Valve Thought This Was Impossible
August 10, 2011 2:27 PM Subscribe
I had plans to cosplay as Edward Elric this year at Dragon*con. Building the arm seemed like fun and I always enjoy seeing good Edward costumes. Then Portal 2 came out. And I played it. And everything changed. The decision that I had to build Wheatley was pretty instant...
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An articulated "Wheatley" puppet, including the expressive "eyelids" that Valve developers thought would be impossible to implement in a real object. Wheatley also features a built in 10 phrase soundboard and speakers along with the puppetry controls, so the puppeteer (who will be going around Dragon*Con as Chell, not surprisingly), can operate him and play to the crowd. Check out the video of him in action at the end of the blog!