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Shoulder pads for Robot costume

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Favorite time of the year is just around the corner! Halloween!!!
Having some last minute ideas from surfing through Ebay, i decided to make a space themed robot costume.
I had been saving up all year so i went ahead and spent it on parts for the costume. Its a bit pricey but its worth it in the end i hope. Had to buy alot of things from ebay so it took a while with all the shipping. I started this project in October and still working on it. For now i will focus on the shoulder pads and chest straps.
 
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Step 1:

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Bought these knee pads on ebay used, purely cause of the way they looked. Very robotic and futuristic.  Im going for a white themed robot suit so i had to paint it white using spray paint for plastic from Lowes.

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Next, i bought some EL wire color blue from online stores. Using hot glue , i ran the EL wire on the inside of the pads and glued it down to where it only showed on a few opened slits from the outside. Used some black electrical wire to hide most of the EL wire, even on the inside where it cant be seen but the light from the extra EL wire may glow to different parts of the pads, so to avoid the extra glow, i just covered it with tape.
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