Yes, ladies and gentlemen, G.I.R. has arrived!
Today I finished the last part of my G.I.R. robot gijinka. Possibly tomorrow I’ll get a couple of pics of the entire costume. But for now I’ll just go into the parts.
The hoodie was really simple. I bought a grey hoodie and painted the front pocket the same color as his chest plate using a combination of light blue and neon green fabric paints. The green has some sparkle to it, which I think really helps.
Then I bought some goggles from Amazon. I was going to use Rub ‘N Buff on them, but it doesn’t work on plastic. Especially hard plastic, like the goggles. So this morning I picked up some Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch UltraCover 2X in silver or aluminum or something like that. Then I got to work.
Just one coat got it covered. I just had to make sure everything that would be seen got painted. Then I got to work on the lenses.
Once everything was dry, a little reassembly and they were ready to go!
It all turned out better than I expected. The eyes and the chest plate aren’t the same color. I think I got closer to a correct match on both of them than I ever thought I would. I just wish I could have tinted the lenses so I could just wear the goggles all the time instead of pulling them down for pics. I can’t see a thing when they’re on.