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Topic: Beware the Weeping Angels... and whatever you do, DON'T BLINK  (Read 13021 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2010 08:37:50 AM »

this is amazing. I love it
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2010 08:51:13 AM »

Thanks so much you guys!!!  Grin
and now for a few answers...

WOW!!! what material is this made out of... it looks VERY statuey
The wings were made of foam core and cardboard, and the dress was some material I had in my bin... I bought it a few years back for an Arwen costume I never made, so I don't remember exactly what it is, but it was navy and fuzzy like velvet, but much cheaper more lightweight, kinda like that fireproof kid's pajama material? oof. I'm not helping much am I? Well, either way, when I painted it, I didn't use fabric medium, so it made the material nice and stiff


Wow, that is amazing costume!!! I can tell it took a great deal of time, but was the cost factor worth it?
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I really am impressed with your wing set, so what changes did you make to be able to get into the dress without help?
Well, cost in terms of money was pretty low because I ended up using a lot of stuff I already had. The foam core boards were from presentations I had done in college, the fabric was from a costume I never ended up making (I think it was bargain fabric too), the paint, the elastic, the glue... all of it I already had. The only purchases I made were a hula hoop and a cheap backpack, both from the 99 cent store, and some Ben Nye body paint, which was probably the most expensive thing!

Sure it took a long time to make, and I suppose time is money, but it was a fun crafty project to do!!  I kinda look at my costumes as a chance to make something I find exciting and to challenge myself. And I too don't really like to repeat costumes - hehe - but I don't have to make more than one a year  Wink

My dress was actually a top and separate skirt, because I figured that would be much easier to deal with getting in and out of. As for my wings, they were super lightweight! You could see the straps from the front when they were on, but creating something that went under the dress was just not practical. So in the end, I just put them on like a backpack (lifting them up and putting them on a higher surface did make the process a bit easier too!)


Hope that helps! If you guys have any more questions, ask away!!  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2010 06:37:33 PM »

This is absolutely gorgeous! I always love statue-like costumes for some reason! Awesome job!
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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2010 07:37:04 PM »

YOU...ARE...AWESOME!!!
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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2010 07:42:54 PM »

Fantastic! In my opinion the weeping angels are one of the creepiest d who foes, only second to the waters of mars creepers.
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2010 08:18:07 AM »

Utterly terrifying! You did such a great job!  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2010 09:17:04 AM »

Awesome job!  Just have to say you ruined my day posting this.   Shocked  I sat here to afraid to blink or look away and didn't get any work done.  Wink

JK.  I think this has to be one of the most creative and well done costumes I've seen this year.  I bet it was fun to wear.  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2010 02:08:37 PM »

THis ROCKS!!!!        The Wings are fabulous. I love the costume.
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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2010 02:26:51 PM »

This is BEYOND amazing!!! The Weeping Angels are my favorite characters (other then the Doctor) in Doctor Who! I know what I'm going to be for Halloween next year!!!!!
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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2010 05:39:30 PM »

Well done.
I like that you used a backpack instead of the elastic arm holes that come with bought wings.
Did it sit well and felt comfortable?

The Weeping Angels creeped me out the most out of all the Dr. Who creatures.
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