#405th

Left side hand piece. Looking very nice, fits snug. #cosplay #pepakura #papercraft #pokemon #blastoise #405TH

Left side hand piece. Looking very nice, fits snug.

Second fill & sand - blastoise shell back pack - really taking shape
#405TH #blastoise #buildit #papercraft #pepakura #pokemon #cosplay

Second fill & sand - blastoise shell back pack - really taking shape

Second nd fill & sand - really coming together
#blastoise #buildit #405TH #pepakura #papercraft #pokemon #cosplay

Second nd fill & sand - really coming together

Second fill & sand - starting to look smooooth 
#pepakura #papercraft #cosplay #pokemon #blastoise #buildit #405TH

Second fill & sand - starting to look smooooth

Tip of the night. Ok so sometimes you wanna achieve getting certain shapes or unique designs with your foam that are very hard to do. Here's something to consider when trying to get a nice bend without using a heat gun. 
Step 1.
Cut out the piece thats will be modified.
Step 2.
Score and cut out lines spaced enough for the foam to bend. 
Step 3. 
With a glue gun, apply to the lines you cut out one at a time and hold the foam at your desired bend radius. 
Step 4.
Your done! See how I was able to get an odd shape by doing nothing more than cutting a line through it. There's so many things you can do with foam....you just need to experiment. 😎 good luck on all your future builds my fellow IGers. 
#405th #halo #halo4 #cosplay #foamcrafting #propbuilder #foam #props #tips #tutorial #instadaily #instagood#photooftheday

Tip of the night. Ok so sometimes you wanna achieve getting certain shapes or unique designs with your foam that are very hard to do. Here's something to consider when trying to get a nice bend without using a heat gun. Step 1. Cut out the piece thats will be modified. Step 2. Score and cut out lines spaced enough for the foam to bend. Step 3. With a glue gun, apply to the lines you cut out one at a time and hold the foam at your desired bend radius. Step 4. Your done! See how I was able to get an odd shape by doing nothing more than cutting a line through it. There's so many things you can do with foam....you just need to experiment. 😎 good luck on all your future builds my fellow IGers.

gdfett Awesome! Is that piece goin on your suit?

aurum_serenus *Heavenly choir* That's a very helpful tip, it's the solution to some problems I've been having with my Mass Effect cosplay! *__* Thank you for posting this! :)

sr_uriah Oooooooooh snap, getting crazy with it!!! lol😁😁😁 nice brake down!

shockwave_studios @gdfett nah I threw it away. I just did it for instagram.

shockwave_studios @aurum_serenus lol yoir very welcome hun 😉 any questions you have please feel free to ask.

shockwave_studios @sr_uriah thanks bro.

gdfett Ohh ok hahaha well it was quite neat indeed

la1ochezia Lmao it would be chaos if I had a knife and foam.

.................it has begun. 😤 #halo #halo4 #405th #newhaloarmorbitches #mythirdone #cosplay #alldayayday #igers #instadaily #instagood #photooftheday

.................it has begun. 😤

shockwave_studios @halotheater 😘

shockwave_studios @brandiiketchum awesome 😆 im ready when you are 👍

shockwave_studios @groxrocker219 why not? Its super safe I swear lol

shockwave_studios @_zac97 the entire armor is made of foam. Not one piece of all my armors has fiberglass.

shockwave_studios @mrsnugglez84 im guessing you didnt get my email that i sent you a yesterday lol. No problem tho, ill message you direct so we can finally swap contact info.

shockwave_studios @ge_esco ill try bro, it just slows down my process of building nor do i have any vodeo editing tools on my computer. #impactprops has awesome videos dad have exactly what you said, I would totally suggest checking them out. They're pretty awesome.

