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Recent Progress Journals

So close but no cigar


So bought the Spirit Halloween Proton pack from a friend who no longer is wanting to use it, bought the cyclotron and powercell replacement lenses from BenOfKentProps as well as other stuff for the batteries. Hooked up the wiring ready to put into the Proton Pack once the Frankengeek Cyclotron/Powercell and sound upgrade kit comes through the post once that is bought. Still need to grab a few things more - Spengler Neutrina Wand from GB Afterlife, MDF motherboard (which I will have to import from USA unless I can still reuse the cardboard motherboard), drill bits w/drill, glue gun w/glue sticks, Upgrade parts & stickers (again from BenOfKentProps) and that should be it. I hope that I don't have to solder the wires to the new button for the songs that I have chosen for the proton pack.

So it begins....


I've got all the fabric! Just waiting for the right moment to make everything!

Baldric Belt Progress 1


Taking a break from the wig to start the actual costume. I ordered a screen-accurate metal belt buckle from Ebay, and when it arrived today I decided to mix some black and silver acrylic paints to get a 'dirty' silver look, to make it more screen-accurate. Once the fabric arrives, I can start making the actual belt as well as the holster for his sword.

Wig Progress 3


Today I separated the dreadlocks into ones I wanted to paint dark brown, ones I wanted to leave as they were (Jack has a few random pieces lighter than the rest of his hair), and ones I wanted to keep vaguely the same but to darken slightly. I painted all of the ones I wanted to paint a dark brown so that they would be consistent, although I kept all the pieces that were the same colour as the base wig so that they would blend well and I'd have some natural highlights. I also created the three front pieces he has, using a number of beads and trinkets, and some wefts from some black hair I planned to use for the dreads but didn't need. Getting the small; disk onto that small part was haaard... Tomorrow, I'm going to paint the remaining dreads, then neaten everything up ready to start attaching it to the base wig. I can't wait to see how this all looks when put together!


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Lady Sif from Avengers/Marvel


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