Thursday, August 13, 2009

Praying mantis + alien = terror!

I want to take a break in my costume showing-off to show you a completely different sort of costume. My brother was commissioned by the band Wookie Foot to create a pair of costumes to wear out in the crowd before their performance at the 10,000 Lakes Festival a few weeks ago. This is what he and a friend came up with:

praying mantis/alien costume

They're wearing painters stilts at the highest setting and made the frames for the legs and arms out of PVC conduit that they bent into the correct shapes. The frames are covered with stretchy swimsuit fabric.

This costume is tall:

praying mantis/alien costume

Has a sweet tail and horns:

praying mantis/alien costume

And completely terrifies people:

praying mantis/alien costume
*dramatization*

I'm really proud of the creativity and work David put into this costume. They managed to make two identical costumes in one week and had to spend most of that time making it up as they went. I think they turned out wonderfully and Wookie Foot has already mentioned something about new costumes for the next festival. All in a day's work for a talented artist.

praying mantis/alien costume