View Full Version : questions about making carnage/venom

08-31-2005, 08:56 PM
so i've already been thinking about a good halloween costume. i needed something that i could move around in a lot at a show, so nothing with capes or stuff like that. eventually i stumbled onto venom. simple costume and everything, but im not quite as built as brock. i mean im big, but im not linebacker big. so i figured it be the (IMO) cooler character of carnage. the only thing is his costume is comparatively more difficult with the complicated red and black. what do you think would be the best way to go about this? ya ive never done this before, but i really want a cool costume. some sheer material to show muscles? or just spandex? what should i make the mask out of?

+ya im a noob, i did searched on comic book characters and venom showed up in here along with spiderman and xmen so i figured this would be the right forum.

any help is appreciated since im starting from square one and ive never done this before. thanks in advance everybody.

edit: id prefer to do carnage since it fits my body more, but if i have to settle for venom i will. just thought id throw that out there.

edit#2: pics of carnage:

Bruce Wayne
09-01-2005, 12:49 AM
all i can help you with is the glove aspect. for the gloves try stuffing the tips with some shaped cardboard to get that sharp nail affect. It worked well when i tried making my gloves for a spawn costume I have in the works.and maybe try red spandex material and paint on the black streaks with fabric paint of acrylic paint. I painted an acrylic bat symbol to my gray spandex shirt and it has yet to give me any problems. The mask, I really have no idea...thats definitely gonna be tricky. good luck with the costume!

09-01-2005, 01:48 AM
i will probbaly do that for the "going out" occasions, but ill have ot do something where i dont have that for the halloween show so i dont hurt anyone and get into a fight. thanks for the tip, no pun intended D:

09-01-2005, 09:28 PM
I don't know if my suggestions would be the best way to go.. but it's just stuff I thought of now.

I'm looking at this statue picture as a reference for now... htthttp://www.gremlins.com/han_lin/carnage.jpgp://

I'd say go with a full body spandex suit, either in black then paint on red or the other way around. For his random body spurt things, add in some wires structures that go through the suit and poke out, then pad those wires slightly then sew on matching spandex around those wires. I'm not quite sure what kind of fabric paint to use on spandex.

You can make your own gloves with the pointy figures. I also think it would be good to add a chin extension onto the hood since his is a bit more pointy and will give you more room for his grin.

That's the best I can do, still a bit of a beginner myself. Good luck though! Seeing Carnage would be awesome.

09-02-2005, 12:48 AM
well i just want to do the spandex suit really, it's really hard to TRUELY do carnage since his suit is always moving around, much like spawn and his cape. so ill just be sticking to the spandex suit. i was actually thinking of using a spandex suit with a neutral color (white/peach) and just painting it red and black, but starting with red or black would be a lot easier, probably red.

thanks for the tip on his chin for the grin, i would have never thought of that and since i would have probably just used a face mask, the grin might have looked kinda off and weird.

what should the gloves be made out of?? also spandex?

i hope i can make this in time for halloween D:

09-02-2005, 01:30 AM
You can buy a fullbody spandex suit from several dancewear stores.

Riversedge is the first one that came to mind. www.riversedgedancewear.com

I assume carnage is fully covered like venom (he's the all black spider-like guy, right)? They sell suits that would cover all you you; it's a bit expensive, but probably easier, especially if you've never sewn anything. http://www.riversedgedancewear.com/ulunfac.html

Providing reference images always helps when asking for advice. I couldn't get that one image above to open, so I'm going off of a really old memory...

09-02-2005, 03:20 AM
ya he's fully covered. sorry about the no images, i posted some.

i found a place spandexwear or something, but i dont really fit their measurements. i mean, not to toot my own horn but im a pretty buff guy, and their measurements seemed for a more well-rounded person since my ankle, knee, and elbow measurements were all smaller but the bicep, thigh, and chest were all bigger. i havent sewn anything but i can get some help on what to do and i hope that can be enough if i have to. thanks for the info on the site though!!