New year, new goals! Whatcha working on?

With a lot of cons on hold while we get through all this stuff happening, it give a good opportunity to make something new!

Be it something small or something big, let’s share something either started or yet to begin.
This can be a prop, a costume upgrade, maintenance on a costume, photo shoot idea, etc.

It would be great to get some creative juices going and even some mutual sharing happening. Maybe it’s something someone has already got a template for or some advice.

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I’ll start: I want to make a hooded cobra commander mask. I sure could use a template if anyone has one to share. I’ve been practicing getting back into sewing and this has been on my list for some time.

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Been toying with the gamestop Snake Eyes helmet, looking to build up a couple different SE builds really using mix of gear I have and what can be affordably added.

Lot of costumes can repurpose gear from others and save you month, and lot of my outfits began with me looking at something and going “hey, I got those already… and that… I think I can make this with a little work”

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Totally! Once you’ve invested in a pair of combat boots, a drop leg holster, drop leg pouch, rubber bayonet, black tactical knee pads and a H/Y harness it’s wild to see how many times those parts can be reused for other costumes!

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Too many :rofl: Steam-Roller, MainFrame, FireBat Mechanic, etc. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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I had said no more new costumes but really the doing nothing with COVID basically got me itching again to put some things together.

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Welcome to the forums! Glad you took the plunge!

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Hahahaha weeeellllll I did start a 100 comment fireball so figured I better :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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It would be cool to document some of your builds here too. Anyone who’s first coming to the forums would love to see some progress and pitfalls (if any) to help them along.

For me personally I was handed a recruiting card at a con. I wasn’t on Facebook at all at that time. Once I arrived at the forum to poke around I was perplexed if anyone was doing anything. I was shocked to A. Learn that there was a Gi Joe costume club and B. That it originated in my home state. It took 10 good years to learn of the club even with attending the bigger conventions in my area fairly consistently.

So please, if you have some time to start a new costume thread or a prop thread like for the Mainframe computer, those would be great to document.

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Yeah it tripped me out to find out this group started in my home state also!.. I have no prob Sharing any of my builds, as I have progress pics for all of them… but I wouldnt have a clue where to start in Here.

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If you’re looking for a good template to follow. This is one of the best laid out/organized builds on the forum.

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I love that Sideshow hooded version of CC!
I did a hooded version myself (not approved, second costume), the fabric that I used for the hood was pretty ‘stretchy’ and falls nicely on the head without major modifications.

I’m thinking of re-doing mine exactly like this Sideshow version, either in the same ‘stretchy’ fabric that I have but not the same blue as the rest of the costume, or to try and find a more navy blue fabric, then do meaner eye openings and cut it in an oval instead of a circle to make the front and back drop more.

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Hoods are super tricky. The best cloth one has got to Ray’s hands down.

Latex is also an option but from experience, I can tell you that it’s hot!

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oh, and I’m working on a Viper costume, waiting on my helmet from PVS. :slight_smile:

I’m also in the planning stages of another build, it will be a 1st in the Finest (at least I think).
Slowly I’m looking at what I need for this build.

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Vipers are a fun build! Going straight '86 or Sideshow?

v1 86, with combat boots and tactical knee pads but with a Sideshow helmet.
The Sideshow helmet is the more ‘fitted’ of the two PVS offers, better for my small frame, to hopefully not look like a bubblehead.

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Nice. I dig the lines of the sideshow bucket as well.

Cross Country v2, BackBlast, Steamroller all in various stages of planning or development. Maybe a trooper since I got the Nerf gun from a local costumer who painted one and donated it to the group.

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If you get any of the above rolling, please feel free to start a new thread highlighting what you’ve got going. These assets are great especially for characters we don’t often see portrayed often.

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If you end up with any decent pattern to share, I’d appreciate it! I’ll do the same if any of my experiments work out

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@Kev011 Reach out to Ray, CO of the 13th. He’s shared some details for his hood design in the past.

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