I will be jumping a bit in time and post about this one thing I both hated and enjoyed doing.
Shredding up some of my costumes to make space.
Bowser have been laying on top of my closet for about 2 years and only taken space.
I needed to do something about it, and not by sending this huge thing back home to my mum´s place XD hahaha
This gave me the oppurtunity to open up my old creation and see what I´ve been using to assemble it, as I could recall myself stuffing this one with a lot of different materials.
You can call it at… backwards progress line as I have tried to take as many images as possible while carving this up like a Hunter from Monster Hunter X)
pulled off some of the spikes to reveal the fabrics true color hue. As you can see… This have gotten dusty over the years XD
The chestplate. This was basicly foam glued on to a cotton sweater and covered with fleece fabric.
Bowser coming out of his shell!
A pillow and some scrap fabrics inside to make the shape. wow… I don´t remember this, or these colors since I made Skullkid and Zidane :O
Scrap foam inside the while ring around Bowsers shell.
ewww, forgot that foam turns yellow after some time.
The entire backshell carved and ready for the garbage bin.
Foam inside the chest plate.
I carved the «muscles» into the foam and pushed the fabric in while gluing with a gluegun.
Carving done so far. Now for the lower part.
And here is the lower part!! TA-DA! Best packing ever XD
The legs were pretty much boots I´ve made which I covered with the trouser part.
These were actually quite comfy to walk around in : )
This is the insides of the trousers.
Pretty much a jeans, with glued-on foam parts to make a more monster-ish feature on my legs.
the legs after carving the fabric off
And now we will go for the head! I really regret how I made this.
It could have been SO much more human friendly than this XD
The horns were originally from a prop viking helmet which can be bought from funny stores.
hair, underjaw and horns removed and this just looks really nasty D:
More fleece removed.
This is the back of the «foam shell» which I start with before covering it with more foam bits
and shaping. Making it like a bucket over your head.
Here is the inside of this monster. I dunno how I survived in this during Desucon 2010
NOW THIS IS JUST TERRIBLE!!
Here is the entire head spread out. *shudder*
So this is the carving progress of Bowser I buildt during 2009-2010
and won the second prize at Desucon 2010.
A remake of my first costume I made in 1998 which got burned by an accident
while cleaning out our basement XD
I hope you enjoyed reading and looking at images : )