Mad Hatter :
Captain Jack :
(Looks just like him from the back! )
Finish a Snake Eyes for an upcoming Con in less than two weeks. (Asked to go with a GI Joe theme group and already had an Uzi and tons of tactical gear).
Roman Officer on Winter Campaign (Similar to Maximus in Gladiator, but more historically accurateonin Cold Weather.
Finish improved, lighter weight flapping wings for Draconian.
Fix Bossk's feet after winter snow "Wookie Hunt" photo shoot. (Cold weather and snow drifts caused loss of scales and talons).
Giant Warhammer "Cold One" war lizard/dinosaur
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Finishing my Stealthtrooper and almost done (Black TK).
Then finish a scout trooper for my wife.
After that i will be fixing up a magma trooper (Red TK)
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I've been saying for years that I want to make a spidey costume, I'm attempt to do it this year. Hopefully I have all the resources.
I'm still working on my scout. I don't have a lot left to work on, so hopefully I can finish it
- ANH X-wing Pilot (building up the helmet from an APH-6)
- ANH Luke Ceremonial outfit (jacket, pants, and shirt done - thanks to my wonderful girlfriend)
- ESB Dagobah/Bespin Luke
- Upgrades to steampunk gear plus all new dieselpunk gear for Apparition Abolishers
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I'm so very close to finishing:
Tenth Doctor (Brown suit)
Tenth Doctor (Space suit)
There will be threads after Gallifrey when I have enough time.
Also working on season 12 Fourth Doctor and the ever-on-hold ESB Han Solo.
Just fiinished my 2nd Doctor outfit from Doctor Who and helping my GF with her matching Zoe outfit. Thread and pics here
I also recently completed my 11th Doctor. Here's some pics though I'm not wearing the wig I have in these:
(All Saints Boots)
New buttons on the coat
Modified Shirt cuff and watch
(modified Paul Smith Shirt with skinny suspenders and bow tie
Added Elbow patches
Always working on doing upgrades and tweaks to my Doctor Who costumes:
New Sweater, Hat and Umbrella for the 7th Doctor
New Coat, Shoes, Trousers and eventually hatband for my 5th Doctor
New necktie and eventually coat for my 6th Doctor
New Shoes for my 8th Doctor
New Coat, Vest and Wig for my 1st Doctor
New Ring and eventually Inverness cape for my 3rd Doctor
New Coat, tie and Vest for my 4th doctor (for the Pyramids of Mars variant)
New Knee Joints for my Cyberman
I have plans to complete my 9th Doctor and finally pull together a 10th doctor but that's a lower priority.
The other big Who costume I have on the plate for next fall is the VOC Robot.
Non-Who, I am planning to finally do the 1940's Tom Tyler Captain Marvel.
I've done a bunch of research on finding close rayon or silk fabrics and gold lame trims for the Cape and will spread out looking for Jersey Knits and gaberdines for the tights and tunic. I already have the boots on order from Durans. I'm aiming for a color version obviously. Here's a photoshopped picture of the Bob Burns cape and tunic showing the scheme I'm aiming for (although the gold trim and lame will be a bit brighter of course).
If I can swing it I hope to do a 40's era (but matching the Tyler look) version of Mary and Marvel Jr. too for a costume group.
Beginning stages of a Stormtrooper helmet. Love the Screen Used helmets out there but I always wanted a cleaned up less "wonky" looking helmet. Something a bit more balanced, the way they were intended to be.
We'rE aLL mAd DoWn HeRe!
Still working on my Gene Simmons. I think it should be ready for Mardi Gras on tues. Finished the scales and wings. Gonna put it all on tonight and see if it works.
my list is short a sweet ( thank god )
Finish my ghostbusters Costumes - all this requires is for me to finish the belt
circuit (which is sitting in front of me at the moment mocking me) and
get a tape measure holster to hold it, do the trap holster, and replace the
current shell on my proton pack with the new one i'll be getting next month
Repaint my ANH TK helmet - pretty simple job just need to find a good filler
spray paint (any suggestions) and then sand and repaint to a nice shiney
And of course finsh my Indy and Deckard costumes which I tell myself all
year long I'll do but then when i get a chance i decide to be lazy instead
its been two years since starting the indy (and all I have to show for it is a
nice Raiders bash fedora, Raiders style jacket, shoulder bag, and a close
enough shirt been to lazy to buy a nice pair of chinos ) as for
Deckard I have the trench coat, close enough looking pants, and the shoes
still need a decent shirt
hmmm I guess my list isnt so short after all still pretty sweet though
That Abe Sapien head is...zomg.
My current baneofexistanc--err, project, is a little back of a Star Wars EU throwback. (I'm not much of a prequel/clone gal, never have been and never really will be.) I always liked the Young Jedi Knights and I've already done Jaina, so now I'm working on Tenel Ka. It's been a really exciting project because aside from a few pointers here and there, I've been constructing this costume on my own and I haven't really done that before. I'm really quite proud of my pauldrons.
This is just the left pauldrons and the bolero. The bolero and pauldrons will sit right once I have a leotard, I know how that'll all get tacked down. And once I have a way to secure them I'll be adding scutes (those hard bony plates that ridge the pauldrons, the sort of thing found on crocodile and tutle backs) to the bolero as well in a neat arrangement.