_zac97 May I ask how you did it?

brandiiketchum I don't want this to sound creepy or anything, but do you have maybe a cosplay page on Facebook? That way I could just message you? 😮

More shot this this weekend at Miami #hurricon . Of course what would they be without over the top lense flair 😎 #halo #halo4 #spartan4 #405th #halowaypoint #haloarmor #cosplay #MiamiHurricon2014 #MiamiHurricon #miami #gaming #igers #instagood #instadaily #photooftheday

More shot this this weekend at Miami . Of course what would they be without over the top lense flair 😎

meinteil So in love!! 😍 you make me want to scrap my demon hunter and start my fotus armor.

One last shot to make it #instaspam #halo #haloarmor #bungie #343i #cosplay #bedtime #405th #therpf

One last shot to make it

a_random_grunt Are you going to put the skull carving on it? @roshprops

roshprops @a_random_grunt I'm not sure. In a fist full of arrows he doesn't have the skull yet and and that's kind of kickass. It's what people remember about him the most though so we will see. It's not my favorite part of the costume.

I'll just leave this here... Not finished though. #halo #haloarmor #405th #cosplay #bungie #343i

I'll just leave this here... Not finished though.

Even though this years #megacon was a huge cluster fuck.... I still miss it. Had a good time with fam and friends. Wish this year I could make it to #dragoncon . Unfortunately I can't get the time off from work since I just started the mew job... but next year, oh hell yeah im going to dragoncon. #halo #halo4 #deadeye #405th #gaming #cosplay #megacon2014 #spartan4 #igers #instagood #instadaily #photooftheday

Even though this years was a huge cluster fuck.... I still miss it. Had a good time with fam and friends. Wish this year I could make it to . Unfortunately I can't get the time off from work since I just started the mew job... but next year, oh hell yeah im going to dragoncon.

wtf_lord So I hve a question and in the future id lik to do this stuff every once in a while and I wanted to know what the armor is made out of

rfet @wtf_lord look farther down on his profile. It shows you. But it's out of EVA and craft foam.

14th_destroyer_of_time I feel you bro I feel you. -sigh-

nickelodeon777 Dude, you are my costume hero!!!!

shera360 MegaCon was nowhere near the clusterfuck SuperCon was though...

shockwave_studios @shera360 oh my god supercon was a nightmare.

Hahahahahaha. Just watched the latest sneak peek to SyFy's season 2 for (Heroes of Cosplay) where this dude says he's gonna blow the competition out of the water. (SPOILER ALERT!) Sorry buddy....looks like I won this award haha. We both entered as Journeyman and looks like I blew you out of the water 😈😎 winning Best Journeyman. Better luck next season...mmmwwahahaha 😬 #cosplay #405th #halo #halo4 #gaming #HeroesofCosplay #animate #animatemiami2014 #miami #igers #instagood #instadaily #hahaimsuchadick

Hahahahahaha. Just watched the latest sneak peek to SyFy's season 2 for (Heroes of Cosplay) where this dude says he's gonna blow the competition out of the water. (SPOILER ALERT!) Sorry buddy....looks like I won this award haha. We both entered as Journeyman and looks like I blew you out of the water 😈😎 winning Best Journeyman. Better luck next season...mmmwwahahaha 😬

shockwave_studios @gun_slinger_ oh yeah I def would. It would def be a challenge....but thats the reason why I would do it lol.

gun_slinger_ Darn if only I had the money id so pay for itttt

shockwave_studios @pandamoxie lol im still amazed that I actually won. So many good cosplays came out that night.

shockwave_studios @gun_slinger_ yeah it is pretty pricey. I just got home from buying materials for my next armor and spent like $120 bucks. And thats just the beginning 😩 it can get expensive sometimes.

gun_slinger_ Well you have inspired me to make a noob prototype xD I know its not going to be amazing but hey its worth trying

pandamoxie I'm not. You did a great job and the crowd loved it. :D I was actually rooting for you.

shockwave_studios @pandamoxie YES! your awesome! 😏

shockwave_studios @gun_slinger_ oh yeah its totally worth it. I mean the best part is when people ask ," hey did you make your costume?" And my response is always ,"hell yeah I did lol."

