Tuesday, September 16, 2014
While I was dealing with the frustrations of thermoforming and trying to tint things, I was also working on the rest of the cosplay: the costume itself. I went on a consumerist mall safari to acquire a leather jacket. At first, I stopped by the Garment District, which is a consignment and thrift store in Cambridge that tends to have nice vintage retro things. But their leather jackets, while awesome and great quality, were running more than $50 on average, and I didn't want to spend so much on a jacket I'd end up modifying and sticking things on. So I headed to the mall, and ended up buying a men's pleather jacket from H&M.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Exhibition at Techfair was a great time. I had a lot of fun explaining my inspirations and process, but it was a bit of a bummer having to say that it was still a work in progress. I went onto Mcmaster and ordered some PETG to thermoform the visor, before it became too late. The helpful guys at the Pappalardo laboratory (Super shout out to Professor Braunstein for dealing with my constant pestering) were kind enough to let me use their thermoforming machine in the middle of the 2.007 class. I caught them during the tail end of spring break.