Some of you may have seen last years film "Clash of the Titans" at the cinema's, some people loved it, some loathed it. as for me, well I thought it was pretty cool in part especially the little seen D'jinn (Pronounced Jinn) a nomad warrior named Sheikh Sulieman ( Played by the great and tall Ian Whyte ) with his piercing blue eyes and a bark covered face and limbs In the film, they are said to have no allegeance to the Gods and share no love for man either. When they are wounded in battle they replace their limbs with Charred wood and black magic and live for hundreds of years. Well having a spot of bads news regarding wearing stilts ( My left knee won't take the stress of wearing them ) I've decided to make props out of the Id4 alien and the Underworld Lycan instead and put them on hold for a while as I've decided to start work on the D"jinn warrior. I've already sourced some of the material for the costume and already made a start on the face in clay ready to cast it up for a latex mask. I'm almost 70% finished with his staff (lenghth is well over 8 feet) I've already added the glyph work, topped off with the three prongs and antler as seen in the film, just got to stain and varnish it, add the leather work, talismans and it's finished. For his eyes that glow an electrifying blue I'll use two ultra bright LED's placed behind the eye lenses, vision is somewhat difficult but is ok to see through. The cloth work is mainly a royal blue coloured cloak and headwear ( Material already found locally), the undersmock is proving a tad difficult to replicate, so I have tried to match it to something similar, I'll get the material when I can as I am concentrating on the face at present aswell as the staff. Aswell as having bark covered face, both his arms and hands will have to be sculpted in clay so I can mold them up and cast them in latex. The feet are hardly seen in the film unless you are quick enough to spot them, so again I will sculpt and cast these and will have to add uplifts to the finshed items to give me the desired height. Anyway I hope to complete this costume by march next year in time for the event and fundraisng season. I'm doing this on a really tight budget due to being out of work with health issues and doing what I can with what I have got left material wise and when the funds allow.
I tried to find decent photo's of the costume, so I emailed Ian Whyte and he kindly sent me a few really great shots of the face and costume from different angles, these have helped me out no end and I am so grateful to Ian for sending them to me!
Actual film used costume,
The face sculpt, still some refining and blending to do yet, but it's taking shape.
A poor shot of the top of the screen used staff,
The top of the staff I am replicating,
and the rest of the staff, ignore the string! LOL.