MamboLikeLambo
 


Costume :Gamzee Makara
Source :Homestuck
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

Sopor is Motherfucking Delicious

Faygo

Messing Around

Happy Days

Slime

Startled

Honk

Roof

Stairwell

Wardrobe

Fed Up

Gamzee

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £63.44
Time Taken : 3 months

Description
This was really cobbled together... But it turned out surprisingly great!

I wasn't ever going to cosplay Gamzee, but we had a Homestuck meet coming up and he was the only one I had a passable wig for (my Adult Lambo wig, for those interested). I'd already bought some grey facepaint for Sollux, and I had the white paint for Jack Spicer.

The horns are made from tin foil with masking tape wrapped around, then coated in PVA glue to smooth it off before I painted it with acrylic. I didn't have any superglue, so I attached them to the headband with a crapload of masking tape and PVA glue.

Painted the shirt and trousers with more acrylic paint, so it won't wash off and is nice and bright, instead of sinking into the clothes and fading a bit like fabric paint would have.

It's really, really fun to be Gamzee, and since the time I first wore this, he's developed into probably my favourite character in Homestuck!

Since CI doesn't want to embed my video properly, here is a link to a video fo this costume: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuFokM_nQMs

Comments

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This is awesome! Considering how little time you had to get it together as well.
I love the horns though, they're so good!!

by ValkyrieLight on Monday, 9 January, 2012 - 17:22
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Thank you so much! I'm REEEAAAALLY proud of this cosplay, especially the horns. x3 Hopefully when I do your Nepeta horns they'll turn out even better because I'll have nailed the technique.

by MamboLikeLambo on Monday, 9 January, 2012 - 22:00
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You're such an awesome Gamzee :)

by Uzi on Sunday, 15 April, 2012 - 15:27
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Thank you! :D

by MamboLikeLambo on Sunday, 15 April, 2012 - 15:56
 

To-Do List

Paint trousersHighComplete
Buy nail polishLowPlanned
Decide what nail polish to getLowPlanned

Shopping List

Pack of 50 mouth-blacking Black Jacks sweets£2.00Bought
Spokey Joe Bugle Bulb Horn (from Amazon.co.uk)£4.99Bought
Pack of 10 pie tins (from Amazon.co.uk)£2.93Bought
Black tracksuit trousers£6.00Bought
White acrylic paint for trousers (to mix with black to make grey)£0.99Bought
Scarecrow Classic Werewolf Fangs (from vampfangs.com)£23.89Bought
Black acrylic paint for trousers (to mix with white to make grey)£0.99Bought
Face painting brushes (from Amazon.co.uk)£3.50Bought
Dark grey Snazaroo water-based facepaint (from Amazon.co.uk)£3.29Bought
White Snazaroo water-based facepaint (from Amazon.co.uk)£1.35Bought
Facepaint application sponge£1.00Bought
Black headband (from Boots)£3.06Bought
Red acrylic paint for horns£0.99Bought
Orange acrylic paint for horns£0.99Bought
Yellow acrylic paint for horns£0.99Bought
Blue acrylic paint (to mix with purple) for t-shirt£0.99Bought
Purple acrylic paint (to mix with blue) for t-shirt£0.99Bought
Plain black t-shirt (from Primark)£2.50Bought
Light grey Snazaroo water-based facepaint£2.00Bought
Yellow nail polish£0.00To Buy
Total£63.44