Introduce Yourself - The Sequel!

Hello everyone. Fresh boot here just off the transport.

First Name: T.J.
Profession: Security, Executive Protection
Age: 42
Favorite Hobby: Has to be gaming.
Favorite part of Halo: As a previous military servicemember, it just makes sense to me. Love the lore.
Favorite Halo: First one. I bought an Xbox at Camp Lejeune and we used to play multiplayer in the barracks then on ship when deployed. So the first one holds a special place for me.
Favorite Video Game: All Time? Mario Kart. Currently spending hours on Bannerlord.
Other Interests: Photography, kayaking, fishing, etc.
Favorite Food: A nice juicy steak.
Favorite Band: AC/DC
Favorite Movie(s): Goonies, Back to the Future, Tombstone
What do you hope to learn here: As much as I can. Wanting to build a full suit and enjoy some cosplay action.
Have you built/made a costume before: I have a few builds that are mixed purchased and crafted.
Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s)?: I am part of a Dredd group and have a full uniform set. Photo attached.
Other: Hoping to one day join the Mountain Regiment. I'm from Colorado.
 

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Hi guys, and gals!

I have been a long time member, just actually logging back into the 405th after a very many long years...I am thinking over 10 years now. WOW the site and community has grown. I was here when Adam, Spase, Sean Bradley, SkullKandy girl and Timwinn started and Yes, for some who might remember, we did have a e-mag for a few months, I believe I was in the 2nd issue.

Long story short...I am or have been working on my 2nd suit for the past months, and its way easier than how it was back in 2009. Yes, I had a PEP suit and I will post the final pic of it when I have my pictures host sorted out. Anywhoos...gonna post up in the new recruits section for you

First Name: Shaun
Profession? Student?: I work for Toyota as a Part Counter person
Age: 47
Favorite Hobby: Costume making
Favorite part of Halo: The armor, I just like wearing the suits
Favorite Halo: IDK
Favorite Video Game: COD of course
Other Interests: I do fishing and also I play Airsoft
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Band: ???
Favorite Movie(s): All of the MCO
What do you hope to learn here?: Nothing much, just want to join the 405th family
Have you built/made a costume before?: Yes I have, CQB Multiplayer
Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s)?: I am with the 501st and have been since 2007
Other: I have all pics of my costumes on FB and that is where you can see my HALO suit, way back when i did Pepakura SEARCH FOR SHAUGHNESSY BIRGADO
 
Hello everyone. Fresh boot here just off the transport. I have been playing/consuming halo since it was first released in 2001, but new to cosplay and the 405th.

First Name: Josh, but prefer Epyon online
Profession: I write regulations
Age: 41
Favorite Hobby: glass blowing.
Favorite part of Halo: The lore.
Favorite Halo: Halo 4. I know, I'm a heathen. But the lore in 4, and the attempt to make the chief more human, makes it my fav.
Favorite Video Game: the Halo series, followed closely by smash bros.
Other hobbies: Bladesmith, wood turner, brewing mead, making metal, general tinkering. Things anachronistic.
Favorite Food: Bluefish.
Favorit Band: Linkin Park
Favorite Movie(s): National Treasure
What do you hope to learn here:♂️. I want to build a suit variant that's not the Master Chief.
Have you built/made a costume before: Currently starting my first build.
Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s)?: I am not.
Other: raging against the dying of the light.

 
First Name: Paul
Profession?: GIS Coordinator
Age: 51
Favorite Hobby: Costuming
Favorite part of Halo: The armor, and the Spartans
Favorite Halo: IDK
Favorite Video Game: Witcher 3
Other Interests: leatherworking, martial arts, video games, books, etc.
Favorite Food: Curry, tacos, pizza
Favorite Band: NIN
Favorite Movie(s): anything science fiction
What do you hope to learn here?: tips and tricks to make better gear. Wanting to build first Spartan suit.
Have you built/made a costume before?: Yeah, mostly historical armor (functional)
Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s)?: SCA, Witcher groups on Facebook
Other: HALO armor looks fun to build and wear, looking to do something a little different from my usual fantasy/historical stuff
 
First Name:
Ashton
Profession:
Veteran/Currently employed as the operations/community manager for a YouTuber media production company. I also do professional freelance convention work and media management!
Age:
26
Favorite Hobby:
Skiing
Favorite part of Halo:
The ODSTs
Favorite Halo:
4 (I know I know! I just had the most memories made there in my first halo clan that I was in from reach into halo 5)
Favorite Video Game:
Skyrim
Other Interests:
Outdoor extreme sports
Favorite Food:
Taco ring (Its like a taco but wrapped in a ring with croissants)
Favorite Band:
I bounce around nonstop, don't really have one
Favorite Movie(s):
Star Wars
What do you hope to learn here?:
I want to partake in the community and learn to build my own armor with my new printers!
Have you built/made a costume before?:
Nope!
Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s)?:
No but wouldn't mind one day getting into the 501st or Mando Mercs
 
