ODST for my niece

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by Joffersmk2, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Joffersmk2


    So I was wearing my ODST to a Halloween bash last night and my niece said she'd like to go to comic con but didn't know how to do a costume.....so in a drunken haze I said I'd build her an OSDT in pink for the next one I go to....in December....sigh.

    So now this is happening.

    Wish me luck....tick tock tick....
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  2. Dirtdives


    something like this?:

    Resized952017061195111358.jpg The one on the right........um......duh.......is my daughter in her ODSK....(Orbital Drop Shock Kitty), so doing an ODST in pink is very do-able in the time you have.
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  3. Harri51


    Dirt i was gunna post that pic. You smart guy you.
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  4. Dirtdives


    Early bird gets the worm........
  5. Joffersmk2


    Haha that's awesome.

    I'm up to a finished chestpiece base so far. Tonight gonna try to complete the chest ornaments. It's going a lot quicker than my ODST so far but I suppose that's the experience that counts.....and boatloads of pressure haha
  6. Joffersmk2


    Another night of building and another step closer to the goal.

    Seems like it might come together but then I keep remembering it's two of everything from this point on.

    On a plus note, a fellow cosplay mate has offered his time and has started at the bottom of the build and we'll meet in the middle. Haha
  7. Bucs37DK


    Looking great so far. Really clean lines.
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  8. Dirtdives


    If I may make a suggestion.....add another piece of beveled foam along the bottom of the helmet, to close it off and cover the neck area a bit more. The opening is wide enough to do this......I know because I built the same. The beveling will round off the bottom rather than leaving it straight and bucket like. You'll have to free-hand this piece but from what I've seen of your work, great job BTW!!!!!, you can do it easily.
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  9. Joffersmk2


    Cheers for the advice,

    Struggling to visualise what you mean for the helmet though. Really up for cleaning up the helmets lines but I don't suppose you have a picture of what you mean do you? Would be a great help.
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  10. Joffersmk2


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  11. Dirtdives


    I hope this gives you an idea of what I'm talking about..........: This is a lower ring attachment of the same helmet. Notice that the inner piece is beveled a bit so it rounds off the bottom inward.

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  12. Joffersmk2


    Cheers Dirtdives that makes a lot of sense now. I like the look it gives to the neckline.
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  13. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    Looks like a great start. You foam work looks very clean.
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  14. Joffersmk2


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  15. Joffersmk2


    Managed to get the ab plate, butt plate and gauntlets done, minus the elbow bit's.

    That's my girl (6yrs) not my niece (10 yrs). I've had sizing issues in the past but I'm not that bad.

    Not done much this week on the ODST though as I've been distracted making this bad boy....

    DMR baby!
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  17. Dirtdives


    Looks great Joffersmk2!! In regards to the helmet.....have your niece try it on for sizing. Andrew's Sm and Lg sizing is way off. For my 12 year old I had to go w/ the "adult" size which was the larger of the 2. And it just barely fit. For a true fit for her, I think I would have to size it up 10% larger. No shot that it would fit an adult....more like 20%+ to make it fit. Take a look at her ODSK: Everything fit ok but the helmet was a bit small. Here nose was right up against the visor. And by the way....think your daughter in the oversize armor is hysterical.

  18. Joffersmk2


    Thanks Dirtdives, yeah I did a fitting on my niece yesterday actually and it does seem a bit tight. I'm gonna heat it to within an inch of its life(hopefully without burning it) then try and cram it on my head to stretch it out a little. If the eva holds it should give her a bit more room. If not, I'd have probably redone it anyway.

    The build part is complete now, assuming I'm not redoing the helmet that is.....

    Here it is in its glory, warts and all haha.

    Plastidip arrives friday and I'm waiting on my first airbrush this week too.....oooooh airbrush......not a clue how to use one but I'm sure it'll be fun finding out.
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  19. Joffersmk2


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  20. Dirtdives


    Too flippen funny!!! Love it.
  21. Joffersmk2


    The heat and head cram worked really well. I put a beany hat on to protect my ears from the heat, and it was a bit more to help squeeze the foam wider.

    Now the helmet fits my wife(who has a 10 year olds head haha) with space to spare. Woopwoop
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  22. Dirtdives


    Now just a bit of advice....the inside of the helmet now has the "rough" side of the foam......it kind of irritates the skin when rubbed against it for a while......Get some thin craft foam and glue it on the inside to protect the ears and cheeks from getting rubbed raw. I used contact cement to glue it in to place. if you use hot glue it tends to leave glue tracks which leave bumps in the craft foam....for the inside of a helmet it really doesn't matter, but for those of us that use it for detail pieces and for covering up all of our poorly connected seams.....you know who you are!!!!...we like to keep those glue track lines non-existent.
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  23. Thane

    Thane New Member

    Yo which ODST files are you using?
  24. Joffersmk2


    Andrew dft's
    You'll find his stuff on youtube with a video series to help. The files are a book download which costs about $5 I think.
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  25. Joffersmk2


    So, busy night last night and morning today finishing off the paint job for the armour.

    Now all that's left is the strapping and a visor. I've had one on order from etsy since 30th Oct but no dispatch yet despite numerous emails. Might have to improvise one.

    Any ideas? Suggestions/success you've had with building your own? Bear in mind I've only a week left now...

    Cheers in advance.
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