Jamin sez,"Back in October, Cory was kind enough to post a link to my Halloween costume [Ed: this was a wearable puppet theater/playset that was so fantastically fantastic it beggars description.] At long last, here's video of the costume in action. Thanks so much for taking a look. I hope you enjoy it."
This is my Halloween costume for 2012. It took six months to plan and another six months to build. Everything is controlled from inside the costume. The kids are moved via magnets under the floors. The ropes on the front are pulled from behind to open and close the doors, revealing the rooms inside. The magpie and the ship's sails in the great hall are both hiding inside or behind furniture until they're activated. The lightning is a simple led and the kids on the spiral stair rotate around a dowel set into a heavy paper tube with a spiral cut into it for a guide. I plan on doing an extensive process post soonish.
Here's a thing: a kid's WWII evacuee costume, including a little routing tag, which is just the thing if your kids want to cosplay the trauma of being separated from their parents, who might die in the Blitz.
The Telegraph visits Japan's Choko Group mascot school. "When I see a real hand poking out of the costume's hand, or their mask slips, it's very disappointing…," says school founder Choko Oohira. "I want to show the world how to fully become the character and explain that's how to make children happy." (Thanks, Chris Arkenberg!)
Here's Roxy Rot cosplaying the alligator tightrope-walker that appears in the Haunted Mansion's stretch-gallery, one of the iconic comic-horror images of the 20th century. She's perfectly awesome in the role, too. She's dressed up for Bats Day 2011, the annual goth day at Disneyland, which is enormous good fun. She notes, "The corset is from here and the skirt and cape I had help with from my old coworker Joy."
Jason and his wife made this totally kick-ass Pythor costume for their wee lad. It's beyond awesome. Also makes me feel like a bit of a bad parent for merely helping to assemble a(n admitted smashing) Wednesday Addams costume. But in a good way.
Here's a Venom body-paint job that ups the ante on the twoearlier versions posted here. This one was posted by a Redditor called Tapout189, who says it was found on Twitter. Anyone know who the original makeup artist and photographer were?
We've made masks again this year. My husband Jacob is a plague doctor. I'm a spider (ironically, my least favourite animal but I loved working on the mask!). More pics and a bit of info on how they were made here.
In our Epic Halloween DIY Costume thread, Boing Boing reader Shannon Stewartsays, "My husband and I went as Mars and the Curiosity Rover. Had a ton of fun making these babies and the costumes were a huge hit everywhere we went!"
We're working Haunted Fox Hollow again, so our darling new baby girl is joining us in the pirate cove during the "light scares" hour. So far, she's done great. She's more giggles than Y'arrr, but we cheerfully tell the guests that she'll learn to swab the deck or she'll end up in the pirate's stew. When the little kids see that she isn't the least bit scared, it helps them get their courage back.
In our Epic Halloween DIY Costume thread, Boing Boing reader slippy0 shares these snapshots and says, "Mine really isn't that fancy, but the stars aligned and gave me a week of time to work on props. I was Marshall Lee from Adventure Time, and decided to make his axe-bass instead of just painting a 2D cutout. The results aren't amazing, but they're more than I planned to do, and very DIY. I went with my friend who was Fionna. We got a lot of compliments. :) "
In our Epic Halloween DIY Costume thread, Boing Boing reader eyesfingerstoes says, "Me and about 30 of my cronies are hitting the Portsmouth (NH) Halloween Parade this year as the Gotham City Rockers - all hand made interpretations of Denis Medri's Rockabilly Batman concept drawings. Link to the process I used to make my Leather Batman Cowl here."