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CreepyUncleLee
07-15-2008, 05:12 PM
with like over 20 comics,novels and 2 great movies I thought it be a good idea to have a thread to discuss Hellboy and hellboy universe related costumes and advice on how to go about creating them

Characters
hellboy,liz,abe,broom,Kraus,the humonculus,lobster johnson,Rasputin,Prince nuada and princess nuala,etc.
Comics
hellboy and the various spin offs

PLEASE keep any spoilers to yourself.

if anyone has suggestion or links to helpful sites that're revelant please post them.

well, i would like to make a soldier of the golden army,my questions are material, what kind of LED or lighting to use to get that glow and if possible stilts.

http://www.amazon.com/Hellboy-II-Art-Movie/dp/1593079648/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid

Juego
07-15-2008, 07:49 PM
well, i would like to make a soldier of the golden army,my questions are material, what kind of LED or lighting to use to get that glow and if possible stilts.

Hello, Anon OP. ;)

Here's the best online ref I've found:
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm208/PropMedic/hellboyPoster.jpg

I think you have a lot in common with a mascot suit over a more traditional costume. And some overlap with gundam suits for the arms and legs.

Your main rig will be a harness system and if not stilts, still some kind of leg extension. The harness would then support some kind of armature and you'd build out the soldier's shape with foam panels. I suspect the soldier's head would go on top of yours, with you seeing through the upper torso. Keeping everything as lightweight as possible is going to be critical.

Here is a look at someone building up a mascot suit with foam.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm208/PropMedic/1211481899261.jpg

I wouldn't get too set on lighting yet, as making an overall rig is going to be your main challenge. But, on the subject of lighting, EL strips and panels may be a better alternative to LEDs, since the glow is more diffused and even.

CreepyUncleLee
07-15-2008, 09:52 PM
hello fellow 4chan anon,lol

thank you so much for the advice,it helps,i've learned a lot on mecha and mascot constructions(god what havent i at least read about or print a tutorial on),but i've never really been able to practice anything so this character looks to me to be very easy for a large guy like me to make,skinny legs and big long torso.


but if anyone else wants to jump in just ask

Juego
07-15-2008, 11:02 PM
hello fellow 4chan anon,lol

thank you so much for the advice,it helps,i've learned a lot on mecha and mascot constructions(god what havent i at least read about or print a tutorial on),but i've never really been able to practice anything so this character looks to me to be very easy for a large guy like me to make,skinny legs and big long torso.


but if anyone else wants to jump in just ask

I'm very curious to see if this is doable. It looks like all the golden army soldiers are pure-CG, in contrast to the majority of the movie's practical props and costumes (have you seen the suit for Wink? it's enormous and far less CG than I thought!). It may take a few prototypes to nail something down.

I'm going to the bookstore this weekend to scout for that Artbook -- I'll post a general review of it for folks.

Anway, I'm sure glad someone is doing something more complicated than me. :toothy: Makes Krauss' bubble head not seem as daunting.

CreepyUncleLee
07-15-2008, 11:07 PM
good luck on krauss

but gosh i'm gunna make a few prototypes useing cardboard and foam or something,i work at boat store so theres plenty of big cardboard and lots of left over foam for me to have for costumes,plus once i'm settled with a prototype, hopefully, I'll make the dummy and vacuumform it useing some free sintra scraps from a sign shop,idk i'd love to vacuform but i'll barely wonderflex anything,lol
i'm posting pics on 4chan to make sure its win and not fail cuz i'm lazy,well time to go see the movie a 5th time(i'm not jokeing)

Juego
07-16-2008, 05:36 AM
once i'm settled with a prototype, hopefully, I'll make the dummy and vacuumform it useing some free sintra scraps from a sign shop,idk i'd love to vacuform but i'll barely wonderflex anything,lol

Vacuuforming sounds like a good idea because you have duplicate pieces and you want a very uniform look and fit. It'll be a pain to make the base molds and then form them, but, it should pay off.

I think wonderflex would be far too frustrating, save for maybe a few small details. (I'm only using the stuff for my glove fingertips.)

CreepyUncleLee
07-16-2008, 06:48 PM
i was thinking of going the route for the prototypes by useing the cardboard and chemical method that featherweight from this website used on his amazing gundamn costume,and depending on how well it turns out i MIGHT try to detail it and see if it works,i'll have to see.

i'd like to take a look at insulation foam with chemicals or upholstery cushion foam with resin and bondo,so yeah.

feefie
07-16-2008, 10:20 PM
Juego, I was curious how you are going to do the clear bubble portion?

If you want an idea, I have one :)

XD I think these are SO USEFUL in cosplay, I jump at every instance to suggest them

http://www.1000bulbs.com/Lamp-Light-Covers-and-Diffusers/

Acrylic lamp covers... perfectly clear, and round, and I think you may even be able to cut them (with proper tools)

Thanks for listening lol...

Biscuit
07-16-2008, 10:57 PM
ooo~ great thread so far! I am DYING to make Princess Nuala's ...well I will call it her "library costume" from the new movie~! just dying! i have it all planned out, the only thing I haven't found yet is something close to the trim on her second layer (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/NightmareBiscuit/06-1.jpg)....
if anyone find anything let me know!

can't wait to see what people make in this thread!

Juego
07-16-2008, 11:04 PM
Juego, I was curious how you are going to do the clear bubble portion?

If you want an idea, I have one :)

Thanks for the idea! My first plan is to vacuum-form the bubble for a custom fit -- there will be an outer shell and an inner shell to give the appearance of thick glass.

I've been grabbing as many references as I can. From what I understand, the helmet is almost entirely a practical effect done with mirrors and perspective tricks (http://www.wizarduniverse.com/020608hb2deltoro2.html). Smoke/fog is then pumped in to help obscure some of what's going on. Krauss is, quite literally, a smoke and mirrors trick. :D

There's a good picture here (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm208/PropMedic/hellboy-ii-the-golden-army-20080701.jpg?t=1216267487) that shows you a bit what is going on -- the inner white bubble is the actor's head; it looks like the inside vent apparatus is pasted on either side and mirrors complete the trick of making it look like there is more space. The very front of the helmet seems to have some distortion going on, too, to help with the effect.

When I've paged through some of my video clips frame by frame, I can see weird perspective things happening inside the helmet. If you click through the clip where Johann is introduced to the team (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hellboy_2_the_golden_army/trailers.php) -- when we first see his head (0:46), go frame by frame -- the front part of the inner vent is missing when we see him from the side, but when he goes to 3/4 view, suddenly it snaps into place.

What works on film doesn't always work IRL, so I'm going to be mocking up mini-helmets to see what works best. A fallback plan is to dispense with a good deal of the inner vent gadgetry. So, no final plans yet. This is The Killer Piece of the costume. Once I figure it out, it's all relatively easy going. :)

misskitty
07-16-2008, 11:47 PM
ooo~ great thread so far! I am DYING to make Princess Nuala's ...well I will call it her "library costume" from the new movie~! just dying! i have it all planned out, the only thing I haven't found yet is something close to the trim on her second layer (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/NightmareBiscuit/06-1.jpg)....
if anyone find anything let me know!

can't wait to see what people make in this thread!

sounds like you have the same fabric problem i do. i STILL can't find fabric that is close enough to satisfy me (i'm doing the bethmoora outfit from the last scene of the movie). the textures are REALLY hard to find a good match, and don't even get me started on that pattern. -.- i've tried to look for hints on where the production crew actually got their fabrics, and so far no luck. *sigh*

Fashwiing
07-16-2008, 11:59 PM
I've always wanted to get myself a yellow Scruffy or something, make a couple belt buckles and then pass myself off as Kate Corrigan.

... Then I saw HB2, and promptly fell in love with Nuada's black and red outfit. Maybe after I pull myself away from all the Trinity Blood and such, I'll be able to make something like that.

Kesra
07-17-2008, 12:58 AM
I'm actually planning to cosplay as The Angel Of Death ^^ I've got it all planned out. I just need to get started.

Though I am having trouble figuring out how I'm gonna see....

Juego
07-17-2008, 01:05 AM
I've always wanted to get myself a yellow Scruffy or something, make a couple belt buckles and then pass myself off as Kate Corrigan.

I'd actually love to see a Kate sometime (though she'd probably work better in a group) -- she, Roger, and Johann are probably my top favs from BPRD.

I'm actually planning to cosplay as The Angel Of Death ^^ I've got it all planned out. I just need to get started.

Though I am having trouble figuring out how I'm gonna see....

If you look closely at the movie poster with her (http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2008/05/19/hellboy-2-angel-of-death.jpg) you can see that the space over her eyes is not solid. So, you can probably get away with jagged slits + gauze in the headpiece.

Good luck, the Angel is my favorite character design from the movie.

Kesra
07-17-2008, 01:12 AM
Oh I see that! Thanks alot! It really helped! With any luck I'll have it done in a year or so. I'm really looking forward to it's contstruction.

Fashwiing
07-17-2008, 01:41 AM
she, Roger, and Johann are probably my top favs from BPRD.


I wish someone would do Roger, I would love them forever if they did that. Heck, I'm such a squealy fangirl that I danced around the living room the first time I realized that he was in the background of a shot in the first movie... And in the same place in the second, too!

I went back over my comics, and for some reason I was under the impression that Kate had a trenchcoat. Ah well, I can still improvise, among other things!

And Radleia, you're doing the Angel of Death? Oh, I can't wait to see!

CreepyUncleLee
07-17-2008, 01:47 AM
I'm actually planning to cosplay as The Angel Of Death ^^ I've got it all planned out. I just need to get started.

Though I am having trouble figuring out how I'm gonna see....

OMG kudos to you for being awesome and being the angel of fate/death nice,i cant remember where cuz i never saved,which i feel stupid for doing so,but if you do a google search on animatronics you might come across some tutorials on blinking eyes and from what i remember its a very simple method that just needs like a few wires and some batteries and of course some switchy stuff, i'm still looking for it since my friend wants to make a rasputin costume with a miniature 7 gods of chaos or behemoth plushie,lol

Kesra
07-17-2008, 02:53 AM
for Rasputin, are you gonna have that one thing bursting out of your chest? That would be epic...

Fashwiing
07-17-2008, 03:37 AM
Better yet would be to have the post-death comics version and have a big gaping fiery hole in his chest. Now THAT would be cool.

: D Man, what I wouldn't give for an Ogdru Jahad plushie!

Kesra
07-17-2008, 03:42 AM
they've actually got some plushie patterns at walmart. Perhaps they could be altered into making it?

Juego
07-17-2008, 06:10 AM
Well, I saw the movie again tonight and once you know what to look for wrt Johann's bubble head trick, it pops out at you all over the place. So, now I'm deciding if I want to seal off the sandwiched bubble layers so I can pump in a fog effect, or if I'll go an easier route and perhaps paint the "glass" with a smokey look.

I'm going to get one of those Wizard Sticks (http://www.zerotoys.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=WS01) in a few weeks and disassemble it for a look at the guts. Someone used one for an foggy hands on an anti-Sora costume (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=112874) here on coscom. I want to try a similar, but more focused, effect for either one of my fingers or the chest valve.

I wish someone would do Roger, I would love them forever if they did that. Heck, I'm such a squealy fangirl that I danced around the living room the first time I realized that he was in the background of a shot in the first movie... And in the same place in the second, too!

As much as I'd love to see a Roger cosplay, I think I'd fear for his, um, codpiece, lol. That ring may be too irresistible to some people.

otakusenshiange
07-17-2008, 10:25 AM
I will say that this thread is lacking in some LJ
SOME LOBSTER JOHNSON
he's a BAMF,yo

uplaw
07-17-2008, 11:15 AM
Epic thread is epic~

I would love to cosplay Kraus or Abe or Nuala or Nuada one day, but I don't have the money or experience to do it now~

And LOL, it's seems like we have every character except Hellboy on this thread~ XD Also, i don't know if this helps anybody, but you can see a closeup of (Young!)Hellboy's contacts here http://www.9mmsfx.com/images/gallerypix/yhb.jpg (made by http://www.9mmsfx.com/ )
:]

penny_dreadful
07-17-2008, 02:11 PM
I really love Nuala's blue outfit, I'm dying to do it someday. Anyone have any resources for good screen shots of that costume? My Google-fu is weak lately and I'm kind of losing my mind looking for them.

Nuada's black and red costume is bitchin', I can't wait to see that cosplayed.

Guillermo del Toro movies always have amazing monster designs, I'd be happy to see pretty much any of his Hellboy stuff cosplayed.

