Working on a Satyr costume.

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by whiteraven, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. whiteraven

    whiteraven Active Member

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    So I've always wanted to find a way to make an anatomically correct looking Satyr costume, but never liked how most costumers did the legs...
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    So I wanted to find a way to make something more believable, like the Chronicles of Narnia movies were able to do, but without the help of CG.

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    So began mulling the idea over with another artist friend of mine and he gave me a great idea... make the cloven hooves more like shoes than a leg apparatus. Though not like these (though they are kinda cool.)
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  2. Leon Kowalski

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    what about hiding the "stiletto heel" portion of the shoe behind some longer fur t hat drapes down to the ground or even a little longer?

    it would disguise the entire gun in the above pic

    *very cool idea btw I look fwd to seeing what you're able to do
     
  3. Robert412

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    That's a great idea, Leon!
     
  4. whiteraven

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    I thought of that, but I wanted to do something that didn't rely on illusion. Or got too bulky like you often see as well.
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    Something more like these.
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    I started with trying out something meant to keep your feet and ankles safe, Ski Boots. After a quick disassemble and study, I found they too would end up too bulky. Maybe the foam liners will help?
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    And with a little clay to help visualize...
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    This brought on some better ideas...more to come.
     
  5. Robert412

    Robert412 Well-Known Member

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    They use a shoe for jump training that may help...
     
  6. whiteraven

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    Thanks a partial inspiration for what I'm doing now. :)

    Made a couple duct tape molds of my legs and feet.
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  7. whiteraven

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    Then I got some clay together and made a mock-up of what this could look like when I'm done.

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  8. DrakonicKnight

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  9. whiteraven

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    Thanks. Those are real similar to what I'm thinking, though they rely alot more on the wearer for support (I bet your calves would ache after a short while)
     
  10. whiteraven

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    So I guess I should reveal what I'm doing, since the pics I've been posting are kinda old. :)

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    Then I realized they didn't sit as high as I wanted them, so...
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    And to visualize the next step.
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  11. Mardikrewe

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    Awesome work. I have seen a few goe's at this in New Orleans. Few have nailed it though. I like your support Idea in the heel region.

    A shoe / foot such as this will be taxing (IMO) either way you go or look at it.

    It's like my Predator buddies say ...... one must burn in order to look cool. In your case it will be the ole' calf's burning:0.

    Great work.
     
  12. whiteraven

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    Some Updates...

    Had a breakthrough on these and how to make them easier to resize for different people, so I did a little redesign on my prototype.
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    And started making the templates for the mid-size hoof.
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  13. wickedoffroad

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    Wow. great work on those. Looks good enough to be in the movies.
     
  14. loco lord

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    cool! get some pictures of them on when they are done! looking great so far :D
     
  15. whiteraven

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    So it's been a good weekend. Christmas was great, my daughter loved the giant Barbie house I made her. I also got time to work on making patterns for my second set of hooves, the mid-size ones. Then got time to cut out my sintra and form them as well on Sunday evening.

    So on to the pictures.

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    And today's work.
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  16. whiteraven

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    More updates...

    I got the large hoof closer to completion, while also getting the new medium hoof caught up (as far as build progress.)

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    Comments, questions, and interest welcome!
     
  17. Ciwi

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    You're definitely on to something there, they look pretty sweet. I have made the other kind before, the ones that end up bulky, the main reason that happens is the leg support. Without that leg support though that costume hurt like a mother-f**ker.

    This is looking awesome though, best of luck!
     
  18. aimeekitty

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    Cool stuff! It may not be what you're looking for, but recently in fashion there have been several "high heels" where the heel is missing. Here's an example of a DIY that way: Forgo The Heels | NinjaSovereign.Com
     
  19. Darkbeauty

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    wow. keep on going, want to see more!
     
  20. Izzzie

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    Very cool work!
    There are a few furry cosplayers who do quadsuits and create the illusion of legs facing the wrong way simply by inserting suitable foam padding.

    The example that springs to mind for me is this video: Wolf Link Quad Suit - Progress 1 - YouTube
    This shows you the 'bare bones' underneath parts of the fursuit they used. Perhaps the rear legs could be useful for what you're trying to achieve further up the leg from just the 'hoof'? I really love how sturdy yours look :) I own a pair of the aforementioned "hoof boots" which I am converting into a pair of long fall boots from Portal, and am intrigued to see how well yours balance!

    Excellent work! :)
     
  21. whiteraven

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    Yeah, I've seen alot of the padded forms of making this style leg, but in Arizona (where I live) the added heat of these is unbearable.

    I will also make a Wolfman form of these after I work out all the kinks in the design. The "hoof" section will come in two sizes so far, large and medium, but if it really takes off I'll do more.
     
  22. whiteraven

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    So I have been a little lax in keeping this updated, but the project does continue on.

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    So I have one hoof for large size and one for medium size complete, know working on the modular heel cup that will fit either hoof size.
     
  23. Contec

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    if you have the cash and if they still sell them the WETA legs are cool looking.
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  24. whiteraven

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    I already noted that option in an earlier post. I don't like how they add so much height to the wearer. I'd rather not use stilts.
     
  25. xdmray

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    the weta legs have not been available for quite some time now anyway.

    looking forward to more progress!
     
  26. ironspider

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    i have a pdf for weta type legs if your interested i can send you the specs and what we have avalaible you can recreate the weta legs for under 200 pm me if interested
     
  27. whiteraven

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    This project isn't dead!

    Ok, so it's been awhile since I added updates, but that's not because there hasn't been, just haven't done it. Been busy with new job training, new schedule, and life in general.

    So on to the updates!

