Friday, October 30, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are - 1 day to Halloween

Makin' stripes.

Hand sewing the whole freakin' thing.

The belly is not ALL natural.

Painted on the eyes.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are - 3 days to Halloween

So there are no pictures today since last night my sewing machine decided to quit on me. Apparently it does not like furry fabric. So I brought a bag of fur to work with me and I am feverishly attempting to sew it all together by hand. Lets just hope no one at work says anything about what looks like a dead animal in my lap. Wish me luck. Only have a few more days...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are - 4 days to Halloween

Made some teeth.

Made a nose.

Made Patrick try on the hula hoop belly suspenders.

Shading and painting.

Where The Wild Things Are - 5 days to Halloween

A little paint around the horns and mouth.

Spray adhesive the hair in place.

Pattern out the face.

Transfer the pattern to the fur, cut it out, and apply.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are - 6 days to Halloween

Got the eyes secured on here. Then I took the pattern I made for his hair and actually cut it out.

Then I skinned a wolf... I mean I made my Max outfit. Which is really not very interesting actually. Just cut out the pieces, sewed them together and then dyed the whole business gray. Here it is drying and dripping and turning my tub gray. Actually the tub was kinda gray to begin with.

The hair pattern.


Added some horns.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are - 11 days to Halloween

Here is a time lapse of me adding paper mache to the to the mouth. I added the eye brows and base for the nose then I paper mached them as well. The last section of the video is me creating a pattern for Carol's hair.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are - 13 days to Halloween

Things are moving along. Got the basics done, but felt the face needed more dimention and did not want it to look like an bunch of crap glues to a giant ball. I traced a circle around the eye socket area. I cut the circle out of the giant ball. Then fliped over the piece I just cut out to make it concave. Taped it in so that it hung down a bit and voila! eye sockets so that the eyeball can be recessed in the head.

Then bent done the section left between the eyes to get that lil indent that happens between your forehead and your nose. Held it down with a string tethering it to head hole on the outside, just till I can get it paper mached in place.

Added a layer of paper mache to everything. I have been alternating between news paper and brown craft paper. The news paper allows for very flexible curving while the brown craft paper makes a super thick and sturdy layer.