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Offline FX-7

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TRON Man
« on: May 27, 2004, 04:36 PM »
Saw this at Rebelscum

http://www.ibiblio.org/jmaynard/TRONcostume/

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Re: TRON Man
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2004, 04:41 PM »
OMG!  What a loser
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Re: TRON Man
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2004, 05:22 PM »
Yeah I posted that here too...

A while back

Definitely needs its own thread though ;D

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Re: TRON Man
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2004, 05:43 PM »
That's disgusting.  I could've easily done without the nutsack shots...   :-X

Thanks for putting that visual in my brain, Lenny!   >:(
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Re: TRON Man
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2004, 05:45 PM »
My eyes! My eyes! They burn...

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Re: TRON Man
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2004, 05:48 PM »


Getting ready for BiMonSciFiCon

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Re: TRON Man
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2004, 06:41 PM »

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Re: TRON Man
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2004, 11:22 PM »
I remember TRON. Now I can never watch it again. Just thinking of fat TRON guys running around... BARF!  :-X

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Re: TRON Man
« Reply #8 on: August 9, 2004, 12:14 PM »
We should all be ashamed of ourselves

'I learned that if I don't except myself, nobody will'



Bloomington: Jay Maynard, 44 of Fairmont, is dressed as a character inspired by the movie "Tron." He was waiting backstage during a costume contest at Convergence-Con, an annual science-fiction and fantasy convention held at the Sheraton Hotel South. "I'm wearing 10 double AA's and a 9-volt," said Maynard, who made his costume from spandex and electro-luminous wires.

"I've had about 15 radio interviews, three or four magazine stories, I have been on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' four times now and there is at least one more segment in the can ready to run. I certainly didn't set out to do all that, but I thought, 'I'm on the tiger. I might as well grab his ears and enjoy the ride.'

"Not all of the attention has been flattering. A couple online stories have drawn about 1,000 comments and only about 30 of them have been positive. Most of the rest were along the lines of: 'Fat guys in spandex don't look good' and 'My eyes will never be the same, where's the bleach?' That really got to me. I was in Detroit after one story hit the Web and had to drive 12 hours alone with all those comments ringing in my head. It was like the eighth-grade class bullying the unpopular geek all over again.

"In high school, I tried to do whatever it took to make that stop. I wanted to be one of the 'in crowd,' but I couldn't think of anything that I could do to change the fact that I wasn't. I've worked through all that now. I learned that if I don't accept myself, nobody will. But that doesn't mean it didn't still hurt. It hurt quite a lot. I wouldn't recommend anybody to spend hours on Interstate 80 after that kind of treatment."


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Re: TRON Man
« Reply #9 on: August 9, 2004, 01:07 PM »
Seeing this disturbing image brought thoughts of this other nut.


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Re: TRON Man
« Reply #10 on: August 9, 2004, 01:13 PM »
I wonder if anyone else has had to drive down the street after reading about how stupid they look...I wonder

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Re: TRON Man
« Reply #11 on: August 9, 2004, 02:00 PM »
And he couldn't fix the crotch?  :-X

I've actually used him befour in an animation as something that eats the world.
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Re: TRON Man
« Reply #12 on: August 9, 2004, 03:55 PM »
I also had no idea this guy was a fellow Minnesotan, I may head down to Fairmont and try and get an interview.  I want to find out why he hasn't made a proper codpiece to cover up the junk in the trunk

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Re: TRON Man
« Reply #13 on: August 9, 2004, 06:30 PM »


Go interview him, and give him this in payment. The world will be better off.


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Re: TRON Man
« Reply #14 on: August 9, 2004, 08:05 PM »
Jared making the best point of the thread...

I just wanted to interject a moment.

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I made a few compromises. I wanted to be as close to the original as possible, but let's face it: I'm not the same shape as either Bruce Boxleitner or Jeff Bridges (the actors who played Tron and Flynn, respectively). I'm somewhat overweight, as you see (one drawback of wearing spandex is that it does nothing to hide one's obesity). Therefore, I decided to make myself a character in the same universe, but not one of the known characters, which gave me much more latitude in what I could do with paint and other design items.


The guy acknowledges his shortcomings physically....  I give him credit, and honestly, I feel bad that he's had so much ridicule.

The thught of ANYONE who dresses up at a con being chastised anymore than anyone else is kind of sad really.  It shows caddiness in our own hobby really.

The only thing the guy should rethink BIGTIME is the fact he has the most horrendous moose-knuckle I've ever had the disgusting displeasure to witness.  He really SHOULD be wearing a cup, and I guess this is smething he didn't think of.

In the final costume though, just because he's heavy, he's been made fun of by people who were doing the same damn thing...  Perhaps they're in better shape, but they're still equally "losers" in their own right.  

And this is 100% not a slight on them.  I'm thinking of joining the 501st as an Imp. Officer...  Dressing at cons, etc.  If I do, I'm no better than he is though, just maybe in better shape.

And since he openly says "it hurt", I feel bad about it, and that he had to put up with it...  Guy's just trying to have fun.  

He'd be better off in THIS thread if he didn't have the moose-knuckle shot though.  I'd be fixin' up those "pre-dress" outfit shots BIGTIME.
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