I long to create things that spark emotions with my creations. This Build however has been a long time coming and has been a very challenging one. I had this idea of creating Malthael but instead of making something that would just be on foot it would appear to float along the crowd so i knew i needed wheels to make that effect. I watched the Cinematic trailer atleast 100 times and stared at his size and his appearance. i wanted something larger than life and wanted to create something never before done. Taking costuming to the next level. I debuted this costume at Dragoncon 2017 even though it wasnt complete. There is still so much more i want to do with it. I will update this as i add more to it. Here are some images of my build on this.
To the left is my father Robby Royster he has been a huge driving force on helping me bring this costume along with other creations to life.
On the right is my wife she is my backbone and insures i dont go batshit crazy while creating these things.
I stand 10' tall in this picture and can lower myself to 7'6" on the base.
Here is a crappy video showing the up/down motion of the frame before we built it. we designed the frame based around the bones of a wheel chair we bought.
Here are some of the images of the beginning stages we took to create this crazy frame. We rolled a 34" dia ring out of square tubing and designed a frame to go around the wheel chair remains.
Here is a model that Chris LaBoy gave us to work with for the Reaper frame. Along with creating the armor parts.
Here is the sickle pieces i printed. Josh Smith modelled this for me and did a hell of a job capturing the look i was going for . On the right is showing the sickle with the 3d scan i did of the back of the wheel chair pendant placed in the model. Once the 3d scan and the model were merged together i could run the wiring through the handle and down my arm connecting it to the frame for controls.
Here is a short video showing me raising up to 10' in costume.