Address

Author Topic: Rick Bardock's Giant Cosplay  (Read 1901 times)

Rick_Bardock

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
Rick Bardock's Giant Cosplay
« on: June 09, 2012, 11:55:26 PM »
Journal entry #1
 
                 I Eric Makin, AKA Rick Bardock. A hopeful new candidate from the Miami Tinker Tank, wishes to join your family in FamiLAB. All required signatures have been Hand-Cocked, Approval will be voted upon, Tuesday, June 19th, 8:00pm at the Monthly Meeting
First up is my Zabuza Cosplay. Sewed the costume out of some cow fabric I found. The sword however, took me about 2.5 months to complete. To wood to shine like that takes many hours or hard labor. This is the third and progressing version of this cosplay outfit.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/11743_10150933609269629_1966706474_n.jpg

Second is my Nnoitra cosplay. Sewed spandex material for outfit, cloth for the boot covers, and cardboard with a white covering. Prop made from a wooden pole, the blades made from thin plywood and painted. Was quite simple to create.


http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/262336_10150249293699629_3548448_n.jpg

Now, for my project with FamiLAB. I have envisioned for a long while, a giant cosplay. A large ~14' exoskeleton that I will pilot. It will consist of stilts, large movable arms, a working headpiece, and lights & sounds. It will then be covered with a outer frame to be portrayed to look like one of three things.

http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/4/49831/1487112-dr._mundo_large.jpg
or
http://www.slantmagazine.com/images/film/incrediblehulk.jpg
or
http://www.filmgrenade.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/great_ape.jpg

I know my ideas are quite ambitions, but I know I can do it! With the right tools, with some of the willful mad scientists of FamiLAB, with my dreams to guild me, we can create something amazing!
                                                                                               
                                                                     

                                                                                                                     Thank you, Rick Bardock
« Last Edit: June 10, 2012, 12:04:55 AM by Rick_Bardock »

ThantiK

  • FamiLAB Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 237
  • Resident 3D printer guru.
    • View Profile
Re: Rick Bardock's Giant Cosplay
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 12:57:36 AM »
Dr Mundo is the most colorful.  And the most awe inspiring.  This is all powered under your own strength right?  So you're looking at lightweight with an outer covering?

Rick_Bardock

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
Re: Rick Bardock's Giant Cosplay
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 10:54:24 AM »
I'm not sure about covering just yet, however everything needs to be light weight. Therefor I've decided for PBC piping to be one of my primary materials. I have most of it planed out in my head. Sadly I'm no good at drawing, or else I'd have a schematic. Also Dr. Mundo seems like the best bet too, though if I was going to a comic book convention I would want the hulk, anime I'd want the ape, and a LOL con I'd want the Mundo.  The outer coverings could be interchangeable too, since all 3 cosplay have similar body types.

Rick_Bardock

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
Re: Rick Bardock's Giant Cosplay
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 01:24:08 PM »
 I did some searching around today at Sky Craft, they had practically nothing I could use at this moment for my project. I got a lead from them to check out this place called _____ something... Sling, I went there checked it out. Turns out they didn't have anything either. Then they gave me another lead, John's Small Eng. shop, finally a place that makes the control cables that I need for my exoskeleton. I spoke to John him-self, He was amazingly helpful and even asked if he could help me with it. John also referred me to another establishment called Acme Surplus. Acme surplus sells all sorts of cool material from military grade Kevlar to, well you get the idea. This day was very productive, Tomorrow i hope to purchase some materials to at least start my project. Today was a good day.