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BrotherMysterio
07-17-2012, 04:26 AM
. . . the associated website is down. :(

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Allen H
07-17-2012, 07:12 AM
It is 1" couch foam plates glued to a 1/2" foam base. Arms, torso, jumper, and head are all separate pieces. I remember reading that is was super hot and the actor could not last more than an hour in it at a time. the glue they used was barge.

Allen H
07-17-2012, 07:20 AM
This costume shows the technique a bit better
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Allen H
07-17-2012, 07:25 AM
Here is a better shot and some info....Im pretty familiar with this suit lol.
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It was created for Live action Role play games- LARP for short.
Group: Mordavia
Caption: This Stone Golem was constructed using about 5 foam mattresses, over 50 sticks of hot melt glue, and 8 cans of grey and black spray paint. The foam is glued in large thick sheets (approx 20cm thick) to a fabric bodysuit, and the deep cracks are carved into the foam surface. The bodysuit has a zip up the back to allow the wearer to enter it, and the zip is concealed by abutting foam. The soles of the feet are made of corflute that has been sliced in half to expose corrugations that act as grip. The arms are about twice the length of the wearer\'s arms, and act as swinging weapons made entirely of soft foam. The golem took about 100 hours of work to construct, between 3 people. On its first appearance, the Stone Golem sent twenty bold adventurers into a hasty retreat without so much as touching them. See a video of the golem in action at

BrotherMysterio
07-17-2012, 10:08 AM
Here is a better shot and some info....Im pretty familiar with this suit lol.
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I didn't get any clear sense of scale from the pics. Is there any stilt work or extension work involved, or is that the wearer's relative height? It looks similar to an impressive wampa suit (http://mywampa.blogspot.com/) that one fan had made, but that has extensive stilt work and arm extension work involved.

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Allen H
07-17-2012, 10:24 AM
only arm extensions that were done with sticks, super simple. there are no stilts involved.

fearforyourlife
07-17-2012, 01:55 PM
That costume is wicked cool!

BrotherMysterio
07-18-2012, 12:43 AM
only arm extensions that were done with sticks, super simple. there are no stilts involved.

That makes sense. When I first saw that vid a few years ago, I didn't have the sensibilities and awareness that I do now, thanks to seeing your great work in action. That's a creative costume, and might be helpful, but I was wondering if there were any costume designing "best practices" to take away from this.

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