This costume is inspired by the Sydney Opera House, animals with segmented exoskeletons (such as shrimp and lobsters), and “giant” Japanese robots (like Voltron and certain Gundam robots). I created a modular system which allowed me to build the shoulders, hips, toes, and most of the head with identical parts. The heels, chest/back plates, and face mask have unique shapes.
Free of charge: 5 FedEx shipping tubes, 2 large FedEx shipping boxes. Bought: 2 cans of Montana Gold spray paint (2 x $10), black costume gloves ($6.50). Already owned: black turleneck, black jeans, assorted small bolts, nuts, and washers, X-acto knife.