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Halo 3 Marine Cosplay by soldier9501 Halo 3 Marine Cosplay by soldier9501
Here's a general shot of the Halo 3 Marine costume I finished putting together.

Done using a method with pepakura. Mainly consists of papercrafting the armor and then layering it over with fiberglass resin and cloth.

Used ABU jacket and pants for uniform, "drop-leg" rigs on the thighs.

All held together with some velcro and duct tape. May need to improve that soon, parts were coming apart in the short time to take the photos.

M4 airsoft rifle used until I get a Halo-appropriate weapon to replace it.

All in all, I think I'm satisfied with how it turned out. Hundreds of mistakes were made, and I intend to avoid those mistakes in the future. However, this was a first-time project and I learned a lot. I've refined some methods and I'll try a different style next time around.
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sithlordawsome Jul 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i am also making halo 3 marine armor, its also my first project and i hope to get in done by summer's end sophmore year and halo cosplay aint gonna blend well..
if you wouldn't mind telling me some of the mistakes you mad that i could avoid that would be great or some general tips. Atm i have the shoulders, elbows and right greav+ knee peice pepped, and working on the left one. my progress is n the 405th forum if you wanna check it out.
Most of my mistakes usually involve being impatient and not working out details on the armor. I don't do nearly enough sanding, so nothing comes out very smooth. Basically, once I get past the papercraft stage, I rush the whole project and it ends up looking bad.

But, I've since given up using Bondo for armor making and decided on using EVA foam.
sithlordawsome Jul 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
hmm eva foam always looked interesting but i have no idea how its all put your opinion is it easyer or harder compared to regular pepakura+bondo? oh, and i wish you luck in your next prjects i cant wait to see how they look.

oh and another thing that struck me about your marine costume, i think a bdu style Tac-belt would have really made it look better.
Difficulty really varies based on what you're making, but I think eva foam is much easier most of the time. You can cut the stuff with most any random knife or scissors, and it holds together very well with hot glue. I've only used it for simple parts and not full-body costumes, but I imagine it works well for that too.
sithlordawsome Jul 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
cool, i meant for full body suits because i'v seen this guys who made a mark V (b) suit out of eva foam and it was simply amazing.
master chief would approve :)
how to got usa army? or camo or store?
I'm not quite sure what you're asking here... but here's what I've got.

I'm not in active military service. The uniform is called an ABU (Airman Battle Uniform) and is used by the US Air Force. Uniforms like this can be purchased commercially, from various locations. I few I recommend are,, and

oh i have idea in halo was marine are better than halo 3 marine
beause they use matal on it like halo wars marine
i want halo wars marine !!!
AngoraART Jun 21, 2010  Student General Artist
cool, I'm making me some marine armor too. May I ask kind of paint you used?
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