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Title: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: Maulix on October 28, 2008 09:23:03 PM
This year my daughter asked for a Tomas costume, from the movie The Orphanage. She liked the movie so much, she even asked for the costume as a Christmas present. So.. I made one for her for this year's Halloween. I went on a thrift shopping spree to reconstruct the vintage orphanage uniform, but I had no luck. The shirt is a flowery dress and I wasn't able to dye gray properly, as anyone can notice.. but the shoes were a true find!. The mask was hand-made from an old blanket I found. I wanted the mask to look as much as the original as possible, so I worked hard on it. Distressing it was a pain in the back, I can tell you that. Anyway, thanks for looking and all comments welcome.

P.S. Truth be told, I wasn't able to find high-resolution pictures of Tomas on the net. I had to work with the either really small images I found or the trully low-resolution ones.





The original Tomas:



Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: mintbamboo on October 28, 2008 09:33:33 PM
Very nice! I was just scanning through 'recent with pics' and didn't read the topic title but knew instantly who it was!

I'd get creeped out if I had to make this costume. Scary movies don't scare me, but this one came pretty close  ;)


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: The Platypus Project on October 28, 2008 09:43:57 PM
Holy s**t....wow.....wow...you did and AMAZING job on this.  I LOVED the movie, it was unbelievable.  I'm wisting this...what a GREAT idea!!!


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: shaints on October 28, 2008 10:07:52 PM
Oh, my god... It's so good it seriously gives me the creeps! It looks so much like the original Tomás. I saw the movie not too long ago, so it's fresh in my mind.

I won't be able to sleep now. :(


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: iggy.boy on October 28, 2008 10:21:33 PM
I LOVE THIS. those shoes really were a true find. GREAT JOB!


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: __themidge on October 28, 2008 11:21:49 PM
Absolutely freakin' AWESOME.
I knew who it was the moment I saw it.
LOVE IT!


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: spirals420 on October 28, 2008 11:36:44 PM
this movie was mega scary!!! great job!


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: smelsmin on October 29, 2008 12:44:59 AM
Awesome!
Both in taste in costume and in costume making-ness.


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: SHES.CRAFTY on October 29, 2008 07:08:38 AM
That costume is awesome! I love that movie.  Great job!


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: acidtrix on October 29, 2008 08:21:42 AM
AMAZING and immediately identifiable. I actually got the shivers from that. you did great!


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: McJulie-O on October 30, 2008 05:10:56 AM
Really creepy!


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: Maulix on October 31, 2008 09:37:04 AM
Thanks so much for the nice comments and for looking. Happy Halloween, by the way!.


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: grunteeistgut on October 31, 2008 10:49:42 AM
This is amazing! It seriously creeped me out!  But its for halloween, so thats a good thing.


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: CloudxxSeph on July 29, 2009 09:49:20 PM
this is an AWESOME idea!!! that movie creeped me out sooooooooooo much


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: irid3sc3nt on August 07, 2009 09:26:22 PM
Nice!  That kid was waaay creepier with the mask than without.


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: hellotheremary on September 23, 2009 12:51:38 PM
I have never seen the movie, but that is truly creepy, I love it!


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: discomeat on September 23, 2009 06:54:32 PM
Yikes! You did a great job. I knew exactly what that was when I saw it. So creepy.


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: doaflip on September 24, 2009 04:03:13 AM
Oh wow! That's so cool. That movie was so creepy, after the first 15 minutes of watching it on my own I had to turn it off and wait for hubby to come home to finish it! Great job :)


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: prettyrustyrobot on October 01, 2009 09:55:08 PM
fantastic job! that movie was terrifying.

the mask is especially well done.


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: Jelliebean on October 09, 2009 08:31:27 PM
That is too creepy for words!

I could never figure out why his mother wouldn't just get poor Tomas a less creepy mask. :(


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: patchyemm on October 11, 2009 11:28:16 PM
Wow, that's one impressive costume.  You did an amazing job on the mask.  And yep, that was a terrific movie.


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: sweetnightmare on October 12, 2009 11:53:09 AM
this is one of my fav movies you did an awesome job!!!


Title: Re: Tomas from the Orphanage costume
Post by: SpookyPooky on December 28, 2009 12:32:47 PM
I watched this movie for the first time last night (it was a Christmas gift!) and I made a mental note to myself to immediately get on to craftster when I woke up to find this post! I had remembered seeing it back in October, but though I thought it was awesome, I had no idea who it was. But now seeing and knowing the movie, I realized just how amazing this costume truly is! What an excellent job on putting it together and your mask is *perfect!* And kudos to you and your daughter for having such good taste in movies. I bet there was not one other Tomas out there on Halloween night! :D