Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Life-Size Velociraptor Costume!

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Adam embarks on one of his most ambitious builds yet: fulfilling his lifelong dream of a wearable life-size velociraptor costume! With the help of the amazing designers and builders at character shop Animax Designs, Adam begins his raptor costume build in the cave with some materials experimentation and figuring out the movement of the tail. Follow about this epic journey that will take Adam cross country in a build that spans an entire month!
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Shot by Adam Savage
Edited by Joey Fameli
Music by Jinglepunks
Special thanks to the team at Animax Designs for making this build possible!
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Intro bumper by Abe Dieckman
Set design by Danica Johnson
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  • Special thanks to the team at Animax Designs for making this build possible! More of this build to come! Subscribe (and click the bell for notifications) so you don't miss them:

    Adam Savage’s TestedAdam Savage’s Tested17 päivää sitten
    • @Fuck You No! It is based of the raptors in Jurassic Park. (But it is bigger then the raptors from the movies)

      LogikureLogikure2 päivää sitten
    • need a shirt saying "oh dude, Oh Dude, OH DUDE!!!" ............ i only want 1% of sales 😂

      Anthony SchmockerAnthony Schmocker4 päivää sitten
    • Maybe I missed it, but are you adding the feathers it should have?

      Fuck YouFuck You8 päivää sitten
    • Don't forget the feathers

      souperman666souperman6669 päivää sitten
    • Amazing! Need a hook or something that you can set the triangle control onto which will hold the head and neck in a neutral position that looks good. Then you can take your hands off without it collapsing. Otherwise that will get very heavy to hold over time.

      Daniel StrainDaniel Strain10 päivää sitten
  • Has anyone tried incorporating exoskeleton legs to distribute weight as the dino legs need to link to the operator anyway?

    Jonathan SJonathan S30 minuuttia sitten
  • Life sized is a bit of a stretch since velociraptors werent that tall

    Velocity RaptorVelocity Raptor5 tuntia sitten
  • Sorry... for any shoe fans - is that Adam Savage wearing NikeCraft Mars Yards!? @1:33.

    supernoobs1998supernoobs19989 tuntia sitten
  • 40:49 I love this part! ⚙⚙⚙

    épinards & caramelépinards & caramel12 tuntia sitten
    • 43:18 what a transformation 😃

      épinards & caramelépinards & caramel12 tuntia sitten
  • Thats more like a Utahraptor. But it’s still cool.

    Alfred StrunckAlfred Strunck14 tuntia sitten
  • That’s the trick to Adam’s success, his day has hundreds of hours in it.

    Aaron SchollAaron Scholl15 tuntia sitten
  • I would Say it's amazing, but There's no Word to describe how cool this is and how excited I am to see it in action!😍

    sad boisad boi15 tuntia sitten
  • Wood bending tip: Instead of a time consuming steam tube setup (which is great for bending 1"x2" material, but overkill for 1/8" material), look at Luthier's bending irons that they use for the sides of acoustic guitars. It's little more than a blowtorch or heat gun pointed into a closed section of pipe. Spray the wood generously with water and rub the intended concave side of the curve side to side over the pipe. The wood will relax and you can shape your curve. Pull it away from the iron, and it will set in seconds as it cools down. Didn't bend enough? Give it another spritz and reheat. This will work best with solid hardwood instead of ply, but it'll be quite strong.

    Andrew BrannanAndrew Brannan16 tuntia sitten
  • i want to be reincarnated as adam savage

    Zerod333Zerod33316 tuntia sitten
  • Bends a piece of plywood. "Not a great plywood for bending". Me: okay...

    Bram BergsBram Bergs21 tunti sitten
  • Grab some Olsens PG49802 precision blades. Supposed to be more durable as they are hardened. They have a reverse double tooth design that's good for cutting up to 1/8" metals. Also, go slow on the thicker stuff.

    Matt AbercrombieMatt AbercrombiePäivä sitten
  • Pulp fiction reference. Love it

    mike hon-chomike hon-choPäivä sitten
  • Build the form. clamp the plywood on one end. Steam where you intend to bend. Move slowly. As you gain more curve, advance, then clamp. Took me three tries for the back of the boat we built.

    V Star 1300 AdventuresV Star 1300 AdventuresPäivä sitten
  • I have used a Scuncii steam cleaner before with a pretty small head to ben 1/4" thick plywood for a Puddle Duck Racer a friend and I built. Surprisingly effective. A second method is using a 5 gallon metal fuel can that has never seen fuel, on a propane burner like you would use for a turkey fryer. The pour spout becomes the steam output spout. It sits quite stable with good capacity. Then just attach a hose to input the steam into your steam box OR use a clear plastic bag. Both work quite well.

