March 2016

AdaFruit: Immortan Joe, Jr. Costume

Magneto Helmet / X-Men:Days of Future Past

Magneto’s Helmet: Helmet build: Beverly Photography: Brett Materials: Eva foam, bondo, Plasti-Dip, Apoxie Sculpt Hours: Too many! Fun Fact: This was Beverly’s very first helmet build for the very first convention that the family dressed up for!    HOW THIS WAS… Continue Reading →

Imperator Furiosa / Mad Max: Fury Road

Furiosa is such a kick ass female figure. We watched the movie when it came out and were so blown away by, well, EVERYTHING. Costume Stats: Time to complete: Approximately 3 weeks Materials: EVA Foam, worbla, pleather, fabric, lots of brads,… Continue Reading →

Making Furiosa’s Shirt

WITNESS!!! At first, I thought making Furiosa’s shirt was going to be REALLY EASY. That was my first mistake.. followed by many more mistakes. I am not a skilled seamstress (still working on it though!). I tried to make the… Continue Reading →

Tutorial: Adding Zippers to EVA Foam

If you’ve worked with EVA foam before and are looking for a new way to enclose the foam piece around a body part, this zipper method may be for you. For Briareos’ lower leg armor, I wanted to maintain an… Continue Reading →

Wizard World Portland 2016

The Downens love their local conventions, and Wizard World is no exception. It’s always a great chance to hang out with friends and be nerdy together for a weekend.

Briareos / Appleseed

Briareos Hecatonchires is a character from Masamune Shirow’s Appleseed manga and he is AWESOME. Go watch the movie, or find one of the mangas and enjoy! One night in upstate New York in 2004, my brother said “hey, you HAVE to… Continue Reading →

Lady Sif / Thor the Dark World

Lady Sif was the second costume that I’ve ever made for myself. I had no idea what a major undertaking she would be. I made many mistakes but thankfully learned from them. Her armor is so beautiful and fitting of… Continue Reading →

AdaFruit: Rosie the Riveter Costume Can Do It

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