**I could have made the legs thinner but I wanted to show the muscles and make them look the way it does. Remember this is a human in a suit. It will NOT be perfect.**
Raptor in Action! [link]
There are so many details on this suit to show off, so I have to submit two different collages! xD Keep in mind this was made for someone who is sized differently, and does not fit me perfectly!
The raptor suit was finished up this morning in the wee hours, and today she'll be shipped off to her new owner in TN to be debuted at Dragon Con 2011. So if you're going to that convention, keep an eye out for this Clever Girl. ;D
-Moving Jaw (Mechanics are a secret, please don't ask.)
-Fully sculpted head made of resin and rigid foam for extreme lightness. (Custom mold made)
-Tongue made of flexi foam (custom mold made)
-Teeth are attached to head mold so also made of plastic and extremely light
-Vision ports in the neck so wearer can see very well, while it being somewhat camouflaged.
-Head has 2 fans installed for optimal airflow
-Resin cast eyes handpainted (Custom mold made)
-Airbrushing over the entirety of the head.
-Mouth "flaps" for realism
-Zipper in the back for easy in and out
-Magnets on neck flap to corresponding magnets on suit to hold it down.
-6FT long tail with a foam core that moves in an extremely realistic manner
-Reticulated foam used for a good portion of the foam work for excellent airflow and lightness
-Various degrees of upholstery foam used for the rest
-Fingers are individually carved out and can be moved separately by your own fingers
-Toes are attached to shoes for extreme comfort
-Claws are all made out of plastic, slush cast for lightness (Custom molds made)
-Zipper down the front for easy access in and out
-Fully lined with athletic mesh
-4 belt loop attachment for the tail to keep it upright and steady
-Velcro and snaps used to keep feet on
All in all the suit only weight 18 lbs, which is really nice, considering what it is. The length is about 6ft, and it's about as tall, so it's a pretty impressive costume. This suit was meant to resemble the raptors in Jurassic Park 1, so no feathers.