Introduction: Tron Legacy Outfit From Scratch (castor Based)

i have been scouring the internet with a digital fine toothed comb and i have finally come out nwith a successfull method  to create a tron legacy suit for any of the characters in the film or any wacky costume design you can come up with.this is an easy way with no injection moulding or laser cutting instead a hot glue gun and foam i will be making zues/caster's costume for those of you who have seen the pictures and read the tron.wiki youll know that caster is a very johnny depp esque character. and has quite a basic but amazing looking costume  PS IF YOU WANT THE NORMAL CHARCTERS VERSION IT WILL BE UPLOADED SOON :)

you will need

foamies or funky foam
foam board
a box cutter
hot glue gun
quite a few refills for the hot glue gun
some el wire in a colour of your choice (can be bought on ebay very cheaply)

Step 1: Layer 1 :skin Tight

every thing is going to be done in layers and this is the first one ... now if you would want to go all out and spring for a headless black zentai suit then that would definetly work however for caster i am going to make the jacket from total scratch to get the right look other wise you could use some thermal legings and a shirt to replicate the skin tightness ( if you have a manikin then go for it and put it on it -this will definetly help you get a good size idea when making armour pieces in the next few steps

Step 2: Layer 2 :armour Layer 1


armour layer 1 is just basic plates with protrusions or anything it is just the basic outline of the armoured parts now we will be makind this out of foam board or foamies also known as funky foam ( the thinner funky foam is great if you want poseability but if you are looking for durabilty then you should use black foam board for the first layer

the first layer of funky foam can either be the colour of your lighting which will be added later or black  just for now until the lights come in



make an outline of your armour on one sheet of foam and then cut it out with a box cutter and hot glue gun it to your skin tight layermaking sure not to stick it to the other side of the skin tight layer

Step 3: Layer 2 :armour Layer 2


for the castor costume i am calling layer two any platlets that are going to be put straight onto fabric such as the two small plates of grey that the velcro is going to be attached to on the jacket  or the back armor to hold the disc once i buy it from ebay lol (no im not making one of those from scratch bit too complicated for me but if anyone knows how then go for it and post an instructable on it

Step 4: Last Layer : EL Wire Lighting


this is cheap to buy and easy to work with all you need to do is glue it in place in the cavitys created by the secon armour layer so in a sense you are glueing it to any of the first layer that can be seen and glue the driver box to the back and there you go

NOW TURN OUT THE LIGHTS AND TURN ON YOUR COSTUME LIGHTS AND WATCH YOUR SELF GLOW

sorry about of the lack of pictures with th costume lit up i will post some when the wire comes through the friggin post   :[

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urtlesquirt (author)2011-04-26

DUDE!!! YOUR MISSING CASTOR"S CANE!!!

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tech dawg (author)urtlesquirt2012-07-05

I KNOW RIGHT!

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1161858 (author)2011-05-18

pretty cool

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