I threw together the following costume from costume parts I had. It is my own Marvel Zombies Interpretation of Zombie Captain America. It turned out so much better than I expected. I took one of my zombie prosthetics, cut apart one of my spare cap masks, and dawned my Captain America TFA costume. It turned out great! So much better than I could have expected.
After putting it on and together I took some pictures and entered it into the comicbookmovie.com contest and it won! It was so exciting, makes me want to try and come up with something unique for next year. This one may have to make a con appearance as well. I will put together a tutorial on how I did this one soon. In the mean time, enjoy the pictures.
Thank you to all who visit our site on a regular basis. We appreciate all the feedback and comments we have received over the year. I will admit this site does come and go in waves in terms of getting updated though. To correct that, I am currently working on an all new website.
The new website will hopefully be easier to navigate, and have some new features. I am hoping to add more to the toolkit, and have it point users to more tutorials, and hopefully new ways to share costuming knowledge. The whole original intent of this website was to share how we have made our costumes over the years and hopefully we will get responses from users who visit as to other things we can try as well. The best feedback we have ever gotten is from someone who visited a site and told us we helped them with how to build their costume.
So thank you again for visiting and looking around. We should have a new site sometime in October, and hopefully we will finally have our Dragon Con 2013 gallery up by then. :)
Hey gang, in case you missed it, the following is the video we made for Dragon Con 2013. It was the best Dragon Con to date, and this is the best video we have made for D*C to date. Enjoy, and we can't wait to see everyone next year.
For those who has not seen it, we made a short for D*C TV. It was featured Friday morning of the Con if you were watching Dragon Con TV. Thank you dragon con for showing our short and now its time to prep something for next year!!! The gears are turning.
It is a clear, odorless, environmentally safe, non-toxic, non-flammable, non-corrosive, polymer based lubricant used for electrical and datacom cable applications. It is place on cables or in piping to allow the cables to be be easily pulled through over long distances. And since it is designed for electrical and datacom situations, it is designed to dry/evaporate with no residue!
I most often use it on my Ghostbuster costume to achieve a “Slimed” look. So, here we go:
The initial application:
After two hours:
After three hours:
In an outdoor setting, or a convention where you are walking around, it will actually evaporate faster. It is also safe for use on skin and hair, if your character needs to look wet or sweaty, and you can buy Wire Pulling Lubricant in the electrical section for relatively cheap in any major hardware store like Lowes or Home Depot.
Already over two weeks gone, and I still feel like Dragon Con 2012, was perfect!!! I was working on costumes all the way down to the wire. In fact I pulled all nighters the nights before we left. Then fixing R2 as we left, and was sewing the last few pieces of Cap When we arrived. Not to mention I pulled the Joker Prosthetic from the mold as we left the door for D*C. That said everything turned out perfect. I did have an issue with applying the chin of my joker, but in hindsight, I am still happy with how it looked, and next time I will do better.
Work really slowed me down with my prep the last month before Dragon Con, but it made seeing my friends for a week all the more important. Many friends I didn't get the time to see enough, but that happens every time, I almost wish dragon con was more often, but maybe it wouldn't be so special. I loved sitting in the room watching D*C TV with all my friends drinking Beers, seeing all the epic costumes, and not to mention the Captain America Dancing Girls Skit. These girls all made their own Dresses and even though scattered across the US, they came together and worked up the War Bonds Dance from Captain America TFA, and they included my Captain America! It was an honor to be a part of their show, and they did such an Epic Job! Then not to mention we pulled off the best prank on our friends, I surprised my girlfriend, and now I just cannot wait till the next!
I have rambled enough, so next we are going to try and take the footage we filmed this year and previous years and make a video that documents these adventures and below is a quick music video we put together to lead into that. Hopefully it will turn out cool, and if not, it will be fun to relive the memories watching it again. Here's to next year and a Great 2013! Good luck everyone with your next year's Projects!!!
Hey gang welcome to the site. While there may have been a delay initialy in getting the photos posted, all our Dragon Con 2012 pictures have been posted. Check out the pictures in our gallery or click here: Dragon*Con 2012 Gallery