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Costume :Stork
Source :Storm Hawks
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010


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Stork

Stork Reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £120
Time Taken : 30 hours

Description
Always had a hope of getting a group for this together, but it never happened. So decided to go ahead myself. Besides, who doesn't want to be an depressive lizard pilot? Look, he even has an emo fringe!

And hey! First time I ever did a male character! Just wish my flat was a little bigger and I was more of a planner so I wasn't rushing at the last minute. AGAIN!

HEAD
Had to make a spandex hood from lycra, then cut out the shapes I needed in carboard, which were used to cut out the foam. I hunted ebay for months to find a lime green pvc, and used ivory foam for the undermouth.

For the eyes, I used the yellow fabric from Boa Hancock's remnants, a circle of electrical tape and some yellow acetate.

I didn't want to buy a really expensive wig since I knew I would be hacking it to pieces, so thats a dirt cheap witch's wig - which I kind of regret since A) it looks cheap and tacky, and B) its not ALL OVER my kitchen T_T But at least it appears to have kept the shape.

GLOVES
Made from caramel silk lycra and lime green pvc. Blue acetate was used for the fingernails, blue pvc for the blue band, and two foam studs painted with silver acrylic to finish off.

BODY
Ordered a headless zentai suit online and stitched on the brown and blue patches. A tan suede material was used for the main triangle at the front, and the X is made from upholstery foam wrapped in craft foam and painted with silver acrylic and spray paint.

BELT
Three lines of upholstery foam wrapped in blue pvc. I was running out of time so rather than glue, I used electical tape to bind it all together, and glued some craft foam painted in silver acrylic for the belts. Sadly, the corset I wore underneath had to be loosened, and it meant it was too small. So looked terrible at the back since I'd wrapped it with sellotape to get it on.

FEET
Used the feet from the zentai suit to make boots. Original plan to use sandals failed so will be going more or less barefoot. Added foam toes to the sock and covered with suede material. Not completely accurate but easier to move in. Added two lines of blue pvc and another square of craft foam and studs on top.

SIGIL
Printed out the sigil and glued it to carboard to get the shapes, then painted with silver acrylic.

Comments

Oh, you must do this! I'd love to see a SH costume in person! I'm commissioning a Storm Hawks costume (Starling in my case and I'm getting a plushie of Repton to carry around since I don't know anyone who's cosplaying him) and it'll be debuting at Kitacon.

It'd be nice to have a Storm Hawks cosplay group for Kita or May Expo (at least May Expo isn't clashing with an anime con, they moved their dates to clash with Fuyucon last October)

by PKBitchGirl on Wednesday, 20 January, 2010 - 23:51
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ahh i LOVE stork <3
please do this *_*

by Xigalicious on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 15:53
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Ffffffffffffffff I can't wait to see this!

by MikeJenks on Saturday, 19 June, 2010 - 17:19
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Stork is amazing
Cannot wait to see this!

by Emzone on Sunday, 20 June, 2010 - 01:11
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YAY! CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

by Zomboi on Tuesday, 26 October, 2010 - 02:00
 

Journal

Cosplay at 2am (Posted 29th October 2010)

Sit rep:

Mask - done
Gloves - done
Armour pieces - drying
Belt - in progress
Feet - in progress

Stupid foam is taking forever to dry...

Getting Ahead (Posted 28th October 2010)

Okay, its not the prettiest thing - and REALLY thought it would turn out better than it did.

Had to make a spandex hood from lycra, then cut out the shapes I needed in carboard, which were used to cut out the foam. I hunted ebay for months to find a lime green pvc, and used ivory foam for the undermouth.

For the eyes, I used the yellow fabric from Boa Hancock's remnants, a circle of electrical tape and some yellow acetate.

I didn't want to buy a really expensive wig since I knew I would be hacking it to pieces, so thats a dirt cheap witch's wig - which I kind of regret since A) it looks cheap and tacky, and B) its not ALL OVER my kitchen T_T But at least it appears to have kept the shape.

Gloves at 49% (Posted 26th October 2010)

I always knew all that extra blue acetate from Pronyma would be useful one day...

One hand complete. No thumb (gonna use face paint instead, the motor skills of the fingers is pretty awful so really need one free) and still needs the stud but otherwise done. Fingers are prepared for the second one so will have that complete tomorrow.

Headcase (Posted 25th October 2010)

Green hood stitched up and mask now in all the pieces I need (save ears). Can't stick on pvc just yet though due to my buckram not being see through and having to wait for my acetate to get here. Looks great when I put it together though.

Bought a cheap wig so need to buy a few extensions to get his triangle hair just right.

Jumpsuit finished (Posted 23rd October 2010)

Thought I would have this done by mid-afternoon - ended up taking me about 10 hours through some inexplicable time warping.

All of the patches are now attached, though some look kinda terrible due to my sowing machine having multiple disagreements with my invisible thread after discovering I hadn't gotten the right thread for the dark brown chunks. And haven't put the second collar on due to it failing twice. Regarldess, they're now all on and just need the external accessories (the giant X, multiple studs and some hand sewn black patchwork.

Wanted to start the shoes today, but its just taken too long today to start. Head mould though is now painted and ready for me to start making the mask (yes, I'm REALLY behind schedule - since when is this news?)

Working with PVC (Posted 18th October 2010)

Have I mentioned how much I HATE working with pvc fabric? It hates to be hemmed (I ended up using electric tape as a shortcut), and its an uphill struggle to get it through a sowing machine. That said, I did, and I now have two shoulder pads plus the 3 brown patches (with normal fabric) on my suit. The main piece has suffered yet another setback so will have to start again.

Really should have started this sooner... (Posted 16th October 2010)

Since Boa has done nothing but drive me crazy, I finally got round to starting Stork. Rae was MIA all day so the mask has had to be put aside (again) and worked on the body.

Front fabric is REALLY hard to cut, especially without my proper scissors, and even harder to hem. Ended up not doing either and stitching to another fabric to 'fix' the issue. Whether or not it works is another story. Was going to get out the machine, but roommates turn in the living room.