Category Archives: #SilentHill

DropBOB commissioned project – Pyramid Head – Packing and shipping!


Shipping is often overlooked by new businesses and startups. But it’s actually one of the most important things to review and plan for. I actually custom designed my shipping box so that I could ship as efficiently as possible. Often, if you are stuck using a standard box, you end up filling it with too much filler, and you pay (and charge) too much for what you’re shipping.
So when I was designing the merchandise, I fully thought out the packing and shipping situation, all in virtual reality!
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DropBOB commissioned project – Pyramid Head – Painted, added finishing touches and DONE!


So I’ve completed the Made-to-Order Pyramid Head helmet for a Silent Hill Stage Production commissioned through my Etsy Shop.

Here’s the Recap. I built most of the structure & was ready for paint just this past Weekend.

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DropBOB commissioned project – Pyramid Head – Built & Ready for paint!


With the materials all unpacked and ready to be assembled, today’s build day started out with a bang … or rather a high pitched hum of the Dremel saw.

As per Jenny by-law (of which I haven’t been able to find in writing yet), the noise making was allowed to start at 11am. That’s pretty much when I started laying out the wooden frame patterns. Continue reading DropBOB commissioned project – Pyramid Head – Built & Ready for paint!

DropBOB commissioned project – Pyramid Head – Materials Purchased for Manufacturing!


So the approvals are back! The Etsy listing updated and the order confirmed! Things are rolling.

I’ve purchased all the materials needed from the hardware store. I’ll be picking this up tomorrow. Just in time for me to begin manufacturing on the weekend. Stoked!

DropBOB commissioned project – Pyramid Head – Approval Drawings


So I’ve been busy working on finishing the Model and coming up with a good set of Approvals/Layouts for my commissioned Pyramid Head Cosplay. It’s been a real hit on my Etsy Page.
I’m not quite happy with these yet, but it’s a start. I often berate the drafters at my “other job” for having terrible drawings … but making drawings from scratch is hard. Especially when the information you want to convey/receive is not fully defined yet.

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Bobby’s Silent Hill: Pyramid Head Costume 2015 – Week 2 Progress


So I’ve almost completed the head part of this costume. And since I’ll be attending the Vancouver Halloween Parade, I have to make sure not to put any gore and blood on it as its a “family” oriented event. But don’t worry, The gore will be added after this.

Since last week, I’ve added mesh & cast iron pipes & foam.

I started trying to screw in the mesh with fasteners and washers … but it was actually way stronger and faster to just hot glue it.

The foam was glued in using my favorite glue: PL 8x I haven’t yet found something this glue can’t do! It’s low odor and does not melt foam (most glues do this because of the acetone).

With these major upgrades the head already looks badass!

Drinking always gets those creative juices flow!

Adding some of these Cast iron union joints (these are my favorite parts, they just feel really good in the hands).

And since the structure is build with 1/2″ plywood, attaching anything is simple.

Adding the foam strategically to fit your body is key!

Now that you have the whole thing built up. Adding some paint just makes the whole thing POP!

After a little bit of searching. I found that the best color and style for this is the Hammered Brown. It gives it a cast iron sheen and gives it a galvanized texture. Perfect for this project!

The mandatory painters tape!

And after a few complaints from the smell coming from the wife … and voila. Let it dry overnight and you have yourself a metallic looking helmet!

Now to make the rear wiglet looking things. Note, that I could have left these out as they are pure aesthetic … but no. I go all the way!

And since I only want it to look like the bolts actually bolt right into my spine … I’ll end up cutting these.

Ya, I love sparks! I know.

Using the PL glue again, you can add to this piece.

And that’s what it’s supposed to look like once installed. And, to give it some extra emphasis … I’ll actually keep these metallic silver (galvanized).

And don’t forget to paint the interior foam black … makes it look professional.

Up next: Don’t forget the most important part:

I figured that there was no other way to make this perfectly other than 3d printing … So I got this commissioned: MakeFamilyFun’s Hub kindly made this part for me after I designed on it Solidworks. For about $35, I was able to get this part printing withing a few hours.

Up next, install the red gear, buy material for the bottom of the costume (the pants), and make the ginormous sword … standby!