The Sci-Fi Robot Helmets of BurgerStrings!

After three long years, we’re back at Monsterpalooza in Pasadena to meet sculptors, make-up artists, and effects artists whose work we adore. Chris Hamburger–aka Burgerstrings–is a traditional clay sculptor who makes incredible robot masks and helmets and paints them to perfection. We chat with Chris about his process and tips for painting his character castings to look like industrial machines.

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Adam’s One Day Builds: 2001 Spacesuit Helmet Repair!

Even years after Adam has “completed” a cosplay or worn it at a convention, he from time to time returns to his costumes to further upgrade or refurbish them with new materials or updated reference. That’s the case with the helmet for his 2001: A Space Odyssey spacesuit, which needs a new sewn lining to better match how the originals were made. It’s time to take apart this unique helmet and make it more screen accurate, in a build that also gives Adam a break from his current costume project!