Hi CHMC crew! What a fab site ? My friends and I were invited to a masquerade themed costume party, so we thought why not dress up as the underworld's most feared masked ninjas from Mortal Kombat 2? So we decided to go all out and relive our childhood memories playing this classic arcade video game. We ended up turning a fairly tame and boring themed party into an awesome event to be remembered for years to come!
We must admit we were stunned by the previous submissions to this site and were very much inspired and impressed by Julio N's submission to this site. We basically used their Homemade Mortal Kombat 2 Costumes as a template and worked around it with what we already had.
Things that had to be bought were: *Cotton/spandex balaclava $15 * Sheets of coloured foam $10 * Foam Glue $5 (safe non toxic, durable) *Double sided tape for cloth material *Black elastic $5 * Coloured/white contact lens (varied depending on rebate)
Things we already had: *Old black car seat cover (was the most innovative idea we could come up with) * Black shoes *Black thermal pants from ski trips *Cardboard *Box cutter knife *Metal ruler *wooden chopping block *LED flashing belt from previous costumes *Weight lifting gloves
Other: *Transforming our nerdy arms into big guns by going to the gym!
Initially Scorpion and Sub-Zero were our only costumes, then our mate decided to join the party and make a Reptile costume. The more the merrier! However he actually did a lot of his own work himself and based his suit on sports skins wear and black foam instead of the car seat cover.
Scorpion and Sub-Zero suits were based on a set of old car seat covers found lying around the house. They were perfect due to their inbuilt foam, mesh material, which was very comfortable. It was also very stretchable but tight fitting and designed for a ?body? inside it. We did some rough sketches and tailored it over our bodies and cut accordingly to look ninja styled.
Coloured foam was designed and cut with the metal ruler and box cutters to achieve sharpest and professional edges. Pieces were double sided taped directly onto the balaclavas to be lightweight and to achieve best breathability (no toxic smells and could breath straight through materials and holes. Also double sided tape is durable but can be peeled off with ease and personalised at a later date. The Scorpion mouth design was based on a ?grill? look. Foam pieces for suits were foam glued directly onto suits and compressed with phone books overnight. Suits lay over the body and held down with a belt.
Another note, our designs were based on a shirtless look to expose our chest and arms. This goes well if you have been going to the gym or are martial artists yourselves. I believe to really complete your look you need to be in character and act like soul-stealing ninjas! Random quotes like ?I?m going to steal your soul? is always a good response to comments about your contact lens'. We also made forearm guards cheaply by stapling elastic bands to cardboard and gluing black and yellow foam on top.
I must say the suits turned out awesome and we were very proud of them. To draw more attention to ourselves we did the usual contact lens insertion (I feel a must for any surreal MK costume), some flashing LED light belt buckles with classic MK quotes and matching coloured glow sticks to finish off the night! Hope you enjoyed looking at our costumes just as much as we did making and wearing them.
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