Juego
07-17-2008, 02:32 PM
I will say that this thread is lacking in some LJ
SOME LOBSTER JOHNSON
he's a BAMF,yo

LJ would be rad, especially since he is (kinda?) in the new comic arc.


And LOL, it's seems like we have every character except Hellboy on this thread~

Young Hellboy kind of creeped me out, but he'd be a good crossplay choice, since, iirc, he was played by a woman. One of the makeup directors for either the first Hellboy or Pan's Labyrinth, I think.

I really love Nuala's blue outfit, I'm dying to do it someday. Anyone have any resources for good screen shots of that costume? My Google-fu is weak lately and I'm kind of losing my mind looking for them.

For starters, the new toy series designs (http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=229930) have been released, which includes the Angel of Death and Nuala's blue dress.

Try looking through all the high-res video clips at Rotten Tomatoes. Those are downloadable, so you can page through them frame by frame.

Some caps I've found:

Trailer caps (http://flickr.com/photos/ashdigitalis/sets/72157605092776062/?page=3) (only one that shows part of the blue dress, but it's good detail of the neck)

Check the videos at the production website (http://www.hellboymovie.com/production/), too. Images > Photos will give you a Nuala pic in the library.

The main website (http://www.hellboymovie.com/main.html) also has random pics and hidden videos that could be useful. You can't save the videos, but screencaps should work.

Off the top of my head, the blue dress has not been on display yet -- I only ever see pics of the white outfit.

Hellboy Artbook:

I have not had a chance to pick this up yet, but it's looking promising (at least for my needs, lol -- looks like I need to find my embroidery crap) based on some scans posted here (http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=45565&highlight=hellboy&page=3).

Biscuit
07-17-2008, 02:54 PM
For starters, the new toy series designs (http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=229930) have been released, which includes the Angel of Death and Nuala's blue dress.




ooo~ thanks for posting the link about the figures! that helps me as well for the blue Nuala outfit!

otakusenshiange
07-17-2008, 02:58 PM
LJ would be rad, especially since he is (kinda?) in the new comic arc.[/URL].

yeah he had a miniseries recently i think. my boyfriend and I are obsessed with lobster j

CreepyUncleLee
07-17-2008, 03:28 PM
Juego- thats some awesome ideas i'd love to use those smoke tricks someday,but if all else fails you can use those spider webs for holloween,if not completely you can use them to give a solid effect to cover up any visible vents or something.

i doubt it since i cant find any proof but has del toro said he wants bruce cambell for lobster johnson? most likely 4 chan stuff but yeah,curiosity.

also i was thinking of making a hellboy but...the thought of an indistrictible soldier makes me smirk,lol

also i'll have to check out the plushie stuff at walmart but relatively the plushie would be mainly a bunch of tentacles so it shouldnt be too much of a hassle,if i ever get around to finish learning how to sew,i'll totally try to make some,i need to find some of those tutorials i stored up,i know one for an animatronic tail useing kinetics and i could alter it for tentacles.


Radleia-for the angel of death/fate you can use the folding wings tutorials

http://www.tokyopop.com/Robofish/tp_article/286954.html

and H&Hcosplay has a easier on backs method for wings

http://www.whatishcc.com/tutorials/wingharness.php

Juego
07-17-2008, 03:52 PM
Juego- thats some awesome ideas i'd love to use those smoke tricks someday,but if all else fails you can use those spider webs for holloween,if not completely you can use them to give a solid effect to cover up any visible vents or something.

Yeah, that's a good idea. My long-term cosplay plan includes comic!Johann (movie Johann was awesome, but I feel like I know comic Johann much better) and I *know* I'm gonna have to cheat for sure on that lightbulb head. But, that's like 2 years away in my plans, lol.

i doubt it since i cant find any proof but has del toro said he wants bruce cambell for lobster johnson? most likely 4 chan stuff but yeah,curiosity.

I hear this all the time, too. It really sucks, though, that if GDT would be doing Hellboy3, he'd have to wait 5 years until Hobbit is finished.... I hope the studios wait for him instead of finding someone else.

I think LJ was originally supposed to be in Hellboy2, but his character would have had to change too much, so Krauss was used, instead. According to wikipedia, there is talk of LJ being in the next animated Hellboy film. Fingers crossed...

Juego
07-17-2008, 07:53 PM
I'm in research mode for myself and a friend, so here's a reference dump for Hellboy 2 characters I know people are cosplaying. There may be some dupes - I haven't organized all my crap very well. I'll update this post whenever I or someone else finds anything new of interest.

If anyone has found good shots of Johann's belt and boots/leg braces, I'd be most appreciative. I've got screencaps, but not as clear as I'd like.

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Books:
*Hellboy II: Art of the Movie (http://www.amazon.com/Hellboy-II-Art-Movie/dp/1593079648)

Video clips:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hellboy_2_the_golden_army/trailers.php
http://www.hellboymovie.com/production/ (misc photos, too)

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Nuada & Nuala, white outfits:
http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/costumersguide/Hellboy2/
http://flickr.com/photos/ashdigitalis/2465409741/
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_054_big.html

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Nuada, white outfit:
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_wallpaper_004_big.h tml (good look at scars and crown)
http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=view&album=Mezco%2FHellboy_2%2FFigures%2FSeries_1&pic=Prince1.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_029.html
http://cache2.vuze.com/assets/326/9746623/45296/WS6CSO7QV6Q2OJRDFZYAIMP446HTAP6I_thumbnail_3.jpg

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Nuada Dark Outfit:
http://flickr.com/photos/kenmoo2005/2506622937/
http://flickr.com/photos/ashdigitalis/2465362113/
http://flickr.com/photos/ashdigitalis/2465382697/
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_007_big.html
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_003_big.html
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_wallpaper_004_big.h tml
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_poster_002.html
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2328/2435348989_e3d923ef7f.jpg?v=0
http://flickr.com/photos/contumacy-singh/2542964253/sizes/o/
http://www.redjaxxcollectibles.com/images/GentleGiant/GGHB2PrinceMB.jpg

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Nuada's Weapons
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_Hellboy_2:_The_Golden_Army_photo8.html
http://www.alteregocomics.com/store/catalog/Hellboy_II_Prince_Nuada_Spear-p-5156.html
http://www.alteregocomics.com/store/catalog/Hellboy_II_Sword-p-5157.html

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Nuala White Outfit:
http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/41373/hellboy-ii-the-golden-army/images/hellboy-ii-the-golden-army-20080701043804295.html

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Nuala Blue Outfit:
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_039_big.html
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_wallpaper_006_big.h tml
http://www.cornerstorecomics.com/images/af_hb2_princess_L.jpg
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_wallpaper_014.html (good scar reference)
http://flickr.com/photos/ashdigitalis/2465399115/in/photostream/
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/NightmareBiscuit/06-1.jpg

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Nuala Cloak:
http://flickr.com/photos/ashdigitalis/2465295321/

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Map:
http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Map-1.jpg

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Golden Army:
http://flickr.com/photos/pixiel/2537594738/
http://flickr.com/photos/ashdigitalis/2465327743/
http://flickr.com/photos/ashdigitalis/2465315901/
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_011_big.html
http://weblogs.variety.com/bags_and_boards/images/2008/04/19/hellboy2poster.jpg
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_014.html
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_050_big.html

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Angel of Death:
http://flickr.com/photos/lithiumpearl/2441826973/
http://flickr.com/photos/ashdigitalis/2465238827/
http://flickr.com/photos/ashdigitalis/2466079762/
http://www.cornerstorecomics.com/images/af_hb2_angel_L.jpg
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_poster_001_big.html
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=8938
*http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/GG10275.jpg

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Johann Krauss:
http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/1275/hbpouchoy8.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/toysrevil2/2124053223/
http://friendsofdoom.com/GoD/img/2008/movies/2008-01-29-johann_hand_png.png
http://www.movieposteraddict.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/mpahellboy2kraussposter.jpg
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_030.html
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_poster_001_big.html
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_055_big.html
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_047.html
http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=view&album=Mezco%2FHellboy_2%2FFigures%2FSeries_1&pic=Johann1.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0
http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/41373/hellboy-ii-the-golden-army/images/hellboy-ii-the-golden-army-20080701043739670.html

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BPRD logo:
http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/11/11801.jpg

Kesra
07-17-2008, 08:55 PM
Thank you so much! Those Angel of Death references really help!

CreepyUncleLee
07-17-2008, 09:01 PM
WOW thanks

i'll have to do some studing on the way the soldiers look,i need to get that artbook and hope it has some good pics of the army cuz the screenshots are really helpful but just arent enough to ponder ideas on,i wish they had action figures or statues of them,hmmm i geuss i'll be searching deviant art,but heck i got time i mean i dont plan to do this for a while so yeah,lol.


on the hellboy arm i think make a cardboard version thats slightly to big,giving it a lather or 2 in some glue and water sealant and have a second peice roughly the size of your own arm stuck in the middle and fill it with either resin or plaster or something else w/e,then once its dry get one of those toy hands that you pull a bar and the fingers move,alter it to make the arm moveable
havent thought of the perfect method,since i wont be able to do hellboy until i've reach a certain weight goal of mine,so yeah.

Juego
07-18-2008, 07:45 AM
Too cool not to share -- new Angel of Death reference (look at the gallery for several angles): http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=8938

I noticed the eye slits are not present -- so this must be the ideal AoD version, no need to compensate for silly human senses such as sight. ;)

Updated my reference list (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=2532612&postcount=30) for this.

penny_dreadful
07-18-2008, 09:46 AM
Juego, you're the best. Those links are vastly helpful.

Juego
07-18-2008, 07:16 PM
No problem re: the links. :) As I said, a friend is making Nuada and Nuala costumes. And, I really like the Angel and Army designs - have been debating making some custom figures of them.

I think I've hit upon an idea for getting the necessary distortion inside Johann's helmet. I've noticed that the distortion is only on the front part of the glass - I think there is a fresnel lens of some sort inside creating the optical illusion (some (http://www.pa.uky.edu/sciworks/physicspettingzoo/Image157.jpg) examples of (http://www.andrewdavidson.com/articles/led/fresnel-lens.jpg) fresnel distortion (http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/12_01/FresnelPA0512_468x548.jpg)).

Frensel lenses come in flexible soft PVC and optical acrylic, plus they are usually inexpensive. I'm curious if the acrylic sheets can be heat/vacuum-molded without destroying the core optical properties. Guess I'll find out.

Nyappy.Mois
07-19-2008, 01:03 AM
@Juego: Thank you SO MUCH for all of those great references. Just curious, but do you happen to know where the Prince Nuada & Princess Nuala white costumes were on display at?

For people who have already bought the Art Book- does it feature the armor illustrations and more in depth details on Nuada's costumes?

Okay, so I have the understanding that both of Nuada's costumes have a generally similar structure. To start off, I am really trying to look past the armor (which largely intimidates me) and get the details/ of his upper/lower 'coat'. I am confused on a few aspects- in a few pictures from the earlier screenshots of the movie, it looks like he has another layer with baggy sleeves that end just above his elbow, but in the International Poster & more, there are no sleeves. I am wondering- is this an illusion caused by the armor? http://flickr.com/photos/ashdigitalis/2465362113/ This is what I am speaking of.

Juego
07-19-2008, 03:51 AM
@Juego: Thank you SO MUCH for all of those great references. Just curious, but do you happen to know where the Prince Nuada & Princess Nuala white costumes were on display at?

They were on display at the Arclight Sherman Oaks (https://www.arclightcinemas.com/static/Directions.html) in CA.

Also, looks like sleeves to me. In this pic (http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2008_hellboy_2_the_golden_army_wallpaper_004_big.h tml), you can see what looks like slits, even. I think in the poster, he's either missing that layer, or the colors have been overprocessed where you cannot see the sleeves edge.

Nyappy.Mois
07-19-2008, 12:38 PM
Thank you! I think that it is actually an inconsistency in the movie, because in the scene before he releases the elemental, I don't see the sleeves.

Fashwiing
07-19-2008, 02:04 PM
You must realize that no matter the costume, no matter the movie, there will always be inconsistencies. In one of the scenes in a LotR movie, half the time Samwise has a waistcoat and the other half he doesn't. It just depends on what the heck got accidentally left in the trailer, and what physically couldn't be worn for stunt shots. Heck, if the piece is missing during a stunt it's because the double wasn't wearing it.

