-Applied "TOKUGAWA HEAVY INDUSTRIES" barcode to visor
-Applied "caution///don't touch lens surface" to eye pieces
-Applied small red plastic crystal things to the eye pieces (because I dont have anything else, and my mom had tons of these everywhere. she's artsy crafty too.)
SOME discrepancies on the barcode and such I have applied.
--On the Ultra Detailed Figure of Raiden(MGS4) his visor says "TOKUGAWA HEAVY INDUSTRY
--The $944 + $70S&H Raiden Headgear available from a seller online the visor says "TOKUGAWA HEAVY INDUSTRY
--Raiden's in-game model from MGS4, his visor decal says "TOKUGAWA HEAVY INSDUSTRIES
I chose to follow the in-game model. BUT, my decal is black, because the printer I used can't print white.
The ear piece on thei n-game model, his textures are low resolution and difficult to see, let alone READ. so I chose to emulate another Raiden cosplayer's headgear, and he wrote "SOUND TRAP 008-000365226" I decided this is what I'd do as well.
these will be applied to the ear pieces.
the teeth on this piece are made from an exact mold of the teeth of my bottom jaw! [with some modification]
plus the clay I used for then (KATO Polyclay) cures the color similar to that of bone (sort of yellow vs. sterile white) so I didnt have to paint them, and they look pretty similar to that of real teeth
(and arent stellar white compared to the teeth of my top jaw. SO If I make a stupid smile, the bottom teeth here will match closely to my actual teeth. fantstic! )
I was worrying over how to make decent labels to apply to the headgear, since my handwriting is just atrocious, and I wanted these things to look nice, sharp, and professional. I mean, cyborg parts and accessories have to manufactured somewhere, right?
we can't have each and every cyborg ninja trying to build himself, someone has to make arms for him first, at least! amIright?
I didn't want to order anything, that'd be pricey and I'd have to waaiiiiittt
. so after failing to find any TRULY TRANSPARENT printable sticker paper, I resorted to:
-Printing on a transparency sheet (like for the overhead projectors teachers used back in the day)
-running it through a, large hand operated, XYRON machine.the XYRON machine takes any sheet of paper/flat print, and you run it through like you were to laminate it. then you peel off the transparent top, and you can peel your paper off the wax paper that's coated in an adhesive, and boom, the back of your paper is sticky.
basically, XYRON MACHINE = MAKE YOUR OWN STICKERS.
Both the machine, and the transparent sheet I got from my wonderful digital graphics teacher.
However, the printers dont print in WHITE. so I had to make the visor barcode black, and tried printing the "caution///don't touch lens surface" with a red stroke, but you couldn't see i on black, and thus filled it in with a metallic sharpie.
this is what you get when you lack all the proper materials to make such a complicated prop for cosplay.
IMPROVISE, ALL THE THINGS.