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TygerMin
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2016, 10:37:03 pm »

I agree completely on the can.  Really wishing I bought a minivan instead of a sedan :D  Later down the road, I will probably remake the head to correct several mistakes I made.  At that time, I plan on doing a larger and better trash can.  While I am taking him to Free Comic Book Day, the trip to Dallas took its toll on the trash can.  Not sure how many more outings it will take before needing to be replaced. 

I did attempt to do a Mickey Mouse for easier transport, but it wont be ready in time:



Still a lot of mistakes, but I am making progress on these things!  Going to finish that up for the end of May, than finish up the walk around dragon.  I have Roger Rabbit, Darkwing Duck, and a few originals I am going to attempt before trying Big Bird.  The draping I did on that dragon has sparked a renewed confidence and fire.  I just want to build! 
TygerMin
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2016, 05:44:31 pm »

Photos of the day Smiley








Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2016, 05:38:15 am »

Looks like everyone was having a good time!
pagestep007
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2016, 01:44:36 pm »

Yeah. Looks like it was fun.
davidnagel
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2016, 06:45:08 am »

Make a can out of foam?
TygerMin
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2016, 09:41:12 am »

That might be a good idea.  I am going to play around with thin foam, fleece, and hula hoops for the egg on a walk-around puppet.  If that is successful, I may try the trashcan as well, would make storage and moving much easier!  And probably look better than the painted one Smiley
TygerMin
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2016, 11:05:10 am »

Oscar was a success at the larger Space City Comic Con in Houston.  I posed for about 300 photos, and learned that crossing your arms uses muscles not normally used, ouch!  Here is a video snippet of what it was like walking the con floor...very slowly :D

https://www.facebook.com/mary.youngs.7/videos/10206622830833385/

Definitely going to be doing more, so working on creating a FaceBook page.  Going with the name Cosplay Sesame Smiley
TygerMin
« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2016, 11:24:05 am »

Being interviewed by Gigi Edgely, though now I have to give my wife a lesson in how to turn the phone sideways when filming a video!

https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.youngs.5/videos/10209016087857213
TygerMin
« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2016, 01:42:20 pm »

I have changed the name for this post to cover all my projects.  I am using the name Cosplay Sesame because my focus is mascot versions of puppet like characters with the hope of eventually making full body walk around puppets.  I have a lot of goals I am working on with this project, and each one helps to increase my skills and improve the next project.  My current wish list:



Sadly, it is growing faster than I can build :D

I am currently working on the Dino is egg shell puppet, though he is on the back burner.  Going to start Big Bird to test out the body concept Shawn suggested.  Bought the flexible pipe and connectors, and will be trying to get the general shape done tonight.  Once that is done, I will use the same concept for the egg, though the egg wont be collapsible like I am trying to do with Big Bird.  The thing I am not happy on with Big Bird is that I can't attempt a working puppet.  My time as Oscar at the con had me realize that holding my arm up would be a bad idea, unless I could take 30-45 minute breaks every 15-20 minutes.  And than you miss out on the con.  So my current thought will be to hold the head up with a broom handle or pvc pipe attached to a helmet I will be wearing.  Toying with the thought of seeing if I could create a mechanism using bike brake cable that runs through the helmets chin strap, maybe I could move his mouth when I open mine?

*edit:  A little advertising.  I am up on on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/cosplaysesame  and Twitter https://twitter.com/cosplaysesame
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2016, 01:45:07 pm »

Sounds like a pretty good plan for a cos play Big Bird.  I agree that keeping your hand over your head for more then 15-20 minutes would just not work out.  When I used to perform body characters that was my limit even if I wasn't holding my hand over my head. Smiley  Of course I was working outside and the heat was more of a concern for me.  You can only sweat so much before you have to replenish the water tank. Wink
TygerMin
« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2016, 06:55:36 pm »

I got to know sweat very well LOL.  Fortunately for me, only my head and hands were covered with Oscar and Mickey.  In fact, I felt sorry for the people that insisted on hugging me or putting their arms around me, because I know how bad my shirt was.  On the flipside, as hot as it was, the reactions were just priceless!
TygerMin
« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2016, 11:33:04 am »

Big bird keeps being put on the back burner, really struggling with that one.  Probably less on building, and more on performing.  That being said, Doctor Oscar took home 1st in the Casual Costume category at GeekFest!  



That version is being retired, going to remake it with a bigger trash can and a fan in the head!  But before than, going to work on another character.  Darth Cookie.  His outfit will be a mix-up with parts from Vader, Maul, Anakin, and Dooku.  Black and Dark Blue.  He will have a double bandoleer with cookies to hand out, since the Dark Side has cookies :D  I do have a question on the head.  Here is my previous attempt versus what he looks like:




hmmm...was going to keep the mouth opening smaller like Oscar's, but an open mouth seems to be more in character.  Anyway, I used an enlarged Roly pattern from Project Puppet.  Any thoughts on how to create a flatter head to better fit cookie?  Would it be as simple as cutting down the foam skull and trimming excess fabric?
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Snail
« Reply #42 on: August 15, 2016, 12:07:07 pm »

Congratulations on the award! You want the mouth plate the head foam to match up so it seems to me that taking a larger diamond dart in the top of the foam and fabric might lower the dome and make the mouth seem bigger.  You could put some pins in to see if that looks more like you want before you cut or sew. Cookie has a mouth that is very free to open easily and widely, his fabric seems looser to achieve that, especially around the corners of the mouth. Can you trim some off the mouth palates to get more room?  Good luck.
TygerMin
« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2017, 09:16:09 am »

A year later, took Darth Cookie out to Free Comic Book Day.  He was a hit.  Don't have the pics, but had several kids scream "Cookie!" and come running for a hug Smiley  Not real happy about the head, but it worked and people loved that the eyes googled when I moved.  Pin the pupils on, such a simple tactic.  Probably going to enter Cookie into the costume contest in August to defend my title :D






Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2017, 05:45:09 am »

Looks good!
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