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Nurdbot

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« Reply #80 on: 02-10-2004 08:44 »

[The Professor]Ah, to be young again and a  Bending Unit.[/The Professor]
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #81 on: 02-10-2004 14:02 »

That rules!  cool And what makes it even more hilarious is it looks like Bender's sober...
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #82 on: 02-17-2004 19:37 »

he he, thanks Otis smile  Sober and Bowlegged.

It's a little hard to walk in that thing!

-cris
Shaver

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« Reply #83 on: 06-07-2004 11:44 »

Hi there!

I've read the posts of Cris about his Bender costume. That was exactly what i've searched for Halloween in Germany (Carneval). I wanted to build a Bender Cotume long before, but i needed some Ideas.

After seeing Cris' perfect Bender i wanted to have my own... :-)

So i'v built one. Details of this costume and the single steps of building can be seen at
 http://www.ralf-kosse.de.vu/

At the moment this page is just available in german, but you will understand the steps of the assembling just by watching the pictures.

greetings,
Ralf

Thanks to Cris!
dimension_8

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« Reply #84 on: 06-07-2004 15:03 »

Hey thats pretty cool Shaver! Well done kimncris also, great costume, I love it when fans do things like this and post it on a forum for everyone to see. Great stuff both of you!
Capīn Skusting

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« Reply #85 on: 08-05-2004 13:48 »
« Last Edit on: 08-05-2004 13:48 »

Wow! Those Vegas postcards are absolutely remarkable!
It's rare to have as much fun with a costume as it has appeared you have.
Even when not wearing it. It had to have been a whole
'nother kind of fun just making those postcards!
Well done!
Incidentally, my wife and I are thinking of hitting up Vegas for Halloween this year.
No way will I ever come up with  a costume as fantastic as your Bender, but I guarentee whatever I do, it won't be run of the mill.
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #86 on: 08-05-2004 19:21 »

Hey Shaver, that is Awesome!!!

I really love that picture of you with the crowds of people and your step by step progress pictures are great!  I really wish I would have taken pics as I went along too.  You really capture just how easy it is, just by going one step at a time and taking it little by little until it is done  smile

I really wish I could read German now, but I get the jist of it  smile

Thanks also Dim, and Cap'n.  Your are right about Vegas being a blast.  That picture of Bender in front of the Vegas sign is still my computer desktop background to this day  smile 

Please post pics of your trip when you get back this year!  and More Pics of Germany's own Bender too!! More more more  smile

-cris
Jicannon

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« Reply #87 on: 08-05-2004 19:31 »

haha nice avitar cris. that chest cavity is amazing! ever tried to fit a kid in there?  wink
kimncris

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« Reply #88 on: 08-06-2004 18:52 »

he, he... thanks  smile  Someone on the board made that avatar for me!

No - no kids will fit, but the people at comic-con were putting all manner of things in there...

-cris
Lioness123

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« Reply #89 on: 03-07-2005 02:57 »

how did you make that thing? My boyfriend wants to make a Bender costume for halloween too and thats just too cool. Any tips or suggestions?
RS 2thou

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« Reply #90 on: 03-11-2005 07:37 »

youve left me speechless
tigerstuff

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« Reply #91 on: 04-18-2005 02:38 »

I am going through the process of making my own Bender costume. t has gone through a beta testing last Halloween but is currently being reworked. Not as solid as your version (awesome!!!) but functional enough for me. I need to work on the extra bits and peices such as the arm/leg details and will cover the current costume with new fabric.
I used a plain old foam cushion that you would put on your bed and then supported that with some cardboard on the inside. I have plans to actually have the ol door open on the front as well and have those cool booze accesories too.
I had a ton of great comments from the crappy first version and am hoping to get even more when i finish it off again this year (just in time for Halloween).


crappy first version but you gotta start somewhere.

It's a ton of fun too!
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #92 on: 06-06-2005 20:03 »

Hey- it looks like Bender!

What more can you ask for?  As long as people know who you are, then you can't complain right? 

-cris
Cell34

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« Reply #93 on: 07-04-2005 06:31 »

Hello, I just wanted to stop by and say first of all... thanks for posting all these pictures/information since stuff like this is insanely helpful when it comes to trying to make your own costume.

