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« on: March 29, 2009 12:53:20 PM »

I am so happy with how this turned out.

I have a friend named Andy, and for as long as I've known him there's been this inside joke between all of our friends about how he could take down a bear if he wanted to. So when my friend Charlotte and I heard he was going to compete in their school's all-male beauty pageant, we decided to make the joke a reality for his portion of the talent competition!

I've never worked with anyone else on a project like this, but I was amazed at how well we worked together to design and build this thing (Charlotte worked mostly on the head, I did the body)

here's what we had after our first full night of work... (I got two of those brown paws at the dollar tree last year at halloween, but we couldn't find the other one. in the actual fight, the bear wore boxing gloves)

The head was made out of one large box with rounded edges and one smaller box for the muzzle, all covered in brown fur. we covered the eye-hole with black mesh before the fight. The tongue was supposed to get ripped out of the mouth at some point in the fight, but we couldn't find a good way to attach it and the rick-rack we had sewn to it kept falling out while we rehearsed so we just glued it all in.  Sad

However, we didn't think just boxing the bear would be impressive enough, so I developed a big finish to surprise the crowd (and the judges)

pardon the fake blood stain, these pictures were taken after the competition. Tongue


intestines out of dyed piping...

lungs out of pink flannel...

and my favorite, the heart.

Also, the guy in the bear suit is a pretty skinny dude, so we made this fat suit to bulk him up:

It's two big t-shirts sewn together at the bottom and the sleeves, then PACKED with stuffing. It did the job really well.

The whole thing went PERFECTLY, everyone loved it (even though Andy didn't win  Cry)
There's a great video of it on youtube, could someone let me know if posting links to videos is allowed?
Thanks for looking!


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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009 01:14:07 PM »

Links are allowed! I'd love to see.  The whole thing is hilarious - I love the intestines!

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009 01:20:00 PM »

This is hilarious.  Great job.

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009 02:16:46 PM »

This is the most hilarious thing i've seen in a while. The guts make it.
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009 05:00:21 PM »

That is just too funny!  Very good job on the suit and the "guts" and heart look really great!  I'd love to see the video, I don't think posting the link would be against the rules at all.

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009 07:41:27 PM »

Thanks for all the kind words, guys!
Alright, heres the video:

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