Coolest Homemade Tony Perkis from Heavyweights Costume
by Michael J.
(Orlando, Florida, USA)
Homemade Tony Perkis from Heavyweights Costume
One of my favorite movies of all time has to be Heavyweights! I watch it quite often and seeing it recently gave me the idea of a homemade Tony Perkis from Heavyweights costume, the new camp director at Camp Hope. If you don't know who he is, or haven't seen the movie, I suggest you Google his name and rent the movie!
To make this costume, you need to buy a wig (try to make it as bushy and curly as possible) and you can get it from Spirit Halloween or Party City ($15). You also need a headband and you should draw his "P" logo on it for "Perkis"; I cut the bottom of one of my white shirts to make this. You also need to get biker shorts or compression shorts ($15), and you can get them pretty much anywhere. You need to wear athletic shoes too.
And finally: the shirt. I Googled "Tony Perkis Heavyweights" and went to images and I found the front image that you see, and then on the back it says Tony's slogan "I'M PERKISIZING." I went to a professional and he ironed the artwork onto a black tank-top for me ($20).
Overall, this homemade Tony Perkis from Heavyweights costume was a hit and brought back a ton of memories for everyone.
After watching the original sci-fi movie Dune this year I decided to try to make this costume this year. I started with a bunch of photos of the web. Then I got togther some materials: 1/4" thick minicell foam, tubes of goop, lots of super glue, 1/4" black flex tubing, black leotard, rubber latex and black acrylic paint. I borrowed a mannequin from a friend who has a clothing boutique and put the leotard on it. Then I started with all the tubing networking. Once all the tubing was secured I went to work cutting and glueing the foam to the leotard.
For the puff pockets I rolled the foam into cylinders and glued onto flat foam. Once all the foam was secure I mixed 3/4 latex and 1/4 black acrylic and painted the suit. The leotard was painted with a aerosol black fabric paint. Then I used an old phone ear piece and tubing to make the nostril/ear piece. I topped it off with blue sclera contact lenses and carried a bag of spice around with me at the party.
I got a lot a nice compliments for this Homemade Dune Stillsuit Costume.
This Mothra Costume is a 12 ft wing span on each side of body, total 24 ft. Painted canvas wings, fake fur material body. Head plastic formed, head mounted to bike helmet, feather antenne. I am a 6'2" man inside body. Wings can move in flying motion. Included are the 2 mothra faries from the Mothra and Godzilla movies.
I have always been a big monster movie fan. The kind of monsters called KAIJU. Japanese monsters with a man inside the suit. Godzilla was my first favorite monster when I was 8 years old. There are many monsters from Japan but, Mothra was the first female monster to be created. She hatched from her egg with the help of the 2 mothra twins (later called fairies). They sang to her to encourage her to transform from a larva catterpillar to the magnificent giant flying moth. Mothra has a special song that the fairies sing to her asking her to protect and save the earth. Mothra has always been a favorite of children.