A key feature of the cyberman is that his mouth lights up as he talks. I experimented with a couple of ways to do this, and here is what I settled on.
Me at a job interview, a true story:
Interviewer: So what are some of your interests and hobbies.
Me: Uh…. (thinking of the cyberman body parts staked in my backyard like I’m some sort of witch doctor) … I like to read.
I think making the gloves was one of the more difficult parts of making this suit. And honestly, by the time I got to making the gloves I was tired. I had been working on the cyber suit for months, and to have to do one more thing felt impossible. But I soldiered on because the hands are so critical to the 2005 cyberman.
Here is a picture I got from the internet of the actual undersuits used on the show. I believe they are some sort of rubber.
I ordered a body suit off of eBay from China. I wanted a suit without a face, which I couldn’t find locally. The good thing about the suit from china was that I sent my measurements, and they made it custom, at about the same cost as what I could have bought at a Halloween store. The down side, is that I ended up having to resew some of the seams, as they were cheaply done. Continue reading