Decisions, Decisions . . . Which Costume to make

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Phayze, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Phayze

    Phayze Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I know, I'm planning pretty far in advance, but I have to if I expect to get around to actually making the costume. :p

    I've been planning out a custom Green Lantern costume for a little while now, and though that sounds like an extremely fun costume to make, another idea hit me and now I'm torn between the two.

    So what's more recognizable:

    1) An original take on a fairly recognizable character like this (imagine a white circle with the lantern emblem on the chest)


    2) An obscure 90s comic nerd reference like this:

    I lean toward Spiderboy, but only because the Spiderman movies have put Spidey in the public eye. A lot of people would just assume that I was spiderman, but that would be okay with me

    I get the feeling that no matter which I chose people will look at me and go "what the heck are you supposed to be?" so I probably shouldn't bother about which is more recognizable, but I'm curious to know what others think.

    I also can't help but wonder why I always choose obscure cultural references for my costumes . . . one year I went as Tom freakin' Bombadil on Halloween, for crying out loud... :lol

    thanks in advance for the input, kids.
  2. steveo

    steveo Sr Member

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    Spiderboy - just because it's a cooler costume. Good luck with which ever one you choose. Hope to see progress pics.

  3. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    I say go for GL :)
  4. Phayze

    Phayze Well-Known Member

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    ouch, 50/50 . . . ;)

    Thanks for the opinions, guys.

    I got some advice from the boys and girls at the League of Heroes, too, but that was pretty much split down the middle as well so I was left with my fear of working with spandex to help me make up my mind.

    It decided that I should start with the GL (mainly because it looks simpler) and save spiderboy for later (though I will almost certainly get to it eventually). Hooray for compromise through fear. :lol
  5. Zaphod

    Zaphod Well-Known Member

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    I prefer GL too.
  6. saber_holder

    saber_holder Active Member

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  7. Phayze

    Phayze Well-Known Member

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    Ick. Contacts gross me out, something fierce. Fortunately, I do have naturally green eyes, so that'll have to do. ;) The power battery would be a fun little add-on, that I hadn' t considered.

    and I probably will do the ghostbust thing someday, but I don't have the technical prowess to put together a proton pack, or the capitol on hand to buy one right now. Definitely a great costume, though.
  8. Gilmortar

    Gilmortar Sr Member

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    how about...the Human Spider??

    or...the Green Meanie?
  9. JonathanEntertainment

    JonathanEntertainment New Member

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    I would say I agree and go with the Green Lantern and do the Green Contacts.
  10. SPDOmegaRanger

    SPDOmegaRanger Well-Known Member

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    i prefer future spider boy :)or was he called spiderboy 2099 can never remember

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