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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Homemade Stone Golem!

Check out this incredible costume made by some guys who are in a Live Action Role Play group... a STONE GOLEM! Click HERE for a way too short YouTube video.

From the link:
This Stone Golem was constructed using about 5 foam mattresses, over 50 sticks of hot melt glue, and 8 cans of grey and black spray paint. The foam is glued in large thick sheets (approx 20cm thick) to a fabric bodysuit, and the deep cracks are carved into the foam surface. The bodysuit has a zip up the back to allow the wearer to enter it, and the zip is concealed by abutting foam. The soles of the feet are made of corflute that has been sliced in half to expose corrugations that act as grip. The arms are about twice the length of the wearer\'s arms, and act as swinging weapons made entirely of soft foam. The golem took about 100 hours of work to construct, between 3 people. On its first appearance, the Stone Golem sent twenty bold adventurers into a hasty retreat without so much as touching them.
That is too too cool!


At 5/22/2006 9:32 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

OK, if nobody else is going to commment...

I think that suit is major badass. Of course, when you say they're a "live action role play group" all I can think of is that video you posted w/ that group doing "Secret Wars" live. Too funny.

At 5/23/2006 9:54 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

I think this thing is REALLY COOL! Go watch the brief video... and you should go look at their LARP website... these folks are serious about live roleplaying... full suits of armor and all!

At 5/24/2006 9:23 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

If anyone picks up G-Fan #75, there is a very cool Godzilla suit that was made for an independent film. It is an interview with a suit-guy called Bruce Fuller, and he explains how the suit was water damaged, deconstructed and cut up in the process of filming a 20-second scene.
It's very interesting, actually.

At 5/25/2006 3:38 PM, Blogger Blackinks said...

It's just cool to know some people still dig AD&D. Best rpg ever! Check out Neverwinter Nights 2 in September!


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