Second of all, I'm working on a Bender costume as well and was curious if you, or anyone else in here even though this is a pretty old thread, would have any ideas/suggestions for what I could spray/paint/whatever onto a plaster/rigidwrap base to give it more of a latex-y smooth finished look to it? This is what I've made so far:



And I was curious if anyone had any suggestions aside from something like Liquid Latex. Anyway, thanks again, your costume is sort of the reference point for saying to myself that this is possible to make *L*
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #94 on: 07-05-2005 05:55 »

Amazing stuff guys.
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #95 on: 07-05-2005 14:18 »

you could use any sort of spot filler like bondo or spackle etc and then primer and sand and primer and sand etc. It's going to take a while since there is a texture to cover, but if you take your time it will be cool. 

Also, you can expect it be be very heavy by the time you are done.  I wore mine at Anime Expo this weekend and I have bruises on my back shoulders!

-cris
Cell34

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« Reply #96 on: 07-05-2005 21:20 »

Would you suggest using clear sealer on what I have now first or use that after I've primer/sanded everything or not at all?

Just curious since I thought it might help make keep it a little more pliable/ less fragile and the bottle of super surface sealer I have says it seals porous surfaces along with improving adhesion.

Thanks for the advice though, will look into some spackle type stuff later this week and yes, I expect it to be quite heavy. Going to be padding the hell out of it so hopefully that will make it slightly better than fatal  smile

kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #97 on: 07-06-2005 17:07 »

maybe- you never know.  You could test it on the back or inside and see how it works. Bondo pretty mush will stick to anything, so I doubt you'd need to seal it before using that...

I havea feeling that if you sand the plaster bandages it will not be long before the fabric texture starts to show- that is why I suggested a layer of something smooth like bondo or filler putty.

you could also make a small test piece if you have any left over bandages and try out different techniques on that one.


-cris
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #98 on: 07-20-2005 15:30 »

photos are starting to surface from Comic-con....

here's one of us with Bill Morrison.



-cris
kimncris

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« Reply #99 on: 09-30-2005 18:13 »
« Last Edit on: 03-06-2006 00:00 »

sorry about the pictures dissapearing.

I have re-loaded them on a new host- you can see most of them here now
 http://kimncris.com/costumes/bender.php

-cris
Benders_Fan

Urban Legend
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« Reply #100 on: 09-30-2005 18:24 »

Wow Love the costume,did you make it or buy it.If you bought it,what store?
tigerstuff

Poppler
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« Reply #101 on: 11-07-2005 01:51 »

well, it looks like my pic from last year was lost somewhere but I had a last day rush on trying to get my Bender costume working and looking better this year. I added a felt on top of the foam I had originally used as well as added a good ol bottle of 'Old Fortran Malt Liquor' to carry around and a cigar. Plus I finally found dryer vents that would fit around my legs and arms. Still not as perfect as I would like to have it but I won a couple of costume contests over the weekend. (whoops, my shorts fell down a little in these pics, had to re-ductape them back up, lol)

My girlfriend dressed up as Lela to work with my costume too.

will be working on getting a usable front door next year if I don't get distracted and work on another crazy costume.
kimncris

Bending Unit
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« Reply #102 on: 03-03-2006 18:53 »

I LOVE it!

-cris
Veers
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« Reply #103 on: 06-14-2006 18:53 »

Hey kimncris, you have an IM.
Veers
Crustacean
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« Reply #104 on: 06-14-2006 18:54 »

Wait, nevermind. They don't have that here. Haha.

Anyway, can you give me your e-mail or something? I need your help!
SexyLeela

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« Reply #105 on: 06-16-2006 16:42 »

Nice costume!
Awilixx

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« Reply #106 on: 08-01-2006 00:07 »

Hey kimncris I was wondering if you could give me an idea of how to make/get the eye part of the leela costume. Im planning on going as Leela and my bf as Fry and hopefully we can get a friend to go as one of the other characters. HELP! Those pictures of the leela costume are great and they eye looks really wonderful. Thanks
ilovefreestuff
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« Reply #107 on: 08-01-2006 01:36 »
« Last Edit on: 08-01-2006 01:36 »

editing my post didn't read the rest of the thread...

but for reals though, what would you charge to make them for us?
kimncris

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« Reply #108 on: 08-10-2006 15:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Awilixx:
Hey kimncris I was wondering if you could give me an idea of how to make/get the eye part of the leela costume. Im planning on going as Leela and my bf as Fry and hopefully we can get a friend to go as one of the other characters. HELP! Those pictures of the leela costume are great and they eye looks really wonderful. Thanks


I used a "taplight" and ten the second time, we used the package for the taplight sprayed white.  Neither worked wll and you couldn't see a thing  frown

I'm still trying to figure out what to do to make it more wearable...

there are some more pics on kimncris.com/cotumes if you are interested.

-cris

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