After a week of voting by You, the Legion of faithful Spoilerites, the winner to the third annual Major Spoilers Costume Contest is announced.  Congratulations go out to Devin Harrigan who entered his Atomic Robo creation.  Devin not only wins the bragging rights to count himself as a champion at cosplay, but he also picks up Iron Man wall-art from Fat Head.com.

Want to know how this bad boy was made?  Take the jump for a quick run down and some behind the scenes pictures.

OK, quick walk though of the processes on the head (which is repeated in the body)

The mold is made than its covered in poster board

on top of that two layers of cardboard

then a layer of hot glue

Necessary bits are removed, and details are added.

Later I did a layer of Drywall compond to help smooth it out but i don’t have pics of that.

I used el wire to light the molded Plexi-glass eyes

The hands are mostly made out of comic backs (a wonderfuly cheap souce of card stock) each finger section is three hand drafted and cut pieces

I also hunted down, and bought the military gear for the lower body

The last pic is the mold for the upper body

As I neared the end, I was working on it in a dead head on run up to World Con, and didn’t have the time to document it.  It was so bad i actually had to finish sanding and painting in the hotel at the con its self.

Awesome job Devin. We can’t wait to see what everyone brings to the table next year!

Click here to see the finalists, and here to see all the entries.

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Robot Overlord

Robot Overlord

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12 Comments

  1. Bean525
    November 5, 2009 at 1:30 pm — Reply

    A hearty congratulations. Seriously one of the best costumes I’ve ever seen.

  2. November 5, 2009 at 1:43 pm — Reply

    Excuse me while I pick my jaw of the floor…. 8o

    Cardboard! God Lord, I would have sworn it was molded polystyrene or fiberglass!

    Seriously good job!

  3. John Morales AKA uglyhooker
    November 5, 2009 at 1:59 pm — Reply

    Looks WAYYYYYY sick!! Good job man!!

    I love it!!

  4. John Morales AKA uglyhooker
    November 5, 2009 at 2:01 pm — Reply

    BTW is that a robotech coustume in the 3rd to last picture!!

  5. lifeisaglitch
    November 5, 2009 at 2:28 pm — Reply

    Bitching Atomic Robo CHECK, Helper CHECK and then a goddamn Gundam?!?!

    You sir are my personal hero…and you sorta look like what i imagine a human Atomic Robo would look like O__o

  6. November 5, 2009 at 2:33 pm — Reply

    Wow, that’s amazing, man!

    And you get an extra point for the full-sized H.E.L.P.eR.!

  7. November 5, 2009 at 4:40 pm — Reply

    thanks guys , you can check out my other stuff i’ve done at my website http://www.featherweightcosplay.com if you are so inclined

  8. November 5, 2009 at 5:38 pm — Reply

    Kick AWESOME dude!

    If only there was an atomic robo fathead…

  9. November 6, 2009 at 8:40 am — Reply

    So proud.

  10. November 6, 2009 at 8:48 pm — Reply

    I can’t believe that is cardboard. That is some serious work. Great Job!

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