My 9 year old son really wanted to be Halo for Halloween this year. We looked all over the internet for a costume and found either really cheesy fabric costumes that didn’t resemble real armor….or super expensive costumes that other people had made. So we thought we might as well give it a shot and try to make our own Homemade Master Chief Halo 3 Costume!
First I looked at pictures online and drew patterns on paper. I traced around the paper patterns on foam floor mats and then cut them out with a utility knife. With a lot of hot glue and duct tape, I formed the shapes into armor pieces. Then I burned in the details with a hot knife. After making all the different armor pieces ( chest piece & backpack, upper arm piece, forearm piece, hand piece on black gloves, cod piece, thigh pieces, knee & shin pieces, boots and helmet). I then spray painted them with 1 color and then hand painted them with a different color. He really wanted a weapon to go with it, so we spray painted a Nerf gun and added some paint accents.
The whole process took about 2 months….and a lot of patience! The end result we think turned out pretty good! He was a very happy little boy for Halloween! Happy Halloween!
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This Homemade Female Halo Costume is a female version of Halo that my hubby made. It was made from pepakura software that you can download and there are many many files of what costume you want to make. The software will print out what you need, then you just cut out and glue them into shapes. Once that is done, you can use fiber glass resin to coat the parts so they are strong and rigid. Youtube will have tutorials on how to apply them plus bondo if you desire. After the fiber glass resin is dry you then paint and detail.
It is inexpensive but very time consuming project. Well worth it in the end though. Any questions feel free to contact me.
Brief Description: Orbital Drop Shock Trooper (ODST) character from the Halo video game Franchise.
Materials: Except for building materials all parts were purchased from local thrift stores. The helmet was created from a kid’s hokey helmet and I used cardboard, bondo and fiberglass to modify front visor area. From visor is cut from 2 liter soda container.
Chest plate was crated from a kids padded motorcycle chest plate with glued on foam plates. Straps are from a computer bag. All arm and leg armor created from fiberglass resin spread on picture mat board. Weapons made of medium density fiber board (MDF).
Time to create: Excluding shopping for materials estimate 24 hrs.