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    Oct 6, 2007, 5:15 AM - Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #1

    Does anyone have any ideas for the flame effect on a Ghost Rider mask?
    I was thinking of getting some flickering led tea lights, cutting them down and attaching them to the cranium of my latex mask, but the mask is fairly tight to the head leaving little room for the base of such items....

    Any help would be great!

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    Oct 6, 2007, 5:51 AM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #2

    clancampbell said: View Post
    Does anyone have any ideas for the flame effect on a Ghost Rider mask?
    I was thinking of getting some flickering led tea lights, cutting them down and attaching them to the cranium of my latex mask, but the mask is fairly tight to the head leaving little room for the base of such items....

    Any help would be great!

    Rich
    Just throwing in a random idea ...

    What about those fan blown fake braziers that were a deco hype some years ago. You'd need some very light fabric, some kind of fan and lights and hide it under the jacket collar.
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    Oct 6, 2007, 9:05 AM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #3

    maybe build out the mask so theres room behind it , replace parts of it with clear stuff and some how get red and yellow coloured stuff to spinn behind it in those areas. god knows how you would do it but it might give a flame effect

    or as a final resort a lighter and some petrol might do it for ya :P

    j/k kids dont try that at home
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    Oct 6, 2007, 11:21 AM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #4

    How about making a seperate appliance which fits around the mask, with flickering LED's inside?

    Kind of like the Ghost Rider action figures have (sans LED effects):



    Not sure how this would look in person...

    Maybe try something silmilar but use yellow and red muslin-type fabrics and a few small fans to blow them out, to simulate flame..?

    Looking forward to see what you come up with!
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    Oct 6, 2007, 12:28 PM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #5

    thats a good idea
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    Oct 6, 2007, 1:46 PM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #6

    ob1al said: View Post
    How about making a seperate appliance which fits around the mask, with flickering LED's inside?

    Kind of like the Ghost Rider action figures have (sans LED effects):



    Not sure how this would look in person...

    Maybe try something silmilar but use yellow and red muslin-type fabrics and a few small fans to blow them out, to simulate flame..?

    Looking forward to see what you come up with!
    Hmmm....yeah....i like this idea!

    Rich
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    Oct 6, 2007, 11:10 PM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #7

    How about trying to light up a Child's Johnny Storm Human Torch Wig?
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    Oct 6, 2007, 11:16 PM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #8

    A friend of mine did this...

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    Oct 7, 2007, 12:54 AM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #9

    roboprop said: View Post
    A friend of mine did this...
    How did it look in motion/person?
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    Oct 7, 2007, 10:45 PM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #10

    Looked alright. The costume was done for a kid's party but the idea was there - orange fabric for the neck and collar. One thing he was toying with but never materialized was the blower fan effect. A little too much engineering for such a mediocre effect. Not sure how to achieve the 'wow" factor wth something like this.
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    Oct 8, 2007, 7:04 AM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #11

    Well, i've decided to go for the Human Torch wig which will be the core of the flames....i'll build some extra flames with red+yellow cellophane and hopefully incorporate the flickering led's to light up the cellophane....

    ....well....it MIGHT work....

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    Oct 8, 2007, 7:36 AM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #12

    Good luck. I'm pulling for you to pull it off. Would love to see some pictures after you have it pulled together. Tough effect to try to conquer!
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    Oct 8, 2007, 6:08 PM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #13

    Well, you could make a hollow metal helmet with holes in it and then run a line to a propane tank on your back. Light it up and instant fire. Be sure to insulate the helmet or you'll get horribly burned and probably die.

    Of course I'm just kidding. Don't do that.
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    Oct 8, 2007, 10:20 PM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #14

    clancampbell said: View Post
    Well, i've decided to go for the Human Torch wig which will be the core of the flames....i'll build some extra flames with red+yellow cellophane and hopefully incorporate the flickering led's to light up the cellophane....

    ....well....it MIGHT work....

    Rich
    I use a Human Torch wig for my Firestorm costume. I had to sew it up a little tighter to make it snug against my head so it wouldn't move around.

    They tend to come a little "smushed" so I had to stuff mine with batting to make it full and didn't light mine up. It can be done though- it just wasn't really neccessary for my costume. Had I done it though, it would have glowed but wouldn't have been really bright.
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    Aug 17, 2010, 11:42 PM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #15

    Anyone come up with an idea? have a friend that is doing this costume, and we can think of anything beides the fan and light material...
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    Aug 18, 2010, 12:25 AM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #16

    Silicone flames? kinda like the lightbulbs covered in it?
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    Aug 18, 2010, 1:23 AM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #17

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    Silicone flames? kinda like the lightbulbs covered in it?
    Hobby Lobby has some crystal clear high temp glue sticks, you could probably pour the melted glue into a mold filled with the lights. It would be super heavy though.

    You could always go for the undead troll doll biker look with a wig and hairspray.
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    Aug 18, 2010, 11:42 AM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #18

    try custom cutting a mix of colored cellophane and tissue paper, and just make sure its windy outside. lol

    if its cut into flame like shapes, it should be pretty good in the way of looking fiery.
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    Aug 18, 2010, 12:28 PM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #19

    Just light your head on fire, it will look great!

    ...once.
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    Aug 18, 2010, 12:37 PM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #20

    I was going to say try glue sticks, they're fairly cheap and if you paint them right they look good. I used them on small scale on a ghost rider 2099 figure i made. The best effects is to use clear paints like a clear orange and clear red as they layer nicely.
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    Aug 18, 2010, 1:24 PM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #21

    My idea has always been to use the same effect they use on those small halloween "torches" with the fake flame —*or, for those who know Branson, Missouri and Silver Dollar City, the effect they have used in "Fire in the Hole" since the early 1970s.

    Basically get one of those small "neck fans" from Sharper Image or the like, hide it under your jacket, and have it blowing "up" onto your head. Then attach a bunch of pieces of very thin colored fabric (like cheese cloth or something) to the mask around the neck and back top of the head.

    Turn on the fan... and voila! Flamin' head!

    (yeah... this was pretty much / sort of said already... but there ya go)
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    Aug 19, 2010, 6:04 PM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #22

    Here's a few more example Ghost Rider costumes if this helps you come up with any ideas:

    Ghost Rider - Marvel Knights - The Costume Archives - The Superhero Costuming Forum - Message Board
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    Aug 19, 2010, 8:07 PM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #23

    loganallenwolf said: View Post
    Here's a few more example Ghost Rider costumes if this helps you come up with any ideas:

    Ghost Rider - Marvel Knights - The Costume Archives - The Superhero Costuming Forum - Message Board

    Yeah the 2nd to the last guy from the bottom has the best effect by far. Id suggest something like that which makes it look more like a stilled motion effect rather than the troll look.
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    Aug 19, 2010, 11:12 PM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #24

    Dung0beetle said: View Post
    Hobby Lobby has some crystal clear high temp glue sticks, you could probably pour the melted glue into a mold filled with the lights. It would be super heavy though.

    You could always go for the undead troll doll biker look with a wig and hairspray.

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    Aug 20, 2010, 12:53 AM - Re: Flame Effect for Ghost Rider Costume?? #25

    HAHAHA!!!! I see it now! XD

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