With the marathon of exhaustion I've been going through the past few days and the previous three years of on and off snail's-pace progress I've been making on this project, I will say I was more than a bit elated to finally be putting the damned thing on. Unfortunately, there's no way I could do it without at least one other person to help snap and strap things in place. Here's how it goes...
Step one: put on the lower half of everything so that the thigh straps go up over the shoulders:
Step two: put on the top half of the undersuit:
Step three: strap on the diaper, backplate, and abplate, making sure everything is lined up:
Step four: slip on the arm parts, gloves, and hood, then buckle the chest in place:
Step five: don helmet, grab a weapon, and look menacing:
Step six: pwnage test:
Now I've had a chance to test out the whole rig and I've got a lot of ideas for improvements. I also need to get to work on a blue suit.
First up: finding an easier way to go to the bathroom while in costume:
Stay tuned for pictures of my first evening out wearing this.