Laura is a left arm transradial amputee and a kick ass cosplayer who recently commissioned Michelle Sleeper of Overworld Designs to create a real, working Furiosa arm from the movie Mad Max: Fury Road.
It’s beyond awesome.
Their partnership originally stemmed from the idea to re-create a Terminator-style Endo Arm. but after seeing Fury Road, their plans quickly changed (naturally). Michelle details the process in a thread on RPF:
“We had a short conversation and I asked her permission to build her the Furiosa arm as a real actual prosthetic, much like we were going to do for the T-800 Endo Arm and she couldn’t have been more thrilled. Our plan was to finish it for Dragon Con 2015. Needless to say, I was excited too.
During our planning for the Terminator Endo Arm project, I took a 3D scan of her using an Xbox Kinect and a software called Scannect. It allows you to easily get a rough 3D scan of someone or an object. It’s not high enough detail to look photo realistic, but it’s enough to get basic proportions. I use this myself to scale Pepakura files and do other digital sculpting. We tried getting a 3D scan of her arm and the results were alright. Really it was just enough to use for scaling and “subtracting” her arm from the Endo Arm model.
When we shifted gears to Furiosa, I decided the first thing to do was to get a plaster cast of her arm – The prosthetic would have to actually fit her, and there was no way for me to “try on” the prop myself while building it. After an afternoon at the shop, I had one of the weirdest casts I’ve ever made, but it was exactly what we needed!”
It just doesn’t get any cooler than this. Check out photos from the build after the break.