thing is, you should have a yellow scarf to go with it to &quot;complete&quot; the look. Make sure it's thick. Or use a long yellow bandanna. That might work too.<br><br>Great job!
Thanks for your comments. It has been entered in the contest. There is a yellow scarf, it's just not in that main shot ;)

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