Monday, December 5, 2016

Baby Groot For The Win!

Baby Groot is gonna steal every scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 just like he's doing in this second trailer!

And Drax is probably gonna steal a few scenes too... 😉

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 hits theaters in May 2017.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Proton Pack Build V2

Proton Pack V1 vs Proton Pack V2

Six years ago I made a proton pack for Halloween. You can check out the build process here. I made it mostly out of cardboard, foam, and random things from Home Depot and the Dollar Store. It was a fun foray into prop building and while I love the pack, it is pretty fragile. The base is pretty much all cardboard, and the pack has a duct tape look to it, mainly because there's a lot of duct tape on it. I wanted to build a pack that was more durable and looked a little more screen accurate. So I decided to build another one completely out of foam.

Proton Pack version 2 had to satisfy two of my needs:

1. It had to be light, hence the foam construction. Proton packs are usually made of resin, fiberglass, or aluminum and can weigh anywhere from 35 to 50 pounds or more. Carrying that on my back all day during a convention is not appealing.

2. It had to house a backpack inside so that I had storage for things I bought at conventions, so I decided that the pack would split in two to access it.

So to start, here's the bag I got to fit inside the pack. It has a flat, narrow profile and I got it on clearance at BestBuy.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Wonder Woman Trailer

A new Wonder Woman trailer is finally out!

Wonder Woman was easily the best part of the much maligned Batman v Superman which I actually enjoyed for what it's worth, so I'm super excited for this one.

The trailer starts with Wonder Woman walking through Paris.

Friday, October 28, 2016

A Stranger Things Christmas

Have you ever wondered what a Stranger Things / Peanuts crossover would look like? Well here you go!

I kind of love how Snoopy is the demogorgon, and poor Barb still can't get a break...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Minions Goggles Project

My friends and I went to a New York Comic Con party dressed as Gru and his Minions! It's a quick and silly costume and I was tasked with making the goggles so here's how I did it.

I made a template out of paper to fit my face and transferred it to 5mm craft foam. Here are the dimensions. If you get a regular piece of 9x12 foam, you can make 3 pairs of goggles from it because each eyepiece is 8x2. I don't know how long the angled side is but if you measure everything else, that won't matter. You obviously need to cut 2 of these out for both your eyes.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Logan Trailer

A day after the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 trailer dropped, we were gifted with another surprise trailer. This time it's for Logan, the third and final solo Wolverine movie and reportedly the last time Hugh Jackman will train his brains out for the role. Now the Wolverine series has not been good. X-Men Origins: Wolverine was utterly forgettable, and The Wolverine, while leaps and bounds better than the first, didn't have a high bar to get over and still ended up being a hot mess. But holy crap, this trailer looks great!

The movie takes place in 2024 and the aging Logan's healing factor isn't what it used to be. Much like my metabolism... ;)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Teaser

It wasn't enough that we got a teaser poster for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 dropped by director James Gunn himself. But Marvel also released the first teaser for the movie too!

And now let's take a quick look at this short teaser trailer!