Dracula and the Brides: Original design.

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Darth Mule, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Darth Mule

    Darth Mule Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Over the last several months, I have been working on building a costume-centric production company for TV, Film, Theatre, and other creative work.

    Currently we're working on building our portfolio and fan base and have scheduled several photoshoots in a series that will be a tribute to classic movie monsters. I'd like to share with the wonderful RPF community, the first in that series and invite all of you to check us out on Facebook.

    Sick Sense Productions | Facebook

    As stated in the title, this is and original design, mostly done by yours truly. Unfortunately, my colleague's over enthusiasm, caused him to book the shoot with no time to create real dental prosthetics (something I excel at), but sometimes short deadlines create the best work. The brides are cobbled together from found items and a few built accessories. Dracula's jacket and vest were speed tailored, by myself, in about a week and a half in those few scant hours I had after staying late at work to get a show opened.

    Here are a few of my favorite images... Hope you all enjoy! And check us out on Facebook!

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    costume design: Myself (Chris Mueller)
    HMU and Photography: Red Queen
    Props and accessories (and the ability to read my mind and find a couple dresses that were exactly what I was looking for): Scott Merrill
    Hair and wigs: Nicole Bluhm
     
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  2. Darth Mule

    Darth Mule Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    And just for bonus. we cast our Renfield as a female. The actress/model was perfect and a blast to work with. A little known cosplayer that goes by the name "Lindarcia."

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  3. ONEYE

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    Great shot!
     
  4. Judge Spartan

    Judge Spartan Sr Member

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    AWESOME!!!
     
  5. Darth Mule

    Darth Mule Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks!

    Again. This is the first in a series. We aim to do Wolfman, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon and the Mummy over the course of the next year. I'll likely post here when we do another.

    Check us out on Facebook, and "like" the crap out of us. Do Eeet!

    Sick Sense Productions | Facebook
     
  6. DaddyfromNaboo

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    Hey Chris, that is totally awesome!

    If you really want to land a job in costume design I´d like to suggest that you not only do genre stuff (the most fun, I know that, and its a pain to have to do other stuff as well) but maybe intersperse your portfolio with contemporary and historical pics as well. Historical is actually anything that is not today, sometimes a real challenge to go back just ten years.
    So what about a 1970ies wolfman ? Or a 1980ies Frankenstein?

    Regardless, I am really curious to see the next installment in this series :D

    Michael
     
  7. iycis

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    I am so in love with the whole set of photos. They're perfect!
     
  8. panzerfan

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    Great photos, love the Bride's costumes. I feel sorry for the little girl lol
     
  9. Judge Spartan

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    Please post here when you do those next installments
     
  10. Darth Mule

    Darth Mule Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks Everybody!

    I actually work professionally as a costume designer and technician in theatre. I've done a lot of work in different periods, and my personal portfolio has everything from contemporary, to Victorian. Strangely enough, I haven't had the occasion to go further back than that other than a few Ren faire Projects and a production of Medea, that was more Ancient Greek deconstructed modernism, than true Greek.

    This project is an attempt to sort of change direction a bit. The next project is supposed to be Vaudeville-ish. I'm still tossing around where to set the other monsters. It was a push enough to get my crew out of Victorian Dracula and into the Edwardian, but I'm working to keep it moving.

    Baroque Wolfman perhaps?

    That little girl is my MUA and Photog's daughter. She's amazing! She owned that shoot!
     
  11. Laamberry

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    I love the shot with the little girl the best!
     
  12. ONEYE

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    [​IMG] You got REP from ONEYE! I also rated the thread 5 stars!
     
  13. Darth Mule

    Darth Mule Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Keep thinking of submitting this one to awkward family photo...

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  14. Daktari

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    That's pretty creepy....

    which, I guess, means - Great Job!
     
  15. TV8

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    Fantastic photos and actors, the female Renfield is inspired. What did you use for the blood on the costume fabric?
     

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