Since I'm stuck with a few obstacles to sort out right now, I decided it's a good time to step back and jump on the computer and do a little designing again. Picking out a few good Gundam Strike Freedom logos and some randomly generic "Caution" icons to cover the costume.
Found a few images online, but they're too low res. And my costume is super large scale, chances of finding 'decals' to fit my scale are next to none. So, I'd have to recreate them all. Part of the fun!
A couple of work-in-progress logos.
Design: Shoulders, Arms, and Chest
And to continue the costume build past the helmet, here I start to see how the next stage would be. The shoulders, arms, and torso.
I always said that if I can't get the proportions to work for my body, I wouldn't continue with the costume. Do it right or don't do it at all. My goal from the beginning was always to make a "chibi" version of Gundam. Specifically, the FW Converge series of Gundams. (Pictured top right)
Roughing in the initial sketches over my body, I maybe able to get the shoulders and arms right. But, unfortunately, the torso isn't looking good. I just don't have a skinny waist to pull it off. So, it seems the costume will end there. Well, I still can get the chest finished.
I think that's good enough. It'll have all the elements I want in the costume. Building the legs would just restrict my movements anyways.