It is what I had anticipated.
Needed improvements include:
More lights from in game
Better secure cod piece
Fill in gap under chest
I'd also like to say to anyone worried that if my suit isn't highest tier then you have no chance..you're wrong.
As long as your suit fits you, has all the pieces and doesn't look like it is your very first craft attempt then you will most likely get deployed.
And remember ALL rankings are equal for deployment purposes. The rank tiers are meant for self improvement. If you want honest feedback on where you can improve your suit then that is where the ranking system via site staff will assist you.
I started on my duct tape dummy and finished phase one.
Here's my supplies.
Duct tape, super wide and black (used 1.5 rolls)
Poly Batting (10lbs)
Silver Spray paint
The process took about two hours and was very uncomfortable. Ripping the duct really messed up my finger. It actually tore a dime size chunk off my roommates.
So I took every chance I could to laugh and have fun with it. Mid progress I took a progress shot. And since Dirtdives said we weren't allowed to talk about colorful miniature horses I figured I'd show you guys my next cosplay, an original character from The Matrix..
Bazinga! that's actually one full roll of that super wide gorilla tape in.
Here's the final result.
Anyone spot the newest suit upgrade in this picture?
Well, the hacks I made were not enough. I think I'm stuck using compression sleeves for the forearm pinches. For the shins I'm gonna try to cut them shorter again.
Had a great time though. It was nice talking to some Halo cosplayer vets to get some better ideas for my suit. One immediate upgrade will be a warm water diving suit. Lycra, not neoprene. It's basically the same as my zentai but more durable and wicks sweat away better.
I think an abdominal wrap will be my next task as it will be simple and really help the look of my suit. I'll just have it attached to the chest piece and velcro in the back.
The event sounded like it was pretty awesome, I saw you in the videos and pictures they posted on Facebook, I got on the stream to try and see you guys but unfortunately they didn’t show the main floor too much.
vivalablake89 - Thanks. I am very happy, still lots I want to do with it though. Glad to have you back! Love to see what you've been working on.
Schankerz - It was fun. I know the video as I was able to pull it from the twitch feed, I'll try to find the link. You wouldn't have been able to see us from the floor anyway. It was too dark. Only the seats were illuminated a little.