First Name:
Ashton
Profession:
Veteran/Currently employed as the operations/community manager for a YouTuber media production company. I also do professional freelance convention work and media management!
Age:
26
Favorite Hobby:
Skiing
Favorite part of Halo:
The ODSTs
Favorite Halo:
4 (I know I know! I just had the most memories made there in my first halo clan that I was in from reach into halo 5)
Favorite Video Game:
Skyrim
Other Interests:
Outdoor extreme sports
Favorite Food:
Taco ring (Its like a taco but wrapped in a ring with croissants)
Favorite Band:
I bounce around nonstop, don't really have one
Favorite Movie(s):
Star Wars
What do you hope to learn here?:
I want to partake in the community and learn to build my own armor with my new printers!
Have you built/made a costume before?:
Nope!
Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s)?:
No but wouldn't mind one day getting into the 501st or Mando Mercs
Welcome to the 405th hope to see some builds from you
 
First Name: Clet
Student in cinema in France
Age: 17
Favorite Hobby: Making music or build things
Favorite part of Halo: the whole Reach downfall ( and Cortana's rear end)
Favorite Halo: Reach or 3 ODST, but I love the bungie original trilogy so much
Favorite Video Game: Halo Reach or Halo 3
Other Interests: Music, cinema, writing, playing halo
Favorite Food: apples
Favorite Band: my one
Favorite Movie(s): there's a lot, i'll make a list one day
What do you hope to learn here?: Making Armors and wear them!!
Have you built/made a costume before?:NEVER AND I WANNA LEARN EVEN IF I HAVE TO WORK FOR 10 YEARS ON A SINGLE PIECE OF ARMOR
Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s)?: I don't. I'm new here. I need help
Other: I have a big workshop with a lot of tools and I have time to make great things.
 
First Name: Clet
Student in cinema in France
Age: 17
Favorite Hobby: Making music or build things
Favorite part of Halo: the whole Reach downfall ( and Cortana's rear end)
Favorite Halo: Reach or 3 ODST, but I love the bungie original trilogy so much
Favorite Video Game: Halo Reach or Halo 3
Other Interests: Music, cinema, writing, playing halo
Favorite Food: apples
Favorite Band: my one
Favorite Movie(s): there's a lot, i'll make a list one day
What do you hope to learn here?: Making Armors and wear them!!
Have you built/made a costume before?:NEVER AND I WANNA LEARN EVEN IF I HAVE TO WORK FOR 10 YEARS ON A SINGLE PIECE OF ARMOR
Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s)?: I don't. I'm new here. I need help
Other: I have a big workshop with a lot of tools and I have time to make great things.
Hey Clet! Welcome to the 405th Infantry Division!

10 years is a bit of a much so let's see if we can't get you in armour any faster! We have quite a few tutorials and instruction threads in the new recruits section. Not to mention our very own N8TEBB made a tutorial video that explains how to make a foam Spartan very well (I'll link it below!)

Should you have any questions, feel free to open a thread and ask away. I'm sure our many members will be able to help you out with whatever you're having trouble with!

 
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Hey Clet! Welcome to the 405th Infantry Division!

10 years is a bit of a much so let's see if we can't get you in armour any faster! We have quite a few tutorials and instruction threads in the new recruits section. Not to mention our very own N8TEBB made a tutorial video that explains how to make a foam Spartan very well (I'll link it below!)

Should you have any questions, feel free to open a thread and ask away. I'm sure our many members will be able to help you out with whatever you're having trouble with!
Thank you Brother! Love y’a all, I’ll be checking the tutorials! Thx u so much for everything
 
Hello everyone. Fresh boot here just off the transport.

