Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dressing Movie Monsters

Hello lovely people. 

I hope your week is going well. Mine is a slow slog of writing, drawing and sewing. I'm at various stages of either so it all feels as if it's taking forever to finish anything, and that makes everything seem so far away. As I continue on, I realized I didn't show you all the images of the movie monster wardrobes I've been working on.

It's a collaborative project. I get images if the clothes that need to be made, a model for them to be fit to, then they are taken and 'dressed' and presto, movie monster of your very own.

Reference image.
I've done clothes in various ways for Frankenstein and a Dracula.
One Frank I did was a modification of an old thrift store jacket.

I cut the jacket open in the back in order to get it on this HUGE mannequin that was in my home for about a week. Oh, how I love LA. No one bats an eye when you and another person are carrying a huge footed mannequin into your apartment building.

I stitched the jacket to Frank so it would create that pull at the front because the jacket was supposed to be too small for him.

I made a pattern piece for the back, sort of an hourglass and sewed it to the back of the jacket.

He also required special pants that could be zipped onto the form. Oh, I do love problem solving!
Dracula is a standard size, so I got to use Ned for that.
I made the cape (which was a feat in and of itself), and the vest, from scratch.

The cool thing is I get to see the final product here! Go Frank!

I'm more likely going to be dressing more Franks as they come, but I'll be making patterns of the clothes and just making them that way instead of mods from clothing finds.

Hehehee! Okay have a great Wednesday!


Peter Lappin said...

What fun! Are those for a wax museum or something? Great job on those costumes.

motorharp said...

Wow, very cool!

Shelley J said...

They are for personal collections. Believe it or not, there are people out there with lots of money who want to turn parts of their home into a deck on the original Enterprise, or transform their basement into the lab of the Fly. Strange world.

Tilda said...

What a fun project! bizarre. Lifestyles of the rich, I guess :)

Lisette said...

Crazy! I hope they're paying you well, because that's a lot of work!

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