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« on: November 05, 2012 11:03:24 PM »

Decided to do something a little more elaborate for me and my bf this year, and as we're both huge incurable fans of science fiction, I made us a pair of alien and astronaut costumes. First up is mine as a slightly retro-inspired astronaut:



I hand painted a stretchy zip front jumpsuit, repainted toy ray guns, custom painted accessories and my favorite bit, the helmet! I made it using a light fixture that I widened with a hacksaw and then fixed to a cardboard tube that I painted and lined with plumbing insulation.

I also repainted the patches and added on a gold and black flag patch, and recycled an old phone headset:





As much as I love my costume, I might love my bf's more:



His is black tactical clothing with bmx armor I repainted to look like metal, and then I did his makeup with an SFX prosthetic that I painted:



We didn't get a pic of it in full makeup but my favorite bit is the back:



Some detail shots, my bf's repainted nerf gun:



and the belt buckles I sculpted for both of us out of paper clay:



We had so much fun, and it was really surreal watching my bf walk around looking like he stepped off a movie set:



But I have to say that some things about a futuristic costume are not well-suited to a 2012 world:



Hope you enjoyed! Let me know if you have any construction questions. This was the first year I didn't have to sew anything so I learned a lot about more hardware type crafts and would be happy to share. Happy Halloween!
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012 01:34:21 AM »

Love these costumes!  Make up just makes it rock all the more!
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012 02:32:51 AM »

These are breath-taking costumes!!! You both look like you stepped right out of an amazing space battle.

And speaking of breath taking, were you able to breathe easily in that gorgeous helmet?
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2012 11:01:23 AM »

fantastic costumes. You must have had lots of compliments.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2012 10:19:15 AM »

These are breath-taking costumes!!! You both look like you stepped right out of an amazing space battle.

And speaking of breath taking, were you able to breathe easily in that gorgeous helmet?

Thanks! I actually was ok for most of the night, I think next year I'll install a small battery operated exhaust fan just to ensure things stay defogged, haha.
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012 09:16:41 AM »

both costumes look great. 
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