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04 September 2008 @ 02:43 pm
Beware the Weeping Angels  
Y'all might have noticed that your friendly community moderator has been slacking a bit lately. No updates. No organizing. What the heck was she doing that kept her so busy elsewhere?!

This.



Absolutely MASSIVE amounts of pictures under the cut, sorryCollapse )

This is the 'making-of' post - if you want to read the 'in-costume' post, it's over here on dw_cosplay.
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2012 02:00 am (UTC)
Hi there! This is such a fantastic homemade costume and I was hoping to re-create it, but I'm obviously not as amazing as you so I need a little help!
Did you spray paint the whole dress with a dark grey and then layer with mid and light grey spray paint or did you brush over with mid and paint high and low lights by hand?

How long did the whole process take, or atleast the dress? I may make some smaller wings just so I can go to parties in it and not be afraid of smacking people all night. I hope you can help me, thanks!
penwiper337: Psmithpenwiper337 on October 9th, 2012 01:09 pm (UTC)
Hello! All of the paint was sponged on by hand - it's just ordinary craft acrylics with a bit of fabric glue thrown in for flexibility.

How long it took... well, if I started right now I could probably get it done by Halloween if I did nothing but work, sleep, and work on this costume and stayed up til 3am several times. But it would be a really tight schedule!
Barbara Filgate-CobhamBarbara Filgate-Cobham on October 16th, 2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
I linked this to my daughter's FB last night and she was so excited to try it! Thanks for sharing this. :)
just_a_footnote: pic#112676757just_a_footnote on October 20th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
This is so awesome! I'm currently trying to do it myself and that's when I truly realised how much work it is and how accurate you have to be...(I'm nowhere near your perfectness, but I think I'm doing a halfway decent job :D) Thanks for detailing it, it really helped me, although my costume differs from yours because of my laziness :P =)
Joanne McAlpineBroadcastSunny on October 23rd, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
You are super talented! Very Impressed!
ext_1687367 on March 7th, 2013 05:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tutorial. I'm only making a mask and wig for a masquerade dance, but this was very helpful!
Vincien: Vincienvincien on April 30th, 2013 02:49 am (UTC)
Did you use a pattern for the dress at all? Or just cut out the pieces and (in my case) hope for the best? lol
Rebel Scarlett YellRebel Scarlett Yell on August 10th, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
Can you make the dress for me I'll pay
castinbronzecastinbronze on October 6th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely brilliant work! Contemplating a weeping angel for halloween but not sure i have enough time >.
Warren Zvon on September 13th, 2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
Angel
Best Halloween costume eveh!
Ronja LotteRonja Lotte on October 25th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
WOW!
I love it and wanted to tell you that I linked your costume as a part of my "Best of Halloween costumes"-post here: http://nur-noch.blogspot.de/2014/10/best-of-halloween-costumes.html
Heather McDuffy TristanHeather McDuffy Tristan on September 27th, 2015 08:04 pm (UTC)
Angel Paint?
I LOVE your cosplay costume. It is incredible and the effect is perfect. My daughters, 8 and 4, desperately want to be weeping angels for Halloween so I know I need to get hopping to make this happen for them. Our final product won't be anywhere near as perfect as yours, but I do love the way your painting of the dress came out. Do you by any chance know how much paint you ended up using? I'm hoping to just buy tons of black and white and then mix them to come out with the three shades of gray I will need. What do you think? Do you have any idea how much you went through? Also, I noticed that the head/neck portion of the tights appears to be painted the same way your gloves were - how did you do that? I might be able to get away with painting my kids' arms with acrylic paint, but I think someone at their school will notice if they show up with grey heads and faces ha ha! I know you are super busy, but I'd love any tips you can share. (Their Dad and I are still waffling between Doctor/Amy or Doctor/River for Halloween but those are easier costumes ha ha!).

Thanks,

Heather
penwiper337penwiper337 on September 27th, 2015 11:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Angel Paint?
Oh, cool, you sound awesome for doing this for your daughters! I honestly don't remember how much paint I used, but I do remember that I didn't use as much as I thought I would. And how heavy you make the paint will depend on how good a color you start with for your base fabric and how heavy the coats you need to cover it. I think for a 4 year old and 8 year old you probably would start with those larger size bottles of acrylic craft paint - a couple tubes each of black and white. Thinning it with a little water helps it sponge on a bit better (and stretch farther).

Yeah, I wouldn't recommend painting the necks on your actual kids - I ended up pretty grey! I'd try stretching it over rolled-up towels or cardboard or something and painting it that way.
FelicianoVargas NoelleGilliamFelicianoVargas NoelleGilliam on January 16th, 2016 09:17 am (UTC)
Transportation
This is a great guide to making what you need for the costume, Though i was wondering what's a good way to transport the wing's if your going on a plane?