July 28, 2014

SDCC 2014: MythBuster Adam Savage's Alien Spacesuit Replica...10 Years in the Making!

MythBusters' Adam Savage Reveals His Alien Spacesuit Replica

MythBusters' star Adam Savage gave full commitment to going Adam Incognito at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend when he walked the convention floor wearing an exact replica of the Moebius-designed spacesuit from Ridley Scott's Alien. "It was the hottest and most balmy experience of my life—I think I lost three pounds just walking for 30 minutes," Savage, who wore a vest outfitted with ice cubes, told Yahoo TV.

SDCC 2014: MythBusters' Adam Savage Reveals His Alien Spacesuit Replica

To conceal his identity at Comic-Con, Savage wore three meticulously detailed layers, a replica helmet AND a facehugger:

"When I do something like this, where the suit is supposed to be weathered and worn and torn up from years of use, putting it together is only the first part of a very difficult process. I've got to also get all the pieces to look like they've grown old together. That involves a level of weathering that is incredibly painstaking. Basically I finished this suit about a month ago, and it's been sitting in my shop; I've been going into my shop every day for 20 to 30 minutes and adding layers or weathering, coffee staining, metal work, blackwashes, rusted copper-finish washes. That's one of the reasons I build everything, so I can do that final paint job and bring it all into cohesion."

Savage's Comic-Con costumes are a thing of legend, and they are the result of a combination of hand-made, store-bought and artist-commissioned parts.

SDCC 2014: MythBusters' Adam Savage Reveals His Alien Spacesuit Replica

Said Adam Incognito of his Comic-Con Alien experience: "I've been working on this this particular suit over the last 10 years. It's the final culmination of a decade of obsession—it was worth every minute of labor put into it to see the responses from all the cosplayers out on the floor." Check out the video for more fan reactions and behind the scenes with Adam Savage.