My ODST and Gravity Hammer Halloween Costume Build

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  1. Mayson

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    It's approaching that time of year where people start working on their Halloween costumes. Not me, I'm approaching completion. I started this build on September 1st. (There was a break because of Space Hardware stuff for about 3 weeks, but you get the idea.)

    This is my first time building a suit of armor, but it has been a fantastic project. Depending on how this ends up, if I decide to do another suit, I will probably go the pepakura route just to be a little more detailed, but this allowed me to build this inside my dorm. (It's also good enough for a Halloween thing comparing how this is compared to most others.

    The armor, for the most part is done. I am reworking one last part, so I really don't have much left to do with that. I started in the gravity hammer yesterday based on the Halo: Reach game, as it is my favorite for multiplayer (2 for campaign), and the only one I have with me. I still have the most to do to finish that one. I also need to order straps and buckles for the armor and leather straps for the hammer handle.

    If you have any questions about this/the process, feel free to ask below. I'll be more than happy to answer.

    P.S. My camera is weird and gives weird perspectives on things. In real life they don't have that weird skew to them.

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    What kinds of tools do you have access to?

    man if i had that kind of talent i'd do
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    Craft blades and a hot glue gun. Occasionally a hot air gun to separate gaps. It's not talent unless you consider patience a talent. And that would be an obscene amount of time to do all that.
     
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    Well done!
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    UPDATE:
    The top has pretty much been completed aside from a few small details that I still need to figure out how do to. It's difficult coming up with the actual cutouts based on some of the photos , so there are some things that are a little off, but overall, I think it's looking good. It will be painted once it's all done.
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    what kind of materials did you use?
     
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    EVA foam (those little foam puzzle piece looking things) and a broomstick.
     
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    Did you literally just take apart the foam puzzle pieces or were you able to find a supplier that sold it for different uses?
     
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    They sell them at Wal-Mart, but I get mine at Harbor Freight as they are half the price and have a much finer pattern on the back that lets pieces fit together more smoothly.
    Here is a piece that I've cut a lot out of.
    This isn't a kit, I'm doing everything myself, which makes it more unique, but also much more of a pain in me behind.
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    so the helmet i saw there was made entirely out of that?
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Impressive!
     
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    Little update.
    Did the painting and weathering for the hammer. Started on the strapping together of the armor for wear.
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    Nice! Also, why am I not getting notifications when there is a reply? I am watching this... >.>
     
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    Hammer painting is awesome, I'm genuinely surprised you're so good at this mayson
     
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    I'm not but still impressed. :D
     

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