If you've been wondering where my time's been going - then now you will know the answer. I've recently been hired to create a Transformable costume. I made mention in another thread, but have been diligently working 14+ hours a day on this project. I have approx. 2 weeks until I depart to Thailand to present the custom to my clients. I am quite excited, and also on the edge of my seat anticipating each result - as my deadline and pipeline were very short to begin with. From the start of the project and in the coming weeks, I've been taking detailed notes, creating blueprints, sketches, drafts, etc. I want to document the entire project, because I feel one day it will benefit those wanting to take a stab at something like this (who wouldn't want a life-size TF costume?) I might actually make a digital downloadable tutorial. Tonight, I will start this thread which focuses on the feet of the costume. The feet will actually not be connected to the lower leg, but to the wearer's feet. This idea will allow the wearer to freely move their foot full range : forward back and left/right. I started by looking at many TF style feet through different references. It seems many TF style feet have this look to them... [att]16122[/att] I'm not going to go over the edge and create the bevel on the top's edge, but am going to follow the basic form of this style of foot. I created a detailed blueprint on a drafting program. Any program with units of measurement will actually work. The costume's foot need to hold a boot inside it. The wearer's foot will be able to slide into this boot. I bought extra large boots, so that it can't be "too small" The specs call for a costume to fit a 5' 6" person. I measures the boot's size, and recreated it on my program (the same size) I then designed the costume's foot to look like the above picture, but be able to fit the boot inside itself. Once completely drafted, and happy, I can take each shape on the program and check the dimensions. From there, I translate the dimensions onto cardboard. Cardboard works great for the rough draft stage. it cuts easily and is cheap. It also is easy to put together with simple masking tape. Here's 2 shots of the foot in cardboard stage: [att]16117[/att] [att]16118[/att] Here is a picture of the boot which will mount inside the costume foot. I bought these which have a raised heel, which will give the robot added height. (I think it's a woman's boot design, but who cares - no one will see it) [att]16119[/att] The boot fits into the foot I made.... I will mount it to the PVC plastic which is on the bottom using several screws. [att]16120[/att] Once the boot is in place, I create a cover to close off the foot. [att]16121[/att] END CARDBOARD STAGE Coming up next.... From here, my next step is to take this entire cardboard foot apart. I then take each shape, and copy the same shape onto my medium (I am using 1/8 inch black PVC) I then put the black PVC pieces back together the same way the cardboard is, but adding additional supports on the interior. I want to add a good 5 to 6 inches of height to the costume wearer robot, I might add several sheets of plastic to the bottom of the feet.