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aslate

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« Reply #40 on: 10-30-2003 19:41 »

Wait, you have a CD player in that thing? If/do you had speakers just imagine the possibilities!

*Sees Bender walking down the street blastic music at 3:00AM*
It's our idol come true!
Speli

Urban Legend
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« Reply #41 on: 10-30-2003 19:52 »

Holy Jesus on a pogostick, man! That is the greatest thing I have seen since the last time I saw the greatest thing I've ever seen! Very nice work!
Mango

Starship Captain
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« Reply #42 on: 10-30-2003 22:41 »

*stares* Wow.....costume.....shiny.... .walking....amazing.. ...bender...and.....stuff...
wow....*gaping...drooooling...*
*blink* THAT'S REALLY COOL!!!!!  love  love How'd you DO that!?  And ohmygosh it's all big and realish and bender-y and it mooooves!  Dude dude dude that's soooo spiffy! Neat!!!!
FishyJoe

Honorary German
Urban Legend
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« Reply #43 on: 10-31-2003 01:19 »

Wow...that's awesome. Mango, if you ever leave me, I want it to be for that man! But please don't leave me.

You look kind of like Robot Frank. You should take pictures of yourself in public, playing in the park and going shopping and stuff.
Nurdbot

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #44 on: 10-31-2003 10:22 »

..or get a gun and be a minor super hero.
~FazeShift~

Moderator
DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #45 on: 10-31-2003 15:18 »

Aaah, I wanna see all the pics!!
I can only see Rage's.

Ten tentacles up!!
[Matt Greoning] That is un-credible. [/MG]
Killerfox

Professor
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« Reply #46 on: 11-01-2003 13:58 »

woo! that rox00rz the s0xorz!!!!!!

hell that is awsome!!!  big grin good luck i vegas!!
Evil Fox Exec

Bending Unit
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« Reply #47 on: 11-01-2003 14:41 »

Wow, that is so freakin' awesome!  Tell us how people reacted at the Comic Con!
persephohi

Crustacean
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« Reply #48 on: 11-01-2003 15:06 »

Sweet!!  That's so cool!  I admire both your dedication and your skill.  Post pictures from the con, if you would, please.  smile

--Bevin
Atticus

Bending Unit
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« Reply #49 on: 11-02-2003 11:41 »

Wow, that's an amazing costume.  It looks so real!  Tell us about Comic Con as soon as you can!  And with pictures, perhaps?
Otis P Jivefunk

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #50 on: 11-02-2003 15:51 »

Cloolest costume ever! The pix were just red X's for me a few days ago, but now I can finally see them in all there glory. More than worth the wait!  cool
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #51 on: 11-03-2003 17:33 »
« Last Edit on: 03-03-2006 00:00 »

Thanks alot you guys.

The comic-con was fun.  Here is a link to our photo gallery.  Eventually I want to turn it into a Bender does Vegas 50s style retro postcard gallery or something, but I have to go out of town so I'll have to wait until we get back.

 Bender's Vegas Scrapbook


Until then, please enjoy these pics!  They were so fun to take, and meeting Billy West was a very nice topper.  He was blown away and stood around doing the Fry voice with me and drinking the "beers".

I got 3rd in the category I was picked for- "professional" even though I am niether a professional nor did I purchase the costume...

Oh well- it was a blast anyway!

I'll post a little tutorial in a second.

-cris


kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #52 on: 11-03-2003 17:42 »

Here are some details on the construction of the costume:

I was originally going with the silver duct material (like on a dryer) for the arms and legs I even had it bought, but when I found this rubber stuff (quite on accident) I took all of the aluminum foil looking stuff back.

For the head I made 2 circles from sintra and made several vertical supports between them to make the basic cylinder shape and covered it with a skin of thin styrene. I then made another circle, cut it in half and notched the 2 haves together to form an X for the basic structure under the dome. Then after some styrene strips over the top, some fiberglass underneath, and lots and lots of Bondo for the gaps and seams I had the head and dome.

The eye socket is heat shaped sintra covered with a skin of thin styrene. The eyeballs are 4" clear hemispheres from Micheals (fill it yourself Xmas ornaments) I painted them white, but finding the balance of enough paint to cover but not be too opaque was not easy. This was my third attempt.

The antenna is a threaded rod covered with bondo and sanded to the final shape.

For the mouth shape I cut out the basic hole from the styrene skin and then made a sintra framework covered with white fabric and black paint lines for the teeth that velcros in from the inside. This is where I will see out of the costume. I also cutout a portion of the lower jaw in the center and re-glued together to form a slight overbite.

