Groot seems to have become one of the most popular characters to cosplay from Guardians of the Galaxy. Given his height and detailed bark, it’s probably the trickiest costume to make (right up with there with Rocket Raccoon) and I like seeing howing different people approach the build. We’ve featured a few Groot costumes, and the latest one we’ve spotted is by Redditor Skissored. She used foam to make Groot’s armor, and it was fitted to a mannequin.
The black foam was cut and sculpted into shape, and she separated the build into a few pieces: legs, torso, and arms. Once it was all cut and ready, she covered the foam in spackle, sanded it, and primed it with black spray paint. From there, she painted the entire costume by hand to make it look like bark. That means she added every single line you see in the below picture.
To get closer to Groot’s height, she made some stilts with:
…empty paint cans reinforced (and reinforced again and agin) with 2×2, 2x4and plans of wood. Shoes drilled to the planks of wood.
More photos of the costume build at Imgur.