(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
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.