Disney fans are the greatest because they always take their fandom to the next level. Whether it’s everyday cosplay or over the top parties, their love for Disney shows through by how much detail and pride is put into their efforts.
Artist and Youtuber Keith Lapinig channeled his love of Disney and made his own tribute to Big Hero 6 by building his own Hiro Hamada costume from scratch. While this video is a year old, it begs for a rewatch.
Lapinig made this entire costume by using 3D printing. Surprisingly with no previous experience, he modeled and 3D printed each piece using a Makerbot. Being self-taught, there was a lot of trial and error. Even more astonishing, Lapinig made this based solely off of two Disney promotional photos before trailers were even released, so he had to figure out the entire outfit without references. Now that’s devoted fandom.
The entire costume took 3 months and is made up of 10 different parts, some taking up to 13 hours to print. The total working printing time was 125 hours. Once printed, the pieces were then glued and sanded and given coat upon coat of automotive paint, which provided the beautiful purple shine of Hiro’s helmet.
Ever resourceful, the gloves were created from old snowboarding gloves and fabric and do a great job at completing the entire look. Lapinig promises even more replicas from some of his favorite Disney films in the future and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.
images: Keith Lapinig