The pauldrons and bolero and leather gloves, the gloves being at a slightly awkward angle. (though when I complete the costume, 1 glove won't be necessary!)
And this is just the primary pauldrons together:
Waiting for my Nocturne Armory Tenel Ka rancor tooth lightsaber hilt to be shipped, and for a bunch of roadblocks in the project to go away. >.<
Anyone know if airbrush painting leather paint to 2-way stretch PVC works at all? Or if it just cracks and peels like crazy? (Or if there's a better kind of paint I could use on stretch PVC?)
The others on my list are mainly Chiana from Farscape--that has been on my "currently working on/to-do list" for more than 2 years now and if I don't get that accomplished this year I might...I don't even know what lol. And some of my friends have conned me into doing Magik from X-Men, that should be interesting to say the least.... I'd also like to do Juno Eclipse this year as well as Geonosis Padme. And I'm slowly trudging through logistics on the side for doing a stillsuit build in the next year or so...
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Monique, that looks AMAZING!
Those pauldrons are very cool Monique. I'd love to know more about how you did the ridges. Very cool.
Hmmm....2 way stretch PVC. Are we talking the slick looking PVC? I would think that it wouldn't paint well at all. BUT I fully admit to never trying it. However, I would be tempted to try out that Nu-life leather paint stuff. Even that though.....hmmm...probably not 'cuz it's just so plastic-y. Anyway...that would be what I would try. If it's matte PVC perhaps it might actually work. Love to know the answer to that riddle!
Thanks Bob, I'm SO looking forward to getting it done, submitted, and start trooping. Duck will be happy to have the numbers up I'm sure.
DM, it actually wasn't that complicated once I decided on what I was doing...the really cool part about it for me was less the construction and more the design. Initially I had just made the pauldrons out of leather and plastic, and it was very plain looking. I started sewing on scale armor onto the shorts and realized it looked awful AND was taking too much time. So I scrapped it and tried to redesign the whole thing, and took a page out of Farscape's book, using Scorpius' (the main villain) costume for inspiration, and came up with the scute idea.
D'oh. Yeah I haven't seen it done, which for me is kind of indicitive of "It doesn't work." But that leather paint is wonderful, it's flexible and really soaks into the leather well and I've never seen peeling or cracking. I'm using that to paint the leather for my Chiana costume and it looks fine. I figure the PVC is a very similar medium aside from the stretch factor....but I worry about the peeling because it IS stretchy. But then I'm airbrushing it on, so I wonder if that will make a difference. Looks like I'm going to have to find this out the hard way, trial and error lol.
I can already tell the leotard is gonna cause me a lot of grief, especially since I want to incorporate boning into it in the waist area. *sigh* I think I caught the "costume crazy" disease.
(Btw Fangs, you gonna make the trek down to celebrate SPD with us all again someday? :-P)
Boning in the waist....hmmm....what purpose is it going to serve? 'cuz you're totally itty bitty so it can't be what I'D use it for....hahahaha Could you get away with creating a foundation garment to wear under it? And then potentially attach that to the inside of it if you needed to? Really I'm grasping at thin air here and likely talking about of my a....well...you know. But I do love a good costume mystery solveing!
As for SPD that would be fabulous to come to once again BUT I've been told I have to hit some parades and other events in different Garrisons before I start doing repeats.....
I've got several costumes 'in the works' and a few more in the planning/design stage.
Priorities are going to be a couple of comic book based costumes for DragonCon this year.
First off, I'm going to put together a Doctor Occult (magic-detective from DC Comics). Fairly simple costume: trench-coat and fedora, but he's got a glowing mystic symbol I'm currently designing and will probably be my first prop build in literally years. I'll probably create a thread for that in the prop section sometime soon.
Second, a Rond Vidar Green Lantern suit (31st century GL from the Legion of Superheroes) - the recent black and green version, not the white and green from the 80's.
Third, though I already have a 90's reboot Brainiac 5 suit, I want to do other versions of the character, including building the classic version of the Force Field belt, as well as doing a 'Smallville'-inspired jacket version of the character.
Besides that, I have been gathering pieces with the goal to make a Rocketeer costume, with rocketpack, in time for the 20th anniversary of the movie (of the most appropriate con that year, I suppose).
Aside from comics, I am in the very preliminary stages of designing a Melkor costume from the Doctor Who episode "Keeper of Traken", as my wife wants to do Cassia at a Doctor Who con, and the idea just popped into my head. That's a major project though, and I've never even considered something that massive, so it's on the backburner until I have it all planned out.
Some awesome stuff being worked on around here! I WISH I was working on something, but I'm so damn broke it's out of the question for now.
I'm not sure what purpose boning a stretch bodysuit would serve other than aesthetic, but there are a few tricks to make that easier if you choose to do it. Building the boning into an understructure, like Fangs suggested, is one way. The other would be to use boning tape on the inside, but before you put it down, you can cut small strips of armo-weft, the size of the boning tape, and press them to the inside where you will put the boning. this will keep that area from stretching and make it easier to work with. I use a similar technique when putting zippers into stretch and dance wear. Helps you get a nice clean line.