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Topic: UPDATED! Where the Wild Things Are Costumes - lots of pictures!  (Read 110064 times)
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sjeanette
« on: October 06, 2008 06:30:37 PM »

Hi everyone!

I'm a first-time poster, but I've been reading the forums for quite some time now. I'm currently in the middle of a pretty insane Halloween costume making project that I wanted to share with you all and also get some suggestions.
(I apologize for the picture quality - I had to take them with my laptop's iSight camera since both my camera and my boyfriend's camera are out of batteries!)

So my housemates and I are going as a group from Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. We're going to be 4 wild things and Max. I'm in charge of the Wild Things costumes so I've spent the last month or so working on the masks. They're made with a papier mache base, painted with acrylic and then each mask has individual details made from a variety of different materials (and lots of hot glue!!). They're pretty much done at this point - all I have left to do is make teeth and horns and then add padding on the inside to make each mask fit better. Here are the results -

The group of the masks:

And some individual shots:









Also, the eyes all glow in the dark  Grin

So now I've got to make the actual costumes. Some of them aren't too bad. For the black-haired Thing we're just going to use a striped sweater and bulky pants, and for the cow-eared one we found a fur coat that we're altering. The only one that I'm going to have to sew from scratch is my costume, which is the Thing with the long red hair http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper481/stills/1e3cw1fq.jpg. Basically I've got to make myself a padded chicken suit. Has anyone here ever made anything comparable? I'm not really sure where to start.

Thanks!
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toki45
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008 06:39:20 PM »

those masks are amazing. I am so jealous of you and your friends. Good luck with the rest of the costumes!
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2008 06:41:54 PM »

AMAZING. AMAZING. AH. MAZE. ING.
I hit "this rocks" like whoa.
You're my hero for life.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2008 06:44:22 PM »

OMG! Where the Wild Things Are is one of my absolute favorite children's books!  What amazing costumes those are! Excellent job!
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008 06:45:35 PM »

Wow.I humbly admire your ambition and tenacity.
But, um... how are you going to see?
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2008 06:46:03 PM »

HOLY FRIGGING AMAZING!!!!  Shocked

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2008 07:14:14 PM »

Dude, seriously, kick ass.
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2008 07:15:57 PM »

These are soooo well done! Love.
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2008 07:19:33 PM »

WOW, these are fantastic! They're so realistic and it's great how you made all the monsters. Sooo cool! You should enter craftster's costume contest in Nov.
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2008 07:44:31 PM »

O. M. G. *this rocks*

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