The cigar is a novelty cigar from the Halloween store with some hot glue for ash and an LED and switch inside. There is a magnet on one end and a mating one behind the teeth.

The beer labels I made myself one from a screenshot and the other I just made-up 

The body is constructed the same way as the head, styrene wrapped around a sintra framework and the arms and legs were originally painted but it kept flaking off, so I stripped all of the paint off and covered them with smooth gray vinyl tape.

the foot bowls are split up the back and snap back together, and also have a little semicircle in the toe area to hook under my boot to keep them from wobbling.

The shoulders I poured from grey flexible expanding foam into the same bowls I used for the feet, and spray painted the inside of the bowl first to get the grey "skin".

I also ran nylon webbing up the insides of the legs and arms with a snap on the ends to snap into a belt for the legs support and inside the shoulder area for the arms.

other than that it's alot of hot-glue, superglue, grey primer, and bondo.  I also practiced with poster board before I started cutting shapes out of the styrene since it took almost 2 full sheets of styrene.  I got a little bit thicker gauge like the thickness of the ABS armour out there for the body and also a little bit thinner gauge like a for sale sign for some of the outer skins since it is much more flexible.

I shaped most of the parts over the stove burner, but used a heat gun here and there too whenever I was trying to keep something from flexing back from the shape I had glued it into.

did I miss anything?

-cris
Futurama_Hil

Urban Legend
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« Reply #53 on: 11-03-2003 22:59 »

That all is fucking awesome. As well is the custome itself. I espicially endure this following part:

 
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Originally posted by kimncris:
Until then, please enjoy these pics!  They were so fun to take, and meeting Billy West was a very nice topper.  He was blown away and stood around doing the Fry voice with me and drinking the "beers".

Asylum-Fry

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #54 on: 11-03-2003 23:16 »

WOW. Just... wow. Amazing. You are amazing.
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #55 on: 11-04-2003 13:24 »

thanks again,

yeah Billy West was very nice.  He left room for John Dimaggio to sign too- so when I get that one it will be super awesome!

I forgot to answer- yes there's a CD player in there!  I put about 50 bender sayings on a loop and they just spit out every 30 seconds or so  smile

I need a bigger amp though, I found that at the party it was very hard to hear Bender over the noise, but at the Con it was perfect!

-cris
Goldfish

Bending Unit
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« Reply #56 on: 11-04-2003 13:44 »
« Last Edit on: 11-04-2003 13:44 »

Wow, those new photos are great! Billy's face was priceless. I'm so envious...
Farnsworth38

Starship Captain
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« Reply #57 on: 11-04-2003 14:25 »

Absolute pure gold! So what’s next; Beelzebot perhaps? *Gets hit by a flying beer bottle*
Asylum-Fry

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #58 on: 11-04-2003 18:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Farnsworth38:
Absolute pure gold! So what’s next; Beelzebot perhaps? *Gets hit by a flying beer bottle*

I think I've been inspired to make a Roberto costume. Seriously...

I'll start now, maybe I'll finish it in time for next Halloween, I'm such a damn procrastinator.
Evil Fox Exec

Bending Unit
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« Reply #59 on: 11-04-2003 19:30 »

It's so awesome that even Billy West got to see your constume.  Thanks for posting the pictures!
Juliet

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #60 on: 11-05-2003 08:55 »

Oh the photos are great  smile

boingo2000

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #61 on: 11-05-2003 09:12 »
« Last Edit on: 11-15-2003 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by kimncris:
They were so fun to take, and meeting Billy West was a very nice topper.  He was blown away and stood around doing the Fry voice with me and drinking the "beers".

That's it... you are now one of, if not the coolest person I ever "met".  To actually be Bender to Billy's Fry... you lucky f*ck!

Your other Vegas pictures are cool as well (I would love to see a "Leeloo & Stitch" movie!    smile ). 

[zoidberg]Your costume's great, and you should feel great![/zoidberg]

John C
Starship Captain
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« Reply #62 on: 11-05-2003 09:33 »

Amazing. Truly... amazing. I can see why you stopped traffic!
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #63 on: 11-06-2003 20:17 »

Thanks, you guys.  I'd love to see some other fan costumes  smile  I submitted mine to the Got Futurama website, but there do not appear to be many other submissions...

I'd like to make a Leela costume for Kim, though.

I am working on my postcards now, so hopefully in a few days I'll have my own "fan art" to share.

