Category Archives: Props and Costumes

Fun stuff I’ve made

Halloween 2010 Final!!

Here’s the final costume. My wife sewed the hood and tunic.

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Suit in action!
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Group shot with Lady Bug
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Here’s the shield before I added the extra details.
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Halloween 2010 Shield

Started on the shield today. I wrapped the handle yesterday with nylon string but didn’t like the look so today I bought some hemp string and it turned out better!!
I also repainted the shadows on the blade. I did a sloppy job the first time and had to sand it down and start again. I’m pretty happy with it this time.

I have to figure out how to add the arm strap to the back of the shield, then paint it, then I’m done!! Yay!!

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Halloween 2010 Sword

I did this in about 4 hours from start to finish. I wasn’t sure how to construct it but thought of the round hand guard while at the hardware store.
This thing is build very sturdy. The handle is pressure fit, then epoxied. The grip locks the cross guard in place.

I painted a shadow down the center of the blade to make it look hollow ground. I’m going to wrap the handle with leather later this week.

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Halloween 2010

I’m making a Knight costume for my son. It will consist of a Flail, Sword and Shield.

Sketches for props
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I still have to leather wrap the handle and weather the wood a bit more
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After Staining handle
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Prior to staining the handle
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Prototype with final version
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Weta’s District 9 Exo-Suit

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Here are some behind the scene pics of Model-maker David Tremont and painter Sourisak Chanpaseuth from Weta Workshop working on the District 9 Exosuit.

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Replica Guns

I had to take pics of the other replicas next to the D9 Arc Generator.

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Kids love alien weapons!
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They really do!
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Here’s the token 3D pic!
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Ouch!

Tim from Weta needs to back off that trigger finger! He’s holding The Righteous Bison – Indivisible Particle Smasher. Luckily it only singed my backpack!

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Introducing The Pomson 6000

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The Pomson 6000 has been described thus:

“Blasting out rapid-succession pulses of cross-spectrum electromagnetic radiation, the Pomson has been shown to dissolve an Egyptian pyramid in four archeologically educational weeks or one of the smaller, slightly crappier Mayan ones in just under a fortnight. Imagine what it could do to that big ugly Mars face! On a more practical level, however, the Pomson has proven to be a highly flexible yet powerful firearm and purchasers are sure to wake up each morning with morning wood at the mere thought of owning one. That could also be a tumorous growth caused by unshielded radiation, but you can’t sue us for that because it’s in the contract. Sod off.”

Among other uses, the Pomson 6000 is standard issue for Earth’s Elite Forces and other cutting edge units. Its compact measurements and 12 millisecond recharge cycle makes it a valued companion in close quarters. Like underground trains or Venusian cave systems.

Below is Greg Broadmore, creator of the Pomson 6000 Sub Atomic Wave Gun, dispersing of some pesky Venusian Cephalopods!

Greg Broadmore at SDCC 2010

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District 9 Assault Rifle

Got to play with this at SDCC! It’s very cool!

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The first gun presented to Wikus van der Merwe (by the MNU scientists) at the underground shooting range at MNU headquarters, the Assault Rifle makes short work of the porcine cadaver strung up for target practice.

This is known about the science behind the Assault Rifle, according to
Designer Greg Broadmore:

“The tubes down the side each discharge an explosive burst of gas one after the other down the length of the barrel behind the projectile – a linear accelerator gun, like a rail gun but without the magnets. Of course it would fire these all rapidly to get a high rate of fire.”

PLEASE NOTE: Unless your genetic makeup is part prawn, you cannot power up or fire this gun.

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District 9 Arc Generator Field Test

When you absolutely have to kill it with just one shot!

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Halloween Pics

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We had an uninvited guest!

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Chainsaw Re-Paint

My friend needed a better looking paintjob on his Chainsaw prop for Halloween. Here’s the results.

Here’s what it looked like before I painted it:

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HUH??

We entered the school fair Halloween Costume Contest this weekend. They didn’t have a Sci-Fi category this year so we entered the Most Original Category.

Commander-X got 2nd place. He got beat out by Mario. Hmmm, I think I’m missing something here!! I’ll let you decide for yourself but I don’t think Mario is in the same league as Commander-X.

There was also a cartoon and game character category which is where Mario should have been entered. Maybe his brother Luigi won that category!!

If you want a MOST ORIGINAL costume like the one Mario wore, you can buy it HERE!! 😀

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Halloween Costume 2009 Pt. 9

Here’s a few turnaround shots of the final costume. Today is the Costume Contest!! I’ll post pics from the event.

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Halloween Costume 2009 Pt. 8

We finally put the whole costume together and here is the result.

Here’s the logo that Commander-X and I designed.

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