Thanks! We worked really hard on trying to make our armor game accurate. Are you working with Pep files? They don't have all that detail. It was all added personally. We used bondo that had been shaped and sanded into the correct shapes. Also, thin sheets of foam work really well for adding detail.
here to answer your question! Yes. The suit is hot. The undersuit that we wore is basicly just a workout suit from Walmart. (Will be making accurate suit in the future) Being in Texas and attending Texas cons, it can be really hot if you go outside. I tend to spend most of my time in the air conditioning and only venture out for short photo shoots. Of course, it is a really good way to lose water weight. lol
here: Talking about suffering for one's art: I lost feeling in my right big toe that night from wearing my armor. It's slowly coming back and I really don't notice it anymore. That along with all of the fiberglass cuts and resins burns really make cosplaying a spartan worth it in the end. lol
Moonwildflower talking: You can! You can go to 405th.com and join the community there. We are a big group of people who enjoy making Halo armor and props. We love helping other people in the creation of their own armor! Come by and visit. You don't have to be a member to view most of our threads.
This moonwildflower speaking: It started with cardstock, which we later fiberglassed and resined. Go to 405th.com. It's a big community of people who do this all the time and we have tutorials and threads about everything.