Costume :Dustfinger
Variant :Human World
Source :Inkheart
Progress :Planned
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

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upper body ref

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Costume Information

This started as a helpless scrabble for a cosplay idea, but the more I think about it, the more I like it.

I love the book series with all my heart. They messed the film up beyond all recognition, but I did enjoy Paul Bettany as Dustfinger. I enjoy Paul Bettany as anything.

Long khaki overcoat (eBay)
Combat boots (own)
Black t-shirt (own)
Beige top (Charity shop)
Tan shirt (Charity shop)
Brown waistcoat (Charity shop/eBay)
Dark straight-leg jeans (Charity Shop)
Red-blonde wig (Coscraft)
Cream scarf (Charity shop/eBay)
Marten Soft Toy (WHERE???)


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oooooh inkheart love the movie and book great idea

by rosieroo on Wednesday, 6 February, 2013 - 13:21
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thank you :D i'm looking forward to doing this one :D:D

by lunaloki268 on Wednesday, 6 February, 2013 - 13:56
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Coolies. Loved this film and really like Paul Bettany. Looking forward to seeing this.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 6 February, 2013 - 13:58

To-Do List

BUY WIGHighPlanned
Charity shop trawl for all the clothes, since ol' Dusty is pretty thrift-storishHighPlanned
Find a Pine Marten soft toy for under £20... Commision?MediumPlanned

Shopping List

Coat£0.00To Buy
Wig - Coscraft£16.50To Buy
Shirt/Waistcoat/Top£0.00To Buy
Scraggy beige scarf£0.00To Buy


Gwin! (Posted 6th February 2013)

Gwin is Dustfinger's little horned marten that he carries around on his shoulder, and I feel that the costume won't be complete without my own Gwin. But seriously - have you ever TRIED getting hold of a soft toy MARTEN? I'm telling you, they don't exist for under £20! So, I had a brainwave. I'm getting a soft toy FERRET. Because for some reason, cuddly ferrets are much more popular than cuddly martens. THEN, I'm going to make little horns out of clay, attatch them to an elastic band, then wrap the band around my ferret-marten's head. Horned Ferret-Marten complete!

In other news, I've just bid on the most amazing coat on eBay. It's almost perfect. I'm going to hang it outside and hope it fades a bit, but... Sunlight? In February? We shall see...

First Scars Trial (Posted 6th February 2013)

Oka-y, I thought I'd have a go at creating Dustfinger's trademark scarring. It was nothing short of disastrous.

I first tried the eyelash glue method. I spread a thin layer of glue over the area I needed, waited for it to become tacky, then used my finger to push the glue into a scar shape. Result = either my glue is too cheap, or I'm doing something wrong, but my 'scars' just flaked away and my face went all blotchy.

Then I tried the tissue paper method. NEVER TRY THIS. EVER. I put a thin strip of lash glue on my face, then covered it with a small roll of thin tissue. Then I covered the tissue in foundation once it dried. Result = I looked like I had tissue stuck to my face. No more, no less.

THEN, I tried the tissue paper/Vaseline method. Only, I have no Vaseline, so I used hair wax. That was probably the issue there. Anyway, it didn't work.

SO, I'm planning on buying either Scar Wax or liquid latex to use for the scarring. Since it's so close to the eye, I'm a bit nervous of messing with it too much and I think specialist products may be the way forward. They sell both on amazon for under £5 so all should be okay:)