Half-Life HEV Suit

I have a Lambda Complex.

I love the Half Life video game series. Since workshop time this year is difficult to come by, I decided to build an HEV Suit costume to wear at Dragon Con 2014. It's the sort of thing I can build in the house, with very little set up or tear-down...and no noise to disturb a sleeping toddler.

I chose an HEV suit because I've long wanted to build an armor-based costume, but at the same time it isn't a huge armor project like a Halo suit. So I'm hoping it's good for a beginner. I'm primarily making it out of EVA foam; raw materials are a combination of craft foam from Hobby Lobby and Micheals and foam shop mats from Harbor Freight (I try to catch the latter on sale and stock up).

Also, even though my birthday is in July, my wife has already secured my present. :)

At Dragon Con 2014 — Aug 31, 2014 2:11:09 AM

Chest armor, sans detail work — May 5, 2014 12:14:15 AM

Belt — May 5, 2014 12:08:19 AM

Thigh Prototype — May 4, 2014 4:32:46 PM

Dat Boot: Shin Prototype — Apr 17, 2014 7:22:25 PM

Forearms, unpainted — Apr 15, 2014 12:41:52 AM

Forearm Fit Piece — Apr 14, 2014 2:33:41 PM

Shin Fit Piece — Apr 14, 2014 1:05:10 AM