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Xerox Samurai No.1 by The-BenT-One Xerox Samurai No.1 by The-BenT-One
Title - Xerox Samurai
Media - Industrial Cardboard and Garbage Bags
Time - 63 hrs
completed early November, 2009

This was the result of a project for my Intro to Sculpture class. The assignment was to take one material and use another to bind the first material together. One of the options was to make something that could be worn. I then proceeded to make a full scale replica of a suit of japanese samurai armor. I put in far more time than was necessary, but the result is as you see above.

This piece has been accepted to the Functional Art Show art the EckHaus Gallery in Kutztown, PA. [link]
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WintersIce Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2014
This is so amazing!!!
May I use it for a potential cosplay? (Need cred? Lay out your rules, and I'll follow them La la la la )
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The-BenT-One Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sure, go right ahead. I will warn you, if you're going to try recreating it from the pictures here, it may be very difficult (since I was making stuff up as I went along and there was no real pattern I was following)

If you could just tell people where you got the inspiration, that would be cool.
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bethellan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Great piece of work, thanks for the inspiration:

bethellan.deviantart.com/art/M…
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The-BenT-One Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you thought to use my armor as a template for the costume! Thanks
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StyleRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
This piece was the inspiration for me to try something like this. I want to point out to those looking at this work the extra details and effort that can be seen it its construction. Every time I view this I see something new. Look how the words and Xerox logo on the cardboard all fit together perfectly across pieces. That shows A LOT of planning before the first cut was made, and skill in building each piece. The arms have many small, articulated pieces so this armor appears to have good mobility (again, skill in planning and execution). Lastly, the level of detail in making the armor actually follow Samurai design is very impressive (The flourishes on the helmet to deflect arrows, the multiple straps of garbage bags to hold the armor correctly).

Good work.
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The-BenT-One Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm flattered you'd take the time to write such a nice review. I'm glad I could inspire you!
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IronBrony Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Impressive!
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:icon1xdude:
1xdude Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
How did you make the chest piece curved?
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:iconthe-bent-one:
The-BenT-One Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
the trick is to make a flat piece, and then cut a small wedge out of those curved pieces by the armpits. then when you sew it together it will pull the top down a little and make a curve.
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jawas47 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Artist
holly crap thats awsome
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:iconthe-bent-one:
The-BenT-One Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks. and you can buy it for 1 grand.
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pureevilreturns Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the whole suit, the time was well spent! Now, for my silly question, Where did you find the pattern for the suit, or did you simply free-form it?
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:iconthe-bent-one:
The-BenT-One Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
The pattern doesn't exist, I winged it. I am considering making a pattern for downloading at some point though...
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Max300 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this would be amazing

I've got some soda boxes lying around and wanted to do something similar, but I've no idea where to start
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The-BenT-One Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
I can tell you already that you need a fuck-ton of cardboard for this, depending on your body type. But I will be delayed on making a pattern, due to graduating school this year.
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Max300 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got more soda boxes than I know what to do with, and I think I can reference your build pretty well, plus some duct tape.

thanks for the inspiration though!
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BastardSword Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Damn, man.
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:iconthe-bent-one:
The-BenT-One Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
I know, right?
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sandragon13 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Spectacular stuff, man, I was blown away the first time I saw this...
-sandragon13
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The-BenT-One Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
it looks so much better this way, doesn't it?
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sandragon13 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Yeah man, very metal indeed. Well...metaphorically, of course.
-sandragon13
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Amisgaudi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Perfectirijillo!
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:iconthe-bent-one:
The-BenT-One Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm so glad you like it!
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Amisgaudi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
jeje!! yes! Saludos!!
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Csp499 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, neat...
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The-BenT-One Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks for taking the time to comment!
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