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Topic: Tachyon, the Space Raccoon  (Read 1060 times)
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« on: October 10, 2012 11:24:15 AM »

This was my big costume for Burning Man this year, made for our friend/wedding officiant Shawn. A Space Raccoon is not a terrestrial raccoon that got put in a space shuttle; it is a different creature entirely!

Wouldnt you love to find this guy digging through your garbage?

The tail is made from a black faux fur that I spray painted. Once the tail was sewn and stuffed, I used blue painters tape to mark off stripes, and then just blasted it with silver spray paint. I like the graffiti feel of the spray paintvery fitting for an alley rodent!

My favorite element of the Tachyon suit is the star mask. Part bandit, part Bowie!

It was originally a flat star, and I added the center seam to shape the mask around the nose. The whiskers are silver pipe cleaners inside plastic tube boning. The wire makes them posable while the plastic prevents them from getting bent out of shape.

The mask is held on by an adjustable bra-style strap. Since the attachment points are at the widest part of the star, at the temple, the bottom of the mask hangs free. Since the bottom isnt molded, any wearer has full facial mobility.

And here he is on the back of the Sensatron, our art car, courtesy of the fabulous Blake Gardner!

See more photos and words on my blog: http://madebyjulianne.com/?p=4330

« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012 01:22:17 AM »

Your space raccoon is lots of fun, his star mask is brilliant and his striped gloves are cool too.

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