Shaun of the Dead - Cricket Bat and Badge

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Peralton, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. Peralton

    Peralton Well-Known Member

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    For ComicCon this year, I decided to do a Shaun of the Dead costume. It's not that complex an outfit, but I thought the name badge and cricket bat would be fun.

    To start, I bought a regular $50 willow cricket bat from the Sports Authority website. It came covered in stickers and was a natural willow color.

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    I removed the stickers with goof off then sanded the whole thing down to remove any polyurathane coating. I also cut off the rubber tip guard and handle cover.

    From there I stained it with a sedona red to give it a more antique look. I also re-wrapped the handle with some thin nylon cord.

    I then added a liberal amount of gel-blood to it, and voila...
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    For the name badge I looked at some fonts and went with "Avenir Next Condensed Bold". I compressed the font a bit in photoshop and toyed with the ends of the S's and C's to get the angles approximate.

    I glued the Foree Electronic portion to a CD case and cut out the window. I glued the Sales Associate print out and glued that to a CD case then sandwiched the two together to get the slight difference in depth. This gives it a rigid look and feel

    I'm pretty happy with it even though I can still see plenty of flaws since I did it all fairly quickly. It will be more than good enough for my costume. I have two friends playing zombies on Thursday, so I'm expecting a lot of fun to be had.
  2. nickytea

    nickytea Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome job. Ill keep an eye out for you at the con.
  3. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You've got red on you.
  4. B-Movie Zombie

    B-Movie Zombie Sr Member

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    Nice job on the crickat bat. I also thought that would be a great prop to have. thanks for the info.
  5. ssdesigner

    ssdesigner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oi, *...

    Nice lookin' thump stick ya got there.. :):thumbsup

  6. MacRory

    MacRory New Member

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    Excellent work. See you down at the Winchester for a pint and some pig snacks :lol

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