I was invited to ‘tryout’ for a haunted maze. I started off making a list of cool things I had around the house. I wanted to have a “second head” mounted above mine for a tall stature so with that, I drew the costume on paper using some of these items from the list. I pulled out all the stuff I had listed and began assembling it. One idea lead to another and whalla, a Homemade Cyborg Costume was born.
The base of the costume is a tree trimming safety harness. I had a metal utility box that I screwed to it to make a solid foundation for the conduit up the middle to mount the second head to. It’s a plastic bowl with a welding helmet screwed to it. Flag pole brackets screwed to the sides of the box hold the Kamas (knife weapons). I used some lightweight vacuum hose for the tubing and wear tall rubber boots and knee pads.
The only things I didn’t have were the grassy bunches, the corn stock things and the netting stuff. I borrowed the grass and corn stuff and bought the netting.
I have $6.00 in this costume. It takes about 10 minutes to put it on and weighs about 40 pounds but it freaks people out in the haunted maze.
Behold the cyborg bride. Although I was asked repeatedly what movie this was from, no such source exists. I thought bridal beauty and robotic force would be a visually stimulating combination, that's all. And it very well expresses the way I feel about marriage!
Now, this particular Homemade Cyborg Bride Costume consists of a very traditional and beautiful wedding dress, purchased second hand at a thrift store. It is fully equipped with a veil, and accented with flowers. Not shown in the picture but nonetheless present, is a garter, white lace socks, and silver shoes. The face piece is hand crafted by me out of a silver masquerade mask, a faucet washer directly in front of the eye - for visibility, black rubber accents, and silicone.
The weapon arm is hand made using aluminum tubing, a garlic press, metal pipes, plastic tubing with gel blood, and a variety of random metal and plastic accents. Hair is curled using a curling iron and placed in an updo. The prosthetic is secured with medical adhesive, colored, and accented with both thick and thin blood.
The rest of the face is done in bridal style make-up, including false eyelashes, eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, and lipstick.