Captain Haddock Updated 9/4-13

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Contec, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Contec

    Contec Master Member

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    Now you can vote for me in the RPF COSTUME CONTEST
    http://www.therpf.com/f24/rpf-2nd-annual-halloween-contest-male-vote-now-131579/


    In August/September I started to think about making a halloween costume and to have something to enter the RPF costume contest with.
    I checked around and with the Tintin movie that was on its way i thought WHY NOT HADDOCK.
    I loved Tintin since I was a child and the few pictures that had been release for the movie did make his costume look not that hard to make. I also found pictures on the statue that Weta had printed from the CG files and that got me a 360 view of the Haddock costume.

    My first thought was to sew a turtleneck shirt from blue fabric but then i would not get that knitted look that the movie Haddock had. I wanted to go for the movie Haddock and less the comic version.
    I was lucky to find a Cap, and then a two white female cotton knitted turtlenecked sweater in a second hand store .
    With the sweaters in my hands I started to look for ways to colour it.
    Something i never done before.:confused
    Before going any further I did a little photoshoping of a picture of what I had, Just to convince me that I could do it and that I would look the part.

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    Next I needed a pipe, though the movie Haddock never had a pipe in the movie :( because smoking is bad. The comic book Haddock however had a pipe and that was a good part of what he was, A smoking, drinking, swearing sea captain.

    I remembered that my late grandfather had left a few of his pipes after he died. So I asked my grandmother if she still had them and she sure did.
    It still had years of tobacco/tar and nasty stuff inside it so it needed to get cleaned before i put that thing in my mouth.
    And after a good cleaning :

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    Then i bought fabric colouring (navyblue) and stuffed two sweaters inside the washing machine. I thought for sure that i would ruin them and make them too dark.

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    But Success

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    When this picture was taken the sweather is still wet from the colouring.
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    Now i needed to add the anchor to the sweather.
    I checked the designs on the movie one and could not find a image on the net that i could use so i had to make my own.
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    I printed it out and cut it out on black fabric and then sewed it onto the sweater

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    I started to work on his captain cap and found gold colored ribbons that i glued around the rim and for his medallion i used super sculpey to make the two pairs of "wings". The anchor part I had a hard time figuring out how to do, but later did one from scratch with styrene plastic that i carved with a exacto blade....and stuck the blade it into my thumb..:lol
    I then pressed the anchor into a oval piece of clay that i had layed the "wings" onto. Made a mold of it with the last (and pretty old) silicone that i had. The mold came out ok ,a few small air bubbles and the silicone was a bit sticky but i used a little resin in the mold and got two medallions (one that i tried with metal powder but failed.)
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    In one of them i had inbedded pins so that it could be attached to the cap.
    I started to paint it as i thought it looked from the few small pictures that i could find of it. It looked at first like it was painted Gold and silver for the anchor but i saw something that looked like whiteish colour for the bottom paint.
    When it was ready and dry i gave it a weathering coat of black to bring out the details and then a clear coat to protect it. GOD!! I LOVE WEATHERING!!!
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    At this point my costume pretty much complete. I only needed to find a similer jacket that haddock has on the statue.
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    I was really lucky to find a jacket at a Second-hand store that matched it almost perfectly. (The statue one looks like it's of a thicker fabric)
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    I knew i was going to use a bottle of real Loch Lomond whiskey for a hand prop but i saw that on the statue they had given him a sea-man canvas bag to have over his shoulder. I looked in my fabric supply box and found this wonderful thick textures fabric that i continued to sew a bag from.
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    The statue bag had three black lines on it. I made those by using a black marker pen on the fabric with tape guidelines.
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    Now the costume was ready and i gotten a pair of black chinos for his pants.
    It was time to do something about the beard. I had bought crepe hair a few years ago and still had a bunch of it.
    But i went ahead and bought a "fullbeard" just to see how it would look.
    That beard was connected by a rubber string around the back of the head, and two tape pieces on the cheeks. It was too thick and did not look convincing.

    Crappy beard:
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    So i turned back to the Crepe hair and used the gray one to test out how to attach it the best way.

    Looked pretty good :p
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    So late night yesterday I took on my costume and started to add beard pieces onto my face.

    Soon I started to look like a Klingon.....or Mormon.
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    This one makes me look like Weta Designer Greg Broadmore:lol
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    The beard looks a little lame and wild when it was not styled.
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    So a bit of cutting and shaping made it alot better:

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    Captain Badass
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    Just for the fun of it:

    Just a little drink can't hurt Tintin!!
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    Captain Cuddles
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    Haddock find a bottle of fine whiskey
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    I'm going to keep on updating my costume next year by making a facial prosthetics nose. Haddock has a huge nose and it would be fun to have that as well. It's been a lot of blood sweat and tears on this build but it has been worth it to 100%

    Thanks for watching and reading.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2013
  2. GiovanniDekkers

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    Re: Captain Haddock

    Very nice approach :)
     
  3. Weta

    Weta Official Licensee

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    LOVE it Conny

    Great work !

    We have posted a link on our Facebook page

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  4. Contec

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    Thanks Tim :)
     
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  6. CrowTeeRobot

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    This came out absolutely terrific!
    Billious blue blistering barnacles!
     
  7. Contec

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    Thanks CrowTeeRobot..

    Im bumping my thread again...Would not have done it if not someone/somebody had tried to cheat in the Costume contest and made it only possible for Rpf members to vote.:darnkids:angry

    So....any rpf member that thinks my costume should win , please vote.
    Thank you
     
  8. Contec

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    Last year i sculpted a large sized nose for my Haddock costume.
    http://www.therpf.com/f62/captain-haddocks-nose-158506/
    This year it was time to yet again go to the Con.
    so at 6/4 i dressed up and went to Gothenburg where the Con was located (sweden) This time i was not as shy as i was before and had practiced posing for photos.
    It was a blast !!!! Loads of people, young and old wanted to take their picture with Haddock :)

    LOADS OF PICTURES BEHIND THE SPOILER BUTTON:
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    Haddock and Lady Deadpool
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    Haddock and Warhammer 40k guy.. made from camping mats.
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    Haddock and Darth vader
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    These guys i met last year, they go around to children hospitals and handout toys and makes appearances at company's to collect money for cancer research.
    Batman seems to be wearing a UD replicas Dark knight rises suit. Last year he had some sort of soft plastic suit.
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    The Dynamic Trio
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    Cute chicks that wanted to take their picture with the Captain
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    The Ladies man
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    Some of the time I could only go a few meter before being stopped.
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    This guy was huge
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    The kids were amazed to see a cartoon character in the flesh
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    The Stars of the Con was

    SAM J. JONES (FLASH GORDON)
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    BILLY DEE WILLIAMS
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    CHRIS JUDGE
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    and JOHN RHYS-DAVIES and JEREMY BULLOCH

    When i was on my way home people in the queue shouted "Your Costume is EPIC! ":thumbsup
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    Last edited: Apr 9, 2013
  9. Ruddigger

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    The nose sets it over the top. Really fantastic costume.
     
  10. Contec

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    Thanks, it really does make a huge different in the character. :thumbsup
     

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