Originally, DarthWill and I were going to have our two daughters as Marines to compliment our Yautja when we trooped around. Although our oldest, Zoe, is very excited to be stomping around in camo with a huge gatling gun at her side and fighting the "evil" predators, our youngest wanted to follow in her parents footsteps. (In truth, it was watching Predators dancing to Gungnam Style on Youtube that did the trick) In her words, "I want to be Predator.... I am awesome!" Being a pushover to my 3 year old's dream of being a brutal alien hunter when she grows up, I gave no resistance. Does that make me a bad parent?
Anyhoo... here is Kayla's mini build!
I decided to make her costume simple. No muscle suit, although that would have be adorable, but way too hot with added armor for a 3 year old. I will be making her an airbrushed suit but will do that later after I find a comfortable light material that won't over heat her.
This is Kayla
Fun with craft foam (two different thicknesses 2mm and 6mm)
Shin guard with velcro closure
Shin guard and chest armor primed
Kayla's trying on her armor
Chest armor painted. I was going to do it in the hammered silver, but decided to let Kayla choose considering it is for her. In the end, she chose the hammered brown with silver highlights. I will also put blue detailing on the finished product due to it being her favorite color.
Not sure if I will be making a cannon for her. William thinks I should wait and see how the dreads workout before we add on more bulk. I may make one for photoshoots, but that easily comes off to troop around.
Edited by HAL1138, 13 May 2014 - 11:16 AM.