|I've started working my way through all the abandoned projects and "things" that have piled up on top of me over the last 3-4 years as a result of my illness. It's actually fairly cathartic. This is one of those things.|
So, I originally began making this costume back in 2010 for Auchinawa to go with X'amd's Arkham Harley; unfortunately, 2010 was also the year I almost died. Several times (oops...). I had made almost the entire base and bought/accumulated about 80% of the rest of the materials when I got really sick and had to give up. The project was shelved - along with a lot of other stuff from the same time period - and hidden away because I just could not cope with any of it either physically or mentally. Until now.
AmeChibi 2015 happens to be in the same town as Batman's House, so what better event to wear Scarecrow to than one right on the doorstep of Wayne Manor? There's also a bunch of awesome "Batcaves" running under Nottingham as well, which alltogether has me totally sold on doing this for AmeChibi 2015.
Cosplay Inspiration (Posted 30th June 2014)
These are two of my favourite Scarecrow cosplayers. I also really like Fantoman's gauntlet. I've been picking up some good tips on what materials to use for the fear gauntlet from baked bean tins to bubble tubes and biro pens. If in doubt, see what other people have done. :)
Figure Refs (Posted 30th June 2014)
Action figures are an excellent resource when trying to picture things in 3D. It also gives me a good look at his spine. Because my boobs are huge and because I like biscuits a bit too much, I want to build a rib-cage (plus knobbly spine, and possibly also sticky-out hipbones) that will make me look emaciated like Scarecrow is. I am not and never will be a skinny man, so I'll have to fake it instead. ;P
Game Refs (Posted 30th June 2014)
References from the game. I'm potentially going to make the sack because it would be a handy place to keep my epi-pen/inhaler, etc. I'm trying to think more about these sorts of things for my big/masquerade costumes from now on because I've had to accept that, yes, I am disabled and I'm going to have to work around that with more elaborate cosplays.
Concept Art (Posted 30th June 2014)
Arkham Asylum Concept Art Refs. I'm going to make the scythe because I can use a walking stick as a base, which means that if my mobility is bad the day I wear it, I can actually use it as a walking stick to support my stupid wonky muscles and joints that contort at the most inconvenient moments. Disability and cosplay brought to you by Pudding. lol.