Halloween Costume Progress Thread

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  1. Saeleofu

    Saeleofu Active Member

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    In case anyone is interested, I'm making one of these:
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    I don't know what I'm going to do for robes yet, and I have no plans for Halloween, but I'M MAKING A TIMELORD COLLAR DAMMIT!

    Also, Gavroche will be this:
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    Gavroche's will probably be made of cardboard or poster board and spray paint. I want it to be lightweight, flexible, and it really only needs to last a day or two.

    Mine...will probably be made of papier-mache. I've seenva ton of ideas, including fiberglass, leather, and wonderflex, but papier-mache seems to be most feasible at the moment.

    So, I'll post pictures as I make progress! If for no other reason than it'll make me actually do it. I'm buying supplies tomorrow. :popcorn:
     
  2. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Can't wait to see!

    Zoom will go nuts, lol!
     
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    How cool!

    I'm planning on being the 11th Doctor for halloween this year, but I need to get my costume in order.
     
  4. Saeleofu

    Saeleofu Active Member

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    I can't decide if I want to do the classic red with gold accents, or the modern gold (with or without red accents).

    I was looking up how much one is to buy. Apparently they aren't made anywhere commercially...the only one I found was an original Tom Baker era one, an actual prop (Tom Baker's collar, specifically), that went for >2000 pounds :yikes:
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Weirdly, one of my favorite eye makeup pigments from Mon Ennui is Dalek, lol. She has a gorgeous blue one that would be incredible on someone with brown eyes called Tardis :D

    I love getting my makeup from someone who is also a totally non-apologetic geek <3
     
  6. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    I'm going aS Ten :D Got my suit and everything. Just need a sonic screwdriver :p
     
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    I need to take pictures tomorrow. I have the frame-thing almost finished, then I need to papier-mache and pain it (or cover it with fabric...haven't decided yet). My brother has some extra fiberglass so I may still put a layer of fiberglass over it before painting.

    I need to start on Gavroche's costume, too.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    I need to get the suit tailored to fit me :p The waist of the pants is pretty huge on me. Ten's suit is relatively simple though, and I scored at the thrift store. I always wear Chucks, so that was easy too. My aunt has a sonic for me, but I won't get that until we go up to see her in November. So I'll just be kicking it in a suit.

    Which actually, isn't that unusual for me on Halloween. I usually go as HP with the school uniform/dress shirt/tie and robe, lol. :p
     
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    Awesome! If we were closer, I have a sonic you could use lol. I have 10's and 11's
     
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    [​IMG]

    It's kind of hard to see right now...even in person lol. I have the general shape, I
    m getting ready to papier-mache the first layer right now. The duct tape is so I don't kill myself on the sharp edges until I get it covered in paper lol. Then I'll shape it a bit more (it needs some corners rounded, neck contour made to fit better) and figure out how to make the part that goes from the stand-up part to the shoulder piece look natural.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    OOO this is fun! I'm a golden snitch this year!!
    I am writing "I open at the close" across my collar bones
    My friend is drawing silver wings (using body paint) on my arms

    Oh and a gold tutu I am getting made on etsy! lol because frankly.. it isn't halloween if I'm not wearing a tutu
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    I just need to find some silver body paint, spray gold glitter and a gold top! :D

    Half the people at this huge college party I'm going to probably won't get it lol but oh well
     
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    AllieMackie Wookie Collie

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    I reeeaaaaally want to go as Fionna but no one will get it! Think I should anyway?

    (from the gender-swap episode of Adventure Time. See a snippet here.)

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    That's awesome Fran!

    I need robes still. Not sure what to do about that. Maybe I'll have a chance to go to thrift shops on Sunday. They must be red, because I really want this collar to be gold lol.


    ETA: YES, ALLIE! Nobody around here will get mine either, but THAT'S NOT STOPPING ME! :rofl1:
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    How would nobody get it??
    Lol every young adult I know watches adventure time!
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    I don't get any of them lol but still cool :)

    Eta: the costumes are still cool... Not me lol it is obvious I am NOT cool
     
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    AllieMackie Wookie Collie

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    Because the only place I'd really wear it is to work, and no one at work watches it! Bah!

    I might do it anyway. She's so curvy and cute like me! I just need to fake the blond strand of hair. :D
     
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    Clearly, nerdy is the new cool ;)
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    I am not nerdy OR cool... I am double uncool lol
     
  19. Saeleofu

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    Is it paste, or CINNAMON GRAVY? Lol, it smells so good!

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  20. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    I LOVE ADVENTURE TIME!!

    No one is going to get my costume/suit either, but that's not stopping me. And I don't care what anyone says, you are NEVER too old to dress up on Halloween!!! :D

    And I wish you lived closer too, lol, because we could have such fun running around as Time Lords :p
     

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