We’ve had two or three smaller threads about specific costume ideas, but we don’t yet have a catch-all thread for what all of us are going to be wearing come October 31st.
I have thus far put a good amount of time and effort into makeing a Tony Stark costume (for those that don’t know, Tony Stark is the sort-of secret identity of the superhero Iron Man.) Here’s a couple pictures from the movie that are the exact look I am going for:
Here is a nice picture of the arc reactor that I’m trying to recreate:
He built it in a cave with spare parts.
And I know that the arc reactor he has in those first shots is the Mark II, and the one I am making is the Mark I, but that’s because the Mark I looks cooler, and because I haven’t found any good shots of the Mark II.
But, since I’m not Tony Stark, my first attempt at making a plastic “outer ring” for the arc reactor was a disaster:
I used polymorph, a plastic product that gets soft and mold-able when it’s put in hot water. I tried candle wax after that, but it was too weak and broke when I took it out of the mold. My third attempt came out very nice. I used a resin you get at crafty stores designed to encase things in a clear block of plastic.
The pieces of armor were made from foam board:
Not exact replicas, but give me a break I was eyeballing it.
I have added paper mache to strengthen it and a couple layers of bondo so it was able to be sanded smooth and painted:
I’ve also added a couple coats of paint, but don’t have pictures of that yet.
So what’s everyone else going as? Sexy Witch? Sexy Devil? Sexy 1900s steel conglomerate tycoon? (link NSFW because of language.)