Voltron! Defender of the universe! Definitely one of my favorite childhood toys.... so this year I decided to go big and try my hand at building a costume and also doing an instructable on it.
First i'd like to give a couple shout outs.... My girlfriend and our kids for putting up w my mess, madness and just plain craziness while I was attempting this. Love you guys soooooo much! They pushed me through this when I didnt think it was possible or if I could do it in time. Thank you, couldnt have done it w/o you.
Friends that pushed me through and came out to support me when I unveiled this thing at the contests.
Incrxtc and dannyeurena for giving me the Idea of building this and some great ideas and knowhow that goes with it.
I learned alot, and am very proud of how this whole thing turned out! I am already in works for my costume for next year.
I havnt seen an instructable on this costume yet, so thats partly why I picked it. I had actually started building soundwave as per Incrxtc, but wanted to push myself a little, and do something different.
Form Feet & Legs.... Form Arms & Body.... and I'll Form the Head!!!!
Heeeeeeeeeeere we go
*Note* Please see all pics as thats where you will find most of the visuals and instruction*
*Note* My camera was stolen on halloween night, so there are quite a few pics i didnt get to post, but I believe what I did have to work with will suffice anyone thats embarks on the journey of an Epic Costume!*
Step 1: Supplies & Workspace
I have some advice for you here... make a space where you can work and wont be in the way of everyone in your home, you WILL be making a huge mess. Dont use your dining table (and dont work on the table cloth your girl just bought to hide the table you ruined!)
Fortunately, I was planning on refinishing the table anyway wink wink! I also recommend if you have children, to put your work away when not working on it ( lets be realistic, if you woke up in the morning and saw this on the table as a 6 year old, you'd play with it too!)
As far as supplies go, you can use just about anything you'd like.
Heres what I used....
Sheet foam (Foamies brand or Creatology foam from Michaels)
Hot glue (I used 150 sticks at least)
Elastic or nylon strapping with buckles
Metal rulers or straight edge of sorts
Packing tape (after using this on my dummy parts, I quit using it and went to all glue)
Sharpie (asst colors if you have em)
Spray paint ( asst colors for your job, I use the $1 stuff from Wal Mart)
Plastic white mask
Under Armor or equivilent, long pants and long sleeve shirt. ( I will dye them silver)
Anything else you can think of that you may need or use...
Last but not least..... your Imagination in full force!