I'm on a computer that blocks a lot of major hosting sites, but thanks for the references, Juego! I'll bet they're very helpful!

penny_dreadful
07-20-2008, 07:15 AM
Okay, so I have the understanding that both of Nuada's costumes have a generally similar structure. To start off, I am really trying to look past the armor (which largely intimidates me) and get the details/ of his upper/lower 'coat'. I am confused on a few aspects- in a few pictures from the earlier screenshots of the movie, it looks like he has another layer with baggy sleeves that end just above his elbow, but in the International Poster & more, there are no sleeves. I am wondering- is this an illusion caused by the armor? http://flickr.com/photos/ashdigitalis/2465362113/ This is what I am speaking of.

I'm assuming it's a short-sleeved tunic/coat. It appears that there's an undershirt sort of thing with close-fitting sleeves under that, with the vambraces over it, and over the black coat part is the red belt or whatever it is. I can see red underneath the collar of the coat thing, too, but frankly I would handle that as a dickie since otherwise that's an awful lot of layers.

Apparently those elves were way into modesty. None of them had more skin than their faces and hands exposed. It's very nearly a refreshing change of pace from the majority of costumes you see...

KusanIvy
07-20-2008, 12:14 PM
Warms my little fishy heart to see so many people wanting to do HBII costumes.
(you know you're amongst cosplayers when you're watching the movie and your housemate leans over and whispers "I want the Prince's costume - and the Princess'" and you ask "Which one?" and she answers "All of them!" ;) )

I thought about tackling the Angel but my cosplay list is long enough indeed.

Nyappy.Mois
07-20-2008, 01:00 PM
@penny_dreadful: Thank you, that's along the lines of what I had gathered. I was unsure of the red underneath the collar because that happened to be an inconsistency in pictures as well. I'm keen on modesty.

@KusanIvy: I saw you on the DelToroFilms message board! I love your Abe cosplay and I got a good laugh out of the video of you singing "Can't Smile Without You". I salute you!

Kyokuu
07-20-2008, 03:39 PM
Hmmm well I see most of this thread is about the twins (love them!) but I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to go about doing a Hellboy cosplay? Particularly looking for suggestions from the first movie towards the end- where HB has assumed his 'true' form, with the large horns and the tattered trench coat. I was thinking of maybe crafting the horns out of some type of clay then painting them but second opinions are always loved!

Fashwiing
07-20-2008, 04:21 PM
Clay would be awfully heavy, try sculpting them out of some kind of upholstery foam, and then coat them in something to make them smooth like horns. And, of course, don't forget to put some kind of structure in them or else they'll flop everywhere.

Kyokuu
07-20-2008, 08:19 PM
Thank you very much for the suggestion, Anti! :D
I'm currently testing multiple methods and have the basics of my horn designs down.
The part that I'm going to be having some issues with is the actual raised skin from where the horns emerge from the head- the socket, if you will.
I was thinking I might mold some latex or something and just glue the horns in.
Overall it'll be a trial-and-run costume design from the degree of damage I plan to do to the trench coat to the possible bruising of battle wounds and the padding needed for muscle mass, ect. :D
So far, though, it's been a lot of fun!

CreepyUncleLee
07-21-2008, 01:56 AM
try to get the director's cut of the first hellboy movie,it has some great info on how they did hellboy's make up,its too much to list but i remember special fx wikipedia has some great knowledge on prostectics

i plan on being hellboy in a few years,maybe but currently i plan on making the big lifestyle change of dropping 70 pounds and getting ripped,it'll just make my life and my cosplays, a lot better,so to all those in this thread i most likely wont be asking for advice now but most likely giving some ideas that i can. The golden army a bit too much to take on currently, i realized after i went and saw the hellboy movie for the 12th time(not jokeing,kinda sad,but so much fun)
well hope i didnt ramble too much

oh and my cousin wants to be Mr. Wink, prince nuada's friend that resembles a halo brute,any ideas,lmao.

Nyappy.Mois
07-21-2008, 02:10 PM
@CreepyUncleLee: WOAH 12 times? You sure beat me. I'm going to see it my 4th time soon. My excuse to go this time (besides my desire to see it again) is that I want to jot down any nitty gritty details that I still need to clarify that I haven't been able to find in my references.

I bought the Art of Hellboy II yesterday, and the entire book is GREAT. Fantastic! My favorite things were the wooden puppet designs, and seeing how the character designs were all sketched and contributions from at least 3-4 artists.

They had a great reference of Prince Nuada by the costume designer, that cleared up the sleeves for me (they are either pleated, or are another part of the armour), and a question I had about the 'lower coat'. So, I suppose I should quit my yapping now because I have no more excuses but to get to work on truly planning it!

CreepyUncleLee
07-21-2008, 03:24 PM
lol yeah i'm a secret shopper for a few companies during the summer and i go to movie taverns to make sure they do the job right and i make reports back to higher ups on well they did and what they should improve on, i can go see other movies but eh,i'm just an extreme nerd

hey Nyappy Mois can you say what else in the book,like character wise?

misskitty
07-21-2008, 05:25 PM
i too am curious. do they have any good detail pics of nuala's white dress? i really haven't been able to find a good image of the pattern of the gold fabric. >< i might end up hand-stamping the pattern if i can't find a close enough match, in which case i'll really need to find a good source image.

penny_dreadful
07-21-2008, 09:38 PM
I also bought the art book. It's pretty handy, not to mention pretty in general.

Lots of details for:
Mr. Wink
Butcher Guards
King Balor
Johann
The Schufftein glasses
Hellboy (natch)
Angel of Death

There wasn't quite as much of Nuada and Nuala as I had hoped for, but one page gives the final illustrations for Nuala's various dresses (only one of each, sadly), and there are a few pictures that give additional views of the costumes, particularly their white outfits-- one has a VERY good view of the trims, and I'd offer to scan it but my scanner is in another house right now...

There's also a really detailed breakdown of the Tooth Fairies. Not that I anticipate anyone is going to cosplay one, but they might be an interesting accessory if you're into sculpture. I want one. I totally want a set of those puppets, too.

misskitty
07-21-2008, 11:20 PM
thank you penny! i was wondering whether it would be worth my time to pick up, and now i think i will. hopefully i can snag a copy at my local barnes and noble. if i get it in a timely manner and have the time/opportunity, i'll give up some scans.

Juego
07-22-2008, 12:08 AM
Thanks, Penny! You've more than whetted my appetite for this book. And yeah, I want those puppets, too.

There should be some details on the DVD extras released at a Comic-Con panel this Thursday. I'm sure everyone cosplaying is going to pick up the DVD anyway, but it'll be nice to know what extra references ther are to look forward to.

Nyappy.Mois
07-22-2008, 12:58 AM
I felt the same way about the inclusions devoted to the Nuada & Nuala. But I was pretty content with the final costume design picture of Nuada, and I adored the rest of the book far enough to buy it. Crafting the puppets would prove extremely entertaining- even Mike Mignola wants a set!!

Not to sound uhm. Greedy, but I unfortunately am unable to attend ComicCon, and it is likely that the DVD extras will make their way up to the internet, right?

Juego
07-22-2008, 01:01 AM
Not to sound uhm. Greedy, but I unfortunately am unable to attend ComicCon, and it is likely that the DVD extras will make their way up to the internet, right?

As far as I know, it's just a Q&A panel. I won't be at Comic-Con, but I'm keeping an eye on a Hellboy forum where they're discussing the upcoming DVD.

alicehana
07-22-2008, 02:36 AM
wow, how do you make the mask of the hellboy cosplay costumes ?

penny_dreadful
07-22-2008, 08:52 AM
thank you penny! i was wondering whether it would be worth my time to pick up, and now i think i will. hopefully i can snag a copy at my local barnes and noble. if i get it in a timely manner and have the time/opportunity, i'll give up some scans.

I got mine at Borders, and if it helps-- I spent a while combing the film section, only to eventually locate it in the Graphic Novels section. Or you could always just look it up in the store database, which is what I should have done in the first place.

Right now I'm debating how to handle the gradations on Nuala's blue gown. It looks like I'll have to find a silk in the lighter shade and dye all the rest to the the darker blue-- frustrating not only because it's a big job, but I found a silk in the PERFECT shade to match the bulk of the gown. I really can't think of any other way to make everything match up, though. Le sigh.

Kyokuu
07-22-2008, 12:57 PM
Well I've begun work on my Hellboy cosplay and so far, so good- the major downside I'm having right now is actually locating a good Samurai Wig to use.
All of the one's I've spotted have been of very poor quality and just look...bad.

So I think I'm going to have to resort to butchering a normal longer black wig as I'll need to use the excess hair to craft the facial hair and so forth. I'm mostly working on nailing as much of the face/body and outfit as I can first then work on the major detailing.
Since I'm actually a lot smaller than HB and a female to boot, it's going to be one heck of a fun time pulling this off! But I look forward to the finished results as I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my costumes...
Just ask my friends about my Halloween issues. @_@; I'm a Halloween nut and always out do everyone at my work because I spend weeks working on what I'm going to wear. :D

Since I love HB and have been watching multiple clips over and over along with collecting references I plan to but as much likeness into this whole cosplay as I physically and emotionally can. :D
Besides- my best friend is spurring me on as she's super excited to be working on her Liz outfit and plans to drag me off for photo shoots when I finish everything.
So plan on me popping in and out to harass you guys with questions and suggestions as I progress through this major project- and hope me luck! After all, I'll be experimenting with a lot of elements I haven't bothered to touch before (evil latex and scoring myself a new sewing machine so I can go back to ground basics and maybe sew most of my stuff...YAY for cheap alternatives)!

CreepyUncleLee
07-22-2008, 06:25 PM
hmmmm i geuss i'll have to stop by borders and pull out my old sculpture tools and kit from 7th grade, cuz i totally want to make some dolls,i need some kind of hellboy hobby that involves my hands

my efforts usually go into my cosplay stuff during the summer,but its turned into working out and what not so i still need something nerdy to keep my mind from insanity,plus i can make some extra cash selling them...what amount of wooden ppl and golden army would someone here want as a set,like 3 ppl,1 golden army soldier,hmmm?

Juego
07-22-2008, 06:34 PM
I got the artbook today. Yes, it's very pretty. Though it seems to focus more on the background creatures than the leads. Which is still cool, but not the ultimate resource I was hoping for.

what amount of wooden ppl and golden army would someone here want as a set,like 3 ppl,1 golden army soldier,hmmm?

If you are a good woodcarver, I'd absolutely be interested in any of the figures in an unpainted version. The book covers a lot of different designs; the Butcher Guard and Golden Army puppets are probably my two favorites, but I think they're all rad.

Also -- If you like making models and doing sculpts, the book also has a ton of pics of all the background beasties.

Nyappy.Mois
07-23-2008, 01:35 PM
I wouldn't know the first place to start with creating the wooden puppets. But I would be extremely interested in a set containing Nuada, Nuala, and Balor.

penny_dreadful
07-23-2008, 01:41 PM
I wouldn't know the first place to start with creating the wooden puppets. But I would be extremely interested in a set containing Nuada, Nuala, and Balor.

That would be my interest, too. I can't say for sure I'd buy them, since I've been doing a lot of sculpting lately and will probably tackle them myself when I get the time, but I think it would be a pretty cool idea.

Vicksta
07-23-2008, 10:40 PM
Good to see a thread of this glorious comic/movie!

Anywho, I'm as well as planning on cosplaying the Angel of Death. Sometime next year to be precise. Been thinking how I'll do this and that and I want to thank Juego for posting the reference links. Those helped a TON, THANKS!

Juego
07-23-2008, 10:57 PM
Anywho, I'm as well as planning on cosplaying the Angel of Death. Sometime next year to be precise. Been thinking how I'll do this and that and I want to thank Juego for posting the reference links. Those helped a TON, THANKS!

No problem! I selfishly want to see cosplays of stuff I know I won't be able to pull off. ;)
The list (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=2532612&postcount=30) has been updated with a reference pic (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/GG10275.jpg) of an Angel maquette (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=GG10275&mode=retail&picture=out) that is being produced.

KusanIvy
07-24-2008, 09:08 AM
@KusanIvy: I saw you on the DelToroFilms message board! I love your Abe cosplay and I got a good laugh out of the video of you singing "Can't Smile Without You". I salute you!

LOL - yes that would be me!

The DTF boards are a GREAT place to hang out. Fantastic people (Hellboy fandom seems to be full of them) and Guillermo himself comes and hangs out sometimes, when he isn't, you know, making awesome movies! ;)

Since I'm actually a lot smaller than HB and a female to boot, it's going to be one heck of a fun time pulling this off! But I look forward to the finished results as I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my costumes...

