Mike Mignola comics Hellboy costume.

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  1. DJdrummer

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    Mike Mignola is my all time favorite artist and I think it's a shame that so few Hellboy costumes don't draw more inspiration from the Hellboy comics. Here's the look I'm trying to replicate in my costume.
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    Here's what I've got so far.
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    Here's the torso.
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    The Right Hand of Doom.
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    And the head.
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    I had to jimmy rig some tailoring on the sleeve to get the right hand to fit.
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    Most everything has been sculpted with a dremel out of eva foam and hot glue. I still have to make the belt, the various charms, the shoes/hooves, darken the the top of the trench coat, and of course give all the pieces a good paint job.
     
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  2. gothic

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    109 views and no comments...............shame on you. its looking great Djdrummer :thumbsup
     
  3. Override

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    I really like the profile of the face. are you going to cover it in latex or paint it?
     
  4. Straycatt

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    Awesome likeness, both on the fist and mask.
     
  5. DJdrummer

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    I'm going to prime it with something like plastidip before spraypainting the rest with a red rustoleom or krylon paint. The rest of the detail will be done with brushes.
     
  6. vintageslant

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    It's my first viewing and having just watched Hellboy the other day I say it rocks. Also loving the hellboy in shorts is that part of the finished item. :D
     
  7. retrogarde

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    This is fantastic! Great job!
     
  8. DJdrummer

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    Incremental update on the pieces.
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    Gonna paint them soon. The plan is to use some patches of ModPodge to smooth out the rough edges, seal everything with Plastidip, then give everything a bas coat of Krylon paint. Hand painting all the details after that.
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    I've also started on the belt. I put a layer of the eva foam in the belt to give it thickness and a more comic book-esque feel. It's going to be dyed afterwards to get it less red.
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  9. jacksadventures

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    This is so awesome !!!!
     
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    Subscribed gonna be great
     
  11. agliarept

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    this is an amazing project I really really like the sculpts!!! excited to see it come to life.
     
  12. DJdrummer

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    My fingers feel like falling off :/

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  13. DJdrummer

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    The thing about ModPodge is, a lot of places online advocate a lot of thin coats in order to not cover up details. But I need this ModPodge to fill in the cracks and I'll accentuate most of the details with the paint job. I'm sort of skeptical of how this thing will sand when it's dry. Fingers crossed.

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  14. TonySingh

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    Aw man these came out awesome!
     
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    Looks totally b!tchin'. Great job!
     
  16. CafeUlg

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    I'm loving this build, I've always wanted to see a Mignola Hellboy. Amazing work :D
     
  17. jsher1010

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    Great details. Super job.:thumbsup
     
  18. DJdrummer

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    Pouch is pretty much done. I should make the gun before I do the holster.

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  19. DJdrummer

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    And it takes shape.
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    A six pack of brewskis and ten episodes of the Office later, It's pretty much done.
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    And the holster.

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    Belt, holster, and pouch assembled.

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    And the paint process has started.

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  23. Nostromo

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    looks great! can't wait to see the final product
     
  24. DJdrummer

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    The painted mask on my little sister.

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  26. jacksadventures

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    This is so awesome! One of my favorite comics ever
     
  27. Bgrn13

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    Can you please tell me what you used for the belt material? I have to make a 48" one for my hubby. I'm thinking maybe I could just make the front somehow, but I'm not sure how to "age" it.
    We also bought a "steampunk gun" off of Etsy, but it's pretty wimpy. How big is yours? Sorry to ask so much. I'm new to this & am trying to get ready for C2E2 (Chicago).
     
  28. CLOTHAR

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    Looking great! I like the approach you took of making an actual mask. You really nailed the comic look.
     
  29. DJdrummer

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    The belt is leather with a piece of foam inside to give it thickness. Going over it with a leather die did some aging work as well as getting rid of the red hue. You could age it more with simple acrylic paint or shoe polish. My gun is 13 inches long and the barrel is 2.5 inches in diameter. Feel free to ask any more questions. What costume are you making btw?
     
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  31. TinkeringPirate

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    Hellboy is my favorite comic book! This costume is looking awesome!
     
  32. Feraud

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    Awesome version!
     
  33. DJdrummer

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    Hey thanks everyone for the great comments.

    I think these are pretty much done. Everything is sewn from scratch here.
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    I got a great tail going here made from pipe insulation foam with coat hanger wire going through the center.
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    The costumes pretty much finished. I'm sure I'll add some more buckles and paint touches in the coming month. I'll paint my exposed skin red when I get some proper photos.
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    Came together rather quickly, looks great!
    I recommend a good alcohol based body ink for the skin to ensure it won't come off easily.
     
  36. Psicorp7

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    Looks great! Nice work!
     
  37. DJdrummer

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    I got some nice pictures today.
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  38. Psicorp7

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    How is walking with the "hooves"? I dig the eyes!
     
  39. DJdrummer

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    Just fine. I made the soles out of flip flops.
     
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    Sorry for the delay! Our Con is tomorrow & I still have a lot to do for hub's outfit. I guess he's going as movie Hellboy. We're not using his (expensive) mask. Instead, I'm completely doing his makeup for him. Yes, I now know how to make liquid latex horns. I'm painting them now. No, my outfit isn't done! Ugh! My hubby decided to do a Nerf gun painted. Yes, I have to do that too. He painted it flat black, but it's my job to do detailing. Not enough time to do it all!
     
  41. DJdrummer

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    Hey whatsup everyone! Reviving this thread to show Mark II of this costume being made for asavge. Finished up the RHoD fabrication today.

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  42. Hazmat

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    That looks really nice. I like the Mignola stylized details coming through.
     
  43. TheJackofClubs

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    I'm a massive fan of Mignola's art and this looks amazing, I started working on a hellboy costume a few months ago and was heading in a movie/comic hybrid direction, but seeing this you've inspired me to base it completely off the comic (fortunately I won't have to change much).

    Anyway great work! I can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  44. gothic

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    nice seeing it all together, you did a great job :thumbsup
     
  45. DJdrummer

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    Coimcpalooza was a success! Lots of great photos from a shoot there.
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  46. DJdrummer

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    Progress on the head.

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  47. TazVader

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    Gotta say wow! What a stellar effort! Just loving it. Looks like he jumped right off the page. Well done!

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  48. Uridium

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    Have to say those Coimcpalooza pics look awesome. Great work on the costume and nailing the Hellboy poses.
     
  49. DJdrummer

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    Thanks. I'm honestly most happy with how well the costume held up. Usually my costumes don't fare too well at cons, but this one was fabricated pretty solid.
     
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    Chest is mostly finished.

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