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    Nov 1, 2012, 4:22 PM - How to build a convincing The Rake costume on a budget? #1

    A few friends and I are trying to start a documentary-style horror series (like the blair which project) on youtube featuring The Rake. The only problem is we can't seem to make a convincing costume. Everything we've thought up has just seemed to unrealistic, and wouldn't be convincing up close. So we decided to ask the pros!

    For those who don't know who he is, here's a few pictures.
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc...sx6go1_500.jpg

    http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__...TheIckyMan.jpg

    http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/The...92_3717699.jpg

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/huyPgDmXysI/hqdefault.jpg

    http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/mxQ0Z_ZhUgA/hqdefault.jpg

    The Rake has also been successfully implemented into other series, like EverymanHYBRID.
    Jim Thorpe - YouTube (2:42)
    Cops Checked, No Body - YouTube (7:17)
    May & June - YouTube (0:50)

    There's also a film featuring The Rake
    THE RAKE (Horror Film) - YouTube (39:02) (47:34)

    So my question for again you would be, how would you go about making a realistic and convincing The Rake costume on a budget of $100 or less?
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    Nov 1, 2012, 8:33 PM - Re: How to build a convincing The Rake costume on a budget? #2

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    Jan 19, 2013, 2:47 PM - Re: How to build a convincing The Rake costume on a budget? #3

    lGhostl said: View Post
    A few friends and I are trying to start a documentary-style horror series (like the blair which project) on youtube featuring The Rake. The only problem is we can't seem to make a convincing costume. Everything we've thought up has just seemed to unrealistic, and wouldn't be convincing up close. So we decided to ask the pros!

    For those who don't know who he is, here's a few pictures.
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc...sx6go1_500.jpg

    http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__...TheIckyMan.jpg

    http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/The...92_3717699.jpg

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/huyPgDmXysI/hqdefault.jpg

    http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/mxQ0Z_ZhUgA/hqdefault.jpg

    The Rake has also been successfully implemented into other series, like EverymanHYBRID.
    Jim Thorpe - YouTube (2:42)
    Cops Checked, No Body - YouTube (7:17)
    May & June - YouTube (0:50)

    There's also a film featuring The Rake
    THE RAKE (Horror Film) - YouTube (39:02) (47:34)

    So my question for again you would be, how would you go about making a realistic and convincing The Rake costume on a budget of $100 or less?
    I think your best bet would be to buy a off brand morphsuit (the official ones have a giant stamp on the back advertizing themselves) and check out some of the amazing spiderman building threads around here, they are able to shade their suits to give the illusion of large amounts of muscle using an airbrush. Chances are you can reverse the illusion to make the wearer look thin and bony if you get the pattern right. To make the face I would get a suit that has a cut out for the full face because often when you cut spandex it will tear the entire length of the fabric. For the face itself though I recommend either cgi or heavy makeup effects. such as
    or just making small prothsetics and blending them with liquid latex.
    Last edited by ponchopanda; Jan 19, 2013 at 2:49 PM. Reason: incorrect spelling

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