Maker Faire 2011
From 2010-2011 I was working on my ODST armor. The Bay Area Maker Faire, which is in May every year, is always held just a 10 minute drive from my house. I knew that it was a well known gathering place of many makers (hence the name) including Adam Savage from the Mythbusters, so I decided heck why not finish up this suit so to wear it to the Faire? Two weeks before the event I was scrambling to strap my suit together and finish up painting and decals and I ended up finishing it the night before the Faire. That morning I went to the San Mateo Expo Center with a couple of friends to show off my suit, which got a lot of attention. I left feeling sorry for the folks wearing costumes at Disneyland because taking pictures every ten steps is tough (lol). I also met Shawn Thorsson (Thorssoli) from the 405th forums at the event. He had an entire booth set up to display his amazing Master Chief suits and other Halo props.