Dragon Dredd: Judge Dredd Costume for DragonCon Complete!

With DragonCon this week I thought I’d share an update of my Dredd costume.  I didn’t have the money to make it as 100% as I’d hoped but with the stuff I already had plus some creativity I think it turned out pretty well!

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The helmet was the most difficult part.  Fiberglass is brittle and nasty to cut but by adding a $5 motorcycle helmet visor (which was very difficult to cut to fit, who would have thought chopping up DOT legal vehicle equipment would be so hard!?) and the padding (made from PC component packing) it ended up being pretty sturdy!

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The kneepads I got for less than $10 from a store closing.  They work well enough.  Next time I’ll add the Megacity-style ridges to them to make them more legit.  Those are East German Army Boots I’ve had since high school.  I’ve got around four pairs so I wouldn’t mind trying to modify some of those for a more 2000AD style Judge Dredd for future costumes!

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It was a lot of fun to put together and while, yes I’ll roast in the September Atlanta sun, I’m looking forward to being at least one Megacity Judge at the con this year!

 

 

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