Sunday, 10 October 2004
|2314 - The Linucon costume: General Xinchub|
Herewith, I present the costume I made for Linucon 2004's Masquerade: General Levaughn Matsui Xinchub, from the excellent webcomic Schlock Mercenary. (General Xinchub is the fat guy in this strip.)
First, a full-body picture:
And then, a picture with me and Howard:
I'll post details later, but right now I'll note that the spandex was once again ordered from the fine lady at Renaissance Dancewear. The details are as correct as I could get them, although, again, I'm not as happy with them as I could be. The blaster on my hip in the first picture is a Strohl Munitions AP-130, seen in the last row of this strip. I'm rather proud of this one.
I've been working with Howard to get the details right for several months. I think he's happy with the result. Overall, I am, too.
current mood: tired
Hence forth I vow to read entries IN ORDER of posting.
Having looked at this entry before the previous one... I was excited to see the pictures... BUT do you have any idea how long I sat here going WTF has he done to himself!!!
"Part of this was shaving my head to look like male pattern baldness, and shaving off my mustache."
OOOO now I get it.... DOH palm to head. Your usual excellent job! Oh, and "pursue voice" work... hummm... now, where have I heard that before? Grin.
Woo hoo--see, I can keep a secret. Looks good- Stars turned out well. How did you finally attach them?
I epoxied them to a piece of wire across the flat part, then another one down from the center star. At the bottom of that, I epoxied two little round magnets, and cut a tiny hole in the leotard's shoulder seam for them to fit through. A larger magnet inside the leotard held them in place. I need a better magnet for that purpose, though: they kept falling over.
I love that outfit, man. I dont think Ive seen anything that high waisted since a 19th centry Dutch realist painting; uncanny good work on it.
The belt height of the tights was about the only thing I didn't specify. It really worked well. Compare it to the comic, and you'll see.
Its a nice costume, I think you should of smiled in the picture.
I was attempting to look in character, and Xinchub doesn't smile much - unless he's about to spring one of his nasty traps.
BTW, I really did think your costume was incredibly well done, in case I didn't make that clear.
You did, but I'll happily listen to you say it again. :-)
Oooo, neat. I've got a picture with the two of us, and I think I'm in the TRON costume - but maybe not. I'll have to dig through the pictures I took there and see.
Well, you know what they say. If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all.
Sheesh, what are parents teaching their kids these days?
What's the matter...can't you stand to see others having a good time?
I will note here:
1) I did not delete the comment.
2) I decided to unscreen it because I thought it reflected more on the person making it than it did on me. Apparently, she agrees.
3) The original comment said something along the lines of "OMG U R SUCH A LOSER! AND YOUR TRON COSTUME WAS JUST AS BAD! WHY DIDN'T YOU WEAR A CUP? the emotional scars will never heal."