Life-Sized Brute (Jiralhanae) Costume

Saber

Active Member
A close up of the black washing of the skin texture.

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Painted the scars I had sculpted.

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Bought these styrofoam eyeballs from Michaels and then repainted them for the Brute.

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Started laying the hair in large chunks of hair extensions in areas where the hair would be the thickest.

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Installed the newly painted eyes.

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The hair is about 70% done here

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And here are the teeth test fitted in
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And here it is with the hair all done!

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We have so much done, but only three days left to complete the Brute before we drive it to Seattle!

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!
 

mblackwell1002

Well-Known Member
A close up of the black washing of the skin texture.

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Painted the scars I had sculpted.

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Bought these styrofoam eyeballs from Michaels and then repainted them for the Brute.

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Started laying the hair in large chunks of hair extensions in areas where the hair would be the thickest.

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Installed the newly painted eyes.

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The hair is about 70% done here

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And here are the teeth test fitted in
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And here it is with the hair all done!

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We have so much done, but only three days left to complete the Brute before we drive it to Seattle!

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!
He looks awesome! Awesomely...hideous? He looks so cool! His hair definitely looks more raggedy than before. No more Jesus-brute, though.:unsure: Sad.

:D:D:D

Ok but really. What are you gonna call him? Brutius?
 

Saber

Active Member
He looks awesome! Awesomely...hideous? He looks so cool! His hair definitely looks more raggedy than before. No more Jesus-brute, though.:unsure: Sad.

:D:D:D

Ok but really. What are you gonna call him? Brutius?

Thank you! his hair was a nightmare to get all glued on and looking right. Now I have to do that to the rest of his body!

His name is Erebus. :)
 

mblackwell1002

Well-Known Member
Thank you! his hair was a nightmare to get all glued on and looking right. Now I have to do that to the rest of his body!

His name is Erebus. :)
Oh, cool. I might have missed his name earlier. Lots of pictures to dig through...
 

Joffersmk2

Member
Wow, that head is movie quality! Wouldnt look out of place sitting around in the cantina bar haha.
 

Saber

Active Member
Wow, that head is movie quality! Wouldnt look out of place sitting around in the cantina bar haha.
That's really high praise! Thank you!

I already have ideas of how to improve the head and potentially make it capable to house animatronics... Mueheheheh
 

Saber

Active Member
This is quite a remarkable build! How heavy is this to wear and how difficult ids it to move around in?
Thank you!

We're not entirely sure how heavy the costume is. It's not very since it's mostly made of upholstery foam, but there a lot of solid components within the body structures so I would make a general ballpark guess of 50-75 lbs.

As for movement, it's not all that bad. The actor can wear the suit and stand comfortably (so much better than paint/drywall stilts) and can walk at a moderate pace. Arm movement is minimal, but enough to emote. He just has to be careful not to smack anyone with his arms XD

We are so freakin' close to getting this costume done, it's ridiculous. Tonight is the last night we get to work on the Brute before we drive it to Seattle tomorrow. Gunna be a push!

The hands still need to be cast. We tried for an hour and a half to open the jacket mold, but the fiberglass was locked around the fingers and I couldn't for the life of me get it open. Our actor was able to open it this morning. He's a lot stronger than me XD

We'll be casting the hands and painting and furring them tonight and then adding the claws. Hopefully we'll have enough flex foam to cast two hands, but if not, we can improvise if we only make one.

The body is almost fully furred. Just need to add a hairline on the forearm, chest, and back, trim up the hair more uniformly, and dirty it up with some pastel chalk.

After that, the costume is done!

We are so close! Raise them spirit fingers, guys! We're comin' in hot!

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Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Yeah, the chest looks like he is in mid waxing......They must charge extra due to his size.........It looks FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! Definitely a labor of love and the results prove it. What is the overall height of this monster?
 

Saber

Active Member
Sorry about the delay, everyone!

Since PAX, we've been super busy making adjustments to the costume and going to Rose City Comic Con. As soon as we got back from RCCC, I had to go to work.

The debut of the Brute was a success!

We were invited to 343i for their VIP event and we showed off our Brute to them first.

Our costume was bigger than their Atriox display!

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Brute, Rookie, and Gabe in his ODST.

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"You'll only feel a pinch."

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We had a photoshoot with other members of the Halo Costuming Community in Seattle.





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I got more photos to share from RCCC, but that's all I can share for now. Gotta get back to work!
 
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