At todays #MiamiHurricon2014  got to hang out with my good friend Ava @ghostiemetalhead . Like every other con we've been to we got to hang out for a couple hours waiting for a photo shoot. We were talking about starting a cosplay group together... I think that would be an effin awesome idea. #halo #halo4 #homestuck #405th #343i #MiamiHurricon #miami #hurricon #cosplay #gaming #igers #instagood #instadaily #photooftheday

At todays got to hang out with my good friend Ava @ghostiemetalhead . Like every other con we've been to we got to hang out for a couple hours waiting for a photo shoot. We were talking about starting a cosplay group together... I think that would be an effin awesome idea.

meow4halo OMFG 😍😍😍😍😍

ghostiemetalhead Fuck yeaaahh man! You posted all the pics I was going to lol. I will post them anyway. Yeah it was great seeing you! Def gotta hang out more in and outside of cons!

shockwave_studios @ghostiemetalhead oh my bad haha I loved the photos and wanted to show all of them 😉😋 heck yeah we should, if anything we can plan on meeting up one day to go tates or duncan like we talked about.

janes5a OMG I cant believe I found ur instagram

shockwave_studios @janes5a lol thats me 😋😎

ghostiemetalhead @shockwave_studios Hah it's alright. We definitely should do that! Now that I got your number we can keep on contact whenever we are free and start planning out cosplay group and such!

Back at it again. Im fixing some battle damage to the armors I got from Megacon for tomorrow. Then back to working on my new H4 armor 😆😎 #halo #halo4 #haloarmor #405th #343i #halowaypoint #cosplay #propbuilder #gaming #igers #instagood #instadaily #photooftheday

Back at it again. Im fixing some battle damage to the armors I got from Megacon for tomorrow. Then back to working on my new H4 armor 😆😎

sam_eyesliemakeup I have those same flower stickers on my wall lol! And how much does it cost you to build one of those things?

shockwave_studios @gdfett oh crap man, dude I totally forgot to message you back on kik. Bro im so sorry please know I didnt mean to forget.

shockwave_studios @sam_eyesliemakeup lol yeah they're starting to peel off unfortunately 😟 how much to build an entire armor? Hmm... well depends on how much you make use of what you have. But it can run you any where from 100 bucks and up. My red armor for example prolly cost me like 200 to 300 bucks to make.

droidurlookin4 Your floors don't look even. You should probably have them fixed too...

shockwave_studios @droidurlookin4 its art....get it 😞

gdfett Dude no problem! Like I said in the message, whenever u get to it. Not in a rush. U got more going on than I do. I was just gonna try some boot and hand plate experimentation this week and get comfortable with the foam

droidurlookin4 Haha I'm just messing

shockwave_studios @droidurlookin4 lolol sorry that was a bad joke on my part. I was trying to quote the movie Ted.

Just a reminder!! For all you South Floridians, this weekend is a free convention at the Miami Airport Convention Center <-(where Supercon is held every year) . If your not busy this weekend try and show up. $5 for parking and loads of fun. If your a noob to cosplay this is a good opportunity to get your feet wet, if you see me please say hello....I don't bite 😈. Will be going in my Red armor and my friend Carlos (owner of the HeroHypeCon) will be wearing my blue armor. The following day we'll be filming a commercial for #herohypecon2014 so if your cosplay is good maybe we can arrange a photoshoot.  Hope to see yall there 😎👍 #halo #halo4 #haloarmor #405th #343i #cosplay #MiamiHurricon #MiamiHurricon2014 #MACC #gaming #anime #igers #instagood #instadaily #photooftheday #florida #southflorida #miami

Just a reminder!! For all you South Floridians, this weekend is a free convention at the Miami Airport Convention Center <-(where Supercon is held every year) . If your not busy this weekend try and show up. $5 for parking and loads of fun. If your a noob to cosplay this is a good opportunity to get your feet wet, if you see me please say hello....I don't bite 😈. Will be going in my Red armor and my friend Carlos (owner of the HeroHypeCon) will be wearing my blue armor. The following day we'll be filming a commercial for so if your cosplay is good maybe we can arrange a photoshoot. Hope to see yall there 😎👍

gun_slinger_ Thankyou for this, I had no idea about this event D:

shockwave_studios @gun_slinger_ your most welcome 😆 thisll be my first time going to this con so I hope its not that bad lol 😒