First Name: T.J.
Profession: Security, Executive Protection
Age: 42
Favorite Hobby: Has to be gaming.
Favorite part of Halo: As a previous military servicemember, it just makes sense to me. Love the lore.
Favorite Halo: First one. I bought an Xbox at Camp Lejeune and we used to play multiplayer in the barracks then on ship when deployed. So the first one holds a special place for me.
Favorite Video Game: All Time? Mario Kart. Currently spending hours on Bannerlord.
Other Interests: Photography, kayaking, fishing, etc.
Favorite Food: A nice juicy steak.
Favorite Band: AC/DC
Favorite Movie(s): Goonies, Back to the Future, Tombstone
What do you hope to learn here: As much as I can. Wanting to build a full suit and enjoy some cosplay action.
Have you built/made a costume before: I have a few builds that are mixed purchased and crafted.
Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s)?: I am part of a Dredd group and have a full uniform set. Photo attached.
Other: Hoping to one day join the Mountain Regiment. I'm from Colorado.
Howdy TJ, welcome to the 405th Infantry division!

That Dredd cosplay looks amazing! I'll be very interested in seeing how your skills with soft materials help you with hard armour in the future (I can imagine your ab wraps will be amazing ;) )
I'd have to agree with you on the steak, a good steak is hard to beat (nothing above medium rare though!)

If you have any questions feel free to ask or make a thread about the question!
 
Hi guys, and gals!

I have been a long time member, just actually logging back into the 405th after a very many long years...I am thinking over 10 years now. WOW the site and community has grown. I was here when Adam, Spase, Sean Bradley, SkullKandy girl and Timwinn started and Yes, for some who might remember, we did have a e-mag for a few months, I believe I was in the 2nd issue.

Long story short...I am or have been working on my 2nd suit for the past months, and its way easier than how it was back in 2009. Yes, I had a PEP suit and I will post the final pic of it when I have my pictures host sorted out. Anywhoos...gonna post up in the new recruits section for you

First Name: Shaun
Profession? Student?: I work for Toyota as a Part Counter person
Age: 47
Favorite Hobby: Costume making
Favorite part of Halo: The armor, I just like wearing the suits
Favorite Halo: IDK
Favorite Video Game: COD of course
Other Interests: I do fishing and also I play Airsoft
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Band: ???
Favorite Movie(s): All of the MCO
What do you hope to learn here?: Nothing much, just want to join the 405th family
Have you built/made a costume before?: Yes I have, CQB Multiplayer
Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s)?: I am with the 501st and have been since 2007
Other: I have all pics of my costumes on FB and that is where you can see my HALO suit, way back when i did Pepakura SEARCH FOR SHAUGHNESSY BIRGADO
Hey man, welcome back!

I think you're the 4th(?) old member that has come back recently so at least you won't be alone with having to re-learn the site's ins and outs.
COD's your favourite game? You Heathen! (all jokes of course :lol:)

If you need help finding anything or wondering about any changes that have occured since you were here last, feel free to shoot me a message and I'll see if I can't help you out!
 
Hello everyone. Fresh boot here just off the transport. I have been playing/consuming halo since it was first released in 2001, but new to cosplay and the 405th.

First Name: Josh, but prefer Epyon online
Profession: I write regulations
Age: 41
Favorite Hobby: glass blowing.
Favorite part of Halo: The lore.
Favorite Halo: Halo 4. I know, I'm a heathen. But the lore in 4, and the attempt to make the chief more human, makes it my fav.
Favorite Video Game: the Halo series, followed closely by smash bros.
Other hobbies: Bladesmith, wood turner, brewing mead, making metal, general tinkering. Things anachronistic.
Favorite Food: Bluefish.
Favorit Band: Linkin Park
Favorite Movie(s): National Treasure
What do you hope to learn here:♂️. I want to build a suit variant that's not the Master Chief.
Have you built/made a costume before: Currently starting my first build.
Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s)?: I am not.
Other: raging against the dying of the light.

What's up Epyon, welcome to the 405th Infantry Division!

4 is your favourite game? I like where your head's at for on the lore, it's reallyunderappreciated in the wider community in my opinion! Nice to see someone else can find the value in it.

We have a metric TON of tutorials and instructions that can help you on your way to building a multiplayer Spartan (unless of course you're looking to make another named character, for which we also have tutorials!), check out the New Recruits section and the Tutorials section for more info!
 
First Name: Paul
Profession?: GIS Coordinator
Age: 51
Favorite Hobby: Costuming
Favorite part of Halo: The armor, and the Spartans
Favorite Halo: IDK
Favorite Video Game: Witcher 3
Other Interests: leatherworking, martial arts, video games, books, etc.
Favorite Food: Curry, tacos, pizza
Favorite Band: NIN
Favorite Movie(s): anything science fiction
What do you hope to learn here?: tips and tricks to make better gear. Wanting to build first Spartan suit.
Have you built/made a costume before?: Yeah, mostly historical armor (functional)
Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s)?: SCA, Witcher groups on Facebook
Other: HALO armor looks fun to build and wear, looking to do something a little different from my usual fantasy/historical stuff
Dia duit Pól! (Hi Paul in Irish), welcome to the 405th!