I hear you! I think I'm the shortest, roundest darn Abe in existence (mind you it's hard for almost anyone to be as tall and skinny as Doug Jones - the man is a twig!) but that's something I can't really do much to change so I don't worry about it.


Give me a few days everyone and I'll post some close-ups of the Angel, Abe, and some more of the creatures. Universal Studios Hollywood has an AWESOME Hellboy II display up right now in the park, with actual props, make-up appliances, and design maquettes from the movie.

Hyper_Phantom
07-24-2008, 01:33 PM
Hey, I'm going to be cosplaying Princess Nuala's final dress. Does anyone have a good pattern to recommend perhaps?
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/costumersguide/Hellboy2/cat%20exhibit%20pics/HellBoy2_26.jpg

For everyone else, here are some good ref images.
http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/costumersguide/Hellboy2/
http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/costumersguide/Hellboy2/skarlett%20exhibit%20pics/
http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/costumersguide/Hellboy2/cat%20exhibit%20pics/

Kesra
07-25-2008, 02:32 AM
Good to see a thread of this glorious comic/movie!

Anywho, I'm as well as planning on cosplaying the Angel of Death. Sometime next year to be precise. Been thinking how I'll do this and that and I want to thank Juego for posting the reference links. Those helped a TON, THANKS!

Perhaps along the way we can compare notes?

penny_dreadful
07-25-2008, 08:56 AM
Hey, I'm going to be cosplaying Princess Nuala's final dress. Does anyone have a good pattern to recommend perhaps?
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/costumersguide/Hellboy2/cat%20exhibit%20pics/HellBoy2_26.jpg

For everyone else, here are some good ref images.
http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/costumersguide/Hellboy2/
http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/costumersguide/Hellboy2/skarlett%20exhibit%20pics/
http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/costumersguide/Hellboy2/cat%20exhibit%20pics/

I've been hunting down patterns myself; all her costumes are essentially the same shape, so with some tweaking and editing these may be workable:

http://www.butterick.com/item/B4827.htm??tab=list/costumes&page=all
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5731.htm??tab=list/costumes&page=all
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M4490.htm??tab=list/costumes&page=all
http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?all=Y&cat=4&type=19&sec=39&browTypeId=&startrow=1 Specifically #4940 and #9891 on that page.

I think generally you want to look for fantasy elf/medieval style patterns; obviously you're going to have to do some layers and no pattern will be perfect, but hopefully it's enough for you to start with.

Hyper_Phantom
07-25-2008, 09:27 AM
I've been hunting down patterns myself; all her costumes are essentially the same shape, so with some tweaking and editing these may be workable:

http://www.butterick.com/item/B4827.htm??tab=list/costumes&page=all
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5731.htm??tab=list/costumes&page=all
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M4490.htm??tab=list/costumes&page=all
http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?all=Y&cat=4&type=19&sec=39&browTypeId=&startrow=1 Specifically #4940 and #9891 on that page.

I think generally you want to look for fantasy elf/medieval style patterns; obviously you're going to have to do some layers and no pattern will be perfect, but hopefully it's enough for you to start with.

Those are all very helpful, and a good start too. Thank you! ^_^ If I find anything that I think'll work well I'll let you know as well.

Kyokuu
07-25-2008, 01:34 PM
Okay, guys, I need a bit of help.
I don't really want to make a full on mask so I'm tryin to work up pieces of the face from my Hellboy cosplay.

I've got some model magic that I was hoping to use in order to mold the casts to be used for the liquid latex I've got to make the real facial prosthetics.
So my need is this:
I'm needing some tips on how to properly form the casts for the brows and horn sockets, as it's choosing to be a pain in the ass right now. :-/
Any suggestions would be loved.

Gackt_Girl
07-26-2008, 12:45 AM
I would LOVE to see a Prince Nuada... (melt)

KusanIvy
07-26-2008, 06:31 AM
Okay, guys, I need a bit of help.
I don't really want to make a full on mask so I'm tryin to work up pieces of the face from my Hellboy cosplay.

I've got some model magic that I was hoping to use in order to mold the casts to be used for the liquid latex I've got to make the real facial prosthetics.
So my need is this:
I'm needing some tips on how to properly form the casts for the brows and horn sockets, as it's choosing to be a pain in the ass right now. :-/
Any suggestions would be loved.

I wouldn't use model magic (that's the Crayola stuff that air drys hard is it not?) and instead I'd use regular oil based modeling clay (I've always called it plasticine, some people call it plastilene - basically the stuff that doesn't dry out).

Sculpt your horns and brows in that, then make a negative mold of them using plaster. Then you can build up several layers of liquid latex inside the mold (and after the first couple layers are down you can even add some support material like cotton batting to strengthen it if desired) let that all dry and then when you pull it out you have your horns!

If you tint the first few layers of latex with acrylic paint you can even give your horns a red base colour.

penny_dreadful
07-28-2008, 10:04 AM
I recently used a material called Siligum-- it's basically a silicone compound-- to create a mold for something. It was very easy to use and had a curing time of about five minutes so I was ready to start molding right away. It's a bit expensive, but just another option. KusanIvy's pretty much got it down, though.

KusanIvy
07-29-2008, 10:44 AM
I recently used a material called Siligum-- it's basically a silicone compound-- to create a mold for something. It was very easy to use and had a curing time of about five minutes so I was ready to start molding right away. It's a bit expensive, but just another option. KusanIvy's pretty much got it down, though.

If you make a silicon mold you have to double check and make sure that the oil-based clay you use is sulfur-free. Sulfur and silicon don't like each other and the sulfur might prevent the silicon from curing properly.

Hyper_Phantom
07-31-2008, 11:10 PM
Wow, ok, incase anybody didn't notice before (I definately didn't. O_o) the elves have no eyebrows.
*sighs* Now I need to glue down my eyebrows.
So, what do you think of this wig for Princess Nuala? All it needs is some streaks of yellow at the bottom.
http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=26280&cat=2471&page=1

This one's interesting. It has one that's blonde and has yellow in it. Though the yellow seems a little too bright, ne?
http://amphigory.com/wigs_a_vampire2.html

aavlee
07-31-2008, 11:51 PM
If anyone's doing Liz I found something that might come in handy.

Ref pic:
http://www.filmjackets.com/FEATURES/IMAGES/feature_hellboy2-liz-med.jpg

Jacket pic:
http://www.filmjackets.com/VENDORS/Belstaff/721104(six_days)/721104_sixdays-001-sm.jpg

If you're interested you can actually buy the jacket in the same style, it's a Belstaff "Six Days" Blouson, style #721104

aavlee
08-01-2008, 02:38 AM
Hmm, the first wig isn't bad, but I think the color of the hair is too natural. Nuala's hair is really pale and goes with her skin tone really well.

The color of the 2nd wig is closer to what it's like in the movie I think. The yellow tips are a bit too saturated if you're going for perfection, I wonder if theres any way to dull them out.

If you had to choose between the two I'd go with the 2nd.
Here the ref picture I was looking at.
http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/gallery_photos/hellboyIIgolden_demon_gal.jpg

penny_dreadful
08-01-2008, 08:22 AM
Wow, ok, incase anybody didn't notice before (I definately didn't. O_o) the elves have no eyebrows.
*sighs* Now I need to glue down my eyebrows.
So, what do you think of this wig for Princess Nuala? All it needs is some streaks of yellow at the bottom.
http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=26280&cat=2471&page=1

This one's interesting. It has one that's blonde and has yellow in it. Though the yellow seems a little too bright, ne?
http://amphigory.com/wigs_a_vampire2.html

The first wig is too blonde; her hair is really a 613A, possibly a 613 if you're feeling generous. The second is pale enough, but has streaks at the top whereas the elves really only have color at the bottom. My solution has been to buy one wig in white and one in 613A-- the Ashley (http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=25827&cat=2451&page=1) is a good candidate.

I saw about the eyebrows a while back. I'm going to buy some nose/scar wax to cover them before our makeup gets applied. I did a little experimenting at home and... yeah, I think they really need the wax.

Hyper_Phantom
08-01-2008, 02:03 PM
So wax would be better than glue? Can you get it at any convenience store?

penny_dreadful
08-01-2008, 02:31 PM
So wax would be better than glue? Can you get it at any convenience store?

No, I think you need to go online or find a well-stocked costume supply store. Ben Nye makes the wax; this page (http://planetcostume.com/product.php?productid=17236) even gives you tips on how to use it to cover your eyebrows.

Hyper_Phantom
08-03-2008, 08:56 PM
I dunno if this has been posted or not, but for all the Nuada cosplayers here, this pattern from simplicity looks like a good base for a few of his outfits:
http://www.simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=4085

Hyper_Phantom
08-13-2008, 12:30 PM
Here's my first make up test for Nuala. For a first time try with no reference image, I think I did pretty well. Ignore the eyebrows and how bad I look, it was 3 in the morning. XD I have to take pictures in better places, my camera sucks for one and so does my bathroom lighting. *Sigh*
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v393/moon_domos/DSC03257.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v393/moon_domos/DSC03259.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v393/moon_domos/DSC03271.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v393/moon_domos/DSC03284.jpg

I was afraid the eye shadow was going to be too dark, but it wasn't dark enough. So next time I'll put on a little more. I did the facial lines backwards too lol. Whoopsies. All I need now is a little practice. ^^

penny_dreadful
08-13-2008, 12:43 PM
You forgot the little triangly areas by her cheekbones... I did that too, when I was screwing around with her makeup. It's almost like blush, but orange.

I just bought some Ben Nye scar wax, I'll be experimenting with that as soon as all my hectic Dragon*Con preparations are over. Will provide pics.

Juego
08-13-2008, 12:57 PM
Here's my first make up test for Nuala.

That's looking good, though I wonder if the makeup needs to be a stronger white overall? It's hard to tell in that lighting. Also, I'd suggest doing some tests under a flash, because you know that's how a lot of people take photos. :/

Hyper_Phantom
08-13-2008, 04:27 PM
You forgot the little triangly areas by her cheekbones... I did that too, when I was screwing around with her makeup. It's almost like blush, but orange.

I just bought some Ben Nye scar wax, I'll be experimenting with that as soon as all my hectic Dragon*Con preparations are over. Will provide pics.
Can't wait to see the pics for that!
I know what you mean about the triangle areas, but the only pics I've seen that in are the ones for her blue dress. Plus, in most of the ref pics I'm working from I don't see it. I'm wondering if it's only part of the blue dress? Hmm. *ponder*

That's looking good, though I wonder if the makeup needs to be a stronger white overall? It's hard to tell in that lighting. Also, I'd suggest doing some tests under a flash, because you know that's how a lot of people take photos. :/
Thank you.
As for it being a stronger white, it was just the lighting in my fail bathroom. It was almost a little too white? Actually it was ok, just not smooth enough. I haven't applied such a thick, smooth layer of white since I did Dream last year. So I'm way out of practice. Like you said, I need a flash. I turned it off to see what it was like without it and forgot to turn it back on. I'm also going to take some pics outside to see how it looks in sunlight. I think I'll try again when I get my wig cause it just looks weird with my hair.

Hyper_Phantom
08-14-2008, 09:45 PM
Is anybody getting contacts for the elves? I'm seriously contemplating it, but I'm still kind of iffy about it. I never even think of contacts for costumes, but their eyes are so...so vibrant and...so out there.
I'm thinking about these: http://www.cosplaylab.com/proshop/contactlens.asp?id=129

penny_dreadful
08-15-2008, 08:26 AM
Is anybody getting contacts for the elves? I'm seriously contemplating it, but I'm still kind of iffy about it. I never even think of contacts for costumes, but their eyes are so...so vibrant and...so out there.
I'm thinking about these: http://www.cosplaylab.com/proshop/contactlens.asp?id=129

We're definitely getting contacts, but it's been hard to find any accurate ones. If we have the budget I'm springing for custom pairs from 9mmsfx, but that's REALLY expensive.

I think the closest I've seen is the Cyvus Vail (http://www.cosplaylab.com/proshop/contactlens.asp?id=249). The Angelus (http://www.cosplaylab.com/proshop/contactlens.asp?id=242) also looks good. Particularly notable in Nuala, their irises are larger than normal humans'. A Nuada cosplayer could probably get away with regular-sized lenses, since his seem to differ depending on which shot you're looking at.

Of course, it all depends on the opacity of the lenses. The elves' eyes seem to be more yellow than the Palpatine lenses, but if the lenses I linked to aren't totally opaque it's not going to look right, anyway. I have to research it more; I'd like to see what the lenses looked like on real eyes.

prototype138
08-15-2008, 12:06 PM
I'm assembling Lobster Johnson for Halloween.

