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« on: November 02, 2012 11:27:51 AM »

My Halloween costume for 2012 is the Bi-Polar Bear. The Bi-Polar Bear is one of my roller derby aliases, and I've been waiting all year to make this costume. I took my inspiration from a variety of sources, including Ruben Ireland's work and these Gloomy Bear arms and hat.

I looked at the pictures of the arms and hat to get an idea of how to draft the patterns. The head and arms are furry fleece and polar fleece. The claws are pleather. The eyes and nose are polymer clay. The cape is satin with marabou trim, with polymer clay bear paw brooches. The name was machine embroidered by a friend.

The feet were so huge they felt kind of like wearing swim flippers, so it made running around pretty... interesting.

Anyway, thanks for taking a look, your questions and comments are welcome.
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012 04:01:34 PM »

You did a really good job on this. It's cute and scary at the same time.

« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012 03:39:38 PM »

I love Gloomy Bears and you look justy like one!
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012 02:38:16 PM »

this is AWESOME: so original, and well made! bravo, u cute little bear! Smiley well done!

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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2012 05:44:34 AM »

Gorgeous costume I really like how cartoony it looks

« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2012 11:48:07 AM »

Those shoes are so freaking awesome.

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