Functional historical armour, that sounds awesome! I'll be curious to see how that impacts your build process and especially how you strap your armour together down the line (maybe some of us could learn a thing or two from you there!).

Building Spartan, ODST, Marine and other armour is a fantastic and very rewarding hobby, it'll likely use a few of the same techbniques that you have used with your previous builds but will feature a LOAD of new skills to learn and master! So don't be afraid to open up a thread and ask away if you need to.
 
N00b here. I've been 3D printing for the last few years and have decided it's time to make some armor. I've always been a builder and a maker, looking forward to the challenge.

First Name: Karl
Profession: Child care, ages 18-50 years old, otherwise known as construction management.
Age:45
Favorite Hobby DJing, 3D Printing, sailing, kayaking
Favorite part of Halo: The evolutionary mesh of biology and technology
Favorite Halo: Reach
Favorite Video Game: I'll date myself...Skyrim
Other Interests: Music, art, technology, machines
Favorite Food: Thai
Favorite Band: Incubus
Favorite Movie(s): Most recently, "The Creator"
What do you hope to learn here?: How to use my giant 3D printer to build armor
Have you built/made a costume before?: Nope, but I have spent years building industrial machinery and restoring motorcycles.This is totally in my wheelhouse.
Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s) Nope.
 
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Hi everyone! It's an honor to meet all of you. I've always been a long time lurker of this website, but I have decided now is the time to be a part of it and join the ranks.

First Name: Sam

Profession? Student?: I work full-time in Airport Ground Operations.

Age: 26

Favorite Hobby: It's a tossup between playing Halo and making my Spartan, lol

Favorite part of Halo: Fighting off the Covies!

Favorite Halo: Halo 3, for sure!

Favorite Video Game: The Last of Us 1 was one of the most compelling story based games I've played, but I gotta give the award to Halo 3. Way too many memories made on that front on the multiplayer side.

Other Interests: Aviation, Auto Racing, 3D Printing, Model railroading

Favorite Food: Anything In-N-Out makes:p

Favorite Band:
No one in particular, I generally enjoy all genres of music. Cliché, I know lol

Favorite Movie(s): This is a tough one. I'm not much a movie guy, but Iron Man 1 always stuck with me. I loved the suit up scenes and Tony Stark just being a general badass.

What do you hope to learn here?: How to make a high quality costume with bell and whistles, of course!

Have you built/made a costume before?: Nope!

Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s)?: N/A
 
First Name: Ohan
Profession? Student?: Ingest Operator at Film Industry
Age: 31
Favorite Hobby: Video Games, cosplay
Favorite part of Halo: The holy crusades, to push forth and achieve the great journey!
Favorite Halo: Halo 2
Favorite Video Game: Portal 2, Dark Souls 3, Red Dead Redemption 2... what? can't just have 1!
Other Interests: Airsoft
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Band: Disturbed
Favorite Movie(s): Star Wars, Back to the Future, Ready Player One.
What do you hope to learn here?: I've been in the 501st for years and wanted to see what other costume clubs are like. That and wanted to try something new!
Have you built/made a costume before?: Yes! Star Wars clonetrooper costumes!
Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s)?: 501st Legion, Rebel Legion
Other:
 
N00b here. I've been 3D printing for the last few years and have decided it's time to make some armor. I've always been a builder and a maker, looking forward to the challenge.

First Name: Karl
Profession: Child care, ages 18-50 years old, otherwise known as construction management.
Age:45
Favorite Hobby:DJing, 3D Printing, sailing, kayaking
Favorite part of Halo: The evolutionary mesh of biology and technology
Favorite Halo: Reach
Favorite Video Game: I'll date myself...Skyrim
Other Interests: Music, art, technology, machines
Favorite Food: Thai
Favorite Band: Incubus
Favorite Movie(s): Most recently, "The Creator"
What do you hope to learn here?: How to use my giant 3D printer to build armor
Have you built/made a costume before?: Nope, but I have spent years building industrial machinery and restoring motorcycles.This is totally in my wheelhouse.
Do you belong to any other costume communities? If so, which one(s) Nope.
Hi karl, welcome to the 405th!

Giant 3d printer? If it's an industrial sized one I think that you should be nearly set for making armour!

We have a load of resources you can use for printing armour, the files you need and more, if you have any questions, feel free to ask or start a thread
 

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