I will say that this thread is lacking in some LJ
SOME LOBSTER JOHNSON
he's a BAMF,yo

I am also new to this forum, and actually had to consult a friend on the meaning of BAMF...

(12:32:32) S********L: someone just called Lobster Johnson a BAMF. is that an insult?
(12:34:28) C**********187: NO
(12:34:29) C**********187: LOL
(12:34:34) C**********187: AHAHAH xd
(12:34:51) C**********187: im a bamf
(12:34:53) C**********187: Bad A** Motha F****
(12:35:15) S********L: ohhhhh, thats straight

LOL It's been too long since I've had to bypass curse filters.

Hyper_Phantom
08-15-2008, 09:30 PM
In the contacts picture board DemonLordEtna posted a pic of her with a palpatine contact.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a243/DemonLordEtna/EYes/Palpatine_Link.jpg
I think the palpatine ones are the most accurate because they have the thick black outer rim and are big contacts. If you look closely, their eyes aren't just pure yellow. They're golden, with a rim in the middle, and a thick outer rim.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v393/moon_domos/fh-1.jpg

DemonLordEtna said they hurt to wear though, and If I got them, they'd be the first pair of contacts I've ever worn. That's one of the main reason's I'm so iffy about them. And now there's some new law where you need to get a prescription for the specific brand or something like that, it makes everything more complicated. o-o;;

penny_dreadful
08-15-2008, 10:08 PM
Mm, I'd forgotten about that dark ring around the iris (there's a technical name for that, but I can't remember it.) The 9mmsfx Canine (http://02a5349.netsolstores.com/canine.aspx) lenses would be awesome if they weren't scleral-- but I kind of want them anyway.

I'm not sold on the Palpatines, they're not perfect, but it's a tough call. I certainly wouldn't fault someone for going with them, as they're better than many of the other options out there.

Hyper_Phantom
08-15-2008, 10:20 PM
Agreed on the whole not perfect, but better than many else.
As for those canine lenses. Those are really kool, but as equally freee-akkkyyy. o.o;;

uplaw
08-16-2008, 05:44 PM
I found a good tutorial for making Hellboy's gun and makeup.
:]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIrNG-KEc8Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS79TD0n0M8

Hyper_Phantom
08-16-2008, 07:50 PM
Omg, indymogel is made of win. I learned how to do Two Face makeup from them. =3

penny_dreadful
08-18-2008, 11:17 AM
Back on the topic of contacts, there are some interesting ones here (http://www.fashion-contactlenses.com/theatrical-lenses-page-1-of-4-770-0.html). In particular I was thinking of the Balan (http://www.fashion-contactlenses.com/balan-contact-lenses-876-0.html) contacts; they're a little less expensive than some of the others I was considering, and look almost right.

I think the contacts have been the most frustrating part of my searching so far, aside from finding a suitable fabric for the mock-collar part of Nuala's blue dress.

Hyper_Phantom
08-18-2008, 09:04 PM
Hmm. Those look good, but I can't really say unless I see them on an actual person. o-o;; I really wish contact stores would show their contacts on actual models.

CreepyUncleLee
08-20-2008, 04:26 AM
:/

hey i was in the comic book store today and i've gotta say the action figure of movie johann made me think,why not use this as reference and fill in the small details with screen shots of the movie?

just a thought,cant remember if i've already mentioned useing action figures my bad

since i just got 3 new volumes of hellboy and the first BRPD comic i'm in a slight nerd coma right now and i'm glad i've gained muscle and lost weight but still so long before i can be any character from hellboy...just geeky tears,and since i'm trying to lose the pounds i cant drown my sorrows in nachos and candy bars...crap

CreepyUncleLee
08-20-2008, 04:41 AM
DemonLordEtna said they hurt to wear though, and If I got them, they'd be the first pair of contacts I've ever worn. That's one of the main reason's I'm so iffy about them. And now there's some new law where you need to get a prescription for the specific brand or something like that, it makes everything more complicated. o-o;;


yeah i got myself some wolf contacts a few years ago never worn contacts either,just pulled my bottom eye lids down rested the contacts on them and just blinked them in,took for ever,first one in,slight burn,popped the other one in,in like 2 seconds and slight burn...5 seconds later BURN BURN BURN BURN OW OW OW OW OMG WHY DOES THIS HURT SO MUCH?!!

3 minutes later on the floor my sister prying my eyes open to pull them off...just go to a docter to get some practise contacts they have fake ones to use for theatrical contacts,actors get them a lot and they tell you how to do it and they let you practise and learn how not to freak out when you touch your eyeballs,so yeah

got some great contacts freaky glow in the dark eyes,weird since they leave big cicles of light in your eyes after you take them out and stays like that for a while,idk i just went straight to sleep,but they were comfy since i practise everyday at least an hour a day,man i wish i got new pairs when i lost them cuz now...my eyes dont work

so the lesson today is practise safe contact..stuff:skidude2:

Hyper_Phantom
08-20-2008, 05:28 PM
yeah i got myself some wolf contacts a few years ago never worn contacts either,just pulled my bottom eye lids down rested the contacts on them and just blinked them in,took for ever,first one in,slight burn,popped the other one in,in like 2 seconds and slight burn...5 seconds later BURN BURN BURN BURN OW OW OW OW OMG WHY DOES THIS HURT SO MUCH?!!

3 minutes later on the floor my sister prying my eyes open to pull them off...just go to a docter to get some practise contacts they have fake ones to use for theatrical contacts,actors get them a lot and they tell you how to do it and they let you practise and learn how not to freak out when you touch your eyeballs,so yeah

got some great contacts freaky glow in the dark eyes,weird since they leave big cicles of light in your eyes after you take them out and stays like that for a while,idk i just went straight to sleep,but they were comfy since i practise everyday at least an hour a day,man i wish i got new pairs when i lost them cuz now...my eyes dont work

so the lesson today is practise safe contact..stuff:skidude2:

o___o...

Yeah, I was hoping to get some practice contacts. DemondLordEtna said the contacts were comfortable if you had contacts beneath them.

Juego
08-20-2008, 05:35 PM
hey i was in the comic book store today and i've gotta say the action figure of movie johann made me think,why not use this as reference and fill in the small details with screen shots of the movie?

just a thought,cant remember if i've already mentioned useing action figures my bad

Thanks - I plan to pickup his figure, though his belt is simplified on the toy. I can afford to put this detail off til later as the helmet is the main piece. :D


since i just got 3 new volumes of hellboy and the first BRPD comic

Both are still ongoing with recent new releases! Catch up! ;)


so the lesson today is practise safe contact..stuff:skidude2:

Yeah. Theatrical contacts are a lot harder/thicker than today's disposables. I wear (when I'm arsed to) soft disposable contacts and shudder at the thought of going back to the thick ones. You definitely need to give your eyes a few days to acclimate to the things. Most optometrists will recommend wearing for a few hours at a time a day and then increasing this over time.

Hyper_Phantom
08-20-2008, 08:23 PM
Thank you for the contact advice! It really helps a lot. I'm worried about them, but at the same time I don't think my costume can go without them.

Beetlecat
08-20-2008, 10:20 PM
DemondLordEtna said the contacts were comfortable if you had contacts beneath them.

What. whut? Do you mean I can buy cheapo non-prescription contacts and just wear my regular soft contacts underneath them? That would save me buckets of money.

Hyper_Phantom
08-20-2008, 10:45 PM
What. whut? Do you mean I can buy cheapo non-prescription contacts and just wear my regular soft contacts underneath them? That would save me buckets of money.
It seems so. o.o;; I'd post a topic asking about it though, because I'm no contact expert.

penny_dreadful
08-21-2008, 09:00 AM
Doubling up on contacts sounds pretty risky to me. I'd talk to my optician before I tried anything like that, especially since I don't need corrective lenses.

I had ordered something from Fashion-Lenses.com, but they took over a month to inform me that there was a problem with my billing information and they'd cancelled my order. After ignoring the two e-mails I sent asking where the heck my lenses were. ANYWAY. Despite the bad experience I'll be re-ordering those lenses, and I figure while I'm at it I'll get a pair of the Balan lenses. I'll be sure to put up example pictures when I do, but I can't order until I get back from vacation in two weeks.

raptor3050
08-25-2008, 05:42 AM
make sure that you wash your hands before you put them on, also, try going to an eye doctor (forgot what they're called >.<) first to check what kind you need, as they might be too tight for your eye (it happened to me) which really hurts after a while of wearing them :O

CreepyUncleLee
09-02-2008, 01:10 PM
hmmm...juego or anyone else,do you think i could use that magnifying and demagnifying plastic stuff you're useing on krauss' head to make a big ball that i can put on and then have a suit on underneath it to put the golden light and clockwork gears in to give the illusion thats needed to make a golden army soldier
i thought of this like a few days ago when my friend said he wanted to be krauss also,then the ocnversation of this thread came up along with my realisation that i could still be a soldier...sage on myself for failing....

lost 25 pounds so far..70 more to be hellboy,lol. by then i'll have myself a 200 dollar right hand of doom replica prop

Sephirayne
09-04-2008, 06:45 PM
I'm joining in with the Hellboy cosplays with the red and black Nuada outfit. I first saw a small pic of Nuada a while back and it was sugguested as a costume I could do because of the hair. I have long white blond hair and hate wearing wigs. I've now seen the movie and love the character so I will be doing the red and black version. Not so fond of the white version. I do plan to do a little stage fight cherography to go with it as a comp entry as his fighting skill matches my own (I trained as a stunt person ten years ago, specialising in Bo staff and swords).

I was wondering what people's thougts are as to how to do the scars make-up? I've worked out the rest just deciding whether or not to do full latex scaring or just to do them as painted on.

penny_dreadful
09-05-2008, 09:19 AM
I was wondering what people's thougts are as to how to do the scars make-up? I've worked out the rest just deciding whether or not to do full latex scaring or just to do them as painted on.

I'll be kind of compromising; I want more of a dimensional look, so I'll probably experiment with some of the scar wax we're using to cover our eyebrows.

Sephirayne
09-06-2008, 10:55 PM
I'll be kind of compromising; I want more of a dimensional look, so I'll probably experiment with some of the scar wax we're using to cover our eyebrows.

Yes, I was thinking something like that. I might use the liguid latex I'll be getting in for the ears. I'll probarly do a test run first to see which method will work the best. I might post the results.

I may have a friend whose joining me as Nuala. So hopefully we will get some fab twin shots. I could of had my actually twin cosplaying as Nuala but I don't think he'll be confortable in the dress. Lol!

Hyper_Phantom
09-08-2008, 09:27 PM
I'll be kind of compromising; I want more of a dimensional look, so I'll probably experiment with some of the scar wax we're using to cover our eyebrows.
Yeah, so I gave that a try and failed miserably at it. How exactly do you get the wax and eyebrows thing to work? Obviously I need more practice, but is there a special technique or anything?

Kyokuu
09-10-2008, 10:58 AM
It's been forever and a day since I've replied to this thread buuut...
I just thought of something when I was working on my Hellboy cosplay.
A) My horns are going to need to be edited a whole lot, considering my test models have shattered into tiny bits.
And then there's B)
In the second movie I caught that there was a large, black zipper down the back of HB's black shirt (the one with the red threading).
Anyone else notice this? It's making me want to consider crafting up a shirt with one just so I don't have to have a civil war with a muscle suit once I find one! :P

CreepyUncleLee
09-10-2008, 06:18 PM
It's been forever and a day since I've replied to this thread buuut...
I just thought of something when I was working on my Hellboy cosplay.
A) My horns are going to need to be edited a whole lot, considering my test models have shattered into tiny bits.
And then there's B)
In the second movie I caught that there was a large, black zipper down the back of HB's black shirt (the one with the red threading).
Anyone else notice this? It's making me want to consider crafting up a shirt with one just so I don't have to have a civil war with a muscle suit once I find one! :P

he has the zipper for the costume itself,those are ron pearlman's real muscles but they did put some latex on his body,reading thru some comments made by the crew(mostly funny ones) they had put full body works on him and then he could get the shirt on,so they improvised by adding a zipper in like a few minutes b4 they started shooting

wish i saved the URL for that site,it was pretty funny,but they'll most likely have commentary when the DVD comes out

also how has the right hand of doom come along,i'd like to make one instead of buying the 200 dollar prop replica,lol

CreepyUncleLee
11-20-2008, 03:01 PM
the limited edition hellboy 2 golden army movie is out, saw it at best buy
it comes with a small golden army soldier figurine

this will..help with my costume quite a lot


so has anyone else had any progress or ?

