I am in the process of making a costume for a short film about a robot. The robot needs to be in the form of a costume, and worn by a child of about 12-14 yrs old. Consequently it needs to be light and comfortable while at the same time being realistic for camera.
I was considering building a frame around a protective vest - potentially from vac form plastic mouldings and then using a variety of paint techniques to achieve a metallic effect.
Does anyone have any advice on how I might build this robot?! What materials would you suggest. Any paint techniques would be hugely appreciated too.