    I wanted a horn and ear style similar to this:
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    So I started with a set of domestic ram horns I got from a friend and did these.
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    And so I don't have to apply a wig or "movie makeup" I also added an aviator style cap to cover my head, styled like this:
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    My cap so far...
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    So I keep working on it, slowly but surely.
     
  28. Jessica

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    It's looking great so far. Can't wait for more updates.
     
  29. whiteraven

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    More updates...

    Working on the Aviator cap/headpiece some more. slow work when making up your own patterns. :facepalm:lol

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  30. whiteraven

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    Few more updates...

    Headpiece has been re-done. The previous vinyl was puckering to much for me, and didn't "lay" right.

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    And started building up on the hoof shoe a little more.
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    Any comments, suggestions, or whatever? 2 cents
     
  31. poopymcbutthole

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    holy crap i want hoof shoes!
     
  32. whiteraven

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    And the start of the jacket...
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  33. whiteraven

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    And more updates. It's been a good weekend.
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    Right now just working on the exterior so I can mold and replicate it. The interior will be part foam-fill and part a SCUBA boot. Like these...

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  34. whiteraven

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    Here's the waistcoat progress. So far so good I think.

    Reference picture I did in Photoshop.
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    Day 1
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    Newest pic I got
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  35. whiteraven

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    So I got my lost patterns back so I got started on the right side hoof shoe.

    Also, I was pondering what kind of weapon this character should carrying and decided a crossbow! Not just a normal, boring crossbow though, why not a steampunk mechanical one powered by springs?

    So been a little sidetracked while working on that. Helps pass the time waiting on my sewing friend to make my cloth parts for me (a skill I don't have, sewing.)
     
  36. whiteraven

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    Finally got my waistcoat and It is beautiful! Unfortunately that means it also inspired me to do a little more to it.
     
  37. whiteraven

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    Few new pictures of how my hoof boots look currently.

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  38. whiteraven

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    I need to solicit some opinions please.

    What color "fur" should my satyr have?

    I'm looking for something that looks natural, "real", and will match my skin tones.

    Fabric Depot

    Options

    1. African Mongolian Faux Fur - Beige and Brown Fabric Depot
    2. African Mongolian Faux Fur - Grey & Black - Fabric Depot
    3. Arctic Fox Faux Fur - Black Fabric Depot
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    5. Arctic Fox Faux Fur - White with Brown Tip Hairs Fabric Depot
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    7. Buffy Faux Fur - Brown Fabric Depot
    8. Buffy Faux Fur - Camel Fabric Depot
    9. Desert Fox Faux Fur - Brown Fabric Depot
    10. Desert Fox Faux Fur - Gold Fabric Depot
    11. Desert Fox Faux Fur - Grey Fabric Depot
    12. Husky Faux Fur - Russian Colorway Fabric Depot
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    15. Mongolian Fur - Caramel Fabric Depot
    16. Mongolian Fur - Gray Frost Fabric Depot
    17. Moose Faux Fur - Brown & Black Fabric Depot
    18. Mountain Coyote Faux Fur - Brown Fabric Depot
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    20. * Faux Fur - Camel Fabric Depot
    21. Silver Coyote Faux Fur Fabric Depot
    22. Wolf Faux Fur - Brown & Black Fabric Depot
     
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  39. whiteraven

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    Made some more progress in the last few days. Thought I'd make an update here.

    Worked more on getting the ears completed.
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    And on the aviator cap.
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  40. Guri

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    This is outstanding! Beautifully done. Those ears look so real.

    Are the boots and hooves comfortable?

    That jacket is gorgeous too- I can't wait to see all of this put together!
     
  41. whiteraven

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    More updates.

    Ears are nearly complete, and ready to add the horns on.
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    Also stitched a bit more of the aviator cap that the ears and horns will attach to. (Now just waiting on the horns themselves to get back)
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  42. whiteraven

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    Few updates on the aviator cap.
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    And my adorable daughter Lexi wanted to model for me.
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  43. faille

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    Been watching all the updates with interest. Can't wait to see those shoes on a human!
     
  44. Jarreth2

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    Wish I'd seen this thread before I made last years halloween costume - was the first Halloween event we'd ever been to and we had a blast.

    Great costume - looking forward to a 'dress rehearsal' shot.

    Last years costume I had

    Halloween 2011 by ~Jarreth on deviantART
     
  45. Laamberry

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    Ingenious build and a lot of fun to follow! Can't wait to see it all together :)
     
  46. whiteraven

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    So I thought I'd share a little more.

    Decided that my character needs some sort of medal to wear, so I designed this one in MS Paint.
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    And finished making this last night.
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    I may redo the ribbon, as I'm not sure I like it or not.

    Any comments, upgrade suggestions or questions? Feel free to reply, I like the feedback.
     
  47. whiteraven

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    Decided that instead of a chin strap on my aviator cap, I'd add a breather mask. Started on Sunday afternoon (8/26), nearly finished Tuesday night (8/28).

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    Added a "Polar Cooling layer", both filters dust from air, and cools it around your face as well!

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    Here's how the straps attach to the aviator cap.
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    You can see the strap hanging just under the ear.
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  48. whiteraven

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    And a few more, of the now "more rounded to fit my head" aviator cap.

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  49. whiteraven

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    So for a bit of protection, I am planning to use "turtle shells" as pauldrons for my shoulders.

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    That is a plaster "snake hide cave" I found on clearance at a pet shop. Good size and shape, but way too heavy. So I got a vacuum-formed copy and started sculpting in the detail.

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    Once I finish sculpting it I'll get a quick mold made and roto-cast a pair.
     
  50. Guri

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    I love the creativity in this thread...Thanks for showing the in progress photos!!
     

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