Juego
11-20-2008, 03:05 PM
Yeah, I'm finally starting Krauss in earnest - going shopping this weekend for jumpsuit and gloves patterns/fabric. I've got someone making a 3D model of the helmet so I can have a papercraft base. And I'm prototyping the leg and arm braces this weekend, with the idea I'll make them from sintra.

The documentaries on the DVDs are EXCELLENT. I was mistaken in my first assessment and see that Krauss is totally an above-the-head effect - no smoke and mirrors. This makes my job easier, but I will end up on the tall side, LOL.

If anyone needs Krauss references, send me a PM - I have a ton of screencaps now. XD

Nyappy.Mois
11-21-2008, 04:27 PM
Anticipated, bought, watched: Multiple times. I couldn't have asked for anything better. SO GREAT. The documentary ("The Demon Within"?, err something like that) was just fantastic. Really great, I loved it. I don't have a BluRay player, though, but I bought the 3 disc regular DVD player version. For those who bought the BluRay version- it has some extra special features, correct? I hear there was one of Luke Goss and Doug Jones guiding us on a tour through the set XD and I can't find it on mine, but I really want to see it. lol, "Bless him..."

Juego: I thought of you when they showed how the Krauss suit is composed. You'll have a tough time seeing!

There is some really great segments of Nuada's costume, esp. the one where it showed the costume director putting it on him. I don't know much about... how to make this costume at all, but I'm at it! I think that I will create a latex mask in attempt not only for the scars, but to manipulate my NuaLA-esque face. (I would have such an easier time cosplaying Nuala, resemblance-wise.) Heh, I'll save the make-up and armor for last...

Juego
11-21-2008, 04:49 PM
Juego: I thought of you when they showed how the Krauss suit is composed. You'll have a tough time seeing!

I know, lol! Since I won't have all the electronic gear in the helmet, I'm hoping I'll be able to remove it easily myself for when I need to walk around with better vision.

I made the paper patterns for my leg braces today. (Who knew I'd be so excited to wear leg braces again in my life?) I'm going to mock them up with foamies this evening before I make the real deal. I found a pair of boots (http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/43361644/c/325.html) I'd like to use for the base, but I don't have the money on hand just yet to get them.

I've been shopping around for belts that may work and have come to the consensus I will need to make something myself using some layered belt blanks. No big deal. The bigger problem is what to do for the buckle -- the BPRD belt buckles are insanely large.

Help: if anyone knows of a buckle blank that looks like this (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm208/PropMedic/fd6c_12.jpg), I'd appreciate it! But I have the sneaking suspicion I'm going to have to cobble together a blank from various findings. And I'm not going to buy the official Hellboy replica just for the buckle. ;)

But whatever I do for the buckle, I'll write up as a tutorial, because all the agents seem to have the same buckle.


There is some really great segments of Nuada's costume, esp. the one where it showed the costume director putting it on him. I don't know much about... how to make this costume at all, but I'm at it! I think that I will create a latex mask in attempt not only for the scars, but to manipulate my NuaLA-esque face. (I would have such an easier time cosplaying Nuala, resemblance-wise.) Heh, I'll save the make-up and armor for last...

If you listen to the actor's commentary, they went through several makeup changes for Nuala. She doesn't have nearly the amount of work as her brother for the scarring -- I'm pretty sure they just went down to small appliances for the scars and that's it.

But good luck! As someone who doesn't sew (a friend is helping me with Johann's jumpsuit), I'm in awe of the detail in the elves' costumes.

LadyVincira
11-25-2008, 03:30 AM
If I may jump in? XD

Probably not this coming Sakura Con, but the next one, my boyfriend and I are planning Hellboy costumes. XD' I plan on crossplaying Prince Nuada, with full facial sculpting, in his black and red robe. He plans, tentatively, on cosplaying Kroenen from Hellboy 1, possibly with a wind-up key that'll make the blades at his wrists spin.

I'm starting to plan now because there's still the idea of mayyyyyybe sneaking Nuada in this year. XD PROBABLY NOT. But. I can't help but think on it.

The only thing I'm not sure about at this point is the eyes. Nuada has STRIKING GOLD EYES. I have sensitive eyes, and have never worn contacts before. How expensive would a pair of golden contacts be? How long does a pair last? Would the costume be passable without them, or silly?

Luckily I have a very androgenous face, and can pull off male cosplay rather nicely when push comes to shove. <3

Juego
11-25-2008, 07:15 PM
The only thing I'm not sure about at this point is the eyes. Nuada has STRIKING GOLD EYES. I have sensitive eyes, and have never worn contacts before.

If you are in the U.S., you will need a prescription to buy even "plano" lenses. Your optometrist will show you how to put in contacts and you can decide then if they bother you too much. Be aware that it does take a while to get used to wearing them - and you should build up a tolerance prior to wearing your costume out in public.

How expensive would a pair of golden contacts be?

Google around for "theatrical contacts". Prices start at $35/pair and can climb significantly higher.

How long does a pair last?

"Daily" wear lenses, which are gentler on the eyes, typically last 1-2 weeks. Lenses with especially fancy effects tend to be thicker, and can thus be worn longer at the cost of comfort and a pickier cleaning regiment.

Would the costume be passable without them, or silly?

Depends on your natural eye color. But this is the sort of detail that makes an "oh, cool" costume become a "wow" one.

LadyVincira
11-25-2008, 09:04 PM
Thank you - that's very helpful. <3 I'll certainly think about it...I get the feeling pitching the idea to my mom might not go over so well right away, so I'll hold off for now. XD' My natural eye color is hazel. I was planning on going to an optometrist about this, anyway...make sure my eyes can handle contacts. ^^'

Juego
11-26-2008, 05:26 AM
A quick note for people cosplaying as BPRD agents -- Walmart has a "limited edition" of Hellboy2 that comes with a BPRD buckle replica (well, the circle part, anyway).

The buckle is very good -- it's metal and what looks like enamel -- and with a little modification will make an excellent prop. It feels a teeny bit small to me, but it would probably only be an issue for people cosplaying Red himself.

One bad thing, though: the package contains only the regular movie DVD; there is no second DVD with the documentary. Kinda sucks. So, if you're like me, you've ended up buying the movie twice.

LadyVincira
11-26-2008, 03:33 PM
I actually got the pack with the buckle - which I love to death - but yeah, no documentary. I'm considering getting the movie on Blu-Ray, though, so I may buy again, anyhow.

I can second the quality of the buckle, though, it's very nice...maybe a little small for some, but against my petite frame, it's pretty big. I'm a little bit spritely. ^^' (Which means I'm going to padding the heck out of my shoulders and waist for Nuada)

Juego
11-26-2008, 04:07 PM
I'm considering getting the movie on Blu-Ray, though, so I may buy again, anyhow.

The BluRay transfer is gorgeous. I highly recommend it.

LadyVincira
11-26-2008, 04:30 PM
I LOVE Blu-Ray, it's just that it's expensive and I'm a poor, cosplaying, college student. XDDD <3 But I wanna get it. Especially the one with the little model Golden Army guy packaged with it. <333

Really, I like the idea of having hi-def references for Nuada, and I REALLY wanna see the documentary. SO BADLY.

Javakat343
11-29-2008, 08:25 PM
If I may jump in? XD

Probably not this coming Sakura Con, but the next one, my boyfriend and I are planning Hellboy costumes. XD' I plan on crossplaying Prince Nuada, with full facial sculpting, in his black and red robe. He plans, tentatively, on cosplaying Kroenen from Hellboy 1, possibly with a wind-up key that'll make the blades at his wrists spin.

I'm starting to plan now because there's still the idea of mayyyyyybe sneaking Nuada in this year. XD PROBABLY NOT. But. I can't help but think on it.

The only thing I'm not sure about at this point is the eyes. Nuada has STRIKING GOLD EYES. I have sensitive eyes, and have never worn contacts before. How expensive would a pair of golden contacts be? How long does a pair last? Would the costume be passable without them, or silly?

Luckily I have a very androgenous face, and can pull off male cosplay rather nicely when push comes to shove. <3
You know what the funny thing is? Me and my friends were just thinking of doing a hellboy group...I'll be your twin princess....
I love your costumes LadyV, so I know it will be great. But tell me, what is so great about Blue Ray? (I really need a new DVD Player!)

Javakat343
11-29-2008, 08:37 PM
I'm actually planning to cosplay as The Angel Of Death ^^ I've got it all planned out. I just need to get started.

Though I am having trouble figuring out how I'm gonna see....

My friend will be doing the same!

CreepyUncleLee
11-30-2008, 02:58 PM
well i didnt notice but that golden army figure is in the blue ray box set...TO EBAY! for a ps3 and i remember someone said something about a hellboy buckle? where are these? in the dvd box set? i dont remember.....


are there any houston texas cosplayers that want to do a hellboy group? PM please,i'm plan on doing it sometime from 2009 to like 2011

littlepixie
12-01-2008, 02:12 PM
hey i was in the comic book store today and i've gotta say the action figure of movie johann made me think,why not use this as reference and fill in the small details with screen shots of the movie?

just a thought,cant remember if i've already mentioned useing action figures my bad

since i just got 3 new volumes of hellboy and the first BRPD comic i'm in a slight nerd coma right now and i'm glad i've gained muscle and lost weight but still so long before i can be any character from hellboy...just geeky tears,and since i'm trying to lose the pounds i cant drown my sorrows in nachos and candy bars...crap

I'm using my Johann figurine as reference - it's really useful.

littlepixie
12-01-2008, 02:29 PM
Hey, I'm about to start making a movie Johan Krauss costume. This thread has been really useful so far. :D
I was wondering though, would it be better to sew the fabric part of Johann's costume using lightweight materials or buy a jumpsuit?
I'm planning on buying the Hellboy II DVD with the documentaries on how Krauss' costume was made, but I was wondering how do you breathe/talk when wearing it? I'd also prefer not to have to make the helmet be above my head, mainly because that would make my proportions look odd, but I'm not sure if it's actually possible to make it so that you can see through the dome. I was planning on using vacuumforming and having a scrim over the top. Does anyone have any better suggestions?
Those who have experience with Wonderflex - how difficult is it to use? I get the impression that it's quite tricky...

I am so impressed that some people are doing the Angel of Death. Too cool! Good luck. :D

Sephirayne
12-01-2008, 03:04 PM
I've yet to get the dvd. I'm asking for it as a Christmas prezzie. I'm soooo looking forward to cosplaying as Nuada next year. I'm doing a unfished one for an event next weekend. He'll be unfished due to me running out of budget so I'll have the wrong eye colour and the wrong weapon. I'm currantly working on the tunic. I'm making it out of a smexy black suedette. The body armour is being done next out of black pleather with plastic cintra/foamex armour pieces.

Luckerly I don't need to wig so I don't need to style any hair. Mine is white enough and long enough to work. The only prob I have is that I have layers in my hair and Nuada dosen't. Do you think that will be a prob?

Then for May next year I'm doing my stunt fight demo with the spear that will have an extendable section.

LittlePixie, I've found wonderflex to be okay. I much perfer using cintra/foamex plastic. But you don need special cutting tools for it. I think wonderflex is great for a bas and then build on that. Depending on where you get it from it can be expensive. I'm based in the UK and it costs me $40 per sheet

CreepyUncleLee
12-01-2008, 06:57 PM
I was planning on using vacuumforming and having a scrim over the top. Does anyone have any better suggestions?
Those who have experience with Wonderflex - how difficult is it to use? I get the impression that it's quite tricky...

check out my journal on armor on my profile, it might be some help

Juego
12-01-2008, 08:25 PM
Hey, I'm about to start making a movie Johan Krauss costume. This thread has been really useful so far. :D
I was wondering though, would it be better to sew the fabric part of Johann's costume using lightweight materials or buy a jumpsuit?

I'm making a jumpsuit (or rater, trading services with a friend who sews). Canvas and leather/pleather; material will be dyed and weathered. And yeah, I tend to spend money on costumes I see wearing for several years.

Aside from wanting to get the materials right, I want my jumpsuit to have invisible zippers and no signs of any pockets. Plus, I want my gloves to match -- they'll also be custom-made.

I'd also prefer not to have to make the helmet be above my head, mainly because that would make my proportions look odd, but I'm not sure if it's actually possible to make it so that you can see through the dome.

The helmet is totally above the head. Hopefully, you are short. I spent a lot of time trying to research an in-dome version, but it's overly complicated and would only look good at certain angles.

