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« on: November 05, 2008 05:05:48 AM »

I think there are so many more amazing entries, but since I put this costume together just 3 hours before the party, I feel like I owe it to Mr. Miyagi to enter it!

Since no Halloween stores had any bald caps, I improvised and bought a white swim cap and painted it with makeup.  I bougth a length of white faux fur and cut it to fit Mr. Miyagi's hairstyle, then gave it a peppered look with black hair spray.  Creating the goatee and 'stache was a little easier since I bought a Warrior Set and then trimmed them into Miyagi style facial hair, then sprayed them with white hair spray paint.  For the headband, I cut a strip from an old white T-shirt, then hand drew the design exactly from the movie.  When it came to the actual clothing I found a VERY Miyagi shirt at Goodwill and made sure to wear a wife-beater under it, just like Mr. Miyagi.  My housemate lent me a pair of Thai fisherman pants and I donned my black Reefwalker slippers.  The makeup was bronzer, but to really achieve the Miyagi look, I had to band-aid my eyes.  Politically incorrect, I know, but makeup just wouldn't achieve his eye shape.  As props I used a pair of chopsticks and tended to my "bonsai" bush, a small juniper plant I purchased.

There you have it.  Mr. Miyagi.

It's a moat.  Filled with badgers.
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 08:23:52 AM »

I think the costume is super creative for putting it together in only 3 hours!   Shocked

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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008 11:56:04 AM »

3 hours! I think you nailed it. It made me chuckle. I love that you included the "bonsai". Wax on, wax off and paint the fence!

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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008 11:57:42 AM »

Have you got any closeups of your politically incorrect face?

I am interested, and you are very ingenuous! I think the swimming cap looks better than half the "bald" caps anyway
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