The Art of Darkness

“Mourning Monument” Costume

December 15th, 2008 by Cobwebs

Angel CostumeRemember what I said about SF/F convention masquerade costumes being elaborate? This is Exhibit A.

This costume was worn at a recent DragonCon and was inspired by the Doctor Who episode Blink, the plot of which involved statues that moved when you weren’t looking at them. Astonishingly, it’s mostly painted cloth.

Over at the Replica Prop Forum, member penwiper has posted detailed instructions with lots of pictures explaining how she made this clever costume. I’m particularly impressed with her solution for making her exposed skin look like stone.

If you’re feeling ambitious, something like this would certainly make an impressive Halloween costume. (And if you’re like me, you’d have to start right now in order to finish by Halloween.) You could also do a somewhat simpler version by using a hooded cloak and dressing as a pleurant.

What’s spookier than cemetery statuary? Cemetery statuary that moves when you aren’t watching, boogedy-boogedy.

(via The Anticraft)

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