(A Crazy Ray Production)
Hello everyone, I am known to all my friends as Crazy Ray. I would like to start by telling you how I was motivated to make a 5 person assembling costume named VOLTRON FORCE. I was at a Halloween party when I saw some of the most inspiring costumes. I decided to make a costume that was dear to my heart and what better costume to choose then the DEFENDERS OF THE UNIVERSE! Woop woop!!!!
Making a 5 person costumes in a matter of 2 months was definitely pushing it. Don’t get me wrong, I was doing 10 months of research and advance purchases building my game plan. I built this costume all by myself inside of a 2 car garage.
I used a wide variety of all build techniques: Foam cutting and gluing, fiberglass, sewing, liquid plastic coating, riveting, bolting and painting. My hands hurt and my body aches so I hope you enjoy my step by step tutorial.
Step 1: Step 1: Universal parts
My first plan was to make all the universal parts which were the lion legs and forearms.
2. Straight edge
4. band saw
5. bench sander
6. Modeling clay
I made templates out of cardboard and then copied it over to wood. I used wood to make the base of the molds. I found that the best tools for this project were a band saw and bench sander.
My next step was making the fine details with modeling clay. The Sculpy brand worked just fine. I would sculpt and heat the clay in the oven to harden it. I attached the hardened clay to the wood using a Hot Glue gun. Sorry my vacuum forming video would not upload.