This group costume build was the result of an educational opportunity of mine at a local Atlanta makerspace, where I led and instructed a group of makers and artists to create an accurate replication of the armor from the film Aliens.
The group met on the weekends over the course of several months, where we created vacuumforming bucks and 3D printed masters. The bucks were created using laser cut cardboard that was laminated with fiberglass, refined using body filler, and back filled with plaster. The 3D printed parts were finished and molded in silicone before cast resin parts were produced.
In total, over 250 individual parts were created for 15 finished costumes. This project was completed in 2015.