sjbonnar
 


Costume :Xander
Variant :Vampire
Source :Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con 2012


Costume Photos

Dusted

Fight with Buffy

Looking for Prey

Entering the Bronze

Willow and Xander

Xander on Stage

Willow and Xander

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Costume Information

General
Cost : £150-ish

Description
To go with Leonie Heartilly's Willow and Frederica_La_Noir's Buffy.

Comments

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<3

by Leonie Heartilly on Sunday, 17 June, 2012 - 21:28
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^_^

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 17 June, 2012 - 23:37
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awesome!

Look forward to seeing this dude!

by Numta on Monday, 18 June, 2012 - 12:23
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epicness where ever Buffy is involved, plus you'll look awsome

by nanahara on Monday, 18 June, 2012 - 13:28
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I'm just looking forward to prosthetics LOL

by sjbonnar on Monday, 18 June, 2012 - 14:29
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Fangs and prosthetics look awesome :D

by gaming_goddess on Friday, 6 July, 2012 - 05:39
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EPICNESS XD

by nanahara on Friday, 6 July, 2012 - 08:21
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looks really good dude!

by Numta on Friday, 6 July, 2012 - 09:30
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Thanks guys. It's been hard work but I'm kinda enjoying the results. Second run should hopefully be better!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 6 July, 2012 - 11:43
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My gosh, your prosthetics look amazing!

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 6 July, 2012 - 14:41
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This looks so cool. If not a little freaky!
Looking forward to seeing it completed

by Yasmia on Friday, 6 July, 2012 - 15:11
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Aww thanks guys! Photos should be incoming pretty soon!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 9 July, 2012 - 12:24
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Very cool, you did a fantastic job!

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 9 July, 2012 - 17:37
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Thank you hun! It was lovely seeing you again btw!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 10 July, 2012 - 09:23
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This was awesome! Sean you really did a fantastic job :) xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Sunday, 15 July, 2012 - 21:54
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Aww Freddie, thank you so much!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 18:57
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Love seeing Buffy cosplay :) Your prosthetic is really nicely done. Looks great!

by puzzledpenguin on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 23:42
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Thank you very much!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 21 March, 2013 - 00:09
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This looks so awesome! Love the fangs and prosthetic! :D

by BlueberryTale on Thursday, 21 March, 2013 - 19:05
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Aww thank you muchly!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 21 March, 2013 - 23:42
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Amazing costume, the prosthetic is really impressive!

by Carmina on Friday, 22 March, 2013 - 19:51
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Aww thank you so much! It was my first proper effort!

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 23 March, 2013 - 15:49
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My god this is scary! meaning it's amazing!!!

by Tori Yummai on Friday, 10 May, 2013 - 09:02
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Aww haha thank you! For a first attempt, I was pretty happy with it.

by sjbonnar on Friday, 10 May, 2013 - 14:12
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:O awesome!! I love prosthetics, this is great!

by awesomeblossom on Friday, 10 May, 2013 - 16:02
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First try, I did my best haha

by sjbonnar on Monday, 13 May, 2013 - 19:40
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Absolutely love this, great job!

by gallifreyocean on Thursday, 19 December, 2013 - 00:34
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Thank you so much!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 22 December, 2013 - 14:54
 

Journal

Prosthetic and Fangs (Posted 6th July 2012)

With my new fangs being full veneers instead of canine caps which I'm used to, this was a new experience! I heated up the veneers themselves in a cup of water at 60 degrees. Once this was done I placed them one at a time over the gums/teeth so that they curved to my jaw.

After that, I heated some plastic pellets in the same water (reheated) until they turned clear before pressing the plastic into the inside of the veneers and placing on my teeth. I pressed hard and folded the plastic around my teeth so that it formed a sort of retainer. I took them out and let them cool so they formed a hard plastic.

Now I can slip them onto my teeth and they hold in place, moulded perfectly to my teeth and gums!

Prosthetic 3 (Posted 6th July 2012)

After the first stage, I allowed the latex to dry. At this point, to make the latex less tacky I brushed over some thin sealant powder and then I used a brush to flick flecks of red paint onto the surface of the prosthetic. After this I covered my skin and the prosthetic with a layer of liquid foundation (though I should have thickened it!) and finally added some powder foundation to remove a horrid sheen I was getting when taking photos prior.

Prosthetic 2 (Posted 6th July 2012)

First things first! I put the prosthetic into position and sprinkled some powder over the edges so that when I removed it, I had a powder outline and knew where to put it when I stuck it down. Then I applied a thin layer of prostik (OMG SO MUCH BETTER THAN SPIRIT GUM!) to the inside of the prosthetic using a wedge sponge and did the same with my face.

When the adhesive had begun to go clear (it comes white) I applied the prosthetic to my face, starting at the middle and working my way out.

Had some issues with it sticking to my eye and over my nose but it's things I've come to expect really LOL This was a first attempt after all!

I then applied a layer of flesh-coloured latex to the prosthetic and went over the edges onto my skin to begin blending the edges. But I should have used edge-blending stuff first!

Prosthetic Start (Posted 6th July 2012)

Prosthetic as it arrived.