Halo Odst Cosplay Assistance. Help a Lamb Today.

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  1. LambChops097

    LambChops097 New Member

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    Hello,

    I want make a Halo Odst costume but I'm having some trouble starting it. Can someone give me adivce?

    I hope everyone is having a nice day!

    Sincerely

    Michael Lamberti
     
  2. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi Well-Known Member

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    What kind of trouble are you having?
     
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  3. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

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    Hey Michael, if you're fresh into the world of cosplay and are looking at getting your feet wet with an ODST I will always recommend AndrewDFT for the simple to follow, step by step instruction with good patterns and fun videos.


    The only word of warning with his tutorials are that they aren't exact game replicas but they're good to look at and will get the ODST vibe across.

    PaiganBoi has recently made an awesome ODST that follows the Halo 3: ODST files from The Armory and is a good wealth of information for an ODST foam build.

    If you want to go with a more durable and very accurate kit build, the Sean Bradley kits are fantastic with the only downside is that they're one size fits most and they require a bit of tweaking to fit some people.
     
  4. Lieutenant Jaku

    Lieutenant Jaku Well-Known Member

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    Best advice I can give is...
    DO LOTS OF RESEARCH

    and i don't mean on patterns and stuff i mean on foam cutting and getting clean folds and things like that. an example is my pep things are warped because I didn't research hardening and had no supports in the pieces.
     
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  5. xXDashIVXx

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    i hope you do decide to build your ODST. i would recommend starting off with the helmet. helmets were my first project , and even though it may take longer or be more difficult than some of the other pieces, i think its a good start because when your done it will make you feel good, want to finish the armor ( hopefully) and if you for some reason want to quit after that, you have an awesome helmet and not a single shin or butt plate or something. good luck :D
     
  6. Sean Anwalt

    Sean Anwalt RCO 405th Regiment Officer

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    Whelp... ditto.

    These guys got the bases covered.

    I would stress "use *SHARP* blades!!" When you cut, try to cut in one steady motion. Takes practice, but you're results will be umpteen times better.

    Good luck!
     
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  7. LambChops097

    LambChops097 New Member

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    Basically where to start and the helment.
     
  8. LambChops097

    LambChops097 New Member

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    Thank you guys! I'll be starting my ODST during thanksgiving break. I purchase Andrew's template in August and bought some eva foam. Also one more question, how to do I harden the armor? And how does one make halo weapon props?
     
  9. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi Well-Known Member

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    With foam armour you wouldn't be hardening it. Since the foam is very flexible there is potential for it to crack. As for props DFT has free templates for the silenced mag, SMG, AR and BR.
     
  10. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi Well-Known Member

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    If interested check out my thread : Halo weapon props
    In it are my my builds using DFT's templates as a base with some customizations.
     
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  11. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

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    If you want to harden EVA armour you can use Epsilon Pro to stiffen it. The one downside is that you lose the benefit of being able to compress and flex foam when wearing or packing your armour.
     
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  12. Dirtdives

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    Also as for hardening foam....you will loose a lot of details. You could use craft foam for some of them but for multi-level detailing you have to plan in advance. And like PaiganBoi said, foam is too flexible and cracks will form
     
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  13. xXDashIVXx

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    I wouldn't harden it. I started out thinking that too, but now I like eva because it is cheap, readily available, easy to work with, yet it is flaxable, durable, forgiving, and really convenient. It doesn't need to be hard. For props, start with the base shape, and slowly build up on top of it. Like a cake
     
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