costume

Anatomy of Rafiki’s costume from Disney’s The Lion King Musical

Disney theatrical has a fun video out that takes advantage of some of YouTube’s tagging features to create an in-depth portfolio look at the features of Rafiki’s costume from Disney’s The Lion King Musical. The character design was created by Julie Taymor as part of… Read More »Anatomy of Rafiki’s costume from Disney’s The Lion King Musical

Home made Groot costume for under $100

10527323_10153025055076124_780402979283816721_nI’ve already seen some amazing cosplay characters from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In fact, two local cosplay artists were hired by Disney to be Gamora and Starlord at the recent “Unlead the Villains” event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Those were pretty cool, but this home made Groot costume is simply fantastic.

Calen Hoffman does make some pretty amazing custom cosplay props at Propcustomz, but his tutorial to make Groot is quite detailed and uses materials you can find just about anywhere there’s a hobby store and home improvement store. Those feeling courageous can probably do this themselves at home.

In order to create the rough tree-like look of the costume, Hoffman used tissue paper in a paper-mache glue and water mixture to add a bark like texture over foam pipe insulation attached to a body suit. Moss, he got from a hobby store’s train aisle, adds that great detail.

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Going DisneyBound at the Parks

DisneyBound started off as this awesome tumblr where Leslie Kay assembled outfits designed to give the appearance or traits of a Disney character, without going the full 9-yards that Cosplay usually requires. In theory, you could wear any of the outfits Kay assembled out in… Read More »Going DisneyBound at the Parks

Chewbacca Jacket and Messenger Bag

Feeling a little cold this winter but want to keep your geek street cred, how about this Ecko Star Wars Furry Choco Covered Chewie Reversable Mens Jacket. It’s the latest in Star Wars fashion. Mark Ecko actually has a nice line of Star Wars jackets.… Read More »Chewbacca Jacket and Messenger Bag

Disney Cruise Line Sets Halloween Entertainment for Late October

It’s going to bee a not-so-scary time aboard the Disney Cruise Line this Halloween. The four ships will treat guests sailing during late October to a spook-tacular good time with special activities and holiday themed events. Guests of all ages will enjoy the special decorations,… Read More »Disney Cruise Line Sets Halloween Entertainment for Late October

First Photo of Angelina Jolie as Maleficent as Production Begins on Film

Disney released the following photo of Angelina Jolie as the evil fairy Maleficent in “Maleficent” – the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain. The Walt Disney Studios also announced today that production began Wednesday, June 13th. Directed by two-time Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg… Read More »First Photo of Angelina Jolie as Maleficent as Production Begins on Film

The Tempest – When Costume Art meets Magic, Oscar is the Result

Academy Award winning film The Tempest is coming out on Blu-Ray DVD today. Experience The Tempest like never before through the art and costume design from the film. Nominated for an Academy Award in Costume Design, designer Sandy Powell created masterpieces worn by Helen Mirren,… Read More »The Tempest – When Costume Art meets Magic, Oscar is the Result