Alright, the day finally arrived. It was time for RTX. I packed the brand spankin new (and probably still drying) Gusbot into a couple shipping crates and headed on my merry way to the airport!
little tidbit: the austin airport is friggin cool!
Gusbot landed safely!
It appears someone opened the crates up... maybe it had something to do with the hot glue gun, dremel, duct tape, and exacto knife set that i packed witht he costume...
Hey buddy... ya doin alright?
damn covenant bastards... (wait what?)
Thankfully nothing was taken, so we're still A-OK. until...
so our rental car was... small.
but with a bit of pushing, lots of cursing, and breaking the lid off, we managed to get one in the trunk and one in the back seat:
A quick drive, a slightly less quick check-in, and a very perplexed bellhop, and we were finally in the hotel room:
Hey, remember that quip i made about foreboding stuff last part? well...
thankfully, i happened to have brought some tools...
Gusbot seems to like the accommodations
Alright, with everything unpacked, it's time to suit up and test to make sure everything works.
Shoes are looking quite snazzy:
Oh, remember that thing i JUST FIXED?!?
Time to bust out the duct tape...
THE RIGGING SYSTEM!
Yup, the better part of an hour METICULOUSLY GOING THROUGH A CHECKLIST OF EVERYTHING I WOULD POSSIBLY NEED! and i forgot the one thing that HOLDS THE ENTIRE SUIT TOGETHER!
However, instead of crying about it, I grabbed my handy-dandy roll of duct tape and got to work:
I think it came out quite nice actually. Anyway! with that problem solved, i continued with fitting everything:
It rode up quite a bit and was nearly impossible to walk around in, so a few adjustments were made:
With the adjustments done and everything fitting comfortably, Gusbot was packed up in a box, ready for the car ride down to the convention center in the morning:
And so, the first day of the RTX trip came to a close with the event looming on the horizon. Next part will be all about running around doing crazy shenanigans during the event. Stay tuned!