I decided one day to make a Skeletor from He Man costume. He is one of the coolest villains to rule the television. I only make my costumes from scratch.
So I started with a picture of him, and went to work. I bought fabric, foam, and various household/store items and began working. I spent 2 months hand sewing, gluing, cutting, taping, painting, and testing bits of this costume. This was completely done from scratch, only buying the blue full body spandex under suit.
I just used a creative mind, and by looking at pictures, figure out the best way to copy it. I am very precise, and go all the way down to the finger nails! Long Live Skeletor!
I won first prize at a Costume Contest at a nightclub, as well as 3rd prize the second night at a huge outdoor party!