I was recently contacted by the people asking if I would be back and I would really like to, but not with that piece of junk I made. So I want to make a new suit, of epically more horrifying proportions.
So here is my concept (see under cut)
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So here's where all you lovely people come in. I was wondering about a couple of things:
1) Does anyone know of a tutorial on how to make durable spines/quills?
I tried looking online and haven't found anything. I would prefer not to use real porcupine quills because I need these to be durable. I figure porcupine quills might snap too easily. Also, flexibility is a definite bonus and partial necessity.
2) Any suggestions as to alternatives of materials/ideas that I could use that would increase either the costumes durability, heat retention, or make it a more crowd-safe costume?
Since I do not know where the staff will want to place me with this, I am taking the assumption I will either be in the corn maze (which I hope not, it's terrible in there =P ) or I will be a greeter (after people buy their ticket, but are waiting for the next available tractor). I know the costume is a little specific, which is why I don't think I'd be on the hay-ride portion (since usually this place's scenes feature hill-billies, psychos and clowns).
Knowing that means that I will probably be in close proximity to guests. Part of the job is that I can't actually touch anyone, so if I can make a costume that is safe for others in case I do bump into someone, the better (hence why it would be better if the quills were bendable).
I appreciate all the help. =)
Also, I've posted this on rarsuit.livejournal.com but I think this community has more visitors. =P Though I love any and all help from both groups.
Click on this cut for the updated reference sheet I made. =) The side view is more detailed while the front is just flat colors.
The skull is a wolf skull, though I may change it back to have the arched muzzle instead of sloped.
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