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Kevin’s Predator Project – The True Spirit of Costume Building from Scratch!

February 2nd, 2007

In a hobby where you can acquire premade costume parts and props relatively easily, albeit not all that cheaply, it’s always a LOT of fun to watch a new-comer come in and build their own suit completely from scratch. They’re not jaded by what you can and can’t do, so you get to see the ultimate in ingenuity and improvisation and it’s usually for rock bottom prices. These scratch builds may not be movie realistic suits, but they are by far the most fun to watch being built, and probably the most satisfying experience to the builder, not to mention learning experience. In recognition of the scratch building adventurists, I would like to introduce you to Kevin, and his suit!

Kevin's Predator

Kevin contacted me last year, telling me how much he loved Diavolo Bianco’s scratch built suit made from plastic buckets (Yep, you heard me… Predator armor made from regular white buckets), and this amazing new technique inspired him to create his very own suit. So with the help of some friends, they broke out the buckets, rivets, paint and some creativity!

Kevin's Predator

Ahh.. there’s nothing like a workbench midway through a project… something about the hurricane style look of it all that is somehow deeply satisfying. That is until your wife or parents find it.

Kevin's Predator

I just want to thank Kevin for his consistent correspondence throughout the building process and for sending me a STACK of photos that I am sure will help other would-be scratch builders get ideas on how to put together their own suits. If you have any questions for Kevin on how he did this, you can leave a comment below or in the photo gallery and I’m sure he will help you out as best he can.

Once again Kevin, congratulations on your kick ass suit and we look forward to seeing your next project!

Want to see the full photo album of Kev’s suit in progress? Click the photo icon below for more photos (3 pages!) of this awesome build up:

Enjoy!
Dan

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3 Responses to “ Kevin’s Predator Project – The True Spirit of Costume Building from Scratch! ”

  1. John Sills Says:

    To the dude who built a predator costume from scratch:

    It looks good. Who would have thought that plastic buckets would be the perfect medium? (I use wood and paper.) Hope my home-made costume looks just as nice when I’m thru.

  2. Tom Says:

    Great job Kevin,
    If you don’t mind i have a couple of questions. what did you use as the dreadlock material? How did you put the “rib/spine” into the armour in the shoulder area? If your still around any help you could provide would be a huge help.
    Regards

  3. Tinisha Cantell Says:

    I at present have a Lexmark, I’m OK while using top quality but I am very unhappy with how speedy it goes by means of ink. I need one thing that could print good quality paperwork and not drain me dry while using the price tag of ink.

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