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|Cost :||£76 (£45 of which was the wig).|
|Awards :||Might do quite well in a Drag King contest. XD|
|Time Taken :||Two days|
|Since this proving a more surprising popular choice than I thought (colour me confused!) I have decided to post this here. |
This is planned for Starfury:Cylon Attack and possibly for Oct Expo. This is part of a planned CSI/NCIS group.
This is going to be more of a FX make-up based cosplay than my others. I did six months of training with the BBC FX dept back when it still exsisted. I did very well on the aging make-up. This will be more subtle than any aging make-up I've done before. I'll also be doing another wig styling for this as well as adding some sideburns (oooooo manly!).
The clothes I do already own except the jacket. I will be getting better shades for it so I can do all the iconic posing for him.
I will be getting blue contacts for Abel which I can use for Horatio.
My brother is a fully trained bodyguard. He has a shield badge that is exactly like the US cop shield badges so he'll be loaning it to me on the understanding that it stays attached to me to entire time I wear the cosplay.
For the group I'll be making all the ID badges so I'll have one for 'H'.
Currantly working some cool one liners *sniggers*
*Starfury Cylon Attack*
Costume completed. I do need to replace the gun holster before I wear it again as the one I had kept twisting.
I re-wore this at Minamicon 16 (the name of the con works for him as well Lol) so I could get some decent photos. The shoot with Silver came out so much better than I expected. Thank you hun ;)
|ID Badge of Justice||Low||Complete|
|Cut and style wig||Low||Complete|
|Get blue contact lenses||Low||Complete|
|Sort out face fuzz (sideburns and eyebrows. Manly!!!)||Low||Complete|
|Buy liquid latex for FX aging make-up||Low||Complete|
|Sort out footwear||Low||Complete|
|Find my brother's Bodyguard sheild badge||Low||Complete|
|Build Gun Holster||Low||Complete|
|Sort out shirt||Low||Complete|
|Buy Black Jacket to match my suit trousers||Low||Complete|
|Buy Shades of Justice||Low||Complete|
|Order Crime Scene Tape :D (for Minamicon 16)||Low||Complete|
Caruso approval :D :D :D (Posted 18th November 2010)
A while back when I posted the Horatio photo shoot by Silver on facebook I linked it to David Caruso's profile (I was a friend of his at the time). He really liked the photo/costume.
So made up with that.
I have since had to quickly screen grab the page as he's now had to delete his fb account due to some idiot fan messing about.
Minamicon 16 (Posted 21st April 2010)
Mainly did this for a photoshoot with Silver and boy! what a photoshoot.
It turned out to be so awesome and fun. The setting worked really well and we were blessed with great weather. Did a better make-up job than I did at Cylon Attack.
Although by the evening I was all punned out!! XD XD
Costume completed. (Posted 30th November 2009)
Just come back from the con and had an absolute blast being Horatio. It was one of my most comfy costumes ever (except the wig) and it had POCKETS!!!! woot!.
The only downsides where that we lost a memeber of the group so there were only three of us in the end. Still made for fab pics.
Also, my liquid latex had set. Even though it was fine when I check it a few days before the event it had somehow set (quite possibly that its had gotten too cold in the car). So I couldn't do the full FX aging make-up I was going to do. I had to go back to basics and do some aging make-up with lines and shadfow work. Next time I wear him i'll do the full FX make-up.
Horatio and the group went down well. I even got pics taken by people who hated the character lol!
Wig complete!!! (and what a task it was too) (Posted 26th November 2009)
Went into town again since my option to get one delievered turned out to be a bit of a nightmare due to a bit of confusion with me bank.
Managaed to find a wig that was a great colour match and was a skin top so I could style the parting how I choose. The major downsie is that it was too my shoulders. None of the wig places in Manchester had anything shorter. Due to the length and quality and that it had a skin top it ended up being more than I budgeted for. At least as its a high quality wig it should make styling okay.
So as you can imagine I have every intention of wearing this costume more than once.
After procastinating for a while (didn't want to harm pretty wig). I managed to finally cut it and styke it. Took over an hour to do. I had forgotten how much hard work it takes to layer hair. I used my default styling spray TresEmme Extra Hold Salon finish (that I used on Abel).
I just hope that I don't look like a dork when its finally on me.
Wig shopping = chaos!! (Posted 7th November 2009)
Attempted to get a wig today. I went to my usual shopping street in Manchester (Oldham Road, where there is everything a cosplayer needs). Went into the wig places that where there. Now this is where I got my Raphael/Tidus wig from with no problems. But today was a complete disaster.
Trying to explain red/ginger hair to them was torture. It dosen't help that pretty much all shop peeeps hardly spoke a words of english. Nearly all kept showing me blond ones. Then they kept tryng sell me ones that were waaayyyyy too long (I want a chin/shoulder one that I'll then be cutting/styling like I did with Raphael). Although great quality wigs. They were way beyond my budget at $45. After going into four shops I gave up.
I think next time I'll go in with a picture. *head desk*
This is not the shirt you're looking for,,, (Posted 13th October 2009)
Well, house move come and gone. No sign of my blue shirt so I'll have to change the outfit plan (My ex appears to of shirt-napped it).
Luckerly, my brother has a shirt that matches one of the black striped shirts he wears in Season 6.
Delayed til Nov (Posted 9th September 2009)
Due to an unplanned house move and a really complex costume build for Expo this has now been definatly put back til Starfury:Cylon Attack in November. I couldn't spare the fund to get the wig so unfortunatly he won't be done in time to join the NCIS group for Oct expo. Sorry Rach XX
The Sheild badge (Posted 28th June 2009)
The cop sheild and belt clip is cming soon. Its my brother's actual body guard one. A friend of mine has it and hopefully we'll have it soon for pics.
However, just had heart attack when my brother told me how much its actually worth. Its worth £150. Which means once its on me it stays on me the entire time I'm wearing the outfit. Its because it is an actual body guard badge and the belt clip is US police issue.
I have sunglasses!!! (Posted 21st June 2009)
Thanks to my brother we've found the perfect sunglasses. He uses a site for his Depp glasses and found some Horatio ones. We weren't sure how close they would be. But they were quite chepa so we thought we would get them anyway. They arrived and are fab!
I'm feeling all the one liners and cop posing go though me as I wear them. lol!
Beginning the epic Cop of justice outfit (Posted 3rd June 2009)
While I do more complex costumes (Safer Sephiroth) I did start Horatio in between bits drying. I've started his ID badge. Using a rather old Paint Shop Pro (can't afford photo bucket and PSP is just as good) I've got the layout done. Now just tyding it up ready for printing and then putting into the badge holder.
This seems too easy in comparison to my other cosplays (Seph and Abel). Of course, this is before I do all the make-up and hair.