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Jason Vorhees, Kotobukia version by AbbyDark-Star
Jason Vorhees, Kotobukia version
Photography by: Françous
Costume made by: Me and Zen (www.facebook.com/KeAbtium)


The costume originally came to be due to an invite from my good friend 
JoJo PandaFace. The original core group would be Jojo as Chuckie, me as Jason and Jessica Nigri Fan Page as Freddy. 

I am not traditionally a horror fan. I had a fairly strict upbringing, so these movies were things I never watched and had a bit of fear about watching them. But doing this character seemed to be a good enough excuse to push past those fears.

At the writing of this build blog, I have now seen the first Friday the 13th and plan to watch the others as soon as I get more time.

The costume wasn't without it's challenges, between time and budget we would have our work cut out for us.

Weapons:

The reference art includes an axe and a machete. Zen and I worked on the weapons together. We needed something con safe, but we also needed something that wouldn't break the bank, so we relied on using Rubies costume weapons which were sub par at best. But with a little sanding and some very creative painting, we were able to transform them.

The iconic hockey mask:

I needed something smaller, and while we hope to get a head cast for me in the not too distant future and hopefully we will sculpt out a custom mask for me. So in our searches, we determined that the mask that came with the DVD collection would make for an ideal mask for the side of my head. AND it would let me watch the first 8 films at least at my leisure.

The clothing:

These are all found items from vintage stores mostly. The top is an American Apparel top that we had to custom dye to match the art better. It was then distressed accordingly.

The pants and boots were both vintage store items, The pants wear altered and distressed to look like the art and the boots, which were originally grey were painted using Angelus paint. Black, and then some dry bushed brown, finally followed up with some fresh blood spatter

The coat was a vintage leather jacket find on Ebay and we are still not certain that we love the color, but it was as close as I could find under the circumstances. It too was distressed accordingly.

The wig was from Arda Wigs and was styled to look more like the reference art.

Blood and wound FX: Aside from the weapon FX, the actual blood/wound FX was done very last minute with very little preparation. We plan to improve on this area by learning some new skills. The trick is using something that will last for a long time, won't overly irritate the skin and will continue looking wet without being overly sticky.

The blood FX on the weapons was experimental and we felt like it worked out pretty well. A couple of friends who had done some FX on weapons prior to this shared their secret of using Tamiya's X-23 clear read which dries glossy. That mixed with some other colors, epoxy, hair and chunks of sponge made for some grizzly FX on the blades of the weapons.

More about the costume and progress photos can be seen here:

www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…
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10th Doctor and Jack Harkness by AbbyDark-Star
10th Doctor and Jack Harkness
I have been a Doctor Who fan since I was a kid and after getting through the 10th Doctor, I decided that in an alternate time line the Doctor should finally be a woman...and a ginger.  Thus was born my take on the 10th Doctor.

The costume itself is custom made from Magnoli Clothiers (www.magnoliclothiers.com)
:iconvisionsofzen:'s Jack is mix of Abbyshot for the coat and a mix of other gathered parts.

The photo was shot by Benn Robbins  (www.facebook.com/RobbinsStudio…)
and digitally edited by SGH PhotoArt
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Classic Tomb Raider, Adam Hughes comic version by AbbyDark-Star
Classic Tomb Raider, Adam Hughes comic version
One of the first shots from a shoot I did with Steamkittens as Lara Croft!!

Model: Me
Photographer: steamkittens
Latex Top: Vengeance Designs
Balance of costume made by me and Keith Zen of Keabtium
 

I decided that I wanted to do a Lara Croft Tomb Raider costume, although I wasn't sure if the new version would work best for my body type.  So I had run across a couple of comic covers drawn by AdamHughes 
 and decided that I wanted to do that version.

The top looked to be made out of latex based on the artwork so I went with that.  We made a custom leather gun rig to go along side the double Desert Eagles, a custom leather backpack and found some awesome brown New Rock boots.

Build and additional photos can be seen here:
www.facebook.com/abbydarkstar
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Shanna the She Devil by AbbyDark-Star
Shanna the She Devil
"Shanna The She Devil" from SGH PhotoArt!!

Costume based on Frank Cho's art
Costume made by me and Keabtium
Taken at: Dragon Con 2014
 

When I first saw the Shanna the She Devil comic, I was intrigued.  Being a fan of Frank Cho's art anyway, I decided to pick it up and check it out.  I loved the story about what was basically a female super soldier.  Add in dinosaurs and I was sold.

This costume took a fair amount of planning.  From selecting the type of leather that the bikini would be made from (wanted something that had lots of texture) to the weapons and the wig.  We still plan to shoot many more photos of this costume in the near future.
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The Truth About Bunnies

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 16, 2013, 3:38 PM


The Truth About Bunnies!




The internet is so dang awesome, that it makes our keyboards hurt. Seriously. In 2012 an imaginative costume creator and purveyor of mermaid tails named Laamberry drew some quick whimsical sketches of the Avengers. As Playboy Bunnies. The concept was immediately popular and Laamberry knew that these costumes had to become reality. So in her super secret lair, she developed her team!

Laamberry- as Iron Man Bunny

Lovelace- as Captain American Bunny

Becky Young- as Black Widow Bunny

Meg Turney- as Hawkeye Bunny

Raychul Moore- as Hulk Bunny

JesLyn- as Agent Coulson Bunny

Abby Dark Star- as Thor Bunny

Scruffy Rebel- as Loki Bunny

(not pictured Aleu as Nick Fury)

The group debuted at SDCC 2012 and was immensely popular. And, like bunnies do, they began to populate other conventions! The Avenger Bunny Initiative is very happy that Laamberry's designs and the group were able to inspire other costumers to make similar costumes! We'd love to see your costumes!

As a way of explanation, because even though the internet is awesome, it isn't always wise. This group was put together with fun in mind. Not once did any of the Avenger Bunnies in our group behave indecently or intend to reinforce gender stereotypes. In fact, it was the exact opposite. Our group wanted to show that girls could be creative with an idea, have fun and still embrace themselves and their bodies. We encourage others to do the same.

The Avenger Bunnies is not affiliated with any other group, nor are we employed by any companies for promotion purposes.

We invite you to check out our Facebook Page, give it a like and join us for the rest of our adventures!

Avenger Bunny Initiative: www.facebook.com/AvengerBunnie…

Laamberry: www.facebook.com/pages/Laamber…

Lovelace: www.facebook.com/ILoveLoveLace

Becky: www.facebook.com/RebeccaDenise…

Meg Turney: www.facebook.com/MegTurneyCosp…

Raychul Moore: www.facebook.com/RaychulMoore

JesLyn: www.facebook.com/OhSewGeek

Abby Dark Star: www.facebook.com/abbydarkstar

Scruffy Rebel: www.facebook.com/scruffyrebelc…

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