Coolest Homemade Davy Jones Costume from Pirates of Caribbean 2
by Teddy A.
(Brazil - Iguassu Falls)
Homemade Davy Jones Costume from Pirates of Caribbean
Hello my homemade costume friends; (sorry if I make some English mistake) my name is Teddy, I live in Brazil, in a city call Iguaçu Falls. For last year I decide to make my own Davy Jones costume from Pirates of Caribbean. In our town we have this costume party every year that has a costume contest which I won in 2009 with this Homemade Davy Jones Costume from Pirates of Caribbean.
I started watching some pictures of the movie, drawings, pictures by side and back of the character, watching some other Davy Jones costumes on Youtube. I´ve seen great talented guys making latex masks and other expensive stuff, them I decided to make mine as cheap as possible, using recyclables and some other cheap materials.
I used cardboard for the inside and paper mache for the outside for the Davy´s crab Claw, and crab Leg and Paper Mache for the Mask. For the Tentacles I used foam underneath and cirugic gloves cutted finger by finger and put together with a hot glue gun. The details of the bottom of the sea are made with paper mache and real sea shells. The other details you can see better on my Youtube video:
Thank you, any questions just post below and I'll answer!
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My dad and Aunt were Mr. Von Trap and the Barronness, and they just wore there own clothes. My dad wore a suit and tie and sleeked back his hair and my Aunt wore a coat, scarf and a furry hat.
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