    V Star 1300 AdventuresV Star 1300 AdventuresPäivä sitten
  • Is there any way we could add captions to your videos? I think my mom would love your content (as she worked with wood, machinery, and electrical systems when she was younger), but she only speaks Spanish. I'd love to make Spanish subtitles for her to watch them (:

    HanatatamiHanatatamiPäivä sitten
  • I started a Dragon on a dare about 3 years ago. I haven't touched it in a year because I was having an issue with the weight. Watching this video has me inspired to pick it back up again! If I ever figure out making videos, I'll share the progress. But first I have to re-sculpt and cast the head. For me, if the sculpt isn't perfect there's no point in working on the body. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Roxy CleaverRoxy CleaverPäivä sitten
  • Adam truly is like a broken record on the topic of cutting holes and lightening the weight of every part. I'm loving the video, and I realize that for him there's many hours inbetween the shots, but dang, he really loves to talk about it! xD

    LongaVitaLongaVitaPäivä sitten
  • Hate to be that guy but. That is not a velociraptor ;-;

    BrødristerBrødristerPäivä sitten
  • Its an impressive build but I can't put myself past the design... I want car-sized, T.Rex-shaped raptors to be a thing of the past 15 years ago. For a costume, the size is fine but that head and those broken hands! Its the hands! I hate them so much.

    XenotundraXenotundraPäivä sitten
  • I am *super* pissed Covid stopped last years salt lake Comicon but PLEASE PLEASE bring this to 2021 Salt Lake Comicon if you're going

    Jcknight7996Jcknight7996Päivä sitten
  • Adam playing with his tail is like any of us with a new toy :D

    apsitivelyapsitively2 päivää sitten
  • Adam savage's one day builds: Adam: "I gave myself 2 weeks to build this thing"

    Yah dudeYah dude2 päivää sitten
  • Adam, there *are* some points past which dogs should not go.

    Devon HessDevon Hess2 päivää sitten
  • @5:30 Get a bucket and a mop for this wet ass plywood!

    apsitivelyapsitively2 päivää sitten
  • Hilarious!

    Mark BlackleyMark Blackley2 päivää sitten
  • I love how he’s wearing marsyards!

    MrProfessorRandomzzMrProfessorRandomzz2 päivää sitten
  • No feathers?

    Joseph LiebgottJoseph Liebgott2 päivää sitten
  • I would say rather then using a blade per cut laiser cutting seem to be more effective depending on the metal

    Kento10Kento102 päivää sitten
  • That’s amazing and all but.. real velociraptors were the size of turkeys and they were feathered. All the raptors in Jurassic world and Jurassic park are actually Utahraptors not velociraptors.

    PiperDraws WofPiperDraws Wof2 päivää sitten
  • Adam's fursona is a raptor, prove me wrong this is a joke, don't at me.

    Werewolf dadWerewolf dad2 päivää sitten
  • Life size velociraptor would be the size of a turkey! Not a horse!

    Technoraptor 777Technoraptor 7772 päivää sitten
  • I know velociraptor is way cooler but this animal more closely resembles deinonychus. Raptors we're literally the size of chickens lol

    Christian VMChristian VM2 päivää sitten
  • omg his face when he was wagging his tail

    Iris xIris x2 päivää sitten
  • The tail looks like the rubber sock thing from A Dolphin Tale, but e l o n g a t e d lol

    Thomas SpachekThomas Spachek2 päivää sitten
  • The smile that crept up my face as he began to move the tail's skeleton. :) such good movement

    Nathan DavisNathan Davis2 päivää sitten
  • Nice you removed all that wood from the front, I wondered if you would. I like all the circles :D

    Cinnamon Sugar CourtneyCinnamon Sugar Courtney2 päivää sitten
  • alternate title: adam becomes a realistic scaley

    Foxxi AngelFoxxi Angel2 päivää sitten
  • All I could think the entire time is "he would make a killing selling furry costumes and cosplays" and then my brain goes "wait he's adam savage he doesn't need to make a killing"

    Salamence RobotSalamence Robot3 päivää sitten
  • 50:23 one bar prison xD

    Ev0ltionEv0ltion3 päivää sitten
    • Im ready for this comment to be deleted btw xD

      Ev0ltionEv0ltion3 päivää sitten
  • My 6 year old daughter is absolutely obsessed with dinosaurs and after watching this video, now wants me to build her this for Halloween this year! Thank you Adam! (No sarcasm, just not sure I'm going to live up to your quality here! Lol)

    D KD K3 päivää sitten
  • This made me really want a cedar-strip dinosaur.

    NodenGinNodenGin3 päivää sitten
  • what's with the duct tape on the back of the left hand?

