The Big Lebowski Costume Thread

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backstagejack1

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Re: The Big Lebowski "The Dude" Costume Thread

I think half the trouble with a SA costume here is a lot of The Dude's clothes were from Jeff Bridges' own wardrobe
It really is, because at the time of filming a lot of those clothes were already 10-30 years old. Trying to source anything in 2021 is just gonna be a lot of close enough, reproductions or very expensive original off eBay.

But hey, the dude abides....
 

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Goebz

New Member
As promised: The files to print your own checkbooks. They will fit a standard US checkbook cover. Preferably a very cheap red plastic one :cool:

There's some extra space in the top part of the check so you can fit the tear-off strip :)
HEY wondering if you could do a Folger's Can art file. thinking of printing it and using. paint can with bail so its easier to carry at the Cons
 

Goebz

New Member
Hey gang.

I'm starting to get stuff put together for Emerald City ComiCon (ECCC), coming up in 3 months. I've been having bad luck tracking down a retro Folgers can for a cheap price (and cheaper s/h charges!) On a whim, I decided a few weeks ago to design and print up my own label. In the end, I took an empty Swiss Miss hot chocolate can and worked off of its dimensions. I could barely find decent reference photos, let alone any pre-made lookalike labels. Finding pieces of actual artwork to use for the label was a headache, as was a lot of the tweaking and recoloring I had to do by hand (i'm good with Photoshop but no professional!)

Original can from the movie:
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Front & Back of my prop (with Dude Pop! figure for scale):
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I still need to get some better quality paper (and fix my print colors), but for a stand-in prop I loved the way it turned out. I had an inspirational idea to cover the paper seam with a folded piece of foil to look like a coffee can's metal sealing seam. I might try to tape some plastic of some sort over the label to 1) give it that shiny "metallic" look, and 2) give it a layer of protection from dirty hands, rain, etc.
DUDE I WANT THIS FILE!
 

Phased

Active Member
DUDE I WANT THIS FILE!
Not sure if this will work (or if it's allowed by admins) but here you go. I'm including the reference photos and some of the image elements, along with the various PSD files from my progress on it. you really only need "label 4.psd" but ehh.... have them all.
 

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eclipsedave

Active Member
Just because we're bereaved doesn't make us saps! So if you're a loser, a deadbeat, or somebody the square community won't give a sh!t about and after a trip to Ralph's to buy a modestly-priced receptacle you're struggling when it comes to obtaining the elusive "blue lid", then c'mon...Man, I'm not trying to scam anybody here. New sh!t has come to light! So I sold both of my holy grail Folgers cans a couple of years ago on Ebay, along with bags of tree ash to simulate the ashes of our Sweet Prince. But those cans both had the coveted blue lids. I wanted to have another holy grail can with a blue lid. So I recently purchased the correct can on Ebay, but found it impossible to source the blue lid. The closest I found was buying in bulk special order from Alibaba, which wasn't feasible and I wasn't willing to do that. So I checked Maxwell House coffee and found what I thought was the correct size on Amazon. It was an $8 gamble and last time I checked I had four bucks - almost five. So I stumbled over to the grocery store and wrote out a whale check for three bucks cash and ordered the Maxwell House coffee. Once it arrived, I was disappointed to discover that the lid was too big. But then it hit me like an acid flashback: SHRINKY DINKS!!! I went to the john, grabbed a hair dryer, and slowly heated up both sides of the lid in a constant circular motion and then allowed it to slowly cool. It was getting smaller in diameter! I repeated the process and was careful to check my progress. Then I repeated the same thing the next day and once again on the 3rd day. I was amazed that the lid no longer fit the Maxwell House can and it fit the Folgers can perfect! This achiever achieved another holy grail can achievement! (See images for correct Maxwell House can size. Right now they're only six bucks!) DO NOT HEAT LID ALL THE WAY UP TO THE POINT THAT IT FITS! STOP A GOOD BIT *BEFORE* IT FITS AND WAIT A FEW DAYS! IT WILL CONTINUE TO SHRINK SLIGHTLY! Otherwise, it might end up too small in diameter and then it will split when you lodge it against the abutment of the can. There's your promising, uhhhh, lead.
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