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Accurate Encore suits + helmets up for commision25th Jan 2010, 08:31 #1
Hey yall. You might remember my Daft punk costumes. If not, take a look-e:
EDIT: $1500 It's a lot... But seriously, this is a LOT of el wire and it takes a LOT of labor.
This is just a general shout out to anyone who wants one (and can afford one). I just want the pleasure of making it.
EDIT: For those interested in my Thomas Helmets fitted with EL wire, It's $300 flat, shipping included. Sound reactive units will cost more.
Anyways, I now have enough experience in EL wire to make an accurate encore suit and I'm looking for someone to buy one because I'm REALLY excited about making one.
Someone recently quoted me on how much it would cost to make. He wasn't happy with the price, and so now I have the lingering thought of making it in my head.
To summarize, A full, accurate suit would cost $1500. This includes Helmet, Gloves, Jacket, Pants*, Shoes (Black Adidas Originals), each item with EL wire appropriately sewn on with lead-wire in-between sections, Inverter, and convenient plug-in station where each section can be plugged in/out. Also, under-clothing to hide skin in those in-between spots.
Actual pants are not included. Why? Because I suck at making pants fitted. I'd rather have you send me a pair of pants that fit you appropriately that I will modify.
I could do my own Thomas helmet, or use Volpin's Guy helmet:
For any details, this is the quote I sent directly to the other guy:
One thing to consider is that my first suit used single lines of 2.3mm el wire. An accurate suit (which I can now produce) uses doubled-up wire in most of the areas creating thick lines. Creating the doubling effect will look MUCH COOLER and they are MUCH LESS LIKELY TO BREAK because they are stiffer, but will be more expensive. It's 255ft of wire versus 182.
Video of my doubled-up suit jacket:
Also there's the idea of having the "extra" lines of wire that I did not have. You can see on this photo what I mean:
I didn't add these because I had to eat that month :P and I needed to save money for two suits.
I'll need to make the jacket. It's hard to find anything similar enough to DP's. Also, I can make one cheaper in pleather than a real leather jacket on ebay. I'll also need to make the gloves. I use a pre-made glove liner and form the armor pieces out of polycarbonate/lexan (these will NOT break) and paint them black and attach the el wire.
I have a friend who is willing to make the led back logos for $100 each.
I originally used several 9volt inverters. It's fairly expensive because They are $35 each (not including the cost of all the 9 volt batteries you will use) and they can only power 30 ft of wire. Also, they don't last very long and dim after about 50 minutes of use, and cannot attain the wire's full brightness unless it is plugged into the wall via an adapter (which you can get at radio shack for another $30 per inverter).
The solution for this is to use a single inverter than can power 100-300 ft of wire at maximum brightness which is $105. It will turn on the WHOLE SUIT with one switch. It has the ability to strobe and can control the strobe speed. It is fanned and plugs into the wall. You can also wear it with a $50 backup battery (http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-C.../dp/B000SZVMRW). I'm not sure of the power consumption on the driver and I'm emailing/asking the manufacturer how long it can be worn while mobile on a battery pack.
I can make the jacket and gloves easily, but it would be much easier for pants if you sent me a pair of pleather/leatherette pants that fit correctly on you. Same goes for a pair of sneakers that fit you comfortably (looks don't matter. I will be covering them in black tape anyways)
Now the price list:
FEET OF EL WIRE:
Accurate suit Budget Suit
Thin line Jacket 50
Doubled Jacket 100
X2 Helmet 20
Added lines for Jacket 38
Added line for pants 22
Pants thin 23
Pants double 46
total 255 182
Thin line Jacket 75
Doubled Jacket 150
X2 Helmet 30
Added lines for Jacket 57
Added line for pants 33
Pants thin 35
Pants double 70
Power inverter 115
Make Jacket 100
Make gloves 100
Misc Solder/wire/parts 20
Subtotal 720 610
Labor 600 400
Total 1320 1010
LED Back DP logo 100 100
Discounted Helmet 80
Re-Total 1420 1110
I know it seems like a lot, but this stuff is pretty expensive and requires a lot of invested time. I'm pretty sure DP has spent well over 40 large for their suits and the maintenance for them.
25th Jan 2010, 12:11 #3
25th Jan 2010, 14:20 #4
Daguru was one of the first, and still one of the best Daft Punk cosplayers out there. To my knowledge he was the first person to successfully take on the Encore suits, an art he has obviously perfected over the years.
For those who have the money, he makes quality stuff. You wont regret doing business with him.
25th Jan 2010, 14:51 #8
25th Jan 2010, 15:08 #9
Wow. That Guy helmet looks... absolutely perfect. Do you sell only the helmets for either guy/thomas? If so, how much would it cost? I would love one, and I couldn't afford this whole getup.
25th Jan 2010, 15:57 #10
Really impressive work manship there. I'd consider it if I had a couple of grand spare just floating around.
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