Convention season is about to go into full swing which means cosplayers that plan in advance are building all the things. The Armored Garage is working on a Dragonzord costume from Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers to wear at Emerald City Comicon the first weekend of April. He started the project somewhat recently after spending a couple months making a 3D model based on a toy and screencaps from the show. He decided to document the build with a series of vlogs on his YouTube channel. He’s hoping to have all the parts of the armor/suit (of which there are many) ready to assemble by the end of February. He’s used EVA foam to construct the pieces, and he’s making good progress. The vlog offers insight on an ambitious costume like this gets from point A to point finished
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