I’m sure some of you may have see this wonderful artwork of Daft Punk. A friend of mine, @icknabob (on IG), the photo when it first appeared in 2017. Being a Daft Punk fan, I said to him, “We have to make it!!” So here’s my progress on how we made out 2017 Grammy’s version of Daft Punk within two weeks.

First step we took was to choose the right fabrics. When comparing fabrics, keep in mind how it will look in difference lighting and with flash photography.

Cutting the trim. I tried a couple different ways to do this. Ideally, it would have been great to have the whole trim to be embroidered. See that we only had two weeks to make this, I resorted to sketching out the design to size, converting that into a vector file, cut it on the Cricut cutter, and glued it onto the trim using iron-on adhesive. I also tried to cut the pattern out on the laser cutter, but the material partly melted. Not cool…

Helmet & Painting. This was one of the hardest parts. We tried to truly chrome the helmets and hand plates but we kept getting bumps in the paint or the chrome plating didn’t stick dues to the residual chemicals. In the end, we resorted to using Spaz Stix paint.

Final version completed for WonderCon 2017