    Robert DahlströmRobert Dahlström3 päivää sitten
  • Hello Adam, So the whole time I am watching this I keep going back in my memories to when I used to build and fly Balsa built RC airplanes and gliders. Your Tail structure looks much like that of a wing with several spars. When making a wing you would lay a heat shrinkable material over the spars using a hobby iron. The material has a glue on the inner surface that activates with some heat. One brand of this material is called Monokote if you want to look into it. I was thinking it would have been lighter than what you did and it would have given you complete coverage of the skeletal structure and providing a huge amount of surface area to glue on your skin. The down side would have been once applied the structure would be more rigid. Over course you could just cover certain sections of the skeletal structure leaving some motion to the tail if you wanted. Anyway Just thought I would share the idea.

    Mike MillerMike Miller3 päivää sitten
  • you could fill the tail with helium balloons to make it even lighter???

    PjillaPjilla3 päivää sitten
  • Would anyone care to point out to Adam, what he actually built was a life-size replica of the Deinonychus. The velovciraptor was closer to that of a 2 foot tall Turkey.

    DorlowDorlow3 päivää sitten
  • Adam: Welcome to a new one day build. Also Adam: So Six weeks ago.. That sums up every "quick" project I've taken on.

    LazyRogueLazyRogue3 päivää sitten
  • 50:39 Men only want one thing, and it's disgusting. To build a life-size dinosaur costume.

    Infinitely QuriousInfinitely Qurious4 päivää sitten
  • Just make a realistic deinonychus! jeez bro

    GandalfAndFergGandalfAndFerg4 päivää sitten
  • Garykenny

    Gary KennyGary Kenny4 päivää sitten
  • We need a "YES DOGS" sign instead.

    Jason GreashaberJason Greashaber4 päivää sitten
  • Wow, Adam. Truly remarkable DIY engineering on the tail. So cool.

    Scottimus GarrettScottimus Garrett4 päivää sitten
  • I'd probably use a plasma cutter to cut metal, rather than a scroll saw. At least, if it's available.

    Wayne WernerWayne Werner4 päivää sitten
  • The structure of that tail is very similar to aircraft stressed skin construction It's really cool

    Derek TDerek T4 päivää sitten
  • "but I don't mind..." because THERE'S A RAPTOR AT THE END OF THIS PROCESS!

    Wayne WernerWayne Werner4 päivää sitten
  • " .. and her name is Louise. You pay Louise your respects." That raptor better get a pair of pink bunny ears....

    Artisan NoteworthyArtisan Noteworthy4 päivää sitten
  • It is not a life-size velociraptor. It is a life size utahraptor, and a life-size not full adult utahraptor.

    DuneDemon8DuneDemon84 päivää sitten
  • That sign just needs no replaced with all.

    TharathgarTharathgar4 päivää sitten
  • Much as I’d love my own costume like this, I’ll stick with my WWD style inflatable costume. About 15’ long, powered by 2 fans, and put it on pretty much the same way, and weighs under 5 lbs.

    Keith OlsenKeith Olsen4 päivää sitten
  • Adam Savages Temporally indeterminate builds.

    BullfrogerwytschBullfrogerwytsch4 päivää sitten
  • "Dinosaurs! It's the first thing I was obsessed with." Yeah, I me too. Then I discovered girls. Not sure that was a wise transition. Raptors are less scary.

    tvsinesperantotvsinesperanto5 päivää sitten
  • My only suggestion on making a bar that will hold your costume while it sits but doesn't make it hard for you to remove from the said bar, is to implement a pedal lift with a Z pedal that has a switch lock. when you press on the pedal, the bar locks up. which will make the bar longer. when you press the pedal again, the bar goes to the ground giving you about 3-5 inches of height difference.

    Ryoka242Ryoka2425 päivää sitten
  • WHY has Discovery not thrown buckets of money at you to put this on TV?!? Waaaaaay better than most of the crap on right now. Way better. Seriously.

    Dwayne HarvieDwayne Harvie5 päivää sitten
  • i really enjoyed this ! Thanks for the attitude...

    Alvaro ArosAlvaro Aros5 päivää sitten
  • Halloween at Adam's house will never be the same.

    Eric KyleEric Kyle5 päivää sitten
  • lol adams a scaley

    anubis alteranubis alter5 päivää sitten
  • 11:01 - I often see this blue can with a red straw sticking out of it on your desk that you seem to use alot. What is it? It is just left of your tail on the desk. WD40?

    Lavender RainbowLavender Rainbow5 päivää sitten
  • When you have a title card that says “Day Two” in a video titled “One Day Build” you might have lost the goal

    Scott CunninghamScott Cunningham5 päivää sitten
  • you really should steam bend thin pieces of solid wood... you can also laminate wood veneers without steaming. It is how you make skateboards. steaming wood that is already laminated doesn't make much sense.

