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.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are - 14 days to Halloween

The paper mache ball is dry and thick enough to remove the inside support. Patrick decides to try to on for size.

Added some extra support at the based around the hole for Patrick's head. Traced the opening and cut out a piece of foam core to glue on.

Sketched on the rough layout for the facial features.

Created lips from tag board with tabs that fold over in order to glue it on the face to match the curve. I hate compound curves. Makes everything more difficult.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are - 16 days to Halloween

I decided it has been far too long since I have made a really kick-ass Halloween costume. I really wanted to make something challenging and awesome, something I would be proud to wear and tell everyone that I made it. Of course that left me with only one option this year. Where the Wild Things Are. I will be Max and Patrick will be Carol. I wanted them to be as real to the film/book as I could. I have limited time and funds so lets see what we can do.

I started a base for the giant head Patrick will need to wear. I used my large exersice ball wrapped in grabage bags as a base. Now I am using paper mache to cover it. This weekend will be our grand day out to the fabric district downtown to get FUR! So much to do and only 16 days left to do it.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We'll see if it lasts...

So here's the idea. I am really really really bad at posting on the blog. Being someone who is actually reading this now, you are well aware of that. So my idea is that if I try to commit to posting something ever couple days, maybe I will actually do something worthy of a blog post every few days, thus making the world slightly more interesting for all of us.

Here's what I did today: