I'm not sure where this work-in-progress thread really belongs, but I really need some place where I can get all my thoughts out, organize my plans and bounce ideas off of other like-minded and very talented costuming people. I am new to costuming, so I thought the newbies forum would be best.
After much thought, I've decided to try making a Sprite Darter costume for the upcoming Blizzcon '10. If you're unfamiliar with what they look like, it's sort of like a flamboyant flying chamelion.
There's no way I'm going to make it accurate and I'm not even trying. I'm going for a more mascot-y Sprite Darter inspired costume. I want it to have a good range of motion, be comfortable for hours of con-walking, be relatively warm (the convention center is COLD), and above all look decent and recognizable. I thought this costume would satisfy those needs very well. My concept art doodle:
List of Materials:
Spandex/Lycra bodysuit - Check
Airbrush - Check
Stainless Steel wire
I plan on making a custom duct-tape dressform mannequin of both myself and my husband tonight. He hasn't chosen his costume yet, but it couldn't hurt to have a full-size model of him to work with once he does decide. Once the mannequins are complete and hanging in the garage where I can work, I hope things will move along a lot faster.