Anyways, here's some crappy pictures of them lol. Enjoy!
Updates about other things:
School's started again, which I'm both glad about and not. I really could've used another week to relax and do things I wanted to do ie: costume work, but alas, that wasn't going to happen. Costumes are further along since last post about them. Buizel's head was fixed; more foam added to cheeks to cover the jaw mechanism and to make it look good with it's mouth open. Kecleon's tail is also now done foaming, and the head only needs it's jaw mechanism and bottom jaw and it is also done. I will upload some pics in the near future.
The basic premise behind it was the Prince, Prince Zack, who's a huge geek, has his own band, complete with bandmates Antonio, stereotypically spanish matador looking guitarist, and Bert, an English rocker that plays the spoons. Prince Zack is hopelessly in love with Bella, a smart, lovely girl who lives with her Aunt Plinky , an inventor, (who's so obviously played by a man it's just hilarious) and her sheep Baa Baa on the outskirts of town.
In order to gain her affections he signs a contract with Baron Barnum Von Cowell, our resident magical evil doer, in order to be a rockstar; he is turned into "The Beast" and his bandmates a human guitar and a human spork (lul) The Baron has a bad habit of turning woodland creatures into famous popstars, and turns Baa Baa and a wandering beaver into the most famous popstars in the kingdom; Lady Baa Baa and Bustin Beaver (lol yes, you can guess who they're named after)
Random Side Note: I think the Bustin Beaver character was definately my favourite among the cast; she looked like him, sang like him, acted like him, and had hilarious facial expections; just loved that character, buck teeth, little furry ears, huge beaver tail and all.
Sadly, Bella, through a series of unfortunate events, is also turned into a Beast and Zack must quickly share true love's kiss with her to save her from losing her mind and becoming a mindless Beast forever.
Overall was a great play, I honestly would go see it again in a heartbeat. It was only running for a few weeks sadly or I probably would have gone to see it again lol.
So this isn't exactly something I made recently, but I've had it on my dresser for quite a while now and never gotten around to photographing it. I made this probably 3 or 4 years ago as one of my very first cosplay related projects. If any of you know the anime Blood +, this is "The Phantom's" (Karl's) mask.
It wraps all the way around my head and is pretty sturdy. It's made off a base felt mask which I then attached cardboard to to get the shape and then used plaster strips. Of course it was then sanded and painted to match the real mask's colour. I'm still quite in awe that I did this so long ago lol. Still love it
On to the recent stuff~!
I'm doing quite a few costume this year, either completely on my own, helping other people with their first ones or teaching people how to do it and stepping in to offer help/supervise/blah blah. This one if Kecleon, from Pokemon, and is obviously his tail. I've tried a lot of new costuming techniques for this years' costumes, one of which being thermoformable pvc, in this case to make a springy armature.
I've uploaded this guy's head before but I basically redid the whole bottom half this break to replace his jaw with a new mechanism of my own design. I just wasn't happy with the reliablility and look of the elastic jawset and so I designed my own with pvc sheeting.
Right now it's just taped in but this is basically how it will look. :3 I'm pretty excited about it and I think it's going to be what I'll stick with from now on.