Sean Patten's photo collection of hand made costumes from various groups around the country. This site is for display only. Most of the items seen here were built by individuals for their own personal use, and are not for sale. We are happy to converse with other prop builders out there, but please don't ask to buy or trade items... Enjoy the show!
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COLONIAL MARINES ON PATROL, SUPPORTED
BY FERRET SCOUT APC
Late in 2002, we took advantage of this great photo op courtesy of Mat's brother in law before he sold off this nifty piece of hardware.
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TIME TO REFLECT
MAKING FUN OF THE LIEUTENANT
Top Row, L to R: Jesse (Gunner), Stacy (Commander), Evans (Driver), Richard (Engineer)
Mid Row, L to R: Dan (Lieutenant), Sean (Smartgunner).
Bottom Row, L to R: Robin, Christine, Eric, Mike, Alison, Mat (Marines)
Also present (but not in this picture) was Tracy as another Marine- nearly a full squad!!
FERRETS AND DOG SOLDIERS
We also took some AWESOME shots of our Jin-Roh gear with the Ferret!
JUST ONE LOOKS GOOD
BUT THEY ROCK IN NUMBERS
MAT DIRECTS FIRE
Finally, a costume where the Asian members of our group look more authentic than the white guys!
Top row, from R to L: Mat, Richard, Evans
Bottom row, from R to L: Robin, Christine, Dan
JIN-ROH DOG SOLDIERS TAKE STAGE BY STORM-
These costumes blew away the fans at Fanime, earning Best in Show and Best Technical in the masquerade. Be SURE to see the even better shots with the Ferret above!
Here's a nice, casual off-stage shot. From L to R: Richard, Tracy, Christine, Robin, and Mat.
Five other friends and members of Hi-Impact have suits in production too, so if everyone shows up somewhere at once, that's a full squad of 10! I had to bow out of this project, but am still pleased with the results. Mat came up with a great effect for the glowing eyes (that still allows you to see through them!). More shots coming soon...
COLONIAL MARINES IN FORCE- SILICON 2001
From R to L: Bob, Alison, Mat, Mike, Sean, Tracy, Evans, Max, Eric. This isn'te even everyone! Hi-Impact and friends pretty much dominated this convention. It was fun to see everyone again! Now we just need to go to a nice location for some REAL filming action... Thanks to Chris, Jesse, Alison, Mat, and Kathie for taking great pics!
COLONIAL MARINES SECURE THE DOUBLETREE OUTPOST
ON PORT SAN JOSE- MAY 2001
A casual shot of our recently expanded group of Colonial Marines. Top Row (L to R): Private Tracy Newby, Private Alison Fanara, Corporal Sean Patten. Bottom Row (L to R): Private Evans Pang, Corporal Mike Fanara, Master Sergeant Mat Clayson, and Corporal Eric Moody. LINKS TO TWO MORE SHOTS BELOW:
A facehugger fails to escape the notice of some
of the marines
A well covered access point ensures a safe advance
MORE SHOTS OF ALIENS ARMOR
Cpl. Moody and PFC Mannion on patrol
Investigating a potential bug hole...
Cpl. Moody leads the way
Cpl's Patten and Moody make entry
Cpl Patten provides cover fire for the advance
Shot in a storm drain for HALLOWEEN 98- a taste of things to come.....
ESWAT- Olympus Police costumes from Masamune Shirow's
Clockwise from the lower left: Mat, Mike Schiffbauer (as a KOTUS), Mike Fanara, Robin, Eric, Sean (as a Sniper), Tracy, and Lori in the middle (as Deunan).
A closeup of the Sniper and KOTUS
We had to wear something cool to Fanimecon this year, and this is what we threw together. Robin Yang is mostly to blame, though all of us admitted to wanting the Seburo guns (conversions of MP3 airsofts), blue BDUs, Olympus Police patches (which Mat printed up), and those cool harnesses with loads of straps and pockets. Whee! Everyone at the con was impressed (or maybe scared- I couldn't tell).
"THE BUGHUNTER"- Our entry in the 1998 COMICON costume competition
It won Best Technical and BEST OF SHOW! This is the first (but not the last) venue featuring Hi-Impacts new ALIENS Colonial Marines costumes. Our humerous entry consisted of various genres swapping war stories at a bar. From L to R: Jeff Young (SST), Sean Lujan (Snowtrooper), Max Cervantes (CM), Robin Yang (CM), Sean Patten (Smartgun), Bob Mannion (CM), Eric Moody (CM), Sharie Justice (Pilot /w/chestburster), Mat Clayson (SST).
Starship Troopers- Baycon 98
Members of Hi-Impact pose in force in a mix of Trooper, Pilot, and Intelligence
uniforms. Shown are Mat, Eric, Robin, Bob, Myself, Kathie, Sharie, and
One of Games Workshop's Full Scale Space Marine Models
I was impressed by these models (not to mention my preoccupation with 40K). Actual suits of Mark 7 and Terminator armor were also built on behalf of the Black Library, and appear in the Games Day videos. I have vague plans to eventually (in a few years) do Space Marine armor. It would be vacu-formed much like our stormtroopers. This site has good step-by step info on vacuforming:
How to build a Stormtrooper- The Definitive Guide
If you are new to costuming and you think you want to tackle Space Marine armor, my advice is to start with something less ambitious, like Marine Scouts. Get used to the techniques first. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask, otherwise I don't really have enough free time to write up all the steps for how I would approach making Marine armor...
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