    Thiago EnnesThiago Ennes5 päivää sitten
  • its my dream aswell, but i dont own a workshop, or am old enough, or have the mind to do something like this, i wish to have a Raptor costume like that, but glad you got it! have fun with it cause oh boy, i would have a lot

    The VelociPastorThe VelociPastor5 päivää sitten
  • Hey Adam I just watched the new Doors movie trailer and I'm pretty sure they used Daft Punk prop kit material for the helmets. I can't unsee it, check it out.

    415 s30415 s305 päivää sitten
  • But Adam, the fossil record tells us that is much too big to be a Velociraptor, perhaps a Dromeosaur, but Velociraptors were little and had feathers!

    Bella KalderaBella Kaldera5 päivää sitten
  • I love the sound he made when the camera fell back

    Vanessa ThomasVanessa Thomas5 päivää sitten
  • I love how im the end i just sit like, ok who gave this child a raptor. But I really love it, its awesome

    Gry KrogGry Krog5 päivää sitten
  • i love you so much. please, find a way to become immortal

    StrongestOnyx BlackxpearlStrongestOnyx Blackxpearl5 päivää sitten
  • Subtitulo en español

    fausto gimenezfausto gimenez6 päivää sitten
  • Subtitulo en español

    fausto gimenezfausto gimenez6 päivää sitten
  • No feathers.

    James Faulkner IIJames Faulkner II6 päivää sitten
  • god this is such a dream job. I definitely would love to do SOMETHING like this on my channel like i would die to make this!

    NoahZoicNoahZoic6 päivää sitten
  • Would it be epic to have a dinosaur costume conservation like comic con but dinosaurs costumes!

    Drift KingDrift King6 päivää sitten
  • It's pretty awesome, I have to admit. The only problem is that an actual velociraptor is about the size of a peacock.

    KalepsisKalepsis6 päivää sitten
  • Adam, PLEASE Create a Godzilla suit, PLEASE!!

    Foxy DinokFoxy Dinok6 päivää sitten
  • Hiking long distance really sucks, so the saying "Ounces equal pounds. Pounds equal pain." I think, encapsulates the idea of losing weight where you can.

    3MP ArchAngel3MP ArchAngel6 päivää sitten
  • This is absolutely delightful!

    greenatomgreenatom6 päivää sitten
  • This man is living my dream

    KutanraKutanra6 päivää sitten
  • One day builds???

    Samuel MendozaSamuel Mendoza6 päivää sitten
  • you talk to much!!!

    Black ShadowBlack Shadow6 päivää sitten
  • 13:00 Spread that softness!

    épinards & caramelépinards & caramel6 päivää sitten
  • To "flush out the ribs" had you considered bendable plywood comes in 4x8 or 8x4 foot sheets ,link My steamer consists of the old style keg, with a short galvanized threaded nipple sized to fit the bung hole in the keg, straight up into a 6" diam. galvanized HVAC type metal duct. Often available at 'Habitat for humanity restore.' I happen to put the keg in a fire pit, but a propane weed burner would work as well.

    Tim FirmanTim Firman6 päivää sitten
  • 17:04 I've seen enough hentai to know where this is going

    GazoontGazoont7 päivää sitten
  • Ear Pro while using the table saw?

    ApocBlackApocBlack7 päivää sitten
  • Damn look at Adams sneakers, if you know you know.

    YesImHumanYesImHuman7 päivää sitten
  • It’s a one day build as in, one day I want to build it

    fluffyfluffy7 päivää sitten
  • Just the sheer joy on Adam's face when he tested the tail in the hall. Those are the best things to see when someone is building something.

    r1ckyl4k3r1ckyl4k37 päivää sitten
  • I showed this to my 4 year old and he goes, "It's a velociraptor, does it have feathers?" 🤔 I guess we'll see..

    Janica Aclao JanssenJanica Aclao Janssen7 päivää sitten
  • God that fire LED in the background at 20:00 spooked me for a bit

    Cpt Harvey McBublesCpt Harvey McBubles7 päivää sitten
  • Well that was the quickest 50 minute video I've ever watched

    Rev_dudeRev_dude7 päivää sitten
  • Furry confirmed

    Yobby 00fYobby 00f7 päivää sitten
  • Make your own blades Sherlock. Lol. You’d probably do a better job than buying them. 👍🏻🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    Crg LwrCrg Lwr7 päivää sitten
  • It would be nice if you gathered all the material that you removed in a bin, just to compare the weight at the end. Awesome costume btw

    Vinicius CarraroVinicius Carraro7 päivää sitten