Tuesday, January 6, 2009


The werewolf costume has been published in the new Best of Instructables book!


Many many thanks to Instructables.com for all of the love and attention this has brought.

The werewolf costume has now been retired due to wear and tear and the fact that it's a very hot and exhausting costume to wear. I am working on resurrecting my old demon costume right now which will make it's re-appearance at San Diego comic con 2009.

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

New werewolf head!

Well with the costume season over, I had to have my fix of werewolf art. So I decided to make a wall mounted werewolf head. I used a taxiidermy form for the base and modified to into what you see here! The yellow part is the pre bought form, and the grey/pink is sculpey clay. I also painted a set of blank glass eyes for this project.

Check it out! Click the photo to go to my flickr account for more.

taxidermy werewolf head

glass eyes painted
taxidermy 1
taxidermy 8
taxidermy 5
taxidermy 4

It's not finished yet but I will post more photos as it progresses. :D

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Costume updates!


The costume won two online halloween contests...one over at Deviantart ( I dont know the link to the winners list, sorry! But it's awesome to have won!) and one at the awesome INSTRUCTABLES site. I won the grand prize! Check it out:
over here... I get to go to the Maker Faire in San Mateo! I really almost feel out of my chair when i saw I had won. Wow. I'm really looking forward to meeting the Instructables/Make mag peeps in the near future. I'll be bringing the costume to the Faire, of course ;)

Seriously happy. I may make a demon head that is interchangable with the wolf head...same body, different heads. I just really want to make more stuff!
Have some photos! We had a halloween party!All photos taken by Matt:

Our bloody murder room!
bloody room

Captain Spaulding and werewolf in the kitchen...
kitchen wolf

Having a deep conversation with Princess Leia. I can't really drink beer while wolfed up :(
leia wolf

Serene Jesus turns the other cheek when attacked by stair-wolves.
poor jesus

Friday, November 2, 2007

Latest news!

Well guys i got some solid attention this last week with this costume. I was linked on boing boing:

Because someone submitted my Instructable that i posted:

That Instructable has over 21,000 hits! Pretty awesome. I'm amazed at how well recieved it has been by both online people and people i see out in public. I have gotten such positive smiling reactions from just about everyone that sees it...and that makes me smile. What a great halloween!

I was also interviewed for Chicago Public Radio. The interview was played in three states and set to go national on NPR but I'm not sure if it did NPR or not. Here's the link to that interview:

Besides that i have been giving the wolf a run for his money...wore it to a party, a costume contest ( i lost to a guy in a store bought mask), handing out candy to kids on halloween and even did the Zoo Boo at the Brookfield! I made alot of kids cry and smile this past week and it's been alot of fun. This weekend the wolf has one last run for the year to my Halloween party ( squeezing as much halloween out as possible, as it falls in the middle of the week) and then a local convention called Reactor if i am still alive enough to make it. Werewolfing is pretty tiring! After that I'll probably wear it to a few comventions like San Diego Comic-Con.

So a huge thank you to the people that have followed the progress of this suit and offered encouragement or just stopped by to check things out. Knowing other people care about this makes me all the more excited to do bigger and better costumes. The werewolf suit still needs just a few little tweaks and i know I'll have more photos to post from events this past week. So please check back...I'm not done yet!

Now the question is...what to do for NEXT year?

Friday, October 19, 2007

new photos!

Jason Chalker manlyart.com took videos and pictures last night! YAYYYYY thank you!!

CLICK THE PHOTO to see the whole picture!

side 2
rough paw
bear shadow


there is also VIDEOOOOOOOOOO click here to go to YouTube!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

wolf is DONE!

I broke my promise and worked on it some more...finished just in time for the Revolution Tattoo art opening. The cool thing is that my boyfriends family and two close friends got to see it the very first time it all came together, as they had come over to hang out.... so that was awesome. I got a great reaction from them, but the true test was to see what total strangers thought.

So i got my pal Sarah to escort me to Revolution. It's close enough to walk but, wolf suit alone in a city might not be very smart. Jason ( Manlyart) also came by to check things out!

I drove:

Is there a problem , officer?

ok ok, i didnt actually drive. I had to ride in the passengers seat and could barley fit my fat wolf ass in it.

So we drove down, my arm hanging out the window. Crossing the street some guy passing in his car "HEY WOLF!" and there were alot of stares. It was great.

Outside the gallery.

Getting photos of this is really frustrating. The flash just messes everything up and you can't see much. The fur relflects to much light and the teeth look ivory white and flat. It looks so much cooler in real life!

See, you can barely tell where my arm is in front and the tail just looks blobby. Daaaaaamn.

The gallery was great, the people there dug the costume. When i first walked up, people reacted with the best thing a costumer can hear: "WOAH!!" Sweet relief, people dig it. I had just finished it hours before the event and was a little anxious to see if it all worked well.

I got poked in the breasts alot, people not realizing i have boobs behind the big foam chest, LOL. I thought it was funny. Alot of people asked about how it was made and wanted to touch it or get photos with it. A few people got really close to my face and stared at the mouth and eyes..haha! I had a good time and was so happy it was well recieved!

So i celebrated with some Guitar Hero. Isnt there a band called Guitar Wolf?

guitar wolf

Sorry, i really couldnt resist.

So this test run helped me figure out what needs to be fixed and how long i can last in it. Which is not long. It's deadly hot in that thing. I did cool down quickly when a breeze came by since my suit is made up of many pieces and the seams let in some air, but this will require some kind of cooling system. A neck cooler or a vest or something. Pretty hot! I'd also like to add some grey fur to parts, as several people have suggested. A stripe down the head,back, some on the back of the arms, chest and maybe legs. It will break up the shapes a little and not be so blotch solid black. So back to National Fiber Technology for me!
Besides that, sewing up some seams, loosening the head elastics and maybe a new tail. Over all im really happy with it and REALLY relieved it's more or less completed. I feel like i have my life back, haha!

I'm going to get Jason to take a few decent photos of the costume this week, so more soon!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

werewolf art!

People are awesome. I have been given some really sweet gifts lately...art of my werewolf costume!

First from Emmy! Clicky to see her other stunning artwork But here's what she made for me!
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Then one from the always loved Neogeen This girl does some awesome monster designs... But here's the quicky sketch she hit me with over on livejournal, best comment ever:
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And here's one from a blogger watcher, Max! Some sweet looking photoshop. What a nice suprise to find in my comments!
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Thank you! It's awesome people are watching and it really makes my day to receive such kind things :D HAPPY HALLOWEEN (almost)