Dec 5, 2009, 11:40 AM - Logans Run Sandman Costume on a Mannequin
Here is a homemade Sandman costume on a mannequin in my basement. The outfit was created by purchasing long underwear through Cabela's, I used the silk version. I purchased two tops, one had the sleeves removed and was used as the outer layer. Jo Ann Fabrics was our local fabric store where the grey stripe fabric and batting was purchased. Attached is a resin Wilco DS gun and an all metal follower purchased a few years back off of Ebay. The mannequin was found on EBAY through HD Mannequin supply, Charlie6515. The actual black fabric has a sheen to it that is not screen accurate, next time I think I would not use the silk version and would go with just plain black with a polyester/wool combination. The latter combination of fabric might have less wrinkles in appearance. I basically looked at pictures on the internet and the movie and took them to a local seamstress for the final product. All of this had been sitting in a box for a few years until I decided to put it out on display. The actual "belt" was purchased a few years back from Katarra8 off of Ebay as well. Not shown is a red lifeclock in his left hand, also an Ebay purchase. I hope you enjoy this thread and pics, I sure had a lot of fun working on this project. Note: My profiled picture to the left depicts a costume purchased off of Ebay made by CosPlay, not the outfit pictured below on the mannequin. For more info, please review all 4 pages on this topic.
Last edited by Sandman5; Jan 29, 2011 at 11:28 AM.
Dec 5, 2009, 2:17 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
Dec 5, 2009, 3:32 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
It appears that you have to be signed in to see the picture of my mannequin and costume under my "public profile". I will add some picture attachments in a few days.
Dec 5, 2009, 3:34 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
I'm looking forward to seeing more pics
Dec 5, 2009, 5:02 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
I remember seeing Logan's Run a long time ago in a galaxy far away. I loved it then, wonder if I still would. Thanks for the reminder. Cool costume.
Dec 5, 2009, 5:22 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
That's really a nice costume. It sounds like it took you a while to put it together. I like that you used dive boots for the shoes, I understand that is what they used for the movie (not sure about the TV show) but I've never been able to determine the exact boot they used. It's probably impossible to determine, let alone find anyway. Yours are certainly getting the job done!
I'm particularly interested in your Follower, it's details, and how its attached to the belt. I'm also interested in the holster for your DS gun.
Dec 5, 2009, 7:01 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
I have posted new pics which should answer all of your questions. I did not actually construct a holster, I just used the existing part of the DS gun and hung it over the belt. I went to our local hardware store (either Menards or Lowes) and found a brushed steel looking catch and some brass screws. I then just attached this to the back of the follower and hung that from the belt as well. If I wanted to be more original, I could have figured something out with velcro. The shoes were, of course, from a local Dive Shop. If you need anything more specific on anything, please just ask. I appreciate all of the compliments.
DS Operative said:
Dec 5, 2009, 8:29 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
I like the costume, but man does it sting to see that clip on the back of the follower...
FYI: They used velcro just under the lens on the front for mounting.
I know, it looks cooler to display with the business side out...just sayin'
Anyway. Cool display!! Well done.
Dec 5, 2009, 9:15 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
Great job! I'm impressed. I especially like the framed blueprints!
I don't have a costume (yet!) but I'm working on an idea to display all of my Logan's Run's props.
Rylo-- is that one of your Followers without the electronics?
Dec 6, 2009, 8:11 AM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
Dec 6, 2009, 2:23 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
The Movies were custom made, not dive boots.
DS Operative said:
Dec 6, 2009, 2:25 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
Ditto the way the Gun is hanging off the belt.
I KNOW you are sending him a Holster with his Gun right!?
Great costume bye the bye!
Dec 6, 2009, 3:32 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
I just saw Michael York in person last week. Stupid me didn't even ask for a photo and had every opportunity.
Dec 6, 2009, 4:52 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
Dec 6, 2009, 9:53 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
I have a similar display
Last edited by Pauleysolo; Dec 6, 2009 at 10:00 PM.
Dec 7, 2009, 5:42 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
Great job! One of my all time favorite movies.
