Since I was little I have loved Iron Man. When I heard that the movie was coming out I was extremely excited. I turned that excitement into creativity (in early May 2008) and began to work on an Iron Man costume for fall 2008.
At first it was really hard working with the cardboard, but after awhile I got the hang of it. I believe my costume was really successful. I got plenty of comments on it last weekend at a local Halloween party. I hope anyone who is a fan will enjoy my attempt. Thank you to anyone who clicked on the link to take a look at it. I appreciate it. Below are some facts on its assembly over the course of the year.
Materials used: - Cardboard Boxes - Gold and Red Spray Paint - Black acrylic paint - Comic Book sleeves (for the transparency of the eye sockets in the helmet) - Duct tape, masking tape, packaging tape - Spray Can Adhesive - Velcro (to close the back of the costume) Lights: - Battery powered LED lights for the eyes - LED Tap lights for the hands - Regular Tap light for the chest plate
- Compiled from various boxes of cardboard.
- Started May 2008 - Finished October 2008
- Composed of 14 different pieces - helmet - chest piece - back piece - (2) gold upper arms - (2) forearms - (2) gloves - Torso/underwear - (2) upper leg pieces - (2) lower leg pieces
** I intend to make a War Machine costume in the future!
Made this Iron Man Halloween costume (by myself) out of 5/8" and 1/2 inch thick(polyethylene) foam yoga mats, hot glue and other items found at thrift stores. Used scissors and X-Acto knives to cut the mats. Took about a month and devoted at least a couple of hours a day working on it.
Made patterns out of cardboard. Very lightweight and easy to move around in. Paint was the biggest expense ($32). Total cost to make was about $100. Won best costume contest at work and everyone wanted me to see if any local establishments were having contests as well (never went, had to take my little girl trick or treating).
Easy to put on (about 5 minutes) and take off (about minutes too). I plan on seeing what else I can make from the mat foam as it's very easy to use. I am going to try to make the red and gold version out of this stuff too.
Ever since I saw Iron Man the movie I loved it and always wanted to make my own costume, so I did.
I bought cardboard and metallic paint and some led lights. I really did put my time on everything to make it looked like the real thing. I used cardboard and super glue to glue them together and then, at the end, after the mask arms and everything was finished, I painted it with metallic paint and this is what I accomplished!
This Iron Man costume is my first real costume attempt. The body is made of swag foam. Kinda a pain, because paint doesn't stick to it too well, so next time I'll remember to buy it in the colour I need. Anyway, the helmet I made out of cardboard, and covered with car bog. I then sanded for days, and finally, I painted it. The chest piece has LED lights which are shown covered in red paint, I later replaced the glass cover with a new clear one.