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Topic: Why do you wear that stupid bunny suit? - Frank from Donnie Darko  (Read 27241 times)
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« on: November 02, 2010 01:36:54 PM »

I've wanted to be Frank the Bunny for a long time, and finally decided to go as him for Halloween 2010.

The mask and the claws were sculpted out of claw, molded in silicone, and finally cast in resin. It was just my second time working with those materials, so there were some bumps along the way! A lot of sanding, dremelling and hot-glue-gunning action were going on! The mask and claws were spray painted, with details added in acrylics. The fur suit was based on Simplicity pattern 2853 with some modifications. Proud to say it was the first zipper I ever installed! The (once white) shoes were picked up from Superstore, had a label at the back removed, and were dirtied to give them more of a worn effect. I even put lifts in them so I could truly be 6-feet-tall, just like Frank.

Now for some progress and completed photos!

Setting up my armature (using a lifecast of my head from a past Hallowe'en costume project).

Finished sculpting the head.

I brushed on silicone to make a mold of the sculpted head, and once that dried, I made a mothermold out of ultra cal (to keep the silicone in place when you pour resin into it).

Spray-painted resin mask, after casting it, sanding it, taking the dremel to it, making small repairs with glue gun, getting the eye-holes drilled - ya, I was pretty sick for the week and a half when all that took place so was in no mood to take progress pics. Resin fumes were not helping Sad. My hats off to all you ladies and gents who make resin jewellery and the like.

And the finished mask!

Claws were made just like the mask! From right to left, we have a little pink silicone mold of a sculpted claw, then some raw resin claws, some sanded claws, and finally the final painted ones.

The claws were glued to the tops of the fingers. The paw pads were made of silk.

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Thanks for lookin! I had a lot of fun making and wearing this! More photos and details may be viewed here!

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010 01:41:18 PM »

Whoa. Great job on the entire thing! I was really impressed with the amount of work you put into the mask. Kudos to you!

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010 01:43:31 PM »

Wow, that is impressive! I love the amount of effort you put into getting it just right. What sort of reactions did you get when you wore it?

« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010 01:53:52 PM »

what an incredible mask!!!  big props for details! 

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010 01:55:14 PM »

WOWOWOW so amazing!! Cheesy
did you scare any people?! Cheesy
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2010 02:25:03 PM »

That's fantastic! Kudos for doing such a good job on recreating a character from my favourite film.
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2010 02:57:07 PM »

I would have been absolutely terrified to see this costume on Halloween.  I love Donnie Darko.  Incredible job!

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2010 03:10:49 PM »

thanks all!

I did end up scaring quite a few people - and all I had to do was stand there! Didn't scare any kids, thankfully (during the day, I carried my mask most of the time, as it was so hot, so all the kids who saw me were fine with seeing someone dressed as a fuzzy bunny, holding a spooky mask). At night, I wore the mask and freaked out a good share of adults!

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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2010 03:14:45 PM »

Your costume is so fantastically done! I loveeee the stupid bunny suit Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2010 03:36:17 PM »

Wow! I'm in awe, I love this sooo much. Donnie Darko is one of my favorite movies. You've captured Frank so well and It looks like your labor of love paid off. THIS IS FANTASTIC! It deserves a "THIS ROCKS".

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