-cris
Nurdbot

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #64 on: 11-07-2003 01:30 »

Mass produce those thingies for all of PEEL.
Pikka Bird

Space Pope
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« Reply #65 on: 11-09-2003 11:06 »

You have become the personal hero of practically everybody here... that's an magnificent first impression, I say.
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #66 on: 11-10-2003 13:28 »
« Last Edit on: 03-03-2006 00:00 »

Thanks, you guys!

I finally finished my postcard art.  I posted them here in the fan art section, but they were moved to another forum since it is a website too. However, you can still find them at:
 http://kimncris.com/bender/new_page_1.htm 
enjoy!

-cris

(edited for grammer -ck)
Evil Fox Exec

Bending Unit
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« Reply #67 on: 11-15-2003 15:04 »

Wow, you did a good job with those postcards!  The site was a lot of fun to look through!
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #68 on: 11-17-2003 20:06 »
« Last Edit on: 03-03-2006 00:00 »

Thanks!  They were fun to make too    smile  I noticed that someone copied the website to another server and is now mirroring it for me.  That one is getting passed around quite a bit it seems!  I even found it on Google (I know that's no big deal- but it was still kinda cool since I've never found myself on Google before!)

anyhow- here are the "inside" pics of the body and head I said I would post over on CGEF.

This is the body- the "compartment" is a the top of the picture


and this is the head- you can't make out a whole lot though... It's hard to get a good angle inside there!


Evil Fox Exec

Bending Unit
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« Reply #69 on: 11-21-2003 16:14 »

Shoot, the picture's not showing up!  Could you maybe try putting it up again, or putting it on a website and putting the link here?  Also, I'm quite surprised that your site showed up on Google already.  My site took, like four months, to show up and that and other search engines!
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #70 on: 11-21-2003 23:48 »
« Last Edit on: 11-21-2003 23:48 »

darn.  My friend who hosts all my pictures is changing DSL services, so all of the pictures are inaccessable right now   frown

They should be back in a week or so.

but...
[farnsworth]Good news everyone![/farnsworth]

fortunately somebody I never met or heard of is mirroring the photogallery page (at least the original version of it- I had made a couple of small changes to the disclaimer)but without the "welcome" page.  So Bender's antics can still be found here:
 http://hektik.org/various/bendersuit_in_vegas/new_page_1.htm
for as long as they continue thier goodwill mission.   smile

That link has been passed around alot!  I keep seeing new entries on google every day.

If you would like to see a specific picture in the mean time, I can email it to you...

-cris
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #71 on: 01-12-2004 18:10 »

Woohoo!  Not only did I finally get to see myself on TV on the XMAS episode of Moster Garage (I'll have to get a screengrab of that!) but someone told me today that bender made the Comic Book the Movie website!  smile

Check it out!
 http://www.comicbookthemovie.com/vegas2.shtml

-cris
Bushmeister

Professor
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« Reply #72 on: 01-25-2004 16:40 »

Very nice indeed. Also I am so jealous of you meeting up with Billy West. Bender to his Fry. I hate you (in a good way of course)  tongue
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #73 on: 01-31-2004 18:09 »
« Last Edit on: 03-06-2006 00:00 »

he.. he.. thanks    smile

I finally got some screengrabs of my appearance on Discovery Channel's Monster Garage!
Check it out!  My first animated GIF    smile



cool!

-cris
boingo2000

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #74 on: 01-31-2004 18:15 »

There is only one possible definition for that, and it is: Larger Than Life.
green-gesus

Bending Unit
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« Reply #75 on: 02-02-2004 13:15 »

[Carl]Freakin' AWEsome![/Carl]
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #76 on: 02-06-2004 00:42 »

ha ha ha ha ha... :lol

Thanks  smile

BTW Boingo2000- great avatar!  He keeps saying he's going to quite scoring movies (I hope not!) but if he does, let's hope it is to return to rock and roll  smile

-cris
 
Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #77 on: 02-06-2004 00:54 »

you were on Monster Garage?? Dear Lord that's awesome!
Speli

Urban Legend
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« Reply #78 on: 02-06-2004 06:26 »

Kimncris, I love you. No, seriously. I...dammit. I can't express my feelings!  tongue
Seriously, though. You are a god among men.
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #79 on: 02-10-2004 01:32 »

nah... but thanks you guys.  smile

I'm just some guy who wanted to be Bender for Halloween.  You guys can do it too!

<--------- and can you beat that, been here since Oct and just now a delivery boy.  Well one of these days I'll be a real bending unit!

-cris
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