Customs: Need a name for a fan character for school

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  1. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Argh. Deadlines are so annoying, especially when you have a million and one assignments due. Anyways, every year at school, we have a special day where we fundraise for a special charity (which is sometimes our own school because we...um, like money? :lol ), which is basically an excuse for us all to dress up as stuff, and get out of class.

    Being the transformer nut I am, my friends want me to get cracking with a robot costume. I'm loosely basing it off G1 Ironhide, if only because he's a very blocky robot, which is easy as to build. Key word being loosely. I'm keeping the truck window on the front, and the general blockyness of everything, but re proportioning it to fit me. And hopefully have a real head, if I can learn to create such a round shape out of cardboard...

    The only problem is, the whole day is supposed to be when we represent our 'houses', ie those random groups schools split you into just to make you hate each other, and that means my whole costume has to be blue, primarily. I'm thinking blue body with black limbs and blue feet, and blue head.

    What does one call a blue robot that turns into a van? Preferably something completely unrelated to Ironhide or Ratchet...

    P.S. I was going to make G1 Bumblebee at first, but I realised a blue Bumblebee would be Glyph, and I ain't dressing up as a fembot, dammit. :mad 
     
  2. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    ...Why aren't you just dressing as Bluestreak?
     
  3. grimlockprime

    grimlockprime Well-Known Member

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    g1 skids
     
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    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Gearbox

    Cobalt (if you match the shade of blue)

    Cargo
     
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    That's my vote. It's very simple, and fits into your G1 costume style you talked about.

    Randy!
     
  6. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Because he's silver and you know it! :lol 

    Nah, its just that I'm trying to avoid any robots where I would have to sculpt a relatively accurate car part. Bluestreak's chest would be too hard to make, given the curves and all the detailing it would need.

    Hmm, I need door wings...

    Gearbox sounds cool. :) 
     
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    Nachtsider Banned

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    Blue.

    Dubba dee. Dubba dah.
     
  8. Altitron

    Altitron Commercial Artist

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    Skids sounds like you had an accident in your Hanes. Go with Gearbox!

    - Alty
     
  9. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    This is an obstacle I need to overcome when I get round to making a helmet for my Hallowe'en costume this year (I've started designing it already).

    My advice is to build the structure using strips of card, then add the surface with papier maché.

    And while I'm coming up blank for names at the mo, I do like Gearbox.
     

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