MTAC 2015 - Unlce Iroh WIP

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Fatmandu

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I've been working on this one off and on for about six months, but with MTAC just around the corner it's time to buckle down and get this one finished. If it turns out good, I may even wear it to Dragon Con. Feel free to offer advice or critique. I'm always looking to improve. It's one of the reasons I came to this forum. Now, for those who don't know, here he is... The man; the Dragon...



Uncle Iroh! As you can see from my profile pic, I like cosplaying larger characters like myself. I don't feel like they get enough love.

So, on to the WIP:

After piddling around with this costume for a while I realized that a mannequin would be extremely helpful for sewing the robe and sizing the armour. So I tackled that one recently.
This...WIP Robe 00.pngBecame this...WIP Robe 02.png

Three rolls of duct tape, a year's collection of grocery bags, scrap bed skirt, floral table cover and more went into making my plus size mannequin, but I think it was well worth the effort. With that done I moved on to his robe. He had a couple of scenes without his armour on that I'm going by.

WIP Robe 01.png

So far so good, but still trying to decide which yellow looks better for the trim. The lighter one seems to fit better in my opinion, so that'll be top priority tomorrow.

WIP Beard 01.png

Because of the time involved, I've also been working on his sideburns a little at a time. Yep, doin' this one by hand, but I'm really close to done. After that it'll be time to move on to the half bald wig. Which brings me to one of the reasons I made this thread. My idea to pull off a more convincing half bald hairstyle is to wear a properly blended bald cap, then attach the wig with something like spirit gum. I was hoping I would get some input from others who've tackled similar FX makeup challenges. Maybe someone out there knows a better way to pull off the effect I'm going for.

That's all for now, looking forward to tackling the armour once the robe's done.
 

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