Anyway, for the real deal see: 1 (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm208/PropMedic/snapshot20081118163955.jpg) | 2 (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm208/PropMedic/snapshot20081118164128.jpg)

littlepixie
12-02-2008, 06:10 AM
Yeah, I'm short, luckily. I guess I'll have to make it above the head. Thank you so much for those pictures - it suddenly all makes sense. XD How on earth did he see through that though??

Oh yeah, my main question is about how hot it's going to get in the costume. Are there any cheats to allow ventilation so that you don't turn into a big ball of sweat when wearing it?

LadyVincira
12-02-2008, 05:35 PM
You know what the funny thing is? Me and my friends were just thinking of doing a hellboy group...I'll be your twin princess....
I love your costumes LadyV, so I know it will be great. But tell me, what is so great about Blue Ray? (I really need a new DVD Player!)

JAVAKAT! HI! XD <3333 Small 'net!

Aww, thanks! We're planning this not for this year, but the next one so that we can go allllll out. XD If you wanna do Nuala then, you're welcome to! That'd be awesome! We could meet up for epic pictures.

BluRay is just reaaaaally nice quality picture. <3 Players are spendy, but the PS3 is about $100 more, plays BluRay, AND games. XD We have one of those. The detail would probably help a lot in costuming.... <333


...After some research, I'm trying to decide between Black!Robe Nuada or White!Robe Nuada. I think they'd come out to about the same difficulty for me, and...I came up with a crack idea on how to do the armor.

Juego
12-02-2008, 05:54 PM
Oh yeah, my main question is about how hot it's going to get in the costume. Are there any cheats to allow ventilation so that you don't turn into a big ball of sweat when wearing it?

I really want to avoid electronics in my helmet this round, but I'm seriously considering turning his vent fans into cooling intakes. I live in Florida, so trust me, I'm worried about overheating, too.

I am definitely making it easy to remove my helmet, at the very least.


...After some research, I'm trying to decide between Black!Robe Nuada or White!Robe Nuada. I think they'd come out to about the same difficulty for me, and...I came up with a crack idea on how to do the armor.

I personally think he looks way cooler in his dark ensemble. But if you like beading, go for the white -- he's got all that bone inlay madness on the jerkin.

littlepixie
12-03-2008, 08:37 AM
I really want to avoid electronics in my helmet this round, but I'm seriously considering turning his vent fans into cooling intakes. I live in Florida, so trust me, I'm worried about overheating, too.

I am definitely making it easy to remove my helmet, at the very least.

Yeah, I'm definately going to have an easy-to-remove helmet, particularly so I can eat lunch without having to spend 30 minutes taking it off and then putting it on again. XD

Sephirayne
12-12-2008, 11:46 PM
I got the chance to do a dry run with my Nuada the weekend just gone. He dose still need work. the armour plates for the chest and arms weren't complete so they ended up not going to the event. I didn't get the yellow/gold contact lenses in time so I wore my Sephiroth ones so I could have that otherworldly appearance. His weapon wasn't finished in time so I used one of my Lord Of the Rings weapons. The rest of it was complete. I loved wearing it as it was so confortable. I hope to have it complete for next year (complete witn stunt demo if I'm allowed to perform it)

What do you think of it so far? http://www.cosplay.com/costume/190613/

LadyVincira
12-13-2008, 04:34 AM
Not a bad start at all! The armor looks GREAT so far. <3333 VERY nice job. The crest is very, very well-done.

But...can I make a suggestion? What kind of makeup did you use? If you use Kryolan Aquacolor, you can actually paint your hands and neck and not worry too much about it getting smeared on everything. Maybe paint your fingernails with white polish, too.

Sephirayne
12-14-2008, 02:50 AM
Not a bad start at all! The armor looks GREAT so far. <3333 VERY nice job. The crest is very, very well-done.

But...can I make a suggestion? What kind of makeup did you use? If you use Kryolan Aquacolor, you can actually paint your hands and neck and not worry too much about it getting smeared on everything. Maybe paint your fingernails with white polish, too.

Thanks. As to the make-up sugguestion. I did look at getting Kryolan but ran out of cash right before needing to order the latex so ended up using what I had in stock was Snazarro. I hope to order in the Kryolan before the next time I wear it. Thats if its avalible in the UK.

NoTsOsErIoUs
12-18-2008, 05:49 AM
Looking really good there Sephirayne.
I look forward to seeing this at some point next year.

Oh and yeah Kryolan Aquacolour is available in the U.K.
If need some you can get it online at Dauphines.co.uk

Sephirayne
12-21-2008, 03:57 AM
Thanks NoTsOsErIoUs. I might wear it for London Film and Comic con. Someone whos going as hellboy has invited me to wear it.

Camittles
12-23-2008, 11:17 PM
If it helps, I made and wore Princess Nuala's red and black gown to Dragoncon, and made my friend's Prince Nuada costume. Pics can be found in my gallery. I'm also wearing Nuala's blue dress to Katsucon 2009 with my friend's Nuada and another friend's Hellboy. I'd be happy to offer advice where I can.

MPsy
12-29-2008, 04:18 AM
I'm planning on doing a random BPRD field agent for AnimeLA inspired by the movies. And later on hopefully do a current BPRD field agent outfit from the comics. Although I like the old khaki outfits better than the current gray ones. Oh and might also do a Lobster Johnson cosplay.

CreepyUncleLee
12-29-2008, 04:41 PM
I finally got a look at the golden army figure and I'm still where I'm at really until I can find those crazy magnifying and demagnifying plastics that i could worp into a ball shape for my torso,it'd be over lapping to give an effect,but yeah.
Once I find the materials I need and figure out the structure I'll need to make and how much it will all cost, then I'll find out how long it could take me, the Golden Army soldier might wait until summer or 2010 for I know currently.


hmmmm Golden glow or krauss blue glow?

callmemilo
12-30-2008, 08:01 PM
I finally got a look at the golden army figure and I'm still where I'm at really until I can find those crazy magnifying and demagnifying plastics that i could worp into a ball shape for my torso,it'd be over lapping to give an effect,but yeah.
Once I find the materials I need and figure out the structure I'll need to make and how much it will all cost, then I'll find out how long it could take me, the Golden Army soldier might wait until summer or 2010 for I know currently.


hmmmm Golden glow or krauss blue glow?

wow! a soldier from the golden army... now THAT I'd LOVE to see

MPsy
12-31-2008, 02:40 PM
I finally got a look at the golden army figure and I'm still where I'm at really until I can find those crazy magnifying and demagnifying plastics that i could worp into a ball shape for my torso,it'd be over lapping to give an effect,but yeah.
Once I find the materials I need and figure out the structure I'll need to make and how much it will all cost, then I'll find out how long it could take me, the Golden Army soldier might wait until summer or 2010 for I know currently.


hmmmm Golden glow or krauss blue glow?

It would be cool if you could somehow be able to change the glow from golden to blue.

CreepyUncleLee
12-31-2008, 08:38 PM
It would be cool if you could somehow be able to change the glow from golden to blue.

i thought of that but it could be too expensive since i was going to use low heat LED lights.
I already am working on an AC unit for the suit so it blows cold air from a small battery operated fan useing a series of like tubes since i'm in hot @ss texas LOL nerd babble LOL
I already found this website full of smoke guns that shoot rings of smoke etc. and was going to try to have them in certain places so when i walk it appears to look like steam coming out from the gears,etc.

http://www.zerotoys.com/

but i'd like to choose one color for it to be,i was leaning towards krauss blue cuz then i can just speak with a german accent and still be in character, my friend told me gold would be classic, his wording sounds confuseing but you get the gist.

Still like input though

penny_dreadful
01-06-2009, 01:50 PM
Thank you - that's very helpful. <3 I'll certainly think about it...I get the feeling pitching the idea to my mom might not go over so well right away, so I'll hold off for now. XD' My natural eye color is hazel. I was planning on going to an optometrist about this, anyway...make sure my eyes can handle contacts. ^^'

This is, you know, extremely belated and whatnot, but just for reference I attached a picture of one of the elves without contacts. I remember looking at the picture and going, why does she look so weird? So to me they're not essential but they make the costume look complete.

I've assembled most of the materials for Nuada and Nuala but haven't done any legitimate work on them. I snagged some BEAUTIFUL pale-blue silk that I'll gradient dye for Nuala's gown, but haven't found anything satisfactory for the trim. It's driving me nuts. I also haven't settled on contacts, but we both need to visit the optometrist, anyway.

I'm going to try and start dyeing the wigs tonight, provided I don't forget about it.

CreepyUncleLee
01-06-2009, 04:09 PM
HA HAH!
I now have the movie and the little 3 inch golden army soldier figure it comes with.
It is very nice go get it. i broke a peice of its chest off cuz i was messing with it too much.
the lack of legs bums me out but Mezco might be making 6 inch figures if the little ones sell well. If they decide not to come out with one, i'll have to try to find a 3d model of one and i can go the pepakura papercraft route.
Detail is pretty decent considering how much there should be.
the inside gears and pelvis with legs are going to be tough since i technicaly have to create an optical illusion useing placement and light. The gears are mostly big thick ones so i'm not too worried about it not working, it might take me a few trys though.
I really hope the lighting doesnt get too expensive, but i might have to go with the cheaper color. I need to learn wireing before i do this, i was also hopeing to make some of the gears clear to give more glow.

The torso will be difficult to do...i need some more help from other people, i wont be doing this until around march so yeah...

Input is still very much liked,lol.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n304/gyochi/1231097891100.jpg

callmemilo
01-14-2009, 06:18 PM
i'm busy rebuilding the hellboy suit i wore to lfcc 08...

involves recasting my custom-sculpted hellboy mask, building a new right hand of doom, customising a shirt and leather trousers, and fashioning a new tail

might even build some new guns if i have time to spare

Sephirayne
01-23-2009, 08:35 AM
I finally got a look at the golden army figure and I'm still where I'm at really until I can find those crazy magnifying and demagnifying plastics that i could worp into a ball shape for my torso,it'd be over lapping to give an effect,but yeah.
Once I find the materials I need and figure out the structure I'll need to make and how much it will all cost, then I'll find out how long it could take me, the Golden Army soldier might wait until summer or 2010 for I know currently.


hmmmm Golden glow or krauss blue glow?

Epic! That would be awesome to see.

I've decided after my Black/red Nuada went down so well at a recent event that I'll will be doing the gold version. I do know more people who went to join me so hopefully there will be some group photos.

callmemilo
01-23-2009, 09:00 AM
I've decided after my Black/red Nuada went down so well at a recent event that I'll will be doing the gold version. I do know more people who went to join me so hopefully there will be some group photos.

awesome! if you're coming to lfcc 09 in july, feel free to join our hellboy group on the saturday! we've already got hellboy, nuala and kroenen lined up. we're always open to more characters in the group.

CreepyUncleLee
01-23-2009, 11:12 PM
Still researching, i've gotten distracted but i wont even start building until i have spare money so 2010 is definately looking like my appearance as a solider, but still having some trouble on finding lighting for the glowing parts, lost my link for those magnifying and demagnifying plastics, so please help me with that

I think I'll try to gather a group together for 2010, but since it depends on the physical fitness of my cosplay buddies we'll probably being doing our other dream groups,like dexter's lab

callmemilo
01-24-2009, 05:10 AM
Still researching, i've gotten distracted but i wont even start building until i have spare money so 2010 is definately looking like my appearance as a solider, but still having some trouble on finding lighting for the glowing parts, lost my link for those magnifying and demagnifying plastics, so please help me with that

I think I'll try to gather a group together for 2010, but since it depends on the physical fitness of my cosplay buddies we'll probably being doing our other dream groups,like dexter's lab

how about just painting the "guts" the bright orange colours, and if needed, you could back the armour plates with EL lighting or LEDs... just a suggestion

CreepyUncleLee
01-25-2009, 01:43 PM
how about just painting the "guts" the bright orange colours, and if needed, you could back the armour plates with EL lighting or LEDs


Thanks, i'll look into glow in the dark kinda paint, that'll work with this advice i got from a friend about coating those guts in a thick yet thin layer of clear glue to magnify the LED lights,etc.

Sephirayne
01-26-2009, 06:34 AM
awesome! if you're coming to lfcc 09 in july, feel free to join our hellboy group on the saturday! we've already got hellboy, nuala and kroenen lined up. we're always open to more characters in the group.

Defo I'll be up for that. I might be entering the cosplay comp if there is one as I've decided to leave being the resident cosplay judge posistion. It will hopefully be a fight scene demo that has been delayed from last year.