Mar 1, 2010, 2:59 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
: FYI. I just came across custom made Sandman costumes from a seller on EBAY. Under search just type in Logan's Run Sandman Cosplay. It appears that you can order either a costume from their standard size charts or submit your measurements for a custom outfit. Looks like they are out of Canada and are outsourcing their work to a vendor in China. I had to have one. My order should be done in the next 2-3 weeks. I will post some pics when it arrives. It will be interesting to see what "Made in China" workmanship will actually look like. For the price, you could accomplish the same thing by putting the outfit together like I outlined in my original thread. With shipping, total price is about 215.00 dollars. I will let you know what my experience turns out to be. Maybe this would be a great alternative for those of you who do not want to have to find your own seamstress. Can't say that I really like the belt that the costume is offering. The garment is made out of twill. I requested a custom made outfit and submitted my own particular measurements. It will be interesting to see if they actually accomodate this or just send me an off the shelf costume from their standard sizes.
Mar 1, 2010, 3:22 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
Nice. I see what you mean about the belt. Possibly the collar as well.
I heard of very good stories from China vendors, and some truly awful ones, too. Here's hoping your experience is a good one. I'll be anxious to see how it turns out.
A Sandman was one of my dream costumes when I was a kid - not as much now, but I wouldn't mind doing it someday.
My wife tells a story about being a runner at a con as one of her first fannish costumes as a kid. 9 or 10 years old. She and her brother dressed as runners (cardboard lifeclocks and gauzy clothes) while their dad, who took them to the con, dressed in black and silver, and tried to keep track of them!
Mar 1, 2010, 3:33 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
Very nice work! ... and one of my top favorite films.
Mar 1, 2010, 4:16 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
I actually like your choice in boots. Maybe not accurate, but they look like "futuristic" shoe wear. Well done.
Mar 3, 2010, 10:28 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
May I ask if the silk underwear is very thin? I was thinking of getting a set for my Sandman costume but feared it would be much to thin.
Mar 9, 2010, 10:53 AM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
Yes, I personally think the silk version from Cabela's is a little too thin. It is comfortable and looks presentable (in my opinion). Maybe the non-silk polyester, middle or heavyweight versions would be better. I would imagine they will be quite warm to wear. Also, I like some of the UnderArmour Brand products out there. Although the UnderArmour logo is quite apparent and stands out. Also, you need to be mindful on their products (UnderArmour) as some of it is loose fitting and others is a tight compression fit. I have noticed a slight color difference between the Sandman outer tunic and the undershirt color during some screenshots from the movie. Not sure if its a lighting issue or not. Good luck with your project!
Mar 18, 2010, 3:24 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
I have always thought these were neat outfits, and I still enjoy watching the movie!
It's just sad that once you reach a certain age *cough, over 30, cough* that you really can't wear one to a con.
Mar 18, 2010, 10:53 PM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
I agree on the "age" thing. My new costume might tempt me to put it on and take a photo of me in it, bald head and all. Maybe I can start up a retired garrison of Sandman runners who made it out from the City of Domes.
Last edited by Sandman5; Mar 19, 2010 at 3:35 PM.
Mar 19, 2010, 1:33 AM - Re: Logans Run Sandman Costume on Mannequin
This is the special order costume from Ebay. The seller is known as Cosplay Costumes. They operate out of Canada and their vendor is in China. Turnaround time is just a little over two weeks from the initial order. The material and fit I think are perfect. They appear to offer standard sizes for men/women. I am close to these but not exact. Nevertheless, I requested a custom made outfit specific to my supplied measurements. Either way, it fits perfect. They never specified what they were going to do other than they stated they got my measurements. Professional EBAY transaction, good communication, tracking no, etc. The top of the outer tunic has velcro fastners. I have taken some measurements so that you can use these as reference. The grey collar on the undershirt seems a little large, actual measurement of height on that is 2 5/16 inches. The pants have an elastic waist which offers some leeway depending on your waist size. The belt is 42 1/2 long by 4 1/4 inches wide. The sewn on "white" strips on the belt are not accurate and are a little crooked. The belt could have had a little more velcro on the back for keeping it adjusted. I have a 35 inch waist and it worked fine. They advertise the fabric as "twill". Not sure what that is but it seems to be a polyester blend. Good thickness and I like the sheen of the material. Probably machine washable on low heat. Delivered price is 214.99. I have a different Sandman belt from Katarra8 off of Ebay a few years ago which really accents this outfit well. I am very pleased with this costume. Its a quick and easy solution to get a Sandman costume without any hassle. If you need any specific questions or measurements taken from either my mannequin or this Ebay order just ask. Thanks for looking!
Last edited by Sandman5; Mar 20, 2010 at 4:10 PM.
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