Another solo shot from Megacon. Ill be wearing it again this weekend, can't wait 😆 #halo #halo4 #405th #343i #megacon #megacon2014 #gaming #cosplay #igers #instadaily #instagood #photooftheday

Another solo shot from Megacon. Ill be wearing it again this weekend, can't wait 😆

halotheater Amazing. 😍

fitifyshay Mi gusta! Lol 😊😊😊😘

ghostiemetalhead Well I will you see at Hurricon this weekend! I am gonna be in my homestuck troll cosplay but I am sure it won't be hard to find you haha.

shockwave_studios @ghostiemetalhead yes! Awesome lol. Itll be fun. I love the smaller conventions 😉 yes def have to take a photo together no matter what. I wanna post it.

blastertron19 It doesn't look anyone like the deadeye helmet

shockwave_studios @blastertron19 it doesn't look like the deadeye helmet is that what you mean?

cameron_carbia Dude your cosplay is seriously awesome.

Thanks to all my new followers for checking me out today and especially to @shockwave_studios for the bump.  I've had a very pleasant day at work and every time I check my ig feed this is my face. #thanks #grateful #selfie #work #firefighter #cosplay  #405th #therpf

Thanks to all my new followers for checking me out today and especially to @shockwave_studios for the bump. I've had a very pleasant day at work and every time I check my ig feed this is my face.

roshprops Also, so so close to 100 #followers

shockwave_studios Wow in still shocked you got such a good response. Ive given shoutouts before but I think youve gotten the most followers in such a short amount of time lol. See im not the only one that thinks you stuff kicksass

roshprops @shockwave_studios I think you're a much more powerful man than you think.

shockwave_studios Haha yeah right. Bro its all about the #hashtags 😎

jcfreak808 @ninjaasianandy - nice! 👍

asiangamerboii47 @jcfreak808 - Thanks man!

tomlondonmagic nice insta, like your profile

Teabag time lol😎😈 damn I think my butt plate was crooked 😕. #animate #animatemiami2014 #405th #halo #halo4 #cosplay #gaming #igers #instadaily #photooftheday #video #bestjourneyman

Teabag time lol😎😈 damn I think my butt plate was crooked 😕.

justin_kliner Did you make your own armour? If so what did you make it out of?

gun_slinger_ I remember seeing you do this at the convention. I couldnt stop laughing. Props to you my friend

cristonamo Your butt looks a little flat x)

shockwave_studios @justin_kliner yeah I make all my own stuff. Its made of many thicknesses of foam.

shockwave_studios @cristonamo ha yeah it does

shockwave_studios @gun_slinger_ thanks hun 😉👍 yeah we had a blast.

fitifyshay Hahahha!! 😄

I think this shoutout is long overdue. Fellow #iger and #405th member @roshprops deserves a follow for his hard work amd amazing talent. His armor & helmet building is just down right awesome. The amount of effort and detail he puts into his builds is inspirational.  Check out his stuff, you won't be disappointed 😎👍👍 #halo #haloreach #haloarmor #propmaker #propbuilder #405th #gaming #cosplay #igers #instagood #instadaily #photooftheday

I think this shoutout is long overdue. Fellow and member @roshprops deserves a follow for his hard work amd amazing talent. His armor & helmet building is just down right awesome. The amount of effort and detail he puts into his builds is inspirational. Check out his stuff, you won't be disappointed 😎👍👍

roshprops Wow, thanks! I noticed my Instagram just blew up this morning and this explains it! Thanks so much @shockwave_studios

shockwave_studios @roshprops lol no prob bro

ajgraheezy13 Dang man I wish I had money to buy some of that stuff from ya

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