Kyokuu
02-11-2009, 07:42 PM
Oh man- forever and a day!

Well, my HB costume was put on hold due to, well, life! But considering I'll be attempting to go to Jacon this year (last year of it, I'm told), I'm going to try and play catch up.
The right hand o'doom is still an elusive beast for me though I've seen multiple builds- most are with wood which just doesn't work for someone who doesn't have any way to work with wood.

I'll keep searching and once things start to pick up, I'll try to post my progress. :D

he has the zipper for the costume itself,those are ron pearlman's real muscles but they did put some latex on his body,reading thru some comments made by the crew(mostly funny ones) they had put full body works on him and then he could get the shirt on,so they improvised by adding a zipper in like a few minutes b4 they started shooting

wish i saved the URL for that site,it was pretty funny,but they'll most likely have commentary when the DVD comes out

also how has the right hand of doom come along,i'd like to make one instead of buying the 200 dollar prop replica,lol

Sephirayne
02-17-2009, 09:50 PM
Oh man- forever and a day!

Well, my HB costume was put on hold due to, well, life! But considering I'll be attempting to go to Jacon this year (last year of it, I'm told), I'm going to try and play catch up.
The right hand o'doom is still an elusive beast for me though I've seen multiple builds- most are with wood which just doesn't work for someone who doesn't have any way to work with wood.

I'll keep searching and once things start to pick up, I'll try to post my progress. :D

I've heard that a coupe of cosplayers have built it out of foam. Which you may find easier to use and cheaper. I would love to see your progress whatever you decide to go for.

Renshai
02-17-2009, 10:18 PM
I would really like to do a Princess Nuala but lately I've been tending toward less recognizable characters. At 4'10 I never ever get "Oh you're so-and-so! I love that character." I always seem to hear "Look! A little so-and-so!" As if my height were in fact part of the costume, I'd much prefer people just not recognize the character and assume that they're supposed to be short to begin with...

CreepyUncleLee
02-20-2009, 02:53 PM
http://www.elshine.it/inglese/magictapes.htm

glow in the dark tape, a god send, i might just be able to make the soldier this summer..maybe..might not have enough money and my living area has made that if i make an armor type costume, i have to finish it b4 starting any others or i wont have any space...

wish i had a camera to post my progress,lol.

KYOKUU
i agree use foam as a base, you might have to make it non-moveable, look at the prop replica, they have a 3dimensional turn around, a great look at whats its supposed to be like.

Alatriste
02-25-2009, 05:22 PM
Hello!

Me and some friends made some Hellboy costumes here in Canary Islands. I hope you like them (I'm Nuada, and I made the Abe Sapiens mask)

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1922166/

Sephirayne
03-02-2009, 01:34 AM
Hello!

Me and some friends made some Hellboy costumes here in Canary Islands. I hope you like them (I'm Nuada, and I made the Abe Sapiens mask)

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1922166/

Awesome group shot. I love the Hellboy he looks like a clone of Ron Pearlman. I love the Abe mask you built as well.

SpazzBot
03-03-2009, 12:02 PM
Okay, so now that Mega-con is over, I'm going to get started in ernest on my groups HB costumes.

I was wondering if any of you wonderful people could point me in the direction of a good Nazi uniform pattern for Krohnen from the beginning of the first move?

I'm also looking for a pattern to use for Lobster Johnson's Jacket. It's basically the Rocketeer jacket buy with a larger standing collar.

Dragon*Con here we come!

As a side note, did you guys know that Mike Mignola is actually going to be at D*C this year? :D

CreepyUncleLee
03-03-2009, 03:22 PM
Okay, so now that Mega-con is over, I'm going to get started in ernest on my groups HB costumes.

I was wondering if any of you wonderful people could point me in the direction of a good Nazi uniform pattern for Krohnen from the beginning of the first move?

I'm also looking for a pattern to use for Lobster Johnson's Jacket. It's basically the Rocketeer jacket buy with a larger standing collar.

Dragon*Con here we come!

As a side note, did you guys know that Mike Mignola is actually going to be at D*C this year? :D

Well i'm relatively new to sewing but my geuss would be to just go thru those outfit patterns at fabric stores, mainly at military ones and then modify
I've been looking for a rocketeer type jacket for a while now,just to have so i can make a 50s retro movie with some friends,mainly for the posters we'd make,lol.

well to all others i have to postpone my golden army soldier costume cuz my friend doesnt want to do a HB costume at an anime con so i have to find some ppl for a comic book convention instead,lol.

Juego
03-03-2009, 03:26 PM
Well i'm relatively new to sewing but my geuss would be to just go thru those outfit patterns at fabric stores, mainly at military ones and then modify


We've done that -- we were hoping to see if someone knew of historical reenactment sites/shops or other specialty places that offer the patterns we're looking for. (I'm helping out with props while SpazzBot does the sewing for our Hellboy group)

SpazzBot
03-03-2009, 03:34 PM
Well i'm relatively new to sewing but my guess would be to just go thru those outfit patterns at fabric stores, mainly at military ones and then modify

I've done that and I'm not finding anything that has the proper shape to it. The uniforms have a very sepcific shape to them and it's very frustrating.

well to all others i have to postpone my golden army soldier costume cuz my friend doesnt want to do a HB costume at an anime con so i have to find some ppl for a comic book convention instead,lol.


Phht, do it anyways. BLOW THEIR MINDS! :D

SpazzBot
03-03-2009, 03:41 PM
We've done that -- we were hoping to see if someone knew of historical reenactment sites/shops or other specialty places that offer the patterns we're looking for. (I'm helping out with props while SpazzBot does the sewing for our Hellboy group)

Hey you.
Yeah I've been digging through some other threads here, trying the Hellsing and WH40K threads. No luck yet.

Also, bring over the pattern on thursday night. >:[
I keep forgeting to grab it from you.

The Hag
03-03-2009, 03:54 PM
nnnnn......if there's any out there, I've not seen them. WWII is kind of not quite old enough for the historical costumers. From what I can tell, the WWII re-enactors are buying and wearing actual vintage stuff. The only pattern that I could find was this:
http://www.harriets.com/wwiipatterns.htm

Don't know if that helps at all. I don't remember much how the uniforms in HB looked.

If you need a pattern for jodphurs (I seem to recall that Nazis were fond of them) you should try Equestrian sites.

SpazzBot
03-03-2009, 04:01 PM
nnnnn......if there's any out there, I've not seen them. WWII is kind of not quite old enough for the historical costumers. From what I can tell, the WWII re-enactors are buying and wearing actual vintage stuff. The only pattern that I could find was this:
http://www.harriets.com/wwiipatterns.htm

Don't know if that helps at all. I don't remember much how the uniforms in HB looked.

If you need a pattern for jodphurs (I seem to recall that Nazis were fond of them) you should try Equestrian sites.

O_O That's awefully close to what I need. Thank you!

CreepyUncleLee
03-03-2009, 11:05 PM
Phht, do it anyways. BLOW THEIR MINDS! :D

giggle...:toothy: you made me think evil things of shoving a badass costume in my friend's face,lol

wish i knew more about clothes so i could help you and juego, but good luck!

i'll give it until summer and go back to the soldier costume, cuz i'll have money then!lol, i hate it when i'm the costume building zone and then BAM no more money for it
Stupid glow in the dark type and wood sent my spring break budget to about 50 bucks,lol

The Hag
03-04-2009, 06:24 AM
O_O That's awefully close to what I need. Thank you!

You're welcome! Those patterns look like a bear to work with though. :eek: (Not to mention pricey). I have seen some places selling WWII re-pro, so somebody's got patterns, but no one seems to be sharing them.

Oh, and just an aside - some historical re-enactors are very snobby in regards to cosplayers ("You dress up in a costume of someone who is make-believe? That's so stupid! I dress up in a costume of someone who actually existed!" XD) So if you do end up contacting some of the WWII re-enactor sites, you may get a chilly response!

SpazzBot
03-04-2009, 03:40 PM
contacting some of the WWII re-enactor sites, you may get a chilly response!

Thanks for the heads up.

Do you know of any good renactment Sites?

The Hag
03-05-2009, 06:09 AM
Thanks for the heads up.

Do you know of any good renactment Sites?

I don't have any personal experience with them, so couldn't tell you which ones are good. I did a little browsing at one point thinking that it might be a source of customers for custom patches (see sig! (: ) but realized that mine would not be considered authentic enough. A google of "World War II reenactors" will turn up a large number of sites and they all link to uniform resources - though as I've said, they are mostly selling vintage.

And of course I don't mean to imply that all of them will be snobby, but I'd do a fair amount of lurking first. You can check this thread for a variety of opinions:
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=126551

Spif
05-14-2009, 07:17 PM
hay all ^_^ just drop-en a line to any Hellboy cosplayers that will/may go to AnimeExpo2009. For suer there will be a Nuada and Nuala there.
Anyone?
? >_>
<_< ?
^_^ ?

carey9682
05-30-2009, 01:41 AM
do you want to create mascot costumes exactly like hellboy ?

Alatriste
08-21-2009, 08:05 PM
Hi people,

I finally had a decent photoshoot of my Nuada and Nuala cosplays. Take a look if you want:

http://www.cosplay.com/costume/205105/

I'd like to hear your opinion, since I want to send the photos to Guillermo del Toro in person (now that would be awesome if he'd just reply to me u_U)

Sephirayne
08-27-2009, 08:13 PM
Alatriste, great costumes. The make up is great and so is the outfits. My only niggle (its only a small one) is that the ears on Nuada seem a little big. I don't think his point out as much as a manga elf dose.

When I did my Nuada i used my elf ears that I use for my Legolas. That way I would have the subtly of the ears.

Fantastic costumes otherwise. I love the location and the photos of Nuala and Nuada together.

I did have the chance of meeting a group of really good Hellboy cosplayers at this years London Film and Comic con. They won first place in the sat masquerade. They were great for taking pics with. I have a couple with they're Nuala which I've now posted.

http://www.cosplay.com/costume/190613/

Azufre_Antimoni
12-17-2009, 06:50 PM
Hello!

Me and some friends made some Hellboy costumes here in Canary Islands. I hope you like them (I'm Nuada, and I made the Abe Sapiens mask)

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1922166/

I'm the Nuala of this helboy'group and i hellped alatriste to make the abe sapien's mask. Sorry for my bad english, but i'm very happy that you like our group. it was hard to made it! ^^

shiny56
04-18-2010, 04:13 AM
Hi
I hope someones watching this thread...

Does anyone have good clear photos of Prince Nuada's boots? I know someone who might help me with pattern making on these. I saw the exhibit photos from the costumers guide photo bucket site, does anyone else have photos?

Also, on the Princes' Belt medallion, is it metal or tooled and stained leather? Does anyone know? I hope to get a copy of the art book for the movie soon, I'm hoping there is more info/photos in it.

shiny56

shiny56
04-18-2010, 06:47 AM
A quick note for people cosplaying as BPRD agents -- Walmart has a "limited edition" of Hellboy2 that comes with a BPRD buckle replica (well, the circle part, anyway).

The buckle is very good -- it's metal and what looks like enamel -- and with a little modification will make an excellent prop. It feels a teeny bit small to me, but it would probably only be an issue for people cosplaying Red himself.

One bad thing, though: the package contains only the regular movie DVD; there is no second DVD with the documentary. Kinda sucks. So, if you're like me, you've ended up buying the movie twice.

You can also get a round blank and use polymer clay for the design. The liquid polymer works very well as a faux enamel. You would need to solder the blank onto the back piece first, though.

shiny56

shiny56
04-18-2010, 07:22 AM
For those of you who made the gold Nuada costume--what did you use for the rows of bone beads on the outer tunic/armour?

shiny56

troopermatthew
04-19-2010, 02:08 PM
Check out my Abe costume progress on my profile if you want :)

Ive not updated it in a while but the latex head is on there and the first stages of the the neckseal.

shiny56
04-20-2010, 12:40 PM
Check out my Abe costume progress on my profile if you want :)

Ive not updated it in a while but the latex head is on there and the first stages of the the neckseal.

Thanks! Its looking quite good. How close are you to finishing it?
Leigh
(shiny56)

troopermatthew
04-20-2010, 02:22 PM
The head is completed, the goggles now hold water between two clear abs lenses and im vacumeforming eyes currently. The toilet seat is being sculpted by the same guy who did the head. The big black neck seal is having more laayers of latex added for structure and then it will be done. My tailor has finished the first stage of the wetsuit and i am going for further fittings soon. Just a few random details being worked on then. I aim for an August finish but its looking like i may finish well before that.