You must have seen pictures of people wearing Halo armor. Niki aka Halo goddess, a passionate Halo collector wrote a blog about creating Halo armor all by yourself a few days back. However, she warns, this project is little crafty and can go well only for those who have a flair for artistic things. It required lots of time and patience, if you can afford that, then and then only it will help you in pulling off the complete project. Also, try to stay a bit practical and know that your first suit might not be exactly like the one you expected. You will need lots of practice and time to complete this task. And last, you will need some extra bucks for this purpose as nothing will come cheap. You will need at least $100-300 to complete the task and if you wish to add some cool effects like armor or helmet that will cost extra. The better the quality of material higher will be the finish of final product.
For the starters she suggests the readers to check out: http://www.405th.com/forum.php it is the portal that started the complete game of dress making. You can check out the NOOB forum that offers complete guidance to new people. She guides the readers to choose only those threads that offer relevant information such as http://www/405th.com/showthread.php/15735-New-Recruit-Orientation-Video. The video offers a complete rundown about what is expected from the members. Also, she suggests, you can start a new thread like “I wish to start but don’t know where to begin from?’ and you will start receiving answers in a while. There might not be too much help initially, however, some veteran members will offer you proper reading stuff that will give a fair idea about needs to be done. Other important suggested links are http://www.405th.com/showthread.php/30542-NOOB-reading-list or http://www.405th.com/showthread.php/8791-Tutorial-Pepakura-building-for-dummies-(or-noobs).
Once you are done reading these links, you can now start working on the relevant program. In case, you haven’t done with your research on 405th, you can also check out http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/. It is a non-mac link, so in case you are using mac you will need some other portal. Pepakura might be free but it doesn’t allow users to save work so beware before you spend too much time or energy on it. If you still wish to work with it and save your work, you can always purchase the complete version by paying an amount of $38. It will generate a password that you can use later to get complete access to Pepakura. Once you have installed this software on your system, you can start collecting the Halo models. One of the best links for this purpose is http://halocostuming.wikia.com/wiki/Pepakura_File_Index or if you want Halo Reach models, you can find the thread on 405th as http://www.405th/showthread.php/24086-*The-Official*-Halo-Reach-Pepakura-Files-Thread.
For the new comers she suggests that those who wish to get a feel for doing Pepakura, they can always begin by printing something. You can always go for the most preferred model like Halo: Combat Evolved Marine helmet or something like that.
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