Jurassic Park-style Tyrannosaur 'Snaps' Costume

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Inkydragon, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. Inkydragon

    Inkydragon New Member

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    Hello! This is Snaps, a Tyrannosaurid that lives at the UA Museum of the North in Alaska.
    A year ago I set off to create him with the help of some vey talented exhibits crew.
    I wanted to give back to this forum, since several threads on here helped us make crucial decisions on the design choices of this project.
    I will try to post progress kind of regularly, and hopefully I can help other people that might be embarking on a similar dinosaur adventure :)
     
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  2. Yrien

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    I am definitely following this thread! One of my dream costumes (someday, when my skill level is a bit higher) is a dinosaur like this. :)
     
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  3. stevenentabita

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    Awesome costume!!!
     
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    Thankyou for your support and enthusiasm :D I can't wait to share all the steps! Feel free to ask any questions if any stage is unclear.

    This is how things got started. A big to-scale drawing of Snaps, hung in the exhibits hallway so we could compare and measure his bones, skull and frame.
    (I ended up making his head bigger)

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    Here we have the skull sketches and the skull base constructed of foamie and stiff felt, fastened with hot glue, staples and zip ties.

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    Yep, he looks ready to chomp on some people.

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    I used a softer yellow felt covered in hot glue to bind the left (red), right (yellow), lips (black) and top/bottom (blue +green) together.
    The wire mesh provided a stiff reinforcement, held in place by zip ties and hot glue.
    The foam-wedge lip was to provide 'bump' padding in case of a rapidly-incoming child, to reduce any hurt.

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    My more punky interpretation of what Snaps might look like :)

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    I'll be watching this thread intently!
     
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