Adam Savage is a huge #StarWars fan & loves to #cosplay as iconic character #Chewbacca. To capture the spirit of #TheEmpireStrikesBack, Adam created a C-3PO backpack similar to what Chewbacca wore before he was able to fully reassemble C-3PO, who had been taken apart on the cloud city of Bespin.
In this YouTube video, Adam Savage shows how he put together the C-3PO backpack, complete with animatronics. The video is over 39 minutes long:
Next, here’s the video that Adam Savage shared a month earlier showing him donning the Chewbacca costume with the C-3PO backpack and wearing it incognito at Silicon Valley Comic Con:
2 months before the previous video, Adam Savage had also upgraded his Chewbacca costume bandolier, which he shared on YouTube in February:
Adam Savage demonstrated what it’s like to put on & wear a spacesuit #costume from the #AlienCovenant movie! Created by designers Janty Yates and Michael Mooney, much of the costume was 3D-printed and utilizes bearings to create seamless turning of the various armor components. It’s an amazing costume!
This sculpted, real-life #LEGO mini-figure #cosplay with a rubber mask and rubber mitts that resemble the mini-figure is quite impressive!
This motorized #MetalGearSolid Gray Fox helmet created by #Diegator is absolutely amazing! What a fantastic #cosplay!
For those #costumers & #cosplayers who like metal, here’s a video tutorial of how to make a metal helmet as presented by David Guyton (who provides templates). This is an advanced type of #costuming that requires experience with metal working technique known as “sinking”:
Sinking, also known as doming, dishing or dapping, is a metalworking technique whereby flat sheet metal is formed into a non-flat object by hammering it into a concave indentation.
LED’s and some knowledge of electronics is also needed.
We really like this: someone at #EmeraldCityComicon is #cosplaying as #ConCrud! Well done to this creative #cosplayer! The box of Kleenex is great! #ECCC
DIY #costuming tutorial: attaching soles to a spandex #costume. If your #cosplay has spandex feet (like #SpiderMan), you can attach rubber soles to the bottom of the feet to make it easier to walk and protect the spandex costume itself.
Bear in mind that once you attach soles to the bottom of your spandex costume, you won’t be able to remove them without damaging the spandex, so you want to be careful how you do it.
At a minimum, the supplies that you’ll need to attach soles are as follows:
- A pair of rubber-soled boat shoes.
- Fabric scissors.
- Shoe-goo (or similar glue, such as E6000, Super Glue, hot glue, Gorilla Glue)
- A box cutter or exact-o-knife.
- Using the fabric scissors, carefully cut the uppers of the boat shoes from the rubber soles.
- Save the insoles from the boat shoes: you will need these later.
- Using the box cutter or exact-o-knife, carefully cut a number of lines into the top side of the rubber soles (the side that your foot will be on). Be careful not to cut all the way through to the bottom of the sole. The cut lines will help the glue to adhere to sole.
- Apply glue to the top side of one of the rubber soles (left or right) and spread it around.
- Insert the insole from the boat shoes (that you saved earlier) into the foot of your spandex costume that matches the rubber sole that you applied the glue to.
- Insert your feet into the spandex costume legs. Make sure that the insole is where you want it to be and that there aren’t any unwanted wrinkles or folds in the spandex fabric.
- Place the rubber sole onto the floor and carefully step onto it with the matching foot that has the insole inside and apply equal pressure to help bond the fabric, insole and rubber sole together. Be careful not to get the glue onto your skin.
- After you have waited for a while, you can try to carefully slide your foot out of the spandex costume. Place some wadded up paper into the foot and then press something heavy on top of it, like a sack of rice. You could also wrap some rubber bands around the rubber sole and top of the spandex of the foot. This will permit you to walk around while giving the glue more time to set. We recommend 24 hours.
- Go back to step 4 and repeat the process with the other foot. You can try starting the other foot before the 1st one is finished, but this ensures that each one will be done well.
This tutorial video by “asleeplessvision” also shows this process. There are multiple, similar “how-to” videos like this on YouTube that you can also reference: