Painting Garrus’ Armor

We’re almost to the end! The last post, Other Garrus Armor Pieces, talked about foam armor building. This one shows how I went about sealing, priming, painting, and detailing all of the armor pieces.

Foam armor is amazing stuff, but painting it is not a quick process! If you try to paint it without sealing it first, the paint will just soak right in and you will not be able to get the effect you want. I also recommend a primer before painting, but I’ll get into that more below.

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Other Garrus Armor Pieces

Hello again! The previous post, Building Carapace Armor for Garrus, started us in on the armor making process.¬†This one’s mainly going to be a series of pictures showing the foam builds for the other pieces of armor.

Lumping the remaining armor pieces into one post in no way implies they were much less complex than the carapace itself! In fact, the main reason I’m covering them in one single post is because I was getting down to the wire and only occasionally remembering to stop and get pictures. I’m sorry about that!

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Building Carapace Armor for Garrus

Welcome back! In the last blog, Getting Garrus’ Eyes Right, I showed the process of¬†finished up the mask. Now, we’re on to the armor!

This was the first time I’d ever made armor for a costume, and I admit, I was pretty nervous about how it was going to turn out. Fortunately, there are many amazing costumers on the Internet who’ve written up tutorials, posted on forums, and created videos showing how they’ve made their armor.

I made mistakes, and definitely have a few things I’d do differently if I were to make this costume over again, but overall, he turned out far better than I’d hoped.

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