Monday, October 22, 2012
I was trying to get the suit done in time for the Star Wars Reads day. I wanted to appear as C-3po, so i had someone take photos of me in the suit to submit for approval. This is the FIRST time i was completely suited up. It took over an hour, and was a bit of a learning experience. There were problems getting the hinges to line up on the calf sections, so the next time i decided to leave the calfs together, and just open the side facing out to slip them on. Traveling further up the legs, the Bungees have a hook on them that was too thick. it dug into my knee. I have since replaced them with an "s" hook, and just bent the hook about 90 degrees to attach to the tops of the thighs. The shorts however, seem to keep popping out when i try to walk. I left a trail of gold.... 3po WAS HERE.
Well, here is the torso corset all together. The wires are composed of S'getti's bracelet tubing, and real wires. I chose some old speaker wire, since it tends to be more flexible. I also had some odds and ends I was saving from various old stuff, like a broken Atari joystick, so I threw those in as well. Turned out pretty good.